CFO Moves – week ending March 20, 2015

CFO Moves this week include:

Aramark Care.com Sunrun
Ares Management, L.P. SIFCO Industries, Inc. Maxwell Technologies
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. SterlingRisk Ella Health
ampCNG RiskIQ eProdigy
Hampshire Group, Limited Tower Three Partners Deciphera Pharmaceuticals
WSFS Financial Corporation Zions Bancorporation Syniverse
Pope Resources Aergen Management Services Druva
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. MedAssets, Inc. The Spectranetics Corporation
Fibrocell Science, Inc. Globecomm FARO Technologies, Inc
Cantel Medical Corp.

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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) announced that Stephen P. Bramlage, Jr. has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment is effective April 6, 2015. Bramlage succeeds Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Fred Sutherland, who will retire after nearly 35 years with the company, including 17 years as CFO. Sutherland will remain with Aramark through December, 2015 to ensure a seamless transition. Bramlage joins Aramark from Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I), where he spent nine years and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Bramlage’s background also includes finance-related leadership jobs at PPG Industries, Inc. and Eli Lilly. He started his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP.

Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) announced that Michael Echenberg has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and will join in late April. Mr. Echenberg will succeed Steve Boulanger who was named Interim CFO of the Company in November 2014. Mr. Echenberg joins Care.com from Weight Watchers International Inc. where he served for the last two years as Chief Strategy Officer. In 2004, he joined WeightWatchers.com, then a separate company, as its Vice President of Strategy. After helping to consummate the transactions that brought WeightWatchers.com and Weight Watchers International together, he held several senior management roles in the combined entity. These included Head of Finance for the North America business unit; CFO of the Weight Watchers Health Solutions business unit in its launch year; and SVP, Corporate Finance & Strategy, which included management of investor relations. Mr. Echenberg started his career as a management consultant, first at Dean & Company and then at McKinsey & Company as part of its Corporate Finance & Strategy practice. In between, he served as Head of Strategy for ParentWatch, Inc.

Sunrun announced that Bob Komin has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Komin has been as a CFO or chief operating officer (COO) at companies such as Tellme Networks, Solexel, and most recently, Flurry, Inc. Komin earlier served as vice president of finance and treasurer of Cincinnati Bell, and Convergys.

Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES) announced that it has appointed Michael R. McFerran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. McFerran was previously a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”) where he served as the Chief Financial Officer of KKR’s credit business and was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN). Prior to joining KKR in 2005, Mr. McFerran spent the majority of his career at Ernst & Young LLP. Daniel F. Nguyen, Ares Management’s current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will remain with Ares as Chief Financial Officer of the Ares Private Equity and Tradable Credit Groups and will continue his involvement with firm M&A activities. The Chief Financial Officer roles for each of the other two Ares investment groups, Direct Lending and Real Estate, will continue to be filled by Penni Roll and Tae-Sik Yoon, respectively. In addition, Ms. Roll will continue as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Mr. Yoon will continue as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE).

SIFCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SIF) announced that Catherine M. Kramer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company, effective April 3, 2015, to return to the private equity industry. Ms. Kramer has served in her current role since January 1, 2013. She joined the Company in 2012 as director of financial planning and analysis after spending four years at Greenstar Capital LLC, where she served as managing director and vice president of strategic planning. Corporate Controller Thomas R. Kubera will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining SIFCO Industries in 2014, Mr. Kubera spent nine years at Cliffs Natural Resources, most recently as Controller – Global Operations Services.

Maxwell Technologies announced that the company and Kevin S. Royal, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will step down from his position during 2015.

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that it has appointed Stefanie Cavanaugh as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Apollo, Cavanaugh was Senior Vice President of Finance for Harden Healthcare from 2010 until its sale to Gentiva Health Services in 2014. She began her career with Ernst & Young before serving in executive management positions at The Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Encore Medical Corporation, and Solis Women’s Health.

SterlingRisk announced the appointment of Joanne Krush as Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Ms. Krush was most recently SVP/Finance for Hub International. Prior to Hub, Ms. Krush was the SVP/Finance at Aon/Berkely Travel and VP/Finance at Jardine Insurance Brokers. Ms. Krush began her career at Grant Thornton. She held financial positions in the video editing division of Columbia Pictures and for the international division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. before moving into insurance.

Ella Health announced today that it has appointed Joseph Shikorsky as Chief Financial Officer. Shikorsky was most recently Vice President of Finance with Physiotherapy Associates. Other positions include Chief Financial Officer/VP Finance of Fresenius Vascular Care; and VP/Controller of Critical Homecare Solutions.Saad Qais

ampCNG announced that Chief Financial Officer Saad Qais has joined the company. Previously, Saad was Vice President of Corporate Finance at Mainstream Renewable Power.

RiskIQ announced the appointment of Jeff Baeth as chief financial officer. He was previously a senior vice president at VeriSign. More recently, he served as CFO for Devicescape, and JAJAH Inc. Baeth currently serves as an advisory board member at Funding Wonder, Inc.

eProdigy has named Stephen Brown as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Brown had been serving as the company’s acting CFO. Before joining eProdigy, one of Mr. Brown’s recent positions was CFO/Treasurer of IDT Corp, where he had worked for 15 years.

Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC: HAMP) announced that, pursuant to an agreement with financial services and consulting firm, GRL Capital Advisors, it has retained the services of William Drozdowski as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Over the past eight years, he has served as interim Chief Financial Officer and/or Financial Advisor for thirteen of GRL Capital Advisors’ clients. Before joining GRL in 2006, Mr. Drozdowski was financial controller with Urban Brands. Before that he was the Director of Finance at Petrie Retail Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Drozdowski served as Controller for Petrie Stores Corp.

Tower Three Partners announced that Debra Bricker has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Bricker succeeds Chris Jacobs who has retired. Ms. Bricker previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Harvest Partners, LP. Prior to joining Harvest, Debra was a Senior Accountant at Schroders in New York and Singapore. Ms. Bricker began her career at Coopers & Lybrand in its capital markets division.

Deciphera Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Tucker Kelly as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Kelly served as Chief Financial Officer of AdvanDx, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kelly has served as Chief Financial Officer of deCODE Genetics and Critical Therapeutics (CRTX). Prior to joining Critical Therapeutics, Mr. Kelly held lead life science investment banking positions for Canaccord Adams and Robertson Stephens and as an attorney in the corporate and securities group for Foley, Hoag and Elliot, LLP.

WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced that Rodger Levenson was named interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Levenson, currently Chief Commercial Banking Officer, has served with the bank since 2006. Prior to joining WSFS, Mr. Levenson was Senior Vice President and Manager of the Specialized Banking Group at Citizens Bank. Earlier, he spent 17 years in various commercial banking positions at Wells Fargo (via predecessor companies). Steve Fowle, CFO since 2005, has accepted an opportunity with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida.

Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) announced that Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Doyle L. Arnold will retire in early May, subsequent to the filing of the Company’s first quarter financial results. He will be succeeded as Chief Financial Officer by Paul E. Burdiss, currently Corporate Treasurer at SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Mr. Burdiss served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Comerica Inc., where he previously served as Director of Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burdiss worked in Chicago, Illinois as a relationship manager at The Bank of Nova Scotia.

Syniverse announced that David W. Hitchcock has been appointed the company’s Executive Vice President, Global Product Management and Development, effective April 1, 2015. Hitchcock has served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Syniverse since 2007. Robert (Bob) Reich will take over the Chief Financial Officer role from David Hitchcock also effective April 1, 2015. Bob Reich was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc. and previously served as the Vice President, Controller and Treasurer for McLeod,USA, Inc., as well as the Assistant Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Assistant Controller for Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation. Reich also served as Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche.

Pope Resources (NASDAQ: POPE) announced that John Lamb has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 20, 2015.  Lamb succeeds Tom Ringo, who became Pope Resources’ President & Chief Executive Officer in December 2014 after having served as Interim CEO since June 2014. Mr. Lamb joins Pope Resources from Segale Properties where he was responsible for the firm’s property management and leasing activities as well as long-term development plans.  Prior to joining Segale Properties, from 1997 through 2013 Lamb was CFO and Senior VP of Unico Properties. From 1990 to 1997, he worked as Corporate Controller for Shurgard Storage Centers.  Mr. Lamb worked for both Ernst & Young and KPMG early in his career.

Aergen Management Services recently made several senior appointments including Heinz Westen as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Westen most recently served as CFO of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises.  Before that, Dr. Westen worked in the aviation industry for more than 14 years at various leasing entities including as Boullioun Aviation Services, LTU International Airways, and WestLB.  Mahesh Patel

Druva announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer, Mahesh Patel. Mahesh Patel most recently served as VP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer at RingCentral. He previously held the same position at Intematix and multiple financial leadership roles at Atheros Communications until its acquisition by Qualcomm.

Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) announced that Jeffrey A. Cook, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire from the Company effective April 3, 2015. Mr. Cook has held the position since February 2012. In the interim, Bob Cardin, the Company’s Controller, will assume the role of acting Chief Financial Officer.

MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) announced that Charles O. Garner was promoted to serve as executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer. Mr. Garner had been MedAssets chief financial officer since April 2011. Prior to joining MedAssets in 2005, Mr. Garner had previously held positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Bain & Company, and American Management Systems (now CGI). MedAssets also announced that Anthony Colaluca, Jr. has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Immediately prior to joining MedAssets, Mr. Colaluca was an independent consultant providing business and financial advisory services to public and private companies. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Colaluca served as CFO for Intergraph Corporation. Prior to joining Intergraph, he served as CFO for Harland Financial Solutions, Inc., a software division of John H. Harland Company. Previously, Mr. Colaluca also served as CFO for Solution 6 North America, and CFO for Computer Management Sciences Inc.

The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNC) reported that Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plan to transition from his current role. Mr. Childs will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until his replacement has been hired. Following the transition, Mr. Childs will continue to serve as an officer of the Company in a Vice President role that will include treasury, investor relations and financial planning.

Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) announced the appointment of Keith A. Goldan as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of NuPathe Inc. Prior to joining NuPathe Inc., Mr. Goldan was CFO and a member of the board of directors of PuriCore plc, and Vice President and CFO of Biosyn, Inc. Mr. Goldan previously served in a variety of roles with ViroPharma Incorporated, Century Capital Associates, and the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice of KPMG, LLP.

Globecomm announced that Jason D. Juranek has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Globecomm, Mr. Juranek served as Vice President Division CFO of Harris CapRock; a division of Harris Corporation.  Prior to Harris CapRock, Juranek held various senior financial management positions at Vangent, General Dynamics and DynCorp.

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announced that the Company and Peter G. Abram have mutually agreed that Mr. Abram will resign from his position as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Janet D’Anjou, the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller, will serve as the Company’s interim principal financial officer and interim principal accounting officer. Ms. D’Anjou has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company since May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. D’Anjou was employed at Tupperware Brands Corporation as Director, Financial Reporting from 2011 to May 2014 and as Director, External Reporting/Assistant Controller from 2007 to 2011.  Previously, Ms. D’Anjou was a technical accounting manager at Itron, Inc. from 2006 to 2007.  Ms. D’Anjou began her career at BDO Seidman LLP, where she served from 1997 to 2006 in roles of increasing responsibility.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) announced the appointment of Peter G. Clifford as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Clifford will replace Craig A. Sheldon, whose planned retirement was previously announced.  Mr. Sheldon will remain at Cantel as Executive Vice President through mid-May to assist in the transition. For the past six years, Mr. Clifford served as Vice President of Operations Finance and Information Technology of IDEX Corporation.  Prior to that role, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Clifford served as CFO of Gast Manufacturing, an IDEX company. For approximately six years prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Clifford held various senior financial positions for General Electric (GE).

CFO Moves – week ending March 13, 2015

CFO Moves this week include:

Google, Inc. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. Dollar General Corporation
B&G Foods, Inc Tenet Healthcare Corporation Citi Trends, Inc.
Adaptive Medias, Inc. CB&I Bankrate, Inc.
SDC Nutrition, Inc. King Estate Winery Karmanos Cancer Institute
Intertek Group plc Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Integrated Wealth Management Smarsh®
Alere Inc. Sanchez Energy Corporation Heartland BancCorp
Iteris, Inc. Kinsale Capital Group Xamarin
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. Qumu Corporation Arlington Asset Investment Corp.
BIND Therapeutics, Inc. Endologix, Inc. Unwired Planet, Inc.
Lilis Energy TransAKT Ltd. CTI Group (Holdings) Inc.
Hearsay Social Heat Biologics, Inc. The LGL Group, Inc.
National American University Holdings, Inc. Demand Media, Inc.

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Google Inc. announced that Patrick Pichette, its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), informed the company of his intent to retire. The effective date of his retirement has not yet been determined. Patrick indicated that he intends to assist in the search for a new CFO and ensure an orderly transition, which the company expects will occur within the next six months.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) announced the appointment of Eric Aboaf as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He will succeed CFO John Fawcett, who is retiring April 30, 2015. Aboaf comes to Citizens from Citigroup, where he most recently held the role of Global Treasurer. He also previously served as CFO of both Citigroup’s North American Consumer Group and its Institutional Client Group. Aboaf also previously held the role of partner and co-head of the U.S. Financial Services Practice at Bain & Company.

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) announced that David Tehle, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire from Dollar General effective July 1, 2015. Prior to joining Dollar General in June 2004, Tehle spent seven years with Haggar Corporation as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He held leadership positions with several world leaders in manufacturing, including vice president of finance for The Stanley Works, Mechanics Tools Division, and vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Hat Brands Inc. Tehle gained 12 years of financial experience through management positions at Ryder System Inc. and through various financial and accounting positions at Texas Instruments, Inc. He has served as a director of Jack in the Box Inc. since December 2004.

B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) announced that it has appointed Thomas P. Crimmins as its Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Crimmins joins B&G Foods from DRS Technologies, Inc., where he spent 16 years, the last three as that company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Crimmins was an audit manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Crimmins replaces Robert Cantwell, who has been the Company’s Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 1991, and has been serving in that role on an interim basis since the beginning of this year, when he was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer.Tammy Romo

Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: THC) has appointed Tammy Romo, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Southwest Airlines Co., as a new independent director. She will serve on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Romo has served as senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Southwest Airlines since September 2012. Previously, she held a variety of financial management and leadership positions at the company, including senior vice president of planning, vice president and controller, vice president and treasurer, and senior director of investor relations. Before joining Southwest Airlines in 1991, she was an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.

Citi Trends, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRN) announced that Bruce Smith, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will also become its Chief Operating Officer.

Adaptive Medias, Inc. (OTC: ADTM) announced that it has appointed Omar Akram, co-founder and Vice President of Product and Technology, to the additional roles of President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Akram served as a Director of Product Development at Tactara from March 2012 until January 2013; Senior Product Development Manager at SpinMedia from December 2011 until April 2012; and Senior Product/Project Development Manager at Epic Marketplace from April 2009 until November 2011.

CB&I (NYSE: CBI) announced it has appointed Michael S. Taff as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2015. Mr. Taff will succeed Ronald A. Ballschmiede, who is retiring. Mr. Taff joins CB&I from Flowserve Corporation where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for McDermott International Inc., and also for The Babcock and Wilcox Company following its spin-off from McDermott. Mr. Taff also has held finance leadership roles at HMT, Inc., Philip Services Corporation and British Petroleum Oil Company. Westley S. Stockton, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, will assume interim responsibility for the company’s operational finance functions until April. Mr. Stockton joined CB&I in 2002 and has served in his current role since August 2008.

Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced the appointment of Steven D. Barnhart as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Barnhart has held the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2014. Prior to joining Bankrate in September, 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 is a director at USATechnologies, Inc.

SDC Nutrition, Inc. announced that Ray Boyer will now serve as their Chief Financial Officer.  Ray is a private investor, and recently retired from Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. as Chief Financial Officer after a 38-year career.  Ray is the current Director of the SDC Nutrition, Inc. Board.

King Estate Winery announced the promotion of Megan McKinnon, Controller, to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Compliance Officer and Inventory Manager.Karmanos Cancer Institute Brian Gamble

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute announced hiring Brian Gamble as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Gamble most recently served as both the vice president and assistant treasurer for Henry Ford Health System and as the vice president of Finance and chief financial officer of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. While at Henry Ford Health System, he also has served as corporate director of Treasury, served as cash manager and served on several subsidiary boards.

Intertek Group plc (FTSE: ITRK) announced that Bonnie H. Chan has joined Intertek Americas as Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Chan was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Tydenbrooks Company.  Ms. Chan also held various senior finance positions at Borden Dairy Company; Sara Lee; and Dean Foods Company.

Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc. (PINK: ZGSI) named Timothy (Tim) A. Peach as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer

Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. announced that Thomas P. O’Neil has joined the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Arcadia, Mr. O’Neil was the CFO of Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc. He has also held executive-level positions with ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology firms Nodality and HX Diagnostics, as well as several finance roles with Monogram Biosciences, Inc.

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAD) announced that Steve Davis, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of ACADIA, has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Integrated Wealth Management announced that Ryan Delaney has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Delaney began his career in financial services in 1995. Most recently, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s Alternative Investment Group. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Ryan spent 15 years in the hedge fund and fund of funds industry.Allen Muhich

Smarsh announced that Allen Muhich has been named chief financial officer. Muhich joins with over 20 years of experience in financial leadership roles in companies including Tripwire, Tektronix, Merix Corporation and Xerox. Most recently he served as the chief financial officer at Radisys.

Alere Inc. (NYSE: ALR) announced that David Teitel, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will transition from the role of Chief Financial Officer when a suitable successor is hired.

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael G. Long, plans to retire effective April 30, 2015. The company also announced that Gleeson Van Riet, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and Investor Relations, has been named interim Co-Chief Financial Officer.

Heartland BancCorp (OTC: HLAN) parent company of Heartland Bank, announced that Carrie Almendinger has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  George Smith, who has served as Heartland’s Chief Financial Officer for nearly 20 years, plans to retire in April. Almendinger is currently Senior Vice President and Controller at Heartland and has been an employee of the bank since 1996.  She has 25 years of accounting experience and 19 years of banking experience including roles as Accounting Supervisor and Assistant Controller before being promoted to her current position of Controller.

Iteris, Inc. (NYSE: ITI) has appointed Andrew Schmidt as vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Schmidt joins Iteris after serving as CFO of Smith Micro Software for nine years. Before joining Smith Micro, Schmidt held CFO roles for several public companies, including Genius Products and Mad Catz Interactive, and he also served as vice president of finance for Peregrine Systems. Schmidt succeeds Craig Christensen, who has served as interim CFO since July 2014. Christensen will continue serving the company as vice president and controller, positions he has held since April 2012.

Kinsale Capital Group has promoted Bryan P. Petrucelli to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Petrucelli was previously Kinsale’s Vice President of Finance – a position he has held since the company’s founding in 2009. Prior to joining Kinsale, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young’s audit practice.

Xamarin announced it has hired Bryan Morris as CFO. Morris joins Xamarin after serving as CFO at LiveRamp, which was acquired by Acxiom Corporation (NASDAQ:ACXM) in July 2014. Prior to that, Morris spent five and a half years as VP Finance at Ooyala (acquired by Telstra in October 2014).Scott Landers

Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TYPE) announced that Scott Landers, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Monotype, will become president and chief executive officer on or about January 1, 2016. Landers has also been appointed chief operating officer, effective immediately, and will serve in this role until his appointment as president and CEO.

Qumu Corporation announced the transition of its Chief Financial Officer, with James R. Stewart, transitioning over a period that ends on September 30, 2015,

Arlington Asset Investment Corp. announced that Kurt R. Harrington intends to retire, after serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for the last 15 years. Richard E. Konzmann has been chosen to succeed Mr. Harrington as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Since 2002, Mr. Konzmann has been employed by American Capital, Ltd. In 2006, Mr. Konzmann became Senior Vice President, Accounting of American Capital, Ltd. Prior to joining American Capital, Ltd., Mr. Konzmann was a Vice President and Controller at Crestline Capital Corporation, served in various accounting, finance and asset management roles with Host Marriott Corporation and began his career with the public accounting firm Deloitte and Touche LLP. Andrew Hirsch

BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND) announced that Andrew Hirsch has been appointed the acting president and chief executive officer of the Company. Mr. Hirsch was formerly BIND’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Prior to joining BIND, Mr. Hirsch was chief financial officer at Avila Therapeutics until its acquisition by Celgene, Inc., in March 2012. Previously, Mr. Hirsch served in roles of increasing responsibility during his nearly 10 year tenure at Biogen Idec, most recently as vice president, Corporate Strategy and M&A.

Endologix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELGX) announced that Shelley Thunen, Chief Financial Officer, has decided to resign from her position in order to spend more time with family and pursue other personal interests.

Unwired Planet, Inc. appointed Dean (Kip) Witter III as the Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Witter will provide consulting services to the Company as CFO pursuant to an existing consulting agreement with The Brenner Group, Inc. Mr. Witter is a Vice President of The Brenner Group, a financial consultancy firm, a position he has held since January 2009. He currently also serves as a director of Eeonyx Corporation. Prior to the Brenner Group, from 2003 to 2007 he was President of William D. Witter, Inc., an investment manager, and he served as its Chairman from 2005 to 2007. From 1999 to 2001, he was Chief Financial Officer of Hello Direct, Inc., until its acquisition by GN Great Nordic. Mark Thompson, the Company’s current CFO has resigned.

Lilis Energy (NASDAQ: LLEX) announced that Kevin Nanke has joined the company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Eric Ulwelling, who served as Lilis Energy’s CFO since October 2014, has resumed his position as Principal Accounting Officer and Controller, a post he has held since joining the Company in 2012. Mr. Nanke previously served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Delta Petroleum Corporation from 1999 to 2012, and as its Controller from 1995 to 1999. Concurrent to his positions, Mr. Nanke served as Treasurer and CFO of Delta’s E&P subsidiary, Amber Resources, and as Treasurer, CFO and Director of Delta’s E&P subsidiary, DHS Drilling Company. Prior to joining Delta, Mr. Nanke was employed by KPMG LLP.

TransAKT Ltd. (OTC: TAKD) announced the appointment of Mr. Yam Chi-Wah as its chief financial officer. Mr. Yam succeeds Ms. Taifen Day who has stepped down as chief financial officer. Prior to joining TransAKT Mr. Yam Served as financial controller of Legend Hardware Ltd. from 2006 to 2015, a company specializing in the manufacture, processing, and distribution of office & home furnishings. He has also served as a finance manager for Neolink Technology Ltd.

CTI Group (Holdings) Inc. (OTC: CTIG) announced that Manfred Hanuschek has been named as CTI Group’s Chief Executive Officer and President, and that Nathan Habegger has been named as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hanuschek has served as CTI Group’s interim Chief Executive Officer and President since January 1, 2015 and served as CTI Group’s Chief Financial Officer since June 2000. Mr. Habegger has served as CTI Group’s Vice President of Finance since June 2005.

Hearsay Social announced that William Salisbury has joined the company as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Salisbury joins Hearsay Social from AVAST Software. Prior to AVAST, Salisbury served as CFO at Crescendo Bioscience. Before shifting into these operational roles, he spent 15 years at Morgan Stanley. He began his career as an associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell.

Heat Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBX) announced that Matthew Czajkowski will resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer in order to relocate to Kigali, Rwanda to assume the position of Country Director of Jibu. Mr. Czajkowski will also serve as Jibu’s Chief Financial Officer. Stephen J. DiPalma will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company upon the resignation of Mr. Czajkowski. Mr. DiPalma is Managing Director for Danforth Advisors LLC. Previously, he served as the CFO of two public companies, and as CFO, COO, CEO or Director of eight privately held companies, in addition to his consulting clients. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of Cognoptix Inc., and is on the Board of Directors of Phytera, Inc.

The LGL Group, Inc. (NYSE: LGL) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, R. LaDuane Clifton, has informed the Company of his resignation, effective March 31, 2015, due to his acceptance of a similar position in the pharmaceutical industry.

National American University Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAUH) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Venessa Green, recently resigned to pursue other opportunities. Dr. Ronald Shape, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, will serve as interim chief financial officer. Ms. Green has served as CFO since November 2011.

Demand Media, Inc. (NYSE: DMD) announced the appointment of Rachel Glaser as CFO. Rachel comes to Demand from Move, Inc., where she served as CFO.

CFO Moves – week ending March 6, 2015

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CFO Moves – week ending February 27, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: The Hershey Company Kelly Services, Inc. Lorillard, Inc. Chromalox, Inc. LyondellBasell Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. BlackLine Potbelly Corporation LKQ Corporation … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending February 20, 2015

CFO Moves this week include: Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Kimberly-Clark Corporation Flowserve Corporation Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. EnPro Industries Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending February 13, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: NIKE, Inc. Dropbox Kraft Foods Group, Inc. Avery Dennison Corporation Newell Rubbermaid Aeropostale, Inc. Pitney Bowes Inc. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. CTS Corporation Ascena Retail Group, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending February 6, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Visa Inc. Brown Shoe Company Cintas Corporation Carlisle Companies Incorporated Cablevision Systems Corporation DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. Zero Motorcycles A123 Systems LLC Epizyme, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending January 30, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: McDonald's Corporation Altria Group, Inc. Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. CDI Corp. Avon Products, Inc. Northrop Grumman Corporation Kroll Inc. Chiquita Brands International, Inc. The Krystal … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending January 23, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: U.S. Bank Grant Thornton LLP Tribune Publishing Company Cognolink DeviceAuthority, Inc. Apache Corporation BCS Global Networks, Inc. Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. HireRight Sparta Systems, … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending January 16, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Macy’s, Inc. DigitalGlobe, Inc. Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Texas Roadhouse, Inc. Hawaiian Airlines The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc. The Schwan Food … [Continue reading]