CHRO Moves this week include:
|Match Group||MercuryGate International, Inc.||EverQuote, Inc.|
|IDACORP, Inc.||OneSource Virtual||Caleres|
|FTV Capital||Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Hilco Global|
|Encore Capital Group, Inc.||Fuze||Amify|
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Match Group [DALLAS] (NASDAQ: MTCH) announced the appointment of Thomas Gaissmaier as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective September 30, 2019. Gaissmaier will be based in New York. Gaissmaier joins Match Group from 21st Century Fox, where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to 21st Century Fox, Gaissmaier spent nearly two decades at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he led the Human Resource practice in North America and was a member of the global leadership team of the People & Organization practice. Prior to his career at BCG, Gaissmaier was a television and radio news reporter in his native Germany.
MercuryGate International, Inc. [CARY, N.C.] announced the appointment of Traci Kellner as Chief People Officer. Previously, Kellner was the President of Quantum People Solutions, Inc. Prior to Quantum, Kellner served as Executive Vice President of Human Capital for Beeline, formerly IQNavigator. Before that she was HR Director for Accellent. Earlier in her career, Kellner held HR director roles with TeleTech Holdings and Standard Register, respectively.
EverQuote, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: EVER) announced that Elyse Neumeier will join the company as Chief People Officer. Neumeier previously served as Associate Director of Talent Strategy at Wayfair and as a Consultant at Bain & Company.
IDACORP, Inc. [BOISE, Idaho] (NYSE: IDA) announced that the Board of Directors of Idaho Power Company, the wholly-owned electric utility subsidiary of IDACORP, Inc., has appointed Sarah E. Griffin as Vice President, Human Resources. She joined the company in 2007 as an HR professional, becoming HR Manager in 2012 and HR Director in 2015. Prior to Idaho Power, Griffin worked in various human resources roles at companies, including Boise Cascade and Delta Dental of Idaho.
OneSource Virtual [DALLAS] announced that Jane Huston, former chief people officer at Epsilon Data Management, has joined OneSource Virtual as senior vice president of Human Resources. Prior to Epsilon, Huston held HR roles of increasing responsibility with Grant Thornton, Ernst and Young, and Cendant Mobility Services.
Caleres [ST. LOUIS] (NYSE: CAL) announced Angela Bass joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Bass replaces Doug Koch, who will transition to a new role as Senior Vice President, Strategic Projects. Most recently, Bass owned a strategic HR consulting firm advising clients in multiple sectors. Her past roles include executive Human Resources positions at Performance Sports Group, Collective Brands Performance and Lifestyle Group, Sport Brands International, and Bauer Nike Hockey.
FTV Capital [NEW YORK & SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Allison Walker will join the firm as its first chief talent officer. Walker joins FTV Capital from TCV (formerly known as Technology Crossover Ventures). Prior to TCV, Walker was a senior client partner at Korn/Ferry International, where she was focused on clients within alternatives, fintech and hedge funds, for which she was the global head. Prior to Korn/Ferry, Ms. Walker held executive level positions at various alternative investment firms including Arden Asset Management, a hedge fund of funds, since acquired by Aberdeen Asset Management, Och-Ziff Capital Management, and Citadel Investment Group, as well as global executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles. Ms. Walker began her career with the California District Attorneys Association, becoming head of training and development, and then moved to Heidrick & Struggles, where she held a series of roles culminating in partner for the financial services practice.
Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. [BURNABY, British Columbia] (NASDAQ: XENE) announced that Shelley McCloskey has joined the company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. Most recently, McCloskey was Vice President, Human Resources and Administration at Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2015 to 2018. Previously, she was Vice President, Human Resources from 2010 to 2015 at STEMCELL Technologies Inc. Prior to joining Stemcell, Ms. McCloskey was Vice President, Human Resources at Xantrex Technology Inc. From 2000 to 2005, Ms. McCloskey served as Vice President, Human Resources and Information Systems at Inex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Hilco Global [NORTHBROOK, Ill.] announced that Nicole Rosciano has joined the holding company as Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Rosciano most recently worked for IRI, where she served as a key member of their global management team since 2008. At IRI, Nicole was VP for Talent Acquisition and Organizational Development, and a strategic HR Advisor to IRI’s management team. Prior to IRI, Nicole began her HR career at Bell & Howell in 1998, which was subsequently acquired by Eastman Kodak. At Eastman Kodak, Nicole was promoted to HR director.
Encore Capital Group, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: ECPG) announced that Tracy Ting has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Ting comes to Encore from Avanir Pharmaceuticals, where she has served as the Chief People Officer since 2017. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President and CHRO for Affymetrix, a publicly listed company that was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2016.
Fuze [BOSTON] announced the appointment of Elisa Gilmartin as the company’s chief people officer. Most recently, Elisa was chief human resources officer (CHRO) at Symbotic, and previously served as CHRO at EzeSoftware and Polycom. Throughout her career, Elisa also held positions with EMC, BankBoston Securities, Fidelity Investments, and Bank of New England.
Amify [ARLINGTON, Va.] announced that it hired Samantha Byrd as Chief People Officer. Byrd has led HR strategies for a number of technology companies, including Applied Predictive Technologies. Most recently, Samantha served as VP of Human Resources for Envision, a company acquired by WorldStrides in 2018.
Choom [VANCOUVER] (CSE: CHOO; OTCQB: CHOOF) announced that it has appointed Daphne Kao as Vice President of People & Culture. Most recently, Daphne was the Head of People & Culture at Knixwear. Prior to Knixwear, Daphne was at Aritzia where she led as the HR partner for various areas of the business during her tenure. Daphne’s previous experience also touched on the technology sector, having led the Canadian HR function for AOL (now Verizon Media).