COO Moves this week include:
|defi SOLUTIONS||Global Knowledge||Urban Edge Properties|
|WOODLAND FOODS||BeyondSpring Inc.||OpenFinance Network|
|McKesson Corporation||Owens Corning||One Legal|
|SEGA of America||Epoch Investment Partners, Inc.|
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defi SOLUTIONS [GRAPEVINE, TX] announced that Lana Johnson, chief operating officer, joined defi in January. Johnson’s 24 years in the auto finance industry includes management and executive positions at Santander Consumer USA/Chrysler Capital, CitiFinancial Auto, and GM Financial.
Global Knowledge [CARY, NC] has announced that Nurali Jamani will join as Chief Operating Officer, effective August 3. Nurali joins Global Knowledge from his current role of Head of Worldwide Distribution Sales with McAfee. Nurali has previously held senior roles with Avaya, CGI and Bell Canada.
Urban Edge Properties [NEW YORK] (NYSE: UE) announced the appointment of Chris Weilminster as Chief Operating Officer effective on or before December 31, 2018. Robert Minutoli, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, plans to retire at year-end. Weilminster join Urban Edge from Federal Realty Investment Trust. Weilminster has been with Federal for the last 28 years, most recently serving as President of the Mixed-Use Division and Executive Vice President of Leasing.
WOODLAND FOODS [WAUKEGAN, IL] has promoted Aram Karapetian to Chief Operating Officer. Karapetian previously held the titles of Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Director of Sales. Karapetian has been with Woodland Foods for nearly 14 years.
BeyondSpring Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: BYSI) announced the appointment of Richard J. Daly as Chief Operating Officer. Daly has more than 25 years of experience heading business and commercial operations for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies, including as Executive Vice President at Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S., and as President of AstraZeneca’s U.S. Diabetes subsidiary. Most recently, Daly served as CEO, President and Chairman of Neuralstem, Inc. Daly currently serves on the boards of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals and Opiant Pharmaceuticals.
OpenFinance Network [CHICAGO, IL] has announced Jim Stonebridge as its Chief Operating Officer. Stonebridge brings twenty-five years of financial markets experience to OFN, having worked in a wide variety of senior leadership roles on both the proprietary trading and brokerage sides of the business.
McKesson Corporation [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NYSE: MCK) announced that Brian S. Tyler has been appointed president and chief operating officer. Previously Chairman of the Management Board, McKesson Europe, Tyler has also served as president of McKesson North American Pharmaceutical Distribution and Services, McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical, McKesson Medical-Surgical and McKesson Specialty Health, as well as executive vice president of corporate strategy and business development.
Owens Corning [TOLEDO, OH] (NYSE: OC) announced that Brian Chambers has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Chambers has been President of Owens Corning’s Roofing business since 2014. Prior to his current position, Chambers was Vice President and General Manager for Roofing, a role he held since 2013. Chambers returned to Owens Corning in April 2011 as Vice President and Managing Director, Engineered Solutions in the Composites business. Chambers had spent almost four years prior as President of Saint-Gobain’s Distribution business in North America after Owens Corning’s divestiture of its Siding Solutions business where he served as President of the Siding and Building Material Distribution businesses.
One Legal [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointments of Martin Kilmer as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining One Legal, Kilmer spent 25 years at Lexis Nexis. Most recently, Kilmer served as COO and Head of Product for FiscalNote.
Epoch Investment Partners, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that Philipp Hensler will join Epoch Investment Partners as President and COO. Timothy Taussig, a co-founder and current President and COO, will retire at the end of the year. Hensler was most recently the President and CEO of Vontobel Asset Management Inc. Prior to Vontobel, Hensler was the Head of Distribution for OppenheimerFunds. Hensler spent over a decade at Deutsche Asset Management / DWS, where he held numerous leadership roles in the United States and Switzerland, including CEO of the New York based distribution arm. Earlier in his career, Hensler was a Fund Manager at Coutts Bank and also worked at Rothschild Bank.