COO Moves this week include:
|Vuzix® Corporation||RIMES Technologies||CNA|
|Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America||Faulkner Design Group||Capstone Real Estate Services, Inc.|
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RIMES Technologies [NEW YORK] announced it has hired Diarmuid O’Donovan as its new Chief Operating Officer. Mitesh Modi, RIMES’ former COO, takes up the position of Chief Financial Officer. O’Donovan has spent his entire career within the securities services and asset management industry, and joins RIMES from Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), where his role was Chief Data Officer. Prior to working at LGIM, O’Donovan was Global Head of Data at UBS Asset Management. He also held several senior roles during a 10-year career at JPMorgan.
CNA [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Kevin Smith as President and Chief Operating Officer for CNA Specialty. Smith will succeed Mark Herman who recently announced his resignation. Smith started his insurance career in 1990 as a Financial Institutions Underwriter in San Francisco. He also served as the Financial Institutions Underwriting Manager in Chicago. Smith became a Branch manager at Chubb in 2001, and most recently served as Executive Vice President and North American Field Strategic Development Officer for Chubb.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life®) [MINNEAPOLIS] has hired Tobias Fritsch as chief operating officer for the Allianz Investment Management (AIM) division. Fritsch joins Allianz Life from Allianz Global Investors (AGI) in Berlin, Germany where he was an executive program manager. Fritsch joined Allianz in 2009, holding various leadership roles with AGI, Allianz Managed Operations & Services (AMOS) and Allianz Deutschland. Previous to Allianz, he was a consultant with A.T. Kearney.
Faulkner Design Group (FDG) [DALLAS] has promoted Michelle Duncum to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Duncum joined FDG in Nov. 2013 as Vice President of Client Services and Public Relations. Before joining FDG, Duncum served as Asset Manager and Executive Director for Glenbrook Residential and Brothers Property Corporation in Dallas.
Capstone Real Estate Services, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the hiring of Tina West, as their new Chief Operating Officer. Past roles include Vice President of Property Operations, Principal for a third party management group and Owner of her own real estate sales and marketing company.
VillageMD [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Brent Asplin, as its Chief Operating Officer. Asplin was most recently Chief Clinical Officer for Mercy Health. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Clinical Officer of Fairview Health Services, and served as President of Fairview Medical Group. Asplin also served as Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mayo Clinic.
BandwidthX [CARLSBAD, CA] announced Tom Furlong as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Furlong worked for several years at Nokia and was in charge of their Enterprise Security and Mobile Connectivity Division and the Consumer Messaging business in the Software and Services Division at various times. His other experience includes being the CEO of Kaleidescape, and the COO of Kiyon. He also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Engineering, and Operations at SonicWALL, and as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Workstations at SGI.
Docutech [IDAHO FALLS, Idaho] has named Amy Brandt as its new President and Chief Operating Officer. Bringing more than 20 years of mortgage and software industry experience to Docutech, Brandt most recently served as President of Originations and Corporate Technology at New Penn Financial. Prior to New Penn Financial, Brandt served as Chief Operations Officer of Prospect Mortgage. In addition to her executive career, Brandt is currently a Board Member of Sun to Water Technologies, and she is a Scholar Rescue Fund Advisory Board Member with the Institute of International Education.