COO Moves this week include:
|Knoll, Inc.||Otelco Inc.||RJN Group Inc.|
|AllazoHealth||Vanderbloemen Search Group||Rheos Medicines|
|Infinera||MedMen Enterprises Inc.||360 Behavioral Health|
|CGE Energy, Inc.||Davis Elen||Performant Financial Corporation|
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Knoll, Inc. [EAST GREENVILLE, PA] (NYSE: KNL) announced its appointment of Christopher M. Baldwin as COO and President of Knoll Office. Baldwin most recently served as the President—Kitchen and Bath Americas for Kohler Company. Previously, Baldwin held a series of positions within Kohler, including President, Global Faucets and General Manager, Kallista. Before joining Kohler in 2005, Baldwin held sales, product management and sales management positions with Siemens and Eaton.
Otelco Inc. [ONEONTA, AB] (NASDAQ: OTEL) announced that Richard Clark will be joining the Company as its Chief Operating Officer. Clark was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TVC Albany, doing business as FirstLight Fiber.
RJN Group Inc. [WHEATON, IL] announced Paul Baginski will fill the role of Chief Operating Officer.
Vanderbloemen Search Group [HOUSTON, TX] has named Sutton Turner as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Vanderbloemen, Sutton led five different businesses across three different countries (United States, Qatar, and Abu Dhabi) as CEO. Sutton joined the staff of Mars Hill Church in Seattle in 2011 as General Manager before being promoted to Executive Pastor, Executive Elder, and Board Member.
Rheos Medicines [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced the appointments of Gad Soffer as Chief Operating Officer. Soffer joins Rheos from Atara Biotherapeutics where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Atara, Soffer worked at Celgene as Executive Director and Global Project Leader. Soffer also served as Director of Business Development at Celgene. Earlier, Soffer was a healthcare consultant with Easton Associates.
Infinera [SUNNYVALE, CA] announced the appointment of David Heard as chief operating officer, effective October 1, 2018. Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 to lead the company’s product and solutions team and served as senior vice president and general manager. Prior to joining Infinera, Heard served in numerous executive leadership roles, transforming companies and positioning them for growth including: Lucent, Santera Systems, Somera, Bigband and JDSU.
MedMen Enterprises Inc. [LOS ANGELES, CA] (CSE: MMEN) announced the hiring of Ben Cook as its new chief operating officer. Cook was most recently senior vice president of supply chain for Sam’s Club. Previously, Cook was the senior vice president of global inventory management and logistics for Target Stores. Cook also served as the director of logistics and supply chain strategy for Apple. Earlier, Cook held similar roles with Kimberly-Clark and The Home Depot.
360 Behavioral Health [VAN NUYS, CA] has named Lydia Luna as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to her appointment, Luna served as Clinical Director for California Psychcare. Luna started her career with the company in 2006, working as a behavioral instructor at CPC while she was in her undergraduate program.
CGE Energy, Inc. [BRIGHTON, MI] (OTCP: CGEI) announced the appointment of Mark A. Cecil to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CGE, Cecil was responsible for strategic planning, performance reporting and field technology for Washington National Insurance Company, a subsidiary of CNO Financial Group. Previously, Cecil has also served as a CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Director of Internal Audit for Janus Capital Group.
Davis Elen [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced the appointment of Greg Ahearn, former Head of Marketing Strategy and Creative for Uber North America, to the post of Co-President and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to his position at Uber, Ahearn also served as Chief Marketing Officer at Leapfrog and Chief Marketing Officer / Head of Global e-Commerce at Toys “R” Us.