COO’s on the Move: June 2024

Jun 27, 2024 | Career, COOs on the Move

June has been a month of significant movements, with COOs stepping into new roles and driving operational excellence. Let’s dive into the 13 COOs that made a move this month.

Paycom Names Randy Peck as New COO

Randy Peck

Paycom Software, a provider of cloud-based human capital management software, has announced significant changes to its executive team, including the appointment of a new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Randy Peck, who has been with Paycom for two decades, will now serve as the COO of the company.

Nordstrom Names Alexis DePree as New COO

Alexis DePree

Nordstrom Inc. announced the appointment of Alexis DePree to the role of chief operating officer. ​ DePree first joined Nordstrom in January 2020, as executive vice president and chief supply chain officer, prior to which she held senior leadership roles at Amazon and Target.

Wawa Names Justin Tichy as New COO

Justin Tichy

Convenience-store retailer Wawa has hired a new chief operating officer, Justin Tichy. Tichy has been chief operating officer at Petco since 2018. Before that, he was president of sales at insurance distribution company Confie and vice president of retail sales, among other roles, at electronics retailer Best Buy and affiliated companies.

Shake Shack Names Stephanie Sentell as New COO

Stephanie Sentell

Shake Shack announced the appointment of Stephanie Sentell as its new Chief Operations Officer effective July 1, 2024. Sentell brings a wealth of experience from her previous roles at Inspire Brands and Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Outpave Names Tom Payne as New COO

Outpave Names Tom Payne as New COO

Outpave, a new fintech startup specializing in Financial Services and Spend Management for the construction and trades industries, announced the appointment of Tom Payne as Chief Operating Officer. Tom brings a wealth of experience from his distinguished 27-year career at SAP Concur where he started in consulting, then led global support before moving over to lead managed business services and growing that portfolio to more than $300 million in revenue as SVP.

BDO USA Names Mark Ellenbogen as New COO

Mark Ellenbogen

Chicago-based IPA 100 firm BDO USA announces that COO Steve Ferrara will retire following a 33-year career with the firm. Assurance principal Mark Ellenbogen will succeed Ferrara as COO, effective July 1, 2024.

Brady Corporation Names Thomas DeBruine as New COO

Thomas DeBruine

Brady Corporation, a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, announced the appointment of Thomas DeBruine as its new Chief Operating Officer. This strategic move comes as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its operational leadership. With a solid background of over two decades at Brady Corp., DeBruine brings extensive experience to his new role. His tenure with the company has seen him manage a diverse range of functions, from manufacturing and procurement to engineering.

Cohen & Company Names Corey McLaughlin as New COO

Corey McLaughlin

Cohen & Company is excited to announce Corey McLaughlin, formerly partner in charge of People & Culture, has been named chief operating officer for the firm as of June 1, 2024. In his new role, McLaughlin will have broad oversight of the firm’s assurance, tax and advisory service lines, as well as operational teams, including people and culture, technology services, marketing, finance and administrative operations.

Attain Names Ben Kartzman as New President and COO

Ben Kartzman

Attain, the largest permission-based purchase data platform in the U.S., has hired industry veteran Ben Kartzman as its first President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kartzman joins the company after nearly three years as COO at Mediaocean. He also served as President of Flashtalking, an ad server which was acquired by Mediaocean in 2021; Flashtalking had previously acquired Kartzman’s company, Spongecell, in 2018.

MrBeast Industries Names Jeffrey Hosenbold as New President and COO

Jeffrey Hosenbold

MrBeast Industries, which was set up by popular YouTuber Jimmy Donaldson (MrBeast) in 2020 to manage his business interests, has tapped veteran venture capitalist Jeffrey Housenbold as president and COO.

LSEG Names Pascal Boillat as New COO

Pascal Boillat

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has named seasoned industry figure Pascal Boillat as its new COO. Boillat will oversee the group’s global operations division, enhancing services for both LSEG employees and customers. He has also been appointed to the executive committee.

Providence Medical Group Names Carmen Green as New COO

Carmen Green

Providence Medical Group has appointed a new chief operating officer (COO). Carmen Green has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, most recently working as the clinical operations director for Providence’s pediatrics division. She will become Providence’s new COO when current officer Kathy Tarcon retires this month.

UTA Names Bob Roback as New COO

Bob Roback

The talent agency says that it has hired Bob Roback to serve as its COO, running business operations, growth, strategy, technology and other key areas of the firm. He will report to UTA CEO Jeremy Zimmer and president David Kramer, and will join the firm’s board of directors.

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