COO Moves this week include:
|Perimeter Healthcare||Regions Financial Corp.||LLOG Exploration Company, L.L.C.|
|Cardurion Pharmaceuticals||York Group of Companies||Community West Bancshares|
|Viking Energy Group, Inc.||National Holdings Corporation||Gamida Cell|
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Perimeter Healthcare [ATLANTA, GA] announced that Lisa Evans has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Perimeter, Evans held senior regional and facility leadership positions with HCA, Strategic Behavioral Health, and UHS.
Regions Financial Corp. [BIRMINGHAM, AL] announced that it has named John Owen its Chief Operating Officer. Owen is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Regions. Owen joined Regions in 2007 as head of Operations and Technology, where he served until 2009, when he was named head of the bank’s Consumer Services Group. Owen also served two years as head of Business Lines, which included the Business Services, Consumer Services, Consumer Lending, and Wealth Management groups, before becoming head of the Regional Banking Group in 2014. Owen was named head of Enterprise Services and Consumer Banking in March 2018. Prior to joining Regions, Owen was chief executive officer of Assurant Specialty Property. Owen joined Assurant in 1998 as senior vice president of Information Technology. Owen also was senior vice president of global systems development for Citicorp Credit Services, chief information officer of North American operations for Arrow Electronics and senior vice president of technology for American Airlines.
LLOG Exploration Company, L.L.C. [COVINGTON, LA] announced the promotion of Rick Fowler, LLOG’s current Vice President of Deepwater Projects, has been named Chief Operating Officer. Fowler joined LLOG in 2007 and has held the position of Vice President of Deepwater Projects since that time. Prior to joining the Company, Fowler was with Dominion E&P for 12 years. Before that Fowler was employed by Exxon for 12 years in various reservoir engineering and operational assignments.
Central Logic [SANDY, UT] announced that Scott Booher has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Booher was the principal at HIT Reboot. Booher has held several senior positions with organizations such as Ascension and UnitedHealth including SVP/Chief Information Officer at Medica Health Plans.
PicsArt [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced that former Viki Inc. CEO Tammy H. Nam has joined the company as its first Chief Operating Officer. Nam was an executive and marketing leader at other large, innovative consumer tech companies such as Scribd and Slide.
Cardurion Pharmaceuticals [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced that it has expanded its leadership team with the addition of chief operating officer, Rebecca V. Frey. Prior to joining Cardurion Pharmaceuticals, Frey served as executive vice president of operations at Prevail Therapeutics. Prior to that, Frey spent eleven years at Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Before Alexion, Frey spent six years in clinical operations and medical affairs at Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
York Group of Companies [VAUGHAN, ON] announced the appointment of Brian Brunetti as its new President & COO. Brunetti joins York from successful tenures at both public and private companies, most recently as President & COO of Route1 Inc. from 2010 to 2018. Prior to joining Route1, Brunetti was the Executive Vice President of AGAT Laboratories from 2009 to 2010.
Community West Bancshares [GOLETA, CA] (NASDAQ: CWBC) announced that T. Joseph Stronks has joined the bank as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Community West Bank, Stronks most recently was Senior Vice President and Deputy Director of Operations at Rabobank. Stronks also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Heritage Oaks Bank prior to its acquisition by Pacific Premier Bank in 2017.
Viking Energy Group, Inc. [HOUSTON, TX] (OTCQB: VKIN) announce Timothy Swift joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Swift joined Viking with more than 17 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Swift most recently Tim focused exclusively on the private placement of highly structured middle market credit products. Prior to joining Viking, Swift was a founding partner and Managing Director on the Debt Capital Markets desk at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
National Holdings Corporation [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: NHLD) announced the appointment of Henry E. Kaplan as President and Chief Operating Officer of National Asset Management, Inc., as well as Executive Vice President, Investment Solutions at National Securities Corporation. Kaplan brings over thirty years of industry experience, most recently as a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley.
Gamida Cell [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced the appointment of Tzvi Palash as chief operating officer. Palash joins Gamida Cell from Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc., where he served as COO. Prior to joining Protalix, Palash served as a general manager at ColBar LifeScience Ltd.