Appointments Archive

Dec 22, 2010
With responsibility 
for the development and execution 
of Optimer’s market access strategies for its lead product candidate, the 
antibiotic drug fidaxomicin. Hartman brings more than 12 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with strong expertise and leadership experience in pharmaceutical product access, reimbursement, pricing and healthcare policy. ‘We are privileged to have Kurt Hartman join Optimer as we begin 
to build our commerci...
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Dec 22, 2010
Aileen Cronin has been appointed as managing director of privacy and security and associate general counsel. She also has responsibility for the 
company’s environmental affairs and business continuity programs. Cronin, who previously led the company’s data privacy, corporate security and records management programs, has been an employee of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air for 12 years. Cronin earned a bachelor’s degree in 
communications from the University of Ca...
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Dec 22, 2010
Julie McGehee, vice president of compensation and benefits, now takes on the 
additional role of corporate secretary. As such she is responsible for 
coordinating all activities of the full board and its committees, facilitating interaction between directors and senior management, and managing 
the annual shareholders meeting. Meanwhile, vice president and 
general counsel David Giles has been named chief ethics officer. In this 
new position he takes on a...
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Dec 22, 2010
He is responsible for oversight of the firm’s legal and 
regulatory compliance functions and will also work closely with senior 
management on product development and other strategic initiatives. He will serve in the same capacity for the Cushing MLP Funds. ‘Barry is a significant addition to our firm and we are confident that the investment community will concur,’ comments Jerry Swank, founder of Swank Capital, in announcing the appointment. ‘His backgr...
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Dec 22, 2010
He replaces Galit Alon, who resigned from the same position in late 2010. Little has a long-standing relationship with Intelimax, having worked with 
the firm as a consultant during the past five years, focusing on corporate development, company financing, 
marketing and investor relations. He brings extensive experience 
in the media sector, having formerly served as director for corporate 
development at Stream Communications Network & Media, where he ...
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Nov 30, 2010
The report attempts to link pay practices to risk taking and the eventual failures that resulted in the global financial crisis. The survey that was complied by the Corporate Library, a research organization and commissioned by the Council of Institutional Investors asserts that despite some changes in certain elements of compensation in response to recent regulatory changes, many institutions are continuing to tie together a significant amount of senior employee co...
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Nov 24, 2010
With the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, corporate incentive compensation recovery policies have once again been thrust front and center into the public discourse on executive compensation. As a result of Dodd-Frank, federal law now requires broader usage of incentive compensation recovery policies at public companies. Consequently, compensation committees at these institutions are facing the unenviable task of not only figuring ou...
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Nov 22, 2010
Federal-Mogul has appointed Brett Pynnonen to the position of senior vice president and general counsel. Reporting directly to president and CEO José Maria Alapont, he also serves as a corporate officer and member of Federal-Mogul’s strategy board. 
In announcing the appointment, Alapont enthuses: ‘Brett has strong business knowledge and senior-level, international legal experience. He will contribute to Federal-Mogul’s relentless drive for leading technology and ...
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Nov 22, 2010
KKR Financial Holdings (KFN) has made a raft of changes to its senior executive team. In addition to naming Michael McFerran CFO and Jeffrey Van Horn executive vice president and director of tax, the company has also appointed Nicole Macarchuk as general counsel. 
‘We’re pleased that Mike McFerran will be taking on the additional role of CFO,’ says William Sonneborn, CEO of KFN and a member of KKR. ‘As COO and a member of the management team, Mike has made signif...
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Nov 22, 2010
IntraLinks Holdings has tapped David Curran as executive vice president of business and legal affairs. Curran replaces Gary Hirsch, senior vice president and general counsel, and is responsible for the oversight and management of all legal and compliance matters at IntraLinks. 
Curran has held senior leadership positions with several global technology companies, including Integrity Interactive, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) risk management solutions, where h...
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