Gofire Names Joe Hodas Chief Executive Officer; Peter Calfee To Retain Chairman of the Board Role
DENVER, Nov. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gofire™, Inc. has named Joe Hodas Chief Executive Officer, taking the role over from the company’s co-founder Peter Calfee, who will maintain his leadership position as Founder and Chairman of the company’s Board of Directors. The changes take effect immediately.
Hodas, who joined Gofire as President and Chief Operating Officer in April after serving in an executive advisory role for several years, will take over day-to-day management of the company allowing Calfee to focus on the key functions of raising capital, developing and nurturing partnerships and maintaining the overall vision of Gofire as Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors. The leadership shift comes as Gofire enters a new phase of its growth following the official launch of the Gofire Inhaler.
“I’m grateful to have such a capable, seasoned executive ready to transition into this role at such a critical time of our evolution,” said Calfee. “Joe Hodas knows Gofire inside and out and has been a part of our company’s DNA for many years. I know the entire team looks forward to working with him as we move toward positive revenue growth, increased sales and new innovations.”
To complete the C-level expertise, Gofire Architect and Co-founder John Woodbine is being named Chief Innovation Officer and Julian Kahn will join the company as Chief Operating Officer. Woodbine co-founded Gofire with Calfee in 2014 and has served as the primary visionary for the development of the Gofire Health Suite. With a background in operations, finance and medical devices, Kahn brings to Gofire a strong focus on structure and financial accountability.
In addition to these leadership changes, Gofire is creating a more formalized Board of Directors that will add new board members with impressive experience and key skill sets. Calfee will continue to serve in the role of Chairman. Newly elected board members include:
“I’ve been so impressed with the Gofire team since its earliest days and am gratified to be charged with leading the company in this next phase of its growth,” Hodas said. “I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished and look forward to exciting innovations moving forward.”
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