COO Moves this week include:
|Brooks Running Company||Shutterstock, Inc.||Olin Corporation|
|Boralex Inc.||Macadamia Beauty||TrueMotion|
|Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Crowd Machine||Fitch Group|
|LucidWorks||Cordy Oilfield Services Inc.||PRIDE Industries|
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Brooks Running Company [SEATTLE, WA] has promoted Dan Sheridan to a newly configured role of Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Sheridan joined Brooks Running in 1998 and through his career has been critical in the continued growth of the brand and business. Prior to his new role, Sheridan led global sales, e-commerce, business development and customer service.
Shutterstock, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: SSTK) announced the appointment of Stan Pavlovsky in the newly created role of Co-Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategic Operations. Pavlovsky most recently serving as President of Meredith Digital and Executive Vice President, Meredith Corporation. Prior to that role, Pavlovsky successfully led strategy and development for Meredith’s largest digital food enterprise, Allrecipes.com, as the brand’s President. Pavlovsky will work in partnership with Steven Berns who continues as Co-Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Olin Corporation [CLAYTON, MO] (NYSE: OLN) announced that effective April 1, 2019 James A. Varilek is promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Varilek has served as the Executive Vice President and President, Chlor Alkali Vinyls & Services of Olin Corporation since the acquisition of The Dow Chemical Company’s U.S. chlor alkali and vinyl, global chlorinated organics and global epoxy business in October 2015. In November 2013, Varilek was named President of Dow’s U.S. Chlor Alkali & Vinyl Business and in March 2015, he assumed additional responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer of Dow Chlorine Products. From December 2010 to November 2013, Varilek was Business Vice President for the Dow Services Business, adding Vice President for Procurement in July 2013. From November 2008 to December 2010, Varilek was Vice President for Business Services, Advanced Materials Division, and from February 2006 to November 2008, Varilek was Vice President of Dow’s Global Supply Chain.
Boralex Inc. [MONTRÉAL, QC] (TSX: BLX) announce the appointment of Patrick Decostre as Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, effective July 2019. Hired by Boralex in 2001, Patrick Decostre has been Vice President and General Manager of Boralex Europe for more than three years.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA] (NASDAQ: INO) announced the appointment of Jacqueline E. Shea as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Shea most recently served as CEO and COO of Aeras. Shea replaces Niranjan Y. Sardesai who now serves as Chief Executive Officer of Geneos Therapeutics. Prior to her role at Aeras, Shea held top management positions at two biotechnology companies: Emergent Product Development UK (part of Emergent BioSolutions) and Microscience Ltd; and was general manager of The Oxford-Emergent Tuberculosis Consortium.
Crowd Machine [SCOTTS VALLEY, CA] announced that James Hanley will join Crowd Machine as chief operating officer. Hanley joins Crowd Machine from Accenture, where he was managing director for journey to cloud and automation. Prior to Accenture, Hanley served as vice president and general manager at DXC (formerly CSC). Prior to DXC Hanley held positions as CEO and President, Field Operations at Force10 Networks (now Dell/Force10).
Fitch Group [NEW YORK, & LONDON] announced the appointment of Ted Niedermayer as its Chief Operating Officer, in addition to his ongoing role as Chief Financial Officer. Niedermayer was named CFO in June 2014 and began working for Fitch Group earlier the same year. Niedermayer was previously Chief Operating Officer at H/2 Capital Partners and prior to H/2 held Managing Director roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs & Co.
Lucidworks [SAN FRANCISCO, CA & HONG KONG] announced the hire of Robert Lau as Chief Operating Officer for Global Emerging Markets and APAC. Lau most recently lead APAC operations at Splunk and Elastic.
PRIDE Industries [ROSEVILLE, CA] announced the appointment of Casey Blake as Chief Operating Officer. Before joining PRIDE, Blake served as Assistant Secretary for Contracting, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at the Pentagon.