COO Moves this week include:
|Atlas Genetics||Meta Company||Square Mile Capital Management LLC|
|Capital Institutional Services, Inc.||Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital||Outcome Health|
|Estimize Inc.||Hostess Brands, Inc.||Cromos™ Pharma|
|Kaleido Biosciences||Rumble||APPrise Mobile|
|Banker’s Toolbox, Inc.||Captain D’s||Robin Hood|
|Prime Risk Partners||Manitex International, Inc.||AudioEye, Inc.|
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Atlas Genetics [CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & BATH, United Kingdom] announced the appointment of Marc Jones as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Jones joins Atlas Genetics from Good Start Genetics, where he served as the COO and CFO. Prior to Good Start Genetics, Jones served as the CFO of T2 Biosystems. Previously, Jones held the CFO position at Crashlytics, Ivenix and CHiL Semiconductor.
Meta Company [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced that former Apple India Managing Director Maneesh Dhir has joined the company as its new chief operating officer. Before joining Meta, Dhir served as the managing director for Apple India. Prior to working at Apple, Dhir served as executive vice president – international at America Online. Dhir previously held the position of vice president and general manager of the Application Platform division at Netscape. Earlier in his career, he was part of the leadership team for KIVA Software.
Square Mile Capital Management LLC [NEW YORK] has appointed Laurie Golub as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Square Mile, she held leadership positions at HFZ Capital Group, Africa Israel USA and Forest City Ratner Companies.
Capital Institutional Services, Inc. (CAPIS) [DALLAS] announced that its Chief Operating Officer, Jim Morrow, will retire effective January 15, 2018. Following his retirement, Morrow will be under contract with CAPIS as a consultant.
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital [HOUSTON] announced that Hannah Gelbs has been promoted to chief operating officer from her existing role as associate administrator at West Houston Medical Center.
Outcome Health [CHICAGO] announced that Nandini Ramani has been named Chief Operating Officer. Ramani joined Outcome Health in August 2017 as Chief Engineering Officer. Prior to joining Outcome Health, Ramani was the Vice President of Engineering at Twitter. Prior to that, Ramani led the Java business unit for Oracle.
Estimize Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that Jeffrey Geisenheimer has been appointed as Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Jeff has served as an advisor and Estimize Board member since July 2016. He has held the role of Chief Financial Officer at various companies such as Multex, Moneyline Telerate, Ford Models and most recently Coleman Research Group.
Hostess Brands, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] (NASDAQ: TWNK) (NASDAQ: TWNKW) announced the promotion of Andrew Jacobs to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Jacobs has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since June 2017. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Officer from September 2014 through May 2017 and Senior Vice President, Strategic Channels from February 2014 through September 2014. Prior to joining Hostess, Jacobs served as President of Wolfgang Candy Company from September 2012 until February 2014 and was Vice President and General Manager (US Customers) for The Hershey Company from September 2003 through May 2012.
Cromos™ Pharma [PORTLAND, Ore.] announced that Stephanie Finnegan has been appointed as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Cromos™ Pharma, she was the president of a US-based CRO. Prior to joining the CRO, Finnegan founded and led the biopharmaceutical industry’s first contract manufacturer dedicated to the clinical development of biotherapeutics.
Kaleido Biosciences [BEDFORD, Mass.] announced the appointment of Alison Lawton as president and chief operating officer. Lawton was most recently chief operating officer at Aura Biosciences, and previously held the same role at OvaScience. Prior to that, she spent more than 20 years in various positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation and Sanofi. At Genzyme, Lawton served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the company’s biosurgery unit. Previously, Lawton worked for seven years at Parke-Davis.
Rumble [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Miguel Monteverde as its chief operating officer. Monteverde is a founder and principal at Green Mountain Advisors. He also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Monteverde was most recently a senior vice president of digital media at Discovery Communications. Prior to joining Discovery in 2008, Monteverde spent more than ten years at AOL in a variety of programming and business roles, including serving as general manager of AOL Video.
APPrise Mobile [NEW YORK] announced that Doug Pierce has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, he was the COO of mobile SaaS company, Scrollmotion. He has held COO positions at POSSIBLE and Bridge Worldwide. Previously, Pierce led client delivery and was part of the leadership team at enterprise social media software startup BuzzMetrics which was acquired by Nielsen Online.
Banker’s Toolbox, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Max Thoene as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer at FATHOM Global Water Management, LLC. Thoene also has experience creating world-class operations and services at Accruent, Rackspace and Dell.
Captain D’s [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced that Tim Ward has been promoted to chief operating officer. Ward joined Captain D’s seven years ago, and most recently served as vice president of company operations.
Robin Hood [NEW YORK] announced that Derek Ferguson as its chief operating officer. Most recently, Ferguson was chief operating officer of Revolt Media & TV. Prior to Revolt, Ferguson was chief growth officer of Combs Enterprises. Since joining Combs Enterprises in 1998, he’s had multiple responsibilities, including serving as CFO and managing all business operations for the company. Before joining Combs Enterprises, Ferguson was vice president of finance and operations for BMG Special Products. He was previously a manager at Bain and Company. His professional career began in 1985, when he worked at Coopers and Lybrand as an auditor and mergers and acquisitions analyst.
Prime Risk Partners [ATLANTA] announced that Robert C. Smith has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He was a senior consultant and shareholder with Reagan Consulting. He most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of a leading Southwest regional firm.
Manitex International, Inc. [BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.] (NASDAQ: MNTX) announced that Steve Kiefer has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of Manitex International, Inc. Kiefer, who was promoted to President, North America in September 2017. He began his career at Eaton Corp, where he spent seven years in various new product development roles. He additionally spent over ten years at Hendrickson International, where he held numerous senior-level positions in new product development, program management, and sales & marketing. He was also president of Intellitec Products for three years. Prior to joining Manitex-Sabre as president, he was, for five years, with the Pettibone Heavy Equipment Group.
AudioEye, Inc. [TUCSON, Ariz.] (OTCQB: AEYE) announced the promotion of Lonny Sternberg to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining AudioEye in 2014 and serving as the Vice President of Operations, Lonny led Sales and Marketing initiatives for a leading Arizona-based Business Technology Solutions Company. Earlier in his career, Lonny served as a Senior Operations Leader in a private family business.
Compass [CALGARY] announced the appointment of Bill Moore as Chief Operating Officer. Bill spent 20 years with Enerflex in a variety of leadership positions. His roles included President International, Senior Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Service and General Manager, Asia Pacific.
BorgWarner [AUBURN HILLS, Mich.] (NYSE: BWA) announced the appointment of Frédéric Lissalde to executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2018. He most recently served as president and general manager of Turbo Systems. Prior to that, he served as vice president and general manager of BorgWarner Transmissions Systems and vice president of global sales and marketing of BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems. He also served as managing director of several operations in Europe for BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems.
Bittrex [LAS VEGAS] announced the appointment of Jim Waschak as Chief Operating Officer. Jim is joining Bittrex after 12 years at Amazon, most recently serving as Director of Information Security and CISO for Amazon’s Worldwide Consumer Organization. Prior to Amazon, Jim worked for seven years at as a Director at Capital One.