DI People: CyrusOne Names SVP, Blumberg Heads Valtech Dallas Office, Neiman Marcus Adds 4 Execs

You'll also find details about other moves at Borden Dairy Co. and Thought Ensemble in this week's roundup of DI People.

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CYRUSONE NAMES SKOMAL AS SVP, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER

Mark Skomal

Dallas-based data center REIT CyrusOne Inc. has appointed Mark E. Skomal as senior vice president and chief accounting officer, effective Sept. 24. 

“Mark’s extensive experience working in the REIT and broader real estate industry, along with his exceptional leadership and management capabilities, make him an ideal fit for CyrusOne,” CyrusOne EVP and Chief Financial Officer Diane Morefield said in a release.

Skomal will report to Morefield. Previously, since 2007, Skomal was senior vice president, chief accounting officer, and controller for DCT Industrial Trust Inc.

VALTECH NAMES BLUMBERG TO HEAD DALLAS OFFICE

Marc Blumberg

Marc Blumberg will serve as managing director of digital agency Valtech’s Dallas office, the company has announced.

The announcement comes as Valtech aims to elevate its presence in Dallas, where it will continue working with leading local companies, including American Airlines, Mary Kay, Samsung, Comcast, and others.

Blumberg brings more than 20 years of agency experience and industry insight to his new job.

 “As we look to continue scaling our business in the Americas, it’s vital that our leadership be ambitious, entrepreneurial, and have vision for the future,” said Joacim Jeppesen, executive vice president of Valtech North America. “His work at imc2 and deep knowledge of the industry will play a key role in continuing to transform Valtech into a world-class digital agency.” 

NEIMAN MARCUS MAKES CHANGES TO LEADERSHIP TEAM

Carrie Tharp

Adam Orvos

Stefanie Tsen

Dallas-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus Group announced several changes to its senior executive team.

Carrie Tharp has been promoted to executive vice president, chief digital officer and Adam Orvos has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer. 

Stefanie Tsen will join Neiman Marcus Group on Oct. 1 as senior vice president, Omni-Channel customer experiences. She joins Neiman Marcus from Sephora.

And, Melissa Lowenkron joins the company as general merchandise manager for accessories. She comes from Bergdorf Goodman.

BORDEN DAIRY TAPS LODH AS CIO

Dallas-based Borden Dairy Co. has named Satyaki Lodh as its new chief information office, effective immediately.

Satyaki Lodh

He comes to Borden from Snyder’s-Lance Inc., which was recently acquired by Campbell Soup Co. He was most recently vice president of enterprise applications for Snyder’s-Lance.

“Satyaki is a dynamic IT leader with a long-standing record of improving business performance and customer satisfaction through technology,” Borden CEO Tony Sarsam said. “Satyaki’s experience in the CPG industry, with direct store delivery in particular, will be a major asset to Borden as technology plays an increasingly strategic role in our company.”

The company was founded in 1857 by Gail Borden, Jr., and was the first company to develop a patent for the process of condensing milk, as well as the first company to use glass milk bottles. The company is headquartered in Dallas, and operates 13 milk processing plants across the nation that produce more than 500 million gallons of milk a year for customers in the grocery, mass market, club, food service, hospitality, school, and convenience store markets. According to the Dallas Business Journal, Borden does about $1.2 billion a year in revenue.

ALLSTON TO FOCUS ON EXPANDING THOUGHT ENSEMBLE’S DALLAS PRESENCE

Dave Allston

Dallas-based executive Dave Allston has joined business and technology consultancy Thought Ensemble as managing partner focusing on expanding the firm’s Dallas market presence. 

Allston brings extensive consulting and industry experience to his new position, Denver, Colorado-based Thought Ensemble said in a release.

“I have known and worked with the team at Thought Ensemble for years and am excited to be joining their leadership team for the next phase of growth,” Allston said. “It is a great cultural fit, and the timing is right with us all wanting to grow a strong management consulting practice in Dallas.”

Founded in 2008, Thought Ensemble assists clients in reducing the risk, stress, and frustration associated with business transformation.

CEC ENTERTAINMENT NAMES HOWELL AS CFO

Jim Howell

James A. “Jim” Howell has been named Chief Financial Officer of Irving-based CEC Entertainment, the operator of the Chuck E. Cheese’s and Peter Piper Pizza restaurant chains.

Howell replaces Dale Black, who is retiring. Howell will work closely with CEO Tom Leverton and other executives on strategic initiatives for the company, as well as manage all financial aspects of CEC Entertainment.

“Jim’s extensive multi-site and retail consumer experience makes him a fantastic addition to CEC Entertainment’s leadership team,” Leverton said in a release. “As we continue to enhance guest experience across our brands, he will play a vital role in helping the company build on the sales momentum recently covered in our second quarter earnings.”

CYBER GROUP NAMES GOLSTEIN VICE PRESIDENT

Jonathan Goldstein

Dallas-based Cyber Group Inc. has promoted Jonathan Goldstein to vice president at Cyber Group. Goldstein has over 20 years of experience in consulting and enterprise IT and will lead Cyber Group’s retail energy practice.

The company provides hardware and software solutions via its AgileShoring model and offers its clients industrial, retail, and security engineering services.

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