Centerplate, a hospitality provider to North America’s premier convention centers, sports stadiums and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Brian Cornell to its board. Cornell is the president and CEO of Sam’s Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he is also an executive vice president of the company. He joined Sam’s Club, the company’s members-only warehouse operating segment serving the needs of individual and small business members, in 2009.
Hewlett-Packard announced that chairman, CEO and president Mark Hurd has decided with the board of directors to resign his positions effective immediately. The board has appointed CFO Cathie Lesjak CEO on an interim basis. Lesjak is a 24-year veteran of the company who has served as HP’s CFO and as a member of the company’s executive council since January 2007.
Vitacost.com, an online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products, announced that Jeffrey J. Horowitz, the founder and former CEO of Vitamin Shoppe, has been appointed to the board, effective immediately. In addition, Horowitz has agreed to provide consulting services to Vitacost.com related to the execution of the company’s business plan and strategy for a term of six months.
Signum Biosciences announced the appointment of Braham Shroot, formerly CSO of Barrier Therapeutics, as CE). Shroot replaces Gregory Stock who will continue with the company as a member of the board.