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2015 Search Placements & Industry News

Rajiv Datta to join Colt as CTO

Colt is delighted to announce the appointment of Rajiv Datta as Chief Technology Officer.  Rajiv joins Colt on 1 January and will be a member of Colt’s Executive Leadership team under Carl Grivner who takes over as CEO on 1 January.

Abra Bush appointed Senior Associate Dean of Institute Studies at Peabody

Dean Bronstein has announced the appointment of Abra Bush as senior associate dean of institute studies starting March 1. 

Sotheby’s Institute of Art appoints Artsy’s Christine Kuan as Director of New York Campus

David C. Levy, President of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, today announced the appointment of Christine Kuan, currently Chief Curator and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Artsy, as the new Director of the Institute’s New York campus. 

For Epizyme chief executive, the work is personal

Epizyme Inc.’s new chief executive Robert Bazemore understands the disease his company is targeting only too well. When he was introduced to employees this summer, Bazemore surprised them by disclosing that he’s a survivor of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a life-threatening blood cancer that could potentially be treated by the company’s lead drug candidate.

Cognoa Promises Worried Parents Faster Answers

There’s a lot of talk these days about computational medicine, which uses massive amounts of data to train a machine to understand even more than experts or, at least, to identify health-related problems more quickly. Cognoa, a consumer-focused healthcare outfit, is among the developing field’s biggest proponents. The two-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based company claims it can dramatically speed up the time that it takes parents to identity whether their child has developmental issues, and it can do so by assessing far fewer data points than have been traditionally employed toward the same end.

CompStudy Webinar REPLAY: Executive Compensation & Team Composition

Thank you to those who participated in our October 29 CompStudy Technology and Life Sciences webinars: Executive Compensation & Team Composition: Attracting and Retaining the Best and Brightest to Your Team. Below you will find links to the presentation materials.

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Castle Biosciences Announces the Appointment of Federico Monzon, M.D., FCAP as Chief Medical Officer

Castle Biosciences, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostics to improve cancer treatment decisions, today announced the appointment of Federico A. Monzon, M.D., FCAP, to the newly created role of Chief Medical Officer. 

Linda Hall Library Appoints Ben Gross as Associate Vice President for Collections and Tania Munz as Vice President for Research and Scholarship

Linda Hall Library made two appointments last month: Ben Gross as Associate Vice President for Collections and Tania Munz as Vice President for Research and Scholarship.

Park Square, EY and WilmerHale Release 16th Annual Tech and Life Sciences Compensation and Entrepreneurship Study

According to an executive compensation study of private businesses released today, non-founder C-suite executives at life sciences and healthcare companies saw their cash compensation increase by 3.3 percent year-over-year, while comparable executives at private technology firms experienced an average increase of 3.5 percent.

SeeClickFix Appoints Mike Nargi as Senior Vice President of Sales

SeeClickFix has appointed Mike Nargi as Senior Vice President of Sales. 

Henry Ford Health System Names Chair of Emergency Medicine

John Deledda, M.D., a board certified emergency medicine physician, has been named chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.

Townsend Plant Appointed Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Life

Townsend Plant, DMA, has joined Peabody as its first associate dean for enrollment and student life, overseeing admissions, financial aid, the registrar, and student affairs. 

Rakesh Bhasin steps down as Chief Executive Officer of Colt

Today we have announced that Carl Grivner will be appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Colt Technology Services with effect from 1 January 2016. Carl joined Colt in May 2015 and is currently Executive Vice President of Network Services.

Indicative Appoints Scott Sacket as Vice President, Sales

Indicative has appointed Scott Sacket as Vice President, Sales. Sacket most recently served as Senior Vice President of Sales at AvePoint, Inc. 

Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. Appoints John Kaminsky as Chief Commercial Officer

Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. has appointed John Kaminsky as Chief Commercial Officer. 

UMass Medical School seeks to bolster profits from science

Whether it’s a potential cure for melanoma derived from studying zebrafish or a new gene therapy to revolutionize treatment for chronic diseases, these discoveries cannot help anyone if they never make it out of the laboratory. To help bridge that gap, University of Massachusetts Medical School has hired a longtime venture capitalist to help catapult such advances out of the lab and into the commercial world.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Appoints Brendan Rauw as Vice President, Technology Transfer and Business Development

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) has appointed Brendan Rauw as Vice President, Technology Transfer and Business Development.

Rice appoints Alison Weaver to direct Moody Center for the Arts

Alison Weaver, an art historian and former director of affiliates for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, has been named executive director of Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts.

John Longbrake appointed Vice President for Communications

John Longbrake, an accomplished leader in higher education communications, has been appointed Vice President for Communications after a national search.

Replay Link and Presentation for Team Construction and Board of Directors Webinar

Thank you to those who participated on our "Team Construction and Board of Directors: Attracting, Building-out, and Retaining your Executive Team and Board" webinar.

Click here for the Webinar Replay Link

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HFN Announces Robert Hagan as New Chief Financial Officer

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN), a leading US-based transport, IP and network provider specializing in network solutions for the financial and enterprise communities, announced today that it appointed Robert Hagan as the company’s chief financial officer.

Histogenics Corporation Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

Histogenics Corporation (Histogenics) (Nasdaq: HSGX), a regenerative medicine company focused on developing and commercializing products in the musculoskeletal space, announced the appointment of Jonathan Lieber as its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2015.

Please join Park Square and HIG Growth for a Webinar on Team Building - June 23 - Details and Registration here

Your executive management team and board of directors are critical to the ongoing success of your company. In today’s market, talented C-level executives are in high demand and you need to employ cutting edge strategies to attract, build and retain competent executives.

Please join experts from private equity firm H.I.G. Growth Partners and Park Square Executive Search  who will not only discuss effective solutions to address these challenges, but will also provide  a roadmap for developing, implementing and executing winning  recruiting and human resources strategies targeting board of directors and C-level executives.

This advice will be augmented with real data; results from CompStudy, an executive compensation survey that collects data annually from over 1,000 companies on executive level compensation, will give insight around what competitive compensation packages look like in terms of recruiting key positions in addition to outside board members. 

Theravance Biopharma Appoints Gary Barrera as Head, Quality

Theravance Biopharma has appointed Gary Barrera as Head, Quality. Barrera joins Theravance from Boehringer Ingelheim, where he most recently served as Site Quality Head and Executive Director.

Cell Signaling Technology Appoints Kazuyuki Kiyota as Representative Director and President, Cell Signaling Technology Japan, K.K.

Cell Signaling Technology has appointed Kazuyuki Kiyota as Representative Director and President, Cell Signaling Technology Japan, K.K. Kiyota joins the company from Nippon Becton Dickinson Co., Ltd. where he served as Business Director, BD Biosciences. 

RailComm Announces the Appointment of its New Vice President, Products

RailComm is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael L. J. Hackney, Ph.D. as its Vice President, Products with responsibility for RailComm’s new product initiatives including smart analytics product platform.

Symmetry Corporation Appoints Kurt Andersen as Vice President of Marketing

Symmetry Corporation has appointed Kurt Andersen as Vice President of Marketing. 

Colt appoints Carl Grivner as EVP, Network Services

Effective 1 May 2015, Mr Grivner will join the Executive Committee of Colt and will lead Colt’s Network Services business, which provides data connectivity services to businesses and wholesale carriers across Europe, Asia and North America.

Here’s What the Top Execs Make at Tech Companies

The variables with the biggest influence might not be the ones you expect.

QD Vision, Inc. Appoints Jim Carlton as Vice President of Products

QD Vision, Inc. has appointed Jim Carlton as Vice President of Products. 

Westminster College of the Arts names new dean

Matthew Shaftel, Ph.D., has been appointed dean for the Westminster College of the Arts. Shaftel will join the Rider on July 1, 2015.

TransMedics Appoints Stephen Gordon as Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Gordon joined TransMedics in March of 2015. He has over 20 years of experience leading financial organizations within high technology and medical device companies.

Oxford Immunotec Appoints Stephen M. Gansler as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ: OXFD), a global commercial-stage diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of immune-regulated conditions, today announced that Stephen M. Gansler has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources.

Marie Lynn Miranda named provost of Rice University

Marie Lynn Miranda, an acclaimed researcher and the Samuel A. Graham Dean of the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, has been named provost of Rice University.

Jennifer S. Bard, First Female Dean in Law School’s 182-Year History, Has Secondary Faculty Appointment in College of Medicine

She’s a prolific scholar and a nationally respected legal expert. She’s a Yale JD who studied at Oxford and graduated from Wellesley. She’s earned an MPH and a PhD in higher education. Now, Jennifer Bard adds another distinction to her extensive CV—she’s the first female to be named dean of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Law.

Aaron Bobick named dean of School of Engineering & Applied Science

Aaron Bobick, PhD, professor and founding chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, has been appointed dean of the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis effective July 1, according to Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton.

Anthony DeChellis Appointed President of OurCrowd

OurCrowd, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, has announced that Anthony DeChellis, former CEO of Private Banking Americas at Credit Suisse, has joined as the President of OurCrowd, operating out of the firm's New York office.

Beverly Wendland named dean of Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

Beverly Wendland, a distinguished biologist known for dedication to undergraduate and graduate students, commitment to diversity, and advocacy for innovative teaching and liberal arts education, has been appointed dean of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University.

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Ely Benaim, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT:RNN), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Ely Benaim, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer.

Colby College Names Daniel G. Lugo Vice President for College and Student Advancement

Daniel G. Lugo, currently vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa., has been named vice president for College and student advancement at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today.

Colby Names Matthew T. Proto Next Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

Matthew T. Proto, who leads Stanford University’s admissions marketing and communications efforts, has been named vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Colby College, President David A. Greene announced today.

Oasys Water’s Global Momentum Continues with Asia-Pacific Expansion and Deployment of its Forward Osmosis Systems

Oasys Water, a world leader in innovative solutions for water treatment and desalination, today unveiled significant technology and corporate milestones achieved in 2014 that set the stage for continued growth and expansion throughout 2015.

Lockheed Martin Industrial Defender, Inc. Appoints Bob Meindl as Vice President, Global Sales

Lockheed Martin Industrial Defender, Inc. has appointed Bob Meindl as Vice President, Global Sales.

Accreditation Council for CME Names Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, as New President and CEO Beginning April 2015

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen Graham T. McMahon, MD, MMSc, as the new President and CEO.

Element Science, Inc. Appoints Christopher Hasser as Vice President, Research and Development

Element Science, Inc. has appointed Christopher Hasser, Ph.D. as Vice President, Research and Development.