COO Moves this week include:
|Imperative Care, Inc.||Candel Therapeutics||DiGennaro Communications|
|Dalrada Financial Corp.||Smith Land & Improvement Corporation||Advantasure|
|Acuity Healthcare||Black Bear Diner||Crescent Communities|
|First Bank||Circuit of The Americas||MetricNet, LLC|
|Wingstop Inc.||Harvest Health & Recreation Inc.||Risk Strategies|
|Biologics Consulting||Sierra Energy||Vyome Therapeutics|
|Colony Capital, Inc.||Revlon, Inc.||Noble Midstream Partners LP|
|Pretzels, Inc.||St. Croix Hospice||Exponential ETFs|
|Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC||Avenu Insights & Analytics|
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Imperative Care, Inc. [CAMPBELL, CA] announced that Daniel Davis has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Davis joins Imperative Care from Penumbra, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer and President of North America.
Candel Therapeutics [NEEDHAM, MA] announced the appointment of Sandra E. Poole as Chief Operating Officer. Poole joins Candel with over 25 years of global biopharmaceutical drug development and manufacturing operations experience at both established pharmaceutical and emerging biotechnology companies. Most recently, Poole served as the COO of LogicBio Therapeutics, Inc. Poole previously held executive operational roles of increasing responsibility at ImmunoGen, Inc., eventually becoming EVP of Technical Operations and Commercial Development. Poole currently serves on the board of directors of Retrophin and Viacyte and the Supervisory Board for Valneva.
DiGennaro Communications [NEW YORK] has named Maxine Winer president and chief operating officer. Winer most recently spent eight years as Senior Partner and General Manager of FleishmanHillard Chicago. Prior to FH, Winer was EVP and Deputy General Manager at Edelman’s Chicago officeEarlier, Winer led the corporate practice at MSL Chicago and was VP of Marketing for the mortgage division of PNC Financial Services Group.
Dalrada Financial Corp. [HENDERSON, NV] (OTC Pink: DFCO) announced that Fawad Nisar has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Nisar was previously the Executive Vice President at Trucept Marketing. Prior to his most recent position, Nisar held various executive and high-level roles managing global operations, as well as sales and marketing for large product and service organizations.
Smith Land & Improvement Corporation [CAMP HILL, PA] has appointed Dallas J. Zulli to Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer. Zulli brings 16 years of experience in commercial banking and real estate finance, most recently as vice president, senior commercial relationship manager with F&M Trust in the Capital Region.
Advantasure [GLEN ALLEN, VA] announced the appointment of Johanna Hower as the chief operating officer. Hower most recently served as vice president of both operations and business implementation at Gateway Health Plan in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to that, Hower held numerous leadership positions at Aetna, including chief operating officer, Medicaid New Markets.
Acuity Healthcare [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced that Executive Vice President Rick Cassady has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Acuity as Chief Financial Officer in 2003, Cassady served as the Area Chief Financial Officer for rehabilitation and LTACH hospitals in Texas. Cassady has also served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for a behavioral healthcare company based in Charleston, South Carolina for several years.
Black Bear Diner [REDDING, CA] has announced the addition of Jeff Guido as chief operating officer. Guido joins Black Bear Diner as chief operating officer by way of ABRH where he held the position of president for the Family Restaurant Division.
Crescent Communities [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced the promotion of Brian Natwick to President and Chief Operating Officer. Natwick joined Crescent Communities in 2006 and has served as President of the company’s multifamily business since 2011.
First Bank [SOUTHERN PINES, NC] announced the promotion of Donna Ward to the position of EVP, Chief Operating Officer as of January 1, 2020. Ward has been with the bank for more than two decades, serving in a variety of positions including director of training, branch administration manager, and most recently, director of project management.
Circuit of The Americas [AUSTIN, TX] announced that Rick Abbott has been named Chief Operating Officer of COTA. Prior to joining COTA in 2018, Abbot had successful leadership roles overseeing NBC’s Rockefeller Center and ESPN’s worldwide operations.
MetricNet, LLC [INCLINE VILLAGE, NV] announced that Angela Irizarry has been appointed President and Chief Operating Officer for the company. During her career at MetricNet, Irizarry has held various leadership roles, with oversight of the competitive intelligence, best practices advisory, and procurement assistance lines of business.
Wingstop Inc. [DALLAS, TX] (NASDAQ: WING) announced the appointment of Mahesh Sadarangani as Chief Operating Officer, previously Wingstop’s Senior Vice President of Channel Strategy. Sadarangani is replacing Larry Kruguer, who resigned on December 26, 2019. With more than 20 years of operational leadership experience, Sadarangani joined Wingstop in July 2019 from CEC Entertainment, the parent company for Chuck E. Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza. Most recently, Sadarangani served as Chief Administrative Officer of CEC Entertainment and President of the Peter Piper Pizza brand.
Harvest Health & Recreation Inc. [PHOENIX, AZ] (CSE: HARV) has hired Ron Goodson as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Goodson served as President and COO of Verano Holdings LLC. Goodson worked at North America Pepsi Beverages Company for more than 35 years. Goodson held several leadership roles at the company including nine years as VP & General Manger for the Southwest market, one of the largest territories for PepsiCo.
Risk Strategies [BOSTON, MA] announced that it has appointed Sharon Edwards as Chief Operating Officer. Edwards previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson’s corporate risk and broking segment, as well as CFO for Willis Towers Watson’s North America segment. Edwards served as Co-Chair of Women at Willis Towers Watson.Edwards also worked for Arthur Andersen, focusing on the healthcare, senior living and financial services industries.
Biologics Consulting [ALEXANDRIA, VA] announced that Kenneth P. Guito was hired as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Biologics Consulting, Guito worked with Sanofi Pasteur Inc. in many roles (1990-2015). Most recently, Guito served as General Manager at Sanofi-Topaz, Inc., a subsidiary company. Prior to this role, Guito held senior level positions in Corporate and Business Development.
Vyome Therapeutics [PRINCETON, NJ] announced the appointment of Craig Tooman as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his position at Vyome, Tooman served as Chief Executive Officer of Aratana Therapeutics. Tooman also spent six years as the Chief Financial Officer and treasurer of Aratana. Previous to Aratana, Craig served as founder and Chief Executive Officer of Avanzar Medical, Inc. Prior to his time at Avanzar, Tooman served as Chief Financial Officer at Ikaria Inc. and Enzon Pharmaceuticals.
Colony Capital, Inc. [LOS ANGELES, CA & NEW YORK] (NYSE: CLNY) announced that Andrew Witt, Managing Director, has been promoted to the new position of Chief Operating Officer of Global Credit at Colony. Witt joined Colony in 2007. Witt will continue to serve on the credit committee and investment committee for CLNC. Witt was previously an Executive Vice President of Colony American Homes.
Revlon, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: REV) announced that it has appointed Sergio Pedreiro to serve as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer. From 2009 to 2014, Sergio was Chief Financial Officer at Coty Inc. Sergio most recently served as CEO of Estre Ambiental S.A., after joining that company as a director in 2011.
Noble Midstream Partners LP [HOUSTON, TX] (NASDAQ: NBLX) announced that Robin H. Fielder was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Noble Midstream and Senior Vice President, Midstream, of Noble Energy, Inc. Fielder held a variety of positions within Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Western Midstream Partners LP since beginning her career with Anadarko in 2002, including most recently as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of WES and Senior Vice President, Midstream and Marketing at Anadarko from 2018 to 2019. In addition, Fielder served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Anadarko from 2016 to 2018, and previously as Midstream Planning Manager, Business General Manager of East Texas and North Louisiana, Worldwide Operations Business Advisor.
Pretzels, Inc. [BLUFFTON, IN] announced that Ku Han has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Han brings nearly 30 years of operational and manufacturing experience to his new role at Pretzels. Most recently, Han served as the Vice President of Operations for Craftmark Bakery. Before joining Craftmark Bakery, Han served as the Vice President of Operations for Lassonde Pappas. Prior to joining Lassonde Pappas, Han held various operations and manufacturing positions with Target, PepsiCo, and Bee Gee Shrimp Company.
St. Croix Hospice [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] announced that Susan Freeman has joined in newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Freeman most recently served as Chief Operating Officer for a large integrated home health and hospice provider in the southern United States where she also served on the Executive Board for the Alabama Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. -PHOTO
Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC [NEW YORK] announced that Glenn Cummins has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Cummins previously served as Co-Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer of Star America Infrastructure Partners. Prior to his role at Star America Infrastructure Partners, Cummins was a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Fortress Investment Group for almost a decade. Cummins also served as Chief Financial Officer of Ivy Asset Management, Vice President for Strategic Capital Planning for J.P. Morgan, and a Manager in Mergers & Acquisitions at Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Avenu Insights & Analytics [CENTREVILLE, VA] announced the appointment of Lara M. Oerter as Chief Operating Officer. Oerter brings over 15 years of executive leadership and experience, serving most recently as COO for PrecisionHawk and Senior Vice President with Blackboard.