COO Moves this week include:
|Plutoshift||Alector, Inc.||lululemon athletica inc.|
|Braidy Industries, Inc.||Patagonia Gold Corp.|
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Spire Inc. [ST. LOUIS, MO] announced that Steve Lindsey has been appointed executive vice president, chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1. Lindsey joined Spire as president of its gas utility in 2012 and is currently the executive vice president, chief executive officer of gas utilities and distribution operations.
Salesforce [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NYSE: CRM) announced that Salesforce President and Chief Product Officer Bret Taylor has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Taylor is the co-founder and former CEO of Quip, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. Prior to founding Quip, Taylor served as the Chief Technology Officer of Facebook, which he joined in 2009 after it acquired his social networking company, FriendFeed.
CNSI [TYSONS, VA] announced that Bob McCord has joined the company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, McCord served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Octo Consulting. Prior to that, McCord served as President and COO of Acentia and 2020 Company LLC.
Plutoshift [DENVER, CO] announced that John Hoholik is moving from a strategic consulting role to Chief Operating Officer. Hoholik most recently served as a consultant for Plutoshift. Hoholik has a proven track record of success in senior positions, including CMO and Senior Vice President of Global Solutions at Teletech and Executive Vice President and Partner at Digitas.
Alector, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointment of Shehnaaz Suliman as the company’s president and chief operating officer. Suliman joins Alector from Theravance Biopharma, where she served as senior vice president, corporate development and strategy, a position she held from July 2017 to March 2019. Prior to Theravance, Suliman worked for Genentech as a group leader and project team leader in the R&D Portfolio Management and Operations Group from September 2010 to May 2015. Suliman was also vice president and global therapeutic head, Roche Partnering from June 2015 to July 2017.
lululemon athletica inc. [VANCOUVER, BC] (NASDAQ: LULU) announced that Stuart Haselden, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, International, will leave the company, effective January 10, 2020, in order to assume a position outside of the industry. Haselden joined lululemon in 2015 as Chief Financial Officer.
Braidy Industries, Inc. [ASHLAND, KY] has named Mike Otero as Chief Operating Officer, effective January 6, 2020. Otero joins the Braidy Industries executive team with the added designation of Head of the Ashland Headquarters facility. Most recently, Otero was CEO of Oman Aluminum Rolling Mill Company, LLC. Prior to OARC, Otero served as Commercial and Supply Chain Manager for Sohar Aluminum. Otero also held prior positions at Rio Tinto Aluminum, Edwards D. Jones & Co., LLP and Crown Crafts.
Patagonia Gold Corp. [VANCOUVER, BC] (TSXV: PGDC) announce the appointment of Jorge Sanguin as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2020. Sanguin will succeed Leon Hardy, who was appointed COO on July 22, 2019. Prior to joining the Company as Operations Director, Sanguin held senior key positions in a number of mining operations in Argentina, including until February 2019 General Manager of Cerro Moro (Yamana Gold Inc.), Mining Manager at Manantial Espejo (Pan American Silver Corporation,) and previously President and General Manager of Cerro Vanguardia (AngloGold Ashanti Limited).