CHRO Moves this week include:
|Major League Baseball||MongoDB, Inc.||U.S. Bank|
|ADM||American Century Investments||Summit Broadband|
|RAPT Therapeutics, Inc.||Five Star Bank||Freshpet, Inc.|
|Yumanity Therapeutics||Heritage Southeast Bank||Validity|
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Major League Baseball [NEW YORK] has named Michele Meyer-Shipp as its Chief People & Culture Officer. Meyer-Shipp joins MLB from KPMG LLP, where she has served as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Previously, Meyer-Shipp worked for Prudential Financial, serving as Global Chief Diversity Officer for five years, and for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she was Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Prior to those roles, she spent over a decade practicing employment law in both the public and private sectors.
MongoDB, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: MDB) announced the appointment of Harsha Jalihal as Chief People Officer. Most recently, Jalihal was Vice President of HR at Unilever. Jalihal was also on a part-time secondment to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Prior to that, she worked at Cognizant where she designed and operationalized strategy to drive early career hiring, led a Center of Excellence focused on HR expertise in strategic outsourcing deals and acquisitions and ran operations for the CFO & COO.
U.S. Bank [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that Elcio Barcelos will be joining the company as its new senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer. Barcelos comes to the bank from Fannie Mae, where he has worked since 2018 as senior vice president and chief people and places officer. Prior to that role, he worked in human resources and other executive leadership roles at DXC Technology, Hewlett Packard, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.
ADM [CHICAGO] (NYSE: ADM) announced that Jennifer Weber has been named Chief Human Resources Officer. Weber comes to ADM from Lowe’s Companies, where she has served as EVP of Human Resources since 2016.
American Century Investments [Kansas City, Mo] named Shannon Hobbs as its chief human resources (HR) officer, filling the role currently held by Mark Gilstrap, who plans to retire at the end of 2020. Hobbs assumes her new American Century role on October 1, 2020. Hobbs joins American Century after 10 years of serving in HR leadership roles at JPMorgan Chase, most recently as a managing director and head of talent. During her time at JPMorgan Chase, Hobbs also served as head of human resources for the commercial bank division, HR lead for investor services within the corporate and investment bank, head of learning and development for JPMorgan corporate and interim head of HR for the bank’s operations in France. Earlier in her career, Hobbs held senior HR positions at Smith Barney and Morgan Stanley.
RAPT Therapeutics, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NASDAQ: RAPT) announced the appointment of Phyllis Loud Gray as Vice President of Human Resources. Gray joins RAPT from Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, where she was Senior Director and Head of Human Resources. Prior to Sunesis she served as Senior Director of Human Resources Business at Crescendo Biosciences, a subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc. Prior to Crescendo, she served as Director of Human Resources for QIAGEN/Ingenuity Systems, VISX, Oracle and Omnicell. She began her career at Syntex/Syva, serving in various Human Resources roles over many years.
Five Star Bank [WARSAW, NY], subsidiary of Financial Institutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISI) announced that Timothy Perrotta has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Human Resources. Perrotta joined Five Star Bank in June 2018 as Manager of Total Rewards. Prior to joining Five Star Bank, he was Compensation Administration Manager at Wegmans Food Market, Inc.
Freshpet, Inc. [SECAUCUS, NJ] (NASDAQ: FRPT) announced the appointment of Thembi Machaba as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Freshpet, she was Vice President Global Human Resources & Organization Effectiveness at Molson Coors Beverage Company, a position she held for three years as part of a 16 year career of progressive roles at the company and its predecessors.
Yumanity Therapeutics [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced the appointment of Ellen K. Forest as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Yumanity, Forest served as Senior Vice President and Head of Human Capital for Cogen Immune Medicine and as Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals. Previously, she held leadership positions in Human Resources at Partners HealthCare; Dovetail Health; and TA Associates.
Heritage Southeast Bank [ATLANTA] announced it has hired Melissa Malcom as Chief of Human Resources. Malcom is an attorney who has specialized for more than 19 years in employment, health care and business law and commercial litigation. She has served as an attorney and business advisor for several law firms and owned a law practice focused on employment and business law.