CFO Moves – week ending November 21, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

The Dow Chemical Company The Wet Seal, Inc. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.,
Wyndham Worldwide Gannett Co., Inc. A. H. Belo Corporation
Shire plc Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. Essia Health
Wood Group Compass Minerals Central Maine & Quebec Railway
National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) Cengage Learning Trinity Pharma
GigOptix, Inc. Pluribus Networks Antares Pharma, Inc.
The AES Corporation MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited
COR Medical Technologies Anterios, Inc. The California Integrated Data Exchange
Seres Health, Inc. First Republic Bank Retrophin, Inc.
Healthland Undertone Kalibrate
Videology Micron Technology, Inc. First Financial Bancorp
Darden Restaurants, Inc. The Children’s Place, Inc. Quest Solution, Inc.
Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced the addition of Mark Loughridge, former Chief Financial Officer of IBM, to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015. Mark Loughridge was named IBM’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2004. He was given the additional responsibility for Enterprise Transformation in July 2010 to lead IBM’s ongoing integration and transformation as well as continue in his role as CFO. Loughridge retired from this position in December 2013 after 36 years with IBM. He joined the company in 1977, where he started as a development engineer in the Office Products Division in Lexington, KY. Loughridge serves on the Board of Directors of The Vanguard Group. He is also a member of the Council on Chicago Booth.

The Wet Seal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WTSL) announced that Thomas R. Hillebrandt will assume the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2014, concurrent with the previously announced resignation of Steven H. Benrubi, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hillebrandt has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Wet Seal since September 2013. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance/IT for The Territory Ahead, a multi-channel apparel retailer. Mr. Hillebrandt also previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Deckers Outdoor Corporation, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of K2 Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Fotoball USA, Inc. In addition, he served as Chief Financial Officer for several privately held internet and technology firms.

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced that Frances G. Rathke will be leaving the Company in 2015 after 11 years of service. To facilitate a successful transition, Ms. Rathke will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer until a replacement is appointed, at which time, Ms. Rathke will serve in the new role of Strategic Advisor to the CEO. She will stay in this latter role no later than September 26, 2015.Gail Mandel

Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) has promoted Gail Mandel to President and CEO of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals. Mandel had previously been serving as both Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Wyndham Exchange and Rentals since March. Mandel has held a variety of financial and business leadership roles in the hospitality divisions of HFS Incorporated, Cendant Corporation, and Wyndham Worldwide.

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) announced that Alison (Ali) Engel, formerly senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of A. H. Belo Corporation, has been named vice president of finance. Engel served A. H. Belo since its spin-off in 2008 from Belo Corp. Engel joined Belo Corp. in 2003 as director/Accounting operations. She served as corporate controller from February 2005 to December 2005 and as vice president/Corporate Controller from January 2006 to July 2008. Engel has more than 19 years of financial management experience at diversified multi-unit business organizations and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

A. H. Belo Corporation (NYSE: AHC) announced that Alison K. Engel (Ali), senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will depart at the end of 2014 to pursue another senior level financial role in the media industry.

Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) mentioned that as previously announced, James Bowling, Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will be leaving Shire. James’ departure date will now be February 28, 2015.  Jeff Poulton, Head of Investor Relations, will assume the role of interim CFO effective January 1, 2015. Jeff Poulton joined Shire in 2003 and has held leadership positions in finance supporting the neuroscience, gastrointestinal and rare disease business units. Prior to joining Shire, Jeff spent time at Cinergy Corp. and PPG Industries in a variety of corporate finance and business development roles.

Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: WAIR) announced that Gregory A. Hann, executive vice president and chief financial officer, has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire, effective March 31, 2015. To ensure an orderly transition, Mr. Hann will continue to serve as Wesco Aircraft’s chief financial officer until a replacement can be found, and will remain an employee of the company until March 31, 2015. Thereafter, Mr. Hann will serve as a consultant to the company for one year.

Essia Health announced that Anita Pramoda, CEO of TangramCare and former chief financial officer of Epic Systems Corporation, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, and William Moore has joined as chief financial officer. Pramoda currently serves as co-founder and CEO of TangramCare. She was recently chief financial officer at Epic Systems Corporation. She serves as an executive advisor at Technology Crossover Ventures, and is on the boards at Allscripts and Dignity Health Foundation. Prior to joining Essia Health, Moore served as the chief financial officer of 4medica. He has held a number of senior leadership finance roles, including interim chief financial officer and vice president of finance for Mood Media. He served as vice president of finance at Platinum Equity.WOOD GROUP PSN DAVID KEMP

Wood Group announced that Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015, at which time he will have held senior financial roles with Wood Group for over 19 years. Alan has been CFO and a member of the board since 2000. David Kemp, CFO of Wood Group PSN will succeed Alan and will join the board as an executive director following the 2015 annual general meeting. To ensure effective management of this change, David will assume the role of deputy CFO from 1 January 2015. David Kemp joined Wood Group as CFO of Wood Group PSN in 2013.  Prior to joining Wood Group, David filled executive roles at Trap Oil Group, Technip, Simmons and Company International and Hess Corporation working across Finance, M&A and Operations.

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) announced that Matthew J. Foulston will join the company as chief financial officer effective Dec. 2, 2014. Foulston comes to Compass Minerals from Navistar International in Chicago where he was the senior vice president of operations and corporate finance. Previously, he was the vice president and chief financial officer at Navistar Truck. He also served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Mazda North America and held several leadership positions at Ford Motor Company in Germany, the U.K. and the U.S. In July of this year, Compass Minerals announced that current CFO Rodney Underdown, would be leaving the company by the end of 2014 and would assist with the transition to a new CFO.

Central Maine & Quebec Railway has appointed Harold Tynes as chief financial officer. He succeeds Sachi Mishra. Mr. Tynes has more than 30 years of management and financial leadership experience with a range of firms including the Blackstone Group, the Riverside Company, AEA Investors and Fortress Investments. He was vice president and controller and later VP financial services and treasurer at RailAmerica from 2007 through 2011 and president of RailAmerica’s Atlas Railroad Construction affiliate from 2011 to 2013. He also served as corporate controller at Great Lakes Transportation from 2002-2004. Most recently, Mr. Tynes was chief financial officer at Swanson Industries, Inc., Morgantown, West Virginia.

National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) announced that Jessica F. Mulholland, chief financial officer and controller for eXude, Inc. has been appointed to the Board of Directors for a three-year term.

Cengage Learning announced that John Leahy has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. John most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Care.com. Previously, John served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of iRobot, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Keane, Inc. He spent the first part of his career with PepsiCo in a variety of domestic and international management assignments over 17-years, including Vice President, Global Strategic Planning and M&A. Dennis Morgan

Trinity Pharma announced the appointment of Dennis Morgan as the company’s chief financial officer. Morgan previously served as the CFO of Acquia. Prior to Acquia, Morgan was the CFO at Buddy Media. Before beginning his tenure as a CFO, Morgan was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Yahoo!.

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE: GIG) announced the appointment of Darren Ma as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ma, who joined GigOptix from the position of Controller of the Power Management and High Reliability and Systems Innovation business units with Semtech Corporation, replaces Curt Sacks who has separated from the company to pursue other interests. Prior to Semtech, Mr. Ma served in numerous finance roles at Intel, where he began his career, and senior finance and financial planning and

Pluribus Networks announced the appointment of George de Urioste as chief financial officer. De Urioste comes to Pluribus with more than 30 years of experience as CFO, COO, board director and advisor with companies such as Marvell, Ricoh, Remedy, Bridgelux, Vendavo and Arrayent.

Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) announced the appointment of James E. Fickenscher to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Fickenscher served as Chief Financial Officer of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2005 until August 2014. From January 2000 until April 2004, Mr. Fickenscher served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Aventis Behring L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Aventis, predecessor to Sanofi S.A. Mr. Fickenscher joined Aventis Behring L.L.C. in 1995 as Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning and, from that time until 2000, also held the positions of General Manager, Japan and Vice President & General Manager, Hemophilia Business Unit. Prior to Aventis Behring L.L.C., Mr. Fickenscher worked at Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, predecessor to Sanofi S.A., in its Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Paris, France offices and at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) announced that Bernerd Da Santos, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Global Finance Operations, will serve as Acting Chief Operating Officer effective December 1, 2014. Since joining AES in 2000, Mr. Da Santos has held several positions, including Managing Director of Finance for Latin America, Chief Financial Officer of Latin America and Africa and Chief Financial Officer of Global Utilities.

MSC Industrial Direct Co., Inc. (NYSE: MSM) announced that Jeff Kaczka, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire from the Company. Mr. Kaczka will continue in his current role until such time as a new Chief Financial Officer has been appointed.

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (OTC: GSKNF) announced that John C. Wobensmith, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as President effective December 19, 2014. Mr. Wobensmith has over twenty years of experience in the shipping industry and has served as Genco’s Chief Financial Officer since April 2005. Since 2010, he held the roles of President, Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Baltic Trading Limited, a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to joining Genco, he was Senior Vice President with American Marine Advisors, Inc. Mr. Wobensmith worked in the international maritime lending group of The First National Bank of Maryland from 1993 through 2000, serving as a Vice President from 1998. The Company also announced today that Apostolos Zafolias has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer effective the same date as Mr. Wobensmith’s appointment as President. Mr. Zafolias joined the company in May 2005 and has served as Genco’s Executive Vice President of Finance since July 2013. Before being appointed Executive Vice President of Finance, Mr. Zafolias held various finance leadership positions at the Company. Richard Agee

COR Medical Technologies announced the appointment of Richard N. Agee as its President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining COR Medical Technologies, Richard was a Principal at Stoneworth Financial, a Houston-based investment banking firm. Richard was also Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at AR Group.

Anterios, Inc. announced that it has hired Fabian Tenenbaum to serve as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer.  Prior to joining Anterios, Mr. Tenenbaum was the CEO of Iluminage Beauty, a Unilever joint-venture company. From 2011 to 2013, he co-founded and then served as CEO of Syneron Beauty until the company was spun-off to Unilever. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Tenenbaum was Executive Vice President and CFO for Syneron-Candela. Prior to Syneron, Mr. Tenenbaum held executive leadership positions with several life-science companies including Radiancy and Sunlight Medical. He also served on the Board of Directors for Rakuto Bio Technologies Ltd. and Fluorinex Active Ltd.

The California Integrated Data Exchange (Cal INDEX) announced the appointment of Greg LeClaire joins as chief financial officer from Aetna Inc.’s Healthagen division, where he served as chief financial officer for three companies, including Medicity, Inc., HDMS, Inc. and Population Health IT. Prior to his role within Aetna Inc.’s Healthagen division, he served as chief financial officer for ClearOne Communications, Inc., and for Utah Medical Products, Inc.

Seres Health, Inc. announced that Eric Shaff has joined Seres as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Seres, Mr. Shaff was Vice President, Corporate Finance at Momenta Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Momenta, Mr. Shaff was Vice President, Finance of Genzyme’s Rare Genetic Disease Division and held several positions at Genzyme in Business Unit Finance and Corporate Finance as well as Corporate Development. Previously, Mr. Shaff worked in Corporate Finance at Pfizer, and worked in investment banking for Broadview International (now Jefferies Broadview).

First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) announced that Mike Roffler, Deputy Chief Financial Officer for the past five years, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer effective Jan. 1, 2015. Roffler succeeds Willis Newton, who has served as CFO of First Republic for the past 26 years. Roffler joined First Republic in 2009. Prior to joining First Republic, Roffler worked for 16 years in the audit practice at KPMG and became a Partner in 2004.

Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTRX) announced the appointment of Laura M. Clague as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Clague is replacing Marc Panoff, who will remain for a mutually agreed upon transition period. Most recently, she served as Chief Financial Officer of the San Diego and Ohio operations of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., after its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb and subsequent divestiture to AstraZeneca. Prior to the acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ms. Clague was the Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Amylin for 10 years. During this time, she also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Amylin’s collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company. Earlier in her career, Ms. Clague held financial roles at Sony Electronics, Inc., Cubic Corporation and KPMG. She currently serves on the board of directors of LRAD Corporation.

Healthland announced the addition of Todd Laddusaw as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Laddusaw was CFO of MicroEdge LLC. Previously, he was a finance director in the United Health Group system, and has extensive finance experience with industry leaders Thomson Reuters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Undertone announced the appointments of Mark Attarian as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Undertone, Attarian served as a partner at Tatum, where he co-led the New England Technology and Private Equity practice groups.

Kalibrate announced that Gregg Budoi has joined the executive management team as CFO and executive vice president. Budoi joins Kalibrate from EZ Energy USA, Inc. (“EZ Energy”), where he was CEO and president. Prior to EZ Energy, Budoi was managing director and partner of Barnes Wendling Corporate Finance, LLC, a financial advisory firm created through the merger of Budoi & Company, Inc. and Barnes Wendling CPAs accounting firm. From 1997 to 2002, Budoi was CFO for Dairy Mart Convenience Stores, Inc.

Videology announced that it has elevated current CFO Scott Macleod to the position of President, and hired Kenneth Tarpey, former CFO of comScore, Inc. to fill the role left vacant by Macleod’s promotion.  Prior to joining comScore, Tarpey was CFO of ObjectVideo, Inc. Prior to ObjectVideo, he was CFO of several technology companies including Ai Metrix, Proxicom, NatSystems, and SQA.  Earlier in his career, Tarpey served as a senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) announced that Ronald C. Foster, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance, will retire from Micron next year. Mr. Foster has served as CFO of Micron since his appointment in April 2008.

First Financial Bancorp (NASDAQ: FFBC) announced that Tony Stollings has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer for First Financial Bancorp. Stollings previously served as Chief Financial Officer. John Gavigan has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the company. Stollings joined First Financial in 2006 as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.  He was named Chief Risk Officer in 2011, and then was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Gavigan joined First Financial in 2008 as the Assistant Controller. He was promoted to Controller in 2011.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced that Brad Richmond, Chief Financial Officer for the past eight years, announced his intention to retire after 32 years with the company.  His retirement will be effective at the end of March 2015 or sooner if a successor is appointed.

The Children’s Place, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCE) announced the appointment of Anurup Pruthi as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pruthi joins from Reliance Industries, Ltd in Mumbai, India, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Reliance Industries, Mr. Pruthi served as Chief Executive Officer of the Future Group business consulting and services company; Chief Financial Officer, Global Merchandising and Supply Chain at Burberry PLC; Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Mexx Europe Holding, a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, Inc.; and Group Finance Director for Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Quest Solution, Inc. (OTC: QUES) announced it has named Scot Ross as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective on the closing of the transaction with Bar Code Specialties, Inc. (BCS), which was previously announced. Mr. Ross presently serves as Executive Vice-President and CFO for BCS. Ross will also be joining the Board of Directors for The Company. Mr. Ross began his career in public accounting as a CPA and was an Audit Manager with Arthur Andersen in Orange County, California and left the firm in 1989 to join The Severin Group (the worldwide manufacturer and distributor of Gucci Timepieces) as the Worldwide Corporate Controller. In 1992, he joined a venture capital financed technology company, CDB Infotek, as its Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director before engineering the sale of the business to a division of Equifax Corporation in 1996. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Ross worked as the Vice President and CFO with Fresh Start Bakeries, Inc. and co-engineered a MBO/LBO from Campbell’s Soup Company. From 2000-2002, he served as President and CEO of E-Commerce Exchange and later sold this business to iPMT Technologies. From 2002-2007 he was the CFO of M-Audio, a digital audio and music recording company that was sold to Avid Technologies in 2004. From 2007-2010 he served as contract CFO to a variety of companies and has worked with BCS from 2011-present.

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEIS) announced that Danny Herron, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, will step down after a transition period to pursue other opportunities.

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

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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 … [Continue reading]

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]