COO Moves this week include:
|InterGen||ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation||Uniguest|
|Ballentine Partners||PixarBio Corporation||Orthopaedic Institute for Children|
|DialogTech||Novus Law LLC||CytRx Corporation|
|Vivint Smart Home||PSEG|
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InterGen [BURLINGTON, Mass.] announced that Michael J. Novelli has been appointed chief operating officer. He succeeds Timothy J. Menzie who was named InterGen’s new chief executive officer on December 9. Michael (Mike) Novelli was most recently vice president and general manager of InterGen’s United Kingdom/Netherlands (UK/NL) operating business. Novelli has been with InterGen since 2009. Previously, he was global vice president of operations and engineering for InterGen. Prior to joining InterGen, Novelli served as vice president of operations for International Power in North America and vice president of business development for Marubeni Corporation. Novelli has also held various leadership positions with Texas Independent Energy and Sithe Energies, including plant and general manager roles.
ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation [LINDON, Utah] announced the appointment of Rick Redford as Chief Operating Officer. Redford most recently served as Chief Sales Officer and in addition to his new responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer will continue his responsibilities over North America and Southeast Asia.
Uniguest [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced the appointment of Matt Goche as chief operating officer. Goche started his career as an Officer in the United States Air Force then worked at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prior to Uniguest, Matt was vice president of Global Security Services at Sungard Availability Services.
Ballentine Partners [WALTHAM, Mass.] welcomed Anja Saloranta as the firm’s first Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Ms. Saloranta was with Redstar Ventures. Previously, Anja was a Portfolio Manager and the Head of Impact Investing at SCS Financial. Anja started her career in venture capital and private equity, holding investment professional positions at North Atlantic Capital, Capital Resource Partners and MissionPoint Capital Partners.
PixarBio Corporation [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (OTC: PXRB) announced that Steve Chartier, VP of Regulatory Affairs has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining PixarBio, Steve managed Regulatory, Quality, Manufacturing and Clinical departments at Biogen IDEC, Infraredx, and Nucryst Pharmaceuticals. He also worked in Program Management and Laboratory Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) [LOS ANGELES] named Debra Mathias as chief operating officer. For the past three years, Mathias has served as principal at Mathias Consulting and Research, and Freed Associates. For the prior six years, Mathias served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. She also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Colorado Children’s Hospital in Denver and administrator of Humana Hospital in Southern California.
DialogTech [CHICAGO] announced the hiring of Doug Kofoid as their Chief Operating Officer. Kofoid joins DialogTech from Publicis Groupe, where he was President, Global Solutions. While at Publicis Groupe, Kofoid led the data and innovation division, VivaKi.
Novus Law LLC [CHICAGO] named Don Versen as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Versen brings a depth of operations management expertise as the former vice president of a Fortune 50 company with experience leading product development, sales, delivery, and engineering. Mr. Versen is also the former Chief Technology Officer of a mid-sized business-to-business communications company. Mr. Versen previously held senior business positions at IBM Global Services, AT&T and Sun Microsystems.
CytRx Corporation [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: CYTR) appointed Daniel Levitt, M.D., Ph.D., the Company’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Going forward, Dr. Levitt will continue to serve as CytRx’s Chief Medical Officer, a role he has held in since joining CytRx in 2009.
Vivint Smart Home [PROVO, Utah] announced the appointment of Scott Hardy as chief operating officer. Hardy had been serving as senior vice president of inside sales at Vivint for the past two years. Hardy joined Vivint in 2013 as the vice president of business analytics. Before joining Vivint, Hardy was a principal at the Cicero Group, LP. He also spent several years at McKinsey & Company and Monitor Group. Scott has led operating divisions of other companies, including Cisco where he was a director of product management and an early member of the company’s TelePresence cloud business unit. He also spent several years in general management and marketing roles for Tandberg and NCH Partsmaster Europe.
PSEG [NEWARK, N.J.] announced that Bill Levis informed the company of his intention to retire as president and COO of PSEG Power effective in the third quarter of 2017. Levis joined PSEG in 2007 after having worked at Exelon in nuclear operations and before that held positions with Ontario Hydro and Carolina Power and Light. Levis has served on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), on the board of directors of the Nuclear Electric Insurance Limited (NEIL) and as a member of the Institute of Nuclear Power operators (INPO).