CFO Moves – week ending November 14, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. Armored AutoGroup Inc. Boku
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Main Street Capital Corporation Books-A-Million, Inc.
Sidewinder Drilling Inc. NexBank Capital, Inc. ION Geophysical Corporation
Chromatin, Inc. Bone Biologics, Corp. Finjan Holdings, Inc.
Oxis International, Inc. Lionstone Investments Axion Power International, Inc.
Rowan Companies plc Hercules Offshore, Inc. Care.com
Brightcove Inc. Caesars Entertainment Corporation Bomgar
Acelity L.P. Inc. Social Reality, Inc. Awarepoint Corporation
bluebird bio, Inc. Clarabridge, Inc. Raven Industries, Inc.
Hanmi Financial Corporation Escalade, Incorporated

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Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: BREW) announced that Mark D. Moreland, chief financial officer, will transition out of the CFO role effective December 31, 2014 and will assist the Company in a consultant capacity through the middle of 2015. Mr. Moreland has served as the principal financial officer of the Company since 2008. He initially joined Widmer Brothers Brewing as CFO in April 2008 in preparation for the merger of Widmer Brothers and Redhook and has served as CBA’s chief financial officer since the merger in July 2008. Before joining the company, Mr. Moreland was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Knowledge Learning Corporation and held various senior-level finance positions, including interim CFO, with Movie Gallery, Inc. and Hollywood Entertainment Corporation, which Movie Gallery acquired in 2005. Mr. Moreland will continue to direct the company’s finance organization through the end of the year. Beginning January 1, 2015, he will serve as a senior consultant to assist in the CFO transition through May 31, 2015.

Armored AutoGroup Inc. announced the appointment of Michael K. Bauersfeld as Chief Financial Officer. Andy Bolt, Armored AutoGroup’s current CFO, is leaving the Company for personal reasons. Before assuming his current role, Mr. Bauersfeld was Vice President & Corporate Controller at Sun Products from September 2008 to February 2014. During that period, he also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2011 to January 2012. Before joining Sun Products, he spent four years at Elizabeth Arden, Inc., where he served in a variety of financial roles, including Vice President & Corporate Controller and, earlier, Vice President and Director of Finance for the company’s Prestige Selling Business Unit and Global Marketing department. Before joining Elizabeth Arden, he held roles including Director of Financial Reporting at Memry Corporation, Director of Financial Reporting at Remington Products Company, and Manager of Financial Reporting and consolidations for Playtex Apparel, Inc.

Boku named mopay co-founder Christian Hinrichs as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. This announcement comes on the heels of Boku’s recent acquisition of mopay. Prior to mopay, Christian also worked as a Project Manager at Roland Berger & Partner, and has experience working with companies such as Commerzbank, Dresdner Bank and Delbrück & Co, Privatbankiers.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced that Kevin Berryman is joining the company as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Berryman will assume his new role effective January 5, 2015. For the past five years Mr. Berryman has served as EVP and CFO at International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. Prior to that, he spent 25 years at Nestlé in a number of finance roles including treasury, mergers & acquisitions, strategic planning, and control. Recent roles at Nestlé included Senior Vice President and Controller of the Nestlé Group, and CFO of Nestlé Purina, where he supported the integration of Nestlé’s largest acquisition, Ralston Purina, into the Nestlé operations. In September, Jacobs announced the planned retirement of its EVP Finance and Administration John Prosser, who has been with the company for 40 years. Mr. Prosser will continue at Jacobs until the end of January 2015 to work with Mr. Berryman on the transition of his role.

Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN) announced that it has promoted Dwayne L. Hyzak to Chief Operating Officer and Senior Managing Director and Brent D. Smith to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Hyzak has served as Main Street’s Chief Financial Officer and Senior Managing Director since 2011 and as its Treasurer since 2012.  Mr. Hyzak also serves as a member of Main Street’s investment committee.  Previously, he served as Main Street’s Senior Vice President-Finance since 2011, as one of its Senior Vice Presidents since 2007 and was a co-founder of Main Street.  Mr. Hyzak joined Main Street’s predecessor funds in 2002 and has been affiliated with the Main Street group in leadership roles since 2000. Mr. Smith has served as Main Street’s Senior Vice President-Finance since August 2014.  Previously he served as the Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of a publicly traded energy services company from 2010 through June 2014 and in various finance and accounting roles at the company from 2005 through 2010.

Books-A-Million, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAMM) announced the appointment of Ronald J. Domanico as a member of the Board and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Domanico will stand for re-election at the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders in 2015. Mr. Domanico is recently retired from HD Supply (“HDS”), where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. While at HDS, Mr. Domanico played a key role in the company’s successful IPO in 2013. Prior to HDS, Mr. Domanico was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and a member of the board of directors of Caraustar Industries, Inc. from 2002 to 2009. Prior to Caraustar, Mr. Domanico held various senior financial management positions, most notably Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nabisco International.

Sidewinder Drilling Inc. announced the promotion of J. Anthony Gallegos to President of the Company.  Mr. Gallegos currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, a role he will keep in addition to his new responsibilities as President. Mr. Gallegos was a founder of Sidewinder and has served as Senior Vice President & CFO since the Company’s inception. From April 2006 through September 2010, Mr. Gallegos held the position of Vice President of Business Development for Scorpion Offshore, acquired by Seadrill Ltd. in 2010.  Prior to joining Scorpion Offshore, he held operational, marketing, corporate planning and management positions with Atwood Oceanics, Transocean and Ensco.

NexBank Capital, Inc. announced that Kenneth R. Hanks, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, electively retired from the company, effective October 31, 2014. He was succeeded by Craig S. Korbuly, who most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of NexBank Capital, Inc. Previously, Mr. Korbuly was an Audit Principal with Payne & Smith LLC. Mr. Korbuly’s career also includes director and senior audit roles with McGladery & Pullen LLP, Fisk & Robinson P.C., and Bailey Vaught Robertson & Company.

ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) announced the resignation of its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Greg Heinlein, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.  ION has named Steve Bate as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Bate was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION’s Systems division. Mr. Bate joined ION in 2005 as Chief Financial Officer for the Company’s Solutions business.  In 2007, he became Senior Vice President of ION’s Sensor business, and in 2009, his role broadened to include leadership of ION’s Land Imaging Systems division.  Following the formation in March 2010 of INOVA Geophysical, ION’s joint venture with BGP, Mr. Bate was appointed INOVA’s first President and Chief Executive Officer and served in that role for two and a half years. In 2013, Mr. Bate was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ION’s Systems division. Prior to joining ION, Mr. Bate was President of a residential construction company and founded his own consulting business to help lead organizations through change.

Chromatin, Inc. announced that Troy Randolph has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. After serving as an Officer in the U.S. Army, Troy began a corporate career at General Electric where he spent 10 years in roles of growing responsibility, starting with GE’s Appliance division and subsequently becoming a member of the GE Corporate Audit Staff, after which he joined the finance team at GE Healthcare. From there he served as CFO of GE Nuclear’s Global Laser Enrichment Program. After leaving GE, Troy transitioned into private equity owned businesses, serving as the VP of Finance/CFO for Guilford Performance Textiles, an automotive textile manufacturer and a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital. While at Guilford, Troy was a key leader in the company’s successful sale and integration into Lear Corporation. Most recently, Troy was the CFO of Nautic Global, a private equity backed recreational boat manufacturer, and fourth largest domestic producer of pleasure craft.

Bon Biologics, Corp. has appointed Deina Walsh as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Walsh is the owner and founder of DHW, CPA, PLLC a firm specializing in audits of publicly held entities, Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance, internal audit and internal control systems, and audits of privately held entities. She was previously a partner at EFP Rotenberg, LLP.

Finjan Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FNJN) announced that Michael D. Noonan has been appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer replacing Shimon Steinmetz. Mr. Steinmetz has decided not to renew his contract with the Company and to explore other pursuits. He will remain with the Company to ensure a seamless transition. Michael served as CFO and a member of the Board of Directors of Sky Petroleum Inc.  Previously, Michael served as a senior director in the finance department responsible for investor relations, human resources, and mergers and acquisitions at Forgent Networks.

Oxis International, Inc. announced the appointment of Steven Weldon as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Andrew Bruce

Lionstone Investments announced the appointment of Andrew J. Bruce as chief financial officer. Mr. Bruce served most recently as the CFO for two public non-listed REITs advised by Behringer Harvard, a real estate investment firm. He also headed the capital markets group for the Behringer platform from 2006 to 2012. Between 1994 and early 2006, Mr. Bruce worked for AMLI Residential Properties Trust in Dallas and Chicago, beginning his career there as a property accountant and later working as a corporate accountant.

Axion Power International, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXPW) announced that executive Charles R. Trego has been appointed the Company’s permanent Chief Financial Officer. Trego, who is also a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Trego previously served as the Company’s CFO from April, 2010 to July, 2013, has been serving as a consultant in the role of interim CFO since March 2014 when he took over for Stephen Graham, who resigned. Trego was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Minrad International, which was acquired by India’s Piramal Healthcare in early 2009. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2008, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hardinge Inc., and from 2003 to 2005 he was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of  Latham International. Rowan Companies plc Butz

Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Butz as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective December 1, 2014.  Mr. Butz joins the Company from Hercules Offshore, Inc., where for the past nine years he has served in various corporate development, treasury and finance functions, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Butz will take over from Kevin Bartol, whose resignation was previously announced and is effective as of November 30, 2014.

Hercules Offshore, Inc. (NASDAQ: HERO) announced that it has promoted Troy L. Carson to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 21, 2014. Mr. Carson­ replaces Stephen M. Butz, who resigned as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 21, 2014, to join Rowan Companies plc as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Mr. Carson is currently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.  He joined the Company as Vice President and Corporate Controller in March 2007, was appointed to Principal Accounting Officer in July 2008, and was named Chief Accounting Officer in May 2010.

Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) announced that Ian Duncan Robertson, most recently Chief Financial Officer of OpenTable, has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective as of November 5, 2014.  Mr. Robertson also will serve as Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee.  Mr. Robertson was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of OpenTable from August 2011 to October 2014.  Previously, he co-founded and served as CFO of SnapStick, a mobile app company, and before that served as CFO of Aricent, from 2005 to 2009.  Mr. Robertson has also held leadership and financial roles at Flextronics, Sensory, Orbit Semiconductor, and Deloitte & Touche.  The Company also announced that Steven Cakebread stepped down from the Company’s Board and as its Chairman of the Audit Committee effective as of November 5, 2014.

Brightcove Inc. (NASDAQ: BCOV) announced the appointment of Kevin R. Rhodes as EVP & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rhodes is expected to assume his position with the Company on December 1, 2014. Chris Stagno, Brightcove’s Chief Accounting Officer, was named Interim Chief Financial Officer earlier this year and will resume his primary role once the transition is complete. Most recently, Mr. Rhodes served for over five years as the EVP & Chief Financial Officer of PlumChoice, Inc.. Prior to joining PlumChoice, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Edgewater Technology, Inc. Mr. Rhodes held other senior financial management positions with Eliassen Group, Inc. and Waste Management, Inc.

Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) announced the appointment of Eric Hession, the company’s senior vice president and treasurer, as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2015. Hession will succeed Donald Colvin, who is retiring from the company effective December 31, 2014. He joined the company in 2002 after four years with Merck & Co. Bruce Duner

Bomgar announced that Bruce Duner has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Duner joins Bomgar most recently from Surgical Information Systems (SIS), where he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Duner previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Mariner Health Care. Prior to Mariner, Duner served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wonderware.

Acelity L.P. Inc. announced the appointment of Thomas Casey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Tom served as Executive Vice President and CFO at Clear Channel. Prior to this role, Tom was Executive Vice President at Washington Mutual. Previous to this, Tom served as Senior Vice President and CFO for GE Financial Assurance.

Social Reality, Inc. (OTC: SCRI) announced the appointment of Carrie McQueen as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. McQueen most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of LifeVantage Corporation. Prior to LifeVantage, Ms. McQueen served as Chief Financial Officer for Adventrx Pharmaceuticals. She also served as Vice President Finance for V-Enable, Inc. (now xAd), and for Websense Inc. (WBSN, now private).

Awarepoint Corporation announced the promotion of Tim Roche, formerly the company’s chief financial officer, to the position of chief executive officer. Roche has served as chief financial officer of Awarepoint since November 2011. Prior to Awarepoint, Tim was the co-founder, president and chief executive officer of MDdatacor, Inc.

bluebird bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLUE) announced that James M. DeTore is joining the company as its Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. DeTore joins the company from Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and as the Corporate Controller at Ironwood’s predecessor company, Microbia, Inc. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at Genzyme Corporation in a variety of divisional and corporate financial positions.

Clarabridge, Inc. announced that BroadSoft CFO Jim Tholen has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Tholen currently serves on the Board of Directors and as chairman of the Audit Committee for Millennial Media (NYSE: MM), and on the Board of Directors of Spectra Logic. He also served as CFO and chief strategy officer for CareerBuilder.com. Tholen was also CFO and COO at NetSec, Inc., a managed security services company acquired by MCI (now Verizon Business).

Raven Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAVN) announced that Steven E. Brazones will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective December 1, 2014. Brazones succeeds Thomas Iacarella who will remain with the company and work with Brazones to ensure a smooth transition. From 2002 to 2014, Brazones held a variety of positions with H.B. Fuller Company. Most recently, he served as the Company’s Americas finance director. Previously, he served as the assistant treasurer and the director of investor relations. Prior to his tenure with H.B. Fuller, Brazones held various roles at Northwestern Growth.

Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: HAFC), the holding company for Hanmi Bank announced that Michael W. McCall has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective November 12, 2014. Most recently, Mr. McCall served as Senior Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer at BBCN Bank. Prior to BBCN Bank, he held numerous leadership positions in the banking sector.

Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ: ESCA) announced that Stephen R. Wawrin will assume the additional duties as Escalade’s Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Since 2008, Mr. Wawrin has served as Vice President –Finance and Administration for Escalade’s Sporting Goods business. He joined Escalade in 2005, and previously served as Corporate Controller for Escalade, Inc. Mr. Wawrin will succeed Deborah J. Meinert, Escalade’s current Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary.

CFO Moves – week ending November 7, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. Summer Infant, Inc. RetailMeNot, Inc.
McCormick & Company, Incorporated Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Rand Logistics, Inc.
First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.
Anytime Fitness, LLC Insulet Corporation Great Basin Scientific, Inc.
Employers Holdings, Inc. Pharmavite LLC Transgenomic, Inc.
N-Play Unitas Global BioRhythm
Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. Tenable Network Security®, Inc. Nextility
Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. Nuverra Environmental Solutions 3D Systems Corporation
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. First Citizens BancShares Sente, Inc.
JAMS Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. Dex Media, Inc.
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. The Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the appointment of Cary J. Claiborne as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment at Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Cary served as Chief Financial Officer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, Cary held senior positions at New Generation Biofuels, Osiris Therapeutics, Constellation Energy, Home Depot Corporation, MCI and General Electric.

Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) announced that William E. Mote, Jr. has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer effective November 10. Mote will replace Paul Francese, who will be leaving the Company after a transition period. Prior to joining Summer Infant, Mr. Mote was Chief Financial Officer for The Poarch Band of Creek Indians. From 2010 to 2012, he was Executive Vice President of Finance at JAKKS Pacific, Inc. Before that, he was Vice President and Corporate Controller at Easton-Bell Sports, from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mote spent five years working in various global finance positions with increasing responsibility at Hewlett-Packard Company beginning in 2000.

RetailMeNot, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALE) announced that Douglas C. Jeffries has decided to step down as Chief Financial Officer effective November 30, 2014 to return to his home on the west coast. Louis J. Agnese, the Company’s General Counsel and Secretary, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent replacement has been found. Mr. Agnese joined RetailMeNot as General Counsel in 2011 and previously worked as a corporate attorney at DLA Piper and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld.Mike-Smith

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) announced the appointment of Mike Smith to the role of Senior Vice President Finance – Capital Markets and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) North America. Mr. Smith joined McCormick in 1991 and has held multiple roles of increasing responsibility, including the Director of Corporate Accounting, Vice President of Finance for U.S. Industrial, Vice President of Finance and Administration for U.S. Consumer, Vice President Treasury & Investor Relations and most recently, CFO and Vice President Finance Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Prior to McCormick, Mr. Smith began his career in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) announced that Matthew T. Farrell has been promoted to the roles of Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer from his current CFO role.

Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLOG) announced that Chief Financial Officer Joseph McHugh has notified the Company of his intent to retire in calendar year 2015.

First Choice Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (OTC: FCHS) announced the appointment of Gary D. Pickett as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, replacing Donald A. Bittar who has chosen to formally retire. Bittar will continue to serve as a valued member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining First Choice, Pickett served as a senior financial executive at Bovie Medical Corporation; beginning first as Controller in March 2006 and elevating to Chief Financial Officer in October 2006. Previous to Bovie, he was Director of Financial Systems at Progress Energy Services (now Duke Energy) and Vice President and Controller of Progress Rail Services, a former subsidiary of Progress Energy acquired by Caterpillar, Inc. in 2006. Karman Chan

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants announced that Karman Chan has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). EPIC’s current CFO, Michael Gonthier, will transition to a new EPIC position as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Chan was CFO of the Large Groups Business Unit at Blue Shield of California. She also spent six year with Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. in a range of positions including Vice President of Corporate Planning and Analysis. Prior to Joining EPIC, Chan was most recently CFO and Turnaround Officer at Pacific Pulmonary Services in Novato, CA.

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) announced the appointment of Timothy J. Creech as Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He succeeds Adam C. Derbyshire, who resigned his position at the Company. Mr. Creech, who joined the Company in 2007, has most recently been serving as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services. Mr. Creech has over 30 years of accounting and financial experience, including approximately 10 years at KPMG LLP and over 20 years in positions of significant responsibility at publicly traded companies.Anytime Fitness LLC John Pindred

Anytime Fitness, LLC has appointed John Pindred as its new Chief Financial Officer.  Pindred will also serve as CFO for Waxing the City Worldwide, LLC. Pindred joins Anytime Fitness after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Family Christian, a national specialty retail chain.

Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD) announced the promotion of Allison Dorval to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Dorval, who had been serving as the Company’s Vice President, Controller since 2008, succeeds Brian Roberts, who has chosen to resign as Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining Insulet, Ms. Dorval served as Assistant Controller of iBasis, Inc. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Dorval served as Director, Corporate Finance of Digitas.

Great Basin Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: GBSN) announced that Jeffrey Rona has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, he has served as a financial consultant to Great Basin since 2012 in his role as the managing director of Rona Capital, LLC. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Rona was the Chief Business Officer of GlobeImmune. Prior to joining GlobeImmune, Mr. Rona was Vice President of Corporate Development for Corgentech, Inc., following the merger between Corgentech and AlgoRx Pharmaceuticals in 2005. Mr. Rona was in the investment banking department at UBS Warburg from 2000 to 2002. Prior to this, he was Director of Finance and Corporate Development at Antigenics Inc., now Agenus. Mr. Rona began his career in 1990 with Coopers and Lybrand and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Coopers & Lybrand Securities, where he held positions with increasing responsibility.

Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) announced the appointment of Terry Eleftheriou as its executive vice president, chief financial officer. Eleftheriou recently served as principal of Aeolus Capital Partners. Prior to Aeolus Capital, Eleftheriou served as executive vice president and group chief financial officer of Scottish Re Group Ltd. Prior to Scottish Re, Eleftheriou was a group finance executive with XL Group Ltd. Eleftheriou also served in senior positions with Sage Insurance Group and American General Corporation and spent 15 years with Ernst & Young LLP. Eleftheriou replaces William E. (Ric) Yocke, who in April of 2014, informed the Company of his decision to retire as of June 30, 2015.

Pharmavite LLC announced it has appointed Nitin Deshpande as chief financial officer. Previously Nitin spent two decades at Procter and Gamble (P&G), where he held several global leadership positions, including chief financial officer for several P&G regions including South Korea and Northeast Asia, and later became chief financial officer for P&G’s global hair colorants business. Most recently, Nitin was the senior vice president of finance at Elizabeth Arden, Inc.

Transgenomic, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBIO) announced that Mark Colonnese, the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Transgenomic, resigned from the Company effective October 30, 2014. Paul Kinnon, Transgenomic’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, Leon Richards, Transgenomic’s Corporate Controller, will take on additional responsibilities as Chief Accounting Officer for Transgenomic. Mr. Richards joined the financial group at Transgenomic in 2012. Previously, he served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at Baldwin Technology Company, Inc. Earlier in his career Mr. Richards was Director of Financial Reporting and Control at Ciba Specialty Chemicals (now BASF), and he also held positions of increasing responsibility in the financial group at Hercules, Inc. (now Ashland Chemical). Mr. Richards started his career in public accounting at KPMG.

N-Play has named John Marshall as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He will also assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Marshall’s business background includes previous executive roles at Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), Home123 Corporation, and EquiCredit Corp.

Unitas Global announced the addition of Rachel Williams to its senior executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Unitas Global, she was an outsourced CFO to several technology start-ups. Additionally, she spent several years as the CFO for a Native American Tribe with successful gaming operations. Ms. Williams also founded a SaaS-based technology company, Wigot.

BioRhythm has named Anthony Razzano as its new CEO, chairman of the board and chief financial officer. Razzano has been a member of BioRhythm’s board of directors and consultant to the company since September 2012. Prior to joining BioRhythm, Razzano served as Managing Principal of Razzano Consulting, LLC. Razzano is also a certified National Football League Contract Advisor.

Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCI) announced that Jeffrey Cammerrer, the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), will be leaving to take a position with a private equity owned firm in the health care industry. Cammerrer will step down as CFO effective November 21, 2014, but will continue to assist the company with various matters to support an orderly transition through the first quarter of 2015. Cammerrer started with the company in July 2008 as corporate controller and was promoted to CFO in October 2012. Effective November 22, 2014, Mark Eisenschenk, president and chief executive officer, will serve as the company’s acting CFO and principal accounting officer.Steve Vintz

Tenable Network Security®, Inc. has appointed Steve Vintz as chief financial officer. Vintz most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vocus Inc., from 2001 until its sale in June 2014. Previously, Vintz was vice president of strategic planning and analysis at Snyder Communications.

Nextility announced the hire of Joyce Ferris as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. Ferris joins Nextility from Blue Hill Partners, where she was the Founder and a Managing Partner. Ms. Ferris served as a member of Nextility’s board before joining the company as CFO.

Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. (Partnership) (NYSE: EEP) and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (EEM) (NYSE: EEQ) announced the resignation of Terrance L. McGill from the boards of directors of EEM and Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. (EECI), the general partner of the Partnership. John Whelen, executive vice president and chief financial officer for Enbridge Inc., was elected to replace Mr. McGill on the boards of directors of each of EEM and EECI. Terry will continue as an officer of the General Partner and EEM and will focus his time and energy on his role as President and Chief Commercial Officer, and Director, of Midcoast Energy Partners, L.P. Previously Enbridge’s Senior Vice President and Controller, Mr. Whelen has retained executive leadership for Enbridge’s financial reporting function, while assuming responsibility for Enbridge’s tax and treasury functions. Mr. Whelen has been part of the Enbridge team since 1992, when he assumed the Manager of Treasury role at Consumers Gas (now Enbridge Gas Distribution). Since that time, he has held a series of executive positions with increasing responsibility, including treasury, risk management, corporate planning and development and financial reporting. Mr. Whelen served as the chief financial officer, and then president, of Enbridge Income Fund.

Nuverra Environmental Solutions (NYSE: NES) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jay C. Parkinson is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. Parkinson will remain with the Company through March 31, 2015 to assist with an orderly transition. Christopher Chisholm, Nuverra’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed interim CFO.  Before joining Nuverra in 2011, Mr. Chisholm was EVP and CFO of Envirogen Technologies, Inc., and a predecessor company from 2008-2011. Prior to that position, he served as EVP and CFO of Veolia Water North America, LLC, and served in various executive management capacities for U.S. Filter.

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced that it has named plans to name Ted Hull as its Chief Financial Officer, effective November 11, 2014, succeeding Damon Gregoire, who will transition to the role of Executive Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. Hull joins 3D Systems in the interim as Executive Vice President, Finance before assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Ted served as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Fusion-io until its purchase by SanDisk Corporation. Before that, Hull spent six years at Cisco as its Vice President, Finance. Amongst his other roles, Hull served as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Maxtor and had a distinguished seventeen-year career at IBM.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that Thomas L. Tran resigned as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective November 14, 2014. The company appointed Andrew Asher as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective upon the resignation of Mr. Tran. Mr. Asher joined the Company in August 2014 as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Asher had served as Chief Finance Officer, Local & Regional Businesses of Aetna Inc., since May 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Asher served with Coventry Health Care, Inc., from May 1998 to May 2013, when it was acquired by Aetna, most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. Craig Nix

First Citizens BancShares announced that Craig L. Nix has been elected by the company’s board of directors to serve as chief financial officer of BancShares and its First Citizens Bank subsidiary. Nix replaces Glenn D. McCoy who retired as CFO. It was previously announced that McCoy would retire at a date following the Oct. 1 merger of First Citizens Bancorporation of South Carolina into BancShares and that Nix would become CFO. Nix previously served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bancorporation from 2001 until its merger into Bancshares. At the time of the merger, Nix became vice president of finance for BancShares and executive vice president of finance for First Citizens Bank of North Carolina. He will continue to serve as CFO of First Citizens Bank and Trust Company of South Carolina until it merges into First Citizens Bank of North Carolina, which is expected in early 2015. Nix joined First Citizens of South Carolina in 1999 as senior vice president and controller.

Sente, Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Brower to Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Michael served as Chief Financial and Operations Officer at LifeSaver. Prior to LifeSaver, he served as Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Gunar Optiks. Additionally, he served on the executive team at leading brands Spy Optic and Odyssey Golf.

JAMS announced the addition of Kevin McDonnell as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Nevada Gold & Casinos, Inc. (NYSE: UWN) announced that James J. Kohn has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company. James D. Meier, a seasoned financial and casino industry executive has joined the Company as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. Mr. Meier had been employed by Full House Resorts, Inc. since 2004, serving in executive positions most recently as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Financial Analysis and previously as Chief Financial Officer and initially as Controller.

Dex Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXM) announced the appointment of Paul Rouse, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. Rouse joined Dex Media from Apple and Eve, LLC, where he served as the chief financial officer. Before joining Apple and Eve, Rouse was the vice president of finance, corporate and business development, and treasurer of Yellowbook, Inc.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) has promoted Michael Zemetra to Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Zemetra served as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Global Eagle Entertainment (“GEE”) since June of 2013. Prior to joining GEE, Mr. Zemetra worked at Demand Media, Inc. (“Demand”). While at Demand, Mr. Zemetra was instrumental in taking Demand public in 2011 and served in various financial roles, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. From 2000 to early 2008, Mr. Zemetra held financial roles for a variety of media, mobile and biotechnology start-up companies such as Helio, Inc, Clearant, Inc., JAMDAT Mobile, Inc., and eCompanies, LLC. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Zemetra worked for PricewatershouseCoopers, LLC.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum announced the appointment of Michelle Martinez as its newest Chief Financial Officer.

CFO Moves – week ending October 31, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Hill-Rom LoJack Corporation FORMA Therapeutics The Freeman Company HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated COTA, Inc. SL Green Realty Corp. Fred's Inc. Intevac, Inc. Clean Energy … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending October 24, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. Avery Dennison Corporation NewMarket Corporation Invoca NinthDecimal RRD International SunCoke Energy, Inc. TrialScope Western World Insurance Group Value … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending October 17, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Marsh B&G Foods, Inc. XL Group plc Percona Incyte Corporation Kosmos Energy Ltd. Apache Corporation Moon River Studios, Inc. Corporate Office Properties Trust Associated Materials, … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending October 10, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Yext J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Post Holdings, Inc. Avvo, Inc. Theravance, Inc. Behringer Harvard Opportunity REIT I, Inc. WealthEngine Mondelez International Ultrasolar … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending October 3, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Autodesk, Inc. GLG EMC Corporation VF Corporation CEC Entertainment, Inc. Mercer Munich Re NewLink Genetics Corporation Charles River Associates Graphic Packaging Holding Company Press … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending September 26, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Revlon Johnson Controls FinancialForce.com Omnicom Group Inc. State Compensation Insurance Fund Ventas, Inc. Willis Group Argan, Inc. LENSAR Inc. Airgain, Inc. Overture SUNZ Insurance … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending September 19, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Microsoft Corp. RadioShack Corporation Proformative AMD Arizona Coyotes Recyclebank Kadant Inc. OvaScience NOXXON Pharma Rowan Companies plc SRA International, Inc. RMG Networks Holding … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending September 12, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Coach, Inc. Baker Hughes Incorporated Avon Products, Inc. hhgregg Inc. The Dow Chemical Company Hanger, Inc. Summit Hotel Properties Recommind Cardinal Health Saia Inc. First … [Continue reading]