CHRO Moves this week include:
|Nuance Communications, Inc.||La-Z-Boy Incorporated||Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.|
|Heidrick & Struggles||BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.||ConsultNet|
|CareerBuilder||RK Logistics Group||TapClicks|
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Nuance Communications, Inc. [BURLINGTON, MA] (NASDAQ: NUAN) appointed Beth Conway as executive vice president and Chief Human Resources Officer. Before joining Nuance, Conway held numerous leadership roles at CA Technologies, most recently serving as senior vice president of People.
La-Z-Boy Incorporated [MONROE, Mich.] (NYSE: LZB) announced the appointment of Katie Vanderjagt as Chief Human Resources Officer. Vanderjagt joined La-Z-Boy in 2015 as Director of Talent Management, was made Director of Corporate HR and Talent in 2017, and has been serving in the lead Human Resources position since August. Prior to joining La-Z-Boy, Vanderjagt was with Borgwarner as Director, Human Resources and Global Talent. Before that, she spent seven years at Owens-Illinois in various Human Resources positions of increasing responsibility before becoming Director, Global Talent Management and HR Strategy. She began her career at Target Corporation as a Human Resources Manager.
Heidrick & Struggles [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: HSII) announced Sarah Payne has been appointed Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), and Rick Greene, Heidrick & Struggle’s current CHRO, will move into the Heidrick Consulting business as a Partner. Both leadership changes will become effective January 1, 2019. Payne was most recently Vice President, Human Resources, Global Executive Search. Prior to joining Heidrick & Struggles, she was Director of Global Executive Compensation at Bunge. Earlier she was Global Director of Compensation and Benefits at PanAmSat.
Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. [MENLO PARK, Calif.] (NASDAQ: ADVM) announced the appointment of Mike Fitzgerald as vice president, human resources. Fitzgerald was the Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources for ZELTIQ Aesthetics (now Allergan). Prior to ZELTIQ, he served as the Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources for Cepheid. Before joining Cepheid, he served as the Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Verigy, Ltd (now a part of Advantest Corp.). Prior to Verigy, Mr. Fitzgerald was Vice President of Human Resources at Varian, Inc. (acquired by Agilent Technologies), and prior to that, he held various HR roles culminating in becoming the Global Director of HR Strategy and Planning for Vodafone Group, plc.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. [SAN RAFAEL, Calif.] (NASDAQ: BMRN) announced the promotion of Amy Wireman to Group Vice President, Human Resources, effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Wireman joined BioMarin in 2013 and has held roles of increasing responsibilities, starting with head of compensation and benefits, followed by responsibilities for HR operations, and most recently talent acquisition. Ms. Wireman will be replacing Rich Ranieri, Head of Human Resources, who announced in June that he will be retiring from the company at the end of the year. Ms. Wireman previously held managerial HR positions at Wind River, Xyratex and Micromuse as well as senior consulting roles with Watson Wyatt and Mercer.
ConsultNet [SOUTH JORDAN, Utah] welcomed Amy Esser as the organization’s new vice president of Human Resources. Before joining ConsultNet, Esser worked at the McCann World group as a SVP, Regional Director of Human Resources.
CareerBuilder [CHICAGO] announced the promotion of Michelle Armer to Chief People Officer. Joining as an HR Coordinator, Armer quickly stepped into a managerial role and was instrumental in supporting CareerBuilder.
RK Logistics Group [FREMONT, CALIF.] announced that Kimberly Meccariello has joined the company as corporate director of human resources. Meccariello progressed through increasingly responsible human resource management positions with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Rite Aid Corporation and Lockheed-Martin Corporation. A 23-year U.S. Air Force veteran, she previously served as a personnel officer stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, Calif. Upon retirement from active military duty she continued in service to the country as a member of the USAF Reserves.
TapClicks [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced that it hired Tonya J. Long who is joining the company as Vice President of People and Operations. Long most recently held senior product operations roles at Akamai Technologies and Avaya and has more than 20 years of senior leadership in high-tech enterprise companies.
ETQ [Burlington, MA] announced the appointment of Brian Testa as VP of People Operations. Before ETQ, Testa was Vice President, Global People Operations at KBACE Technologies. Testa has been a part of the Boston start-up technology landscape for the past 20 years.