COO Moves this week include:
|Ostendio||Hotel Asset Value Enhancement||Atlantic Street Capital|
|Panera Bread||Schwazze||COMVEST Properties LLC/LifeCare Properties LLC|
|Sherlock Biosciences||Aegis Life, Inc.||Techmer PM LLC|
|Infutor||Exterran Corporation||Sanchez Midstream Partners LP|
|SUPPORT.COM, INC.||THEMAVEN, INC.||UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION|
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Hotel Asset Value Enhancement [PROVIDENCE, RI] announced the appointment of Chris Hague as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining hotelAVE, Hague served as the Senior Vice President of Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Hague joined Pebblebrook through a public merger with LaSalle Hotel Properties.
Atlantic Street Capital [NEW YORK] announced that Whit Williams has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer. Williams is former Partner of PennantPark Investment Advisers. Prior to PennantPark, Williams was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsors and Leveraged Finance Group at UBS Securities LLC.
Panera Bread [ST. LOUIS, MO] announced the appointment of Debbie Roberts as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer. Roberts joins the Panera team after three decades at McDonald’s, where she was most recently East Zone President.
Schwazze [DENVER, CO] (OTCQX: SHWZ) announced Nirup Krishnamurthy, Chief Integration and Information Officer, will become Chief Operating Officer. Krishnamurthy joined Schwazze earlier this year. Krishnamurthy served as Chief Information Officer for United Airlines. Krishnamurthy also held C-level roles with Northern Trust Bank and The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P).
COMVEST Properties LLC/LifeCare Properties LLC [BILOXI, MS, & LOUISVILLE, KY] announced Jeremy Cole joins the company as Managing Partner and Chief Operations Officer. Cole spent more than 15 years in management consulting, working for Accenture LLC, Marriott International and as a campaign manager for various political campaign.
Sherlock Biosciences [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced that Martin Madaus will be joining as the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Most recently, Madaus served as Interim CEO and Executive Chairman at Ultivue Inc. and Emulate Bio. Madaus also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics from 2014 to 2019, leading the buy-out through the Carlyle Group, where he continues to serve as Operating Executive. Previously, Madaus was President, Chairman and CEO of Millipore Corporation, which was acquired by Merck KGaA, and CEO of Roche Diagnostics North America.
Aegis Life, Inc. [SAN DIEGO, CA] announced that it has appointed its co-founder, Hong Jiang as its Chief Operating Officer. Jiang also has previously co-founded three companies in the mobile and wireless space, including Roundbox, Tatara Systems and Flarion Technologies. Jiang spent five years she spent at Lucent Technologies Bell Labs Innovations.
Techmer PM LLC [CLINTON, TN] announced the hire of Michael McHenry as chief operating officer. Most recently, McHenry served as president, CEO and board director of Master Fluid Solutions. Prior to joining Master Fluid Solutions, McHenry served as vice president of BASF’s Coating Raw Materials business in North America. McHenry joined BASF in 2009 as part of its acquisition of Ciba Specialty Chemicals, where he was president of Ciba’s Coating Effects Segment in the Americas. From 2006-2008, McHenry was vice president and global market center head for Ciba’s Process & Lubricant Additives business.
Infutor [OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL] announced that Kevin Dean has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Dean was most recently the president and general manager of Experian Marketing Services’ Targeting business and previously oversaw global product development as Senior Vice President, Global Product Management. Prior to joining Experian, Dean spent 10 years in executive roles at Equifax, serving as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Partnerships and Vice President of Product Management. Dean also previously served in marketing leadership roles at Cendant and Vita-Mix Corporation and is a board member of the IAB – Data Center of Excellence, Twenty-Ten Analytics, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) – Illinois Chapter.
Exterran Corporation [HOUSTON, TX] (NYSE: EXTN) announced that Girish Saligram communicated his voluntary resignation as Chief Operating Officer, effective September 25, 2020, to assume the chief executive officer position at another company.
SUPPORT.COM, INC. [WILMINGTON, DE] announed, effective August 31, 2020, the company appointed Christine Kowalczyk, age 57, to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Kowalczyk previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of CBRE-FacilitySource. Prior to that, Kowalczyk served as the Senior Vice President of Connexions Loyalty, from September 2017 to March 2018. From March 2015 to September 2017, Kowalczyk served as the Chief Customer Officer of Paycor Corporation.
UNITED STATES CELLULAR CORPORATION [CHICAGO, IL] announced Jay M. Ellison, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer submitted his notice of retirement, effective January 1, 2021. Ellison has been appointed Special Advisor to the President and CEO effective September 1, 2020 through his expected retirement date of January 1, 2021.