COO Moves this week include:
|99 Cents Only Stores LLC||Barton Malow Company||Orange Leaf|
|Higher Ed Partners||Nautilus Minerals Inc.||Clique|
|Serenova||Bridge Therapeutics||Glance Technologies Inc.|
|V3 Insurance Partners LLC||FAT Brands Inc.||Welty Building Company|
|Liberty Tax Inc.|
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99 Cents Only Stores LLC [CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif.] announced that Jason Kidd has been appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kidd has over 25 years of retail experience and joined the Company in 2014 as Senior Vice President of Store Operations. Prior to joining 99, Mr. Kidd held a Senior Vice President role with Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart Stores Inc. Mr. Kidd’s career has included senior positions in Operations, Communications, Planning, Integration and Merchandising.
Barton Malow Company [DETROIT] announced Chuck Binkowski as Chief Operating Officer. Binkowski began his career in the construction trades as a laborer. He progressed through the trades and became General Superintendent overseeing every phase of construction for numerous Barton Malow projects across Michigan. In 2005, the firm recognized Binkowski’s leadership abilities and promoted him to General Manager of its Oak Park location, which included managing the company’s equipment assets and concrete services operations. In 2009, Chuck was named Vice President responsible for Industrial and Energy work and later rose to Senior Vice President of the Central Region.
Orange Leaf [OKLAHOMA CITY] named Kendall Ware as President and Chief Operating Officer. Ware, who has over 10 years of franchise leadership experience and is a certified franchise executive through the IFA, most recently served as Vice President of Operations and Training for the Orange Leaf brand. Prior to his time at Orange Leaf, Ware developed his leadership experience at other franchised concepts such as CiCi’s Pizza and Genghis Grill.
Higher Ed Partners (HEP) [DALLAS] announced the appointment of Jade Roth as Chief Operating Officer. Roth joins Higher Ed Partners, after serving as CEO of Sagence Learning. Prior to Sagence Learning, Roth served as Vice President Books, Digital Strategy and Chief Product Officer for Barnes & Noble College.
Nautilus Minerals Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX: NUS, OTC: NUSMF) appointed Wayne Knott to the role of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), commencing March 19, 2018. Wayne previously worked for Nautilus Minerals as Operations Manager during 2010 to 2012. His immediate past role was Operational Readiness Specialist for Hatch.
Clique [LOS ANGELES] announced that it has hired Marc Rothschild as president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining Clique, Rothschild most recently was in charge of digital revenue as the senior vice president of Meredith Digital. Rothschild joined Meredith in 2015 when the company bought Selectable Media, a company he co-founded and for which he served as COO. Prior to Selectable, Rothschild served as senior vice president of Phorm and held multiple roles at AOL, including vice president of strategic alliances.
Serenova [Austin, Texas] announced that Julian Critchfield has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Critchfield joins Serenova from CA Technologies, where he was the General Manager and Senior Vice President responsible for the company’s cloud analytics platform, Jarvis. Prior to that he was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at InContact. Critchfield has also held executive positions at GE Healthcare, Micro Focus and Oracle.
Bridge Therapeutics® [BIRMINGHAM, Ala.] named David H. Bergstrom as its new Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Bergstrom has more than 30 years of new product development and commercialization experience in the pharmaceutical industry.
V3 Insurance Partners LLC [NEWTOWN, Pa.] announced that Brian Janitschke has been named Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Janitschke most recently held roles focused on predictive analytics as the Chief Actuary of Capital Insurance Group and the leader of Business Intelligence at Western National Insurance. However he is best known in the industry for his role as Senior Vice President of Program Products at QBE North America where he was also a member of the senior management team.
FAT Brands Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: FAT), parent company of Fatburger, announced the hiring of Toni M. Bianco as President and Chief Operating Officer of Fatburger. In addition, after 15 years of outstanding service, former Fatburger President and Chief Operating Officer Don Berchtold will be transitioning to a new role as Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer for FAT Brands. Prior to joining Fatburger, Bianco oversaw significant international expansion deals for Papa John’s. Most recently, he managed global operations, training, development and IT for the growing Long John Silver’s brand.
Welty Building Company [AKRON, Ohio] named Bradley Ewing as President and Chief Operating Officer of Welty Energy Business. Bradley comes to Welty from NG Gilbert, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He brings over 30 years of energy experience, primarily at First Energy where he served as Vice President – Energy Delivery.
Liberty Tax Inc. [VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.] (NASDAQ: TAX) announced that Shaun York will become the company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Shaun has been involved with Liberty Tax Service since 2003 when he started working with the Central Florida Area Developers. He joined Liberty Tax as a franchisee in October of 2003. Currently he owns multiple franchise stores in the Tampa area. Over the last 10 years, York has been an Area Developer in Tampa, Polk County and Brevard County in Florida and Birmingham, Alabama (sold in 2016). Over the past 5 years, Shaun has worked as a consultant for Liberty Tax Service in operations. His latest role was in an advisory capacity to the Vice-President of Operations and the previous COO.