Weekly Executive & Director Moves (Sep 23)

by | Sep 23, 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.

Moves in this Issue

CEO

BOCN, DMLP, DOCU, SPNT, SRRK, VIRX, VRA, WMG

CFO

ALR, ARLO, CADL, FNHC, GPP, HYRE, LOGC, MULN, RWLK, SHPW, SPXC, XRAY

Directors

AA, ACM, AEP, AUPH, AVAV, AZO, BBSI, BECN, BRG, BWA, CMPO, CQP, CRIS, CWAN, DCOM, DVA, ES, FDX, GMDA, HAS, HPE, HUMA, IEX, IMBI, IPAX, JANX, LFMD, LMAT, LOB, LPTV, MIR, MULN, NKE, OFC, OTTR, QMCO, SCHL, SEMR, SI, SRRK, SYY, TOI, TUEM, UE, UHS, VRA, WETF, WMG, WNC, WWE

CEO Moves

BLUE OCEAN ACQUISITION CORP (BOCN)
Leaving: CEO – Paul J Bascobert ( .8 yrs; -.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Marcus Brauchli

Marcus Brauchli, age 61, has been Chairman of the Company since its inception. He has also been co-founder and managing partner of North Base Media Ltd. since January 2014. He previously was vice president of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHCO) and its predecessor, The Washington Post Co., from July 2008 until December 2013, where he developed digital opportunities for a group that included The W…read full bio

DORCHESTER MINERALS LP (DMLP)
Leaving: CEO – William Casey McManemin ( 21.8 yrs; 12.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Bradley J Ehrman

Bradley J. Ehrman , age 45, has served as Chief Operating Officer of Dorchester Minerals Operating GP LLC and Dorchester Minerals, L.P. since May 2015. He previously served as the Engineering Manager of Dorchester Minerals Operating LP from 2004 to 2011 and Vice President of Operations from 2011 to May 2015. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of A…read full bio


SCHOLAR ROCK HOLDING CORP (SRRK)
Leaving: CEO – Nagesh K Mahanthappa ( 1.3 yrs; -28.7% TSR)
Replaced by: Jay T Backstrom

Dr. Backstrom, 68, served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Acceleron Pharma from December 2019 up through the completion of the Merck acquisition in December 2021. He previously served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Celgene Corporation from 2008 through the completion of the Bristol Myers Squibb-Celgene merger in November 2019, most recently holdin…read full bio

VERA BRADLEY INC (VRA)
Leaving: CEO – Robert Wallstrom ( 9.0 yrs; -17.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Jacqueline Ardrey

Ardrey is an accomplished, results-oriented leader with over 25 years of experience in multi-channel retail enterprises. Since 2018, she has held the post of President at home furnishings and seasonal décor catalog retailer Grandin Road, part of the Qurate Retail Group. Previously, Ardrey was CEO of Trading Company Holdings and Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Supply Ch…read full bio

VIRACTA THERAPEUTICS INC (VIRX)
Leaving: CEO – Ivor Royston ( 1.6 yrs; -32.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Mark Rothera

Mr. Rothera served as Area VP Europe, Middle East and Africa for Chiron BioPharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company, from 2000 to 2005 and previously held various global strategic and operational marketing and sales roles with French and U.K. operations of Glaxo Wellcome, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Rothera currently sits on the board of GenPharm. Mr. Rothera received an M.A. in Natural Sciences…read full bio

WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP (WMG)
Leaving: CEO – Stephen Forbes Cooper ( 11.4 yrs; -4.5% TSR)
Replaced by: Robert Kyncl

Kyncl currently serves as Chief Business Officer at YouTube, where he’s been instrumental in its phenomenal growth across all platforms. Since 2010, Kyncl has played a central role in YouTube’s strategy and its impact on entertainment and culture, including overseeing its creative and commercial partnerships, as well as its operations. He’s driven the development and expansion of YouTube’s crea…read full bio

CFO Moves

ALERISLIFE INC (ALR)
Leaving: CFO – Jeffrey C Leer ( 3.3 yrs; -38.5% TSR)
Replaced by: Heather Pereira

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Pereira, 47, held financial and accounting roles of increasing responsibility at Acushnet Holdings Corp. (“Acushnet”) since 2004, including Vice President and Corporate Controller from May 2017 through August 2022 and Controller between May 2014 and May 2017. Prior to Acushnet, Ms. Pereira served as Accounting Manager at Cognos Incorporated from 200…read full bio

ARLO TECHNOLOGIES INC (ARLO)
Leaving: CFO – Gordon Mattingly ( 2.3 yrs; 44.1% TSR)
Replaced by: Kurt Binder

Mr. Binder, 52, currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CalAmp Corp., a publicly-held provider of Internet of things software applications, cloud services, data intelligence, and telematics products and services. Prior to joining CalAmp in July 2017, Mr. Binder served as the Chief Financial Officer at VIZIO, Inc., a television and consumer electroni…read full bio

CANDEL THERAPEUTICS INC (CADL)
Leaving: CFO – John J Canepa ( 1.2 yrs; -46.4% TSR)
Replaced by: Jason Amello

Mr. Amello, age 53, previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Saniona AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: SANION) from September 2020 to April 2022. Prior to that, Mr. Amello served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA) from September 2013 to August 2020. Mr. Amello was also Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Office…read full bio

FEDNAT HOLDING CO (FNHC)
Leaving: CFO – Erick Anthony Fernandez ( .3 yrs; -23.3% TSR)
Replaced by: James Gordon Jennings III

Mr. Jennings, age 64, currently serves as Vice President of Risk Management, a position he has held since 2008. He has served in various roles with the Company since 2000, including serving as the Company’s Controller from May 2000 through August 2002, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from August 2002 through June 2007, and as Chief Accounting Officer from June 2007 through March 2008. Mr….read full bio

HYRECAR INC (HYRE)
Leaving: CFO – Serge De Bock ( 1.2 yrs; -90.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Eduardo Iniguez Vazquez

Mr. Iniguez, 36, serves as the Head of Finance of the Company. Before joining the Company, Mr. Iniguez was the VP of Corporate Finance at AllClear Aerospace & Defense from September 2018 to May 2022, which was the largest privately-held aerospace distribution company in the world. In that role, Mr. Iniguez served as the Chief Financial Officer for one of the company’s joint ventures…read full bio

LOGICBIO THERAPEUTICS INC (LOGC)
Leaving: CFO – Cecilia Jones ( 1.7 yrs; -82.8% TSR)
Replaced by: Josh Blacher

Mr. Blacher, age 50, as interim Chief Financial Officer, effective as of the Transition Date. Mr. Blacher has served as a consultant with Danforth since September 2022 and a Managing Partner at Columbus Circle Capital LLC (“Columbus Circle Capital”) since August 2019. During his tenure at Columbus Circle Capital, Mr. Blacher has served as an officer to several public …read full bio

MULLEN AUTOMOTIVE INC (MULN)
Leaving: CFO – Kerri Sadler ( .8 yrs; -94.3% TSR)
Replaced by: Jonathan New

Jonathan New, 62, served as a director of the Company since November 2021 until September 19, 2022. From January 2020 until September 2022, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Motorsport Games, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM), a racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motorsport racing series throughout the world. Previously, from July 2018 to January 2020, Mr. New …read full bio

REWALK ROBOTICS LTD (RWLK)
Leaving: CFO – Almog Adar ( .5 yrs; -24.5% TSR)
Replaced by: Michael A. Lawless

Mr. Lawless, age 55, joins the Company from Danforth Advisors, LLC, where he served as a CFO Consultant since April 2021. Previously, Mr. Lawless served as a Division CFO of Azenta, Inc. (formerly known as Brooks Automation, Inc.), a leading provider of life sciences solutions worldwide, from October 2017 to December 2020, and as Senior Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Azenta fr…read full bio

SHAPEWAYS HOLDINGS INC (SHPW)
Leaving: CFO – Jennifer Walsh ( 1.1 yrs; -90.2% TSR)
Replaced by: Alberto Recchi

Mr. Recchi has served as a Class II director of the Company since its business combination transaction with Shapeways, Inc. in September 2021 (the “Business Combination”) , and will remain on the Board as an employee director following the Effective Date. Mr. Recchi, 49, started his career as an aerospace engineer at Agusta, presently known as Leonardo Helicopters. In 2001 he left Italy to embark …read full bio

SPX TECHNOLOGIES INC (SPXC)
Leaving: CFO – James E Harris ( 2.1 yrs; 17.3% TSR)
Replaced by: Michael Andrew Reilly

Mr. Reilly, age 58, is the Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of the Company. He has been the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller of the Company (including for SPX Corporation for the period prior to the Company’s recent holding company reorganization) since December 10, 2004. In September of 2017, he assumed additional responsibilities as Vice…read full bio

Director Joins

BARRETT BUSINESS SERVICES INC (BBSI)
Joseph S. Clabby

Mr. Clabby recently retired from Chubb Limited (NYSE: CB). He spent over twenty years with ACE Limited and then Chubb following its merger with ACE in a number of senior executive positions, including board roles at several affiliated companies. Prior to ACE and Chubb, Mr. Clabby held under…read full bio

BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT INC (BRG)
Ramin Kamfar

R. Ramin Kamfar, Chief Executive Officer . Mr. Kamfar has served as Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Bluerock Residential since August 2008, and also served as its President from April 2014 until October 2017. Mr. Kamfar also served as Chief Executive Officer of BRG …read full bio

BLUEROCK RESIDENTIAL GROWTH REIT INC (BRG)
Romano Tio

Romano Tio. Mr. Tio has served as an independent member of the board of directors of Bluerock Residential since January 2009. Mr. Tio serves as Senior Managing Director of Greystone, a commercial real estate finance and investment firm. From June 2017 to March 2021, Mr. Tio served as Senior Managing…read full bio

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP (CQP)
Aaron D Stephenson

Aaron Stephenson Senior Vice President, Operations and a Director of our general partner Mr. Stephenson joined Cheniere in April 2013 as Director, Production, Sabine Pass Operations, leading the effort to prepare for liquefaction operations. In May 2016, he moved into the position of Vice President …read full bio

CLEARWATER ANALYTICS HOLDINGS INC (CWAN)
Lisa Jones

Lisa Jones holds over 30 years of experience developing and building asset management businesses in the global financial services sector. Her career has focused on leading growth initiatives across new regions, client segments, and enterprise expansion, and she has a demonstrated record of …read full bio

CORPORATE OFFICE PROPERTIES TRUST (OFC)
Essye B. Miller

From 2018-2020, Ms. Miller served as the Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer (“CIO”) for the Department of Defense (“DOD”), overseeing all matters of their $8 billion Cybersecurity Program. Prior to that, while serving as the Deputy CIO for Cybersecurity (&l…read full bio

FEDEX CORP (FDX)
Stephen E Gorman

Mr. Gorman is the former Chief Executive Officer of Air Methods Corporation, a leading domestic provider in the air medical market, a position he held from August 2018 until his retirement in January 2020. Prior to that, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Borden Dairy…read full bio

FEDEX CORP (FDX)
Nancy A Norton

Vice Admiral Norton is the retired Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), a U.S. Department of Defense combat support agency, and commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network, positions she held from February 2018 through February 2021 af…read full bio

GAMIDA CELL LTD (GMDA)
Abigail L Jenkins

Ms. Jenkins served as Chief Commercial and Business Officer of Lyndra Therapeutics, Inc. from March 2021 through August 2022. From May 2018 to March 2021, Ms. Jenkins served as Senior Vice President and head of the Vaccines Business Unit of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. From June 2016 to May 2018, M…read full bio

HUMACYTE INC (HUMA)
Charles Bruce Green

General Green has served as Director and Chief Medical Officer of Deloitte Federal Consulting since October 2013. From September 2012 through September 2013, General Green served as Senior Partner at Martin, Blanck & Associates, a consulting firm focused on the federal health sector. Genera…read full bio

LIFEMD INC (LFMD)
Robert Jindal

Mr. Jindal has served as an Operating Adviser to the Ares Private Equity Group of Ares Management Corporation, an alternative investment manager, since July 2017. Mr. Jindal has served on the board of Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc. since September 2020, and on the board of U.S. Heart and Vascula…read full bio

LOOP MEDIA INC (LPTV)
David Saint- Fleur

In addition to his role on our Board of Directors, Mr. Saint- Fleur currently serves in a senior role in Global Artists & Repertoire (“A&R”) at Atlantic Records, a position he has held since June 2021. Prior to this, Mr. Saint-Fleur was in a senior role in Global A&R at Wa…read full bio

MIRION TECHNOLOGIES INC (MIR)
Sheila Rege

Dr. Rege is a board-certified radiation oncologist and the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Northwest Cancer Clinic, a provider of radiation oncology and nuclear medicine services, which opened in 2012. Dr. Rege joins the Mirion team with over 30 years of experience in the field of nuclea…read full bio

NIKE INC (NKE)
Robert Holmes Swan

Robert Swan, 62, has been Operating Partner at Andreessen Horowitz since 2021. Prior to his current role, Mr. Swan served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Intel Corp. (“Intel”) from 2019 to 2021, as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Fi…read full bio

NIKE INC (NKE)
Monica Gil

Mónica Gil, 50, has been the Chief Administrative and Marketing Officer, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises (“Telemundo”) for Comcast Corp. since 2020. Prior to her current role, Ms. Gil served as Chief Marketing Officer, Telemundo from 2018 until 2020, and as Executive Vice …read full bio

SCHOLAR ROCK HOLDING CORP (SRRK)
Jay T Backstrom

Dr. Backstrom, 68, served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development, at Acceleron Pharma from December 2019 up through the completion of the Merck acquisition in December 2021. He previously served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Celgene Corporation from 2008 thro…read full bio

SILVERGATE CAPITAL CORP (SI)
Mary-Margaret Henke

Ms. Henke began her career at PwC where she spent nearly a decade in the Advisory practice counseling financial services, construction, and energy clients. Most recently, she spent over 12 years at Western Union in a wide variety of finance and technology roles with increasing responsibil…read full bio

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
Tai Lopez

Tai Lopez. Mr. Lopez co-founded REV in 2019, and is currently its Chief Executive Officer. Through REV, Mr. Lopez has led the acquisition or founding, and operation of large retail brands, including Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, Modell’s, Stein Mart, Linen N Things, Dressbarn, The Franklin Mint, Mento…read full bio

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
Alexander Mehr

Alexander Mehr. Dr. Mehr co-founded REV in 2019, and currently serves as its President. Mr. Mehr also previously served as Chief Executive Officer of REV. He also serves as an officer of various of its direct and indirect subsidiaries. Previously, Dr. Mehr was the co-founder and Chief Executive Offi…read full bio

VERA BRADLEY INC (VRA)
Jacqueline Ardrey

Ardrey is an accomplished, results-oriented leader with over 25 years of experience in multi-channel retail enterprises. Since 2018, she has held the post of President at home furnishings and seasonal décor catalog retailer Grandin Road, part of the Qurate Retail Group. Previously,…read full bio

WABASH NATIONAL CORP (WNC)
Mr. Trent Broberg

Mr. Broberg is the Chief Executive Officer of Acertus, a Tailwind Capital portfolio company. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer at Truckstop.com, a digital freight matching company, where he led M&A transactions, strategy, and product development…read full bio

WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP (WMG)
Robert Kyncl

Kyncl currently serves as Chief Business Officer at YouTube, where he’s been instrumental in its phenomenal growth across all platforms. Since 2010, Kyncl has played a central role in YouTube’s strategy and its impact on entertainment and culture, including overseeing its creative and commercial …read full bio

WISDOMTREE INVESTMENTS INC (WETF)
Daniela Mielke

Ms. Mielke will receive cash and equity compensation as provided under the Company’s Non-Employee Director Compensation Program. Pursuant to this program, upon appointment to the Board, Ms. Mielke will receive deferred restricted stock units with a value of $81,369 under the Company’s 2022 Equity Pl…read full bio

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC (WWE)
Dillon Joellen Lyons

Dillon has 30 years of combined public company experience in global business, M&A and legal. Dillon has served on the Viatris (NASDAQ: VRTS) Board of Directors since November 2020, when Pfizer’s Upjohn division combined with Mylan to form Viatris, a global health…read full bio

WORLD WRESTLING ENTERTAINMENT INC (WWE)
Mckenna Michelle

McKenna spent more than two decades as a senior leader at Disney, Universal Studios and the NFL, working across technology, digital strategy and finance. From 2012 to 2022, McKenna served as Chief Information Officer for the NFL, where she was responsible for the league’s technology s…read full bio

Director Exits

AEROVIRONMENT INC (AVAV)
Charles R Holland ( 18.3 yrs; 9.2% TSR)

ALCOA CORP (AA)
James E Nevels ( 6.7 yrs; 9.3% TSR)
Committees: Compensation and Benefits, Executive, Nominating (and Governance)

AURINIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC (AUPH)
Timothy P Walbert ( 1.7 yrs; -31.4% TSR)

AUTOZONE INC (AZO)
Douglas H Brooks ( 9.3 yrs; 19.0% TSR)
Committees: Compensation

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP (CQP)
Eric Bensaude ( 6.0 yrs; 19.5% TSR)

COMPOSECURE INC (CMPO)
Donald G Basile ( 2.1 yrs; -27.6% TSR)

CURIS INC (CRIS)
Lori Anne Kunkel ( 5.8 yrs; -37.0% TSR)
Committees: Clinical Program, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC (DCOM)
Vincent F Palagiano ( 1.6 yrs; 14.8% TSR)

EVERSOURCE ENERGY (ES)
J Judge James ( 6.6 yrs; 10.7% TSR)
Committees: Executive Committee

FEDEX CORP (FDX)
Shirley A Jackson ( 23.7 yrs; 7.7% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

HASBRO INC (HAS)
Kenneth A Bronfin ( 15.3 yrs; 10.9% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Finance

HASBRO INC (HAS)
Edward M Philip ( 21.1 yrs; 10.8% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Executive, Nominating, Governance and Social Responsibility

IDEX CORP (IEX)
William M Cook ( 14.5 yrs; 15.9% TSR)
Committees: Audit

JANUX THERAPEUTICS INC (JANX)
Stefan Heller ( 1.3 yrs; -37.0% TSR)

MIRION TECHNOLOGIES INC (MIR)
Christopher L Warren ( .9 yrs; -26.1% TSR)

OTTER TAIL CORP (OTTR)
James B Stake ( 9.6% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Compensation and Human Capital Management

QUANTUM CORP (QMCO)
Raghavendra Rau ( 5.5 yrs; -24.4% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Leadership and Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

SCHOLASTIC CORP (SCHL)
Margaret A Williams ( 12.3 yrs; 5.5% TSR)
Committees: Human Resources and Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

SYSCO CORP (SYY)
John M Cassaday ( 17.8 yrs; 8.6% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Compensation and Leadership Development, Executive , Nominating (and Governance)

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
William Paul Jones ( 1.8 yrs; -68.9% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
John Hartnett Lewis ( 1.8 yrs; -68.9% TSR)
Committees: Nominating (and Governance)

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
Sherry M Smith ( 8.4 yrs; -68.9% TSR)
Committees: Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
Frank M Hamlin ( 8.4 yrs; -68.9% TSR)
Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating (and Governance)

TUESDAY MORNING CORP (TUEM)
Douglas J Dossey ( 1.8 yrs; -68.9% TSR)

VERA BRADLEY INC (VRA)
Robert Wallstrom ( 9.0 yrs; -17.8% TSR)

WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP (WMG)
Stephen Forbes Cooper ( 11.5 yrs; -4.5% TSR)
Committees: Finance

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