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Headshot of Eric BelcherNumerator, a Chicago-based marketing intelligence firm, has appointed Eric Belcher, ’95, as CEO. Belcher previously served as president and CEO for InnerWorkings, a global marketing execution firm based in Chicago.

Headshot of Chris FanningChris Fanning, ’91, has been appointed president and CEO of KPA, a provider of environmental health and safety, HR management, and finance and insurance compliance software and services based in Lafayette, Colorado. Most recently, Fanning served as president and CEO of Survey Sampling International, a market research company based in Shelton, Connecticut.

Headshot of Travis FreyCalyxt, Inc., a healthy food ingredient company based in Roseville, Minnesota, announced the appointment of Travis Frey, ’18 (XP-87), as chief technology officer. Frey most recently served as vice president of science and innovation at WISErg Corporation, a sustainable agriculture company based in Redmond, Washington.

No ImageThe New York–headquartered global bank Citigroup has named Susan Kendall, ’88, as CFO of its consumer banking unit. Kendall has been with the bank since 2009, most recently serving as head of investor relations.

No ImageHireology, a Chicago-based recruitment CRM for multi-location, decentralized enterprises, has appointed Kevin Knapp, ’02, as CFO. Knapp previously served as CFO at CareerBuilder LLC, a global human capital solutions company headquartered in Chicago.

Headshot of Sean McLaughlinSean McLaughlin, ’97, has been named CFO of Timber Resorts, a Winter Park, Florida-based developer and operator of luxury boutique properties around the globe. McLaughlin joins Timber Resorts from SunGate Capital, LLC, a single-family private equity and investment office based in Winter Park, Florida, where he served as chief investment officer.

No ImageDan O’Brien, ’80, has been named CFO of Williams Lea, a global outsourced skilled business services firm headquartered in New York. O’Brien most recently served as global CFO for Sterling Talent Solutions, a New York–based provider of background and identity services.

Headshot of Sameer RalhanSameer Ralhan, ’04, has been promoted to senior vice president, CFO, and treasurer at the Chemours Company, a provider of titanium technologies, fluoroproducts, and chemical solutions based in Wilmington, Delaware. Previously, Ralhan served as vice president of business finance and treasurer for Chemours.

No Image Hill International announced that Grant G. McCullagh, ’79, has joined the company’s board of directors. Based in Philadelphia, Hill provides program management, project management, construction management, and other consulting services. McCullagh has served in executive roles at several global business services companies, including Pernix Group in Lombard, Illinois, and AECOM in Los Angeles.

Headshot of Scott MyersSelecta Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in Watertown, Massachusetts, announced the appointment of Scott D. Myers, ’94, to its board of directors. Myers currently serves as CEO and chairman of the board of Rainier Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in San Leandro, California.

No ImageVasant Prabhu, ’83, has been named vice chairman at the global payments technology company Visa Inc., based in Foster City, California. Prabhu will continue to serve as CFO, executive vice president, and executive committee member of Visa.

No ImageRobert Bestani, ’75, now serves as director of business outreach and development for the US Department of Energy in Washington, DC. Bestani also serves as an adjunct professor teaching international economics and foreign policy for the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, a leading academic and research institution in Washington, DC.

Headshot of Mike CanningDeloitte announced Michael Canning, ’92, as the new leader of its government and public services practice. Canning is principal of Deloitte Consulting LLP and serves on the Deloitte US board of directors. Headquartered in New York, Deloitte provides audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services.

No ImageUnder CEO Shashi Jasthi, ’99 (XP-68), Solugenix Corporation, a technology solutions and service management company headquartered in Brea, California, was selected as one of Forbes Magazine’s Small Giants for 2019. The privately-owned companies that made the list were chosen for sharing a commitment to being the best at what they do, providing stellar service, offering fulfilling, rewarding work, and being vital members of their communities. In a press release, Jasthi said, “We’re very appreciative of the recognition which credits Solugenix not just for its growth and innovation, but primarily for the incredible team and culture that we have created.”

Headshot of Rachel KohlerNowPow co-owner and CEO Rachel Kohler, ’89, announced her Chicago-based health tech startup is partnering with the nonprofit United Way of Metro Chicago to connect residents in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago with community resources that address chronic health and social conditions like food insecurity. NowPow’s platform enables doctors, insurers, and community-based organizations to digitally refer patients to clinicians, workforce development agencies, and other support services.

Headshot of Hyuk Jin LeeBain & Company Seoul appointed Hyuk-jin Lee, ’03, as global director of the global business consulting company, headquartered in Boston. Lee joined the company in 2003 and also serves as a partner.

Headshot of J MontbachJonathan R. Montbach, ’01, has been promoted to executive director, investment banking, at Seabury Maritime LLC, an investment banking and consultancy firm focused on global trade and transportation that’s headquartered in Metro Park, New Jersey. Montbach previously served as senior vice president of specialty ship finance.

Headshot of Paul Purcell Baird, an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm based in Milwaukee, has named Paul E. Purcell, ’71, the 2019 recipient of the Brenton H. Rupple Citizenship Award, the firm’s highest community service honor. The award is bestowed on one associate each year for his or her outstanding dedication to community service, leadership, and support. Purcell is chairman of Baird and serves on several boards, including as chairman for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a network of 35 Catholic schools headquartered in Chicago that provides college preparatory education and work study to young people in urban communities with limited education options.

Headshot of Dale Anne ReissDale Anne Reiss, ’70, has been appointed an independent director for the board of directors of Colony Capital, Inc., a global investment management firm based in Los Angeles. Reiss was a senior partner and global and America’s director of real estate, hospitality, and construction at Ernst & Young LLP, a provider of assurance, tax, transaction, and advisory services headquartered in London, until 2008.

Headshot of William ScottSilver Management Group of Companies, a New York–based provider of regulatory cost basis and wealth management technology solutions, announced the addition of William Scott, ’86, as senior advisor to its executive management team. Prior to Silver, Scott served as senior vice president of operations for risk and compliance at FIS, a financial services technology company based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Headshot of Craig ToomanCureVac AG, a biopharmaceutical company focused on mRNA-based drugs headquartered in Tübingen, Germany, has elected Craig Tooman, ’92, as an independent director to its supervisory board. Tooman serves as president, CEO, and board director at Aratana Therapeutics Inc., a pet therapeutics company headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.

Headshot of Wayne WeitzGlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group, LLC, an Atlanta-based specialty financial advisory firm and wholly-owned subsidiary of B. Riley Financial, Inc., announced Wayne P. Weitz, ’89, has rejoined the firm as a principal based in New York. He rejoins GlassRatner from Hammond Hanlon Camp LLC, an investment banking and strategic advisory firm based in San Diego, where he served as managing director and restructuring practice leader.

No ImageThe New York–headquartered financial advisory news publication InvestmentNews selected Ryan Brown, ’13, for its 2019 40 under 40 list, which highlights young talent in the financial advice industry who demonstrate tremendous potential. Brown is in his tenth year with the New York­–headquartered investment banking, securities, and investment management firm Goldman Sachs, where he serves as vice president.

Headshot of Clifford PrzbylThe weekly newspaper Crain’s Chicago Business named Snapsheet one of the 10 fastest-growing companies in the Chicago area in its annual Fast 50 feature. Cofounded by chief strategy officer CJ Przybyl, ’11, Snapsheet is an insurance claims technology company that’s moving car damage claims to the smartphone. It now has more than 75 clients and a staff of nearly 500.

Headshot of Jabali WellsUS secretary of commerce Wilbur Ross has appointed Jabali Wells, ’13 (XP-82), as one of the 12 US CEO members of the US-Brazil CEO Forum. Launched in 2007, the forum encourages collaboration from the public and private sectors of both countries and provides recommendations for improving their economic and commercial relationship. Wells is a managing partner at Amicus Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm.