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M&A Science Hosts Modern M&A Virtual Summit

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:32pm

Send outdated M&A practices to the grave with Kison Patel , host of the M&A Science podcast, at the Modern M&A Virtual Summit this October 27, 2021 from 10am to 5pm EST.

Key Points: 
  • Send outdated M&A practices to the grave with Kison Patel , host of the M&A Science podcast, at the Modern M&A Virtual Summit this October 27, 2021 from 10am to 5pm EST.
  • M&A Science , hosted by Kison Patel, is an educational podcast exploring the intricate world of M&A with industry leaders and practitioners.
  • More recently, Kison has expanded the M&A Science umbrella to include a training academy in an effort to share practitioners' most valuable lessons learned.
  • M&A Science Academy is an outcome-based online workshop program, providing clear and tangible value.

Johnson & Johnson Announces Jessica Moore as Vice President of Investor Relations

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 9:15pm

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced the appointment of Jessica Moore to Vice President of Investor Relations for Johnson & Johnson, effective November 1, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced the appointment of Jessica Moore to Vice President of Investor Relations for Johnson & Johnson, effective November 1, 2021.
  • Ms. Moore will report to Mr. Joseph Wolk, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
  • Ms. Moore brings 20 years of strong, diverse and international financial experience spanning across Sales Operations, Corporate and Regional positions.
  • At Johnson & Johnson, we believe good health is the foundation of vibrant lives, thriving communities and forward progress.

Precigen Appoints Harry Thomasian Jr. as Chief Financial Officer

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:05pm

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Precigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGEN), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of innovative gene and cell therapies to improve the lives of patients, today announced the appointment of Harry Thomasian Jr. as the Company's chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 18, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Precigen, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGEN), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of innovative gene and cell therapies to improve the lives of patients, today announced the appointment of Harry Thomasian Jr. as the Company's chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 18, 2021.
  • Mr. Thomasian will oversee the Company's corporate financial strategy and planning, and provide a critically important strategic perspective to business development, licensing, and corporate financing initiatives.
  • Mr. Thomasian will report to Precigen's President and CEO, Helen Sabzevari, PhD, and will join Precigen's leadership team, which directs Precigen strategy, planning and operations.
  • Prior to Precigen, Mr. Thomasian was with EY (formerly Ernst & Young LLP), one of the world's largest global professional services firms.

Scott Mendel, former GenMark CEO, Joins Specific Diagnostics' Board of Advisors

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 12:00am

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Specific Diagnostics today announced the appointment of Scott Mendel to its Board of Advisors.

Key Points: 
  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Specific Diagnostics today announced the appointment of Scott Mendel to its Board of Advisors.
  • Prior to joining GenMark, Mr. Mendel held CFO positions at The Active Network and GE Healthcare.
  • "I am glad to welcome my former GenMark colleague and CEO to Specific at this critical time in our commercial launch," noted Johnny Ek, Specific CFO and former GenMark CFO.
  • "I'm honored and excited to a be part of the Specific Diagnostics' Advisory Board," said Mr. Mendel.

Premier Medical Laboratory Services Welcomes New Chief Commercial Officer, Jeff Schmalz

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 6:30pm

GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) is announcing today Jeff Schmalz as their new Chief Commercial Officer.

Key Points: 
  • GREENVILLE, S.C., Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS) is announcing today Jeff Schmalz as their new Chief Commercial Officer.
  • "I chose to work at Premier Medical Laboratory Services because they're an innovative and nimble company with all of the components in place to make them a national leading specialty lab," said Jeff Schmalz.
  • "The level of talent and experience that Jeff Schmalz possesses will help us tremendously in fulfilling our vision of improving patient lives."
  • Premier Medical Laboratory Services (PMLS), based in Greenville, South Carolina, is an advanced molecular diagnostics lab fully certified by top laboratory accrediting organizations, including CLIA and COLA.

Thomas H. Lee Partners Hires Shahab Vagefi as Managing Director

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:00pm

Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL), a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies, today announced that Shahab Vagefi has joined the firm as a Managing Director in THLs Healthcare vertical.

Key Points: 
  • Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (THL), a premier private equity firm investing in middle market growth companies, today announced that Shahab Vagefi has joined the firm as a Managing Director in THLs Healthcare vertical.
  • We are very pleased to welcome Shahab to THL as we continue expanding our healthcare team, said Joshua Nelson, Managing Director and Head of the Healthcare vertical at THL.
  • In this role, Mr. Vagefi helped lead daily operations of the firm and was involved in all aspects of sourcing, evaluating, executing, and managing investment opportunities.
  • I am excited to join THL and work with the team to identify differentiated healthcare investment opportunities, said Mr. Vagefi.

Sunrise Senior Living Appoints Mary Kay Gribbons as Chief Human Resources Officer & Maria Davlantes as Chief Marketing Officer

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:39pm

Sunrise Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services, announced today the appointment of Mary Kay (MK) Gribbons as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Maria Davlantes as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Key Points: 
  • Sunrise Senior Living, a leading provider of senior living services, announced today the appointment of Mary Kay (MK) Gribbons as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) and Maria Davlantes as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).
  • Ms. Gribbons brings more than twenty years of experience in human resources and operations across industries with a demonstrated track record of building high-performing cultures that drive results through engagement, ownership, and adaptability.
  • There she led a formal restructuring, developed programs to retain leaders, and enhanced internal communication during a period of intense change.
  • Ms. Gribbons joined the Sunrise team on September 20, and Ms. Davlantes will begin her role on October 11.

Riverside Partners Expands its Investment Team with New Hire of Senior Technology Professional

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in middle market healthcare and technology companies, is pleased to announce that Chintan Meher has joined its technology investment team as a Principal.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Riverside Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on investing in middle market healthcare and technology companies, is pleased to announce that Chintan Meher has joined its technology investment team as a Principal.
  • Mr. Meher brings more than 10 years of technology private equity and M&A experience to Riverside Partners.
  • "Chintan's appointment expands and enhances our technology investment capacity," said David Belluck, General Partner of Riverside Partners.
  • Like our recent hire of Michael Bernard from Linden Capital Partners, Chintan has the character, values and work ethic that aligns with the team at Riverside Partners."

Marc Womack Named Head of Operations for Santander Consumer USA

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ("SC" or "Santander") announced that Marc Womack has been named Santander Consumer Head of Operations, effective Oct. 18.

Key Points: 
  • DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. ("SC" or "Santander") announced that Marc Womack has been named Santander Consumer Head of Operations, effective Oct. 18.
  • Womack will report to Santander Consumer President and CEO Mahesh Aditya, and will be based out of Dallas.
  • Womack will lead all Operations functions for SC, including Loan Operations, Lease End and Auctions Accounts, Customer Experience, Operations Employee Experience, Operations Business Intelligence and Reporting, Quality Management, Collections, and Operations Business Controls and Risk Management.
  • About Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc.
    Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SC) ("SC") is a full-service consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance, third-party servicing and delivering superior service to our more than 3.1 million customers across the full credit spectrum.

Shore Capital Partners Welcomes Brad Morehead as Partner, Head of Business Services Fund

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 2:00pm

Shore Capital Partners , (Shore or the firm), a strategic private equity firm focused on microcap investing in the healthcare, food and beverage, business services and real estate industries, with offices in Chicago and Nashville, today announced Brad Morehead has joined the firm as partner and head of the firms business services fund.

Key Points: 
  • Shore Capital Partners , (Shore or the firm), a strategic private equity firm focused on microcap investing in the healthcare, food and beverage, business services and real estate industries, with offices in Chicago and Nashville, today announced Brad Morehead has joined the firm as partner and head of the firms business services fund.
  • Within business services, the team will initially target pest control, managed service providers, outsourced retirement/benefits services, distribution/logistics, fire and life safety services, insurance brokerage and distribution businesses, pool maintenance services, environmental/disaster remediation and services, and RIAs.
  • I am thrilled to join the Shore team to lead the firms business services efforts, said Morehead.
  • Shore supports management partners with capital, business development expertise, and industry knowledge to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions, and generate value for shareholders.