DI People: GameStop, Solera Holdings, OutMatch, VAR Technology Finance Make Executive Moves

You’ll also find news from the American Council of Construction Education, Qwick, The Senior Source, and Jacobs in this roundup of leadership and executive moves by companies and organizations in North Texas.

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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GameStop taps 3 new executives for leadership roles

Chris Homeister

James Bell

Global multichannel video game and consumer electronics retailer GameStop, which is headquartered in Grapevine, announced three executive appointments as new CEO George Sherman puts his team in place.

James Bell will be chief financial officer and executive vice president, effective June 3. He succeeds from CFO Rob Lloyd, who was with GameStop for 23 years.

Frank Hamlin

Chris Homeister, will be executive vice president and chief marketing officer, a newly created position, effective June 10. He formerly was president and CEO of The Tile Shop.

Also, Frank Hamlin has been promoted to executive vice president and chief customer officer, effective June 3. Previously he was GameStop’s chief marketing officer.

Solera Holdings names Tarr as its new CEO

Jeff Tarr

Westlake-based Solera Holdings, Inc. announced that Jeff Tarr has joined the company as its new chief executive officer.

Solera is a global risk and asset management data and software-as-a-service solutions provider that serves the automotive and insurance industries. Tarr replaces Tony Aquila as Solera’s CEO, and will lead the company in its next phase of growth.

The company said Tarr has two decades of experience leading data and technology-enabled services companies across multiple sectors. Most recently, he was CEO and president of DigitalGlobe Inc., where he led the launch of innovative products that leveraged AI and other new technologies, entered new markets, and almost tripled the company’s revenue. 

OutMatch hires Stenzel as chief solutions officer

Robin Stenzel

Robin Stenzel has been hired as chief solutions officer at OutMatch, a Dallas-based software company that offers a talent selection platform.

She will lead the company’s solutions team and will focus on identifying and developing innovative talent technology, and move the future of human resources with OutMatch’s data and predictive analytics platform, according to a press release.

Stenzel brings almost 20 years of HR experience in manufacturing, retail, and service industries to her new role. Previously, Stenzel was vice president of talent management for WestRock Co. in Atlanta, where she led its global talent management strategy for 50,000 employees.

Nellis joins American Council on Construction Education as president, CEO

Steve Nellis

The American Council of Construction Education announced that Steve Nellis has joined as president and CEO, and that with his appointment, ACCE will move its headquarters from San Antonio to Irving.

Nellis brings more than 30 years of experience in management for professional construction firms and industry associations to his new role. 

He has had a longstanding association with ACCE, serving on multiple committees and as chair of the Board of Trustees. The organization’s new office is at 300 Decker Drive, Suite 330, in Irving.

Fales joins VAR Technology Finance as vice president


Jonathan Fales

Mesquite-based VAR Technology Finance announced Jonathan Fales will join its leadership team as vice president of business development.

VAR is a division of LEAF Commercial Capital Inc., a subsidiary of People’s United Bank, N.A.

Fales is a finance industry veteran who previously served as director at The Alta Group and vice president at Key Equipment Finance. VAR said Fales will play a critical role in driving its continued rapid growth in the technology financing sector.

Jacobs appoints Kiser, Loughran to board of directors

Barb Loughram

Georgette Kiser

Dallas-based engineering and design company Jacobs has announced the election of Georgette Kiser and Barbara “Barb” Loughran to its board of directors.

Kiser has been appointed to serve on the Human Resource & Compensation Committee of the board, and Loughran will serve on the board’s Audit Committee.

Kiser served as chief information officer and managing director at The Carlyle Group where she developed and drove the IT strategy across the global company. 

Jacobs said Loughran was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and brings more than 30 years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies to her new role on the board.

Qwick taps Johnson as general manager of new Dallas office

Deverey Johnson

Devery Johnson will lead a new Dallas office of Qwick, a Phoenix-based on-demand staffing platform that uses technology to connect food and beverage professionals to hospitality businesses.

Johnson has been named general manager for Qwick in Dallas, which said it hopes to bring on hundreds of businesses and recruit thousands of workers to its platform in the area.

Johnson has a background in senior level sales and customer customer success leadership with such businesses as Microsoft, Nokia, and Hitachi Solutions.

From left: Katy Miller, Scott Chase, Amanpreet Randazzo, Robyn Conlon, Kim Campbell, and Todd Nordeen. [Photo: Courtesy The Senior Source]

The Senior Source names new board members

Dallas-based nonprofit The Senior Source has announced new members to its board of directors.

The Senior Source provides Dallas area senior adults and their families with services, programs, tools, and resources.

The new board members include Kim Campbell, Scott Chase, Robyn Conlon, Katy Miller, Todd Nordeen, and Amanpreet Randazzo.

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