COO Moves this week include:
|GODIVA Chocolatier||Cushman & Wakefield||NewDay USA|
|ARB Midstream LLC||DHI Group, Inc.||The Achieve Institute|
|180 Health Partners|
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GODIVA Chocolatier [NEW YORK] has named Brent Franks as Chief Operating Officer. Brent Franks joins GODIVA from Aramark where he served as COO, International. Prior to that, Franks had a successful 29-year career with Pepsi Bottling Company, which included serving as President of Pepsi Mexico.
Cushman & Wakefield [CHICAGO, IL] (NYSE: CWK) announced that Michelle M. MacKay will join the firm as Chief Operating Officer, stepping down from her role on the firm’s Board of Directors, effective April 6, 2020. MacKay joined Cushman & Wakefield’s Board of Directors in 2018. MacKay was most recently a Senior Advisor to iStar. During her 15-year career at iStar, MacKay served as Executive Vice President of Investments, Head of Capital Markets. Prior to iStar, MacKay came from UBS, where she was an Executive Director in commercial real estate and a senior member of the Commercial Real Estate Investment Committee. Before UBS, MacKay held roles at Chase Bank and The Hartford Insurance Company’s investment arm HIMCO.
NewDay USA [FULTON, MD] announced it named Michael “Mo” Oursler Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his 8 years at NewDay USA, Oursler was Chief Credit Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations and NewDay University, and Vice President of Capital Markets.
ARB Midstream, LLC [DENVER, CO] announced that John Roark recently joined the Company in the role of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ARB, Roark was Vice President of Terminalling, Transportation & Storage for Andeavor and Vice President, Mid-Continent Logistics Operations for Tesoro.
DHI Group, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: DHX) announced Chris Henderson has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer having served as Chief Strategy Officer since April 2019. Henderson joined DHI in April 2019. Henderson served as interim Chief Revenue Officer, until the position was filled in October 2019. Prior to joining DHI, Henderson served as CEO of the Universal Service Administrative Company, Senior Advisor to United States Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and COO of the City of Denver under Mayor John Hickenlooper.
The Achieve Institute [RYE BROOK, NY] announced the appointment of Christine ‘Chris’ Baron to Chief Operating Officer. Baron joins The Achieve Institute after 25 years of demonstrated leadership in senior management positions including President of the Midwest Area for Verizon Wireless. Baron sits on the board of the Philadelphia Police Athletic league and has held multiple board seats in the public sector.
Amentum [GERMANTOWN, MD] announced that Tom Foster has been appointed Chief Operating Officer of Amentum’s Nuclear & Environment Strategic Business Unit. Foster has more than 35 years of experience in the nuclear industry. Foster’s most recent assignment was President and Project Manager at the Amentum-led company, Savannah River Remediation. Foster has held other roles in the industry serving as Chief Decommissioning Officer at the Sellafield Site and Director of Remediation for the River Corridor project at Hanford, Wash.
Anatomy [MIAMI, FL] has tapped David Geller to lead the company’s business, operations, and growth strategies as the newly appointed Chief Operating Officer. Geller joined the Anatomy team as a consultant in 2015. Geller has more than 25 years of international marketing, branding and strategy experience, having held senior positions at globally recognized brands such as American Express Publishing, Barnes & Noble.com, and Equinox Fitness Clubs.
180 Health Partners [NASHVILLE, TN] announced the addition of Rebecca Whitehead Munn as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Munn was responsible for overall strategy and execution for UnitedHealthcare’s innovative community-based clinical care teams.