DI People: DCS Global, One Technologies, Zinwave, Deloitte Announce Leadership Moves

You’ll also find news from AVYST, Freese and Nichols, Health Mart, Daseke, Rosewood Corp., and Jones Day in this roundup of leadership and executive activity at North Texas businesses, firms, and organizations.

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Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people to take on leadership positions within their organizations. Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

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DCS Global hires DeRosa as chief growth officer

Dominic DeRosa

Dominic DeRosa has joinedDCS Global, a Plano-based provider of healthcare patient access and revenue cycle technology solutions, as chief growth officer.

He will have executive responsibility for sales, marketing, and partnerships. The company said DeRosa’s hiring is part of a continued strategic plan to quickly expand its market share with its patient access solutions, PE Hub reported. DCS Global isa Tritium Partners portfolio company.

One Technologies names Shah SVP, chief technology officer

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Bhargav Shah

Bhargav Shah has joined One Technologies LLC as senior vice president and chief technology officer and will lead the company’s growth strategy, according to a news release.

Shah will will be based in Dallas and report to CEO Sanjay Baskaran.

One Technologies uses technology, analytics and people to create solutions giving consumers the ability to make more informed decisions about their financial lives. It was established in October 2000.

Zinwave appoints Kitterman as new CEO, Burke COO

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Dennis Burke

Brad Kitterman

Dallas-based Zinwave announced that Brad Kitterman has been appointed as chief executive officer and Dennis Burke as chief operating officer.

The company is a global distributor of distributed antenna systems solutions for in-building wireless connectivity. Both men join Zinwave from divisions of its parent company, McWane Inc.

“The wealth of knowledge and experience Brad and Dennis bring to the company will help accelerate Zinwave along our path of growth and innovation,” Key Foster, Senior Vice President of McWane, said in a statementx. “Zinwave continues to offer the highest-performing, most cost-effective and future-ready DAS solution on the market for in-building applications, which our blue-chip customer base demonstrates.”

Previously, Kitterman was CEO of Nighthawk, a McWane Technology Group company. Burke was vice president of McWane where he worked closely with Zinwave over the past three years. The company said that Kitterman’s predecessor, Scott Willis, will become a special adviser to McWane Technology Group.

Deloitte names Berner North Texas managing partner

Dan Berner

Dan Berner has been named North Texas managing partner of Deloitte LLP, one of North Texas’ largest professional services firms.

Berner is a 28-year veteran at Deloitte, and his client-industry focus has been on consumer products and retail, the firm said in a statement. He succeeds Jason Downing, who is taking on a new role in Dallas as Deloitte’s U.S. vice chairman and Deloitte Private leader.

The firm said that Berner will help drive continued client and business growth and enhance the firm’s strategic positioning in the North Texas market.

AVYST names Ambers as chief growth officer

Kitty Ambers

Kitty Ambers has joined the Dallas-based insuretech firm AVYST as chief growth officer, the company announced.

AVYST is a provider of sales and risk management products and services for independent insurance agents and brokers and their carrier partners, and Ambers will be responsible for growing the company’s product visibility and distribution across the industry.

Ambers comes to AVYST from the Network of Vertafore Users, where she was CEO.

McKenzie to lead Freese and Nichols’ Oil and Gas Group

Dan McKenzie

Dan McKenzie, PE, has been hired by Freese and Nichols as Oil and Gas Group manager and practice leader.

The Fort Worth-based consulting firm, established in 1894, offers engineering, architecture, environmental science, construction, and planning services. It said that McKenzie is an oil and gas industry veteran who has led a variety of multimillion dollar projects.

McKenzie will be based in the company’s Dallas office.

“Dan’s experience on the owner side of the industry will give us additional insights into clients’ needs so we can have an even better understanding of how to help them achieve their goals, Division Manager Kevin Johnson said.

Health Mart appoints Jhaveri as its president

Nimesh Jhaveri

Nimesh Jhaveri has been named president of the Health Mart family of community pharmacies, brining with him 30 years of hands-on pharmacy experience to the Irving-based company.

Jhaveri will be responsible for developing strategies the support the goals and success of more than 5,000 Health Mart pharmacies, according to a release.

He will work hand-in-hand with independently owned Health Mart pharmacies in bringing quality healthcare to local communities, the company said.

Daseke names Chris Easter as its new chief operating officer

Chris Easter

Chris Easter has been named chief operating officer of Addison-based Daseke Inc., the largest flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics provider.

He brings more than 30 years of operations leadership experience in key transportation and logistics roles in the U.S. Army, Walmart, and Schneider National, the company said. He served as CEO of Keen Transport, a specialized transportation, warehouse, and logistics company, for the past six years.

Soesbe takes role as SVP, general counsel at Rosewood Corp.

Sinead Soesbe

Sinead Clifford Soesbe has been named as senior vice president and general counsel at Dallas-based Rosewood Corp., a family owned company with operations and investments in real estate.

Rosewood Corp. is wholly owned by the Caroline Hunt Trust Estate.

Soesbe replaces C. Jedson Nau, who will scale back his role in the company. Soesbe will be responsible for all legal aspects of the business, including expertise on company strategies and their implementation, according to a report on the website Corporate Counsel.

Former SEC official joins Jones Day in Dallas a partner

Shamoil T. Shipchandler is joining the Dallas office of the Jones Day law firm as a partner at the end of February.

He comes to Jones Day from the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Fort Worth office where was was director since September 2015. Before his role at the SEC, Shipchandler served as an assistant U.S. Attorney for almost 10 years in the Eastern District of Texas where he was deputy criminal chief and the attorney-in-change of the Plano office.

Helms tapped as spring designer-in-residence for SMU program

James Helms has been announced as the Spring 2019 Designer-in-Residence (DIR) for the Master of Arts in Design and Innovation (MADI) program at SMU.

Helms is vice president of design at Intuit, a financial software company, in Plano.

According to an SMU release, the MADI program is a multidisciplinary degree based on the concept of Human-Centered Design as an approach to problem-solving. SMU said it valuable in a variety of fields such as engineering, business, the arts, advertising and the social sciences. 

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