COO Moves this week include:
|Room to Read||Genevant Sciences||Union Pacific|
|Athabasca Minerals Inc.||MarketAxess Holdings Inc.||Sun & Ski Sports|
|21st Century Oncology||Southern California Gas Co.||Alegeus|
|Asure Software||ARC Group, Inc.||Student Transportation of America|
|Adtalem Global Education||Angel Island Capital|
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Room to Read [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] has appointed Nicole Sayres as Chief Operating Officer. Sayres brings 20 years of experience in the international development sector to the COO role. Sayres joins Room to Read after 12 years at The Asia Foundation, where she has served most recently as the Senior Director, Asia Operations Coordination. Previously, Sayres served as the Deputy Country Representative in Cambodia for The Asia Foundation. Sayres has served as International Project Manager at the U.S. Department of Labor. Sayres also worked with the Asia Education Team at the United States Agency for International Development.
Genevant Sciences [BOSTON, MA & BURNABY, BC & BASEL, SWITZERLAND] announced the appointment of Pete Zorn as Chief Operating Officer. Zorn served most recently as Chief Corporate Officer and General Counsel at Albireo Pharma. Previously, Zorn was General Counsel and Vice President, Communications at Santaris Pharma, an RNA therapeutics company acquired by Roche, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Targacept.
Union Pacific [OMAHA, NB] has named Jim Vena chief operating officer. Vena served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Canadian National until retiring in June 2016 after a 40-year CN career.
Athabasca Minerals Inc. [EDMONTON, AB] (TSXV: ABM) announced the appointment of Dana Archibald to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Archibald was previously Senior Business & Project Development Manager for Dechant Construction and Shott Earthworks Inc, Supervisor Environment Projects and Senior Project Analyst with Enbridge Pipelines Inc, and Energy Projects Manager with Altus Group Limited.
MarketAxess Holdings Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MKTX) announced the appointment of Chris Concannon as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective as of January 22, 2019. Concannon joins MarketAxess from Cboe Global Markets Inc., where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Concannon came to the Cboe in 2017 as part of its acquisition of Bats Global Markets, where he was CEO.
Sun & Ski Sports [HOUSTON, TX] announced that effective January 1, 2019, Karl Salz has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. Salz moved from Senior Vice President of Store Operations into his role as Chief Operating Officer in 2016. Before joining Sun & Ski Sports, Salz worked with The Sports Authority as a Regional Director. Prior to that, Salz was with Galyan’s Trading Company for 12 years, starting as a Sales Associate and moving his way up that organization to Store Manager and later Vice President, Territory Director of Stores.
21st Century Oncology [FORT MYERS, FL] announced that Charlie Powell has joined the company as the Chief Operating Officer. Powell joins 21st Century Oncology from KentuckyOne Health where he served as the President, Physician Enterprise and Ambulatory for Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital. Powell also held positions at Saint Thomas Health as CEO, Physician Services and CEO, Saint Thomas Heart. Powell also served as CEO, Northeast Georgia Heart Center and COO, Piedmont HealthCare.
Southern California Gas Co. [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced that Jimmie I. Cho has been named the company’s chief operating officer. Cho currently is senior vice president of customer services for SoCalGas and senior vice president of distribution operations for SoCalGas and San Diego Gas & Electric. Cho succeeds Bret Lane, who was president and chief operating officer of SoCalGas before being appointed CEO of the company last month.
Asure Software [AUSTIN, TX] (NASDAQ-CM: ASUR) announced the appointment of Rhonda Parouty to the role of Chief Operating Officer, effective January 7, 2019. Previously, Parouty held executive roles within Hewlett Packard, Brandmuscle and Trivie.
ARC Group, Inc. [JACKSONVILLE, FL] (OTC: ARCK) announced that Richard Akam will retain the role of Chief Operating Officer. Akam has served as ARC Group’s Secretary since July 2013 and as its Chief Operating Officer since January 2013. Akam served as the Company’s CEO from July 2013 until the recently. Prior to joining ARC Group, Akam served as the Chief Operating Officer of Ker’s Winghouse from September 2012 to January 2013. From May 2011 to July 2012, Akam served as the Chief Operating Officer of Twin Peaks Restaurants. Akam served as the Chief Operating Officer of First Watch Restaurants from February 2005 to December 2008 and as the Chief Operating Officer of Raving Brands from October 2003 to February 2005. Prior to that, Akam served in various roles with Hooters of America for approximately 20 years, including serving as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2003. Akam is also the founding member of Akam & Associates, LLC.
Adtalem Global Education [CHICAGO, IL] (NYSE: ATGE) announced that Stephen Beard, senior vice president and general counsel, has been named chief operating officer and general counsel. Beard joined Adtalem in February 2018. Previously, Beard was executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, Beard was in private practice with Schiff Hardin, LLP.
Angel Island Capital [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointment of Nicole J. Macarchuk as Chief Operating Officer & General Counsel. Macarchuk was former Managing Director and General Counsel of Public Markets at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. During her eight-year tenure at KKR, Macarchuk served as Managing Director and General Counsel of KKR Credit Advisors (U.S.) LLC and KKR Financial Holdings LLC. Before that, Macarchuk was Co-General Counsel of Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC. Previously, Macarchuk served as counsel at O’Melveny & Myers LLP and O’Sullivan LLP.