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No ImageCorteva, Inc., a global pure-play agriculture company based in Wilmington, Delaware, has appointed David Anderson, ’77, as its executive vice president and CFO. Anderson joins Corteva from Criteo SA, a global technology company based in Paris, where he served as interim CFO.

Ken BrauseKenneth Brause, ’92, has been appointed CFO at Burford Capital Limited, a global finance and asset management firm headquartered in New York. Most recently, Brause was CFO of OnDeck Capital, a Chicago-based financial services firm.  

toney coffeyTony Coffey, ’98, has been named COO of AHEAD, a Chicago-based provider of platforms for digital business. He comes to AHEAD from SoftBank Investment Advisors, a London-headquartered venture capital and private equity firm, where he served as an operating partner focused on the enterprise software division.

Sirisha GorjalaMillennium Trust Company, LLC, a provider of retirement and institutional services based in Oak Brook, Illinois, announced the hiring of Sirisha Gorjala, ’10, as chief product officer, a newly created role. Gorjala joins the company from Emotomy, a Northern Trust Asset Management Company based in Chicago, where she was head of product management.

adam krollHyzon Motors Inc., a pure-play hydrogen mobility company headquartered in Rochester, New York, announced the appointment of Adam Kroll, ’05, as chief administrative officer. Most recently, Kroll served as interim CFO for UPG Enterprises, an operator of diverse industrial companies based in Oak Brook, Illinois.  

Tomasz MarcinkowskiTomasz Marcinkowski, AB ’01, MBA ’08, has been named CFO of Discord, a San Francisco–based voice, video, and text communication service. He previously served as head of finance for the San Francisco–based social media platform Pinterest.

Dale philippiDale Philippi, ’91, has been named CEO of Research Products Corporation, a Madison, Wisconsin-based company committed to air quality solutions. Philippi is currently president of the company’s residential Aprilaire division.

Juan Pablo ReyesMeridian Group International, a global information and technology services and equipment leasing company based in Deerfield, Illinois, announced the appointment of Juan Pablo Reyes, ’04, as CFO. Reyes brings more than 30 years of experience and leadership in technology, financial services, and private equity.

Todd SchneiderTodd Schneider, ’98, has joined Delta Capital Partners Management LLC, a Chicago-based private equity and advisory firm, as CFO and chief compliance officer. Schneider previously served as CFO and chief compliance officer for Shorehill Capital LLC, a private equity firm in Chicago.

Peter Vanneste OntexPeter Vanneste, ’95, has been appointed CFO of Ontex, an international provider of personal hygiene solutions. Vanneste joins the company from Jacobs Douwe Egberts, a coffee and tea company headquartered in Amsterdam, where he was group CFO.

No ImageTerra Tech Corp., a vertically integrated cannabis-focused agriculture company headquartered in Irvine, California, announced the appointment of Tiffany Davis, ’09, to its board of directors. Davis currently serves as CEO and CFO of Generation Alpha Inc., a provider of software-based technologies ballast in Carson, California.

Alex GarzaIllinois governor JB Pritzker has appointed Alex Garza, ’92, to his administration as a member of the Lottery Control Board, which advises the state’s Department of Lottery. Garza is President and Founder of AGG Consulting, Inc., a strategic consulting firm in Chicago.

Ron HubermanRon Huberman, MBA ’00, AM ’00, has been appointed to the board of directors for Zovio, an education technology services company headquartered in Chandler, Arizona. Huberman is CEO of Benchmark Analytics, a Chicago-based provider of enterprise human capital management software and learning management systems.

Jospeh MulveyJoseph Mulvey, ’96, has joined the board of directors for the CMT Research Foundation, an Atlanta-based nonprofit focused on delivering treatments and cures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Mulvey is the founder and president of the biopharmaceutical consulting firm Ealain Technology Solutions in Orland Park, Illinois.

William SpiegelRandall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd., a diverse insurance group headquartered in Bermuda, has named William Spiegel, ’90, executive chairman. Spiegel joined the company in 2020 as executive director and deputy group chairman.

No ImageJanet L. Yeomans, ’79, has been elected a class I trustee of the Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund, a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company under the Macquarie Group, a global asset manager headquartered in Sydney. Yeomans has over 28 years of business experience with a large global diversified manufacturing company.

dan carusoColdQuanta, a Boulder-based company focused on cold atom quantum technology, has been awarded two development contracts from US government agencies totaling $2.55M. The projects will advance technology used for secure global navigation, quantum timekeeping, and communications. Daniel Caruso, ’90, executive chairman and CEO of ColdQuanta, said, “We're excited to work closely with the Department of Defense to meet their urgent needs, while also advancing the capabilities needed for future, unassailable global positioning technology.”

Subhasree ChaudhuriSubhashree Chaudhuri, ’10, recently joined the Forbes Human Resources Council, an invitation-only organization for senior-level human resources executives across all industries. Chaudhuri is senior director of people & culture at Equal Opportunity Schools, a Seattle-based nonprofit that partners with leaders around the country to close race, income enrollment, and success gap in advance placement and international baccalaureate programs.

No ImageThe Boston Business Journal ran an article about Michael Foley, ’72, the former CEO and owner of the fish wholesaler Foley Fish Company in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The article highlights the history of Foley’s family-owned business and his new book, “Swimming Upstream: Four Generations of Fishmongering.”

eve glattB. Riley Wealth Management, Inc., a full-service private wealth and investment services firm based in Memphis, Tennessee, announced that Eve Glatt, ’98, has joined the firm as a senior portfolio manager. Glatt previously served as co-head of US equities at UBP Asset Management LLC, a subsidiary of Union Bancaire Privée, a private bank headquartered in Geneva.

John HolmesAAR, a provider of aviation services based in Wood Dale, Illinois, has signed a multi-year agreement to perform airframe maintenance for a United Airlines’ aircraft fleet at the Rockford airport. The agreement will bring an additional 250 jobs to the region. “We are excited to expand our partnership with United Airlines and the city of Rockford,” said John Holmes, ’10 (XP-79), AAR president and CEO. “We began operations in Rockford four years ago and have built a track record of solid performance. We are very proud to have secured this long-term contract with United.”

jennifer holmgrenCEO Jennifer Holmgren, ’06 (XP-75), was featured in a Chicago Inno article about Illinois’ growing cleantech industry. Holmgren’s cleantech startup, LanzaTech, based in Skokie, is one of the state’s best funded and has invented a method to create renewable forms of fuel. “Every time we make ethanol, we prevent these gasses from going out into the atmosphere,” Holmgren said. “We give carbon a second chance at life, and we believe we can have a huge impact.”

Shiela HoodaAn article by Sheila Hooda, ’88, called, “A View into Effective Innovation Governance,” was published in the March/April 2021 issue of Directorship magazine, a publication of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), an Arlington, Virginia-based nonprofit focused on boardroom practices. Hooda is a 2020 NACD Directorship 100honoree. She’s also CEO, president, and founder of Alpha Advisory Partners, a New York–based advisory firm for the financial and business services sectors.

No ImageThe Edge Singapore recently ran a profile on Wai San Loke, ’95, founder and managing director of Novo Tellus Capital Partners, a Singapore-headquartered private equity firm focused on industrial technology in Southeast Asia. The article highlights his successful investments in the tech manufacturing sector.

Joe BernsteinJoe Bernstein, ’19, has been promoted to executive administrator for the Department of Organismal Biology & Anatomy at the University of Chicago. Bernstein joined the department in 2017, most recently serving as senior director of humanities financial and grant services.

greg gleasonWynnchurch Capital, LP, a middle-market private equity firm headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, announced the promotion of Greg Gleason, ’12, to managing partner. Gleason joined the firm in 2008, most recently serving as partner.