CFO Moves – week ending September 12, 2014

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 Advantage International Paper Company
diaDexus, Inc. Bankwell Financial Group XZERES Corp.
VigiLanz MemberSuite, Inc. QNB Bank
HMS Holdings Corp. U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. Wunderman New York
SCAN Health Plan Creative Associates International Itron, Inc.
NTN Buzztime, Inc. NBTY, Inc. MOCON, Inc.
Acucela Inc. Glovista Investments LLC Cyprium Partners
Riverbed Technology PRGX Global, Inc. KCG Holdings, Inc.
Rocket Fuel Inc.

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Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) announced the appointment of Gebhard Rainer, as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective September 29, 2014. Mr. Rainer joins Coach from Hyatt Hotels Corporation, where he most recently held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Rainer served as Managing Director for Hyatt International Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) LLC from January 2007 to August 2012. Mr. Rainer is filling a position that has been vacant since September 2013.

Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE: BHI) announced that Kimberly A. Ross, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective October 22, 2014. Ross currently serves as Executive Vice President and CFO of Avon Products, Inc. She served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Royal Ahold N.V. from 2007 to 2011 and held various other finance positions at Royal Ahold from 2001 to 2007. Peter Ragauss will continue with the Company serving as Senior Vice President and CFO until Kimberly assumes those responsibilities on October 22, 2014.

Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE: AVP) announced that Kimberly Ross, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned effective October 2, 2014. Ms. Ross joined Avon in 2011. Robert Loughran, Vice President and Corporate Controller, will be appointed Avon’s acting Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Loughran has been with Avon for 10 years, serving as Vice President and Controller since 2012. He joined the company as Assistant Controller in 2004. Prior to Avon, Mr. Loughran spent 15 years in various financial reporting and accounting positions at public companies, and in public accounting roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

hhgregg Inc. (NYSE: HGG) announced the hiring of Robert J. Riesbeck as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Riesbeck served as Operations Executive/Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners. Before joining Sun Capital, Mr. Riesbeck was CFO of Marsh Supermarkets, a Sun Capital portfolio company. Prior to this, Mr. Riesbeck was CFO of American Golf Corporation and also previously held business-unit CFO roles at Nike, Inc. Mr. Riesbeck began his career with Grant Thornton LLP.

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced that Chief Financial Officer William H. (Bill) Weideman has elected to retire from the Company, following 38 years of service with Dow. The Board of Directors has elected Howard I. Ungerleider to succeed him as chief financial officer, and his appointment will become effective October 1, 2014. Ungerleider joined Dow in 1990. In 2006, he was appointed North American commercial vice president for Dow’s Basic Plastics business portfolio. From 2008 to 2011, Ungerleider served as vice president of Investor Relations. He was named president for Dow’s Performance Plastics Division in 2011, and in 2012 was named executive vice president of Dow’s Advanced Materials Division, and joined Dow’s senior-most executive team. Thomas Kiraly

Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced that Thomas Kiraly, former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Sheridan Healthcare, will join Hanger as Executive Vice President on Oct. 1 and will become Chief Financial Officer during the fourth quarter 2014.  Mr. Kiraly will work closely with incumbent CFO George McHenry until Mr. Kiraly assumes the role of CFO later this year.  As previously announced, Mr. McHenry will retire on Dec. 31, 2014. Prior to Hanger, Mr. Kiraly served as the EVP, CFO, and Treasurer of Sheridan Healthcare, Inc. From 1999 to 2011, as EVP, CFO, and Treasurer of Concentra, Inc. From 1988 to 1999, he was EVP and CFO of BRC Holdings, Inc.

Summit Hotel Properties (NYSE: INN) announced that Greg A. Dowell has been appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Dowell will succeed Paul Ruiz, who has served as interim Chief Financial Officer since May of 2014. Mr. Ruiz will continue to serve in his present position as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Most recently, Dowell held the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC). Prior to joining ACC in 2001, Dowell spent ten years in progressive capacities with Century Development where he began as an accountant and ultimately served as Senior Vice President of Management Services over the student housing portfolio.

Recommind announced that it has appointed Bernard Huger to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Huger was previously Chief Financial Officer of MuleSoft. He previously served as Vice President of Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan. Prior to his tenure at J.P. Morgan, he served as a Vice President at Stifel Nicolaus.Mike Kaufmann

Cardinal Health announced that Michael C. Kaufmann has been named chief financial officer of the company effective Nov. 11, 2014. This follows the previously announced planned retirement of current Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey W. Henderson.  Kaufmann has served in the role of chief executive officer of Cardinal Health’s Pharmaceutical segment since 2009.  He joined Cardinal Health in 1990 and held a number of senior operational, sales and finance positions. Kaufmann is a member of the executive committee of the boards of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, and a trustee at Ohio Northern University.

Saia Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced that Fritz Holzgrefe has been named the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Holzgrefe most recently served as the vice president of business development for a Georgia subsidiary of one of the world’s leading agricultural processors. Prior to that, he served as the same company’s vice president and CFO. Jim Darby, Saia’s CFO of 14 years, will remain with the company through Sept. 30 to facilitate the transition.

First Advantage, a Symphony Technology Group (STG) company, announced that Michael S. Duffey has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, Duffey spent 10 years as CFO at market information firm Symphony IRI, another STG business. Duffey has also held executive finance positions at a broad range companies, including Covansys Corporation, APW and M.A. Hanna Company.

International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) announced the election of Ray G. Young to its board of directors effective October 1, 2014. Mr. Young has been the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) since 2010. Prior to joining ADM, Young served as vice president of international operations in China at General Motors Company (GM), as well as executive vice president and chief financial officer of GM.

diaDexus, Inc. (OTC: DDXS) announced that Jean Viret, Ph.D., chief financial officer, will be leaving the company effective September 19, 2014 to pursue an opportunity outside of the company.

Bankwell Financial Group, the holding company for Bankwell Bank, announced that Michael Brandt joined the Company’s Board. Mr. Brandt is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Prudential Retirement, a division of Prudential Financial. Mr. Brandt was previously Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at GE Capital Commercial Finance and Region Head and Chief Operating Officer, Americas at Babcock & Brown.

XZERES Corp. (OTC: XPWR) has appointed R. Michael Williams as chief financial officer, succeeding Steven Shum who has been appointed chief operating officer and who will remain a company director. Williams previously served as CFO of Dr. Bott. Prior to Dr. Bott, he was vice president of finance at Sonetics Corporation. He has also served as CFO of Silver Eagle Manufacturing Co. Before Silver Eagle, Williams was vice president of finance at HemCon Medical Technologies. Earlier in his career, he held controller positions at FEI Company, TRM Corporation, Williams Controls Industries, Gerber Legendary Blades Division of Fiskars, and Del Monte Foods.

VigiLanz announced the appointment of Patrick Spangler as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining VigiLanz, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Healthland, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Healthland, he served as SVP and CFO for Epocrates, a public company purchased by athenahealth. He also served as SVP and CFO of ev3, Inc., a public company purchased by Covidien. Prior to ev3 he served in various capacities at Medtronic Inc. Mr. Spangler also serves on the Board of Directors of Urologix Inc. (NASDAQ: ULGX).

MemberSuite, Inc. announced it has brought on John Hutchinson as Chief Financial Officer. Previously he was CFO of CCH Small Firm Services.

QNB Bank has named Janice McCracken as Chief Financial Officer.  McCracken previously served as CFO for Noah Bank and National Penn Bank.

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) announced that Jeffrey S. Sherman will serve as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Jeff Sherman joins HMS from AccentCare, where he served as EVP/CFO. Sherman previously was EVP/CFO of publicly traded LifePoint Hospitals Inc. His healthcare experience also includes senior finance positions at Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTS) announced the resignation of David G. Robson as its Chief Financial Officer. Michael Yoshida, the Company’s current Controller, will assume the responsibilities as Principal Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Yoshida has served as the Controller of the Company since 2009. From August 2005 until August 2009, Mr. Yoshida served as the Vice President Finance and Controller for Hot Topic, Inc. and as the Senior Director of Finance and Controller for Bristol Farms from December 1998 until August 2005. Mr. Yoshida served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President Finance at Farmers Market from May 1995 to December 1998.  From 1984 to 1995, Mr. Yoshida held various accounting and finance positions with Ralphs Grocery Company and Irvine Ranch Farmers Market.

Wunderman New York named Dan Wadleigh aboard as chief financial officer. Dan Wadleigh brings over 15 years of sound financial and operational strategies within the marketing services industry to Wunderman.  Wadleigh joins Wunderman from Landor where he served as chief financial officer.

SCAN Health Plan announced the appointment of Vinod Mohan as the company’s new chief financial officer. Most recently Mohan served as regional chief financial officer/Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans for UnitedHealth Group Inc./United Healthcare. Immediately prior, Mohan served as chief financial officer for Sutter Health Plus and before that chief financial officer/vice president, consumer business for WellPoint.

Creative Associates International announced that Oswaldo Holguin will join as Chief Financial Officer. Holguin served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Management Systems International and was Finance and Administration Director at Chemonics International, where he also held other key financial posts.

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced that W. Mark Schmitz has been appointed executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Schmitz most recently served as the CFO of Alghanim Industries. He previously served as CFO at several other global corporations, including The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Tyco International Limited’s Worldwide Fire and Security Segment and Plug Power Inc. In addition, he held a number of financial leadership roles at General Motors over 25 years. Schmitz succeeds Steven Helmbrechtas Itron’s CFO. Helmbrecht will remain with Itron through December 31, 2014 to facilitate a smooth transition.

NTN Buzztime, Inc. (NYSE: NTN) announced that Kendra Berger has resigned as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and will continue to provide transition and support services through December 31, 2014.  Sandra Gurrola, the Company’s current Controller, will be promoted to Vice President of Finance and serve as the principal accounting officer for financial reporting purposes.  Ms. Gurrola joined the Company in November of 2009 as the Director of Accounting and has continued to escalate in her role and responsibilities since that time.

NBTY, Inc., and its parent company, Alphabet Holding Company, Inc., announced the appointment of Dipak Golechha as their Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Golechha comes to NBTY and Alphabet Holding from Chobani, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Golechha spent nearly two decades at Procter & Gamble, where he was Chief Financial Officer of Global Feminine Health & Hygiene and Chief Financial Officer of Global Snacks.

MOCON, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOCO) announced that Darrell Lee will retire as vice president, treasurer and CFO at the beginning of October 2014, after nearly ten years with the company. Elissa Lindsoe, former CFO of Galil Medical Ltd., has been appointed vice president, treasurer and CFO effective October 6, 2014. Prior to her tenure at Galil, she served as CFO for two publicly traded companies: Urologix, Inc. and Indentix Incorporated.

Acucela Inc. announced that its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), David Lowrance, will be leaving the Company for family reasons. Brian O’Callaghan, who currently sits on Acucela’s Board of Directors, and has been appointed to become the company’s new President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), will also assume the role of Interim CFO. Brian O’Callaghan has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since September 2013. He was most recently Chairman and CEO of Sonrgy Inc. Previous to Sonrgy, Mr. O’Callaghan served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sangart Inc. and as a member of Sangart’s Board of Directors. Mr. O’Callaghan has also held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as General Manager of two global divisions of Covance Inc.,

Glovista Investments LLC announced the appointments of Christy Espinal as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Glovista, Christy was the Controller and FINOP for MYD Market Inc. Prior to that, Christy was Assistant Controller for Proxima Alfa Investments (USA) LLC. Prior to Proxima, Christy was Senior Internal Auditor for Sony Corporation of America and previously part of the Assurance and Advisory practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Ted Laufik

Cyprium Partners announced the hiring of Ted Laufik as its new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Laufik will replace Dennis Wagner, who plans to retire on October 31st. Ted is a senior finance professional with more than 25 years of finance, strategy, investor relations and compliance experience, including with one of the country’s leading private equity and venture capital firms.

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD) announced the appointment of Steffan Tomlinson to its board of directors. Mr. Tomlinson currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Palo Alto Networks. Mr. Tomlinson has held the chief financial officer position at a number of technology companies, including Aruba Networks from 2005 to 2011.

PRGX Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRGX) announced that Robert B. Lee, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Treasurer, will retire from the Company on December 31, 2014. In connection with Mr. Lee’s pending retirement, Peter Limeri has been named Senior Vice President – Finance, effective September 11, 2014. The Board of Directors of the Company intends to appoint Mr. Limeri as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer later this year. Peter Limeri has over 25 years of financial experience, including his previous service with PRGX as Chief Financial Officer from February 2006 until May 2009. Mr. Limeri’s previous experience also includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of LCG, LLC, and service as President and Chief Financial Officer of Physiotherapy Associates.

KCG Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: KCG) announced the departure of Steve Bisgay, Chief Financial Officer.  Sean Galvin, Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as KCG’s Interim CFO. Mr. Galvin led the accounting team at Knight Capital before taking the lead accounting role at KCG.

Rocket Fuel Inc. (NASDAQ: FUEL) announced that J. Peter Bardwick, Chief Financial Officer, has given notice of his intention to resign as CFO to pursue other opportunities closer to his home and family. Mr. Bardwick will continue to serve as CFO until the end of the Company’s third fiscal quarter of 2014 and will continue with Rocket Fuel in a consulting capacity thereafter. Beginning on October 1, 2014, Ms. Bela Pandya, the Company’s Vice President of Finance, will serve as interim CFO.

CFO Moves – week ending September 5, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Amazon.com, Inc. The Hershey Company DigitalGlobe
Novotus Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. Intevac, Inc.
EXIGER Command Center, Inc. Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Millennial Media Epizyme, Inc. Cloud Peak Energy Inc.
LGS Innovations WageWorks, Inc. Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Novatel Wireless, Inc. First Mountain Bank Pendrell Corporation
Big Fish Washington Real Estate Investment Trust BuyAutoParts.com
RuiYi, Inc. TSS, Inc. StationDigital Corporation
OGE Energy Corp. WPCS International Incorporated Plug Power Inc.

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Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced that Thomas J. Szkutak, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire from the company in June 2015. Mr. Szkutak has been Amazon’s CFO since joining the company in October 2002. Brian T. Olsavsky, Vice President of Finance for the company’s global consumer business, will succeed Mr. Szkutak as CFO. Mr. Olsavsky joined Amazon in April 2002 as Vice President of Finance. He has held numerous financial leadership roles across Amazon with global responsibility. Prior to joining Amazon, he was employed by Fisher Scientific International for 7 years in a variety of financial and business management roles.

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced that David W. Tacka, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire from the company at the end of the year.

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) announced that Fred Graffam will become Interim Chief Financial Officer for the company, effective Sept. 3, 2014. He assumes responsibility for financial operations as the company continues its search for a successor to departing CFO, Yancey L. Spruill. Spruill’s departure was announced previously on May 1, 2014. Graffam has served as the company’s Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis since July 2013. Prior to joining DigitalGlobe, Graffam served as Senior VP of Finance – North America and Asia Pacific for Level 3 Communications from 2012 to July 2013. Before serving at Level 3, Graffam spent 17 years with Comcast Corporation, serving as Senior VP of Comcast’s Beltway Region from 2008 to 2011 and as Senior VP-Finance, West Division from 2002 to 2008. He began his career in public accounting with Deloitte.Penny Lozano

Novotus announced that Penny Lozano joined Novotus as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Novotus, Lozano served as a consultant (CPA) in addition to serving as the CFO or Controller at various organizations including Planet Hollywood, Jupiter USA and Earthmark Companies.

Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. announced that Elizabeth A. Pagliarini has been appointed Chief Financial Officer effective September 1, 2014. Ms. Pagliarini joined Summit in June 2014 as its Controller. Since 2008, Ms. Pagliarini has served as a principal at The Elizabeth Group. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Pagliarini served as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer of an investment bank. Prior to that, she founded a boutique investment bank and registered broker-dealer, and served as chief executive officer and chairwoman of a Nasdaq-listed investment brokerage subsidiary. Ms. Pagliarini replaces the interim chief financial officer, Dominic J. Petrucci, who has returned his focus to his commercial real estate investment and consulting company.

Intevac, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAC) announced that Jeffrey S. Andreson, chief financial officer (CFO), has advised the company of his resignation, effective September 19, 2014, in order to become the CFO of a publicly-traded company in the semiconductor capital equipment industry. Charles B. Eddy, who served as the company’s CFO from its founding in 1991 until his retirement in 2007, will be interim CFO while the company conducts its search for a permanent successor.

EXIGER announced the appointment of Ronald A. Collins as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Collins joins EXIGER from Update, Inc., a leading provider of outsourced discovery, legal staffing and litigation support, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Update, Mr. Collins was a managing partner at Augusta Columbia Capital. Mr. Collins has also held senior leadership roles at Altegrity, where he served most recently as treasurer and, prior to that, as its head of mergers & acquisitions. Prior to Altegrity, he was on the investment teams of numerous private equity firms including: Providence Equity Partners, Spectrum Equity Investors and CVC Capital Partners; and was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers.

Command Center, Inc. (OTC: CCNI) has appointed company director Jeff Wilson as chief financial officer. He previously served as CFO of Acumatica, and Microvison. Prior to Microvision, he held senior finance and accounting positions with Siemens Medical Systems, and earlier in his career Wilson served as a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. With the appointment of Wilson, Ralph Peterson, who has served as principal accounting officer on an interim basis since August of 2013, has retired from the company.

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD) announced the appointment of Thomas Graney as chief financial officer (CFO) and senior vice president of finance and corporate strategy. Michael Higgins, who was CFO and chief operating officer (COO) of Ironwood, has decided to leave the company but plans to remain as COO through December 2014 to ensure a smooth transition. Prior to joining Ironwood, Mr. Graney spent 20 years working with J&J and its affiliates, most recently serving for four years as worldwide vice president of finance and CFO of Ethicon.

Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) announced the appointment of Andrew Jeanneret as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeanneret has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Accounting and Chief Accounting Officer since 2011. Prior to joining Millennial Media, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Dialysis Corporation of America. Jeanneret has also held senior level finance and accounting roles at Guilford Pharmaceuticals and Life Technologies. He began his career with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.

Epizyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPZM) announced that Jason Rhodes, President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the company, effective September 30, 2014. Mr. Rhodes, who has served on Epizyme’s leadership team since 2010, will be joining a venture capital firm.

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) announced that its current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Barrett, is planning to relocate his family back to Australia and is expected to resign from Cloud Peak Energy by the end of the first quarter of 2015. Barrett has served as Cloud Peak Energy’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2008. The company also announced that it expects to promote Heath Hill, currently Cloud Peak Energy’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following Barrett’s departure. Hill has served as the company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since September 2010. Previously, he served in various capacities with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from September 1998 to September 2010.

LGS Innovations announced the appointment of John Fitzgerald as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Fitzgerald recently served eight years as the Chief Accounting Officer for ManTech International Corporation. Prior to joining LGS, Mr. Fitzgerald provided finance and accounting services to several companies owned by private equity firms. Other positions previously held include Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of DynCorp and Vice President and Controller at Litton/PRC Inc.

WageWorks, Inc. (NYSE: WAGE) announced that Colm Callan has been appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Callan most recently served as CFO of the Product and Technology division of PayPal, an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) company. Prior to his position at PayPal, Mr. Callan was a Senior Director of Corporate Development at eBay Inc. He also brings almost a decade of technology investment banking experience from his roles at Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch.

Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Lee Kalowski as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Tokai, Mr. Kalowski served as vice president, global biotechnology equity research at Credit Suisse. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked in mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, and in global pharmaceutical equity research at Sanford C. Bernstein and Prudential Equity Group.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL) announced that the Company has appointed Michael Newman as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Newman served in senior executive level positions at Websense, Inc. over an eleven-year span from 2002 to 2013. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer, and from 2002-2011 he served in a variety of capacities, including General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to his time with Websense, Mr. Newman handled securities and corporate development matters in the legal department for Gateway, Inc. Tom Allen, who has served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since June 2014, will continue to provide consulting services to the Company, including transition assistance to Mr. Newman in his new role as CFO.

First Mountain Bank (OTC: FMBP) announced that Dennis R. Saunders, President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will be retiring as of December 31, 2014.

Pendrell Corporation (NASDAQ: PCO) announced that Steve Ednie has been appointed vice president and chief financial officer. He spent a decade at Clearwire Corporation, where he most recently served as chief accounting officer.  Previously, he was director of tax for Expedia and chief tax officer for XO Communications.  Big Fish CFO Bob Chamberlain

Big Fish announced that it has appointed Robert J. Chamberlain as chief financial officer. For the last two decades, Chamberlain has been a senior financial executive for rapidly growing technology companies.  He was CFO of PopCap Games as well as at F5 Networks. Additionally, Chamberlain has held senior financial positions at Audience Science, Watchguard Technologies, Onyx Software and Getty Images.  Chamberlain began his career at KPMG.

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) announced that Bill Camp, the Company’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will step down as CFO to pursue other opportunities.

BuyAutoParts.com announced that Chris Struempler has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining BuyAutoParts.com, Chris was Senior Finance Director for JC Penny’s Digital Commerce.  Before JC Penney, Struempler worked for Amazon.com for 6 years in Financial Leadership roles within Merchant Services, Worldwide Operations, and as VP & Treasurer for Amazon Capital Services.  Prior to Amazon, Struempler worked at Procter & Gamble for 9 years where he held various financial leadership positions.

RuiYi, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark Saad as chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Saad was most recently CFO at Cytori Therapeutics for the past ten years. Prior to Cytori, Mr. Saad served as executive director in the Investment Banking Department at UBS, where he was both a calling officer and chief operating officer of the market leading Global Healthcare Group.

TSS, Inc. (OTC: TSSI) announced that it has appointed John K. Penver as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Penver has been acting as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of TSS since July 2, 2014. Mr. Penver was the Chief Financial Officer of Fallbrook Technologies, Inc, from November 2012 until February 2014. From February 2005 until October 2012, Mr. Penver was the Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Active Power, Inc. Mr. Penver has also held a number of senior financial leadership positions, including with Silicon Gaming, Inc., Factory Logic, Inc. and Deloitte & Touche LLP in the United States and Australia.

StationDigital Corporation (OTC: SDIG) announced the appointment of Steve Marr to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining StationDigital Corporation, Mr. Marr was the business unit director and CFO engagement director for Stone Carlie. He also was the corporate controller for a global automobile components manufacturer, and finance director of a $750M printing and electronic media company.OGE Energy Corp Steve Merrill 2014

OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE) announced that the promotion of Sean Trauschke to President. Trauschke is currently the President of the subsidiary Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company as well as Chief Financial Officer of OGE Energy. In addition Steve Merrill has been named Chief Financial Officer of both entities. Merrill has previously served in various senior roles at OGE Energy as well as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Enogex, one of the predecessor companies to Enable Midstream Partners, LLC. Trauschke joined OGE Energy Corp. in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. He was named president of OG&E, the utility, in 2013. Merrill joined Enogex, a gas transportation company formerly a subsidiary of OGE Energy, in 2007. He transferred to OG&E as Vice President of Human Resources in 2009 and then returned to Enogex as CFO in 2012.

WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS) announced the appointment of David Horin as its new Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Horin is currently a Managing Partner of Chord Advisors, LLC. From 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Horin was the Chief Financial Officer of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Horin was the Managing Director of Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting at Jefferies Group, Inc. Prior to his employment at Jefferies Group, Inc., from 2000 to 2003, Mr. Horin was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York.

Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG) announced that Chris Hutter has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective November 6, 2014. Mr. Hutter will take over responsibilities for Dave Waldek who has served at Plug Power as interim CFO since April of 2013. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and CFO of PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR). Prior to PowerSecure International, Mr. Hutter served as National Vice President of Finance, Treasurer, Investor Relations and Assistant Secretary at ADVO, Inc.

CFO Moves – week ending August 29, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Bacardi Limited HeartFlow, Inc. WiTricity ArborGen Atigeo Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC Centaur Guernsey L.P. Inc. MRV Communications … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending August 22, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Dropbox DISH Network VMware, Inc. DreamWorks Animation YapStone Omni Bio Pharmaceutical, Inc. AXT, Inc. Highwoods Properties, Inc. Vector Capital Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending August 15, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Zoetis Inc. Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Newell Rubbermaid Dollar General Corporation Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores LRES Cohu, Inc. Nuverra Environmental Solutions Energizer Holdings, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending August 8, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Tesla Motors Inc. SolarCity Corporation The Madison Square Garden Company Owens Corning Walgreens USA Truck, Inc. Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc Accretive Health, Inc. Michael Baker … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending August 1, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Silicon Image, Inc. HCA Christopher & Banks Corporation Cynosure, Inc. Physiotherapy Associates Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc. Zags Univita Health Kaufman Lynn Construction … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending July 25, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Rite Aid Corporation Roundy’s, Inc. Music In Schools Today NJOY xMatters, inc. Extended Stay America, Inc. TVGN eASIC Corporation Ascena Retail Group, Inc. Athene Holding Ltd. Invacare … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending July 18, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: The Western Union Company The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dick clark productions The Gymboree Corporation Corning Incorporated LTCG LNB Bancorp, Inc. Alfresco Software Occidental … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending July 11, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Baxter International Inc. Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C. Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. Healthx PAR Technology Corporation Compass Minerals Leucadia … [Continue reading]