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Consumer Industry – 45 Open CEO Roles and 98 CEO Appointments Featured

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Compilation of Open CEO Roles and Placements in the Consumer Industry in the 45 days ended October 26, 2015
PREPARED BY: Vell Executive Search
DATE: September 11 to October 26, 2015

Consumer Industry - CEOs Wanted 

Woolworths
Australia
$45.5B
June 2015
Under-pressure CEO Grant O'Brien would retire after less than four years in the job. Woolworths launched a global search to replace O'Brien, who would remain in the role until a successor was appointed.
SUPERVALU
Minnesota       
$17.97B          
October 2015
SUPERVALU announced that Sam Duncan has informed the Company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire as President and CEO on February 29, 2016, following the end of the Company’s fiscal year. Supervalu’s board of directors “is in the selection process for naming a new CEO” and is looking at both internal and external candidates.
Abercrombie & Fitch
Ohio
$4.1B
December 2014
Abercrombie & Fitch’s longtime and controversial CEO and Director Michael Jeffries is retiring, as the once-hip teen clothing chain’s sales decline. The retailer has started a search for a new CEO.
Debenhams
Greater London         
$3.57B
October 2015
Debenhams plc announced that Michael Sharp intends to step down in 2016 after 5 years as CEO. Michael will remain in post during the Christmas trading period and into 2016 and will assist the board in the process of identifying his successor.
American Eagle Outfitters
Pennsylvania
$3.5B
January 2014
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) said CEO Robert Hanson is leaving the retailer, while executive chairman Jay Schottenstein will step in as his interim replacement
Chico's FAS
Florida
$2.7B
May 2015
CEO David Dyer will retire next spring after taking the helm of the women’s apparel retailer in 2009. Dyer will remain CEO until a successor is appointed.
Sears Canada
Ontario
$2.7B
July 2015
Sears Canada CEO Ronald D. Boire joined Barnes & Noble as CEO of that company's retail business. The Sears Canada board will commence a search for a new president and CEO.
Tiger Brands Limited
Gauteng
$2.55B
September 2015
The Chairman and Board of Tiger Brands Limited announced that the Group’s CEO, Peter Matlare, has reached agreement with the Board, regarding his decision to step down as CEO. Matlare will remain in his position until December 31, 2015. The search for his successor was under way.
Sanoma Oyj
Uusimaa
$1.98B
September 2015
Sanoma announced that Harri-Pekka Kaukonen will step down as CEO effective immediately. Sanoma’s Board of Directors has named CFO Kim Ignatius to serve as interim CEO.
RCS MediaGroup
Milan   
$1.403B
October 2015  
RCS MediaGroup announced the resignation of Pietro Scott Jovane as CEO of the company during a board meeting on October 8, 2015. The resignation will take effect on October 15. The board has handed over the CEO powers to the company's chairman Maurizio Costa until a new chief is found.
Lumber Liquidators
Virginia
$1.04B
May 2015
Robert M. Lynch resigned as President and CEO. The Company intends to commence a national search for his replacement. In the interim, Thomas D. Sullivan, the Company's Founder, will serve as the acting CEO.
La Quinta Holdings
Texas
$998.9M
September 2015
La Quinta Holdings announced that Wayne Goldberg has stepped down from his leadership positions in the company by mutual agreement with the company’s Board of Directors. The Board has appointed Keith Cline, the CFO, as interim President and CEO.
Winnebago Industries
Iowa
$971.4M
September 2015
Winnebago Industries announced that Lawrence A. Erickson, the Chairman of the Board, will fill the position of interim CEO while the board completes its search for a permanent CEO, as previously indicated.
Tuesday Morning Corporation
Texas
$906.4M
September 2015
Tuesday Morning Corporation announced that Michael Rouleau is retiring as CEO and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Rouleau will remain with the company in a consultative capacity until March 31, 2016 to help ensure a smooth transition. The company has created a new Office of the Chairman, led by current Board Chairman Steven R. Becker, to support oversight of the company's strategic initiatives until a new CEO is appointed.
Qliro Group AB
Skåne County
$619.3M
September 2015
Qliro Group AB announced the resignation of Paul Fischbein as President and CEO. He will remain in his role until a successor has been appointed.
Boulder Brands
Colorado
$516.6M
May 2015
CEO Steve Hughes resigned. James B. Leighton, COO, will step into the CEO role on an interim basis. The company plans to conduct a national search for a new CEO and will consider internal and external candidates.
Simonds Group Limited
Victoria
$483.9M
October 2015  
Simonds Group Limited announced that Paul McMahon is stepping down from his position as Managing Director and CEO. To ensure a smooth transition of leadership, Mr. McMahon will continue to serve in his current role until such time as a new Managing Director and CEO is appointed. The Simonds Board will initiate a formal search process to appoint Mr. McMahon's successor and will retain a global executive recruitment firm to undertake this search.
Iconix Brand Group
New York
$406.9M
August 2015
Iconix board member Peter Cuneo was appointed Chairman of the Board and Interim CEO. The board has formed a search committee to evaluate candidates, after Neil Cole stepped down as CEO, chairman, president, and a member of the board.
National CineMedia
Colorado
$394.0M
August 2015
National CineMedia will implement its Chairman and CEO succession plan. Kurt C. Hall, who helped found the Company in 2005 with the three leading cinema operators AMC, Cinemark and Regal, will retire as Chairman, President and CEO upon the appointment of his CEO successor. The Board has retained Heidrick & Struggles to identify a new CEO to succeed Hall.
Drillsearch Energy Limited
Australia
$289M
July 2015
Oil and gas company Drillsearch Energy’s CEO Brad Lingo will leave the company and a global search is underway to find a successor. COO Walter Simpson will take over as the acting head while candidates from Australia and overseas are considered as part of the search process.
Jamba
California
$208.8M
October 2015
Jamba announced that James D. White will be retiring as the Company’s President, CEO and Chairman of its Board of Directors. The Board has formed a search committee and hired The Elliott Group, an internationally recognized executive search firm, to identify a successor CEO.
Roxas Holdings
Philippines
$190.3M
October 2015
Roxas Holdings informed that Mr. Renato C. Valencia (Mr. Valencia) has tendered his resignation as President and CEO. The Board of Directors also appointed the company's Chairman, Mr. Pedro E. Roxas, as Acting P/CEO while a new P/CEO is not yet appointed.
Morgans Hotel Group
New York
$189.9M
September 2013
Michael Gross resigned as CEO after its largest shareholder led an ouster of the board. Jason Kalisman, the company’s chairman, took over as interim CEO and has now resigned as iCEO and Chair, and remains as director. CFO Richard Szymanski is now principal executive officer.
Famous Dave’s of America
Minnesota
$149.4M
November 2014
Famous Dave’s of America’s CEO Ed Rensi has stepped down after less than two years on the job, the second CEO to leave after a short time on the job. The chain has hired an executive-search firm to find a permanent replacement. Independent director Adam J. Wright is interim CEO.
Joe's Jeans
California
$140.2M
January 2015
Marc Crossman resigned as President and CEO and will be transitioning to a consulting position. Samuel Joseph Furrow, Jr. (Jay) will serve as Interim CEO.
Zee Media
India
$82.7M
October 2015  
Zee Media Corporation Limited announced that Mr. Ashish Kirpal Pandit has resigned as an Executive Director & CEO of the company and has relieved from the services of the company with effect from close of business on October 12, 2015.
Reading International
California
$60.6M
June 2015
Reading International appointed Ellen Cotter as interim President and CEO, succeeding James Cotter, Jr. The company currently intends to engage the assistance of a leading executive search firm to identify a permanent President and CEO, which will consider both internal and external candidates.
Dominion Citrus Limited
Ontario
$55.2M
October 2015
Dominion Citrus Income Fund and Dominion Citrus Limited (DCL) announced the resignation of Winston Ash as President and CEO and as Chairman of the Board of Directors of DCL. A search for a replacement for Mr. Ash will be launched shortly.
Haynes Publishing Group
Somerset        
$39.8M
September 2015
HAYNES Publishing Group P.L.C. announced that Eric Oakley has given notice of his intention to retire from his position as CEO effective 31 May 2016 after 35 years with the company.
Divinus Fabrics
India   
$0.774M
October 2015  
Divinus Fabrics  announced that Mr. Rajesh Agrawal, Managing Director of the company has intimated to the company that he will not continue as Managing Director of the company due to his personal reason with effect from October 19, 2015.
Affinor Growers
Quebec
$0.229M
October 2015
Affinor Growers announced that the Board of Directors have appointed Jarrett Malnarick as interim CEO.
American Riding Tours
Nevada
NA
September 2015
The board appointed Joseph S. Smith on an interim positions Chairman, CEO, and Chief Accounting Officer.
7-Eleven
Texas
NA
September 2015
The chairman and CEO of 7-Eleven have both resigned in the wake of the worker exploitation scandal at the company's Australian stores. Chairman Russ Withers and CEO Warren Wilmot have stepped down from the board of the company effective immediately. Former iiNet chairman Michael Smith will become the new 7-Eleven chairman and Bob Baily has been appointed interim CEO.
Rumblefish    
Oregon
NA       
September 2015
Rumblefish founder, President and CEO Paul Anthony Troiano is stepping down from his role. Though he is stepping away from day-to-day operations, Troiano will still be an adviser to the company.
WTA Tour       
Florida 
NA       
September 2015
Women's Tennis Association CEO Stacey Allaster will resign in October 2015 for personal reasons.
FBEC Worldwide
Wyoming        
NA       
September 2015
Effective September 10, 2015, FBEC Worldwide announced that the employment contract for Robert Sand was suspended pending the outcome of a corporate investigation related to his activities as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, for actions detrimental to the corporation, conflicts of interest, breaches of fiduciary responsibility and potential fraud. A corporate investigation of his actions is underway. Adam Heimann and Joseph Spatafora were nominated to the Board of Directors to fill the vacancies. Mr. Heimann was elected as the President and Chairman of the company with Mr. Spatafora as Secretary/Treasurer.
Canaveral Port Authority
Florida 
NA       
September 2015
Port Canaveral announced that its CEO John Walsh has agreed to resign effective Jan. 21, 2016 following a clash with local elected officials over a port-railroad expansion plan. Port commissioners voted 4-1 to accept his resignation agreement after discussion of firing him immediately. They cited Walsh's "corrosive rhetoric" that had tattered the reputation of this port.
Gaumont International Television      
California         
NA       
September 2015
Gaumont International Television announced that CEO Katie O'Connell Marsh is exiting the company, following a restructuring of parent company Gaumont.
AMC Theatres
Kansas
NA
July 2015
Gerry Lopez stepped down as president and CEO of AMC Theatres to become chief executive of the hotel chain Extended Stay America. CFO Craig Ramsey will be iCEO, while the board of directors has formed a search committee to find Lopez’s replacement.
Urban Edge
Massachusetts
NA
July 2015
The new CEO will succeed Chrystal Kornegay who has recently been named Undersecretary of the Department of Housing and Community Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ogilvy & Mather
New York
NA
June 2015
CEO Miles Young will leave the agency after more than three decades. The agency is launching a search for his successor, considering both internal and external candidates.
Town Sports International Holdings
New York
NA
June 2015
Town Sports International Holdings’s President and CEO Dan Gallagher is leaving the Company. Chairman Patrick Walsh will serve as Executive Chairman while the Board conducts a search for Gallagher’s successor.
Bob Evans Farms
Ohio
NA
December 2014
Bob Evans Farms’s CEO Steve Davis has stepped down. The Board has established an interim Office of the CEO to provide ongoing leadership and oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Company while a search is conducted for a new CEO.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra      
Tennessee     
NA      
October 2015
Jennifer Bradner has been named interim president and CEO of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Currently COO for the Memphis Symphony, Bradner will replace Roland Valliere, who is leaving his position as president and CEO Nov. 9, 2015. Bradner has been COO since June 2014. Before joining the Memphis Symphony, she was executive director of Opera Memphis.

 

Consumer Industry - CEOs Appointed

Volkswagen AG
Lower Saxony
$236.7B
September 2015
Matthias Muller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. Muller is currently Chairman of Porsche AG in Stuttgart. He will continue in this function until a successor has been found. Matthias Muller’s current contract as a Board member of Volkswagen AG will continue to apply in his new function as CEO. Muller succeeds Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, who offered his resignation on 23 Sept. 2015. Muller moved to Wolfsburg as Head of Product Management of the Volkswagen Group and the Volkswagen brand in 2007 and also became a General Representative of the Volkswagen Group.
The TJX Companies
Massachusetts
$29.89B          
October 2015  
The TJX Companies announced that its Board of Directors has approved a CEO succession plan. The Board intends to elect Ernie Herrman to the position of CEO, effective at the beginning of the Company's next fiscal year, January 31, 2016. Mr. Herrman will also retain his current title as President of the Company. Carol Meyrowitz, current Chairman and CEO, will become Executive Chairman of the Board at the time of the CEO transition.
Skoda Auto AS
Czech Republic
$13.51B
September 2015
Skoda will now see some changes at the top. On November 1, 2015, Bernhard Maier (55), current Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Porsche AG, will become the brands new CEO. At the same time, the current CEO Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland (58) will take over all responsibility for Volkswagen Groups newly formed North American Region (NAR).
AU Optronics
Taiwan 
$12.93B          
October 2015  
AU Optronics disclosed a series of management changes, with chairman and president Paul Peng resigning from his position as president to assume the role of CEO.
Ralph Lauren Corporation
New York
$7.53B
September 2015
Ralph Lauren Corporation announced that Stefan Larsson has been named CEO. Larsson most recently served as the Global President of Old Navy.
Via Varejo S.A.
São Paulo
$6.89B
October 2015
Companhia Brasileira de Distribui o announced a reorganization of its structure and Peter Paul Estermann takes office as CEO of Via Varejo. Libano Barroso, so far CEO of Via Varejo, takes the newly created position of VP of Operations of GPA.
Wolters Kluwer NV
Holland
$4.409B          
October 2015  
Wolters Kluwer GRC Solutions appointed John Weber to the position of President & CEO of Legal Information Services (LIS) group.
KT&G Corporation
Chungcheongnam-do 
$3.67B
October 2015  
KT&G approved the appointment of Baek Bok-in as CEO. Baek is former vice president of production.
Mitchells & Butlers plc
West Midlands
$3.026B
September 2015
The board of Mitchells & Butlers plc appointed Phil Urban as CEO. Phil joined Mitchells & Butlers in January 2015 as COO, and was previously Managing Director at Grosvenor Casinos, a division of Rank Group and Chairman of the National Casino Forum.
CalAtlantic Group
California
$2.553B
October 2015
Standard Pacific  and The Ryland Group announced the closing of their merger of equals transaction and the launch of their combined consumer brand, CalAtlantic Homes. The previously announced merger of equals creates a single company, CalAtlantic Group. Larry Nicholson will serve as President and CEO.
ANN    
New York         
$2.54B
October 2015  
ascena retail group announced that Kay Krill is transitioning from President and CEO of ANN  and has been appointed to ascena's Board of Directors. Gary Muto, who currently serves as President of ANN brands, will succeed Ms. Krill as President and CEO of ANN
The Wendy's Company
Ohio
$1.987B
October 2015
The Wendy's Company announced that President and CEO Emil Brolick plans to retire from management duties with the company in May 2016. He is expected to be succeeded in the President and CEO role by current EVP, CFO and International Todd Penegor.
99 Cents only Stores and Number Holdings
California
$1.985B
September 2015
On September 11, 2015, 99 Cents only Stores appointed Geoffrey J. Covert to serve as President and CEO. Mr. Covert will replace Andrew A. Giancamilli upon Mr. Giancamilli's resignation later September 11, 2015 as Interim President and CEO. Covert, was previously the SVP of Retail Divisions for The Kroger Co.
Sanoma Oyj
Uusimaa
$1.98B
September 2015
Sanoma appointed Susan Duinhoven as President and CEO effective 1 October 2015. Based in Helsinki, Susan will be responsible for all Sanoma Group’s businesses and for chairing the Executive Management Group. Susan comes most recently from Koninklijke Wegener where she was CEO and Chair of the Executive Board. Prior to this she worked at Thomas Cook as CEO of Western Europe.
China Harmony New Energy Auto Holding
Henan Province
$1.64B
October 2015  
The board announced that Mr. Liu Fenglei has been appointed as an executive director and the CEO of the company with effect from October 19, 2015. Mr. Liu, aged 39, is one of the founders of the Group.
Eutelsat Communications Société Anonyme
Ile-de-France  
$1.64B
October 2015  
Eutelsat’s Board of Directors has elected Rodolphe Belmer as the successor to Michel de Rosen in the role of CEO, effective from 1 March 2016.
Cumulus Media 
Georgia
$1.213B
September 2015
The board of directors of Cumulus Media announced that Mary G. Berner has been named CEO of the company, effective October 13, 2015. Ms. Berne, joined the Cumulus board this past May. She will succeed Lew Dickey, the company's founder and CEO, who has decided to serve as Vice Chairman and continue as a director of the company. Ms. Berner most recently served as President and CEO of MPA, The Association of Magazine Media (MPA).
Number Holdings
California
$1.08B
September 2015
On September 11, 2015, Number Holdings appointed Geoffrey J. Covert to serve as President and CEO. Mr. Covert will replace Andrew A. Giancamilli upon Mr. Giancamilli's resignation later as Interim President and CEO of the company.
TV Azteca SAB de CV
Mexico
$806.6M
October 2015
TV Azteca appointed Benjamin Salinas Sada as CEO of TV Azteca, replacing Mario San Roman, who will be Vice-Chairman of the
Board, responsible for the execution of strategic projects and advising the CEO of the company.
Dorman Products
Pennsylvania
$759M
September 2015
Dorman Products announced that Mathias J. Barton has been appointed to serve as CEO. Barton succeeds Steven L. Berman, who has assumed the role of executive chairman.
Belmond
UK
$567.9M
September 2015
Belmond announced that the company’s board of directors has named board member Roeland Vos as the company’s president and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Vos succeeds John Scott.
Tilly's
California         
$534.3M          
October 2015  
Tilly’s announced that Edmond Thomas has been appointed as the company’s President and CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective October 12, 2015. Daniel Griesemer is stepping down from his position as President and CEO, and as a Director of the company, effective October 7, 2015.
Harte-Hanks
Texas
$524.2M
September 2015
Harte Hanks has appointed Karen Puckett as its President and CEO. She succeeds interim President and CEO Doug Shepard, who will continue in his role as Harte Hanks' CFO.
Blyth  
Connecticut    
$459.3M          
October 2015  
Blyth will name Harry Slatkin as CEO and member of the Board of Directors. In 2011, Slatkin became Belstaff's CEO and Co-Chairman and spearheaded the plan that transformed Belstaff into a leading luxury lifestyle brand.
Advance Magazine Publishers
New York
$438.6M
September 2015
Condé Nast president Robert Sauerberg is to take over next year from CEO Charles Townsend, who is moving on from the role after more than a decade to become the company's chairman.
Vince Holding
New York         
$337.5M          
October 2015  
Vince Holding appointed Brendan L. Hoffman to the position of CEO of the company, effective immediately. He has also been appointed to the company's Board of Directors.
Cyprus Trading
Cyprus
$329.8M
September 2015
Cyprus Trading Corporation Plc appointed Marios Shacolas as new Executive Chairman and CEO.
Rafhan Maize Products
Pakistan
$246.6M
September 2015
The board of directors of Rafhan Maize Products Co. at the meeting held on September 10, 2015, appointed Mr. Martin Sonntag as Chairman of the Board; Mr. Rashid Ali as vice chairman of the board; and Mr. Ansar Yahya as CEO and Managing Director of the company.
Melon Fashion Group
Russia
$238.1M
September 2015
Mikhail Urzhumtsev has been appointed CEO of Melon Fashion Group as of 1 October, 2015. He will succeed Kestutis Sasnauskas, Head of Private Equity and Real Estate within East Capital, who has been Acting CEO of Melon Fashion Group since December 2014.
Time2u International Holding Limited
Fujian Province
$122.1M
September 2015
The board of directors of Time2U International Holding Limited announced that Mr. Lin Zhiqiang, the chairman and an executive Director of the company, has been appointed as the CEO of the company with effect from 24 September 2015.
iSelect
Victoria
$121M 
October 2015  
iSelect has appointed iSelect Commercial Director Mr. Scott Wilson as CEO. Scott joined iSelect in 2013 and has carried overall responsibility for the company’s individual business units and product partner relationships.
Caffe Bene Co.
Korea
$118.4M
September 2015
Caffe Bene appointed Choi Seung-woo as the company's new CEO. Choi, who graduated from Seoul National University and has served as CEO of Woongjin Food, has been commissioned to put Caffe Bene on the global map.
CBC Restaurant ; Il Fornaio (America)
California         
$115.7M          
October 2015  
Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio announced that restaurant industry veteran Frank Paci has been named CEO of both companies.
Comvita Limited
New Zealand
$114.4M
September 2015
Comvita Limited announced that Scott Coulter, the company’s COO and Deputy CEO, has been appointed as CEO. Scott will take over from departing CEO, Brett Hewlett, effective Oct. 5, 2015.
Learning Tree International
Virginia
$110.5M          
October 2015  
Learning Tree announced that Richard A. Spires has accepted the position of CEO of the company. Richard Spires has been an independent member of Learning Tree's Board of Directors since December 2013. In conjunction with Spires' appointment, Dr. David Collins announced his resignation as the company's CEO, effective immediately.
Wadworth and Company Limited
Wiltshire
$92.5M
September 2015
Wadworth & Co has appointed Chris Welham, MD of Spirit Pub Company's Spirit Leased division, as CEO. Welham will take up the role in Novembe 2015, succeeding Charles Bartholomew, who stands down as MD but will continue as non-executive chairman.
GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC
NA
$80M
September 2015
Ryan Mack, current CEO of GraceKennedy Foods-Jamaica (Domestic), Caribbean and International East as well as Managing Director of Grace Foods UK, will now take on the role of CEO/President of GraceKennedy Foods (USA).
PennWell Corporation
Oklahoma
$79.4M
September 2015
PennWell Corporation announced the retirement of Robert F. Bob Biolchini as President and CEO and the election of Mark C. Wilmoth to succeed Biolchini as President and CEO.
Shakarganj Limited
Pakistan
$79.3M
September 2015
Shakarganj Limited appointed Mr. Anjum Muhammad Saleem as CEO/Director of the company in place of Mr. Ahsan M. Saleem, who has tendered his resignation.
Polarn O. Pyret
Stockholm County      
$78.4M
October 2015  
RNB RETAIL AND BRANDS has appointed Nanna Hedlund as CEO of Polarn O. Pyret and member of Group Executive Management. She currently holds the position as Director of Marketing and e-commerce at Kicks.
Porsche Cars North America         
Georgia           
$66.9M
October 2015  
Porsche AG's Executive Board appointed Klaus Zellmer as new President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. PCNA's current President and CEO, Detlev von Platen, will relocate from Atlanta to Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany to assume his new role as Executive Board member responsible for global Sales and Marketing.
DGSE Companies
Texas
$63M
September 2015
DGSE Companies announced that Matthew M. Peakes has been appointed to the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of the company, effective September 16, 2015. Mr. Peakes will replace James D. "Dusty" Clem, who previously announced his resignation as Chairman of the Board, President and CEO, effective September 15, 2015.
Symphony Holdings
Hong Kong
$41.8M
September 2015
The board of directors of Symphony Holdings Limited announced that Mr. Sze Sun Sun Tony will retire from employment effective from September 30, 2015. Cheng Tun Nei, currently the Chairman, will simultaneously be appointed CEO of the company effective from September 30, 2015.
Maxwell Industries
India
$39.4M
September 2015
Maxwell Industries Limited announced that Mr. Yogesh Tiwari has join the company as a CEO effective September 24, 2015.
Clean Diesel Technologies
California         
$38.3M
October 2015  
Clean Diesel Technologies appointed Matthew Beale as CEO effective from October 19, 2015. Beale has served on the CDTi Board of Directors since September 2014 and was Chairman of the Audit Committee.
affilinet GmbH
Bavaria
$30.7M
September 2015
Affilinet has appointed Christian Wuerst as CEO. Wuerst has been a member of the Affilinet management for 12 months and will take up his post on 01 October 2015.
Rightster Group
Greater London
$21.7M
October 2015  
The proposed new management team, supported by the major shareholders, comprises, Ashley MacKenzie, previously CEO of Base79 Limited, as proposed CEO
Screenvision Cinema Network
New York
$19.8M
October 2015
Screenvision announced that its Board of Directors named John Partilla as the company's new CEO, concluding an extensive search to replace former CEO Travis Reid.
Noon Pakistan Limited Pakistan
$18.3M
September 2015
S. Bt. (Retd.) was appointed as CEO in place of Mr. Salman Hayat Noon.
Midland Center For The Arts
Michigan          
$15.9M
October 2015  
Midland Center for the Arts announced that Terri Trotter has accepted the position of President and CEO, effective January 1, 2016. Ms. Trotter comes to MCFTA from the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she has served as CEO and Executive Director since 2014.
B101 Radio
Pennsylvania
$6.5M
September 2015
Veteran radio executive Jim Loftus has been named president and CEO of highly rated adult contemporary formatted 101.1 MORE FM (WBEB).
Catapult Learning
New Jersey     
$6.4B  
October 2015
Catapult Learning has named Jeffrey Cohen as CEO. He succeeds Stuart Udell, who will assume the role of executive chairman of the company's board. For the last seven years, Cohen served as the president and CEO of Sylvan Learning.
Adaptive Medias
California
$5.5M
September 2015
Adaptive Medias announced that John B. Strong has been named as the company's Chairman of the Board and permanent CEO.
OYO Sportstoys
Massachusetts
$5M
October 2015
OYO Sports appointed Scott Healy as President and CEO, effective October 12, 2015.
Onzima Ventures
Essex  
$2.05M
October 2015
Ultima Networks plc announced that Gavin Burnell has joined the Board as CEO and Luke Cairns as Non-Executive Director of the company with immediate effect.
Tesco Stores (Malaysia)
Wilayah Persekutuan
$1.14M
September 2015
Tesco Malaysia has appointed Paul Ritchie as CEO, effective September 17, 2015. Ritchie takes over from Datuk Georg Fischer, who leaves Tesco for opportunities outside the business.
Carolco Pictures
Florida 
$0.92M
October 2015
Sam Lupowitz was appointed as the Company's CEO.
Umred Agro Complex Limited
India
$0.605M
September 2015
Umred Agro Complex announced that its Board of Directors in their meeting held on May 25, 2015 has appointed Suneet Pande as the CEO and Purva Joshi as the Secretary of the Company (CS).
iCollege Limited
Australia
$0.483M
October 2015
Stuart Manifold has accepted a promotion to CEO following his success in the role of COO.
VitaCig
California         
$0.36M
October 2015
On October 15, 2015, Maury Winnick resigned as interim CEO. On October 15, 2015, simultaneous with Mr. Winnick's resignation, the Company appointed Paul Rosenberg, the Company's Director, as CEO.
Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide
Sri Lanka
$0.31M
October 2015
Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide PLC has appointed Wasantha Chandrakumara Gunadasa as CEO. The effective date was October 12, 2015.
Wowio
California
$0.13M
September 2015
On September 16, 2015, Robert Estareja replaced Brian Altounian as the CEO of Wowio.
Blue Sky Media
Wyoming        
$0.08M
October 2015
On October 2, 2015, the board of directors of Blue Sky Media Corporation appointed Robert Gruder to serve as a member of the board of directors and as CEO.
Water Cooler Group
Connecticut
NA
October 2015
Water Cooler Group named Christina Norman to the newly created role of CEO overseeing all creative and business operations for its offerings in media, social/digital, advanced analytics and creative delivered through its divisions Media Storm, 3Degrees, Juba Plus and Maude.
Royce Resources
British Columbia
NA
October 2015
Brian Paes-Braga will become the CEO of Royce Resources
Newspaper Association of America
Virginia
NA
October 2015
Newspaper Association of America (NAA) announced that its board of directors has selected David Chavern as its new president and CEO, effective October 14, 2015. Chavern succeeds Caroline H. Little, who led the association for four years and announced her retirement earlier in 2015.
Time Out Group limited
Greater London
NA
September 2015
Time Out Group appointed Julio Bruno as Executive Chairman of Time Out Group and Noel Penzer's promotion to CEO of the Group.
Academy
Texas
NA
September 2015
Academy  named James Kevin "J.K." Symancyk as President and CEO. J.K., 43, joins Academy after several years serving as President at Meijer.
Check-6
Oklahoma
NA
September 2015
Check-6 International appointed Laura Owen as the organization’s CEO effective September 28, 2015. Prior, she was the founder and CEO of PontSalus, an organization focused on reducing health care costs and increasing access to quality healthcare, for health systems worldwide.
Gala Global 
California
NA
September 2015
Calvin Frye was appointed as a member of the company's Board of Directors and as the company's CEO and CFO. In addition on September 21, 2015.
General Motors (Opel Ireland)
Dublin
NA
September 2015
Rory Harvey has been appointed to the position of CEO Opel Ireland. In his recent position, he was Executive Director Sales, Opel Europe, based at the Opel headquarters in Ruesselsheim, Germany.
Romacorp
Florida
NA
September 2015
Stephen K. Judge was named the new president and CEO of Roma
Splash Media
Thailand
NA
September 2015
LIVE Incorporation Public Company Limited announced resignation of Chovalit Supanakorn as CFO. He will assume the role of CEO at Splash Media Public Company Limited. It is effective from September 30, 2015.
Education Management Corporation
Pennsylvania
NA
September 2015
Education Management Corporation announced that the Board of Directors Chairman Mark A. McEachen has been named as President and CEO of the organization.
Getty Images
Washington
NA
September 2015
Getty Images appointed Dawn Airey to the role of CEO, with effect from October 12, 2015.
Housejoy
India
NA
September 2015
Housejoy announced that it has appointed Saran Chatterjee as its CEO. Prior to joining the company, Chatterjee was with Flipkart as VP of product management and a key part of the leadership team for close to three years.
The Scripps Research Institute
California
NA
September 2015
The Scripps Research Institute appointed chemist Peter G. Schultz as CEO and biologist Steve A. Kay as President.
Hallmark Cards
Missouri
NA
September 2015
Hallmark Cards announced that Smith Holland, who has been CFO of Crayola, has been promoted to president and CEO of the company.
TrackingPoint
Texas
NA
September 2015
TrackingPoint announced that it is founding team of John Lupher and John McHale has returned to manage the company going forward. John Lupher reassumes his founding role as VP of Engineering, while John McHale, formerly chairman, returns to his original role as CEO.
Camira Group
West Yorkshire
NA
September 2015
Camira Group  has appointed a new CEO to position the business for the next phase of its global growth and development. Camira has appointed Grant Russell, formerly with AkzoNobel, to the top job in succession to Steve Bullas who becomes group chairman.
Garden & Associates
Minnesota
NA
September 2015
Garden & Associates announced Sharon Stein as the company’s new CEO. Stein succeeds Tom Garden, former owner and CEO of Garden & Associates.
Madison Square Garden Network
New York
NA
September 2015
The board of Madison Square Garden announced that Andrea Greenberg will become president and CEO of MSG Networks and Bret Richter will be CFO.
Nestlé Philippines
Philippines
NA
October 2015
Nestlé Philippines appointed Jacques Reber as its chairman and CEO effective Aug. 1. Mr. Reber, who is from Switzerland, succeeds Suresh Narayanan, now managing director of Nestle India  Before his Philippine appointment, Mr. Reber was Market head of Nestle Portugal.
Nicoccino Holding AB Stockholm County
NA
September 2015
Michel Bracké, who has been CEO of Nicoccino Holding AB since July 2013, leaves his position. Johan Cram, who has been a member of the Board since April 2015, has accepted to take over as CEO with immediate effect.
Laguna Blends 
British Columbia
NA
September 2015
Laguna Blends announced that it has completed the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Laguna Blends (USA).  Stuart Gray has been appointed President, CEO, CFO and a director of the company.
Maxima Group
Nevada
NA       
October 2015
On October 16, 2015, Miroslaw (Mirek) Gorny was elected as sole director, President, CEO, Treasurer and Secretary of the company.
Yaffe & Company      
Michigan          
NA       
October 2015
Currently CFO, John Cassidy, will become President and CEO of the Yaffe Group.
Twin Peaks Restaurant
Texas  
NA       
October 2015
Twin Peaks announced that Starlette Johnson has agreed to join the company as CEO, allowing company founder Randy DeWitt to spend more time on his various other restaurant ventures.
Independent Marketing Alliance          
Texas  
NA       
October 2015
Robert D. Planck, founding president and CEO of Independent Marketing Alliance (IMA) appointed Robert D. Mould as IMA president and CEO.
Mrs. Fields Famous Brands
Utah    
NA       
October 2015
Famous Brands International announced that it has appointed Jonathan T. Drake as CEO. As CEO, he will support Famous Brands in its continued product diversification and global expansion.
Aurora Brands
Massachusetts
NA       
October 2015
Aurora Brands appointed John J. Ling as CEO. Ling will take over responsibilities from Lee Feldman, Managing Partner of Twin Lakes Capital.
Legacy Restaurants Group
Kansas
NA       
October 2015
Legacy Restaurants has named Jonathan Horowitz as its CEO. Horowitz, former chief brand officer for Lasco Enterprises LLC, is the first to hold the formal CEO title for Legacy.
GeoNovus Media
British Columbia          
NA       
October 2015
GEONOVUS MEDIA CORP announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Alex Romanov as CEO effective October 1, 2015. Alex was co-founder and CEO of Alpine Electronics in Canada.
Participant Media
California         
NA       
October 2015
Participant Media announced that David Linde will be its CEO, beginning November 1. Linde joins Participant Media from Lava Bear Films, a company he launched after years of executive stewardship of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Good Machine , and Miramax.
Macromill       
Tokyo  
NA       
October 2015
MACROMILL announced that Scott Ernst will succeed Han De Groot as CEO, effective October 19, 2015.
Joyce Leslie   
New Jersey     
NA       
October 2015
Joyce Leslie has appointed Celia Clancy as their new CEO. She has assumed responsibilities on October 6, 2015 and will succeed Co-Presidents Nancy Shapiro & Joyce Segal, who have decided to act as consultants to the company and will remain on the Board of Directors.
Tommy Bahama Group
Washington     
NA       
October 2015
Douglas B. Wood, Tommy Bahama's current President and COO, will succeed Mr. Pillow as CEO of Tommy Bahama.
Decas Cranberry Products
Massachusetts
NA       
October 2015
Decas Cranberry Products appointed Michael McManama as President and CEO replacing Chuck Dillon effective September 28, 2015. Mr. Dillon is retiring.
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Dora Vell

Dora Vell is the Managing Partner of Vell Executive Search, a boutique executive search firm in Boston focused on recruiting technology executives and board members. Vell has successfully completed numerous board member and C-level executive searches, including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, and Vice Presidents - at both public and private companies.

Prior to founding the firm in 2005, Vell was a Partner at Heidrick & Struggles' Technology practice for seven years.  Before her career in executive search, she worked at IBM for 11 years, managing software engineering organizations of 100 people and software sales organizations with revenues of $150 million. She has also served as an executive assistant to the CEO of IBM Canada for one year.

Vell holds seven worldwide software patents. She has published several Business of Leadership reports on governance and leadership and has been quoted in numerous articles including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, Agenda Week, MSNBC, Mass High Tech, the OPUS for the World Economic Forum, Boston Business Journal, The Globe & Mail, CIO Magazine, and IEEE. She also has been a featured speaker on leadership at numerous conferences and at Columbia University's MBA program.

Vell is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the Boston CEO Roundtable. She has served on the boards of Framingham State, Entrepreneur's Organization, Goodwill, Mary Centre for developmentally handicapped adults, garage.ca, and RBC Capital Partners.

She has received an MBA from the University of Toronto, a Master in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor in Computer Science from Carleton. She has also completed the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program.

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