Weekly Executive & Director Moves (Mar 18)

by | Mar 18, 2022

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Highlights

Management Succession as Starbucks enters next phase  

Johnson out at Starbucks, Schultz back in again…for now. In a ‘it’s been planned all along but still kind of a surprise’ executive change, Kevin Johnson announced his resignation as CEO of Starbucks (SBUX) effective April 4, 2022. Johnson will continue to serve as a Starbucks partner and special consultant to the company and Board of Directors through September. As the company looks for a permanent successor, the Board of Directors appointed founder, former CEO and former executive chairman Howard Schultz as interim CEO (effective April 4) with a compensation of $1. Shultz also rejoins the company’s Board of Directors. Notably, this is Schultz third time in the CEO seat. He served as CEO from 1986 to 2000, and again from 2008 to 2017. SBUX expects to name a permanent CEO by this fall. Interesting timing as Starbucks faces new post-COVID challenges of competition and inflation. 

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Wingstop CEO Steps Down after 10 Years  

Michael Skipworth was named the new CEO at Wingstop on March 13, succeeding Charlie Morrison, who resigned to take over as CEO of Arizona-based Salad and Go, where he had previously served on the board of directors of the drive-thru salad chain. Lynn Crump-Caine, lead independent director, succeeds Morrison as chair of its board, in a move that will please governance skeptics.

Skipworth will also assume a seat on the board. Skipworth has been at Wingstop since 2014, most recently as president and chief operating officer. Wingstop’s 2021 sales grew 20% to $2.3 billion. Marking the company’s 18th consecutive year of same-store sales growth. 

WING has outperformed in recent years

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Starboard Value’s Peter Feld Joins Green Dot  

Peter Feld joins the Board of Directors at Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) effective March 11, 2022. Feld is a Portfolio Manager and the Head of Research of Starboard Value LP, with extensive experience in technology, information security, healthcare, and other consumer and B2B growth sectors. He is currently Chair of the Board of GCP Technologies and serves on the board of NortonLifeLock (Symantec). Previously, Mr. Feld served on the boards of Magellan Health, AECOM, Marvell Technology Group., The Brink’s Company, Insperity, Darden Restaurants, Tessera Technologies, Unwired Planet, Integrated Device Technology, CPI and SeaChange International. 

Elon Musk leaves Endeavor  

Elon Musk will resign from Endeavor’s board of directors effective June 30, according to the company’s annual SEC filing. The board of directors also approved reducing its size from eight to seven members subject to Musk’s resignation. Musk has obviously been busy, as the founder, CEO and chief engineer at SpaceX and CEO of Tesla. He has also founded The Boring Company, an infrastructure business, and has co-founded neuro-technology company NeuraLink and AI research lab OpenAI. 

Moves in this Issue

CEO

BCO, BRC, FULT, GSBD, JSPR, KRA, LOTZ, MERC, PLAB, PRTS, SBUX, SMBC, UNRV, WING, WW

CFO

ACCO, BHIL, DCT, DNLI, FPH, FTCI, GES, LEGH, OCFC, OCGN, PRTS, RCKT, SAIL, SMBC, SYPR

Directors
AAP, ACHV, ADVM, AGCO, AIG, AMSF, AMT, AMTB, ATNI, AVNW, AZPN, BCOR, BHLB, BRC, BRKR, CCCC, CFFE, CFMS, CFX, CLVR, CMC, CPNG, CRNX, CRTX, CTRE, CZNC, DINO, DMRC, DNLI, ECOR, EDR, ELY, ENFN, FBRX, FORR, GDOT, GECC, GTBIF, HTA, IHRT, IRTC, ITGR, JSPR, KAI, KLDO, KRA, LOTZ, LTRY, LZ, MERC, MSDA, NI, NNI, PCT, PCTY, PHX, PLAB, PRCH, PRTS, SBTX, SBUX, SGHT, SHYF, SI, VLD, VLDR, VOYA, VRNA, WDFC, WING, WPC, WW, XHR


CEO Moves

Brady Corp (BRC)
Leaving: CEO – J Michael Nauman ( 7.6 yrs; 8.9% TSR)
Replaced by: Russell Shaller

Mr. Shaller has served as Brady’s Senior Vice President and President – Identification Solutions for nearly 7 years.

Prior to joining Brady, Mr. Shaller served as President, Teledyne Microwave Solutions from 2008 to 2015. Before joining Teledyne, Mr. Shaller held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at W.L. Gore & Associates, including Division Leader, Electronic …read full bio

CarPartscom Inc (PRTS)
Leaving: CEO – Lev Peker ( 3.3 yrs; 82.2% TSR)
Replaced by: David Meniane

Mr. Meniane, 38, has served as the Company’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer since March 2019. He previously served as Executive Vice President of L.A. Libations, a start-up accelerator for consumer packaged goods companies in North America, from August 2016 to March 2019, and as Chief Executive Officer of Victoria’s Kitchen, a specialty beverage company, from October 2011 through its acquis…read full bio

Fulton Financial Corp (FULT)
Leaving: CEO – E Philip Wenger ( 9.9 yrs; 10.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Curtis J Myers

CURTIS J. MYERS (President and COO of Fulton) Age: 52 * 2021 Annual Meeting Nominee * Fulton Director since 2019 and Fulton Bank Director since 2009 * 2020 – 2021 Fulton Committees: None Mr. Myers has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Fulton since January 1, 2018. He first became an executive officer of Fulton in July 2013 and has held a number of executive positions with Fulton Ba…read full bio

Goldman Sachs BDC Inc (GSBD)
Leaving: CEO – Brendan McGovern ( 9.0 yrs; 8.4% TSR)
Replaced by: David M Miller & Alex Chi

Mr. Miller is co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit in the Americas. He has spent his nearly 30-year career as an investor in middle market companies and has originated billions of dollars in commitments across all industries to companies in various stages of the lifecycle. He co-founded in 2004 Goldman…read full bio

Mr. Chi is co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management Private Credit in the Americas. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Chi spent 25 years in Goldman Sachs’s Investment Banking Division.

Jasper Therapeutics Inc (JSPR)
Leaving: CEO – William Lis ( .5 yrs; -82.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Ron Martell

Mr. Martell has more than 30 years’ experience building and managing unique businesses in the biotech industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Martell served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of MorphImmune, Inc. since April 2021. Prior to joining MorphImmune, Inc., Mr. Martell served as the President and CEO of Nuvelution Pharma, Inc. from November 2019 to March 2021. He ha…read full bio

Mercer International Inc (MERC)
Leaving: CEO – David M Gandossi ( 6.8 yrs; 3.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Juan Carlos Bueno

Mr. Bueno, 53, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company effective May 1, 2022. Additionally, he will be nominated for election as a director of the Company at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2022. Mr. Bueno has extensive global industrial and product experience and a proven track record of achieving commercial and operational excellence over a 30-year…read full bio

Photronics Inc (PLAB)
Leaving: CEO – Peter S Kirlin ( 6.8 yrs; 11.0% TSR)
Replaced by: Constantine S Macricostas (interim)

Mr. Macricostas is also founder of the Company. Mr. Macricostas was Executive Chairman of the Company until January 20, 2018. Mr. Macricostas previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company on three different occasions from 1974 until August 1997, from February 2004 to June 2005, and from April 2009 until May 2015. Mr. Macricostas is also a f…read full bio

Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc (SMBC)
Leaving: CEO – Greg A Steffens ( 17.1 yrs; 14.9% TSR)
Replaced by: Matthew T Funke

Matthew T. Funke, age 44 ,the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, joined our Company in 2003. He has more than 22 years of banking and finance experience. Mr. Funke was initially hired to establish an internal audit function for the Company, and served as internal auditor and compliance officer until 2006, when he was named Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Funke was employed with Central Ba…read full bio

Starbucks Corp (SBUX)
Leaving: CEO – Kevin R Johnson ( 5.0 yrs; 11.9% TSR)
Replaced by: Howard D Schultz

Mr. Schultz, 68, previously served as chairman of the board of directors of Starbucks since its inception in 1985 and until June 2018. He also previously served as chief executive officer from January 2008 to April 2017 and from November 1985 to June 2000, and as president from January 2008 until March 2015 and from November 1985 to June 1994. From June 2000 to February 2005, Mr. Schultz also held…read full bio

Unrivaled Brands Inc (UNRV)
Leaving: CEO – Knuettel Francis II ( 1.3 yrs; )
Replaced by: Tiffany N Davis

Tiffany Davis has over 20 years of experience as a financial professional working as an executive in the cannabis sector and prior to that, in consulting and private equity.  Ms. Davis currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Generation Alpha and prior to her appointment as CEO in October 2019, wa…read full bio

Wingstop Inc (WING)
Leaving: CEO – Charles R Morrison ( 9.8 yrs; 31.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Michael Skipworth

Mr. Skipworth was also appointed on March 13, 2022 to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Morrison’s resignation and to serve as a Class III director until the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2024, subject to the election and qualification of his successor and to his earlier death, resignation or removal. Mr. Skipworth, 44, served…read full bio

Ww International Inc (WW)
Leaving: CEO – Mindy F Grossman ( 4.7 yrs; -20.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Sima Sistani

Since June 2019, Ms. Sistani, age 42, has worked at Epic Games, Inc., a video game and software developer and publisher, where she served as Chief Executive Officer of Houseparty, a face-to-face synchronous social network, and has also been the senior executive leading social gameplay and feature development for Epic’s gaming products, including Fortnite. Pri…read full bio

CFO Moves

ACCO BRANDS Corp (ACCO)
Leaving: CFO – Neal V Fenwick ( 16.7 yrs; -5.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Deborah A Oconnor

Ms. O’Connor, 59, was President and Chief Financial Officer of True Value Company, a wholesaler and distributor of home improvement and hardware products from 2020 to 2021, having previously served as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2015 to 2020. Prior to joining True Value Company, Ms. O’Connor served in various executive capacities at Office Max/Office…read full bio

CarPartscom Inc (PRTS)
Leaving: CFO – David Meniane ( 3.1 yrs; 90.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Ryan Lockwood

Mr. Lockwood has served as the Senior Vice President of Finance since June 2020.  Before joining the Company, Mr. Lockwood was a Portfolio Manager and Head of Fixed Income from 2011 to 2020 for Private Management Group, a registered investment advisor based out of California.  From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Lockwood served as the CFO and Controller of HFE, LP, a family office that managed a…read full bio

Denali Therapeutics Inc (DNLI)
Leaving: CFO – Steve E Krognes ( 6.5 yrs; 14.5% TSR)
Replaced by: Alexander O Schuth

Dr. Schuth will retain his roles as Chief Operating Officer and Secretary, in addition to his new position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, becoming the Company’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer. At this time, there have been no changes to Dr. Schuth’s compensation arrangements with the Company in connection with his appointment as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Schuth, age 48, has s…read full bio

Five Point Holdings LLC (FPH)
Leaving: CFO – Erik R Higgins ( 5.8 yrs; -17.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Leo Kij

Mr. Kij, 57, has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company since 2016. From 2009 to 2016, he served as Controller of the Company’s subsidiary, Five Point Communities Management, Inc….read full bio

FTC Solar Inc (FTCI)
Leaving: CFO – Patrick Cook ( .9 yrs; -68.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Phelps Morris

Mr. Morris brings more than 20 years of experience in global finance operations, including treasury, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and investor relations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morris most recently served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of TrueBlue, responsible for strategy and execution of treasury and finance related functions. He was previously wi…read full bio

Guess Inc (GES)
Leaving: CFO – Kathryn Low Anderson ( 2.3 yrs; 7.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Dennis R Secor

Mr. Secor, age 59, previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from July 2006 to December 2012. Since 2021, Mr. Secor has operated his own management consulting practice in New Zealand, providing financial and operational management services to small and medium sized businesses. Before that, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Torrid Holdings I…read full bio

Legacy Housing Corp (LEGH)
Leaving: CFO – Thomas(Tom) Kerkaert ( 1.6 yrs; 44.6% TSR)
Replaced by: Jeffrey V Burt

Mr. Burt joined the Company in September 2010 and currently serves as Chief Accounting Officer. In this capacity, Mr. Burt oversees all accounting functions with respect to our manufacturing facilities. Mr. Burt began his career with the Company as Controller from 2010 to 2013, then as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from April 2013 to July 2019. Prior to joining the Company, from 1993 to 20…read full bio

Ocugen Inc (OCGN)
Leaving: CFO – Sanjay Subramanian ( 2.4 yrs; -44.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Jessica Crespo

Ms. Crespo, age 45, has served as our Vice President, Corporate Controller & Treasurer since October 2019, and has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and financial reporting.  Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Crespo served as Director, Accounting/Finance at Aerie Pharmaceuticals from May 2017 to October 2019, and prior to that, also served in the finance departments of Aral…read full bio

Rocket Pharmaceuticals Inc (RCKT)
Leaving: CFO – Carlos Garcia-Parada ( 1.2 yrs; -58.6% TSR)
Replaced by: John Militello

Mr. Militello, age 48, joined as the Company’s Controller in January 2018. Before joining the Company, Mr. Militello served as the Vice President of Finance and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer with Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. from April 2015 to November 2017. Prior to that Mr. Militello was an Assistant Controller with Travere Therapeutics, formerly Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ GM: TVTX), a …read full bio

Sailpoint Technologies Holdings Inc (SAIL)
Leaving: CFO – James Cameron McMartin ( .5 yrs; 29.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Colleen Healy

Colleen Healy, 51, has nearly 30 years of finance and investor relations experience. Before joining SailPoint, Ms. Healy served as Chief Financial Officer of Basis Global Technologies, Inc. (formerly Centro, Inc.) from October 2019 until December 2020, and most recently served as Strategic Advisor at Basis from December 2020 until June 2021. Prior to that, she served as Vice President and …read full bio

Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc (SMBC)
Leaving: CFO – Matthew T Funke ( 16.5 yrs; 15.6% TSR)
Replaced by: Lora Lee Daves

Lora L. Daves , age 54, the Company’s Chief Risk Officer, joined our Company in 2006. Ms. Daves is responsible for the oversight of the Company’s internal audit, loan review, BSA, CRA, and compliance functions. Ms. Daves served as our Chief Credit Officer from 2006 through 2016. Ms. Daves has over 32 years of banking and finance experience, including 11 years beginning with Mercantile Bank of Popl…read full bio

Sypris Solutions Inc (SYPR)
Leaving: CFO – Anthony C Allen ( 7.8 yrs; -1.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Richard L Davis

Mr. Davis will remain located in Louisville, Kentucky and will report to Jeffrey T. Gill, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Davis, age 68, has served as Vice President of Sypris since January 2018 and as Vice President Audit and Compliance from August 2015 to December 2017. Prior to 2017, Mr. Davis served in a number of increasingly responsible executive roles sinc…read full bio

Director Joins

Amerant Bancorp Inc (AMTB)
Oscar Suarez

Oscar Suarez, a lifelong resident of Miami, recently retired after 40 years of public accounting experience spanning the consumer/retail, hospitality, transportation and international banking sectors. He was most recently a member of the Ernst & Young (EY) U.S. central r…read full bio

American Tower Corp (AMT)
Kelly C Chambliss

Ms. Chambliss is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at IBM Consulting. Prior to this role, she was Senior Vice President of IBM Consulting, Americas and Strategic Sales. She has served in various other senior leadership roles at IBM since late 2002, including as the Chief Technolo…read full bio

Amerisafe Inc (AMSF)
Billy B Greer

Mr. Greer is Managing Director for PGIM Private Capital, a division of Prudential Financial. Mr. Greer joined Prudential in 1999….read full bio

Aviat Networks Inc (AVNW)
Bruce M Taten

Mr. Taten served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Cooper Industries, plc from 2008 until its merger with Eaton Corporation in October 2012. Previously, Mr. Taten was Vice President and General Counsel at Nabors Industries from 2003 until 2008 and earlier pra…read full bio

Berkshire Hills Bancorp Inc (BHLB)
Mihir A. Desai

Mr. Desai, age 53, is the Mizuho Financial Group Professor of Finance at Harvard Business School, and Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Mr. Desai’s is an accomplished author and expert in finance and tax policy. His books include the Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in t…read full bio

Blucora Inc (BCOR)
Kanayalal A. Kotecha

Mr. Kotecha, age 53, currently serves as a Vice President of Engineering at Google Inc., a role he has held since January 2015. As Vice President of Engineering, Mr. Kotecha is leading the digital transformation of Google’s internal functions across Finance, HR, Legal, Marketing and Real Estate. Pri…read full bio

Blucora Inc (BCOR)
J Richard Leaman III

Mr. Leaman, age 59, has spent over 30 years in the investment banking industry, most recently serving as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Moelis & Company (NYSE: MC), an investment bank. From September 2015 to March 2019, Mr. Leaman served as Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Moelis & Com…read full bio

Brady Corp (BRC)
Russell Shaller

Mr. Shaller has served as Brady’s Senior Vice President and President – Identification Solutions for nearly 7 years.

Prior to joining Brady, Mr. Shaller served as President, Teledyne Microwave Solutions from 2008 to 2015. Before joining Teledyne, Mr. Shaller held a number of position…read full bio

Callaway Golf Co (ELY)
Varsha Rajendra Rao

Ms. Rao, age 52, served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nurx, a leading direct-to-consumer telehealth platform, since April 2019, and was appointed the Head of Nurx following the closing of its merger with Thirty Madison in March 2022. Ms. Rao has also served on the boards o…read full bio

CarPartscom Inc (PRTS)
David Meniane

Mr. Meniane, 38, has served as the Company’s Chief Operating and Financial Officer since March 2019. He previously served as Executive Vice President of L.A. Libations, a start-up accelerator for consumer packaged goods companies in North America, from August 2016 to March 2019, and as Chief Executi…read full bio

CF Acquisition Corp VIII (CFFE)
Mark E Kaplan

Mr. Kaplan, age 61, is currently the Global Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., the Investment Banking, Asset Management arm of Cantor Fitzgerald (“Cantor”), a position he has held since February 2018. In that role, Mr. Kaplan oversees the bus…read full bio

CF Acquisition Corp VIII (CFFE)
Robert Guy Sharp

Mr. Sharp, age 56, is currently Co-CEO of Ramy Brook, a leading contemporary fashion brand, a position he has held since January 2014. Mr. Sharp is also the President and CEO of KDS Partners LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Sharp has over 25 years of experience in corporate…read full bio

Colfax CORP (CFX)
Brady Shirley

Brady Shirley was appointed DJO Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. Prior to this, Mr. Shirley served as the President of the DJO Surgical business, a position he was appointed to in March of 2014. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Shirley was the CEO and Director of Innovative Medical Device Solutions (…read full bio

COMMERCIAL METALS Co (CMC)
John R McPherson

Mr. McPherson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial & Strategy Officer of Vulcan Materials Company, Inc. (“Vulcan Materials”), a publicly traded company principally engaged in the production, distribution and sale of construction materials and industrial and specialty chemicals, fro…read full bio

Conformis Inc (CFMS)
Gary P. Fischett

Mr. Fischetti currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and as a member of the Board at Extremity Medical. He was previously employed for 35 years at Johnson & Johnson (including at its DePuy Synthes orthopedic subsidiaries), where …read full bio

Cortexyme Inc (CRTX)
Marwan Sabbagh

Dr. Sabbagh is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Alzheimer’s and Dementia TRCI. He also is editor in chief of Neurology and Therapy. He has authored and co-authored more than 400 medical and scientific articles o…read full bio

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRNX)
Caren Deardorf

Caren Deardorf is currently the chief commercial officer of Magenta Therapeutics, Inc., where she is responsible for the strategy, direction and execution of Magenta’s global commercial capabilities. Earlier in her career, Ms. Deardorf was chief commercial officer of Ohana Biosciences…read full bio

Denali Therapeutics Inc (DNLI)
Steve E Krognes

Steve E. Krognes has served as our Chief Financial Officer since October 2015 and Treasurer since November 2015. Mr. Krognes joined Denali from Genentech, where he served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee from April 2009 to September 2015. Mr. Krognes also oversaw Ge…read full bio

Digimarc CORP (DMRC)
Kathleen M. Kool

Ms. Kool began her career at Procter & Gamble in 1995 and successfully transitioned to general management as a divisional CEO. She is currently CEO of Tide Cleaners, a wholly owned subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, which is a service-based retailer providing out-of-home dry cleaning and laundry servic…read full bio

electroCore Inc (ECOR)
Patricia Wilber

During her distinguished career, Ms. Wilber has been a Chief Marketing Officer, global business strategist, and board member who delivers organizational and cultural transformation for branding. She is a pioneer in new franchise models and branded partnerships. Ms. Wilber last served as the Execu…read full bio

electroCore Inc (ECOR)
Julie Ann Goldstein

Ms. Goldstein brings to electroCore more than 30 years of leadership expertise in product, media and entertainment marketing, which spans a career in radio, television, music and theater. Ms. Goldstein’s specific expertise includes operations, sales development, advertising, and project man…read full bio

Great Elm Capital Corp (GECC)
Chad Perry

Mr. Perry will serve as Board Member, Compensation Committee Chair and a Member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees.  Mr. Perry is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Tanger Outlets.  Prior to Tanger, he was Executive Vice Presiden…read full bio

Green Dot Corp (GDOT)
Peter A Feld

Mr. Feld has served as a Managing Member and Head of Research of Starboard Value LP since April 2011. Mr. Feld currently serves as Chair of the board of directors of GCP Applied Technologies Inc., and as a member of the board of directors of NortonLifeLock Inc. (formerly known as Symantec Corporatio…read full bio

Healthcare Trust Of America Inc (HTA)
Reshma Block

Ms. Block is currently the Head of Technology and Innovation at Tricon Residential Inc., which owns over 31,000 single-family and multi-family rental homes across the United States and Canada. She has more than 25 years of strategic technology experience with star…read full bio

HF Sinclair Corp (DINO)
Richard Lawrence Voliva III

Richard L. Voliva III. Mr. Voliva has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HF Sinclair since March 2022 and HollyFrontier since March 2017. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy from June 2016 to March 2017. Mr. Voliva has served as President of HLS si…read full bio

HF Sinclair Corp (DINO)
Vaishali S Bhatia

S. Bhatia. Ms. Bhatia has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of HF Sinclair since March 2022 and HollyFrontier since November 2019 and Secretary since August 2019. She previously served as Chief Compliance Officer from August 2019 to January 2020, Acting General Counsel from August …read full bio

iHeartMedia Inc (IHRT)
Samuel E. Englebardt

Mr. Englebardt was also appointed to the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of the Board. The Board determined that Mr. Englebardt qualifies as independent under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission and The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC, including with respect to service on the…read full bio

Jasper Therapeutics Inc (JSPR)
Ron Martell

Mr. Martell has more than 30 years’ experience building and managing unique businesses in the biotech industry. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Martell served as Chief Executive Officer, President, and a Director of MorphImmune, Inc. since April 2021. Prior to joining MorphImmune, Inc., Mr. Martel…read full bio

Mercer International Inc (MERC)
Juan Carlos Bueno

Mr. Bueno, 53, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company effective May 1, 2022. Additionally, he will be nominated for election as a director of the Company at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2022. Mr. Bueno has extensive global industrial and product ex…read full bio

Msd Acquisition Corp (MSDA)
Allen Shim

Mr. Shim will serve on the Compensation Committee of the Board and the Nominating Committee of the Board, and as the chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Shim served as the Chief Financial Officer of Slack Technologies, Inc. (“Slack”) and previously as its SVP of Finance from 2014 throu…read full bio

Nisource Inc (NI)
William D Johnson

Mr. Johnson will stand for election at the Company’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Mr. Johnson, 68, most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Gas & Electric Corporation, a utility company, from 2019 to 2020. Previously, he served as President and Chief Execu…read full bio

Paylocity Holding Corp (PCTY)
Toby J Williams

Toby J. Williams Chief Financial Officer Age: 48 Toby J. Williams is our Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Paylocity in September 2017, from February 2011 until August 2017 Mr. Williams held several positions at Ellucian, Inc., a provider of higher education software and services, most rece…read full bio

Porch Group Inc (PRCH)
Sean Kell

Mr. Kell has been designated as a Class I director, whose term will expire at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2024. Mr. Kell was appointed to the Compensation Committee and the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. The Board has determined that Mr. Kell satisfies the independence crite…read full bio

Shyft Group Inc (SHYF)
Carl A Esposito

Mr. Esposito will serve as a director with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of shareholders. Since September 2019, Carl Esposito has served as Senior Vice President and President of the E-Systems business for Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a global automotive technology l…read full bio

Sight Sciences Inc (SGHT)
Brenda Becker

Prior to joining Boston Scientific in 2007, Ms. Becker served in the George W. Bush administration under former Vice President Dick Cheney as Assistant to the Vice President for Legislative Affairs. In that capacity, she advised the Vice President and senior White House staff on legislative strat…read full bio

Silvergate Capital Corp (SI)
Rebecca Rettig

Ms. Rettig is the General Counsel of the Aave Companies, a group of software development companies that build open-source, blockchain-based software. She began her legal career in 2006 at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, litigating complex commercial disputes. Prior to joining…read full bio

Velo3D Inc (VLD)
Ellen M Pawlikowski

Pawlikowski will serve as a Class I director with an initial term expiring at the Company’s 2022 annual meeting of stockholders. Ellen Pawlikowski is a retired four-star general of the U.S. Air Force, who retired in September 2018. She last served as Commander of U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Wri…read full bio

Verona Pharma plc (VRNA)
James Aloysius Brady

Mr. Brady has extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, serving in multiple leadership roles of increasing responsibility across the US, Europe, and China, during his 30-plus-year career at AstraZeneca. He held national, regional, and global finance roles spanning co…read full bio

Voya Financial Inc (VOYA)
Lynne Biggar

Lynne Biggar Lynne Biggar has been a director of the Company since October 2014, and serves as the Chairperson of our Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Biggar is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer of Visa Inc Prior to joining Visa in February 2016, Ms…read full bio

Wd 40 Co (WDFC)
Steven A Brass

Mr. Brass will not serve on any committees of the Board. Mr. Brass, who is 56, has served as President and COO of the Company since June 2019. Mr. Brass joined the Company in 1991 as International Area Manager of the Company’s U.K. subsidiary and has since held several management positions including…read full bio

Wingstop Inc (WING)
Michael Skipworth

Mr. Skipworth was also appointed on March 13, 2022 to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Morrison’s resignation and to serve as a Class III director until the annual meeting of stockholders to be held in 2024, subject to the election and qualif…read full bio

W P Carey Inc (WPC)
Constantin H. Beier

Mr. Beier is the Chief Data Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team at Aon plc, a global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, health and wealth solutions. He is based in London.In addition to leading Aon’s global da…read full bio

Xenia Hotels & Resorts Inc (XHR)
Arlene Isaacs- Lowe

Ms. Isaacs-Lowe currently serves as Special Advisor to the executive leadership team of Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: read full bio

Director Exits

Aspen Technology Inc (AZPN)
Amarpreet Hanspal ( 1.7 yrs; 19.8% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

Brady Corp (BRC)
J Michael Nauman ( 7.6 yrs; 8.9% TSR)

CarLotz Inc (LOTZ)
Michael W Bor ( 1.2 yrs; -75.3% TSR)

CarPartscom Inc (PRTS)
Lev Peker ( 3.3 yrs; 82.2% TSR)

Citizens & Northern Corp (CZNC)
Clark S Frame ( 2.9 yrs; 3.1% TSR)
Committees: Asset Liability, Audit, Executive Committee of the Bank, Finance and Loan , Trust Investment

Conformis Inc (CFMS)
Richard J Meelia ( 6.9 yrs; -41.2% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation

Endeavor Group Holdings Inc (EDR)
Elon Musk ( 1.2 yrs; 10.8% TSR)

Enfusion Inc (ENFN)
Tarek Hammoud ( .4 yrs; )

Green Thumb Industries Inc (GTBIF)
Westley Moore ( 3.7 yrs; )

Integer Holdings Corp (ITGR)
Bill R Sanford ( 6.5% TSR)
Committees: Nominating (and Governance)

iRhythm Technologies Inc (IRTC)
Kevin M King ( 9.8 yrs; 34.0% TSR)

Legalzoomcom Inc (LZ)
David Yuan ( .8 yrs; -71.9% TSR)

Mercer International Inc (MERC)
David M Gandossi ( 6.8 yrs; 3.1% TSR)
Committees: Environmental, Health and Safety

Nelnet Inc (NNI)
James P Abel ( 18.6 yrs; 9.0% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Compliance , Nominating (and Governance), People Development and Compensation

Nisource Inc (NI)
Wayne S Deveydt ( 6.2 yrs; 10.3% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Finance

Photronics Inc (PLAB)
Peter S Kirlin ( 6.8 yrs; 11.0% TSR)

Porch Group Inc (PRCH)
Chris Terrill ( 1.3 yrs; -21.3% TSR)

Porch Group Inc (PRCH)
Javier Saade ( 1.3 yrs; -21.3% TSR)

PureCycle Technologies Inc (PCT)
Richard K Brenner ( 1.0 yrs; -65.7% TSR)

Starbucks Corp (SBUX)
Kevin R Johnson ( 13.1 yrs; 26.8% TSR)

Velodyne Lidar Inc (VLDR)
Eric Singer ( .8 yrs; -78.7% TSR)

Wingstop Inc (WING)
Charles R Morrison ( 9.5 yrs; 31.4% TSR)

Ww International Inc (WW)
Mindy F Grossman ( 4.7 yrs; -20.1% TSR)

<a href="https://www.boardroomalpha.com/author/draps/" target="_self">David Drapkin</a>

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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