COO Moves this week include:
|Emera Inc.||dv01||Barton Malow Company|
|Great Lakes Graphite Inc.||JP & Associates REALTORS||RJD Green Inc.|
|OptiRTC, Inc.||Maropost||Seres Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Kateeva||ESO Solutions, Inc.||Unikrn|
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Emera Inc. [HALIFAX, Nova Scotia] (TSX: EMA) announced that Rick Janega will become the Chief Operating Officer, Electric Utilities – Canada, US Northeast and Caribbean effective March 31, 2018. Over his almost 30 years with the company, Rick has held a variety of leadership roles. He was appointed President, Emera Newfoundland & Labrador (ENL) in February 2011 and became CEO of ENL in April 2014. Prior to this, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Nova Scotia Power Inc. and has held a number of positions from Senior Plant Manager at Trenton and Point Tupper generating stations to VP, Operations and General Manager of Power Production.
dv01 [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Amy Johnson as Chief Operating Officer. Amy began her career as an Investment Banker in the technology group at Merrill Lynch before moving to Goldman Sachs as a Credit Trader. She then spent six years at Deutsche Bank as a Business Manager in Flow Credit Trading. Most recently, Johnson was the Global Head of Credit Execution at Intercontinental Exchange.
Barton Malow Company [DETROIT] named longtime employee Chuck Binkowski to Chief Operating Officer. He also served as Vice President responsible for Industrial and Energy work, and as Senior Vice President for the company’s entire Central Region.
Great Lakes Graphite Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: GLK, OTCQB: GLKIF) announced that Todd Jorn has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Mr. Jorn was a Managing Director at The Seaport Group. Prior to joining Seaport, Mr. Jorn, along with John Thomas, was a founding partner of Pfife Hudson Group (2005-2009); a Managing Director of The Provident Group (2003-2005); the founding partner of PFI Capital (2002-2003); and from 1984-2002, a Managing Director of Fixed Income and a member of the Fixed Income Operating Committee at Lehman Brothers.
JP & Associates REALTORS (JPAR) [DALLAS] announced the hiring of Mark Johnson as the firm’s new Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mark held the position of Vice President of Business Development and Coaching Success for the Tom Ferry Coaching Organization.
RJD Green Inc. [TULSA, OK] (OTCPK: RJDG) announced that Jerry Niblett will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Niblett has served as a Board Director for RJDG since 2014. In his most recent employment with Sunoco Pipeline, Jerry served as part of a corporate turnaround team. Energy sectors in which Jerry has participated include; petro-chemical refining, natural gas compression, crude oil pipeline and storage, oil & gas exploration, and business development within oil & gas products and services.
OptiRTC, Inc. [BOSTON] announced the appointment of David Rubinstein as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Prior to joining Opti, he held senior executive roles and was responsible for setting the strategy, operations, and structure at several high-growth SaaS organizations, including DataXu, Inc., Resolve Technology, and Invoke Solutions. He was also instrumental in leading Convergent Group to a successful IPO and the subsequent sale of the company to Schlumberger.
Seres Therapeutics, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: MCRB) announced the appointment of Eric D. Shaff to the additional role of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Shaff has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since joining the Company in November 2014, and he will continue to retain both positions. Mr. Shaff also serves on the Board of Directors for Sigilon Therapeutics and has extensive experience in the biotechnology field, having worked at Momenta Pharmaceuticals and Genzyme Corporation, where he was Vice President of Finance for the Personalized Genetic Health division.
Kateeva [NEWARK, Calif.] announced the appointment of Marc Haugen as chief operating officer (COO). Mr. Haugen was group vice president of worldwide operations and supply chain for Applied Materials from 2013-2016. Before that, he was corporate vice president of global product operations at Lam Research. Immediately prior to Kateeva, Mr. Haugen was EVP of global operations and engineering at Cepheid.
ESO Solutions, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the addition of Matt Walker as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, he was the President, West Region, for Sharecare Health Data Services. Prior to Sharecare, Walker was the President, NIGP and Vendor Services, for Periscope Holdings.
Isabella Bank [MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich.] (OTCQX: ISBA) announced the promotion of Peggy Wheeler to Chief Operations Officer. Wheeler has 40 years of banking experience with Isabella Bank, holding various positions including customer service, accounting, corporate controller, and most recently senior vice president of operations.