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No ImageMichael Abrams, ’77, has been appointed CFO of Arch Therapeutics, Inc., a developer of self-assembling wound care and biosurgical devices based in Framingham, Massachusetts. Abrams has over 25 years of experience as a CFO to numerous public and private companies.

Nora BrennanNora Brennan, ’97, has been appointed CFO at Fore Biotherapeutics, a precision oncology company based in Philadelphia. She previously served as CFO of TELA Bio, Inc., a surgical reconstruction company based in Malvern, Pennsylvania.

No ImageRedx Pharma plc, a drug discovery and development company focused on cancer and fibrosis in Macclesfield, England, has appointed Peter Collum, ’02, as CFO. Collum joins Redx from Pharnext SA, an advanced late-stage clinical biopharmaceutical company based in Paris, where he was CFO and chief business officer.

Mark HoytLoadsmart, a Chicago-based digital freight technology company, announced the appointment of Mark Hoyt, ’00 (EXP-5), as CFO. Most recently, he served as CFO for OneSpan, a digital identity and anti-fraud firm in Chicago.

Matt LevinBenefitfocus, Inc., a benefits technology platform based in Charleston, South Carolina, has appointed Matthew Levin, ’98, as president, CEO, and a member of the board of directors. Levin most recently served as chief strategy officer of ADP, a payroll company based in Roseland, New Jersey.

Yifan LiYifan Li, ’00, has been named CFO of Human Horizons, a Shanghai-based technology company committed to intelligent mobility. Li joins the company from Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, a global mobility technology group headquartered in Hangzhou, China, where he served as vice president and CFO.

No ImageTravis Naugle, ’19 (EXP-24), has been appointed CEO of Quaterra Resources Inc., a copper exploration company headquartered in Vancouver. A seasoned executive in mining companies, Naugle has led in the design, construction, and operation of mining projects in the US, Eurasia, Russia, and Asia.

Eric ParmenterEric Parmenter, ’09 (XP-78), has been named CEO of OnSomble, a Nashville-based company focused on customizable adaptive learning solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Parmenter joins the company from League Inc., a technology-focused health company based in Toronto, where he served as vice president of health solutions.

Maria SiambekosArborMetrix, a provider of healthcare analytics solutions in Ann Arbor, Michigan, announced the appointment of Maria Siambekos, ’04, as CEO. Prior to joining ArborMetrix, Siambekos served in a multitude of executive leadership roles, including CEO at Vynca, a Palo Alto, California-based company providing a whole-person approach to individuals living with serious illness.

Kumar SrinivasanKumar Srinivasan, ’01, has been appointed executive vice president and chief business officer of Turning Point Therapeutics, Inc., a precision oncology company based in San Diego. Most recently, Srinivasan served as vice president and global head of business development for the Cambridge-based biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca.

Jon WinkelriedJon Winkelried, AB ’81, MBA ’82, was named sole CEO of TPG, a San Francisco–based alternative investment firm. Previously, Winkelried served as co-CEO alongside the firm’s cofounder, Jim Coulter, who has become executive chairman.

No ImageBeacon Street Group, LLC, a Baltimore-based multi-brand digital subscription services platform that will soon rebrand as MarketWise, LLC, has appointed Elizabeth Burton, ’11, to its board of directors. Burton is the chief investment officer of the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, a government organization based in Honolulu providing retirement allowances and other benefits to state and county government employees.

R. Michael CarruthersElevation Oncology, a New York–based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on genomically defined cancers, announced the appointment of R. Michael Carruthers, ’93 (XP-62), to its board of directors. Carruthers will also serve as chair of the audit committee. Carruthers is CFO at Edgewise Therapeutics, a Boulder-based clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on severe, rare muscle disorders.

Blair JordanMJardin Group, Inc., a Toronto-based cannabis producer, announced that Blair Jordan, ’02, has joined the board of directors. Jordan is the managing partner of Restructur Advisors, a Vancouver-based turnaround and restructuring consulting firm focused on the cannabis industry.

No ImageJeanette Wong, ’02, (AXP-1), has been appointed to the board of directors as an independent non-executive director for Singapore Airlines, a global air transportation company headquartered in Singapore. Prior to her retirement in 2019, she was group executive for the institutional banking group at DBS Bank, a Singapore-based financial services company.

Thad DavisSVB Leerink, a Boston-headquartered investment bank specializing in healthcare and life sciences, announced Thad Davis, ’05, has joined the firm as a senior managing director and will be based in New York City. Davis joins the firm from the London-based financial services organization HSBC, where he served as head of US healthcare investment and banking.

Chris DenverChris Denver, ’99, has been named accounting advisory managing director at Crowe, a public accounting, consulting, and technology firm headquartered in Chicago. He joins the firm from the Toronto-based global professional services firm IFG, where he served as national practice director.

No ImageTreacy & Company, a management consulting firm based in Needham, Massachusetts, welcomes Francesco Fazio, ’02, to its Chicago office as senior partner and innovation practice lead. Fazio joins the company from Deloitte Digital, a global consultancy firm, where he served as principal.

Arthur HillThe Chicago-based financial institution Northern Trust has hired Arthur Hill, ’96, as senior vice president, head of product management for asset servicing. Hill joins Northern Trust from Capgemini—a Paris-based provider of consulting, digital transformation, technology, and engineering services—where he was a senior director for its global insurance and financial services group.

Meredith Persily LamelMeredith Persily Lamel, ’01, announced that her book, Six Paths to Leadership (coauthored by Mark A. Clark), was published in June 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan. The book explores six different paths into leadership positions: elected, appointed, promoted, family legacy, and founders. Lamel is CEO of Aspire@Work, a coaching, consulting, and leadership development firm based in Washington, DC.

Stephen ShortellStephen Shortell, ’71, PhD ’72, was recently elected to the Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame for 2021. The award recognizes professionals who have made lasting contributions to the healthcare industry. Shortell was selected for his research examining the performance of healthcare organizations and for his contributions to health policy.

Ian SylvanIan Sylvan, ’87, has joined CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, a national investment advisory firm, as a managing director in the investment banking practice. He joins the firm from the investment services firm Fifth Third Securities, where he served as managing director, investment banking/corporate finance.

Dave WestDave West, ’10, has been named senior vice president of Avantus Federal, a government technology company headquartered in McLean, VA. Previously, West was vice president of corporate development for ECS, a provider of cloud, cybersecurity, AI, machine learning, and other advanced solutions based in Fairfax, Virginia.

Todd YoungTodd Young, ’02, will serve as an honorary trustee for the Center for Excellence in Education, a McLean, Virginia-based nonprofit nurturing scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Young is a US Senator for Indiana.

Allison WeilAllison Weil, MBA ’17, MPP ’17, has been promoted to partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners, an early stage venture capital firm based in Chicago. Weil joined the company’s investment team as a senior associate in 2019.