CFO Moves – week ending June 26, 2015

CFO Moves this week include:

Dollar General Corporation 99 Cents Only Stores LLC Red Hat, Inc.
Aflac Incorporated Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pulmatrix, Inc. OncoSec Medical Inc.
Northwest Natural Gas Company Allied Fiber Hudson Fiber Network
Digital River, Inc. Nutanix Global Convergence Inc.
Umbra Applied Technologies Group Apptio Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC
Gentex Corporation Brookdale Senior Living Inc. ispDigital
AgJunction Inc. Tapinator, Inc. Histogenics Corporation
IAC/InterActiveCorp Golden Predator Mining Corp. MYR Group Inc.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics W. P. Carey Inc. Genius Brands International, Inc.
Twin Disc, Inc. GA Telesis, LLC 1845 Oil Field Services
Vince Holding Corp. Digital Guardian Vencore, Inc.

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Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced the appointment of John W. Garratt as interim chief financial officer effective July 1, 2015. He follows David Tehle, who had previously announced his retirement in March 2015. Garratt is currently the senior vice president of finance and strategy, will oversee all aspects of the Company’s financial, accounting and information technology operations until a new CFO is in place. Prior to joining Dollar General in 2014, Garratt held various positions of increasing responsibility in the finance organization of Yum! Brands between May 2004 and October 2014, and held leadership positions in corporate strategy and financial planning. Most recently, he was vice president, finance and division controller for KFC. Prior to Yum! Brands, Garratt served as Plant Controller for Alcoa from April 2002 to May 2004. He also spent three years with General Electric in various financial management roles with increasing responsibility. He started his career at Alcoa where he worked for approximately nine years from May 1990 to March 1999.

99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced that Michael Fung has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Fung replaces Bradley Lukow, who has resigned from the company. Mr. Fung has served on the 99 Cents Only Stores Board of Directors since December 2013, and has previously served as Interim Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the company from January to September 2013. Mr. Fung brings more than 23 years of experience in value-oriented retail and finance, including having served for more than a decade in senior finance roles at Walmart Stores, including most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walmart Stores’ U.S. operations from 2006 until 2012. Prior to Walmart, Mr. Fung served in the top finance positions at several large corporations, including as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sensient Technologies Corporation, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vanstar Corporation, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Bass Pro Shops, Inc.

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) announced that Frank Calderoni will join the company as executive vice president, operations and chief financial officer. Calderoni served as executive vice president and CFO at Cisco Systems for seven years and most recently served as an executive advisor. With more than 30 years of experience, he has led high-performing finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Cisco, QLogic Corp., SanDisk Corp., and IBM. Calderoni succeeds Red Hat executive vice president and CFO Charlie Peters, whose planned retirement was announced in December 2014, and who will remain with Red Hat until July 31. Calderoni joins Red Hat on June 22, 2015, and will succeed Peters as CFO effective July 13, 2015.

Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced that it has hired Frederick J. Crawford as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, Crawford served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of CNO Financial Group since 2012. Prior to that, he spent more than a decade at the Lincoln Financial Group serving in roles of progressive responsibility, including as executive vice president and chief financial officer as well as leading Corporate Development and Investments. Before joining Lincoln Financial Group, he also held leadership positions at Bank One Corporation.

Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTA) announced that Rick Shea has advised the Company of his intention to step down as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) once a successor is identified and appointed. Mr. Shea will remain with the Company to assist with the CFO succession and serve in a newly created role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Operations for a transition period prior to his planned retirement in 2016. Mr. Shea joined Momenta in October 2003 as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.

Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO) announced that Gregory D. Perry has resigned as Chief Financial and Business Officer, effective July 3, 2015. John J. McCabe, Eleven’s Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, is promoted to assume the roles of Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. John McCabe has served as Vice President of Finance and Business Operations of Eleven since June 2013 and as Treasurer since September 2012. He served as Senior Director of Finance of Eleven from April 2012 to June 2013, bringing more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience to the company. Prior to joining Eleven, Mr. McCabe was Vice President of Finance at Clinical Data, Inc. Previously, Mr. McCabe served in several financial roles at Interleukin Genetics, Inc.; and SatCon Technology Corporation. Mr. McCabe began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR) announced the appointment of Gregory D. Perry as chief financial officer, effective July 6, 2015. Mr. Perry replaces David Aubuchon, interim chief financial officer, who will continue in his role as chief accounting officer of Aegerion. Gregory Perry most recently served as chief financial officer of Eleven Biotherapeutics. Prior to joining Eleven Biotherapeutics, Mr. Perry served as the interim chief financial officer of InVivo Therapeutics. Prior to joining InVivo, he served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of ImmunoGen. Before that, he was the chief financial officer of Elixir Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Perry also previously was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Transkaryotic Therapies. Mr. Perry serves on the board of directors of Ocata Therapeutics.

Pulmatrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: PULM) announced the appointment of William Duke, Jr., as chief financial officer. Mr. Duke previously served as chief financial officer of Valeritas, Inc. Previously, he served as a Senior Director of Finance at Genzyme Corporation and as a Director of Finance/Accounting at Haemonetics Corporation.

OncoSec Medical Inc. (NASDAQ: ONCS) announced the appointment of Richard B. Slansky as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective July 6, 2015. Veronica Vallejo, the current Chief Financial Officer of OncoSec, resigned from her position effective June 24, 2015 to pursue other opportunities. Prior to joining OncoSec, Mr. Slansky held various financial leadership positions, including: Chief Financial Officer at GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.; Chief Financial Officer at Digirad Corporation; and President, Chief Financial Officer and Director at SpaceDev, Inc. Gregory Hazelton

Northwest Natural Gas Company (NYSE: NWN) hired Gregory C. Hazelton to serve as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Stephen P. Feltz, who is retiring after 33 years with NW Natural. Hazelton comes to NW Natural from Hawaiian Electric Industries, where he has been the vice president of finance, and treasurer and controller. Prior, he held various positions in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and, most recently, UBS Investment Bank, where he was a managing director in the Global Power and Utilities Group.

Allied Fiber announced it has named Scott L. Drake as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, Drake was a Senior Consultant for Warbird Consulting Partners LLC. Prior to joining Warbird, Drake was Executive Vice President and CFO for Broadvox, Inc. and its acquired subsidiary, Cypress Communications, Inc., for more than seven years. He also was Co-founder, President, and CFO of Circle International Communications, Inc. Robert Hagan

Hudson Fiber Network (HFN) announced that it appointed Robert Hagan as the company’s chief financial officer. Hagan previously served as CFO and SVP of finance of KMC Telecom. Prior to joining HFN, he served as CFO of H2M Beverages. Hagan began his career as an audit manager at Ernst & Young.

Digital River, Inc. announced the appointment of Hoke Horne as the company’s chief financial officer. Horne joins Digital River from Groupon, where he served as vice president of global commercial finance and chief financial officer of North America. Prior to Groupon, he served as vice president of software finance and pricing strategy at Juniper Networks, and held leadership and management positions in industry-leading companies, including Microsoft Corp., McKinsey & Company and Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.

Nutanix announced the addition of Steve Gomo to its board of directors. Steve’s experience includes having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at NetApp Inc. from October 2002 until his retirement in December 2011. Steve currently sits on the boards of SanDisk, NetSuite and Enphase Energy. Before NetApp, Steve served as Chief Financial Officer of Gemplus International S.A., Asera, Inc. and Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Global Convergence Inc. announced that it has appointed Christopher Hourigan to Chief Financial Officer. Chris joins GCI from Accurity Business Solutions, his own accounting consulting practice that launched in 2007. In that role he served as Chief Financial Officer, Interim Controller, and Business Consultant for a diverse client base. Prior to Accurity, Chris was the Corporate Controller for Keystone North America, and he spent four years with Ernst & Young.

Umbra Applied Technologies Group (OTC: UATG) announced the appointment of Thomas L. Crom as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Crom has served senior executive positions with North and South American natural resource, finance & investment companies, and new-technology companies. During this time he has held positions of Chairman, President and CFO within a number of private and public companies and has over 25 years of international experience.

Apptio® announced the promotion of its co-founder, Kurt Shintaffer to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Shintaffer was formerly SVP of Worldwide Finance and Accounting. Jonathan Rose Companies Sanjay Chauhan

Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC has named Sanjay Chauhan Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Mr. Chauhan served as CFO and asset management leader at Urban American.

Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) announced that the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Steve Downing has been promoted to Senior Vice President and will retain the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) announced that Mark Ohlendorf, the Company’s President and Chief Financial Officer, will transition from his current dual roles to focus on an enhanced role as President. Mr. Ohlendorf will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until a successor is appointed. Mark Ohlendorf has served as the Company’s President since June 2013 and Chief Financial Officer since March 2007.  He previously served as the Company’s Co-President from August 2005 until June 2013.  Mr. Ohlendorf joined the Company through its merger with Alterra Healthcare Corporation in August 2005, where he was CEO and President since December 2003.  Prior to that, Mr. Ohlendorf served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Alterra in 2003 and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1999 through 2002.  Mr. Ohlendorf has held leadership positions with such companies as Sterling House Corporation, Vitas Healthcare Corporation and Horizon/CMS Healthcare Corporation.  Mr. Ohlendorf currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) and previously served as Chairman of ALFA’s Board of Directors from 2011 to 2013.

ispDigital announced that Miguel Prieto has joined the company as global Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Prieto began his career in media in 1998 as Global CFO for Media Contacts at Havas. In 2004 he was named Global CFO as part of the founding team responsible for establishing Havas Digital Worldwide’s global presence. In 2009, he was promoted to COO Regional Manager for Havas Media Spain and Portugal, one of the group’s largest markets. In 2012 he took on the additional responsibility of General Manager for Havas Digital Iberia (Spain and Portugal). Prior to joining Havas in 1998, Mr. Prieto was a senior business consultant at Arthur Andersen in Spain.

AgJunction Inc. (TSX: AJX) announced the appointment of Michael Manning as interim Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective July 7, 2015. Mr. Manning joins AgJunction from Unitech Holdings where he served as Chief Financial Officer.  Previously, Mr. Manning was employed at ASSA ABLOY’s Global Technologies Division where he served as Global Chief Financial Officer of the division’s Hospitality business unit. In addition, Mr. Manning served first as Chief Financial Officer and then as President of the US Legal Entities of Cargotec Holding, Inc.  Prior to Cargotec, Mr. Manning served as Chief Financial Officer of Williams Group PLC’s W. Kidde Portables Safety Division and as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer of Multivac, Inc.

Tapinator, Inc. (OTC: TAPM) announced that Andrew Merkatz has joined the Company as President & CFO.  Mr. Merkatz spent the past seven years focused on technology investments as a Managing Director at Vision Capital.  In 2007, Mr. Merkatz co-founded Familybuilder, along with Tapinator’s CEO Ilya Nikolayev. In 2013, Mr. Merkatz and Mr. Nikolayev co-founded InAppFuel, a developer of a patent-pending casino minigame software for mobile game developers that was acquired by Tapinator in September 2014.

Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) announced the appointment of Jonathan Lieber as its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 2, 2015. Prior to Histogenics, Mr. Lieber most recently served as the CFO of Metamark Genetics, Inc., as the CFO and Treasurer of Repligen Corporation, and the CFO of Xcellerex Inc. (acquired by GE Healthcare).  Previously, Mr. Lieber served as the CFO of Altus Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Altus, Mr. Lieber was an investment banker for 10 years at SG Cowen and Salomon Brothers Inc.

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) announced that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Kip is resigning from the company to spend more time with his family in Boston, and to pursue other interests. Mr. Kip will remain with IAC for an interim period and will help with transition to a new CFO.

Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX-V: GPY) announced the appointment of Greg Hayes as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hayes presently serves as a Director of Golden Predator and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer for Golden Predator and Northern Tiger Resources Inc. Timothy Leybold has resigned his position of Chief Financial Officer due to his expanded responsibilities with Till Capital.

MYR Group Inc.  (NASDAQ: MYRG) announced the appointment of Kenneth M. Hartwick to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective July 29, 2015. Mr. Hartwick will serve on the Board’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. In February 2015, Mr. Hartwick was named chief financial officer of Wellspring Financial Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Hartwick held a variety of senior executive roles, gaining an extensive financial background in the energy, consumer products and capital markets areas, including the positions of CEO and CFO at Just Energy Group, Inc. (TSX/NYSE), CFO at Hydro One, Inc. and a partner at Ernst & Young, LLP. Mr. Hartwick also serves on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Power Corporation (TSX/NYSE) and Spark Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ), as well as the Board of Governors for Trent University.

Northfield Hospital & Clinics announced that Scott Edin has been named Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Edin comes to Northfield Hospital & Clinics from Amery Regional Medical Center where he has served as Vice President of Finance and General Services since 1985. Edin follows Tim Gronseth who resigned from the position earlier this year.

W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) announced that Hisham Kader has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of W. P. Carey Inc. having served as its Chief Accounting Officer since 2012, in addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer and/or Chief Accounting Officer for certain of its non-traded REITs over that time.  He joined W. P. Carey in 2011 as Global Corporate Controller. Katy Rice, who served as Chief Financial Officer of W. P. Carey Inc. since 2013, has been promoted to Senior Managing Director.

Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTC: GNUS) named Michael Handelman as its Chief Financial Officer. Handelman replaces Rebecca Hershinger. Handelman is a respected financial executive who served as Vice President and CFO for The Los Angeles Kings NHL hockey team franchise (from 1993 to 1996); served as VP and CFO for the publicly traded children’s toy company Janex International, Inc. (from 1996 to 1999); and served as the CFO of Global Business Services from 1993 to 1994. Most recently, from 2011 to 2015, Handelman served as the CFO of Lion Biotechnologies.

Twin Disc, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWIN) announced the appointment of Jeffrey S. Knutson to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in addition to his current roles as Vice President of Finance, Corporate Controller and Secretary. Mr. Knutson joined Twin Disc in February 2005 as the Controller of Twin Disc’s North American manufacturing operation and became Corporate Controller in October of that year. He became Secretary of the Company in 2013 and Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in February 2015. Prior to his employment at Twin Disc, Mr. Knutson was employed by Tower Automotive – Milwaukee Division as Controller and also held various financial positions at several divisions of Invensys, Bucyrus International and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

GA Telesis, LLC announced that Alvin Khoo, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, has been appointed chief financial officer and officer of the company.

1845 Oil Field Services announced the appointment of David Klvac as Chief Financial Officer. Klvac has held a variety of financial leadership positions as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer for PostRock Energy Corporation and its predecessor companies Quest Resource Corporation, Quest Energy Partners and Quest Midstream Partners. He also served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of Tronox Incorporated, and as Assistant Corporate Controller of Smithfield Foods, Inc. Klvac will replace James Kennedy, who has served as Chief Financial Officer of 1845 Oil Field Services since March 2014. Kennedy will continue as a member of AVC Partners with primary focus on 1845, identifying and structuring M&A opportunities for strength, growth and diversification of its core business; leading financing activities; general investment oversight; and related projects.

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE: VNCE) announced that Mark Brody has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Brody was most recently Managing Director and Group CFO at Sun Capital Partners, Inc. He replaces Lisa Klinger who resigned from the Company. Mark has been a director on our Board since 2008. Prior to joining Sun Capital Partners, Mr. Brody served from 2001 to 2006 as CFO for Flight Options. Prior to Flight Options, he held other senior finance roles for manufacturing-related public companies. He started his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young. Mr. Brody currently serves on the Board of Vince Holding Corp. and Gordmans Stores, Inc.

Digital Guardian announced the appointment of Ed Durkin as its new chief financial officer. Before joining Digital Guardian, Durkin was the CFO at Interactions Corporation. Prior to that, Durkin was CEO and President of Tactical Communications Group, LLC. He also served as CFO at a number of companies including Incipient, Sockeye Networks, Open Market, Radview Software, and Starburst Communications.

Vencore, Inc. announced that Jennifer Felix has accepted the position as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), starting on July 20, 2015. Felix comes to Vencore from Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc. where she has served as the CFO for almost three years.  Before Sotera, she worked in financial leadership positions for various government contracting and technology companies, including General Dynamics, Vangent, Inc., Deltek, and American Management Systems.  She spent the first eight years of her career as an auditor with Deloitte.

CFO Moves – week ending June 19, 2015

CFO Moves this week include:

Constellation Brands, Inc. Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Iconix Brand Group, Inc.
Philadelphia Zoo Edible Arrangements International Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation
Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. Montgomery Street Income Securities, Inc. iTOK
Envisia Therapeutics The Cutwater Select Income Fund Pitcairn
Counsyl Agenus Inc. Red Hawk Casino
Quinnipiac University Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
Twist Bioscience Compass Minerals Bovie Medical Corporation
Tiptree Financial Inc. Leidos Holdings, Inc. Webcor Builders
Roku Inc. ZS Pharma, Inc. Standard Pacific Corp.
The Ryland Group, Inc. VersionOne Webtrends

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Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Bob Ryder is leaving the company after the completion of the company’s first quarter 10-Q filing. David Klein has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Klein joined Constellation in 2004 and most recently served as CFO for the company’s Beer Division. His previous roles with Constellation include SVP, Treasurer and Controller as well as CFO for the company’s former European business. Prior to his tenure at Constellation, Klein held the CFO role at Montana Mills.

Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: PAG) announced that J.D. Carlson, the company’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carlson replaces David K. Jones, who has resigned from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to accept a similar position with another company.  Mr. Carlson joined Penske Automotive in 2006 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. In May 2011, he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller and was named principal accounting officer.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) announced the appointment of David K. Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jones joins Iconix after twelve years with Penske Automotive Group. During his tenure, Mr. Jones served as Penske’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as Chief Financial Officer of European Operations. Prior to Penske Automotive, Mr. Jones spent 11 years at Andersen LLP and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Philadelphia Zoo announced Matthew (Matt) Malek as its new Chief Financial Officer. Malek began his career at Arthur Andersen and has held leadership roles at Amkor Technology, FMC and most recently AGI.

Edible Arrangements International announced that Tony DiPippa has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). DiPippa replaces former CFO George Wilson, who moves over to support Edible Arrangements founder and CEO Tariq Farid in the expansion of Edible Brands and his other ventures. DiPippa’s career includes a range of financial roles at Procter & Gamble followed by leadership positions in finance at Dun & Bradstreet. He also has served as VP of North American Finance for Godiva Chocolatier, and was CFO at WB Mason. Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer for Cache.

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation (NYSE: MIC) announced that Liam Stewart has been seconded by the Company’s manager, Macquarie Infrastructure Management (USA), to serve as chief financial officer of MIC effective June 30, 2015. Stewart succeeds Todd Weintraub who was employed by Macquarie and seconded to MIC in May of 2005. Weintraub was appointed chief financial officer of the Company in November of 2008. Stewart joined Macquarie and has worked with MIC since April of 2014 serving as asset director for MIC’s Atlantic Aviation business since that time. From 2009 through 2013 Stewart served as senior vice president and management partner at Global Tower Partners. Prior to joining Global Tower Partners, Stewart was employed by Macquarie Group with responsibility for listed media and telecommunications investments in North America.

Zoe’s Kitchen, Inc. (NYSE: ZOES) announced the resignation of Jason Morgan, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, to pursue other business interests.

Montgomery Street Income Securities, Inc. (NYSE: MTS) announced that it has appointed Atlantic Fund Services as the new administrator of the Fund, effective August 1, 2015. In connection with this appointment, Michael J. McKeen will become Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Fund.

iTOK announced it has appointed Ken Saunders as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Saunders has served as a senior advisor to SaaS (“software as a service”) and early-stage technology companies. Prior to this role, he was CFO at security analytics software company Solera Networks. Saunders held senior financial positions during a 10-year tenure with the National Football League (NFL), including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of NFL Europe.

Envisia Therapeutics announced that it has named Eric Linsley as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Envisia, Mr. Linsley was a managing partner at Pappas Ventures in Durham, NC. While at Pappas Ventures, Mr. Linsley served on the Board of Panacos Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: PANC). Prior to joining Pappas Ventures in 2000, Mr. Linsley served as Chief Financial Officer of TriPath Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPTH). Mr. Linsley also worked as an investment professional with Ampersand Capital. Early in his career, he served as a management consultant with Bain & Co. and McKinsey & Co., and was a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Andersen LLP.

The Cutwater Select Income Fund announced the election of Thomas Stabile as the Vice President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Fund, replacing Joseph Sevely in such capacities. Mr. Stabile had acted as the Fund’s Assistant Treasurer since 2010, and has been employed by the Fund’s investment adviser since May 2005.

Pitcairn announced the appointment of Eric W. Gaul as chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to his appointment as CFO, he has served in a variety of positions, most recently as managing director of Family Office Services. Earlier, he held the position of wealth management project manager. Dan Puckett

Counsyl announced that Dan Puckett has joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to Counsyl, Puckett served as chief financial officer for Ariosa Diagnostics, where he was responsible for leading the finance and human resources functions. Previously, Puckett also served as executive director of operations at Cerexa, a Forest Laboratories subsidiary.

Agenus Inc. (NASDAQ: AGEN) announced the appointment of C. Evan Ballantyne as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Ballantyne served as the Chief Financial Officer at Synthetic Biologics, Inc., from February 2012 to May 2015. From August 2006 to April 2011, Mr. Ballantyne served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Clinical Data, Inc. Mr. Ballantyne has also served as the Chief Financial Officer at a number of private medical technology companies, including Avedro, Inc. and ZymeQuest, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for ACNielsen Corporation – Europe Middle East & Africa, and he held the Chief Financial Officer position there as well for two years. He began his career at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where he held several senior financial positions.

Red Hawk Casino announced that Terry Contreras has been named Chief Financial Officer. Terry was an instrumental part of Red Hawk Casino’s opening, serving as Assistant General Manager through 2011. Terry most recently worked with the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in Corning, Calif. He has worked in California, Oregon and Washington tribal gaming, as well as in Las Vegas, Nev.

Quinnipiac University announced that Mark Varholak, associate vice president for budget and financial planning, has been promoted to vice president for finance/chief financial officer. The promotion will take effect July 1, 2015. For the past two years, Varholak has served as associate vice president for budget and financial planning. Prior to that, he served for more than 10 years as an assistant controller on the finance team. Before joining Quinnipiac, Varholak served for almost 10 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Deloitte & Touche and GE Capital, culminating in his final role at GE Capital as a manager of finance.

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced that Robert E. Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company after nearly 18 years of service to pursue another opportunity in the biotechnology industry. Mr. Hoffman is expected to remain in his current role at Arena until July 10, 2015.

Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. named Marc Vassanelli as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Vassanelli was engaged by Carlyle, Hellman & Friedman, and TowerBrook to advise on potential acquisitions of business services technology companies. Before these advisory roles, Marc was Chief Financial Officer for ConvergeOne Holdings; Equiniti Group; and for the EMEA region of Marsh Inc. (NYSE: MMC).

Twist Bioscience announced the appointment of Solange Glaize, former corporate controller and chief accounting officer for Agilent Technologies, to the newly created position of chief financial officer. Prior to her role at Agilent, Ms. Glaize served as the life sciences group (LSG) operational CFO and also headed the LSG’s business development organization. She joined Agilent with the spinoff from Hewlett-Packard and served as managing director of European financial services in Brussels, Belgium. She transferred in 2001 to the Bay Area and subsequently held several finance controller roles, including commercial controller of the semi-conductor products group and manufacturing controller for the life sciences and chemical analysis group. Ms. Glaize began her career with Hewlett Packard, where she held a variety of escalating finance and managerial roles both in Europe and the United States.

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) announced that Lori Walker has been elected to its board of directors. She will serve on the board’s audit and compensation committees. Walker is the former chief financial officer and senior vice president of The Valspar Corporation. She retired from Valspar in 2013 and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Southwire, and Constellium. Prior to joining Valspar, Walker worked at Honeywell, Inc., for 20 years in progressively increasing roles of responsibility. Her last role at Honeywell was the director of global financial risk management.

Bovie Medical Corporation (NYSE: BVX) announced that Peter Donato, Chief Financial Officer, will leave the company on or about June 25, 2015 to take a position in his home state of Ohio. Jay Ewers, Corporate Controller, has been appointed interim CFO effective upon Mr. Donato’s departure.

Tiptree Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: TIPT) announced that Sandra E. Bell will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2015. Most recently, Ms. Bell served as Chief Financial Officer of Prospect Mortgage, LLC. Prior to joining Prospect, from 2008 to 2011, Ms. Bell served as Chief Financial Officer of PHH Corporation. Prior to PHH, Ms. Bell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. Prior to assuming her position at the Federal Home Loan Bank, Ms. Bell had been a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank Securities, where she had been employed for 13 years.

Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) announced that the board of directors has appointed James C. Reagan as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 6, 2015. Since 2012, Reagan served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Vencore, Inc. (formerly The SI Organization, Inc.) Matt Reece

Webcor Builders announced the hiring of Matthew Reece as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Reece began his career in the construction industry in 2000 as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration with URS Corporation. In 2010, he took over as CFO at Weeks Marine.

Roku Inc. announced that Steve Louden will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Louden joins Roku® from Expedia, Inc. where he serves as Treasurer. Before Expedia Louden also held finance, strategy and planning roles at Washington Mutual, McKinsey and Company and The Walt Disney Company.

ZS Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZSPH) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Farrow as chief financial officer. Mr. Farrow previously served as the chief financial officer of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., from July 2010 until May 2015. Prior to Hyperion, Mr. Farrow was vice president, finance at Evotec AG. Prior to Evotec, Mr. Farrow held various positions, with the most recent being vice president, finance and chief accounting officer, at Renovis, Inc. Previously, Mr. Farrowheld various positions over his seven years in the audit practice of KPMG LLP. With the transition of the Company’s CFO position from Texas to the Bay Area, Todd Creech has decided to leave ZS Pharma and pursue other opportunities.

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE: SPF) and The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE: RYL) jointly announced that following the approved a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Standard Pacific and Ryland will combine in a merger of equals to create a single company. Current Standard Pacific Chief Financial Officer, Jeff McCall, will serve in this role for the combined company.  Current Ryland Chief Financial Officer Gordon Milne will retire in connection with the transaction, after assisting with the integration of the two companies.

VersionOne announced that it has added Chief Financial Officer Verome Johnston to its leadership team. Verome most recently served as interim CFO of Bomgar after TA Associates’ acquisition of the company. He also previously served as CFO of GoodCents Holdings from 2008 to 2014 and CFO of CDC Corporation and CDC Software from 2005 to 2007. Before joining CDC, Verome was corporate controller and then vice president and CFO of Ross Systems from 1998 until 2005. Verome began his career at Deloitte.

Webtrends announced the hiring of Mike Laber as Chief Financial Officer. Mike will be joining the team in mid-July. In the meantime, Brian Agle will continue his role as interim CFO and then assist Mike during his transition. Mike joins Webtrends from Qorvo, a company formed by the merger of RF Micro Devices and TriQuint, where he has worked for the last six years as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to that, Mike was Vice President of Finance at Harland Financial Solutions.

CFO Moves – week ending June 12, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Tesla Motors, Inc. Graco Inc. ZAGG Inc. LendingTree Omega Communities, LLC Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. SimCorp Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. Quantcast Brit + Co HomeStreet, … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending June 5, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Groupon The Walt Disney Company Time Warner Cable Inc. Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC Wolverine Worldwide E*TRADE Financial Corporation LPL Financial LLC DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. Alico, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending May 29, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: NBCUniversal SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. Reader's Digest Association UniPixel, Inc. C.H. Robinson International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Hawaiian Holdings Richardson Electronics, Ltd. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending May 22, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: LivingSocial Tilly’s, Inc. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Arista Networks, Inc. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Bruker Corporation Nortek, Inc. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. Sarcos … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending May 15, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Comcast Corp. Abbott Laboratories City of Chicago Synaptics Incorporated MobileIron Magnetic Zenith Energy Aviat Networks, Inc. EDENS Gold Resource Corporation MyTelemedicine.com DubLi, … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending May 8, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: MillerCoors Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. True Value Company Amway Church & Dwight Co., Inc. zulily, inc. Ryerson Holding Corporation Trex Company, Inc. Tria Beauty, Inc. Direct Flow … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending May 1, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: UPS The Madison Square Garden Company Flowserve Corporation Demand Media, Inc. The Fresh Market, Inc. BioScrip, Inc. Lee Enterprises DEQ Systems Corp. Qumu Corporation VeriSilicon … [Continue reading]