Along with promotions for Mohr Capital and Paladin Partners, DFW companies are continuing to shuffle around leadership. Promotions and hires include talent from the nanotech industry, engineering sector, and field of education in this week’s edition of Personnel Moves.
Mohr Capital has promoted Susan Cheng to executive vice president and chief operating officer while Rodrigo Godoi is now managing director of investments. Cheng will oversee business operations, manage the accounting and finance functions, and work closely with the company’s investment team. Cheng joined Mohr Capital as COO in 2018 and previously held several roles in the real estate and financial sectors with positions at Ernst & Young and other notable firms.
Godoi began working with Mohr Capital in 2015 and manages acquisitions for office and industrial properties. Since obtaining a master’s degree from Cornell University, he has held various positions and has been able to perfect the ins and outs of the acquisitions process.
Paladin Partners has hired two new executives; Brent Bosworth as vice president and Ross Farance as vice president of space optimization. In his new role, Bosworth will be responsible for business development and servicing of clients locally and nationally.
Farance has spent the last decade in the material handling industry, focusing on the delivery of material handling equipment and space-saving solutions for large corporations nationally. He will be tasked with the consulting of clients to analyze tacking and space optimization within Paladin’s warehouse footprints. Before being hired by Paladin, Farance spent 11 years with Malin as a sales associate.
Brown and Caldwell, an environmental engineering and construction firm, appointed Adam Evans as vice president and area leader for its Texas business. Evans has 17 years of knowledge in the water and wastewater sector.
In his new role, Evans will be responsible for operations management, business development, driving new client growth, and expanding the firm’s presence to meet market and customer needs. Evans will oversee projects involving the construction of municipal water, wastewater, and stormwater. Before Evans’ new position, the business veteran spent nine years with CDM Smith as DFW regional manager and client services manager and six years with HDR Engineering as a project manager and engineer.
Rea Foster has been promoted to the executive director of Teach for America-DFW and will use her diverse background and experience to advocate on behalf of children in the North Texas area.
Before her new role, Foster served as COO for over two years, VP of external affairs for a little over one year, and held several other leadership positions with Teach for America. Before joining the education industry, Foster was a litigation attorney for Beveridge & Diamond. Foster has successfully raised over $50 million in the DFW area and Washington D.C. for public education and has spearheaded new partnerships with The Crystal Charity Ball and the Dallas Mavericks.
Colonel Willie D. Coleman has been named the new vice president of business development for defense and space for Alpine Advanced Materials. Coleman will help grow market share for Alpine’s military aviation-grade thermoplastic nanocomposite, HX5, which was developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.
Before joining the Alpine team, Coleman served on several different leadership posts as a career Army officer in infantry and acquisition. Most recently, the colonel served as deputy for acquisition and systems management with the Pentagon Army Secretariat. Coleman brings more than 20 years of experience in the field.
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