COO Moves this week include:
|Stability Growth||CloudKnox Security||Burke & Herbert Bank|
|USA Technologies, Inc.||BioIQ||RumbleOn|
|MDC Partners Inc.||Vital Data Technology, LLC||PLS Logistics Services|
|Sotera Wireless||HEXO Corp||Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc.|
|Emerald Expositions Events, Inc.||Hi-Crush Partners LP||Yukon Partners|
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Stability Growth [OKLAHOMA CITY, OK] announces the addition of David Lewis as chief operating officer. Lewis most recently served as vice president of franchising for international staffing firm Express Employment Professionals where he served since 2001. Lewis previously served on the Board of Directors of The Barre Code.
CloudKnox Security [SUNNYVALE, CA] announced that Raj Mallempati has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CloudKnox, Mallempati was most recently the SVP of Marketing at Malwarebytes. Mallempati has also held positions as the VP of Global Marketing at MobileIron, VP of Product Marketing at Riverbed Technology, and was the Director of Marketing and Business Strategy at VMware.
Burke & Herbert Bank [ALEXANDRIA, VA] announced David P. Boyle will join the Bank as its new President & Chief Operating Officer. W. Scott McSween, who holds this position currently, will become the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer and serve in this role until year-end, at which time he will retire from the Bank. Boyle will be named Chief Executive Officer at the beginning of 2020. For the past nearly seven years, Boyle served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Orrstown Bank. Prior to this role, Boyle served as the Chief Performance Officer at PNC Financial Services; President and Chief Executive Officer at the affiliate of National City Bank; and Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer at Wayne Bancorp, Inc.
USA Technologies, Inc. [MALVERN, PA] (NASDAQ: USAT) announced the appointment of Matthew W. McConnell as Chief Operating Officer, effective May 22, 2019. Most recently, McConnell held the role of Senior Vice President and General Manager at Comcast NBCUniversal, where he was responsible for operating Comcast Technology Solutions, a global division of Comcast Cable. Previously, McConnell co-founded Troppus Software Corporation, which was sold to EchoStar Corporation in 2011. Earlier in his career, McConnell held various corporate development positions at NextAction Corporation, Level 3 Communications, Inc., and America Online, Inc.
BioIQ [ATLANTA, GA] announced that Andrew Reeves has joined as chief operating officer. Prior to BioIQ, Reeves spent 12 years at Cigna and held a number of leadership positions including regional vice president of national accounts and chief distribution officer of corporate sales effectiveness. Reeves also served as COO and market lead for Cigna’s Medicare Advantage business, Cigna HealthSpring.
RumbleOn [DALLAS, TX] (NASDAQ: RMBL) announced the appointment of Peter Levy as Chief Operating Officer. Levy previously served as the Senior Vice President of Operations at RumbleOn since November 2017.
MDC Partners Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MDCA) announced the appointment of Seth Gardner to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, effective June 17, 2019. Gardner joins MDC Partners from The Carlyle Group, where he served as Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer. Previously, Gardner was a Managing Director at Cerberus Capital Management. Gardner also previously served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for Financial Excellence at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Vital Data Technology, LLC [NEWPORT BEACH, CA] announced the appointment of Doug Downing as Chief Operating Officer. Formerly Downing was the Senior Vice President of Operations at Inovalon. Previously Downing served as an operational executive for a global security screening company and a patient monitoring company.
PLS Logistics Services [CRANBERRY TWP., PA] announced the promotion of Joe Bielawski as Chief Operating Officer. Bielawski started his career with PLS in 1997 as a Logistics Coordinator. Since then, Bielawski has worked his way up to Director and was named Vice President of Supply Chain in 2015. Bielawski recently held the title of Vice President of Enterprise Solutions.
Sotera Wireless [SAN DIEGO, CA] announced the appointment of Younes Achkire as its new Chief Operating Officer. Achkire was recently Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Foxconn Health Technology Business Group. Prior to Foxconn, Achkire was the Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Zap Surgical Systems.
HEXO Corp [GATINEAU, QC] (NYSE-A: HEXO) appointed Donald Courtney as Chief Operating Officer. Courtney boasts over 20 years of experience in senior operations positions across several industries, including previous experience in the cannabis industry. Courtney has extensive experience with several global food and beverage organizations including Mars Inc, Pepsi Bottling Group and Vincor International and experience in technology with Christie Digital and LG Electronics. Most recently, Courtney served as the Chief Operating Officer for MedReleaf.
Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. [VICTORIA, BC] (TSXV: EMH) has appointed Sean Rathbone as Chief Operating Officer. Rathbone served as Vice President, Manufacturing, Western Canada at Agropur; Manager, Manufacturing R&D at BDO Canada, LLP; Operations Area Manager at Amazon Canada Fulfillment Service, Ltd.; and Director, World Class Manufacturing at Molson Coors. He started his career at Unilever in South Africa.
Emerald Expositions Events, Inc. [SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA] (NYSE: EEX) announced the appointment of Brian Field as Chief Operating Officer. Field’s career has spanned more than twenty years, most recently including eight years at UBM, now part of Informa plc. For the last five years, Field was COO of UBM Americas. Prior to that role, Field spent three years at UBM Medica.
Hi-Crush Partners LP [HOUSTON, TX] (NYSE: HCLP) announced that it has appointed Michael Alan Oehlert as Chief Operating Officer. Oehlert joined Hi-Crush in July 2017 as Vice President, PropStream, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, PropStream in January 2019. Oehlert provided consulting services to various private equity firms prior to joining Hi-Crush and following his service as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Artificial Lift LLC, from August 2013 to November 2015. From October 2012 to August 2013, Oehlert served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Downhole Technology LLC. Prior to Downhole Technology LLC, Oehlert was the south region General Manager at Integrated Production Services from 2006 to 2012. With the appointment of Oehlert as Chief Operating Officer, Robert E. Rasmus will cease serving as the principal operating officer of Hi-Crush, but will continue in his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Yukon Partners [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] promoted Chief Financial Officer, Corey Peters to Chief Operating Officer. Peters will remain as CFO as he concurrently assumes the new role of COO. Prior to joining Yukon as CFO in June of 2012, Peters served in finance and operational leadership roles at Optum, UnitedHealthcare, and RBC Wealth Management.
Korn Ferry [LOS ANGELES, CA] (NYSE: KFY) announced that Lisa McCann has joined the firm as chief operating officer. McCann most recently serving as the chief innovation and operations officer for SAP’s $1.8B North America service business.