CHRO Moves this week include:
|Virtual, Inc.||Participant Media||Extensis Group Inc.|
|Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.||Best Buy Co., Inc.|
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Virtual, Inc. announced the promotion of Ann Geary to the newly created position of Vice President, Human Resources. She previously served as Director, Human Resources. Her professional experience of more than 20 years includes non-profit and medium and large companies, such as AT&T, Insperity and Putnam Investments. Ann has been with Virtual since 2010.
Participant Media named Lynn Heymont as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Lynn has held a number of senior Human Resources leadership roles in the entertainment industry, including at CBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and most recently, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group where she was the Executive Vice President, Human Resources – North America.
Extensis Group Inc. announced the appointment of David Pearson to the position of Vice President of Human Resources. David has six years of PEO industry experience and most recently held a key leadership position with ADP TotalSource in their New York office. In his career, David has also held HR positions with the Target Corporation and Revrac Industries.
Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (OTC: COSH) announced the appointment of Larry E. Ott to vice president, human resources effective Aug. 12. Ott most recently served as senior vice president, human resources for Meritor, Inc. in Troy, Mich. Prior to this, he held a similar position at GMAC Financial Services in Detroit.
Best Buy Co., Inc. (NSYE: BBY) announced that Carol A. Surface notified the company that she would resign as the registrant’s Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer to pursue another opportunity. Shari L. Ballard has been appointed to replace Ms. Surface as Chief Human Resources Officer, in addition to her current role of Executive Vice President and President, International.