“We are pleased to have someone of Michael’s talent and experience taking the reins at QVC,” says Greg Maffei, president and CEO of QVC’s parent company, Liberty Media Corp. “We have enjoyed working with him during his transition over the past several months and are confident that he will lead continued growth and innovation at QVC.”
George came to QVC from Dell Inc., where he worked as chief marketing officer and general manager of Dell’s U.S. consumer business. Prior to his time with Dell, George was a senior partner at McKinsey & Co. Inc. and led the firm’s North American retail industry group. He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from Northwestern University.
“As I take on this new challenge, I am most excited by the tremendous potential QVC clearly has in its future,” George says. “There is a stellar team of thousands who make up this truly revolutionary company. I’m confident that together we will forge groundbreaking new opportunities that will serve our customers’ interests like no other retailer.”
Ken Murray joined J.G. Wentworth in the newly created position of chief marketing officer.
Prior to joining the company, he worked for MBNA, where he served in a variety of marketing leadership roles, most recently as senior vice president of research and development.
GLOBAL POLICY ADVISORS
Global Policy Advisors promoted Charles Arthur Kendall to vice president of business development.
He previously worked as director of development for the company. Prior to joining GPA, he managed business trends, profitability and analytic matrices at EchoStar.
The company also promoted Patrick Gross to vice president of strategic planning. He previously worked as the director of strategic planning.
Ecount appointed Baruch Katz chief information officer. He focuses on technology strategy and oversees the further development of the company’s electronic payments platform.
Before joining the company, he co-founded and worked as chief technology officer of Adapt Media. Prior to that, he worked as a senior technology management executive with Intel Corp., Deloitte Touche and Lehman Brothers.
Traffic.com Inc. appointed Brian Sisko senior vice president and general counsel. He oversees the legal and compliance functions for the company.
He comes to the company from Warp Technology Holdings, where he worked as chief operating officer. He also held high-level positions with Katalyst, National Media Corp. and Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg & Ellers LLP.
He is also on the board of overseers of The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
TASTY BAKING CO.
Tasty Baking Co. appointed Mark G. Conish to its board of directors as a Class 3 director with a term expiring in 2007.
He works as vice president of global operations for Church & Dwight Co. Inc.
DELAWARE COUNTY ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL
Bruce J. Cumby was appointed to the board of directors for the Delaware County Estate Planning Council.
He is president of Cumby, Spencer and Associates.
AMERICAN FINANCIAL REALTY TRUST
American Financial Realty Trust appointed Harold W. Pote to its board of trustees.
He has worked as vice chairman of retail financial services for JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he was responsible for bank acquisitions. He also served as executive vice president and head of Chase regional banking. Prior to that, he was a founding partner of The Beacon Group, which was acquired by Chase Manhattan Corp. Before founding The Beacon Group, he was CEO of First Fidelity Bancorp.
OTHERA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
Othera Pharmaceuticals Inc. appointed Al Reaves senior vice president of clinical development.
Reaves has 22 years of ophthalmology drug development experience. He has worked as head of clinical and regulatory affairs at Xenon Vision as well as manager of clinical research at Alcon Laboratories.
SATORI GROUP INC.
Robert E. Gross joined Satori Group Inc. as vice president of sales.
He has more than 24 years of sales management and direct selling experience in BPM and Enterprise Resource Planning. He previously worked at Systems Union, where he last worked as vice president of sales.
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