COO Moves this week include:
|WellCare Health Plans, Inc.||Trivest Partners||Propel Marketing|
|Right Networks||Medicenna BioPharma Inc.|
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Gannett Fleming [HARRISBURG, Pa.] announced the appointment of Paul D. Nowicki as president and chief operating officer succeeding Robert M. Scaer. Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Southeast Region director from 2014 through 2016. From 2006 to 2014, Nowicki served as Gannett Fleming’s Northeast Region director. Nowicki’s career with Gannett Fleming began in Detroit as an intern in 1982.
BigRentz [IRVINE, CA] announced the appointment of Scott Cannon as president and chief operating officer. Cannon most recently served as CEO of MNX Global Logistics. Prior to his position as CEO of MNX, he served in financial roles, including finance controller and CFO. Cannon also worked in a number of executive-level roles at Varius Technologies and at LCC International, now part of Nokia. He has served on BigRentz’ advisory board since September 2016.
sbe [LOS ANGELES] announced that Jorge Giannattasio has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Giannattasio is an experienced executive with a 25-year international career. Prior to his current position, he held a variety of leadership roles at Starwood Hotels and Resorts since 2004. Most recently, he served as SVP/Chief of Latin America and Caribbean Operations of Starwood Hotels. Previously, Giannattasio worked at Deloitte for 10 years in audit and assurance in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the U.S. practice. Upon leaving the public accounting arena, he joined Boston Scientific Corporation where he held a variety of finance and accounting positions in their international divisions.
Compass [NEW YORK] announced Maëlle Gavet as chief operating officer. Most recently, Gavet oversaw global operations at The Priceline Group. Prior to The Priceline Group, Gavet was the chief executive officer of Russia’s largest e-commerce site and a principal at The Boston Consulting Group where she served technology, media and telecommunications companies in Europe, India and South Africa.
HireRight [IRVINE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Jurgen Leijdekker as its President and Chief Operating Officer. From 2010-2016, Leijdekker was a Senior Operating Executive at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS). Prior to moving to his general management and private equity roles, Leijdekker worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Leijdekker began his career in 1994 as an Economist on the advisory team to the Governor for the Netherlands Central Bank. He was subsequently seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Advisor to the Executive Director.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. [TAMPA, Fla.] (NYSE: WCG) announced today that it recently named W. Lee Bowers chief operating officer (COO). Bowers has held managed care roles at both WellPoint, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida.
Trivest Partners [MIAMI] announce that Todd Jerles has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Principal. Todd Jerles joined Trivest as a Vice President in 2008 and was previously promoted to Principal in 2011. Todd currently serves on the Board of Directors of Ellery Homestyles and Pelican Water Systems and works closely with National Carwash Solutions. Prior to joining Trivest, Todd was a member of the healthcare investment banking groups of Lehman Brothers and LEERINK Partners in New York.
Propel Marketing [QUINCY, Mass.] is pleased to announce Susan Fazelpoor as Propel Marketing’s Chief Operations Officer. Joining Propel Marketing after being with Connection (formerly PC Connection) for the last 11 years, Susan brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the team. Her executive expertise spans strategic operations, customer care, sales development and marketing. Her past leadership roles include eCost, Barnes and Noble, and MicroWarehouse.
Right Networks [HUDSON, N.H.] announced Joel Hughes has joined the organization as Chief Operating Officer. Having founded and led the success of several technology companies, Hughes brings solid executive leadership skills and strategic insight to Right Networks. He recently served as SVP of Emerging Businesses at Constant Contact.
Medicenna BioPharma Inc.[HOUSTON and VANCOUVER] a wholly owned subsidiary of Medicenna Therapeutics, Inc. announced that it has appointed Patrick Ward as Chief Operating Officer. Patrick Ward has more than 20 years of operational experience in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as the COO and co-Founder of Aviara Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he was President and COO of Ocusoft, Inc., Prior to joining Ocusoft, he was Executive Director at Encysive Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer) where he spent 13 years in business development.