Weekly Executive & Director Moves (Apr 15)

by | Apr 15, 2022

Boardroom Alpha provides in-depth analytics and tracking of all public company executives and officers. Below is a rundown of people moves made at notable companies this past week. Get a demo today to see how you can receive real-time alerts and in-depth analytics.

Highlights

New CFO for Moderna

Biotech Moderna (MRNA) announced the appointment of Jorge Gomez as Chief Financial Officer, effective Monday, May 9, 2022. Gomez joins the company from Dentsply Sirona (XRAY) where he served as Executive Vice President & CFO since August 2019. Former CFO David Meline steps down. The value of his options ($42M) has nearly tripled in less than two years as Moderna has transformed itself into a major player in the industry.

Moves in this Issue

CEO

AMED, PRTS, SEII, SPLK

CFO

CARS, ENJY, HAE, HYZN, MRNA, MXCT, PFE, ROOT, SDIG, SHLS, SIDU, UIS, VRRM

Directors

ACHC, ADMP, ALXO, AMED, AOS, APLD, BK, CAG, CBZ, CDRE, CGBD, COMP, CTOS, DOW, GDEN, GE, GNLN, GT, HHGC, HYMC, LPCN, ONTF, OPI, OTTR, PRTS, PSN, PYXS, REVH, SCPL, SEII, SERA, SMSI, SNPS, SPLK, THS, V, VNOM, WSO


CEO Moves

AMEDISYS INC (AMED)
Leaving: CEO – Paul B K Kusserow ( 7.3 yrs; 28.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Christopher Gerard

Mr. Gerard, 54, has served as President of the Company since February 2021 and Chief Operating Officer since January 2017. He previously served as President for the South Central Region of Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a healthcare services company, from 2015 to 2016. Prior to his role as Regional President, Mr. Gerard was the Chief Operating Officer at Kind…read full bio

CARPARTSCOM INC (PRTS)
Leaving: CEO – Lev Peker ( 3.3 yrs; 73.8% TSR)
Replaced by: TBD

SPLUNK INC (SPLK)
Leaving: CEO – Graham Smith ( .4 yrs; )
Replaced by: Gary Steele

Mr. Steele, 59, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of security-as-a-service solutions, since 2002, and served as the Chairman of the board of Proofpoint from 2018 to 2021. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Steele served as Chief Executive Officer of Portera Systems Inc., a software company. Before Portera, Mr. Steele served as the vice president a…read full bio

CFO Moves

CARSCOM INC (CARS)
Leaving: CFO – Sonia Jain ( 1.8 yrs; 51.9% TSR)
Replaced by: Jandy Tomy

Jandy, 46, has served as CARS’ Vice President of Treasury and Investor Relations since March 2017. Prior to that, Jandy worked for FTD Companies, Inc. (“FTD”), a floral and gifting company.  Jandy held various financial and accounting roles at FTD beginning in 2000 and was the Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations from 2007 until joining CARS in 2017. Jand…read full bio

ENJOY TECHNOLOGY INC (ENJY)
Leaving: CFO – Fareed A Khan ( .5 yrs; -82.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Cal R Hoagland

Mr. Hoagland, age 65, has been a partner in and member of FLG since May 2005. Mr. Hoagland has provided interim chief financial officer and interim financial executive services to a number of public and private technology companies while with FLG. Prior to FLG, Mr. Hoagland was the chief financial officer for several public technology companies. Earlier in his career he was a manager with Coopers …read full bio

HYZON MOTORS INC (HYZN)
Leaving: CFO – Mark Gordon ( .8 yrs; -51.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Samuel Chong

From 2021 to 2022, Mr. Chong served as the Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations for Fluence Energy, Inc., a leading global provider of grid scale energy storage products and services and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled digital applications for renewables and storage. From 2018 to 2021, Mr. Chong served as Treasurer of Gogo Inc., the world’s largest provider of broadband…read full bio

MAXCYTE INC (MXCT)
Leaving: CFO – Amanda Louise Murphy ( .8 yrs; -72.5% TSR)
Replaced by: Ron Holtz

Ron Holtz has served as our senior vice president and chief accounting officer since September 2020 and served as our chief financial officer from 2005 to September 2020. He also served on our Board from 2016 to July 2021. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Holtz served as chief financial officer of B2eMarkets Inc., an e-sourcing and performance management provider. Mr. Holtz served as chief financial officer…read full bio

MODERNA INC (MRNA)
Leaving: CFO – David W Meline ( 1.9 yrs; 72.6% TSR)
Replaced by: Jorge M Gomez

Mr. Gomez will be eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses and related tax expenses, in accordance with the Company’s policies, in connection with his relocation to the Boston area. He will also be eligible for all other compensation and benefit plans available to the Company’s executive officers, as described in the Proxy Statement. Mr. Gomez will participate in the Company’s Amended and…read full bio

SHOALS TECHNOLOGIES GROUP INC (SHLS)
Leaving: CFO – Philip A Garton ( 1.3 yrs; -38.6% TSR)
Replaced by: Kevin Hubbard

Mr. Hubbard, 50, has served as a partner at Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP since 2017 and has previously worked with the Company on financial reporting. From April 2019 to May 2020, Mr. Hubbard served as interim Chief Financial Officer at SAExploration Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAEX). From 1997 to 2017, prior to joining Ham, Langston & Brezina, LLP, Mr. Hubbard served in various capacitie…read full bio

UNISYS CORP (UIS)
Leaving: CFO – Michael M Thomson ( 3.1 yrs; 17.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Debra McCann

Ms. McCann, age 49, served as Treasurer and Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at Dun & Bradstreet, Inc., a global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, from 2020 until April 2022, after having served as Treasurer from 2019 to 2020 and having held roles of increasing seniority and responsibility within the Treasury function beginn…read full bio

Director Joins

ACADIA HEALTHCARE COMPANY INC (ACHC)
Christopher H Hunter

Christopher H. Hunter 53 Mr. Hunter has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company effective April 11, 2022. From January 2014 through August 2021, Mr. Hunter served in senior leadership positions at Humana, most recently as President of Humana’s Group, Military …read full bio

ALX ONCOLOGY HOLDINGS INC (ALXO)
Itziar Canamasas

Dr. Canamasas currently serves as the Head of Oncology Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bayer AG. During her 20 plus years at Bayer, Dr. Canamasas has held various oncology leadership positions with expertise focused on global commercialization, strategic life-cycle development and corporate str…read full bio

AMEDISYS INC (AMED)
Christopher Gerard

Mr. Gerard, 54, has served as President of the Company since February 2021 and Chief Operating Officer since January 2017. He previously served as President for the South Central Region of Kindred at Home, a division of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a healthcare services company, from 2015 to 20…read full bio

APPLIED BLOCKCHAIN INC (APLD)
Wes Cummins

Wes Cummins 44 Chief Executive Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Chairman of the Board Director from February 2007 to December 2020 and March 2021 to Present, sole officer from March 2012 to December 2020 and CEO, Secretary and Treasurer from March 2021 to Present …read full bio

CADRE HOLDINGS INC (CDRE)
Deborah A Decotis

Ms. DeCotis was also appointed to serve as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Ms. DeCotis, 69 years old, has extensive investment banking, management, oversight and board experience. Ms. DeCotis is a retired managing director at Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. and held several management and…read full bio

COMPASS INC (COMP)
Josh McCarter

Mr. McCarter serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Mindbody, Inc. (“Mindbody”). He joined Mindbody in 2018 and served as Chief Strategy Officer until 2019 and President until 2020 before his appointment to Chief Executive Officer in 2020. Prior to joining Mindbody,…read full bio

DOW INC (DOW)
Jerri Devard

JERRI DEVARD Former Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer, Office Depot, Inc Age: 63 Black/Woman Director Nominee Experience: Ms. DeVard is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer of Office Depot, Inc., an office supply retailing company, a role she held from 201…read full bio

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO (GE)
Tomislav Mihaljevic

Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., (58), who as CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic, leads a $12 billion globally integrated healthcare system with 19 hospitals and more than 220 outpatient locations around the world. Prior to his current role, Dr. Mihaljevic served as CEO of Cleveland …read full bio

HYCROFT MINING HOLDING CORP (HYMC)
Sean D Goodman

Sean D. Goodman has been a member of our Board since April 8, 2022 and was appointed as a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees on April 8, 2022. Mr. Goodman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AMC) and has ser…read full bio

OFFICE PROPERTIES INCOME TRUST (OPI)
Mark A Talley

Mark A. Talley Age: 57 Independent Trustee since 2022 Term: Term expiring at the 2023 annual meeting of shareholders Board Committees: None Other RMR Managed Public Company Boards (1) : None Other Non-RMR Managed Public Company Boards : None …read full bio

ON24 INC (ONTF)
Anthony Zingale

Mr. Zingale will serve as a Class I director for a term expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders or upon his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Zingale previously served as Executive Chairman of Jive Software, Inc., a pioneer of social collaboration and communication, fr…read full bio

SCIPLAY CORP (SCPL)
Nick Earl

Mr. Earl served as President and Chief Executive Officer and director of Glu Mobile Inc., a leading global developer and publisher of mobile games, from 2016 to 2021, and prior to that served as President of Global Studios of Glu Mobile from 2015 to 2016. Before joining Glu Mobile, from 2014 to…read full bio

SERA PROGNOSTICS INC (SERA)
Jane F Barlow

Dr. Barlow, age 61, has served as Chief Executive Officer of Jane Barlow & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm focused on value-based health care services, since January 2017, and Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Real Endpoints, a data, analytics, and advisory firm, since Januar…read full bio

SMITH A O CORP (AOS)
Earl E Exum

Mr. Exum is the President of International Aero Engines AG, a multinational airplane engine consortium whose shareholders include Pratt & Whitney, a unit of publicly traded Raytheon Technologies Corporation. Previously, Mr. Exum served as Pratt & Whitney’s Vice P…read full bio

SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE INC (SMSI)
Asha Keddy

Asha Keddy is a tech industry visionary who led the creation of 5G market opportunity at Intel and helped position the company as a 5G industry leader with 5G and network multi-billion-dollar revenue growth. Currently serving as Intel’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Next G…read full bio

SMITH MICRO SOFTWARE INC (SMSI)
Chetan Sharma

Chetan Sharma has worked in the mobile and technology industry for the past 28 years and is sought by executives from wireless companies around the world for his strategic insights, recommendations, and predictions. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management at the top mobile oper…read full bio

SPLUNK INC (SPLK)
Gary Steele

Mr. Steele, 59, has served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Proofpoint, Inc., a provider of security-as-a-service solutions, since 2002, and served as the Chairman of the board of Proofpoint from 2018 to 2021. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Steele served as Chief Executive Officer of…read full bio

TCG BDC INC (CGBD)
Taylor Boswell

Mr. Boswell is a Partner and Managing Director within The Carlyle Group Inc.’s (“Carlyle”) Global Credit segment. He joined Carlyle in 2017 and today serves as Chief Investment Officer of the Company and of Carlyle Direct Lending, with responsibility for all aspects of that business’s investment act…read full bio

VIPER ENERGY PARTNERS LP (VNOM)
Frank C Hu

Mr. Hu will serve as an independent director. Following the appointment of Mr. Hu to the Board, the size of the Board is seven (7) directors. Mr. Hu brings diversity, executive leadership and robust experience in the finance and oil and gas industry to the Board, as well as experience managing downs…read full bio

Director Exits

ADAMIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORP (ADMP)
Richard C Williams ( 7.7 yrs; -22.7% TSR)

AMEDISYS INC (AMED)
Paul B K Kusserow ( 7.3 yrs; 28.7% TSR)

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP (BK)
Edmund F Kelly ( 15.2 yrs; 3.7% TSR)
Committees: Human Resources and Compensation, Risk

BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP (BK)
Samuel C Scott III ( 14.8 yrs; 3.6% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Corporate Governance, Nominating and Social Responsibility, Human Resources and Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

CARPARTSCOM INC (PRTS)
Lev Peker ( 3.3 yrs; 73.8% TSR)

CBIZ INC (CBZ)
Steven L Gerard ( 21.5 yrs; 16.3% TSR)
Committees: Executive Management

CONAGRA BRANDS INC (CAG)
Scott Ostfeld ( 3.2 yrs; 18.4% TSR)
Committees: Human Resources

GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER CO (GT)
Stephanie A Streeter ( 13.5 yrs; -1.0% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Executive, Finance, Nominating (and Governance)

GREENLANE HOLDINGS INC (GNLN)
Dallas Imbimbo ( .7 yrs; -93.2% TSR)

HHG CAPITAL CORP (HHGC)
Denise Cho ( .6 yrs; -4.8% TSR)

ON24 INC (ONTF)
Holger Staude ( 6.0 yrs; -73.9% TSR)

OTTER TAIL CORP (OTTR)
Timothy J O’Keefe ( 7.0 yrs; 13.6% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Compensation and Human Capital Management, Nominating (and Governance)

PARSONS CORP (PSN)
James F McGovern ( 17.3 yrs; 7.4% TSR)
Committees: Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Executive , Nominating (and Governance)

PARSONS CORP (PSN)
Charles L Harrington ( 13.4 yrs; 7.4% TSR)
Committees: Executive

PYXIS ONCOLOGY INC (PYXS)
Mark Chin ( .5 yrs; -87.9% TSR)

REVOLUTION HEALTHCARE ACQUISITION CORP (REVH)
Robert Nelsen ( 1.1 yrs; -2.2% TSR)

REVOLUTION HEALTHCARE ACQUISITION CORP (REVH)
Hemant Taneja ( 1.1 yrs; -2.2% TSR)

SMITH A O CORP (AOS)
Bruce M Smith ( 21.3 yrs; 17.9% TSR)
Committees: Investment Policy, Nominating (and Governance), Personnel and Compensation

SYNOPSYS INC (SNPS)
Chi-Foon Chan ( 12.6% TSR)

WATSCO INC (WSO)
Brian E Keeley ( 4.1 yrs; 18.4% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Strategy

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David Drapkin

Spent his formative years at Goldman Sachs and now embraces the start-up life in NYC. A long suffering Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders fan and graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Semi-professional go-kart racer waiting for his shot.

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