COO Moves this week include:
|Logistyx Technologies||National Insurance Crime Bureau||TOP Chops|
|PlanetOne||Bechtel Group, Inc.||Kindbody|
|Blink Health||Spirit AeroSystems||JMP Group LLC|
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Logistyx Technologies [CHICAGO, IL] announced the appointment of Dipti Gupta as Chief Operating Officer. In her most recent role as Vice President of Professional Services and Account Management at Blume Global, Gupta led a team providing logistics and digital supply chain solutions to a global customer base. Prior to her role at Blume Global, Gupta held leadership positions at E2open, Model N, Flextronics and Hewlett-Packard.
National Insurance Crime Bureau [DES PLAINES, IL] announced that Timothy R. Slater has joined NICB as the association’s new Chief Operating Officer. Slater recently held the position of Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s Washington Field Office.Slater was the former Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit Division, as well as the Criminal and Cyber Division of the Washington Field Office, and Deputy Assistant Director of the Critical Incident Response Group.-PHOTO
PlanetOne [SCOTTSDALE, AZ] announced the appointment of Chris Werpy to Chief Operating Officer. Werpy joins PlanetOne from Masergy Communications. During his 13+ year career at Masergy, Werpy served as a key member of the executive leadership team, and held varying roles including most recently senior vice president of solutions and services.
Bechtel Group, Inc. [RESTON, VA] announced that Craig Albert, who has led the company’s Infrastructure business unit since 2016, will succeed Jack Futcher as president and chief operating officer. Futcher, who plans to retire at the end of 2020 following a 40-year career, will serve as the company’s vice chairman until then and afterwards will remain as a non-executive director on the company’s board. Albert will also chair Bechtel’s Operating Committee. Albert joined Bechtel in 1998 as a senior member of Bechtel’s business development team. Albert was elected a principal vice president in 2001, a senior vice president in 2009, and a director in 2013.
Blink Health [SEATTLE, WA] has appointed Vinayak Hegde as President & COO. Most recently, Hegde was with Airbnb as the Chief Marketing Officer for their Global Homes business and the VP for Growth across the entire company. At Amazon, Hegde’s tenure spanned over 12 years in the early history of the company.
Spirit AeroSystems [WICHITA, KS] [NYSE: SPR] announced that Sam Marnick will serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Marnick, who previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer.
JMP Group LLC [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NYSE: JMP) announced that Thomas Wright has been named chief operating officer of JMP Securities. Wright continues as the firm’s director of equities and a member of JMP Group’s executive committee. Before joining JMP Group in 2013, Wright served as global head of trading at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Wright previously held a variety of management positions at Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as head of European equity trading and sales trading and formerly as head of U.S. equity trading and sales trading.