COO Moves this week include:
|Goldcorp Inc.||Globalization Partners||Neurovance, Inc.|
|Synlogic||Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.||Sonata Senior Living|
|DDR Corp.||Stewart||Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.|
|W. P. Carey Inc.||Principal Financial Group||TIAA Global Asset Management|
|Ball Corporation||The Palisades Group, LLC||Neovia Logistics|
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Goldcorp Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX: G, NYSE: GG) announced that George Burns, Executive Vice-President (“EVP”) and Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) will be leaving Goldcorp to assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer at Eldorado Gold. Todd White, currently Senior Vice President, Technical Services and Business Excellence, will succeed Mr. Burns as EVP and COO effective January 1, 2017. Prior to joining Goldcorp in 2014, White was the Senior Vice President, South America at Newmont Mining Corporation.
Globalization Partners [BOSTON] announced that Debbie Millin will serve as the organization’s chief operating officer. Millin joined Globalization Partners in June as senior director of systems and scalability. Prior to joining the company in June, she ran UpperLevel Solutions, a consulting firm. Previously, she was vice president of operations at High Street Partners (now Radius).
Neurovance, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Brian Goff to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer and to the Neurovance Board of Directors. Mr. Goff previously was President of the Hematology Division of Baxalta (a 2015 spin-out of Baxter Healthcare). Prior to joining Baxter in 2012, Mr. Goff was Vice President and Head of Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ Primary Care business. Previously at Novartis’ Swiss headquarters, he led the global marketing of their flagship cardiovascular brand, and he spent 14 years in a variety of commercial leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson.
MrktServ Holdings [ROLLING MEADOWS, ILLINOIS] announced that Richard Sawyer has been appointed chief operating officer. Sawyer spent over 38 years at a Fortune 500 company and in 2003 he became the divisional merchandise manager of its hardware division, where he was then promoted to vice president-general merchandise manager of its automotive division. Sawyer grew in this position for about six years before retiring and then branched out to become the CEO of an automotive tools and supply company for three years.
JANE.com [LEHI, Utah] announced that Shelley-Ann Denoon will be joining the executive team as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining JANE.com, Denoon served as eBay’s Director of North America Business Operations. She also served as the eBay’s Head of Operations within their deals platform. Other leadership roles she has held include Director of Business Excellence at eBay and Director of Technology Operations at General Electric Healthcare.
Synlogic [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Samantha Truex as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Head of Corporate Development. Sam comes to Synlogic most recently from Padlock Therapeutics. Prior to Padlock, Sam spent several years each at Biogen and Genzyme. Earlier in her career, Sam worked for Chiron Diagnostics and Health Advances.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. [CLEVELAND] (NYSE: CLF) announced the appointment of P. Kelly Tompkins as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Tompkins, is currently Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Tompkins joined Cliffs in May 2010, having previously been executive vice president and chief financial officer for RPM International Inc.. Before joining RPM in 1996, he held various legal and management positions with Cleveland-based Reliance Electric Company and Exxon Corporation in Houston, Texas. Before serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cliffs, he served in executive vice president roles in business development, commercial, legal and government affairs.
Sonata Senior Living [ORLANDO, Fla.] announced that Shelley Esden has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Shelley has over 18 years of leadership experience in the senior housing industry, holding senior management and regional director roles with nationally recognized owners, developers and operators, including Summerville Senior Living, Legacy Senior Living and Marriott Senior Living.
DDR Corp. [BEACHWOOD, Ohio] (NYSE: DDR) announced that it has named William T. Ross as chief operating officer, effective January 3, 2017. Mr. Ross was with Forest City Realty Trust as executive vice president of asset management since 2006. Prior to his time at Forest City, Mr. Ross was an executive at General Electric Company where he led M&A for one of GE’s major divisions. He also spent six years as a consultant for McKinsey & Company, worked in venture capital, and ran a small sporting goods manufacturing company.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. [BALTIMORE] (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced the promotion of John Solomon to Chief Operating Officer of Circa from Chief Creative Officer. Solomon has been with Sinclair since December 2015 as the Chief Creative Officer for Circa. Prior to that he was the Editor and VP for Content and Business Development for The Washington Times since 2013. His other roles included Executive Editor for the Center for Public Integrity and Director of News for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He is also President of the Packard Media Group LLC, since 2009.
W. P. Carey Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: WPC) announced that its Chief Operating Officer and Head of Asset Management, Thomas Zacharias, has informed the Company that he will retire from the Company effective March 31, 2017. Mr. Zacharias will remain a consultant for the balance of 2017.
Principal Financial Group® [DES MOINES, Iowa] announced Pat Halter, current CEO and senior executive director of Principal Real Estate Investors, will assume the role of chief operating officer for Principal Global Investors. Since joining Principal in 1984 as a commercial real estate representative, Halter has held several leadership positions within Principal Real Estate Investors before assuming the role of CEO of the boutique.
TIAA Global Asset Management [NEW YORK] named Vijay Advani as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 9, 2017. Advani joins from Franklin Templeton Investments, where he was Co-President.
Ball Corporation [BROOMFIELD, Colo.] (NYSE: BLL) announced that Erik Bouts is leaving the company at the end of the month and that Daniel W. Fisher has been named senior vice president, Ball Corporation, and COO, global beverage packaging. Fisher joined Ball in 2010 as vice president, finance, North American metal beverage operations. Since 2014, he has served as president, Beverage Packaging North and Central America.
The Palisades Group, LLC [LOS ANGELES] announced the promotion of Justin Bodiya to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bodiya, prior to Palisades, was the Vice President of Asset Management at Arch Bay Capital, LLC. Prior to Arch Bay Capital, Mr. Bodiya held multiple positions in the Portfolio Reporting and Management Group at American Capital Strategies.
Neovia Logistics [IRVING, Texas] announced that Kit Q. Boyd will join the company as Chief Operations Officer on January 16, 2017. Mr. Boyd recently served as Senior Vice President of Global Logistics with Ingram Micro. Before joining Ingram, Mr. Boyd was responsible for warehousing and transportation at Ecolab. Earlier in his career, Mr. Boyd worked for Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer.