DI People: Tuesday Morning, Complexity Gaming, Caris Life Sciences Make Moves

In this week's roundup of hires and promotions in North Texas, you'll also find news from Braniff Airways, Ryan, Westmount Realty Capital, Reserve Construction, Santander Consumer USA, Oaklins Capital Alliance Corp., Omneky, Pursuant, and more.

Across North Texas, companies are promoting and hiring people for leadership positions.

Dallas Innovates covers prominent personnel moves in Dallas-Fort Worth businesses and nonprofits—from the newest startups to well-established companies. Here are the people moves tied to innovation and technology in the region.

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Tuesday Morning Corporation names a principal and chief merchant

Dallas-headquartered Tuesday Morning, the off-price retailer of home goods and décor, has appointed 30-year retail veteran Paul Metcalf as its new principal and chief merchant.

Metcalf is well-known in the industry as an off-price merchant leader who has a history of optimizing financial growth for retail businesses. He has served in a consultant capacity with Tuesday Morning as acting chief merchant since April 2019. Prior to that, he served as a senior leader in the merchant organization for The TJX Companies before moving on to EVP and chief merchandising officer at Burlington Stores. Metcalf will lead the merchant and planning and allocation organizations for Tuesday Morning.

“I am very pleased to welcome Paul as a permanent member of the team,” CEO Fred Hand said. “Paul is an exceptional merchant and his experience and successful track record will help advance Tuesday Morning’s repositioning as we work to return the Company to a leader in the off-price segment.”

Caris Life Sciences appoints a chief precision medicine officer

Milan Radovich

Irving-based Caris Life Sciences, a molecular science and artificial intelligence company that aims to fulfill the promise of precision medicine, has added Milan Radovich, PhD, to its team as the chief precision medicine officer.

Dr. Radovich will lead the biomarker and drug intelligence teams, focusing on data-driven scientific advancements in biomarker signatures, therapeutic recommendations, genomic medicine, target discovery, and drug development. He has more than 10 years of clinical and academic experience, most recently serving as an associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, vice president for Oncology Genomics at Indiana University Health, and co-director of the IU Health Precision Genomics Program.

“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Radovich to Caris,” David Spetzler, M.S., Ph.D., MBA, Caris’ president and chief scientific officer, said. “His expertise in the use of cutting-edge genomics in translational oncology, and leadership experience using genomics to guide therapy for cancer patients will further advance our mission to provide physicians with the most comprehensive and innovative treatment options for cancer patients worldwide.”

Ryan hires a chief legal officer

John Moroz Smith

Dallas-based global tax services and software provider Ryan has added John Moroz Smith to its team as SVP, chief legal officer, and general counsel.

Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the legal, business, and national security communities, as well as in all three branches of the U.S. government. He joins Ryan after spending 12 years at Raytheon Technologies, where he pioneered roles as the company’s first cybersecurity lawyer and first privacy lawyer. Most recently, he was Raytheon’s divisional vice president and general counsel. Before that, he served as associate counsel to President George W. Bush and lead lawyer for the White House Homeland Security Council staff.

“John brings an impressive background and knowledge base that we are certain will be an integral part of Ryan’s success for years to come,” Ryan Global President and COO Ginny B. Kissling said. “This hiring is important, now more than ever, as we focus on our continued global expansion and reimagine how our Legal department can bring greater value and collaboration to service delivery, technology, and our clients.”

Reserve Construction gets a new president  

Tim Storms

Dallas-based Reserve Construction, a commercial construction services provider, has brought Tim Storms onto its leadership team to serve as president.

In his new role, Storms will lead day-to-day operations, working to further the company’s business growth within its North Texas markets. He joins Reserve with a more than two-decade career in construction, bringing what the team says is unmatched knowledge and a unique approach toward driving new business opportunities.

“I believe Tim’s extensive background has prepared him for this moment,” COO Rachel McCready said in a statement. “We are very grateful to see what lies ahead for Reserve Construction under Tim’s leadership. He brings a wealth of wisdom from his twenty-four-year career in this industry at Rogers O’Brien and we are looking forward to great things.”

Westmount Realty Capital gets an investor marketing director

Cecelia Zimmermann

Dallas-based commercial real estate investment firm Westmount Realty Capital has hired Cecelia Zimmermann as its new director of investor marketing.

Zimmermann joins Westmount from Dallas-based Zion Oil & Gas, where she served as marketing and investor relations manager. Before that, she was executive director of the Deep Ellum Foundation and worked as a marketing and business development consultant. In her new role, Zimmermann will be tasked with growing Westmount’s investor base with financial planners, wealth managers, and high net-worth individuals through multi-channel marketing campaigns.

“Cecelia’s tenacity and management expertise in finance, communication, and marketing will help Westmount expand its high-net-worth and family office investor list in key markets,” Brant Brown, president and COO of Westmount, said in a statement. “We have an exceptional track record of securing and closing lucrative deals, and Cecelia will be instrumental in helping grow our investor base, some who have been with the firm for more than 20 years.”

Esports personality joins Complexity Gaming

TimTheTatman

Frisco-based Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports Inc. subsidiary that holds the record as one of North America’s longest-standing and most successful esports organizations, has brought popular esports personality TimTheTatman onto its team.

TimTheTatman, who has more than 18 million social followers, will help create exclusive merchandise for GameSquare and Complexity that combine the org’s winning history and his larger-than-life presence in the esports community. GameSquare says the influencer will bring immediate revenue opportunities to Complexity, primarily through sales, marketing activations, personal appearances, and branded content.

The new collection will be available online and at a welcome ceremony to be held at Complexity’s headquarters, the GameStop Performance Center, at The Star in Frisco.

“TimTheTatman is an iconic streamer and will be an invaluable addition to the Complexity family as we look to expand our footprint in content creation,” said Jason Lake, Founder and CEO, Complexity Gaming, and Global Head of Esports, GameSquare. “As traditional sports, gaming, and entertainment continue to converge, our partnership with Tim will encompass the best of these worlds for fans to enjoy.”

Santander Consumer USA appoints a head of operations

Marc Womack

Dallas-based Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc., a full-service consumer finance company, has named Marc Womack as its new consumer head of operations, effective Oct. 18. He succeeds Sandra Broderick, who is retiring in early 2022.

Womack has more than three decades of experience in consumer and commercial banking. He previously held a number of c-suite roles at TD, most recently as the head of TD Auto Finance, U.S., a role in which he oversaw the strategic direction of the indirect retail and commercial auto finance businesses. At Santander, Womack will lead all operations functions, including customer experience, quality management, collections, lease end, and auctions accounts, and more.

“[Marc’s] extensive experience coupled with his industry leadership and advocacy will serve us well as SC continues to strive for next-level service for our consumer and dealer customers, as well as building greater financial inclusion and empowerment in the communities we serve,” President and CEO Mahesh Aditya said. “I also want to thank Sandra Broderick for her years of service to Santander Consumer.”

Braniff Airways’ chairman is named UTD’s Aviation Council seat

Richard Ben Cass, chairman of the board at Dallas-based Braniff Airways, the international airline turned historic airline branding and marketing and airline tour firm, has been appointed to The University of Texas at Dallas History of Aviation Council.

Cass has some 50 years of service in aviation, which includes the curation of official records and historical archives at Braniff. He has worked closely with UT Dallas on Braniff’s Public Relations Archives, and over the past 11 years has completed a full research project of the entire archive.

Dean of Libraries Ms. Ellen Safley informed Cass of his appointment to the Council, which was formed to advise the UTD’s Special Collections and Archives Division of the Eugene McDermott Library. The Council meets annually on campus in Richardson, where the Public Relations Archives of Braniff Airways has been housed.

Oaklins Capital Alliance Corp. gets a senior advisor for HRM

Sagar Janveja

The Dallas office of Oaklins International, Capital Alliance Corp., has named Sagar Janveja as a senior advisor for human resource management and technology.

Capital Alliance Corp. provides strategic consulting and M&A advice, with negotiating expertise in a wide range of industries. Janveja will mainly work on mergers & acquisitions and capital raises, using his 17 years of advisory experience in those sectors. Currently, he is director of finance & strategy at MSB Holdings Inc. and has previously director of finance & strategy at MSB Holdings Inc.

“Sagar’s extensive background in middle-market HRM and technology transactions is a good match for Capital Alliance, as we expand our team in these two active sectors for M&A,” Bryan Livingston, managing director and CEO of Oaklins Capital Alliance, said in a statement. “Sagar brings strategic advisory expertise to our HRM and technology clients.”

Omneky taps a former AT&T executive

Matt Swalley

Dallas-based Matt Swalley is joining Omneky, a new player in the digital advertising space, as its chief business officer.

Swalley brings 13 years of experience in leading various business development and sales teams at Dallas-based AT&T. As a former member of the Corporate Strategy Team, he oversaw a range of strategic initiatives, financial planning, and analysis. He also served as chief of staff for AT&T’s Global Business segment, directing teams in small business and mid-market enterprise accounts and delivering consultation and operational support. 

Omneky touts an AI software that uses data to quickly analyze, generate, and launch personalized ad creatives at scale.

Pursuant names an SVP

Matthew Mielcarek

Dallas-based Pursuant, a fundraising and analytics agency that assists nonprofits in raising money, has promoted Matthew Mielcarek to SVP of analytics and insights. He is also an advisor to its industry-leading analytics platform, GivingDNA. 

Mielcarek initially joined Pursuant in 2017 as its VP of analytics and insights strategy. Under his leadership, the firm has partnered with some of the largest nonprofits in the country, including Alzheimer’s Association, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, American Cancer Society, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In all, he boasts a twenty-year career serving clients and driving impact. In his new role, Mielcarek will continue leading the analytics & insight consultancy to drive new business across the agency.

“Analytics and insights drive strategy here at Pursuant and for our clients. We continue to make vast investments in this area and I’m proud of Matthew’s leadership and work product from his team over the years,” Pursuant CEO Trent Ricker said. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Matthew for many years and his innovation and curiosity in analytics, research, and technology drive strategies and undoubtedly stronger results for our clients.”

Hospice Source adds an EVP

Andrew Johnson

Carrollton-based Hospice Source, a national provider of home medical equipment to the hospice market, has named Andrew Johnson as its new executive vice president of sales.

Johnson is a 15-year veteran of the hospice industry who most recently worked at Amedysis and St. Croix Hospice. He has a breadth of industry knowledge, relationships, and strategy, and plans to use the expertise to continue helping Hospice Source grow.

Currently, the company provides service to patients and hospice providers from 64 locations throughout Texas, California, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Virginia. 

ResMan makes executive changes

Michael Dunn

Plano-based ResMan, a property management SaaS platform provider, has promoted Michael Dunn to chief operating officer and hired Tahlor DiCicco as its new SVP of marketing.

Dunn has been with ResMan since 2019 as chief technology officer and general manager of payments, in which he oversaw strategy across both the development and product organizations. In his new role, Dunn will partner with CEO Paul Bridgewater to assist in executing ResMan’s vision to help multifamily and affordable housing managers operate more efficiently. He will assume day-to-day leadership and operations duties.

Tahlor DiCicco

DiCicco joins ResMan as from CoreView, where she oversaw global marketing operations and strategy as vice president of global marketing. Before that, she held marketing leadership roles in both the U.S. and abroad at organizations such as Acquia and Akumina. At ResMan, DiCicco will oversee the marketing strategy and operations.

“The promotion of Michael to COO and the addition of Tahlor to lead our marketing team will be instrumental in taking ResMan to the next level,” Bridgewater said. “Michael’s commitment to our customers is unparalleled and his unrelenting focus on operational excellence will only make the experience for our customers even better. The combination of Michael’s expertise in product and strategy and Tahlor’s ability to execute on the marketing side will fuel ResMan’s next phase of growth.”

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