CFO Moves – week ending January 23, 2015

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, Inc. WaterWalk Hotel & Apartments Northland Investment Corporation
Washington REIT Corporate Office Properties Trust WorkForce Software
InnerWorkings, Inc. Arpin Group Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, LLC
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. Avedro Inc. Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.
TriMas Corporation Boys & Girls Clubs of America Buckhorn Energy Services, LLC
iZotope, Inc. Turnitin Gurtin Fixed Income Management, LLC
Remy International Aaron’s, Inc. Crestwood Equity Partners LP
West Marine, Inc. Armune BioScience, Inc.

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U.S. Bank (NYSE: USB) announced that Andrew Cecere, currently Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kathy Ashcraft Rogers, currently Executive Vice President, Business Line Planning & Reporting, will succeed Cecere as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Rogers has been with U.S. Bank for 28 years and has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Finance organization. Cecere has been with U.S. Bank since 1985. He has served as Vice Chairman and CFO since 2007. Prior to that, he served as Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and Securities Services. Rogers has been with U.S. Bank since 1987. Rogers has been responsible for Business Line Planning & Reporting, including the stress testing process for U.S. Bank with the Federal Reserve Board, since 1998. Billy Moore

Grant Thornton LLP announced that Billy Moore will become the chief financial officer (CFO), effective Aug. 1. He will succeed Russ Wieman upon his retirement from the firm. Currently, Moore serves as the Professional Standards partner for the firm’s Carolinas practice, which includes offices in Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., and Columbia, S.C. Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2009, Moore served for 15 years as the executive vice president and CFO of several publicly traded multinational companies, including Unifi, Inc., Polymer Group, Inc., and International Textile Group, Inc. In addition, he spent nearly 20 years with Ernst & Young LLP in numerous roles of increasing responsibility, including audit partner and managing partner of several offices.

Tribune Publishing Company announced that John Bode, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company by mutual agreement to pursue other business opportunities. Sandra J. Martin, the Company’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, has been appointed interim CFO. Bode was appointed CFO of the publishing unit of Tribune Company in September 2013 and oversaw the successful separation of Tribune Publishing in August 2014. Martin, who joined the Company in Spring 2014, has considerable public accounting and public company financial management experience. Martin has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Entech Solar and as the Vice President and Corporate Controller for Belo Corp.

Cognolink announced Michael Flanagan has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Cognolink, Flanagan was CFO of Paradysz, and President of its digital division, PM Digital. Previously, Flanagan served as CFO and COO of Monster Worldwide’s Directional Marketing business. When Monster spun off this business and sold it to Audax Group, Flanagan was appointed CFO of the newly independent company, and subsequently promoted to President and CEO. Flanagan also has experience working with ADP as Vice President & General Manager, in addition to various roles in its Corporate Finance department. Flanagan also worked at American Express as a Senior Financial Analyst.Tim Morse

DeviceAuthority, Inc. announced that it has appointed Tim Morse to its board of directors. Mr. Morse is CFO and Executive Vice President of Auction.com and the former Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo! Inc. Mr. Morse later held a series of financial leadership roles for General Electric, launching successful initiatives and driving growth in several sectors of the company, including GE Capital, GE Corporate, GE Appliances and GE Plastics. After his time as CFO of Altera Corporation, he joined Yahoo! Inc. as CFO and was later appointed as the company’s Interim CEO. Prior to his current role at Auction.com, Mr. Morse joined Adap.tv, taking control of the fast-growing company’s IPO efforts, which ultimately resulted in an acquisition by AOL.

Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) announced Stephen Riney will be appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is scheduled to begin in February. Riney joins Apache following a distinguished career at BP, plc. where he worked following the merger with Amoco in 1998. Most recently, Riney served as the chief financial officer for BP exploration and production. Previously, he served as the global head of mergers and acquisitions and held several management positions in project finance, insurance, operations and planning. Prior to the merger with BP, Riney spent nine years with Amoco in various management roles in finance, mergers and acquisitions, planning and marketing.Rachel Rice

BCS Global Networks, Inc. announced that Rachel Rice, the longtime CFO of Video Guidance, has been named CFO. Video Guidance and BCS Global merged last month. Video Guidance became a wholly owned subsidiary of BCS. Rice joined Video Guidance as CFO in 2000.

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP) announced the appointment of Gad Berdugo as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, the Board appointed Elliot Maza as an independent director and Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Berdugo is leaving the Board in order to become the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Berdugo was a Managing Director and Head of the Global Life Sciences at Tegris Advisors. He was previously the Founder and Managing Partner of Explorium Capital. From 2001 to 2008 he served as Director at Lazard Asset Management Group. Mr. Berdugo started his career at Abbott and then at Baxter Healthcare, where he was Director of Global Business Development for the Bio-Pharmaceutical Group. Elliot M. Maza currently is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and CFO at Intellect Neurosciences Inc. Previously, Mr. Maza was Chief Executive Officer and CFO at Biozone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer of Emisphere Technologies Inc. Mr. Maza has been a Partner, Transaction Advisory Services, at Ernst & Young, LLP. He began his professional career as an Attorney at Sullivan and Cromwell in New York and then in Investment banking as Vice President of Structured Finance in the Fixed Income divisions of Goldman Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. and BT Securities Corporation. Mr. Maza has served on numerous Boards of Directors for OTC and NASDAQ traded companies, including positions as Chairman of the Audit Committee.

HireRight has named Thomas Spaeth chief financial officer. Most recently, Spaeth served as CFO at UBM Technology. Spaeth’s experience includes corporate finance, consulting, and advisory roles at leading companies such as Motorola, Ernst & Young, and Deutsche Bank.

Sparta Systems, Inc. announced the appointment of Steve Buonaiuto as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his role at Sparta Systems, Buonaiuto served as SVP of Operations for product development and marketing, CFO of EMEA and CFO of Global Services for CA Technologies. Previous to CA, Buonaiuto served as Oracle’s Vice President for North America consulting operations.

WaterWalk Hotel & Apartments announced that Kay Auer joins WaterWalk as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Auer was the CFO of Quality Solutions, Inc. Prior to that position, Auer was the CFO at Value Place.

Northland Investment Corporation has named Ami Fatula as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Northland, she led accounting and reporting oversight with AEW Partners Funds. Fatula also specialized in real estate as an audit manager at Ernst & Young LLP.

Washington REIT (NYSE: WRE) announced the appointment of Stephen E. Riffee as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer-elect, effective on February 17, 2015. Mr. Riffee will succeed Bill Camp who, as previously disclosed, is stepping down as CFO after Washington REIT’s year-end reporting period. Prior to joining Washington REIT, Mr. Riffee served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT). Before joining COPT in 2006, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CarrAmerica Realty Corporation.

Corporate Office Properties Trust (NYSE: OFC) announced that Stephen E. Riffee, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company on February 3, 2015, to pursue other interests. Effective February 4, 2015, Anthony Mifsud will become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

WorkForce Software announced that it has appointed Bob Feller as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining WorkForce Software, he served as CFO of Palace Sports & Entertainment, the parent company of the Detroit Pistons NBA franchise. Feller’s previous roles included serving as vice president of Finance and corporate controller for Salesforce.com and as CFO of Scientific Learning. Feller began his career as a CPA with Arthur Anderson.

InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) announced the appointment of Ryan Spohn as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Spohn will succeed Joseph M. Busky, who is leaving the Company to pursue other business opportunities. Mr. Busky will remain as CFO through the filing of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, at which time Mr. Spohn’s appointment will take effect. Mr. Spohn joined InnerWorkings in early 2009 as a Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining InnerWorkings, he was a finance director for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics and held various positions of increasing responsibility over his ten-year tenure.Michael Killoran

Arpin Group announced that Michael Killoran has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer, replacing Edward Braks who has retired after 20 years of service. Killoran joined Arpin Van Lines as controller in 1983. In 2008, when the accounting functions for Arpin Van Lines and Arpin International Group were consolidated under Arpin Group, he was promoted to controller of the combined entity. Braks will continue to support the interests of the Arpin Group as a consultant and as a member of its board of directors.

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, LLC announced that Chris Work has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. Chris most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Nuevo Midstream, LLC. While at Nuevo Midstream, Chris spearheaded the company’s sale to Western Gas Partners, LP.

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) announced that Keith E. Plowman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has informed the Company’s Board of Directors that he plans to retire in August 2015.

Avedro Inc. announced that Brian K. Roberts is joining the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this role, Mr. Roberts served as Chief Financial Officer for Insulet Corporation. Mr. Roberts replaces Rhonda J. Bracey who has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer for the past six years and who will assist in the transition. Ms. Bracey will be leaving the company in anticipation of her relocation to the West Coast to pursue new opportunities. Prior to Insulet, Brian served as CFO for Jingle Networks, and CFO for Digitas. Mr. Roberts has also held finance positions at Idiom Technologies, Inc., the Monitor Group and served as an auditor with Ernst & Young LLP.

RH (Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc.) (NYSE: RH) announced the appointment of Ali Rowghani to its Board of Directors. He will also serve on the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rowghani has served in executive leadership positions at innovative growth companies, including Twitter, Inc. and Pixar Animation Studios, Inc. At Twitter, Mr. Rowghani was hired as the Company’s first Chief Financial Officer in March 2010, and later served as Chief Operating Officer from December 2012 to June 2014. Prior to Twitter, from June 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Rowghani served in various leadership roles at Pixar, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning. Mr. Rowghani is currently a part time partner at YCombinator, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of The San Francisco Symphony.

TriMas Corporation announced David Rice as the future chief financial officer of the new Cequent organization, once the previously announced spin from TriMas Corporation is complete. The spin transaction is expected to be completed in mid-2015. David currently serves as division finance officer of TriMas’ Cequent Performance Products business located in Plymouth, Mich. David joined TriMas Corporation in 2005 and brings more than 30 years of financial, audit and leadership experience to the role. He has held previous roles at TriMas Corporation, which include division finance officer of Cequent Performance Products, and group controller and director of Corporate Audit. Prior to 2005, he held additional divisional controller positions of increasing responsibilities at GKN Sinter Metals and Mueller Industries, Inc., as well as managing international operations finance at The Woodbridge Group.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) has appointed Wayne DeVeydt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Anthem, Inc., to the organization’s Board of Governors. DeVeydt joined Anthem in 2005 as senior vice president and chief accounting officer. He later became chief of staff to the chairman and chief executive officer before becoming chief financial officer in 2007. Before joining Anthem, Mr. DeVeydt was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers serving in several leadership roles during his time with the company.

Buckhorn Energy Services, LLC announced that Victor A. Wind has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Forest Oil Corporation from August 2013 until it merged with Sabine Oil & Gas LLC in December 2014.  Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Forest Oil, Mr. Wind served in many capacities during his 10 year tenure at Forest including Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer from December 2009 and Corporate Controller from January 2005.  Prior to joining Forest Oil Corporation, Mr. Wind served as Director of Financial Reporting and Controller for Evergreen Resources, Inc., and also served as an audit manager at the New York-based accounting firm BDO Seidman, LLP.iZotope Inc Michael Bayer

iZotope, Inc. has hired Michael Bayer as its Chief Financial Officer. Bayer’s past experience includes senior finance roles at organizations such as MotherNature.com, LightChip, TaskRabbit, DynamicOps, Mobiquity, and Revivio. Bayer also served as co-founder and CEO of RPM Communications.

Turnitin announced that Bobby Wilson, most recently the chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Hobsons, is joining Turnitin as chief financial officer. Bobby Wilson joins Turnitin from Hobsons, where he served as CFO and COO from 2012 to early 2015. Prior to Hobsons, he spent 10 years in various leadership roles at Thomson Reuters, including finance lead for several businesses. Earlier in his career, Bobby held positions at Ford Motor Company and NASA. Erik Davidson

Gurtin Fixed Income Management announced the promotion of Erik Davidson to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Davidson draws from 17+ years of financial industry experience, including experience as Director of Investments & Financial Reporting for the San Diego State University Foundation and serving as CFO for two different mass market consumer product companies prior to joining Gurtin in 2014.

Remy International (NASDAQ: REMY) announced that Albert VanDenBergh will join Remy as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective February 20, 2015. Al most recently was Finance Director, Delphi Connection Systems with Delphi Automotive PLC. Prior to joining Delphi, Al was a product development engineer with General Motors vehicle engineering organization.

Aaron’s, Inc. (NYSE: AAN) announced that Ryan Woodley, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of subsidiary Progressive Leasing, has been named Chief Executive Officer of Progressive Leasing. In addition Todd Jeffcoat, Senior Vice President of Finance, was named Progressive’s Chief Financial Officer. Woodley joined Progressive as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in June of 2013. Previously, Woodley was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at DigiCert. Before DigiCert, he was a principal at Polaris Partners. Prior to Polaris, Woodley was a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group. He has also spent time at Google as a manager in the online sales operations group and at the payment gateway Authorize.Net. Jeffcoat joined Progressive in May of 2012.  Prior to joining Progressive, Jeffcoat served as Controller, then Chief Accounting Officer for TMX Finance. Prior to joining TMX Finance, he served as staff accountant, then Corporate Accounting Supervisor for Advance America.

Crestwood Equity Partners LP announced that Michael J. Campbell has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of Crestwood Equity GP LLC, the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP, effective on March 31, 2015. The company appointed Robert T. Halpin as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective upon the effective date of Mr. Campbell’s resignation. Mr. Halpin previously served as the Company’s Vice President—Finance since January 2013 and as the Company’s Vice President—Business Development from January 2012 to January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, from July 2009 to January 2012, Mr. Halpin was an Associate at First Reserve, and from July 2007 to June 2009, Mr. Halpin was an investment banker in the Global Natural Resources Group at Lehman Brothers and subsequently, Barclays Capital following its acquisition of Lehman Brothers’ Investment Banking Division in September 2008.

West Marine, Inc. (NASDAQ: WMAR) announced that it has accepted the resignation of Thomas R. Moran from his position as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary. The company appointed Deborah Ajeska, West Marine’s Divisional Vice President and Controller, as the company’s Principal Financial Officer. In this new capacity, Ms. Ajeska will perform Mr. Moran’s duties until a new CFO is appointed. Ms. Ajeska, a 15 year veteran of the finance team, joined the company in May of 1999 as its Director of Financial Planning & Analysis, was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis in 2007, then to Assistant Vice President-Operations, Controller in 2008 and finally to her current position in late 2010.

Armune BioScience, Inc. announced the appointment of Susan J. Crookston to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Susan replaces Jim Johnson, the outgoing CFO. Susan has more than 20 years of experience in various financial and human resource roles within the life sciences market, including senior and management team experience at two start-up companies – Afmedica and most recently with CeeTox, Inc. Sue also worked for Apjohn Ventures as the Finance Director. Prior to working for start-ups, Sue held various financial leadership and analyst roles in The Upjohn Company, Pharmacia & Upjohn and Pfizer.

CFO Moves – week ending January 16, 2015

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 Company Cimarron Energy, Inc.
SpareFoot Corner Bakery Café TigerLogic Corporation
The Providence Service Corporation Unilife Corporation AMRI
Unum Therapeutics TriMas Corporation 99¢ Only Stores
Gazillion, Inc. Oryzon Genomics SA 1to1 Card
Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. Frisbie Memorial Hospital
TD Ameritrade Investors Bancorp, Inc. USA Compression Partners, LP
RealNetworks, Inc. United States Commodity Funds LLC Credit Karma
Coveris S.A. Talent Rover Volt Information Sciences, Inc.
Home Financial Bancorp Wipro Limited Lee Enterprises, Incorporated
PROS® Northwest Natural Gas Company Taulia
NEMUS Bioscience, Inc.

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Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) announced that Leslie D. Hale, executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust, has been elected to the board of directors. Hale was promoted in April 2013 to executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust. Previously, she was RLJ’s chief financial officer and senior vice president for real estate and finance. Hale joined Bethesda, MD-based RLJ in 2005 after a successful career at GE Capital Corporation, a division of General Electric. She served in roles of increasing responsibility including vice president in the mergers and acquisitions group of GE Commercial Finance and associate director for GE Real Estate in its Strategic Capital Group. In addition to her experience at GE, Hale served as an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co.

DigitalGlobe, Inc. (NYSE: DGI) announced that Gary W. Ferrera will become the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by March 9, 2015. Fred Graffam, who has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2014, will remain in that role through that time. Graffam will resume full-time responsibility for DigitalGlobe’s Financial Planning & Analysis function when Ferrera joins the company. Ferrera joins DigitalGlobe with extensive experience as a public-company CFO at multiple firms. Most recently, he served as CFO at Denver-based Intrawest Resort Holdings. Prior to joining Intrawest, Ferrera was CFO of Madison, Wis.-based Great Wolf Resorts, and before that, served as CFO of Colorado-based National CineMedia. Earlier in his career, he served in investment banking roles at Citigroup and Bear Stearns, with the latter both in the U.S. and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he served as an international tax consultant with Arthur Andersen. Ferrera currently serves on the board of directors of Colorado Public Radio.

Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SNOW) announced the promotion of Travis Mayer to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Gary W. Ferrera has given his resignation in order to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Mayer joined Intrawest in 2007 and has served as Executive Vice President, Operations & Business Development since January 2014. Mr. Mayer has held various positions at Intrawest including Senior Vice President, Finance & Business Development, and Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis. Mr. Mayer started his career with Intrawest at the Company’s Steamboat resort. Prior to joining Intrawest, Mr. Mayer was a member of the U.S. Ski Team for eight years and represented the United States at two Olympic Games, earning a silver medal in the 2002 Olympics. Price Cooper

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced that Price Cooper will be joining Krispy Kreme as Executive Vice President later this month. Mr. Cooper will be appointed Chief Financial Officer following the Company’s filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K in early April. Mr. Cooper will succeed Douglas R. Muir, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since June 2007 and who announced his retirement plans last year. Mr. Cooper previously served as chief financial officer of Texas Roadhouse, Inc. and prior to that was employed by Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

Texas Roadhouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: TXRH) announced that Price Cooper, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to take on an expanded Chief Financial Officer position for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. Cooper joined Texas Roadhouse in 2006 and was promoted to CFO in August of 2011. Texas Roadhouse also announced that in addition to his role as president, Scott Colosi will also serve as CFO in the interim. Colosi served as CFO of Texas Roadhouse from 2002 until his promotion to president in 2011.Shannon Okinaka

Hawaiian Airlines, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), has appointed Shannon Okinaka to the position of senior vice president and interim chief financial officer, filling a vacancy left by the departure of CFO Scott Topping. Okinaka has served as vice president – controller of Hawaiian Airlines since 2011. She joined the company as a senior director in charge of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and special projects. Prior to joining Hawaiian Airlines, Okinaka worked for Hawaiian Electric Co. and Coopers & Lybrand/PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc. announced the appointment of David DiChiara as Chief Financial Officer. DiChiara joined HMG in 2010 and quickly progressed upward to the position of Controller. Prior to that, he worked for Chrysler Financial Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Business Centers, as a Dealer Relations Manager and Credit Analyst, respectively. DiChiara also developed Frozen Capital Analysis programming software utilized by a multinational company to explore and repurpose idle investment assets.

The Schwan Food Company announced that Robin Galloway has joined as its executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer. She most recently served as chief financial officer for Wells Enterprises, Inc., and has held leadership positions with companies such as Dean Foods, Restaurants Unlimited and Johnson Controls, Inc. Galloway is succeeding Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Dollive, who will be retiring from The Schwan Food Company after an accomplished 30-plus-year career in the food industry.

Cimarron Energy, Inc. announced that it has named Richard J. Wilkie as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wilkie was most recently a partner in the Houston law office of Akin Gump where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and financial and securities transactions.  Mel Tang

SpareFoot announced that Mel Tang has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Tang was CFO at Demand Media Inc. Tang joined Demand Media shortly after it was founded in 2006 and was promoted to CFO in August 2012. Previously, Tang was an investment banker at UBS Investment Bank and at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Corner Bakery Cafe announced the appointment of Salil Bapat as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bapat most recently served as CFO for YUM Brands’ Latin America and Caribbean region, one of many positions he has held during his 20 years of restaurant, franchise and finance experience. He previously supported YUM Brands in Thailand and South Korea in progressively larger CFO roles. Prior to his international assignments, Salil led the Financial Planning and Analysis, Development, Capital Planning and Business Analysis groups for the brand.

TigerLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: TIGR) announced Roger Rowe‘s appointment as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rowe was most recently CFO at Agilyx Corporation. Mr. Rowe has also served as Director of Investor Relations and Financial Planning and Analysis at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc., and as CFO at other technology companies including Merchandising Technologies, Inc., InFocus Corporation and Preview Systems.

The Providence Service Corporation (NASDAQ: PRSC) announced the pending departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Robert Wilson.

Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ: UNIS) announced the appointment of David Hastings as Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Hastings will be joining the Company on February 23rd. Mr. Hastings most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Incyte Corporation between 2003 and 2014. During his 30 year career, including 15 years as a CFO in the biopharmaceutical industry, Mr. Hastings has held senior financial leadership roles at companies such as ArQule, Inc., Genzyme (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanofi), and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Dennis Pyers, who has been with Unilife since 2010 will continue to serve as interim CFO until February 23rd, 2015, and will then remain at Unilife as Senior Vice-President and Controller reporting to Mr. Hastings.

AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced that Michael M. Nolan, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be departing AMRI. The company also announced that Felicia Ladin will join the company in the same role, effective February 4, 2015. Ladin has spent the majority of her career in the pharmaceutical industry, most recently as Senior Vice President, CFO, Global Specialty Medicines at Teva Pharmaceuticals, USA. Between 2008 and 2014, Ms. Ladin held positions of increasing responsibility directing Teva’s financial planning and analysis operations, and from 2002 to 2008 was tax director for the U.S.

Unum Therapeutics announced that it has named Christiana Stamoulis as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Most recently, Ms. Stamoulis was the Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Vertex, she was a Managing Director in Citigroup’s Investment Banking division and a senior investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co’s Healthcare Investment Banking Group, where she spent the majority of her investment banking career. She currently serves as a director of the Board of Hologic.

TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) announced Bob Zalupski as the new chief financial officer of TriMas Corporation. Bob currently serves as TriMas’ vice president of finance, corporate development and treasurer. Bob joined TriMas in 2002 and has more than 30 years of business and financial management experience. From 1996 to 2002, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen. Prior to 1996, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the audit practice of Andersen. As previously announced, Dave Wathen will remain president and chief executive officer of TriMas Corporation. Mark Zeffiro, the previous executive vice president and chief financial officer of TriMas, will serve as president and chief executive officer of the new spin-off entity upon completion of the transaction. On an interim basis, Zeffiro has been named group president of Cequent, and will continue to report directly to Wathen, with the Cequent leaders reporting to him.

99¢ Only Stores announced that it has appointed Brad Lukow as Chief Financial Officer. Chris Laurence, who has served as Interim CFO since May 2014, will remain with 99¢ Only to provide oversight to the Company’s key strategic initiatives and to facilitate the transition. Mr. Lukow joins 99¢ Only Stores following a 20-year career at Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation where he served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Mr. Lukow was a key member of the management team as the company grew its store network to 1,253 Shoppers Drug Mart/Pharmaprix stores across Canada. Prior to Shoppers, Mr. Lukow served in various roles at Loblaw, including financial reporting, budgeting and planning, taxation and internal audit from 1990 until 1994.

Gazillion, Inc. announced Eric Garay has joined the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Garay joins Gazillion after 11 years at Electronic Arts, where he held roles as Chief Financial Officer for Maxis, the EA Play Label and The Sims Label and most recently managed the finance and accounting function for Maxis, World-Wide Customer Experience, and the Global Shared Services organization. Prior to EA, Mr. Garay served as Director of Finance and Accounting at Business.com and was a Senior Consultant in the Strategy Finance & Economics group at Arthur Andersen.

Oryzon Genomics SA announced the appointment of Gregory L. Weaver as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Weaver has served as CFO of several public biotech companies in the US, most recently Fibrocell Science. Previous to Fibrocell, Weaver was CFO at Celsion Corp, Poniard Pharmaceuticals and Sirna Therapeutics. He also currently serves as non executive director of Egalet Corporation and Atossa Genetics. Oryzon’s Enric Rello will remain as CFO in Spain and will continue as part of Oryzon’s senior management team to support the Company’s financial operations in Spain.

1to1 Card announced that Daniel P. Grotto has joined the company as member of the company’s advisory board and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Grotto’s distinguished track record of success includes his position as President of Prepaid Solutions, Inc., formerly owned by West Suburban Bank. Prior to the sale, Mr. Grotto was a senior executive of West Suburban Bank in Chicago, Illinois for almost nine years, serving as a strategist advising the President, CEO and the board of directors. Additional roles included his position as Managing Director for PNC Capital Markets and Managing Director at ABN AMRO Capital markets. He has also served as a Senior Corporate Finance Consultant and Managing Director within the Corporate Finance Group at Harris Trust and Savings Bank/Bank of Montreal.Barney Barney Steven Berk CFO

Barney & Barney Insurance Services LLC, a division of Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, announced that Steven Berk has joined the firm as its new Chief Financial Officer. Berk joined Marsh in 1980 and has held a number of different leadership positions, including 24 years serving as either a divisional or regional CFO. Berk assumes CFO responsibilities from Hal Dunning, who has served as both CFO and Chief Operating Officer of Barney & Barney since 2003. Dunning will continue to run the day-to-day operations of the firm as COO.

Electronic Cigarettes International Group, Ltd. (OTC: ECIG) announced the hiring of Phil Anderson will be joining as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ECIG, Phil worked with the Pinnacle Family Office, a Dallas-based family office investment fund which is an investor in ECIG. Prior to Pinnacle, Phil was the director of research at SIAR Capital, a family office focused on investing in small-cap growth companies and was also a research analyst at C.E. Unterberg, and Ladenburg Thalmann.

 

Frisbie Memorial Hospital has appointed John Marzinzik as the hospital’s new President & CEO. Marzinzik has served as Senior Vice President & CFO at Frisbie Memorial Hospital since 1993. Marzinzik was Director of Billing & Information Systems at North Adams Regional Hospital in North Adams, Massachusetts and Vice President of Finance and Facilities at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, NH. He has also served as Comptroller for Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, Illinois.

TD Ameritrade (NYSE: AMTD) announced that after 16 years with the Company, nine as executive vice president and chief financial officer, Bill Gerber will retire at the end of fiscal 2015. He started with TD Ameritrade in 1999 as director of finance and was promoted to CFO in 2006.

Investors Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISBC) announced that Sean Burke will join Investors Bancorp, Inc. and Investors Bank as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Burke has worked in investment banking since 2000, most recently as Managing Director and Head of U.S. Depository Institutions for RBC Capital Markets in New York.

USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) announced that Matthew C. Liuzzi has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. Matt has served as SVP – Strategic Development since joining the Partnership in April 2013. Prior to joining the Partnership, he was a Director in the Global Natural Resources Group at Barclays and prior to that at Lehman Brothers. The Partnership accepted the resignation of former Chief Financial Officer Joseph “Jody” Tusa, Jr., for personal reasons.

RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) announced the appointment of Marjorie Thomas as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective February 4, 2015. Ms. Thomas’ career spans nearly 30 years and includes senior finance roles at Intuit, Sony, and Hewlett-Packard.  Most recently, she served as VP of Corporate Finance and Treasurer for Intuit. Prior to Intuit, Ms. Thomas served as SVP, Finance and Corporate Controller of Sony Electronics where she was a member of the Sony Electronics Executive Committee.  Before that, Ms. Thomas spent 20 years at Hewlett-Packard in several senior leadership positions. She began her career as a CPA at Arthur Andersen. Ms. Thomas succeeds Tim Wan, who joined RealNetworks in 2000 and has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since April 2012.

United States Commodity Funds LLC (“USCF”) announced that Howard Mah has indicated his intention to resign.  In order to provide an orderly transition, Mr. Mah has agreed to stay and remain as a Management Director and the Chief Financial Officer (Principal Accounting Officer) of USCF until the earlier of a suitable replacement is accepted by the Board of Directors of USCF or close of business July 15, 2015.

Credit Karma announced that it has appointed Joseph Kauffman, previously CFO of TAL Education Group, as its first-ever Chief Financial Officer. Before TAL, Kauffman led strategic investment for NYSE-listed New Oriental Education & Technology Group and held various management leadership roles at The Coca-Cola Company.

Coveris S.A. announced the recent installation of Richard Passov to it’s board of directors. Mr. Passov most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Zoetis Inc. His work history includes serving as Treasurer for Pfizer, Inc. and Assistant Treasurer for Intel Corporation.

Talent Rover announced that Michael Lehman, former CFO of Sun Microsystems, has joined the Talent Rover Advisory Board and has invested in the company. A private investor and current board member at MGIC, Solera Holdings, MapR and the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Lehman joins Talent Rover with extensive experience as a chief financial officer for high tech companies. Over the past few years, Lehman has directed the IPO readiness of two companies that are now publicly traded: Arista Networks and Palo Alto Networks. Prior to entering the startup world, Lehman achieved recognition at Sun Microsystems, where he served two stretches as CFO after joining the company in 1987.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE-MKT: VISI) announced that James Whitney Mayhew, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to step down from his position for personal reasons. Mr. Whitney will be leaving Volt after a 60-day transition period ending March 20, 2015.

Home Financial Bancorp (OTC: HWEN) the holding company for Our Community Bank based in Spencer, Indiana regrets to announce that Gary M. Monnett (“Mike”), the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2014. His duties will be assumed on an interim basis by Cross Financial Services until a successor is found. Cross Financial Services is based in Franklin, Indiana and provides a variety of financial services to community banks.

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) announced that Suresh Senapaty, the current Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, will retire on March 31, 2015, completing a distinguished career spanning over three decades with the company. Jatin Dalal, Senior Vice President – Finance will take over the role of CFO, effective April 1, 2015. Jatin Dalal joined Wipro in 2002. He has been instrumental in setting up of Wividus – the company’s shared services division besides strengthening the company’s Financial Planning & Analysis and Investor Relations functions.

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE: LEE) announced that Carl G. Schmidt, vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, has informed the company that he plans to retire July 1. Schmidt joined Lee in 2001. He previously was senior vice president and chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer of Johnson Outdoors, a publicly traded component of the SC Johnson group of companies, which he joined in 1994. He began his career in 1978 as a certified public accountant at the Big Four accounting firm of KPMG LLP, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a series of promotions, he became a partner in 1988.Stefan B. Schulz

PROS® (NYSE: PRO) announced Stefan B. Schulz will join the company as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Schulz is expected to begin in his new role on or before March 16, 2015. He replaces Charles H. Murphy, who, as previously announced in February 2014, is retiring from PROS after 16 years with the company. For the past three years, Schulz has served as Chief Financial Officer at Digital River, Inc. He previously spent six years with Lawson Software. Schulz also worked for 12 years at BMC Software, where he held several leadership roles, the last as vice president, global revenue operations. Schulz began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Northwest Natural Gas Company announced that Stephen P. Feltz, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire from the Company during 2015. The Company is in the process of identifying Mr. Feltz’s successor. Mr. Feltz plans to remain in his position until his successor is engaged.

Taulia announced the hiring of its Chief Financial Officer, Rik Thorbecke. Thorbecke previously served as CFO for Meltwater Group. Thorbecke has served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer and in other senior leadership roles at a range of Silicon Valley companies including Meltwater Group, Plastic Logic, Electronic Arts, Levi Strauss & Co. and Equinix. Additionally, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for more than 17 years.

NEMUS Bioscience, Inc. (OTC: NMUS) announced the appointment of Thomas (Tom) A. George, current Chief Financial Officer of Deckers Brands, to its Board of Directors. Mr. George will also be responsible for chairing the Company’s audit committee. Mr. George joined Deckers Brands as Chief Financial Officer in September 2009. Prior to Deckers, Mr. George was with Ophthonix, Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer since February 2005. Prior to Ophthonix, Mr. George spent more than seven years as Chief Financial Officer for publicly held Oakley, Inc., now a division of Luxottica Group S.p.A. Earlier in his career, Mr. George held positions at Loral Corporation, International Totalizator Systems, Remec Corporation and Coopers and Lybrand.

AmnioLife Corporation announced it has appointed Andrew S. Hoover as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AmnioLife Mr. Hoover worked at Square 1 Bank. He has also previously held positions at RS Investments and Oak Value Capital Management.

CFO Moves – week ending January 9, 2015

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CFO Moves this week include: Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) PTC Cepheid Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Raytheon Company Continental Building Products, Inc. West Corporation Alorica Burlington Stores, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending January 2, 2015

CFO Moves this week include: Echo Therapeutics, Inc. Would you like to receive our weekly CFO Moves directly in your email? Click the SIGN ME UP! button on the right of the blog page. Should you have any CFO Moves to report, … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending December 26, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Lexmark International, Inc. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Natural Resource Partners L.P. Knowles Corporation Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. C.R. England NexBank Capital, Inc. Aviat … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending December 19, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: The Carlyle Group Zoosk LogMeIn, Inc. RadioShack Corporation Apache Corporation Extended Stay America, Inc. FirstCare Health Plans NTN Buzztime, Inc. ArcBest Corporation Senior Lifestyle … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending December 12, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: United Technologies Corp. Pall Corporation Quantcast RPX Corporation Northrop Grumman Corporation Warner Bros. Entertainment Windstream RE/MAX Holdings, Inc. Charles River Associates … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending December 5, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: Major League Baseball Velcro Industries Callaway Golf Company Reynolds American Inc. Halliburton Company The Permanente Federation Synaptics Inc. Satori Capital Bemis Company, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending November 28, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: United Technologies Corporation Unisys Corporation Univar ThousandEyes Barrett Holdings, Inc. Breitling Energy Corporation Unitrends Infusionsoft University General Health System, Inc. … [Continue reading]

CFO Moves – week ending November 21, 2014

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CFO Moves this week include: The Dow Chemical Company The Wet Seal, Inc. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Wyndham Worldwide Gannett Co., Inc. A. H. Belo Corporation Shire plc Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. Essia … [Continue reading]