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Precision Medical Products Appoints Ingel as President, CEO
Carrollton-based Precision Medical Products has appointed Steven Ingel as president and CEO succeeding and Jeremy Perkins, who will remain with the company and assume the role of executive chairman of the board.
Perkins will identify strategies, business opportunities, and new technology architectures to grow Precision Medical Products, the company said in a statement.
Ingel has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector. Most recently, he was president of Footcare Solutions and National Accounts for Enovis, formerly DJO Global.
Previously, Ingel held various executive and divisional leadership roles spanning multiple disciplines including sales, marketing, R&D, operations, and digital health solutions during his 28-year tenure at DJO Global.
Trinity Groves Restaurant Group Names Rodarte as New CEO
The Trinity Groves Restaurant Group announced that Julian Rodarte is its new CEO, succeeding noted restaurateur Phil Romano in the post.
Rodarte is the co-owner of Beto & Son, a “next-generation Mexican food” restaurant at Trinity Groves—the restaurant incubator destination on the west side of Dallas’ Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
“[Romano’s] confidence in me catapulted my career,” Rodarte said in a statement. “I’m excited to take the baton and further the vision for West Dallas, as well as implement my ‘Next-Gen Twist’ on the new restaurants that I will be opening at Trinity Groves.”
Romano gave Rodarte his stamp of approval, adding that the young chef has the “creativity to create exciting and unique concepts that better cater to today’s generation.”
Interior Finishes Provider ADG Selects Margolius as CEO
Steve Margolius has been named CEO of Dallas-based Artisan Design Group, a provider of interior finishes to the single-family and multifamily industry on a national scale.
Last year, the company’s revenue was $878 million and has grown 136% between 2018 and 2020.
Margolius brings more than 30 years of operational and financial leadership experience in distribution, fabrication, installation services, and manufacturing gained while serving in executive leadership roles at Distribution International, HD Supply, Arrow Electronics and GE, the company said in a statement. Most recently, he was CEO and a board member of DI and has held those positions since June 2017.
Global Medical Device Company Names President
Lewisville-based Orthofix Medical Inc., a global medical device company with a spine and orthopedics focus announced that Kimberley Elting, currently chief legal and development officer, will become president of the global orthopedics business effective today.
She succeeds Paul Gonsalves, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
“With more than 25 years in the medical device space, a track record of success at Orthofix, and a demonstrated passion for our Orthopedics business, Kim will bring strong leadership and meaningful perspective to this business,” Orthofix President and CEO Jon Serbousek said in a statement. “We have made significant investments to build the Orthopedics Business unit and we feel confident that she is the right person to lead this team to continue to drive growth in this sector of our business.”
The company said that Elting joined its leadership team as chief legal officer in 2016, was named chief legal and administrative officer in 2017, and chief legal department officer in 2020.
Trammell Crow Co. Names Director of Sustainability
Dallas-based commercial real estate developer Trammell Crow Co. announced that James Murray-Coleman has been appointed as its director of sustainability, focusing on developing and implementing a sustainability strategy for the company.
“The Director of Sustainability role is a key milestone for TCC on our journey to be the leader in sustainable development,” TCC Chief Operating Officer Adam Weers said in a statement. “James is a perfect fit for this position, as he has a deep understanding of sustainable building design and construction. He has acted as a sustainability adviser on a number of our projects over the years and is a skilled and thoughtful developer whose partnership continues to drive our business forward.”
In his new role, Murray-Coleman will serve as the leader for the company’s sustainability efforts globally, including the activation of TCC’s recently announced partnership with Altus Power. He will be responsible for several important initiatives, including:
• Developing an ambitious vision for TCC as a leader in sustainability
• Establishing a plan for the firm to set, measure and report on visible sustainability goals/targets
• Collaborating with in-house teams, TCC leadership, and capital and corporate partners to pursue new strategies and to implement best practices in sustainability performance measurement and education
Bailey to Lead Prosperity Capital Mortgage
Nevada-based Panorama Mortgage Group Ramaj Bailey will lead the newly launched Prosperity Capital Mortgage, a full-service mortgage lender serving Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Reno, and Sacramento, as president.
PMG is a multi-brand national mortgage company headquartered in Nevada.
PMG said in a statement that Prosperity Capital will leverage PMG’s cutting-edge mortgage platform to help achieve its goal of expanding homeownership opportunities nationwide.
The company said its mission is to serve and create opportunities for its customers, referral partners, local communities, and work family through homeownership.
PMG will serve as an entrepreneurial partner by providing key infrastructure and support to Prosperity Capital.
Alliant Systems Owner and President Retires on Firm’s Acquisition by HRFH
Jeff Belcher has retired as owner and president of Irving-based Alliant Systems, the company announced. His retirement comes after 37 years with the company and predecessor organizations.
Alliant Systems also announced it has sold the company to HRFH (Herrera Rodriguez Family Holdings), a private Texas corporation owned by Mayron Herrera and Jhovanny Rodriguez.
The company said that under Belcher’s leadership, Alliant Systems has grown to become the largest supplier of route accounting and mobile computing software solutions to independent textile rental companies.
The company said that Alliant Systems will continue to operate under the same name as a wholly owned subsidiary of HRFH, which also operates an IT services company (Synetek Solutions) and a cloud-based VoIP service (GreenLink Networks).
Buff City Soap Adds Ramirez to C-Suite
Dallas-based Buff City Soap announced that Enrique Ramirez has joined the company as chief financial officer and president of international.
Buff City Soap, founded in 2013, is a plant-based home and personal care brand franchise that has experienced rapid expansion and opened its 200th Soap Makery.
“Enrique joins us with 20+ years leading multi-unit and franchise businesses across the US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia that includes Pizza Hut and FedEx Office,” Buff City CEO Craig Kessler said in a statement.
Buff City said that has experienced rapid growth as consumers have been drawn to its differentiated, high-quality offering of plant-based soaps, laundry, bath and body products, which are handmade daily in each store’s Soap Makery.
The company said that it has more than quadrupled in size since 2020 to more than 200 locations in more than 25 states and has significant expansion plans underway.
Nanoscope Names Osborne Chief Medical Officer, Chief Development Officer
Bedford-based Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing gene therapies for retinal diseases, has appointed Aaron Osborne, MBBS, as chief medical officer and chief development officer.
The company said he joins recent hires Anil Lalwani, MS, MBA, vice president of CMC and Margolius quality, and Jared Stephens, Ph.D, vice president of strategy and BD.
“They will play integral roles in developing our optogenetic gene therapies to restore vision in millions of people blinded by retinal diseases,” CEO Sulagna Bhattacharya said.
Osborne has over 20 years’ experience in ophthalmology and most recently, he was chief medical officer at Adverum. Previously, he held clinical development and medical affairs roles of increasing responsibility at Genentech, Alcon, Novartis and Bayer.
Frisco-based EverAg Names Borman Chief Product Officer
Mike Borman has been appointed chief product officer at Chicago-based EverAg, a newly formed company that was created in February by the merger of Frisco-based Dairy.com and Tennessee-based software solutions business EFC Systems.
EverAg is a supply chain management company focused on the agriculture, food, and beverage industries.
The new company, which also provides risk management and market intelligence solutions, is based in Frisco and headed by Dairy.com CEO Scott Sexton, whose former company INC2Inc Technologies merged with Dairy.com in 2000, after Dairy.com was formed with a $19 million investment from names like Kraft Foods and Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream.
Harver Adds 2 C-Suite Appointments
Harver, the provider of volume hiring technology that has an office in Dallas, announced two management appointments: Rick Custodio as chief financial officer and Laura Stanley as chief people officer.
The global company said that Custodio and Stanley round out its executive leadership team as Harver looks to execute ambitious growth plans that will transform the volume hiring market.
The company said Custodio joins Harver from Sectigo, where he was chief financial officer and helped scale the organization, driving top and bottom-line growth that led to a successful exit and sale to a private equity firm in 2020 and record revenue growth in 2021.
Stanley brings more than 20 years of experience leading global talent management and human resources strategy to Harver. In her role as chief people officer, Stanley will be responsible for leading Harver’s human capital strategy, as well as building and refining the values-based culture to ensure a best-in-class employee experience for employees across the globe.
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas Hires Chief Communications Officer
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has hired Rob Shearer as its chief communications officer, culminating an extensive search including a diverse field of more than 40 candidates.
Shearer comes to the United Way from Dallas-based education nonprofit Commit Partnership where he served five years as the senior director of communications and built and led a world-class team responsible for setting communications strategy that created measurable impact with key audiences including the Texas State Legislature,.
“Creating measurable impact through the development of inspiring communications is critical to building a North Texas where everyone has the access and opportunity to thrive. Rob is the perfect candidate for this role and for our organization,” said Jennifer Sampson, McDermott-Templeton President and CEO of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas.
Plano Healthcare Staffing Firms Add to Executive Teams
Two Plano-based healthcare staffing firms, StaffDNA and LiquidAgents Healthcare, recently added key new hires to their shared executive team with the hires of James M. Lamb and Andrew Yenne.
Lamb joins as chief technology officer, having previously served as global chief information officer for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels, and Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts. Yenne brings expertise in planning and executing marketing strategies across multiple industries to his role as chief marketing officer. He most recently served as senior vice president, director of marketing and communications with Dallas Capital Bank.
The companies said that the moves follow significant financial and employee growth in 2021 and sets the companies on the path for continued expansion as healthcare professionals change how they approach work and their careers coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
StaffDNA is a digital marketplace for healthcare careers and the industry’s first total staffing solution. LiquidAgents Healthcare is an award-winning healthcare staffing agency with a more traditional recruiter-led approach.
Immersion Corp. Names Former Toyota Connected Consultant New CTO
Yeshwant Muthusamy, Ph.D. was named CTO at Immersion Corporation earlier this month. Muthusamy, who has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering, has expertise in IoT, AI, intelligent spoken language systems, mobile media architectures, augmented reality/virtual reality, and standardization management. The CTO will lead haptics standardization and platform strategy for the company, which has use cases in diverse fields such as mobile devices, gaming, AR/VR, IoT, and automobiles. Muthusamy, a long-time tech leader in consumer electronics, wireless tech, and semiconductors, has held roles such as technology innovation architect for Toyota North America via OrangePeople and intellectual property consultant at Toyota Connected.
Nix Joins The 20 MSP Group Leadership Team as CISO
Plano-based The 20, a leading managed services provider, has appointed Ken Nix as its chief information security officer.
Nix will spearhead the evolution of The 20’s multilayered approach to cybersecurity in accordance with both industry and regulatory requirements, as well as leading-edge research and innovation, the company said in a statement. He brings more than two decades of experience in compliance and cybersecurity to his new role.
Prior to joining The 20, Nix spent eight years at The 20’s sister company, Roland Technology Group, where he was CIO.
The company said that Nix rounds out its executive leadership team, which includes Tim Conkle (CEO), Ken Pecot (COO), Crystal McFerran (CMO), Mark Elliott (CRO), Ciera Cole (CXO), and Donna Pebworth (CFO).
Wasserman Tapped as Chief Legal Counsel at Le-Vel
Carmen Wasserman has been named chief legal counsel for Le-Vel, a Frisco-based innovator in nutrition and skincare.
She brings 27 years of experience to her new position, the company said in a statement. Her experience includes advising startups up to billion-dollar companies on how to navigate myriad laws and regulations around the world.
“Her strong business acumen and experience as a key strategic partner to executives and board members of global brands in the direct selling industry is a tremendous asset to our organization, and we are confident that she will lead and guide us in our compliance and legal program,” Le-Vel CEO and co-founder Jason Camper said in a statement.
Previously, Wasserman was associate general counsel and data privacy officer for Arbonne International LLC, as CEO of Compliance Legal and Strategic Solutions and as vi president chief compliance officer and senior corporate counsel at Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. and legal endeavors.
Stream Realty Partners Hires Biggs as EVP in Dallas Office
Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners announced that it has recruited Greg Biggs, a 32-year veteran of Dallas commercial real estate, as executive vice president in its Dallas office where he will reunite with three former colleagues.
He will be responsible for expanding Stream’s office tenant representation business in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company said that Biggs’ expertise covers structuring complex build-to-suits, lease negotiations, acquisitions, and dispositions for office properties. Previously, he served as a director of development for Dallas-based Cawley Partners.
Stream Realty Partners is a full-service commercial real estate firm with integrated offerings in leasing, property management, tenant representation, development, construction management, investment sales, and investment management services.
Stream said in a statement that Biggs previously worked alongside Stream Vice Chairman Randy Cooper and Managing Directors Craig Wilson and Dan Harris at Cushman & Wakefield and Cassidy Turley.
Gov. Abbott Appoints Dallas Investor, Others to Advisory Council
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Peter Marocco of Dallas to the Advisory Council on Emergency Medical Services, known as GETAC, for a term set to expire on Jan. 1, 2026.
He also appointed Billy “Scott” Lail of Glen Rose, Daniel “Danny” Ramirez of San Juan and Katherine “Kate” Remick, M.D. of Austin and reappointed Jeffery “Jeff” Barnhart of Canyon, Ruben A. Martinez of Concepcion, and Ryan Matthews of Holliday for terms set to expire on Jan.1, 2028.
The council recommends changes to the EMS/Trauma System to ensure that communities receive comprehensive and efficient emergency care.
Marocco is an investor and the managing director of Endstate Strategies LLC. He is a Club for Growth Foundation fellow and serves on the advisory board for the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Cowboys’ Dak Prescott Among Athlete Investors on RealTruck Advisory Team
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is among a group of seven elite professional athletes who are investors and have been named to Florida-based RealTruck’s first-ever advisory team.
RealTruck is an online destination retailer of U.S.-made aftermarket truck parts and accessories.
Joining Prescott on the board are San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans, Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dustin Brown of the Los Angeles Kings, Byron Jones of Miami Dolphins, and Beau Allen, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Eagles.
The athletes joined the RealTruck team through their November 2021 investments in partnership with Patricof Co, a highly specialized private investment and advisory platform for professional athletes and business insights providing a ton of value to our organization as shareholders.”
“Over the years, I have worked with Patricof Co to build a strong portfolio of investments that I believe in and fully support,” Prescott said in a statement. “I try to be as active as I can with these companies and look to add value in different ways.”
Omnichannel Women’s Fashion Business Intermix Elects Katz to Board
Karen Katz, former president and CEO of Dallas-based Neiman Marcus Group, has been elected to the board of directors of Intermix, a highly curated, omnichannel women’s fashion business composed of 29 boutiques with hyper-localized assortments and a rapidly growing e-commerce channel.
Intermix said that as one of the first female CEOs in fashion retail, Katz brings decades of experience in the luxury market, and a long track record of being a customer-centric leader and strategist. The company said that by adding Katz to its board, Intermix further demonstrates its commitment to empowering female leaders and advancing women in the workplace.
“Her unique perspective will enhance our plans for accelerated growth and best-in-class customer experience, positioning Intermix to shape the future of multi-brand retail,” Intermix CEO Jyothi Rao said in a statement.
As president and CEO of the Neiman Marcus Group, Katz led the company through its digital transformation. She retired in 2018 after eight years as CEO and 33 years with the company in a variety of positions,
Akdamar will Lead Texas Hospital Association Board
Medical City Healthcare President Erol Akdamar was named 2022 Board of Trustees Chair by the Texas Hospital Association.
The roll plays a significant role in hospital advocacy at the state and federal level, the association said in a statement.
Akdamar said he plans to push for increased access to quality healthcare and increase funding and resources. He has served in several leadership roles at THA over the past decade and led the search committee that found THA’s new president and CEO John Hawkins.
Eosera graduates from TechFW; CEO will Join its Board
Fort Worth-based Eosera, a female-led biotechnology company specializing in innovative ear care products has graduated from TechFW’s programming and co-founder Elyse Dickerson has accepted an invitation to join the nonprofit’s Board of Directors, the firm announced.
Dickerson co-founded Eosera in 2015 along with CSO Joe Griffin, Ph.D.
“The milestones across their journey are plentiful and the experience and knowledge gained is tremendous,” said Hayden Blackburn, executive director of TechFW.. We are beyond excited for Elyse to join the TechFW Board of Directors, the first alumni of our programs to do so”
The company said in a statement that it partnered with TechFW and after testing solutions in a lab for nine months, it completed development of its clinically proven flagship product, EARWAX MD, which clears clogged ears in as little as 15 minutes.
Mavenir Adds Nelson as Independent Board Member
Richardson-based network solutions provider Mavenir has appointed Erin Mullin Nelson as an independent member of its board of directors.
Mavenir said in a statement that it is “building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects.”
Nelson has been CEO and director of Bonterra, a public benefit corporation that is the combination of a four-company rollup including Social Solutions, CyberGrants, EveryAction and Network for Good which has become the second largest and fastest-growing social good software platform. Before that, she was CEO and director of Social Solutions. Before that, she was the CEO of Calytera, a private equity-backed government technology software company.
Colletti Named Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank
Samantha Colletti was named managing director of Silicon Valley Bank in February. Colletti, previously a director at the bank, joined the bank in 2017 where she drove new business development and client acquisition as the Dallas market manager. With more than a decade of experience in the financial services and banking industry across venture capital, private equity, leveraged buy outs, technology, and innovation, she’s also held leadership roles at Texas Security Bank, JPMorgan Chase, and ORIX USA Corp.
Williams Joins Mohr Partners’ Dallas Office
Kevin Williams, a 15-year veteran of construction management has joined the Dallas office of Mohr Partners Inc., a leading global full-service end-to-end corporate real estate services firm.
The company said in a statement that Williams will be a senior member of the Mohr Partners Project & Development Management Services division, overseeing both ground-up development and tenant improvement projects for the occupier clients that utilize industrial, office, retail and healthcare real estate to support their businesses.
He will report to Craig Bull, a 30-year industry veteran, who oversees business development, client management and operations for Mohr Partners’ project & development management services division. That division has been one of the firm’s fasted growing service lines.
Irving Mobile App Company Names Head of Global Marketing
Scindia Balasingh has joined Irving-based Vajro as head of global marketing, charged with shaping the mobile app platform’s marketing growth after it secured Series A funding and posting 100 percent growth year over year.
The app is available for stores in Android and iOS applications. In January, it announced that it secured $8.5 million in Series A funding from Five Elms Capital to advance its next generation no-code/low-code m-commerce platform.
Balasingh has 12 years of experience in digital, SaaS, and marketing. Her prior experience includes heading the marketing function at Redington India and heading the global tech partnerships marketing for Freshworks. She has presented at various global industry forums and is an active speaker for industry events and academic institutions, the company said in a statement. Balasingh has been named to various women’s leadership lists in Asia.
Vajro’s platform enables Shopify stores to build native mobile apps in under 60 minutes, without writing a single line of code, the company said. Vajro plans to open up its MADP for WooCommerce and Magento in the future, the company said. It is the first mobile app builder to launch live video commerce features and is currently the only mobile app builder to offer this feature.
DimeTyd Adds E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Recipient to Team
DimeTyd, the advanced logic-based online engine that offers Amazon vendors seamless recuperation of profit leakage, announced the appointment of Rick Farone as a business advisor. Farone is an e-commerce veteran with more than 30 years of expertise in consumer products, online business development and market planning.
Farone, a consumer product executive and E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient, most recently was a founding partner of Guardian Technologies, which creates innovative home environmental products and sells to consumers online. His previous role was as a senior executive for an innovative product corporation, where he led sales growth from $17 to $400 million. Farone has a proven track record of identifying new opportunities and delivering successful growth results in a variety of complex environments, DimeTYD said in a statement.
Loomis Joins Jackson Spalding Jackson
Alex Loomis has joined award-winning public relations and marketing agency Jackson Spalding to head up creative initiatives and campaigns and guide a team of designers, copywriters, conceptual thinkers and art directors. Jackson Spalding has an office in Dallas.
In a statement, the company said Loomis brings nearly two decades of working on advertising and marketing campaigns at top-tier agencies for some of the world’s best-known brands.
“His depth of experience on creative campaigns at some of the world’s most influential agencies has raised the bar for our team to deliver best-in-class creative work, furthering our commitment to being a fully integrated agency,” said Whitney Ott, a partner at Jackson Spalding.
The agency said that Loomis brings a depth of global experience in brand and creative campaign development as well as leadership experience serving in influential roles at Odiorne, Wilde, Narraway and Partners (OWNP), BBDO New York, Havas Worldwide, and McGarryBowen New York. In those roles, he worked with clients including Nike, Sony, Apple, New York Life, Amazon, The North Face, AT&T, Jaguar Cars, Charles Schwab, and Chevron.
Jackson Spalding was founded in 1995 and has offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Athens, Georgia. Its clients include brands such as Chick-fil-A, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, Google, L.L.Bean, Orkin, Primrose Schools, and Toyota, among others.
Business Hall of Fame Inducts Dallas’ Hicks, Five Others
Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation (TBHF) has announced that Dallas businessman Thomas O. Hicks is among six inductees for its 40th Anniversary and Induction Dinner November 3 in Houston.
The 2022 roster is:
• Thomas O. Hicks (Dallas) – Chairman, Founder and Partner, Hicks Holdings, L.L.C
• John Arnold (Houston) – Executive Chairman and Founder, Hilcorp Energy Company, Harvest Midstream Company, and JDH Capital
• Ric Campo (Houston) – Chief Executive Officer of Camden Property Trust
• Jeffery D. Hildebrand (Houston) – Executive Chairman and Founder, Hilcorp Energy Company, Harvest Midstream Company and JDH Capital
• Paul W. Hobby (Houston) – Founding Partner, Genesis Park and GP Capital
• Whitney Wolfe Herd (Austin) – Founder and CEO, Bumble
The TBHF said it honors the accomplishments and contributions of outstanding business leaders by celebrating and telling their stories.
World Economic Forum Adds Allred to Young Global Leaders Class
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred of Plano has been named to the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Class of 2022 — the only member of the U.S. House of Representatives who is a part of this year’s class.
Allred, a Democrat, represents District 32 in North Texas.
The 2022 class includes 109 young leaders from around the globe who are leading efforts critical to our common global success, from tackling COVID-19, climate change, and global poverty, to working to secure democracies and promote peace on the international stage.
“The challenges we face around the world are great, but so is our potential,” Allred said in a statement. “In a time of rising nationalism and authoritarianism, it is more important than ever that a new generation of leadership step forward around the world to recommit our nations to the foundational principles of self-determination, individual liberty, and shared economic prosperity.”
The World Economic Forum is the international organization for public-private cooperation, engaging the foremost political, business, cultural, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas. The mission of the Forum of Young Global Leaders is to drive positive change in the world through exceptional people with vision, courage, and influence.
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