COO Moves this week include:
|Wells Fargo & Co.||LogMeIn, Inc.||Long John Silver’s|
|Marcus Theatres®||Velodyne Lidar, Inc.||OneOncology|
|Pediatric Specialty Care||Agenus, Inc.||Coolfire Solutions|
|Whiting Petroleum Corporation||Apex Clearing|
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Wells Fargo & Co. [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] (NYSE:WFC) announced that Courtney Smith Goodrich, most recently chief technology strategy and programs officer for JP Morgan Chase & Co., has been named the new chief operating officer for the company’s Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) team. Previously, Smith Goodrich served as COO for Global Technology; COO for Corporate Technology, IT Risk and Security Management; and Global Technology Resource Manager at JP Morgan Chase & Co.
LogMeIn, Inc. [BOSTON, MA] (NASDAQ: LOGM) has named Marc van Zadelhoff as its new Chief Operating Officer. Zadelhoff joins LogMeIn from IBM, where he was the General Manager for IBM Security, an IBM Business Unit. Prior to that, Van Zadelhoff served IBM in a number of key strategic, product management and marketing leadership roles.
Long John Silver’s [LOUISVILLE, KY] announced the hiring of Blain Shortreed as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Shortreed has over 25 years of global restaurant experience, specifically in Franchise Operations. Previously, Shortreed was the Managing Director of Pizza Hut’s Middle East/North Africa business. Prior to this assignment, Shortreed was the Vice President of Operations for Pizza Hut USA.
Marcus Theatres® [MILWAUKEE, WS] announced the hiring of Greg Creighton to the newly-created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Previously, Creighton served as president and chief operating officer of Smashburger Master LLC, parent company of the restaurant chain, Smashburger. Spanning 32 years, Creighton’s career also includes various executive and management positions with companies including Leeann Chin, Inc., Bruegger’s Bagels and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division.
Velodyne Lidar, Inc. [SAN JOSE, CA] announced the promotion of Rick Tewell to Chief Operating Officer. Tewell joined the company in September 2017 as Senior Vice President of Automated Manufacturing and was promoted to Chief Advanced Manufacturing Officer prior to the promotion to COO. Before coming to Velodyne, Tewell established a successful career in the automotive semiconductor industry, including stops at Fujitsu and NVIDIA.
Pediatric Specialty Care [PHILADELPHIA, PA] announced the appointment of Mary L. Hoffman as Chief Operating Officer. Hoffman was promoted to COO following her appointment in May 2018 as the Regional Director of Operations for PSC’s Point Pleasant, Quakertown, Doylestown, Lancaster and Hopewell facilities in Pennsylvania. Hoffman came to PSC in 2018 from Elderwood Administrative Services, where she was the Regional Director of Operations for skilled nursing facilities in Western and Southern Tier New York. Before that, Hoffman was the COO at Erie County Medical Center Corporation. Hoffman also formerly served as President and CEO of Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Chief Operating Officer of Lawley Benefits Group.
Agenus Inc. [LEXINGTON, MA] (NASDAQ: AGEN) announced the appointment of Jennifer S. Buell to Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Agenus in 2013, Buell has served as the Head of Global R&D operations, Head of Research, and most recently as Chief Communications and External Affairs Officer.
Coolfire Solutions [ST. LOUIS, MO] announced the appointment of David Corsaut as Chief Operating Officer. Corsaut founded the financial advising company, Golden State Financial Group. Later, Corsaut served as COO of a global software services company.
Whiting Petroleum Corporation [DENVER, CO] (NYSE: WLL) announced that Charles J. “Chip” Rimer has been named Chief Operating Officer. Rimer previously served as Senior Vice President, Global Services for Noble Energy, Inc. Prior to joining Whiting, Rimer served as Senior Vice President, Global Services for Noble Energy, Inc. Rimer joined Samedan/Noble Energy Inc. in 2002 and served in multiple roles, including Senior Vice President of Global EHSR & Operations Services and Vice President of Operations Services. Rimer started his career with ARCO Oil & Gas Company in 1983 working US onshore areas and he held senior operations engineering positions at Vastar Resources and Aspect Resources before joining Noble Energy, Inc.
Apex Clearing [DALLAS, TX] announced the appointment of Lucille Mayer to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Apex, Mayer was Chief Information Officer of Client Experience Delivery at BNY Mellon. Previously, Mayer was CIO and an Executive Committee member at Pershing LLC, a BNY company.