CFO Moves this week include:
|Best Buy Co., Inc.||Zynga Inc.||Caesars Entertainment Corporation|
|Leap Wireless International, Inc.||Murad, Inc.||SYNNEX Corporation|
|ConforMIS, Inc.,||Medifast, Inc.||Neovia Logistics Services|
|W. P. Carey Inc.||Bazi International, Inc.||Sparton Corporation|
|OpenLink Financial LLC||ChannelAdvisor||Full House Resorts|
|Dyn||Global Eagle Acquisition Corp.||Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc.,|
|Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation||Harsco Corporation||Boingo Wireless, Inc.|
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Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY) announced that Sharon McCollam, the retired Director, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc., will join the company as its new Chief Administrative and Chief Financial Officer, effective December 10, 2012. As Chief Financial Officer, she succeeds James Muehlbauer, whose departure was announced last month. McCollam currently serves on a number of boards, including Art.com, Privalia Venta Directa, S.A and Sutter Health.
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced that Mark Vranesh, chief accounting officer, has been appointed chief financial officer. Mr. Vranesh succeeded David Wehner, who left the company to pursue a senior finance position at Facebook, Inc. Mr. Vranesh previously served as the CFO of Zynga from May 2008 until August 2010. Since August 2010, he has served as the company’s chief accounting officer. Before joining Zynga, Mr. Vranesh served as the vice president of finance and administration and corporate controller of Fortinet, Inc. Prior to that position, he held finance roles of increasing responsibility, including vice president of finance, at Support.com, Inc., an online technology support company.
Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR) announced that Donald Colvin will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Colvin served as Executive Vice President and CFO of ON Semiconductor Corp. from April 2003 to October 2012. Prior to joining ON Semiconductor, he held a number of financial leadership positions throughout his career, including Vice President of Finance and CFO of Atmel Corporation, CFO of European Silicon Structures and several financial roles at Motorola Inc.
Leap Wireless International, Inc. (NASDAQ: LEAP) announced that its current CFO, Jerry Elliott, who joined the Company earlier this year, has been appointed to the role of president and chief operating officer. In addition, Perley McBride has been appointed as executive vice president and chief financial officer, replacing Mr. Elliott in that role. Mr. Elliott joined Leap in May 2012. Prior to joining Leap, Elliott served as chief financial officer and chief administrative officer at The Weather Channel Companies. He also served as chief financial officer and later as president of Frontier Communications, chief executive officer at Global Signal and chief financial officer at Virgin Media. Mr. McBride most recently at The Weather Company where he served as executive vice president of finance. Prior to that, McBride was the corporate vice president of financial planning and analysis at Frontier Communications. Prior to Frontier, he held accounting and finance positions at Sprint PCS and Citizens Communications.
Murad, Inc. announced that Fred Gysi has joined the Murad Family as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Gysi was the Chief Financial Officer for Canon Communications. Gysi was also CFO at THQ, Inc, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Creativity, Inc.
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE: SNX) announced that Thomas Alsborg, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has revised his plans to retire from his position as Chief Financial Officer of SYNNEX to the earlier of May 31, 2013 or the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Alsborg had previously indicated he planned to retire on or about November 30, 2012.
ConforMIS, Inc. announced it has appointed Peter Traynor as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining ConforMIS, Mr. Traynor spent 10 years at Genzyme Corporation where he served as the Chief Accounting Officer and most recently as the Senior Vice President of Business Unit Finance
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) announced that the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Brendan Connors, resigned to pursue other interests. The Company has named Edward J. Powers, as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Powers joined Medifast as Senior Controller in 2011. Most recently, Mr. Powers was Global Controller, Construction Group at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) from 2010 to 2011. While at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Mr. Powers also was Director of Finance, Global Product Development from 2009 to 2010 and Director of Finance, Business Planning and Analysis, Industrial Products Group from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Mr. Powers has held various roles at DeWalt including Director of Finance, Marketing Division from 2000 to 2005, Director of Finance, Business Development from 2000 to 2005, Director of Finance, Latin American Group from 1998 to 1999 and Assistant Corporate Controller from 1993 to 1998.
W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) announced that Catherine (Katy) D. Rice will join the Company as Managing Director on January 7, 2013 and will be appointed Chief Financial Officer in March 2013. The Company announced Mark DeCesaris’ intention to resign as CFO and his election as a member of the Board of Directors in July 2012. Most recently Ms. Rice served as Managing Principal at Parmenter Realty Partners. From 2002 to 2009, she served as Chief Financial Officer of iStar Financial Inc. Prior to joining iStar, she held senior positions in the real estate investment banking groups at Banc of America Securities, Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch.
Bazi International, Inc. (OTC: BAZI), and its operating subsidiary True Drinks, Inc., announced the appointment of Dan Kerker as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Kerker spent seven years as Director of Finance at Anheuser-Busch Sales of Los Angeles. Prior to joining True Drinks he spent two years working as CFO for Environmental Packaging Technologies in Houston, Texas, and Regeneca, Inc. in Irvine, California.
Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announced that Mark Schlei has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schlei most recently served as CFO at Paperworks Industries. Previously, he served as CFO at Thetford Corporation. Mr. Schlei has also served as CFO for Lake City Industries, Corporate Controller for Littelfuse, Inc. and held various financial roles at Newell Company. Mr. Schlei replaces Greg Slome who is leaving Sparton to pursue other career opportunities.
ChannelAdvisor announced the appointment of John Baule as chief financial officer. Most recently, Baule served for two years as chief financial officer of Apollo Global, Inc. Prior to Apollo Global, Inc., Baule was the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of K12, Inc.
Full House Resorts (NYSE: FLL) announced that Deborah Pierce will be joining Full House Resorts in December as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Pierce most recently served as Chief Financial Officer since 2005 for Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas. Prior to that, she served as a key finance executive in various other casino operations, including Vice President of Finance for Ameristar Casinos, Inc. and Vice President of Finance for Silverton Casino, LLC. The Company’s current Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Mark Miller will retain the title and responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer.
Dyn announced that Scott Dussault, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Demandware, has been added to its Board of Directors. Dussault joined Demandware in 2008. Prior to joining Demandware, Dussault was the Chief Financial Officer of Archivas, Inc. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Astra Tech and Chief Financial Officer of StorageNetworks.
Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: EAGL) announced that Dave Davis, former chief financial officer of Northwest Airlines Corporation and US Airways Group and current director of Row 44 Inc. (Row 44), will join the company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer upon closing of its proposed business combination transaction in which Global Eagle will acquire Row 44 and 86% of the issued and outstanding shares of Advanced In-flight Alliance AG. Prior to the closing of the business combination, Davis will serve as Chief Financial Officer of Row 44. Upon closing, Davis will transition to take on the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. In his role at Global Eagle, Davis will be responsible for Global Eagle’s group finance functions including financial planning and analysis, controllership, tax, treasury, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions activity. Most recently, Davis served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Finance, at Best Buy, Inc. in Minneapolis. Davis joined US Airways Group in 2002 as Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis before being promoted to Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2004. A year later, Davis joined Northwest Airlines Corporation as Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller. From June of 2007 to November of 2008, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer where he oversaw the Northwest Delta merger process. From 2008 to 2010, Davis served as Senior Managing Director of Perseus LLC until he cofounded Bearpath Capital, LLC firm. Davis currently serves as a board member of, Lumexis Corporation. Davis also became a board member of Row 44 in 2008.
Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. announced the promotion of Maria Bible to Chief Financial Officer. Bible assumed her role in September 2012, following six successful years as the company’s controller. Bible’s previous experience includes working as a Financial Operations Principal for Capital Financial Group’s broker-dealer H. Beck, Inc.
Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: NVSL), the holding company for Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan (the “Bank”), announced the appointment of Thomas Van Lenten as Interim Chief Financial Officer of both the Company and the Bank. Thomas Van Lenten, CPA is a Director of Princeton, New Jersey-based CFO Consulting Partners, LLC.
Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced the resignation of Stephen J. Schnor as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Barry E. Malamud, who currently serves as Vice President and Corporate Controller, has been named as Interim CFO and will assume the responsibilities of principal financial officer until a permanent CFO has been selected.
Boingo Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIFI) announced it has appointed senior vice president of finance and administration, Peter Hovenier, to Chief Financial Officer. Hovenier has been with the company since 2002. He replaces Ed Zinser, who has served as CFO of Boingo Wireless since 2008. Prior to joining Boingo, Hovenier worked in various financial management positions at Frontera Corp., GeoCities (acquired by Yahoo!), MGM Studios and Wyndham Hotels Corp.
Castlight Health announced that John C. Doyle has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Doyle previously held the position of chief operating officer at biotech company Achaogen, and prior to that, was vice president of finance and corporate planning at Genentech. Prior to Genentech, he was chief financial officer and senior vice president of corporate development at Renovis, Inc.