COO Moves this week include:
|EVERFI Inc.||CanAlaska Uranium Ltd.||GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.|
|Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.||Principal International||Lucid Energy Group|
|AxiomSL||The Dow Hotel Company||AutoWeb, Inc.|
|Lennar Corporation||Daseke, Inc.||Riverview Financial Corporation|
|Smithfield Foods, Inc.|
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EVERFI Inc. [WASHINGTON, DC] announced the appointment of Ellen Patterson as its Chief Operating Officer. Most recently Patterson served as the company’s Chief Revenue and Partnership Officer. Prior to EVERFI, Patterson held senior product and business operations leadership roles with AOL.
GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. [NORWOOD, MA] announced that it has promoted John C. Murphy has been promoted to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Murphy most recently served as one of four Operations Officers and as a member of GZA’s Executive Team. Prior to that, Murphy was the company’s Northern New England Office Manager and held several other leadership positions, including six years on the Board of Directors, five years as Chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee, and Chair of the Nominating Committee.
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] (CSE: HARV) announced the appointment of John Cochran as chief operating officer. Cochran is the former CEO of multistate cannabis company Loudpack Inc., former CEO of Ole Smoky Distillery, former CEO of Pabst Brewing Company, and former President and COO of Fiji Water Company.
Principal International [DES MOINES, IA] announced Pedro Borda, president of Principal South Asia and India, is promoted to senior vice president and chief operating officer. As previously announced, current senior vice president and chief operating officer of Principal International Renee Schaaf is assuming the role of president of Principal Retirement and Income Solutions in March 2019. Borda has served in multiple leadership positions for Principal over the course of his 22 years with the company, including managing director of our former business in Argentina, managing director of Principal Afore in Mexico, country head of Mexico, a board member of Principal Chile, CEO of Principal’s ASEAN Region, and president of South Asia and India. Prior to joining Principal, Borda worked in Argentina as a government pension regulator.
Lucid Energy Group [DALLAS, TX] announced that the company has hired Brian T. Raber as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Raber has held senior leadership positions at leading midstream companies as well as engineering and project management roles for major engineering, procurement and construction firms. Before joining Lucid, Raber served as senior vice president, engineering and project management for Summit Midstream Partners, LLC. Prior to Summit, Raber held senior management roles in operations and engineering at Century Midstream LLC, NiSource Midstream Services LLC, Hoover Energy Partners LP and Enterprise Products Partners LP.
AxiomSL [NEW YORK & LONDON] announced the appointment of David Weber as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Weber, who brings more than 30 years of financial management and operations experience, joins AxiomSL from Charles River Development, where he served as Chief Financial Officer since 2006. Prior to CRD, Weber held various roles at Sybase Inc., including Vice President of Worldwide and International Field Operations Finance; Senior Director of Professional Services; and Director of Operations. Weber was the Chief Financial Officer at Context Integration.
The Dow Hotel Company [SEATTLE, WA] promoted Randall King to executive vice-president & chief operating officer. Prior to joining The Dow Hotel Company, King was chief financial officer for WineBid.com. King also held the same position with Tully’s Coffee Company. King formerly was senior vice-president in charge of company operations. King joined DHC in 2001 as the general manager for the Embassy Suites O’Hare and has held progressively more important positions with the company throughout his tenure.
AutoWeb, Inc. [IRVINE, CA] (NASDAQ: AUTO) has appointed Dan Ingle to the newly created position of chief operating officer. Ingle brings more than two decades of automotive and technology related experience to AutoWeb, and has spent the last 12 years with Cox Automotive serving in various capacities. Most recently, Ingle served as the vice president of international business development. Prior to Cox, Ingle was the director of information technology at CapitalOne Auto Finance. Ingle has also held positions with PeopleFirst.com, Thomson Technology Consulting Group and Ernst & Young.
Lennar Corporation [MIAMI, FL] (NYSE: LEN) announced that Fred Rothman has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Rothman will continue to oversee the Company’s East Homebuilding Region. Jon Jaffe, who previously held the title of both President and Chief Operating Officer, will continue to serve as the Company’s President. Rothman joined Lennar in 2006, initially specializing in land acquisitions and overseeing the Company’s Northeast homebuilding operations. Rothman was promoted to Regional President of the Northeast in 2008, which subsequently expanded to include Lennar’s entire Eastern United States homebuilding operations.
Daseke, Inc. [ADDISON, TX] (NASDAQ: DSKE) announced that on February 7, 2020, it has appointed Chris Easter, former Interim Chief Executive Officer, as permanent Chief Executive Officer. Easter began his career at Daseke as its Chief Operating Officer in January of 2019 and assumed the additional responsibility as its Interim Chief Executive Officer in August of 2019. From 2012 to 2017, Easter served as CEO of Keen Transport.
Riverview Financial Corporation [HARRISBURG, PA] (NASDAQ: RIVE) the holding company of Riverview Bank, announced the appointment of Ginger G. Kunkel as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and the Bank. Kunkel joined the Company in 2014. Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, she previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer.
Smithfield Foods, Inc. [SMITHFIELD, VA] announced that Dennis Organ has been promoted to chief operating officer. Organ has been with Smithfield for eight years and has exhibited the unique qualities necessary to execute these new responsibilities.