COO Moves this week include:
|Home Delivery Service||Fern Health||Indus Holdings, Inc.|
|CDK Global, Inc.||NSF International||Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty|
|CoPilot Provider Support Services||ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education||FerGene, Inc.|
|RapidScale||Consulate Health Care||miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.|
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Home Delivery Service [PALO ALTO, CA] announced that Jim Liefer has joined the company as President and COO. Liefer most recently served as CEO and president of Kindred AI. Previously, Liefer was COO at One Kings Lane. Earlier in his career, Liefer was vice president of operations for Walmart.com and has also served as vice president of information systems with UPS Supply Chain Solutions.
Fern Health [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Hewett Chiu as Chief Operating Officer. Chiu brings diverse healthcare systems transformation and leadership experience to Fern, including more than three years at the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. In addition to his experience with the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, Chiu is the co-founder and President of the Academy of Medical & Public Health Services.
Indus Holdings, Inc. [SALINAS, CA] (CSE: INDS) announced that Jenny Montenegro, its Vice President of Commercialization has been promoted to the role of the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Indus, Montenegro served as the Founding Vice President of Consumer Packaged Goods and Operations. In addition, Montenegro served as a buyer at Costco Wholesale after working her way through the ranks.
Cloud4Wi [NEW YORK] announce that Scott Ackerman joined the company as COO and a Member of the Board. Ackerman joins Cloud4Wi from TuneCore where he served as President and COO in 2010 and was promoted to CEO in 2012. Prior to joining TuneCore, Ackerman held executive operations positions at eHarmony, Orbitz, US Airways and American Airlines.
EagleBank [BETHESDA, MD] announced the appointment of Sam Pepper as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining EagleBank, Pepper was President and CEO of UFS Bancorp & Unibank for Savings, and served as a board member for the Holding Company and Bank. Pepper also served as EVP/Commercial Banking President for Equity Bank.
WP Engine [AUSTIN, TX] announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Teichman served as the CEO of Pond5. Prior to Pond5, Teichman served as EVP and COO at Web.com. Teichman has also held executive leadership roles at Register.com and American Express.
CDK Global, Inc. [HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL] (Nasdaq: CDK) announced that Joe Tautges, executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), will assume the newly creatd COO position effective upon appointing a successor to the CFO role. Tautges joined CDK Global in 2017 from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
NSF International [ANN ARBOR, MI] announced that Tom Chestnut, formerly Vice President of NSF’s Global Food Division, has been named Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at NSF International.Chestnut joined NSF International in 2006 as Vice President of Supply Chain Food Safety and was promoted to lead the Global Food Division in 2009.
Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty [SAN DIEGO, CA] announced that Wendy Purvey has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Purvey has been with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty for the past year in the role of Chief Strategy Officer.
CoPilot Provider Support Services [LAKE SUCCESS, NY] has appointed Charles A. Stevens as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining CoPilot, Stevens worked at ICON serving as the President of MediMedia-Complete Healthcare Communications. Stevens held a similar position at PAREXEL and served in positions of increasing responsibility at Cephalon Oncology, Cell Therapeutics, Genetics Institute and Abbott Laboratories.
ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education [NASHVILLE, TN] announced that Joe Pino has joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer. Pino, who will also serve on the Executive Management Team, is an experienced operations executive.
RapidScale [IRVINE, CA] announced that Duane Barnes has been promoted to chief operations officer. Barnes has been in an interim capacity in this role since January of this year, and prior to that served as senior vice president of technology. Before joining RapidScale, Barnes held vice president, director, and other leadership roles in top-performing technology companies such as Windstream Hosted Solutions, Open-Xchange, and Intelisys. Barnes also led teams at MPInet, PowerOne Communications, and the Walt Disney Company.
Consulate Health Care [MAITLAND, FL] announced the appointment of Tim Lehner to Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Consulate, Lehner held the position of COO at Windsor Health Care in California since 2015. Lehner also served in senior leadership roles at Avamere Health Services, Regency Pacific, Inc., Evergreen Health Care, and The Park Associates. Lehner also served as the President of the Washington Healthcare Association.
miRagen Therapeutics, Inc. [BOULDER, CO] (NASDAQ: MGEN) announced the appointment of Lee Rauch as Chief Operating Officer. Rauch has more than 25 years of experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. During this time, Rauch has held several executive positions with Global Blood Therapeutics, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Nuon Therapeutics, POINT Biomedical, COR Therapeutics, and Syntex Corporation. Currently, Rauch also serves as Executive Chairman to Springboard Enterprises Health Innovation Hub.