COO Moves this week include:
|Equity Office||Cohesity||Cedar Fair|
|Climb Credit||Service First Mortgage Company||Micralyne Inc.,|
|SpotHero||Ardelyx, Inc.||Clayton Williams Energy, Inc.|
|American Green, Inc.|
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Equity Office [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Lisa Picard as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Picard joins Equity Office from Skanska Commercial Development US where she managed west coast strategy for commercial development.
Cedar Fair [SANDUSKY, Ohio] (NYSE: FUN) announced the promotion of Richard A. Zimmerman to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Zimmerman has 30 years of experience in the leisure and hospitality industry and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Cedar Fair. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President since 2010, Regional Vice President since 2007 and as Vice President and General Manager of Kings Dominion since 1998. Prior to entering the amusement park industry, Richard served in various roles with Paramount Communications, Inc., including vice president of financial planning and analysis for Paramount’s Madison Square Garden Division.
Lockton [KANSAS CITY] has named Peter Clune to be its next US President and Chief Operating Officer. He will succeed Glenn Spencer who was previously named President and CEO of Lockton, Inc.’s global operations. Clune joined Lockton in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operation. Clune previously worked with Zurich for ten years and started his career as a Producer with a Kansas City insurance agency.
AppNexus [NEW YORK] announced the promotion of Ryan Christensen as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Christensen was previously SVP & GM, Publisher Technology Group. Immediately prior to AppNexus, Christensen served as GM of Ad Product at Zynga.
Recursion Pharmaceuticals [SALT LAKE CITY] announced that John Pereira has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Pereira is former COO of Experticity. Prior to Experticity, Mr. Pereira was Vice President of all Product, Marketing and Operational activities at AncestryDNA, Ancestry.com’s DNA business unit. Mr. Pereira has also served as Senior Manager of Operations Integration at Amazon.com. In addition to these positions, Mr. Pereira serves on the Board of Directors for Athletigen and the Advisory Board of Channel Signal.
Climb Credit [NEW YORK] announced that Angela Ceresnie has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Ceresnie brings several years of experience as co-founder, CFO, and COO of Orchard Platform. Prior to founding Orchard, Ceresnie led risk management teams at Citibank and American Express.
Service First Mortgage Company [RICHARDSON, TX] announced that Joe Miller will join the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining Service First, Miller served in various national executive leadership roles over a 13-year career at Bank of America, including Vendor Operations Executive, Retail Operations Executive, Centralized Retail Operations Executive and Wholesale Operations Executive. Miller’s experience also includes positions with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Fifth Third Bank, Mellon Mortgage Company, BankAmerica Mortgage and Prudential Home Mortgage Company.
SpotHero [CHICAGO] announced that Trish Lukasik has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Lukasik most recently served at the Chief Customer Officer for a division of PepsiCo with a brand portfolio including Gatorade, Tropicana, Naked Juice, IZZE sparkling beverages and Quaker Foods and Snacks. She also worked at industry giants including Procter & Gamble and The Coca-Cola Company.
Ardelyx, Inc. [FREMONT, Calif.] (NASDAQ: ARDX) announced that Reginald Seeto has joined the company in the newly created position of chief operating officer. Prior to joining the company, he spent eight years in roles of increasing responsibility at AstraZeneca and MedImmune, most recently serving as vice president, head of partnering and strategy for AstraZeneca. Earlier, he served as company president of AstraZeneca Thailand and before that, as executive vice president of corporate development and strategy for MedImmune. Prior to joining AstraZeneca/MedImmune, Dr. Seeto held senior marketing roles at Organon Biosciences, and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, Dr. Seeto served as an engagement manager for McKinsey & Company and started his career as a practicing medical doctor and researcher in Australia.
Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. [MIDLAND, Texas] (NYSE: CWEI) announced that Patrick G. Cooke will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. For the past four years, Mr. Cooke has served in various management capacities with Noble Energy, his most recent position being Texas Business Unit Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Cooke served in various capacities with BP America, including as Operations Manager for the Thunder Horse platform in the Gulf of Mexico.