CFO Moves – week ending September 26, 2014

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 Company
GlobeOne Columbia Laboratories, Inc. Visible World
Ixia USA Truck, Inc. Eventus Solutions Group
Kurion, Inc. SPI Solar Ceragon Networks Ltd.
sPower A. M. Castle & Co. BioNitrogen Holdings Corp.
Silvaco, Inc. Graco Inc. Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
Symmetry Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation American Railcar Industries, Inc.
EveryWare Global, Inc.

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Revlon, Inc. appointed Roberto Simon as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Simon’s election as Revlon’s EVP & CFO fills the vacancy in that position created by the departure from the Company of its former Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, Lawrence Alletto. Previously, Mr. Simon served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Global Finance since joining the Company in October 2013 as part of the Company’s acquisition of The Colomer Group Participations, S.L., including serving as the Company’s Global Business Process Owner, SAP, since February 2014. Prior to joining the Company and since 2002, Mr. Simon served in various senior finance positions of increasing responsibility at The Colomer Group, including most recently serving as The Colomer Group’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2011.Johnson Controls Brian Stief

Johnson Controls announced that R. Bruce McDonald, most recently the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, has been named executive vice president and vice chairman. McDonald joined Johnson Controls in 2001. He was appointed vice president and chief financial officer in 2005 and named executive vice president in 2006. Prior to Johnson Controls, McDonald held a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility at Ernst & Young and Varity Corporation, where he held the position of vice president, Finance. Brian Stief has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of Johnson Controls. Stief most recently served as vice president and corporate controller, responsible for global finance functions, financial planning and analysis and corporate taxation. Prior to joining Johnson Controls in 2010, he was a partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

FinancialForce.com announced that John Bonney has joined FinancialForce.com as chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as the global vice president of finance and division CFO of SAP Cloud at SAP. In addition, he has held senior positions at Ariba, Inc. (acquired by SAP in 2012) and ServiceSource.Philip Angelastro

Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) announced that Randall Weisenburger has stepped down as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer to return to private equity.  Omnicom’s Board of Directors has appointed Philip Angelastro, currently Omnicom’s Senior Vice President Finance and Controller, as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Phil Angelastro has served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller for Omnicom since 2002. Mr. Angelastro began his career at Coopers & Lybrand where he became a partner in 1996.  In 1997, he joined the DAS Network of Omnicom as Vice President of Finance and then CFO for the Americas.  In 1999, he was appointed Controller of Omnicom.

State Compensation Insurance Fund has appointed Peter Guastamachio as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Guastamachio had been acting CFO since November 2013 and also serves as Chief Investment Officer. Guastamachio joined State Fund in 2009 as State Fund’s Chief Investment Officer. He has more than 30 years experience in the financial world having served as vice president-assistant portfolio manager for Bank of West and held a variety of positions with Argonaut Insurance. Guastamachio also holds a seat on the Board of Directors for the California Insurance Guarantee Association.Robert Probst

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) named Robert F. Probst as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Probst will assume his position in October and work with retiring Ventas CFO Richard A. Schweinhart through the transition. Probst served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Beam Inc. from 2008 to 2014. From 2005 to 2008, Probst was vice president of finance, strategy and M&A for Baxter International Inc.’s $4 billion Medication Delivery business. Prior to that, he was with London-based Diageo plc, from 1997 to 2005. Earlier in his career, he was a finance manager for The Pillsbury Company and a commercial lending officer with the Northern Trust Bank.

Willis Group announced that Andrew Barbe has been named Chief Financial Officer. Barbe comes to Willis Group from the energy industry, where he held similar leadership roles. His prior experience includes positions as a Director with a financial advisory firm, several years in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as various managerial roles in operations and business development in the healthcare and professional employer industries.

Argan, Inc. (NYSE: AGX) announced that Arthur F. Trudel, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President in January 2015. Mr. Trudel has been Argan’s CFO since joining the Company in April 2003. Cynthia Flanders, a member of Argan’s board of directors, will succeed Mr. Trudel as CFO. Mr. Trudel will remain an employee of Argan, Inc. functioning as Senior Advisor to Argan’s Chairman and CEO. Peter Mariani

LENSAR Inc. announced the appointment of Peter J. Mariani as Chief Financial Officer. From June 2011 to June 2014 Mariani served as Chief Financial Officer at Hansen Medical. His experience also includes 12 years in senior financial positions with Guidant Corporation. He subsequently served as Chief Financial Officer of two private companies, Harlan Laboratories and BMW Constructors.

Airgain, Inc. announced that Leo Johnson has joined as the Chief Financial Officer. Johnson was working as the interim CFO for nearly two years. Previously, he held several financial positions at Verisign, Inc., including director of finance, a position he held since 2003. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Johnson served as CFO at Planning Technologies, Inc.

Overture announced the appointment of Greg Anglum as Chief Financial Officer. Anglum recently served as CFO at StrikeIron, Inc.

SUNZ Insurance Company announced that Linda Bishop has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Bishop has been serving as the controller for SUNZ since her hiring in 2008.  Prior to joining SUNZ, Bishop spent six years at Kforce, Inc., as a Senior Analyst in the Corporate Planning department, conducting financial planning and analysis.  GlobeOne Phil Valvardi CFO

GlobeOne announced that Philip A. Valvardi has joined the firm with the dual role of Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Business Development. Valvardi most recently served as the General Manager of the Prepaid Solutions business at Fiserv. He was CEO of Maverick Network Solutions, a company acquired by Fiserv in March 2011. He previously served as President of the MAC Network. He also previously held executive positions in the electronic payments and financial divisions of CoreStates Financial Corp., now part of Wells Fargo Bank.

Columbia Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBRX) announced that the Board has named George O. Elston as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1. He succeeds Jonathan Lloyd Jones, who is stepping down from the role to pursue other opportunities. He joins Columbia from KBI Biopharma where he served as Senior Vice President and CFO. Mr. Elston is also a board member at Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. and chair of the audit committee, in addition to serving as a trustee for the Deutsche Bank DBX ETF Trust. Previously, Mr. Elston served as a senior executive at Optherion, Inc., and Elusys Therapeutics. In addition to these roles, Mr. Elston was the founder and managing partner at Chatham Street Partners.

Visible World announced that Justine Gaeta has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Gaeta was a member of the management team that sold the Mocean Mobile ad serving platform to PubMatic, Inc. For the five years prior to the sale, Gaeta was the VP Finance for Mojiva Inc., parent of Mocean Mobile. Gaeta began her career at AT&T, where she held increasingly senior positions in mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and corporate planning. Gaeta also served as VP Finance for Phorm, Inc.

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) announced that its board of directors has appointed Brent Novak as its chief financial officer. Brent Novak has served as Ixia’s vice president, finance since 2006. In addition, he has served as acting chief financial officer since March 2014. Prior to joining Ixia in 2004 as senior director of finance, Novak served as director of finance and corporate development at Idealab. Novak began his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK) announced the appointment of Michael K. Borrows as chief financial officer. Mr. Borrows held finance and accounting leadership positions of increasing responsibility for 14 years at Kansas City Southern and BNSF Railway. At Kansas City Southern, where his last position was senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Immediately prior to joining USA Truck, he served as senior vice president and managing director at Pollen, Inc. , a technology-based company doing business as C2FO. Prior to C2FO, Mr. Borrows was senior managing partner and chief financial officer of FinEquity Partners LLC. Mr. Borrows replaces Clifton R. Beckham, who, as previously announced, notified the Company in August 2014 of his plan to proceed with his resignation as executive vice president and chief financial officer.Cammie Blais

Eventus Solutions Group announced that current Connect for Health Colorado Chief Financial Officer Cammie Blais will assume the role of Vice President of Customer Engagement. Prior to joining Connect for Health Colorado, Blais served for four years as owner of Bolder Business Solutions. Earlier Blais served for nearly seven years as Director of Operations and Finance at Newstrom-Davis Construction Company and 14 years in operational management positions at the Greenblock Worldwide Corporation and at Mayflower.

Kurion, Inc. announced the appointment of Stephen Wright as chief financial officer. Wright joins Kurion from Materia, Inc. where he was chief operating officer. Previously he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at AeroVironment Inc. Wright has also held CFO positions at L-3 Prime Wave Communications, Cellotape, Inc., Globalstar L.P., and Adicom Wireless, Inc.

SPI Solar (OTCL: SOPW) announced the appointment of Amy Jing Liu as Chief Financial Officer (principal financial officer) and Senior Vice President, replacing interim CFO Roger Le Yu. Since May 2009, Ms. Liu has served as an independent financial advisor advising primarily mid to late-stage high growth companies. From October 2007 to April 2009, Ms. Liu was the chief financial officer of Hanwha Solarone Co., Ltd. (formerly Solarfun Power Holdings).

Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT) announced that Doron Arazi has joined the company and will assume the responsibilities of Aviram Steinhart, as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective November 1, 2014. After this transition period, Mr. Steinhart will be leaving the company for another opportunity. Mr. Arazi is joining from Amdocs Limited, where he recently has been serving as vice president and customer business executive. Prior to joining Amdocs in 2010, as vice president of corporate economics, Mr. Arazi held several leadership roles with high-tech public companies, including three years as chief financial officer of Allot Communications Limited, as well as senior financial and management positions with Verint Systems Group. A certified public accountant (Israel), he began his career in public accounting with Kesselman & Kesselman (PricewaterhouseCoopers).

sPower (Sustainable Power Group) announced the promotion of current CFO, J.I. “Chip” Everest, to President.

A. M. Castle & Co. (NYSE: CAS) announced the appointment of Patrick Anderson as interim Chief Financial Officer.  He succeeds Scott Stephens, who is leaving the Company to pursue other business opportunities.  Mr. Anderson joined A. M. Castle in 2007 as Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer.  Prior to joining A.M. Castle, he was a Senior Manager at Deloitte.

BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. (PINK: BION) announced that Bryan Kornegay, its President and CFO, will be taking a leave of absence pending the resolution of a personal business matter unrelated to the company.

Silvaco, Inc. announced that CFO Gary Micchelli has stepped down. Ken Myers will serve as interim CFO.

Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced that James A. Graner has informed the company of his intention to retire as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Graner will continue as Chief Financial Officer while a replacement is being identified. The company expects that Mr. Graner’s retirement will become effective in August 2015 and that the new Chief Financial Officer will commence the position at that time.

Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. announced that David A. Carr is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carr previously served as Vice President of Finance for Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. Earlier positions with the company include VP of Financial Planning and Analysis, as well as roles in strategic planning, merchandise planning, technology and investor relations. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Financial Advisory Services Consulting Group. Andy Breton

Symmetry appointed Andy Breton as Chief Financial Officer.

Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation (NYSE MKT: WGA) announced that Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Jim Brace will cease his operating duties effective September 30, 2014 in connection with the recent sale of the LCD business. Renee Zimmerman, currently Wells-Gardner’s Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Information Officer, will succeed Mr. Brace as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer on October 1, 2014. Ms. Zimmerman has been with Wells-Gardner since September 2006. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Zimmerman was Senior Finance Manager at Tellabs Inc. from September 2002 to September 2006 and Cost Accounting Manager at Knowles Electronics, from April 2001 to September 2002, where she and Mr. Brace worked together.

American Railcar Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARII) announced that Dale C. Davies, ARI’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, has retired. The Company appointed Umesh Choksi as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Choksi has served American Railcar Leasing LLC (ARL) and ACF Industries, LLC in various capacities since 1977, including roles as both CEO and CFO of ARL.

EveryWare Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVRY) announced that Joel Mostrom, a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal, will be appointed interim Chief Financial Officer, effective on October 3, 2014. Mr. Mostrom will succeed Bernard Peters.

CFO Moves – week ending September 19, 2014

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 Corporation
Vantage Data Centers Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation Spredfast
Retrophin, Inc. Airlines for America Ruder Finn, Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc SED International Holdings, Inc. Sparton Corporation
Exterran Holdings, Inc. Bankrate, Inc. Antares Pharma, Inc.
Rubicon Technology Inc. RAMP Keysight Technologies, Inc.
TerraForm Power, Inc. Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Asset International, Inc.
Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc.

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Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced that Teri List-Stoll, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Kraft Foods Group Inc. was appointed to the company’s board of directors and will join the board effective Oct. 1, 2014. List-Stoll is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Before joining Kraft, she served as senior vice president and treasurer at Procter & Gamble. Previously, over the course of a nearly 20-year career at Proctor & Gamble, she held finance leadership roles across a diverse range of areas including business unit management, supply chain, sales, accounting, and financial planning and analysis. She serves on the board of Danaher Corp. and as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation. List-Stoll will be joining the audit committee.

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) announced the appointment of Holly F. Etlin as interim chief financial officer, replacing John Feray.  Mr. Feray resigned, citing personal reasons. Ms. Etlin, a managing director of AlixPartners and long-time RadioShack advisor, served as RadioShack’s interim CFO from July 2013 to February 2014.

Proformative announced the appointment of former Oracle EVP and CFO Jeffrey E. Epstein to its advisory board. Epstein currently serves as operating partner for Bessemer Venture Partners. Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as chief financial officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick, King World Productions and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. Epstein also serves on the boards of directors of Kaiser Permanente, The Priceline Group, Shutterstock and Global Eagle Entertainment. Epstein joins Oracle SVP of Finance and Treasury Dr. Eric Ball, and CFOs Stuart Brown of RedRobin and Daniel Carter of BevMo! on the advisory board.Joseph Householder

AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the appointment of Joseph A. Householder to its board of directors along with positions on the board’s Audit and Finance, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. Householder currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Sempra Energy. Householder has been with at Sempra Energy for 13 years, in addition to his former leadership roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Unocal Corporation. He currently serves on the board of directors of multiple wholly- or majority-owned subsidiaries of Sempra Energy, including the Southern California Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric and Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova), along with holding a position on the board of directors of the not-for-profit San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.

The Arizona Coyotes hired Gregg Olson to be the chief financial officer. Olson formerly served as CFO for the San Jose Sharks and the Portland Trail Blazers. Olson replaced Avik Dey. Dey previous left to work in Toronto with the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board

Recyclebank announced that Katherine Butkevich has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Butkevich served as CFO of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW). Before her time at the NAPW, Butkevich held leadership positions at the private equity firm Emigrant Capital and certain of its portfolio companies, GE Capital, North Fork Bancorp and KPMG.

Kadant Inc. (NYSE: KAI) announced that Thomas M. O’Brien, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will retire from the Company at the end of June 2015.

OvaScience (NASDAQ: OVAS) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Young to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Young joins OvaScience from Transmedics, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to serving as CFO of Transmedics, Mr. Young was CFO and Treasurer at Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. Before Lantheus, Mr. Young served as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Critical Therapeutics. Earlier in his career, Mr. Young held finance roles at PerkinElmer, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

NOXXON Pharma has appointed Don Munozto the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining NOXXON Pharma, Don was Head of Investment Banking at Summer Street Research Partners. Prior to that, Don led the medical technology investment banking practices at Cowen & Company and Leerink Swann. He also spent approximately 10 years in the healthcare investment banking group at Alex Brown & Sons and its successor, Deutsche Bank Securities.

Rowan Companies plc (NYSE: RDC) announced that J. Kevin Bartol, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, has decided to leave the Company to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. Bartol will continue to serve until a successor is chosen and a smooth transition is completed.

SRA International, Inc. announced the appointment of David Keffer as the company’s Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Keffer joined the company’s Financial Planning & Analysis team in 2003.  He served as Director of Investor Relations and Vice President from 2006 to 2009 before gaining experience as a Strategic Acquisition Executive in SRA’s Corporate Growth organization.  From 2011 to 2013, Keffer was the CFO of SRA’s National Security Sector, and has since served as the company’s Corporate Controller. Keffer began his career at Navigant Consulting and Maden Tech Consulting.

RMG Networks Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: RMGN) announced that William G. Cole has notified the board of directors that for personal health reasons he intends to retire as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer effective November 28, 2014.

Vantage Data Centers announced the appointment of David Renner as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Renner’s prior experience includes serving as CFO of Elo Touch Solutions, Inc. from 2010 to 2014, as well as CFO of Optium Corporation from 2001 to 2009. He previously served in variety of finance and accounting roles at JDS Uniphase Corporation over an 11-year period. Patrick Davis, who previously served as the CFO, will be leaving Vantage following a transition period. Shane Michalak

Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation (OTC: HARL), holding company for Harleysville Savings Bank (the “Bank”), announced that Brendan J. McGill will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. The position of Chief Financial Officer, formerly held by Mr. McGill, will be assumed by M. Shane Michalak. These new positions are for both the Company and the Bank. With over 20 years of banking experience, Mr. McGill joined the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Harleysville Savings Bank in September, 1999 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. In January, 2014 Mr. McGill was elected as a director of the Bank and the Company. Mr. Michalak joined the Bank in September 2002, and has served as Vice President, Controller and Treasurer.

Spredfast announced the appointment of Tim Barker as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Tim served as the CFO and Treasurer for RealPage, Inc. (NYSE: RP). Tim joined RealPage in 2005. Prior to RealPage, Tim was the CFO of etalk, which was acquired by Autonomy. Earlier in his career, Tim held executive finance and accounting roles at companies including Sourcecorp, Arthur Andersen LLP, and Sunbelt National Mortgage Corporation.

Retrophin, Inc. (NASDAQ: RTRX) announced that Marc Panoff has decided to leave his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Panoff will continue overseeing financial operations until a CFO replacement is in place.

Airlines for America announced the promotion of current Chief Financial Officer, Paul Archambeault, to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer. Archambeault joined A4A in 1991, and has held various roles of increasing responsibility throughout multiple disciplines within the association.

Ruder Finn, Inc. announced that it has hired Peggy Walsh as its Global Chief Financial Officer. Peggy is coming to Ruder Finn from Ketchum, where she spent 15 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Director of Finance and Operations.

Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced the appointment of Voin Todorovic as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Todorovic was most recently employed at Wolverine World Wide, Inc. as the head of finance and operations for its Lifestyle Group. Prior to his tenure at Wolverine World Wide he held positions of increasing responsibility at Payless Shoe Source and Collective Brands. Todorovic will assume the Chief Financial Officer responsibilities from Tina Klocke, who had been serving as both the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Klocke will remain with the Company through the first quarter of 2015 and will retain her position as Chief Operating Officer during this time.

SED International Holdings, Inc. (OTC: SEDN) announced the appointment of Juan Orlando Bravo as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. From 2010-2014, he was at The Brink’s Company where he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Latin America region. Prior to joining Brink’s, Orlando served as Finance Director of Lexmark International’s Latin America region. Before Lexmark, he held various financial management and leadership roles at various multinational companies such as 3Com and Perkin Elmer. He started his career at KPMG Peat Marwick.

Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announced that Don Pearson has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pearson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMCOL International Corporation. Prior to joining AMCOL, Mr. Pearson was Vice President of Finance for the North American business unit of UPM-Kymmene Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pearson held financial leadership roles with Information Resources, Inc. (IRI), and a North American business unit of Tate & Lyle PLC. Mr. Pearson started his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Chicago. Mr. Pearson replaces Mark Schlei who is leaving Sparton to pursue other career opportunities.

Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH) announced the appointment of Jon C. Biro as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Biro most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Consolidated Graphics, Inc. Prior to joining Consolidated Graphics in 2008, Biro held several executive positions with ICO, Inc. He was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ICO from 2002 to 2008 and served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer from July 2003 to February 2004. Biro was also a member of the ICO board of directors from 2003 to 2008. Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer of ICO, Inc., Biro served as ICO’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. He began his career with ICO in 1994, as Controller. Prior to his employment with ICO, Biro was employed by PriceWaterhouse Coopers LLP.

Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced the appointment of Steven D. Barnhart, as interim Chief Financial Officer.  He succeeds Edward J. DiMaria, Senior Vice President and Bankrate’s current Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Barnhart was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores. Prior to that, he was CFO at Bally Total Fitness. From 2003 to 2009, Mr. Barnhart served in various executive leadership roles at Orbitz Worldwide, including Chief Financial Officer, President and then Chief Executive Officer. From 1990 to 2003, Mr. Barnhart served in various finance and strategy roles for PepsiCo, and as Finance Director, Southeast Business Unit, The Pepsi Bottling Group. Mr. Barnhart currently serves as the lead Independent Director on the Board of USA Technologies. Mr. DiMaria has resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer of Bankrate. He will remain a Senior Vice President of Bankrate.

Antares Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) announced that Robert F. Apple has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Until the role of CFO is filled, Mr. Apple will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer as he has since he joined Antares Pharma in 2006. Mr. Apple joined the Company in February 2006 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of the Parenteral Products Group in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Apple served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer at InKine Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (“InKine”) from 2003 to 2005, and Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2002.

Rubicon Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: RBCN) announced that it has appointed William Weissman, currently CFO, as interim CEO.

RAMP announced that it has hired Bob Orlando as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RAMP, Bob was a CFO and VP of Finance at CallMiner, Inc. He’s also been a CFO and VP of Finance at Camiant, Inc., Switchboard and Mathsoft.

Keysight Technologies, Inc., the spinoff electronic measurement company of Agilent Technologies, announced plans to appoint Charles J. Dockendorffto its board of directors. Dockendorff is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Covidien plc. He has held the position at Covidien and its predecessor, Tyco Healthcare, since 1995. Dockendorff joined Kendall Healthcare Products in 1989 as controller. He previously, held leadership positions at Epsco, Inc. and Infrared Industries. Dockendorff also worked as an accountant at Arthur Young & Company (now Ernst & Young) and the General Motors Corporation. Keysight expects Dockendorff’s appointment to become effective concurrently with, or shortly before, the completion of the Keysight spinoff, currently targeted for November 2014.

TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP) announced that Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez has been appointed as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on September 29, 2014, his start date with the company. Prior to joining TerraForm Power, Mr. Hernandez was Managing Director in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Hernandez joined Goldman Sachs in August 2005 and was named Managing Director in November 2012. Mr. Hernandez replaces Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, who will return to EverStream Energy Capital Management in San Francisco, California to continue to work with SunEdison and TerraForm Power on joint projects and strategic initiatives.

Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, announced that Janet P. Spitler, Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, is resigning effective December 31, 2014 to pursue other professional interests.

Asset International, Inc. announced that it has hired Carolyn Ullerick as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ullerick was most recently the Global Chief Financial Officer for Reed Elsevier’s LexisNexis Group. In addition to her time as CFO at LexisNexis Group, Ullerick was Chief Financial Officer for Frito-Lay, Canada and VP-Finance for Southam Newspaper Group.

Nuclea Biotechnologies, Inc. announced the hiring of their new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Bern Whitney. Whitney is currently a partner at FLG Partners, a leading CFO advisory firm, and has served on both public company and private entity boards.

CFO Moves – week ending September 12, 2014

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CFO Moves – week ending September 5, 2014

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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, … [Continue reading]

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 – week ending August 8, 2014

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CFO Moves – week ending August 1, 2014

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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]