COO Moves this week include:
|LINC Housing Corporation||Townsquare Media, Inc.||World Fuel Services Corporation|
|Aurora Flight Sciences||Criteo S.A.||TigerGraph|
|PAVLO||Endologix, Inc.||HealthCare Information Management, Inc.|
|Postmedia Network Inc.||Westmoreland Coal Company||EdX.org|
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LINC Housing Corporation [LONG BEACH, Calif.] announced that Suny Lay Chang was promoted to chief operating officer. Chang, who joined LINC in 2007, has nearly 20 years of experience in affordable housing, community development, and strategic management.
Townsquare Media, Inc. [GREENWICH, Conn.] (NYSE: TSQ) announced that Erik Hellum has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer, Local Media. Hellum joined Townsquare in August 2010 following the acquisition of GAP Radio Broadcasting, where he served as President of GAP West from May 2008 to August 2010. Prior to joining GAP West, Hellum worked at Bonneville International Communications, where he was Vice President/Market Manager of WIL/WRTH in St. Louis, MO from October 2002 to November 2004 and spent 4 years as Vice President/Market Manager of KTAR AM/FM and KPKX in Phoenix, AZ from November 2004 to April 2008. Previously, Hellum was Vice President—Sales for AM/FM. He began his career at Katz Radio, where he held positions of increasing responsibility.
World Fuel Services Corporation [MIAMI] (NYSE: INT) announced the appointment of Jeff Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. Smith most recently served as Chief Information Officer of International Business Machines Corporation from August 2014 through May 2017. Smith has also led both information technology and corporate business strategy in his roles as Chief Information Officer or Chief Executive Officer of large complex organizations in telecommunications, technology and financial services, including Suncorp Business Services, Telstra Corporation and Honeywell.
Aurora Flight Sciences [MANASSAS, Va.] named Matthew G. Hutchison to be the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Hutchison replaces Mark C. Cherry. Hutchison currently serves as Vice President for Engineering at Aurora. He joined Aurora in 1993 as an engineering analyst.
Criteo S.A. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: CRTO) announced the promotion of Mollie Spilman to Chief Operating Officer. Spilman joined Criteo in 2014 and leads all commercial teams revenue, supply, operations and marketing globally. Prior to Criteo, Spilman had a two-decade career in advertising included executive roles at Millennial Media, Yahoo, Advertising.com/AOL and Time Inc.
TigerGraph [REDWOOD CITY, CA] announced that Todd Blaschka has joined the company as chief operating officer. Prior to TigerGraph, Blaschka was vice president of Worldwide Sales at Clustrix, Inc. Blaschka additionally served as vice president of sales at Dataguise and has held various sales and marketing leadership positions at IBM, Electric Cloud and Sendmail, Inc.
PAVLOV [FORT WORTH, Texas] announced that Parks Blackwell, has joined Fort Worth-based as chief operating officer and senior vice president of digital. Prior to joining PAVLOV, Blackwell was senior vice president and West Coast managing director for iProspect.
Endologix, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: ELGX) announced that it has appointed John Onopchenko as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Onopchenko was Executive Vice President for Acutus Medical. Prior to that, he served on the Board of Directors of Volcano Corporation and later became the company’s Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. Following Volcano’s acquisition by Philips, John was retained as Senior Vice President and Head of Therapy Strategy. Before joining Volcano, Onopchenko spent 10 years at Johnson & Johnson.
HealthCare Information Management, Inc. (HCIM) [WALNUT CREEK, CALIF.] announced the addition of Elizabeth Knorr as Chief Operating Officer. She previously served 15 years in various client management and operations roles at DST Health Solutions. She was most recently DST’s Chief of Staff.
Postmedia Network Inc. [TORONTO] announced the appointment of Andrew MacLeod to the newly created role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew MacLeod joined Postmedia in 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
Westmoreland Coal Company [ENGLEWOOD, Colo.] (NASDAQ: WLB) announced that it has promoted Joseph E. Micheletti to Chief Operating Officer. Micheletti replaces Westmoreland’s former President and Chief Operating Officer, John Schadan. Micheletti joined Westmoreland in 1998 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility including, most recently, Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. During his nearly 20 years with Westmoreland, Micheletti has also served as Senior Vice President of Coal Operations. Micheletti also serves as a director of the Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute.
EdX.org [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Adam Medros as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Medros comes to edX from TripAdvisor, Inc. where he was Senior Vice President of Global Product, leader of the hotels vertical, and a member of the executive team. He served at TripAdvisor for 13 years. Before TripAdvisor, Medros worked in product management and finance at Amazon and as a business analyst for Nordstrom’s eCommerce business.
Adcomm [MARY ESTHER, FLA.] announced that Scott Snyder, currently Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of President and COO. Prior to joining Adcomm, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Trident Marketing, Account Manager at Perfect10, and Managing Partner at Anything Wireless.