COO Moves this week include:
|Confirm BioSciences||Greenleaf Foods, SPC||Rambus Inc.|
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Confirm BioSciences [SAN DIEGO, CA] has elevated Nikhil Nayak, former chief commercial officer, to chief operating officer. Prior to joining Confirm BioSciences, Nayak served as the chief marketing officer at Millennium Health. Prior, Nayak held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in sales, marketing and business development in his long tenure at Forest Laboratories (now Allergan).
Greenleaf Foods, SPC [CHICAGO, IL] named Adam Grogan Chief Operating Officer effective September 9, 2019. Grogan currently serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing, Innovation, Research and Development at Greenleaf’s Toronto-based parent company Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. Prior to his current role, he was Vice President and General Manager, Retail Sales for Maple Leaf Consumer Foods.
Rambus Inc. [SUNNYVALE, CA] (NASDAQ: RMBS) announced that Sean Fan has joined the company as chief operating officer. Before joining Rambus, Fan served as a corporate vice president and general manager at Renesas Electronics. Prior to its acquisition by Renesas in March 2019, Fan held various senior executive positions at Integrated Device Technology Inc. for over 19 years. Before joining IDT, Fan worked at Lucent Microelectronics, Mitel Semiconductor, and National Lab of Telecom in China.
Heska Corporation [LOVELAND, CO] (NASDAQ: HSKA] announced the promotion of Nancy Wisnewski from Executive Vice President, Diagnostic Operations and Product Development to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Wisnewski brings over 25 years of experience to her new role, including Executive Vice President, Diagnostic Operations & Product Development (September 2016 to present), Executive Vice President, Product Development and Customer Service (April 2011 to September 2016), Vice President, Product Development and Technical Customer Service (December 2006 to April 2011), Vice President, Research and Development (January 2006 to November 2006). Jason A. Napolitano, Heska’s current Chief Strategist and Chief Operating Officer will continue to serve as Heska’s Chief Strategy Officer.
CoBank [DENVER, CO] announced that Andrew Jacob will succeed Ann Trakimas as the bank’s Chief Operating Officer. Trakimas will retire from the bank at the end of 2019. Jacob currently serves as the bank’s Chief Regulatory, Legislative and Compliance Officer. Before joining CoBank in 2011, Jacob spent almost 25 years with the Farm Credit Administration, the independent regulator for the Farm Credit System, where he served in a variety of leadership roles within the agency’s Office of Examination, Office of Policy and Analysis, and Office of Secondary Market Oversight.