CFO Moves this week include: TripAdvisor, Stereotaxis, Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., CPS Technologies, Storeroom Solutions, Brand Group Holdings, Waste Management, HanesBrands, BioTime, International Education Corp., ZyGEM Corp., Ingenious Med, Stefanini TechTeam, NBC News, Fitzgibbon Hospital, Direct Insite, Hawaiian Airlines, Atlas Pipeline Partners, NextEra Energy, Gilt Groupe, Santeon Group, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Ethos 360, The New York Racing Association, Lubrizol Corp., SolutionSet MediaWhiz, GuardTime, Met-Pro, The Clorox Company, Globalstar, IntelliChief, CBS Corporation, SourceHOV
TripAdvisor, an operating company of Expedia (NASDAQ: EXPE), announced that it has appointed Julie M.B. Bradley as chief financial officer. Bradley previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Art Technology Group (ATG), where she guided the company to profitable revenue growth and ultimately oversaw the acquisition of ATG by Oracle. She was also named 2010 CFO of the Year Award Honoree by the Boston Business Journal. Prior to joining ATG, Bradley was vice president of finance at Akamai Technologies.
Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: STXS) announced the appointment of Samuel W. Duggan as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was Vice President and Treasurer of RehabCare Group, Inc. from 2009 until its 2011 acquisition by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Duggan held various finance positions of increasing responsibility at Kellwood Company, concluding with his role as Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Immediately prior to Kellwood, he was with MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. Mr. Duggan replaces Dan Johnston.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced that Adam Mizel has been named Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer. Prior to the appointment of the current CEO in January 2011, Mr. Mizel was Co-Chief Executive Officers of Cinedigm following the retirement of founder Bud Mayo in June 2010. Prior to being interim co-CEO, Mr. Mizel was named CFO and Chief Strategy Officer in August 2009 after being appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2009. From September 2005 through 2009, Mr. Mizel was the Managing Principal of the General Partner of the Aquifer Opportunity Fund, L.P., who remains one of Cinedigm’s largest public shareholders. Mr. Mizel previously was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Azimuth Trust, LLC from 2001 until 2005. Earlier, he was a partner at Capital Z Partners, L.P., and Managing Director at Zurich Centre Investments, Inc., the North American private equity unit of Zurich Financial Services Group.
CPS Technologies Corporation (OTCBB: CPSH) announced that it has appointed Ralph Norwood as its Chief Financial Officer. Previously he served as the VP/Treasurer and VP/Controller for Polaroid Corp. and the Vice-President and CFO for SatCon Technology. Most recently he served as the President of Navigator Capital Advisors, LLC, a boutique financial consulting firm.
Storeroom Solutions Inc. has named Albert Thorp, III as its chief financial officer. Thorp, a seasoned executive having worked with several global, multi-million dollar companies, joined SSI in June. Thorpe previously served as CFO at Technitrol, Inc., Aramsco, Inc., Brooks Instrument, Inc., and Globus Medical, Inc.
Brand Group Holdings, Inc., the bank holding company for The Brand Banking Company, announced that Robert L. Cochran has been named Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cochran was most recently the Senior Vice President with United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI) in Blairsville, Georgia. He joined UCBI in 1995 after serving six years as an accounting manager for PNC Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) announced the appointment of Steven Preston as Executive Vice President of Finance, Recycling & Energy Services, effective October 1, 2011. Previously, Preston was President and Chief Executive Officer of Oakleaf Global Holdings, which Waste Management acquired in July of this year. Preston will replace retiring Chief Financial Officer Robert S. Simpson, who recently retired from the company effective September 30, 2011. Prior to joining Oakleaf, Preston served as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) from 2008 — 2009 and Administrator of the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) from 2006 — 2008. Before entering public service, Preston spent nearly 25 years in financial and operational leadership positions in the private sector, including nine years with then-publicly traded ServiceMaster Company as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategic Services.
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) announced that it has promoted Richard D. Moss to chief financial officer. Moss has served as the company’s treasurer since January 2006. Prior to joining the company, he served as vice president and chief financial officer of publicly traded Chattem, Inc. He has also held treasurer and senior finance positions with Sealy Mattress Company, Ansaldo Signal NV, Union Switch & Signal, and General Motors’ Saturn Corp. subsidiary. Dale W. Boyles, HanesBrands’ controller and chief accounting officer who served as interim CFO since May 2011, has been appointed to the new position of operating chief financial officer, reporting to Moss.
BioTime, Inc. (NYSE Amex: BTX) announced the appointment of Peter Garcia to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Robert W. Peabody, who was interim Chief Financial Officer, will continue his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Garcia was most recently with Marina Biotech Inc.. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Garcia was CFO of Nanosys Inc. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Garcia was CFO of four Bay Area biotech companies: Nuvelo Inc., Novacept, IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals and Dendreon Corp. From 1990 to 1996, he was a financial executive with Amgen Inc. during its early days of commercializing therapeutics.
International Education Corporation announced the appointment of George P. Harbison as Chief Financial Officer. Harbison served as Chief Financial Officer of U.S. Education Corporation from 2003 until 2008, at which time it was sold to DeVry, Inc. In early 2010, he was named to the position of Chief Financial Officer of DeVry’s Healthcare Group, where he helped manage Carrington Colleges Group, Chamberlain College of Nursing, and DeVry Medical International (consisting of Ross University School of Medicine, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, and American University of the Caribbean). Before entering the postsecondary education space in 2003, Harbison served as Chief Financial Officer of London-based Hilton Group PLC’s U.S. gaming division (Ladbroke USA) and at El Torito Restaurants/Acapulco Restaurants.
ZyGEM Corp. Ltd. announced that Gary Levine has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ZyGEM, Mr. Levine served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bostwick Laboratories. Earlier, Mr. Levine served as a senior financial executive with Pfizer, Medco Health Solutions and Nabisco.
Ingenious Med announced its new Chief Financial Officer, Mark Adams. Most recently, Adams served as president and chief executive officer of A.D.A.M., Inc. Prior to his work with A.D.A.M., Inc. Adams served as chief financial officer for several technology companies including Micron Optics and Melita International.
Stefanini TechTeam announced that Sally A. Brandtneris has joined its executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Her most recent experiences include positions at companies such as Holcim (US) Inc. She previously worked at Eaton Corporation as Division Controller and Business Development Manager. Brandtneris began her career working for Fortune 500 companies such as Apollo Computer, IBM, Sun Microsystems, Ingersoll-Rand, and Thermo King Corporation.
NBC News announced that Dave Pietrycha has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Pietrycha served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MSNBC. Prior to his role as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for MSNBC, Pietrycha spent five years working within the NBC Owned Stations division serving in various finance roles. In 2010, Pietrycha completed General Electric’s Experienced Financial Leadership Program. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Pietrycha completed the Financial Leadership Development Program at BAE Systems.
Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall, Mo. hired Roberta Nienhueser as their new CFO. Ms. Nienhueser was previously vice president of financial services and CFO at Western Missouri Medical Center.
Direct Insite (OTCBB: DIRI) announced the appointment of Sandra Wallace as Vice President of Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA), the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., announced the appointment of Scott E. Topping to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. Topping will join Hawaiian on November 1, 2011 and succeed Peter Ingram, who has assumed a new role at Hawaiian as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Topping joins Hawaiian following 16 years at Southwest Airlines. Prior to Southwest, Topping led consulting relationships with 16 bank clients over six years with FinSer Corporation in San Antonio, Texas, leaving as senior vice president in 1995.
Atlas Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE: APL) announced that the Partnership has promoted Robert W. “Trey” Karlovich, III, the Partnership’s Chief Accounting Officer, to become its Chief Financial Officer. The Partnership is also announcing the resignation of Eric T. Kalamaras, the current Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Karlovich will remain as the Partnership’s Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Karlovich has served as the Partnership’s Chief Accounting Officer since November 2009. He was the Chief Accounting Officer at Atlas Energy, L.P. (formerly Atlas Pipeline Holdings, L.P. (NYSE: AHD)) from November 2009 until its restructuring in February 2011. Before that, he was the Controller of Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent, LLC, the Partnership’s wholly-owned subsidiary, since September 2006.
NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE) announced that Armando Pimentel, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NextEra Energy, Inc., is named President and CEO of NextEra Energy Resources, the company’s competitive power generation subsidiary. Pimentel joined the company as CFO in 2008. He replaces Mitch Davidson, who has decided to leave the company. Moray Dewhurst is named Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of NextEra Energy. Dewhurst served as the company’s CFO from 2001 to 2008. He has served in his present role as Vice Chairman and Chief of Staff of NextEra Energy since 2009, and will retain those responsibilities.
Gilt Groupe, Inc. announced that Andrew Page has been promoted to the role of President from Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Page joined Gilt as CFO in April 2010. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Page was Chief Operating and Financial Officer of PlayPhone Inc. Before PlayPhone, Mr. Page was the Chief Financial Officer & SVP Business Strategy at StubHub, Inc., and led the company’s sale to eBay in 2007. Mr. Page has also held senior executive positions at Panasas, Inc., ONI Systems Corp., and Robertson Stephens & Company. He is currently an advisor to several private e-commerce companies.
Santeon Group, Inc. (OTCBB: SANT) announced the appointment of Mark Guirgis as Acting Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Guirgis served as Treasurer and Vice President, Planning & Analysis at Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated. Prior to his time at Primus, he worked at MCI Communications Corp. for six years as Manager of Consolidations Planning & Financial Analysis.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced that Gary Breaux as the new assistant general manager and chief financial officer. He succeeds Tom De Backer, Metropolitan’s controller who served as interim CFO following the retirement of Brian G. Thomas. Prior to joining Metropolitan, Breaux was director of finance for East Bay Municipal Utility District, a public water agency serving Alameda and parts of Contra Costa counties in Northern California. Prior to joining EBMUD, he was finance director for the city of Oakland.
Ethos 360 announced the addition of Steven Bombola to its executive staff as Chief Financial Officer. At present, Mr. Bombola is the acting CEO of Prairie Nutrition, Inc. Mr. Bombola brings to the table a diverse background in financing that spans large-scale commercial and Small Business Administration (SBA) lending, in-house CFO roles, and ownership of Pacifica Consultants, an enterprise that delivers a comprehensive suite of financial tax services to organizations in several industries.
The New York Racing Association has promoted Ellen McClain from senior vice president and chief financial officer to executive vice president and chief operating officer. McClain joined NYRA in July 2009. From 2004 to 2009, McClain was vice president of finance for Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., a publicly traded group operator of 29 local television stations. From 1993 to 2004, McClain was senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Granite Broadcasting Corporation.
The Lubrizol Corporation, recently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, announced that Brian Valentine was appointed corporate vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, replacing Charlie Cooley who has retired as senior vice president, chief financial officer.
The SolutionSet MediaWhiz Partnership announced Christopher Averill has joined the executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Averill joins the SolutionSet MediaWhiz Partnership from Lake Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Previously, he was chief financial officer of SourceLink, a direct marketing agency based in Itasca, Illinois. Averill has also held executive financial positions with Rexam PLC and American National Can Company in their U.S. and European divisions.
GuardTime appointed Tim Fitzpatrick as its new Chief Financial Officer. Fitzpatrick replaces the previous CFO Bart Matusow, who has been appointed as GuardTime’s new Chief Operating Officer. Before joining GuardTime, Fitzpatrick served as General Counsel for five years to a $3 billion NYSE-listed medical devices company. Prior to that, he practiced law in the corporate finance practice of international law firms in the United States and Hong Kong. As GuardTime’s new COO, Bart Matusow has 20 years of financial industry experience. Prior to serving for nearly three years as CFO for GuardTime, he was a Director at Credit Suisse and before that, a Trader at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
Met-Pro Corporation (NYSE: MPR), announced that Gary J. Morgan, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Director has tendered his resignation, effective January 31, 2012.
The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) announced that Daniel J. “Dan” Heinrich, Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer has announced his retirement from the company effective Nov. 16, 2011. Effective Nov. 17, 2011, Stephen M. “Steve” Robb will succeed Heinrich and has been appointed senior vice president – chief financial officer and a member of the company’s executive management committee. Robb, who joined Clorox in 1989, is currently Clorox’s vice president – finance.
Globalstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSAT) announced the Company has accepted the resignation of Dirk J. Wild, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 11, 2011. Mr. Wild has agreed to stay through this date to oversee the Company’s next quarterly financial report which is expected to be filed prior to the effective date of his resignation.
IntelliChief LLC announced the appointment of Phillip Patterson to Chief Financial Officer. Most recently and prior to joining IntelliChief, Mr. Patterson served as Chief Financial Officer of Personnel Response Team. Prior to that, he was Operating Vice President of International Accounting at Home Shopping Network. Prior to that, Mr. Patterson held senior level accounting positions at Tech Data Corporation, one of the world’s largest wholesale IT distributors.
CBS Corporation announced that Thomas S. Shilen, Jr., who has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since joining CBS in March 2010, has been named Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of CBS News. At the same time, Larry Liding, who had been Deputy Controller, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of CBS Corporation. Prior to joining CBS, Shilen was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Sara Lee Corporation. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President, Global Reporting and Deputy Controller at American Express Company. Shilen also spent four years at Citigroup, Inc., first as Chief Financial Officer of the Citigroup Private Bank and then as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Citi Home Equity. From 1998 to 2003, Shilen held various senior level positions at General Electric Company, including three years as CFO of GE Capital Markets Services, Inc., and two as Vice President, Corporate Finance and Controller of NBC. Liding has served as Deputy Controller of CBS Corporation since March 2010, where he was responsible for financial reporting and SEC compliance as well as other financial planning and analysis. He previously served as the Company’s Assistant Controller beginning in January 2006. Prior to that, he joined Viacom in 1995, eventually becoming Vice President of Financial Reporting until CBS’s separation in 2005.
SourceHOV announced the resignation of Barry Edwards and the appointment of Katy Murray as the company’s new CFO, effective November 1, 2011. Ms. Murray joins us from Pivot3, a privately held multi-national provider of unified storage and compute infrastructure where she was CFO. Prior to Pivot3, Ms. Murray was CFO and EVP of Taleo Corporation, the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions. Prior to Taleo, she was CFO of EXL Services, Inc., a provider of offshore business process outsourcing solutions. Prior to EXL, Ms. Murray held various positions with i2 Technologies, Inc., a multi-national software company, most recently as its EVP and CFO.
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