Comerica, the financial services company, announced it has promoted Von Hays to executive vice president and chief legal officer–general counsel.
Hays most recently served as interim chief legal officer, as well as senior vice president and general counsel for human resources, litigation and corporate operations.
Prior to joining Comerica in 2007, Hays spent more than ten years in private practice, including as a partner at K&L Gates.
"During his 15 years with Comerica, Von has been instrumental in providing valuable counsel and guidance in key legal matters," said Curt Farmer, Comerica’s chairman, president and CEO. "His strong legal acumen, tenured experience and demonstrated leadership will continue to serve as an important asset for our organization."
The global animal-health technology and services company announced it has promoted Margie Pritchard to general counsel and corporate secretary.
Prior to being named GC, Pritchard most recently served as vice president, deputy counsel, at Covetrus. She has more than 30 years of experience in the legal industry, including serving as general counsel at Danskin and working at Fried Frank.
“Her breadth of experience and impressive legal acumen have already proven to be invaluable, and the company is fortunate to now more broadly benefit from her trusted guidance and demonstrated ability to help drive Covetrus’ growth,” said Ben Wolin, president and CEO at Covetrus.
The mortgage verification company announced it has named Ross Gloudeman its general counsel and chief compliance officer.
Gloudeman previously was general counsel and chief compliance officer for Azimuth GRC, a RegTech company specializing in regulatory compliance and testing solutions.
He also held executive roles in legal, risk and compliance at Home Point Financial, a multi-channel mortgage originator and servicer.
“His holistic view of financial services, and especially mortgage, will go a long way toward helping us modernize compliance strategies for the quickly evolving mortgage landscape where Fintechs like Xactus are gaining ground and transforming the industry while traditional approaches are falling behind,” said Perry Steiner, Chairman & CEO of Xactus.
The cloud-native network intelligence company announced Lauren Zajac has been named chief legal officer.
Zajac spent the past 15 years at Workhuman, where she led all legal, compliance and data protection functions.
Additionally, Zajac has served as general counsel for a broad mix of high-growth technology companies. ExtraHop also recently named a new CFO, CMO and CPO.
“We are here to reinvent a market, and the knowledge, industry expertise, and skills of these new leaders, added to our dynamic team of existing executives, will help accelerate ExtraHop into our next phase of growth and capitalize on this incredible opportunity,” said Patrick Dennis, ExtraHop’s CEO.
The provider of freight transportation services announced that Jeff Firestone will become chief legal officer of RXO, the planned spin-off of XPO’s brokered transportation platform.
Firestone will join XPO as chief legal officer of the North American transportation division, effective immediately, and will lead RXO’s legal organization when the separation is complete.
Firestone’s 26-year career includes more than two decades with United Parcel Service, where he held senior legal responsibility for corporate matters, litigation, governance, compliance and risk mitigation. He began his career at Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
“Jeff’s an accomplished leader across multiple legal disciplines, with a deep understanding of the transportation industry,” said Drew Wilkerson, XPO Logistics’ president, transportation–North America. “His expertise in cross-functional support for commercial strategies will be a key resource for RXO management.”