Weekly Executive & Director Moves (Feb 10)

by | Feb 10, 2023

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.

Moves in this Issue

CEO

BERY, CG, HLGN, HLLY, HZN, INDB, IVZ, MCHX, NRAC, NWL, PYPL, REAL, VRDN, VWE

CFO

ATRA, CAH, CPB, DBD, GHL, HLGN, HYPR, HYZN, HZN, IBIO, LNC, LOGI, MKL, NRAC, RGTI, SENEA, VNCE

Directors

AMPY, AWIN, AWR, BERY, BJ, BRX, BWA, CBZ, CG, CTS, CTXR, CURO, DBD, DFH, DOV, EHTH, EMN, EOG, EVLO, FCX, FIVN, FRME, GD, GRAY, H, HLGN, HLLY, ID, INDB, IVZ, KEX, LRCX, MCHX, MMM, MOG.A, MPWR, MWA, NHTC, NRAC, NWL, PAHC, PALI, PEBO, REAL, RGEN, ROK, SWKS, TSCO, UTRS, VRDN, WE, WM

CEO Moves

BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC (BERY)
Leaving: CEO – Tom Salmon ( 6.8 yrs; 3.2% TSR)
Replaced by: TBD

HELIOGEN INC (HLGN)
Leaving: CEO – William Gross ( 1.2 yrs; -89.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Christiana Obiaya

Christiana Obiaya. Ms. Obiaya has been Heliogen’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2021. Previously Ms. Obiaya served as Chief Financial Officer at Legacy Heliogen since March 2021. Prior to joining Legacy Heliogen, Ms. Obiaya held roles as Chief Financial Officer and head of strategy for Bechtel Energy (“Bechtel”) from 2017 to 2021 as well as various other leadership roles spanning finance,…read full bio

HOLLEY INC (HLLY)
Leaving: CEO – Thomas W Tomlinson ( 1.6 yrs; -53.0% TSR)
Replaced by: Matthew E Rubel

Matthew Rubel Biography Mr. Rubel has been the Company’s non-executive Chairman of the Board since its business combination with Empower in July 2021. Prior to the business combination, Mr. Rubel served as Empower’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since August 2020. Mr. Rubel has served as the Chairman of MidOcean Partners’ (“MidOcean”) Executive Board since joining the firm in 2018, where h…read full bio

HORIZON GLOBAL CORP (HZN)
Leaving: CEO – John C Kennedy ( .3 yrs; )
Replaced by: Patrick James

Patrick James and Michael Baker became members of the Company’s Board of Directors. Patrick James became Chief Executive Officer and President, and “principal executive officer,” as such term is defined under the Exchange Act, of the Company….read full bio

INVESCO LTD (IVZ)
Leaving: CEO – Martin L Flanagan ( 17.8 yrs; 5.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Andrew Schlossberg

Mr. Schlossberg has been in the asset management industry since 1996 and with Invesco Ltd. since 2001. He has served in multiple leadership roles across the company’s businesses and locations. Prior to his current position, he was based in Invesco’s UK office as Senior Managing Director, Head of EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and Chair of …read full bio

NEWELL BRANDS INC (NWL)
Leaving: CEO – Ravichandra Krishnamurty Saligram ( 3.6 yrs; .4% TSR)
Replaced by: Christopher H Peterson

Christopher H. Peterson, age 55, has served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since December 2018 and President, Business Operations since February 2020. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from June 28, 2019 until October 2, 2019. From April 2018 to August 2018, Mr. Peterson served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Operations of Revlon, Inc., a…read full bio

NOBLE ROCK ACQUISITION CORP (NRAC)
Leaving: CEO – Whitney A Bower ( 2.3 yrs; -1.0% TSR)
Replaced by: Aemish Shah

Aemish Shah serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company. He has served as a director of the Company since January 2021. Since January 2016, Mr. Shah has been the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of General Global Capital (“GenGlobal”), a growth state technology investment firm focused on software and financial technology companies with notable investments that include…read full bio

PAYPAL HOLDINGS INC (PYPL)
Leaving: CEO – Daniel H Schulman ( 8.4 yrs; 10.7% TSR)
Replaced by: TBD

THEREALREAL INC (REAL)
Leaving: CEO – Robert E Julian ( .7 yrs; -58.8% TSR)
Replaced by: John E. Koryl

Mr. Koryl, age 52, is currently serving as Advisor, Digital and Personalization Leadership, of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”), a position he has held since August 2022. Mr. Koryl previously held the positions of President, CTC Digital, at CTC from August 2019 to August 2022, and of Senior Vice President, Digital, at CTC from December 2017 to August 2019. Prior …read full bio

VINTAGE WINE ESTATES INC (VWE)
Leaving: CEO – Patrick A Roney ( 1.7 yrs; -50.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Jon Moramarco

Jon Moramarco has served as a director since June 2021. Mr. Moramarco has nearly 40 years of uninterrupted involvement in the wine industry. Since 2009, he has been Managing Partner of BW166 LLC, a consultancy to the beverage alcohol industry and provider of beverage alcohol industry data….read full bio

VIRIDIAN THERAPEUTICS INC (VRDN)
Leaving: CEO – Jonathan Violin ( 2.1 yrs; 38.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Scott Myers

Mr. Myers, age 56, has more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical and medical technology experience, and has held global executive leadership and director roles at numerous commercial- and development-stage biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from April 2020 through its acquisit…read full bio

CFO Moves

ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC (ATRA)
Leaving: CFO – Utpal Koppikar ( 4.8 yrs; -38.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Eric Hyllengren

Mr. Hyllengren, 47, joined the Company in 2018 as Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis and added the role of Head of Investor Relations in April 2020. Previously, Mr. Hyllengren spent 15 years at Amgen Inc. in several finance roles with increasing responsibilities, including corporate finance and investor relations. Mr. Hyllengren holds a B.B.A. in finance and Russian from the Univer…read full bio

GREENHILL & CO INC (GHL)
Leaving: CFO – Harold J Rodriguez Jr ( 6.5 yrs; -2.0% TSR)
Replaced by: Mark Lasky

Mark Lasky, aged 49 Mr. Lasky has served as the Firm’s Corporate Controller since 2012 and prior to that spent 12 years in finance roles at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Rodriguez will work closely with Mark and other senior members of the Finance team to ensure an orderly transition….read full bio

HYPERFINE INC (HYPR)
Leaving: CFO – Alok Gupta ( 1.3 yrs; -84.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Brett Hale

Mr. Hale, age 49, has over 25 years of experience as a financial professional, more than 20 of which have been in the medical technology industry. From September 2017 to February 2023, Mr. Hale served as Chief Financial Officer of Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc., which develops an integrated decision support solution for insulin requiring diabetes. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial…read full bio

HYZON MOTORS INC (HYZN)
Leaving: CFO – Samuel Chong ( .8 yrs; -65.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Parker Stewart Meeks

Mr. Meeks, age 41, has served as Chief Strategy Officer of the Company since June 2021. From November 2018 to January 2021, Mr. Meeks served as President, Infrastructure Sector for TRC Companies, a design and construction management business in transportation, renewable energy and water resources end markets. Prior to that, from February 2012 to October 2018, Mr. Meeks served as Partner of McKinse…read full bio

IBIO INC (IBIO)
Leaving: CFO – Robert Matthew Lutz ( 1.9 yrs; -87.6% TSR)
Replaced by: Felipe Duran

Mr. Duran, age 43, has served as the Company’s Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) since April 2021. Previously, Mr. Duran served as the Executive Director (CFO), of Lupin Latin America, a subsidiary of Lupin Pharmaceuticals, which is the 3rd largest generic pharmaceutical company in the United States, from May 2016 to May 2021. Pr…read full bio

LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP (LNC)
Leaving: CFO – Randal J Freitag ( 12.1 yrs; 3.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Christopher M Neczypor

Mr. Neczypor, age 42, has served as Chief Strategy Officer since November 2021.  He previously served in the role of Senior Vice President and Head of Investment Risk and Strategy from April 2018, when he joined the Company, until November 2021.  Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Neczypor was an investor with Kingdon Capital Management, a hedge fund, from May 2014 to April 2…read full bio

VINCE HOLDING CORP (VNCE)
Leaving: CFO – David Stefko ( 7.4 yrs; -28.3% TSR)
Replaced by: Amy “Levy” Trooskin

Ms. Levy, age 37, joined the Company in 2016 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, FP&A and Investor Relations of the Company. Previously, Ms. Levy served as a senior member of the finance team at Michael Kors.

Amy Levy is a tenured and senior member of the Vince leadership team. As Senior Vice President of Finance, she oversees multiple functions including Treasury, FP&…read full bio

Director Joins

AERWINS TECHNOLOGIES INC (AWIN)
Marehiko Yamada

Mr. Marehiko Yamada has served as the Chief Executive Officer and representative director of The Gift Life Inc. since February 2012. Mr. Yamada also founded and served as the Chairman and the representative director of Bridal in Project since December 2002. From January 2010 through Dec…read full bio

CBIZ INC (CBZ)
Rodney A You

Mr. Young is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Delta Dental of Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest oral health insurance companies. Mr. Young has held this role since 2012. Prior to joining Delta Dental of Minnesota, Mr. Young was the Chief Executive Officer and Pre…read full bio

CITIUS PHARMACEUTICALS INC (CTXR)
Dennis M McGrath

Dennis M. McGrath has served as the President of PAVmed, Inc. (Nasdaq: PAVM), a diversified commercial-stage medical technology company, since March 2019 (having served as Executive Vice President from March 2017 to March 2019) and as PAVmed’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2017. Mr. M…read full bio

FIRST MERCHANTS CORP (FRME)
Mung Chiang

Starting January 1, 2023, Chiang became President of Purdue University. He is the youngest president of an AAU university. Previously he was both Executive Vice President of Purdue University and the John A. Edwardson Dean of its College of Engineering.read full bio

FIVE9 INC (FIVN)
Julie Iskow

Ms. Iskow, age 61, has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Workiva Inc. since October 2019 and as Workiva’s President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2022. Prior to joining Workiva, Ms. Iskow served as Chief Technology Officer of Medidata Solutions,…read full bio

FREEPORT-MCMORAN INC (FCX)
Kathleen L Quirk

Kathleen L. Quirk has served as President since February 2021 and as Chief Financial Officer since December 2003. Ms. Quirk previously served as Executive Vice President from March 2007 to February 2021, Treasurer from February 2000 to August 2018 and as Senior Vice President from December 2003 to M…read full bio

HELIOGEN INC (HLGN)
Christiana Obiaya

Christiana Obiaya. Ms. Obiaya has been Heliogen’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2021. Previously Ms. Obiaya served as Chief Financial Officer at Legacy Heliogen since March 2021. Prior to joining Legacy Heliogen, Ms. Obiaya held roles as Chief Financial Officer and head of strategy for Bech…read full bio

HORIZON GLOBAL CORP (HZN)
Patrick James

Patrick James and Michael Baker became members of the Company’s Board of Directors. Patrick James became Chief Executive Officer and President, and “principal executive officer,” as such term is defined under the Exchange Act, of the Company….read full bio

INVESCO LTD (IVZ)
Andrew Schlossberg

Mr. Schlossberg has been in the asset management industry since 1996 and with Invesco Ltd. since 2001. He has served in multiple leadership roles across the company’s businesses and locations. Prior to his current position, he was based in Invesco’s UK…read full bio

MARCHEX INC (MCHX)
Michael A Arends

Michael Arends . Mr. Arends has served as our Co-CEO, including previously as a member of the Office of the CEO since October 2016, and served as our Chief Financial Officer from May 2003 through April 2021. Prior to joining Marchex, Mr. Arends held various positions at KPMG since 1992, most recentl…read full bio

MINERVA SURGICAL INC (UTRS)
Uri Geiger

Dr. Geiger is a co-founder and Managing Partner of Accelmed Partners, a private equity investment firm he co-founded in 2009 focused on medical device companies. Prior to founding Accelmed Partners, Dr. Geiger served as the CEO of Exalenz Bioscience Ltd., a medical t…read full bio

MONOLITHIC POWER SYSTEMS INC (MPWR)
Eileen Wynne

Eileen Wynne, 56, has served as interim Chief Financial Officer of IDEX Biometrics ASA (“IDEX”), a provider of fingerprint identification technologies, since August 2022, and supported IDEX on a consulting basis since December 2020. From November 1999 to June 2019, Ms. Wynne held vari…read full bio

MOOG INC (MOG.A)
Patrick J Roche

Mr. Roche will report directly to John Scannell, Chief Executive Officer. Prior to the current appointment, Mr. Roche served as Vice President and President of Moog’s Industrial Group since 2012. Mr. Roche has held various engineering and management positions of increasing responsibility since first…read full bio

NEWELL BRANDS INC (NWL)
Christopher H Peterson

Christopher H. Peterson, age 55, has served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since December 2018 and President, Business Operations since February 2020. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer from June 28, 2019 until October 2, 2019. From April 2018 to August 2018, Mr. Peters…read full bio

PALISADE BIO INC (PALI)
John David Finley

Mr. Finley will serve as a Class III member of the Board and will be up for re-election at the Company’s 2023 annual meeting of shareholders. Pursuant to Mr. Finley’s appointment to the Board, the Board expanded the number of directors from seven (7) to eight (8). There is no arrangement or understa…read full bio

REPLIGEN CORP (RGEN)
Martin D Madaus

Dr. Madaus brings to the Repligen board over 25 years of industry experience, including five years as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Millipore Corporation, where he was integral to the company’s transformation into a life science leader, and its acquisition by Merck…read full bio

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC (ROK)
Alice L Jolla

Jolla has more than 30 years of business and finance experience, with particular focus on accounting, compliance, strategic planning, financial analysis, and overall risk management. She joined Microsoft, a $198 billion technology company, in 2007 and now leads a global team responsible for …read full bio

THEREALREAL INC (REAL)
John E Koryl

Mr. Koryl, age 52, is currently serving as Advisor, Digital and Personalization Leadership, of Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”), a position he has held since August 2022. Mr. Koryl previously held the positions of President, CTC Digital, at CTC from August 2019 to …read full bio

VIRIDIAN THERAPEUTICS INC (VRDN)
Scott Dunseth Myers

Mr. Myers, age 56, has more than 30 years of biopharmaceutical and medical technology experience, and has held global executive leadership and director roles at numerous commercial- and development-stage biopharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Executive O…read full bio

WEWORK INC (WE)
David Tolley

Mr. Tolley brings over 25 years of experience creating and executing strategies that increase corporate valuation, cash flow and revenue. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Intelsat S.A. from 2019 to 2022. Over the course of his career, Mr. Tolley has also served as Chief Financia…read full bio

Director Exits

AMERICAN STATES WATER CO (AWR)
Sarah J Anderson ( 26.1 yrs; 13.3% TSR)
Committees: Audit and Finance, Nominating (and Governance)

BERRY GLOBAL GROUP INC (BERY)
Tom Salmon ( 6.8 yrs; 3.2% TSR)
Committees: Capital Allocation Advisory

BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB HOLDINGS INC (BJ)
Thomas Kingsbury ( 3.0 yrs; 45.4% TSR)
Committees: Compensation

BRIXMOR PROPERTY GROUP INC (BRX)
John Schreiber ( 10.3 yrs; 6.0% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

CURO GROUP HOLDINGS CORP (CURO)
Dale E Williams ( 5.2 yrs; -19.3% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Nominating (and Governance)

CURO GROUP HOLDINGS CORP (CURO)
Elizabeth Webster ( 3.6 yrs; -18.5% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Risk and Compliance, Strategy and Corporate Development

CURO GROUP HOLDINGS CORP (CURO)
Karen Elaine Winterhof ( 6.9 yrs; -19.3% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Nominating (and Governance), Risk and Compliance, Strategy and Corporate Development

EHEALTH INC (EHTH)
Randall S Livingston ( 14.5 yrs; -3.0% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Nominating (and Governance), Strategy

EOG RESOURCES INC (EOG)
James C Day ( 14.8 yrs; 6.7% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Compensation and Human Resources, Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee

EVELO BIOSCIENCES INC (EVLO)
David R Epstein ( 5.9 yrs; -43.4% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Nominating (and Governance), Science and Technology

FIVE9 INC (FIVN)
Ana G Pinczuk ( 1.7 yrs; -36.6% TSR)
Committees: Compensation

GRAYBUG VISION INC (GRAY)
Julia Marie Eastland ( 2.4 yrs; -72.0% TSR)

GRAYBUG VISION INC (GRAY)
Christina Ackermann ( 2.4 yrs; -72.0% TSR)

GRAYBUG VISION INC (GRAY)
Christy L Shaffer ( 8.0 yrs; -72.0% TSR)

GRAYBUG VISION INC (GRAY)
Dirk Sauer ( .8 yrs; -45.5% TSR)

HELIOGEN INC (HLGN)
William Gross ( 1.2 yrs; -89.2% TSR)

HOLLEY INC (HLLY)
Thomas W Tomlinson ( 1.6 yrs; -53.0% TSR)

INVESCO LTD (IVZ)
Martin L Flanagan ( 18.4 yrs; 5.9% TSR)

MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS INC (MWA)
Bernard G Rethore ( 16.8 yrs; -.3% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Executive, Nominating (and Governance)

NATURAL HEALTH TRENDS CORP (NHTC)
Brunde E Broady ( 1.8 yrs; -11.4% TSR)

NEWELL BRANDS INC (NWL)
Ravichandra Krishnamurty Saligram ( 3.6 yrs; .4% TSR)

NOBLE ROCK ACQUISITION CORP (NRAC)
Whitney A Bower ( 2.3 yrs; -1.0% TSR)

NOBLE ROCK ACQUISITION CORP (NRAC)
Peter B H Low ( 2.3 yrs; -1.0% TSR)

NOBLE ROCK ACQUISITION CORP (NRAC)
David Lang ( 2.1 yrs; -1.0% TSR)

NOBLE ROCK ACQUISITION CORP (NRAC)
Michael D Alter ( 2.1 yrs; -1.0% TSR)

PARTS ID INC (ID)
Richard White ( 5.3 yrs; -38.4% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

PEOPLES BANCORP INC (PEBO)
George W Broughton ( 39.3 yrs; 3.5% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Executive, Nominating (and Governance), Risk

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION INC (ROK)
James Phillip Holloman ( 9.8 yrs; 14.7% TSR)
Committees: Board Composition and Corporate Governance, Compensation, Compensation and Talent Management

TRACTOR SUPPLY CO (TSCO)
Cynthia T Jamison ( 21.3 yrs; 26.0% TSR)

TRACTOR SUPPLY CO (TSCO)
Thomas Kingsbury ( 5.3 yrs; 29.8% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

VIRIDIAN THERAPEUTICS INC (VRDN)
Jonathan Violin ( 2.1 yrs; 38.1% TSR)

WEWORK INC (WE)
Kirthiga Reddy ( 1.3 yrs; -71.3% TSR)

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