Zach Kouwe,
Shree Dhond

Dukas Linden Public Relations promotes Zach Kouwe and Shree Dhond to executive vice president. They will continue to co-head the agency’s institutional asset management group as well as serving on its executive management team. Kouwe, who has been with DLPR since 2011, was previously a financial journalist at such outlets as the New York Times, the New York Post, Institutional Investor and the Denver Post. Prior to joining DLPR in 2015, Dhond worked at the New York-based financial communications consultancy The Neibart Group, and earlier worked at an emerging markets investment firm. “Zach and Shree are not only exceptional practitioners, but also empathetic leaders who embody DLPR’s vision, values, human capital and strategic direction,” said Richard Dukas, DLPR’s founder and CEO. “Their contributions to the agency, especially since they were tapped to co-manage our Institutional Asset Management group, have been critical to DLPR’s success.”

Gatesman hires Jason Haag as chief financial officer. Haag joins the agency from 9Rooftops Marketing (previously MARC USA), where he served as vice president/controller. Before that, he was a senior tax consultant at Deloitte. In his new post, Haag will oversee all financial and IT responsibilities for Gatesman’s Chicago and Pittsburgh locations. His appointment follows the retirement announcement of former Gatesman CFO Joe Reynolds who led the accounting department for the past several years. “His agency track record demonstrates his ability to swiftly adapt to market conditions and the ever changing dynamics of the marketing industry,” said Gatesman CEO John Gatesman.

LUMICKS, a next generation life science tools company, names Joshua Young to lead its investor relations, communications and strategy functions. Young comes to LUMICKS from SaaS company Everbridge, where he was vice president of investor relations. He previously headed investor relations departments at Merck, Sansata Technologies and Bruker. In his new post, Young will report directly to LUMICKS chief executive officer Olivier Heyning, and will be based out of the Company's United States headquarters in Boston. "His experience in helping innovative companies scale their operations and communicate their vision to both internal and external stakeholders will be valuable to us as we further execute our strategy," said Heyning.