COO Moves this week include:
|Gulfport Energy Corporation||Knoll, Inc.||Pareteum Corporation|
|Chiron Investments LLC||QBE North America||FanDuel|
|Fluent, LLC||Wingstop Restaurants Inc.||Centra Tech, Inc.|
|Mercer International Inc.||Costas, Inc.||Summit Materials, Inc.|
|Lockton Benefit Group|
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Gulfport Energy Corporation [OKLAHOMA CITY] (NASDAQ: GPOR) announced that Donnie Moore has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. Moore joins Gulfport from Noble Energy, Inc., where he most recently served as Vice President of Noble’s Texas operations for the Eagle Ford and Delaware Basin assets. Prior to that, Moore held various leadership roles including Vice President of the Marcellus Business Unit, Manager of Operations for the Wattenberg/DJ Basin Business Unit, Manager of Operations for the Gunflint discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, and Development Manager for Noble’s Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast positions. Prior to joining Noble Energy in 2007, Moore held a variety of roles with ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Vastar Resources, and BP America from 1989 to 2007.
Knoll, Inc. [EAST GREENVILLE, Pa.] (NYSE: KNL) announced with the passing of Joseph T. Coppola its chief operating officer. Coppola passed away after a battle with cancer. Scott Cameron, Senior Vice President, Operations will continue to oversee the operations of the Company’s Office business.
Pareteum Corporation [NEW YORK] (NYSE American: TEUM) announced that it has appointed Ali Davachi as Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Davachi was previously Chief Information Security Officer and SVP of Technology at Scivantage Inc. Most recently, Davachi was Founder and CEO of Realware LLC. Prior, he was Chief Technology Officer at Transactis, responsible for software design and architecture, and Chief Information Officer and Global VP of Process at Wenger Swiss Army.
Chiron Investments LLC [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of John Low, formerly of Hitchwood Capital, Karsch Capital and Goldman Sachs, as chief operating officer. Low became a principal at Chiron in Q1 2017. Prior to joining Chiron, Low was Head Trader and a Member of Hitchwood Capital LLC. Prior to Hitchwood, Low worked for 12 years at Karsch Capital Management, LP. Low also worked at Goldman Sachs where he was a Vice President.
QBE North America [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Daniel Franzetti as Chief Operating Officer. Franzetti continues his role as Chief Claims Officer for QBE North America, and will add to these responsibilities by overseeing all North American operations, systems, architecture, communications and branding. He will remain a member of the QBE North America Executive Management Board. Before joining QBE North America, Franzetti, who succeeds Bob James, was Chief Claims Officer for Zurich Australia Insurance Limited and Senior Vice President, leading Zurich’s Claims Technical Shared Services in North America.
FanDuel [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Andy Giancamilli to Chief Operating Officer. He will keep his role as Chief Financial Officer. Andy joined FanDuel in 2015 and held several roles before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Andy was the company’s Executive Vice President of Revenue, CRM, and Product Operations. Prior to joining FanDuel, Andy held various roles at Toys R Us and McKinsey & Company.
Fluent, LLC [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: COGT) has appointed Donald Patrick, an executive with over 20 years of operational experience in the technology, data and marketing services industries, as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Fluent, Patrick recently served as CEO of Seneca One as well as President of Infogroup Targeting Solutions and COO at Merkle.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. [DALLAS] (NASDAQ: WING) announced that Larry Kruguer has been appointed to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Kruguer, previously served as Wingstop’s President of International since 2015.
Mercer International Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MERC) (TSX:MERC.U) announced that Adolf Koppensteiner has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Koppensteiner continues to serve as a managing director of the Company’s Stendal mill, a position he has held since June 2013. Prior thereto, he served as mill manager of the Company’s Rosenthal Mill since joining the Company in 2007.
Costas, Inc. [LAS VEGAS] (OTC.PK:CSSI) (OTC:CSSI) welcomed Stephen L. Gomes, president of Gomes and Company and former Business Professor at SUNY- Stony Brook- Korea Campus and Maastricht School of Management- Netherlands, as Chief Operating Officer. His early career was in executive management positions with large international companies with senior responsibility for contracts with government leaders, royal family members and large corporations such as ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia and Mitsubishi Corporation in Japan. His executive duties have included extended assignments in France, Greece, China, Malaysia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Russia, Brazil and Holland. Currently, Gomes manages Gomes & Company. For several years, his firm’s main clients were Fortune 500 companies working with the Warren Company. Before being retained by the Warren Company, he was CEO of American Technology Initiative (Am Tech, Inc.)
Summit Materials, Inc. [DENVER] (NYSE: SUM) announced Karl H. Watson Jr. has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, succeeding Douglas C. Rauh. In 2017, Karl served as President, Cement & Southwest Ready Mix at Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. Prior to joining Martin Marietta, Watson served in various leadership positions at Cemex, S.A.B. de C.V., including President, Cemex USA. Prior to Cemex’s acquisition of Rinker Group Ltd., Watson held various executive positions at Rinker in both the United States and Australia. Watson is currently on the board of directors of the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association and on the executive committee of the Portland Cement Association where he served as the vice chairman from 2013 to 2015. He is a past chairman of the National Ready Mix Concrete Association and the Florida Concrete and Products Association and was on the board of directors of the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association from 2007 to 2011.
Lockton Benefit Group [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] announced the addition of Mike Mascolo as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mascolo has been in the healthcare and insurance business for more than 20 years, spending the last decade with Wells Fargo Insurance.