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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OrderMyGear names Rozkin at first head of finance and accounting
Leonid Rozkin has joined Dallas-based OrderMyGear as the firm’s first head of finance and accounting.
OrderMyGear, a provider of e-commerce software for apparel and gear, said that in his previous role as vice president at Francisco Partners, Rozkin worked with new OrderMyGear CEO Dave Dutch, who took the company’s reins on Jan. 1.
Rozkin comes from a background in investment banking and private equity in the San Francisco area, OrderMyGear said.
In 2018, OrderMyGear received a $35 million investment from Susquehanna Growth Equity to fund expansion and product development.
Modo hires Ryan Lee as chief product officer
Richardson-based payment services startup Modo announced that Ryan Lee has joined the company’s leadership team as chief product officer.
Previously, Lee worked with Apple and Visa.
Modo said that as it expands its product offering, Lee’s leadership and experience will allow it to deliver better and simpler value propositions to banks, merchants, and their partners.
7-Eleven’s Howell named to NEW board of directors
Alicia Howell, senior vice president and chief accounting officer at Irving-based 7-Eleven Inc., has been named to the Network of Executive Women (NEW) board of directors.
“Alicia is recognized at 7-Eleven for her commitment to the community and is a champion for women’s professional growth and development. We have no doubt that she will bring that same spirit and commitment to her role on the NEW board,” 7-Eleven Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer Stan Reynolds said in a statement.
Howell leads a team of 500 employees and is responsible for corporate and franchise accounting, financial reporting, shared services, and internal control compliance for 7-Eleven Inc. and SEJ Asset Management Inc.
Compass Datacenters names Adil Attlassy as CTO
Adil Attlassy has been named to the new role of chief technology officer by Dallas-based Compass Datacenters.
The company said that Attlassy will be a leader in the way the company designs its solutions and utilizes emerging technologies to help it meet customer needs.
Attlassy joins the company after serving in an advisory role. Most recently, he was general manager of Global Site and Network Acquisition for Microsoft.
Riata Capital Group promotes two to vice president roles
Dallas-based Riata Capital Group has promoted two of its investment professionals, David Parker and Mitchell Wyly, to vice president post.
Previously, Parker and Wyly served as senior associates, and joined the firm at its founding in 2015. Before joining Riata Capital Group, Parker was an analyst with Citigroup and Wyly served as an associate with Trailblazer Capital.
Riata Capital is a private equity firm that partners with management teams of middle-market companies.
Adeptus Health names Hopwood as chief financial officer
James Hopwood has been appointed as chief financial officer by Adeptus Health, a patient-centered healthcare organization that operates freestanding emergency rooms and is headquartered in Lewisville.
Hopwood joined the company in October, bringing 30 years of experience in executive and financial management positions in the healthcare industry.
He will lead Adeptus’ finance and accounting teams that include operations, tax, and reporting.
Amynta promotes Pope to president of sales for warranty companies
The Amynta Group, a Dallas-based group of warranty, managing general agent, and specialty risk companies, has promoted Adam Pope to president of sales across the group’s combined warranty companies.
Amynta said that it recently integrated operations and the back-office platform of its automotive warranty businesses, which includes Warrantech, Warranty Solutions, and OwnerGuard. Recent moves by Amynta centralized operations in Dallas, unified the auto sales team, formed a dedicated relationship management team, and invested in technology that includes a new marketing portal.
Momentus Institute names Trudea executive director
Jessica Trudeau has been named as the new executive director of Momentus Institute, the Dallas-based laboratory school dedicated to help students from age 3 to fifth grade achieve academic success.
Momentous Institute is owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, and Trudeau’s appointment is effective March 1.
Trudeau joined Momentous Institute in 2015 as director of development and strategic partnerships and has extensive experience in executive leadership, development, and public health, according to a release.
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