COO Moves this week include:
|T.Y. Lin International||Magnite||Therapy Brands|
|Incept||Fortis Inc.||Concorde Career Colleges|
|Gray Matter Analytics||OMNIA Partners||Continuum Global Solutions|
|Green Brick Partners, Inc.||Narrative||Babson Diagnostics|
|Pace International LLC||TC Energy Corporation||Silk Road Medical, Inc.|
|UNITED INSURANCE HOLDINGS CORP.||BP Midstream Partners LP||Trident Brands Incorporated|
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T.Y. Lin International [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced that Tom Price has been hired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TYLI Group and the Global Infrastructure pillar of Dar Group, the firm’s parent company. Price most recently led the Global Growth, Strategy, and Solutions unit for a large A/E firm.
Magnite [NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES, CA] (NASDAQ: MGNI) announced that Katie Evans has been named Chief Operating Officer of the company. Evans formerly held the role of GM of CTV at Magnite. Prior to the formation of Magnite from the merger of Rubicon Project and Telaria, Evans was the Chief Operating Officer at Telaria.
Therapy Brands [BIRMINGHAM, AL] announced that Dave Wirta as their Chief Operating Officer. Most recently, Wirta served as President and COO of Community Brands. Prior to that, Wirta held president, COO, CRO and operations consulting roles at several firms including Vology, Greenway Health, Vista Consulting and Ceridian.
Incept [CANTON, OH] announced that Amanda Montgomery has accepted the role of Chief Operating Officer. Amanda serves on the Board of Directors for the Akron Canton Regional Foodbank and Women’s Impact.
Fortis Inc. [ST. JOHN’S, NL] (NYSE: FTS) announced that David Hutchens, currently Chief Operating Officer of Fortis and CEO of UNS Energy, will become president and CEO and join the Board, effective January 1, 2021.
Gray Matter Analytics [CHICAGO, IL] announced the hiring of Steve Betts as Chief of Operations and Products. Prior to joining Gray Matter Analytics, Betts founded Aperture Consulting. Betts has held multiple leadership roles during his career including SVP and CIO at HCSC (Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, TX, OK, NM, MT). Betts serves as the Board Chair of Lumity.
OMNIA Partners [FRANKLIN, TN] announced that Ward H. Brown, the company’s co-founder, and Chief Operating Officer, has decided to retire effective December 31, 2020. Brown will continue as a member of OMNIA’s board of directors. OMNIA has named Kevin Heath, former Chief Procurement Officer for Georgia Pacific as the Chief Operating Officer for OMNIA Partners, effective January 1, 2021.
Continuum Global Solutions [DALLAS, TX] announced that Cynthia Ledlow has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. Ledlow was most recently the Chief Operating Officer at Ontellus. Before Ontellus, Ledlow was Senior Vice President of Operations and Customer Management for TELUS International, a subsidiary of TELUS Communications. Previously, Ledlow held senior-level sales and operations positions at ACS; Genpact, Inc.; ISKY BPO; Broadlink Communications; American Tower; and Siemens Telecom Networks.
Green Brick Partners, Inc. [PLANO, TX] (NASDAQ: GRBK) announced that Jed Dolson has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Green Brick Partners. Dolson previously served as President of the Texas Region. Prior to his position as President of the Texas Region, Dolson served as Head of Land Acquisition & Development for the Company from 2013 to 2017. From 2010 to 2013, Dolson was a full-time development consultant for the Company.
Narrative [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Steven Schwartz in the new position of Chief Operating Officer. Schwartz will report directly to Founder and CEO Nick Jordan. Most recently, Schwartz was COO at Thrive Global. Prior to Thrive, Schwartz spent four years as President of Markets at Dataminr. Before Dataminr, Schwartz managed the Reuters News Agency globally.
Pace International LLC [WAPATO, WA] announced that Rodrigo Cifuentes is being promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1, 2020. In addition, Salman Mir is being promoted to the position of Chief Commercial Officer of Valent BioSciences LLC and President of Pace International. Cifuentes will succeed Mir, who held the COO position for the last 18 months. Earlier in his career, Cifuentes served in various management positions at Kroger Supermarkets in Chile, Davis Fresh Technologies (today NSF) and AgroFresh.\
TC Energy Corporation [CALGARY, AB] (NYSE: TRP) announced that François Poirier, currently Chief Operating Officer, President, Power & Storage and Mexico, will succeed become President and Chief Executive Officer and will join the Board January 1, 2021.
Silk Road Medical, Inc. [SUNNYVALE, CA] (NASDAQ: SILK) announced that Lucas Buchanan, the company’s current Chief Financial Officer, to also serve as its Chief Operating Officer, effective October 1, 2020. Prior to joining Silk Road Medical, Whealon served as Vice President of Research and Development for the Peripheral Vascular business at Medtronic.
UNITED INSURANCE HOLDINGS CORP. [ST. PETERSBURG, FL] announced that Chris Dittman was appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of United Insurance Holdings Corp. Dittman will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer. Dittman will assume the underwriting responsibilities for Paul DiFrancesco, Chief Operating Officer, whose employment with the Company terminated effective September 18, 2020.
Trident Brands Incorporated [BROOKFIELD, WI] announced that Mark Cluett resigned as the Chief Operating Officer.