CFO Moves this week include:
|Adap.tv||Xerox||Vera Bradley, Inc.|
|The LGL Group, Inc.||Diamond Resorts International||The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)|
|Colonial Properties Trust||IHS Inc.||Auction.com|
|Atossa Genetics, Inc.||HYCOR Biomedical, Inc.||REGEN Energy|
|Medifast, Inc.||Viamedia||Ormat Technologies, Inc.|
|GSE Holding, Inc.||Primary Integration||LCA-Vision Inc.|
|Atlas General Insurance Services||1WorldSync||Flux Power® Holdings, Inc.|
|Energy Edge Technologies Corporation||Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc.||Ciralight Global, Inc.|
|Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco||Ascena Retail Group, Inc.||ArborGen|
|Residential Finance Corporation||Net Health Systems||Sapphire Energy, Inc.|
|National Basketball Association||First Advantage||Orbitz Worldwide, Inc.|
|Dyn||The Pantry, Inc.||SafeNet, Inc.|
|Citizant||Dynasil Corporation of America||lynda.com|
|Hemagen Diagnostics, Inc.||Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC||Cone Health|
|BioNitrogen Corporation||The SI Organization, Inc.||Univar|
|National Audubon Society||ESP Resources, Inc.||Morningstar, Inc.|
|The Gymboree Corporation||Prime Estates & Developments, Inc.||Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc.|
|Valmont Industries, Inc.||JDSU||National CineMedia, Inc.|
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Adap.tv announced the appointment of Timothy R. Morse to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Morse joins Adap.tv from Yahoo!, where he held the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer positions from June 2009 to October 2012. In addition, he served as the company’s Interim Chief Executive Officer from September 2011 to January 2012. Prior to Yahoo!, Morse was the CFO of Altera Corporation (ALTR) and GE Plastics, a unit of General Electric. During his 15-year tenure at General Electric, Morse held a variety of positions at GE Plastics, GE Appliances and GE Capital in North America, Europe and Asia.
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) announced that Luca Maestri, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is leaving the company, effective February 28, to assume the role of corporate controller at Apple.
Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA) announced that Jeffrey A. Blade, its Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, has resigned effective today to pursue other opportunities. Kevin Sierks has been appointed interim CFO until a new CFO is appointed. Mr. Sierks has served as the Vice President – Controller, Chief Accounting Officer since joining the Company in December 2011. He has extensive experience in accounting and finance roles with various public companies. Before joining the Company, Mr. Sierks served as the Vice President and Corporate Controller for Biomet, Inc. from October 2007 to December 2011. Prior to that, he served in various financial and accounting positions with Boston Scientific Corporation from 2002 to 2007 and at Deloitte from 1995 to 2002.
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that William F. Oplinger will become Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2013, succeeding Charles D. McLane, Jr. who plans to retire after a 40-year career with the company. Oplinger has been Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa’s Global Primary Products business unit since December 2011. Since joining Alcoa in 2000, Oplinger has held key corporate positions in Financial Analysis and Planning and as Director of Investor Relations. He also has had major assignments in Alcoa’s largest business, Global Primary Products, including Controller, Operational Excellence Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career, Oplinger held engineering, customer services and business planning positions with Westinghouse and Emerson Electric.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Ken Giacobbe has been named Chief Financial Officer of its Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS) business group. Giacobbe has served as Controller of Alcoa Engineered Products and Solutions since 2011. Giacobbe joined Alcoa in 2004 as Vice President of Finance for Global Extruded Products, part of Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions. After that, he was Vice President of Finance for Building and Construction Systems, and Group Controller for EPS.
Carpenter Technology announced that Tony R. Thene has been selected as the company’s Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thene replaces K. Douglas Ralph, who announced in September that he will leave the company. Mr. Thene will join Carpenter after 23 years with Aloca Inc. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions business headquartered in New York City. Prior to his current position, Mr. Thene was Vice President & Controller for Alcoa.
The LGL Group, Inc. (NYSE: LGL) announced that R. LaDuane Clifton has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Clifton, previously served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since March 2010, and as LGL’s Corporate Controller from August 2009 to March 2010.
Diamond Resorts International announced that David Palmer, formerly President and Chief Financial Officer, has become President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Al Bentley, who had been serving as Executive Vice President – Europe, has assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Palmer has served as President since September 20, 2010, and is a member of the Board. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of Diamond Resorts International and its subsidiaries since April 2007, and he served as Executive Vice President until his promotion to President in September 2010. Mr. Palmer served as a managing director of Trivergance, LLC, which he co-founded from its formation in June 2006 to July 2010. Mr. Bentley has served as Executive Vice President of Diamond Resorts Parent, LLC and its subsidiaries since April 2007. Mr. Bentley is also a partner at Mackinac Partners, LLC (“Mackinac”), a financial advisory firm which has provided services to DRP since April 2007. Prior to joining Mackinac, Mr. Bentley was a managing director at KPMG LLP and a senior manager at Arthur Andersen & Co. In addition, Mr. Bentley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Swifty Serve Corporation and Pic N’ Save, Inc.
Colonial Properties Trust (NYSE: CLP) announced that C. Reynolds Thompson, III, has resigned from his positions as President and Chief Financial Officer of the company. The company also announced today that Bradley P. Sandidge, Executive Vice President, Accounting, will assume responsibilities as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sandidge first joined the company in 2004 as Senior Vice President, Multifamily Accounting and Finance and served in that role until January 2009. Mr. Sandidge has served as the company’s Executive Vice President, Accounting since January 2009.
IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) announced that Rich Walker has been named Executive Vice President-Global Finance and Todd Hyatt Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and IT Officer. Walker was named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer in August 2011. He joined IHS in December 2006 and had served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer since March 2011, with prior leadership responsibility in strategy, marketing, corporate development and alliances. Hyatt was named Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer in October 2011 leading the company’s worldwide IT operations. He served as Senior Vice President of the Vanguard program starting in 2010 and was Senior Vice President-Financial Planning & Analysis from 2007-2010. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for the company’s engineering segment from 2005-2007. Prior to joining IHS, Hyatt held leadership roles in public accounting, corporate finance and private equity across a variety of industries.
Auction.com announced that Bruce Felt has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer of SuccessFactors. Prior to joining SuccessFactors, Felt was chief financial officer of several leading software companies including LANDesk Software, Integral Development Corp. and FullTime Software. He was also founder, chief financial officer and director of sales for Renaissance Software and a senior manager at Deloitte & Touche. He is a board member of YouSendIt.
Atossa Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) announced that Kyle Guse has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary. During the past year, Guse practiced law as a partner in the Silicon Valley office of Baker Botts LLP. From 2007 to 2012, he was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Guse practiced law at Heller Ehrman LLP. He began his career in 1987 at Deloitte & Touche. Guse replaces Chris Benjamin who acted as interim Chief Financial Officer.
HYCOR Biomedical, Inc. announced that Ed Cordell has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Cordell joins HYCOR from Given Imaging, Inc. where he was Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the North and South American regions. Cordell has also held senior financial executive positions with Gravograph, Novoste Corporation, and CryoLife.
REGEN Energy announced that it has appointed Roy Dalton its new Chief Financial Officer. His most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer at RuggedCom Inc.
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) announced the appointment of Timothy G. Robinson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Robinson will replace Joseph Kelleman who has been serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis since December 2012. Mr. Kelleman will continue in his role as Director of Finance – Supply Chain. Most recently, Robinson held the position of Vice President, Business Operations for Canon Business Solutions, Inc. from 2008 – 2013. From 1995 to 2008, Mr. Robinson was Vice President, Finance & Administration for Canon Business Solutions-East, Inc. Mr. Robinson was Controller of Dupli-Fax, Inc. from 1989 to 1995 and was a Senior Emerging Business Consultant for Deloitte & Touche from 1985 to 1989.
Viamedia announced that Chris Black has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) based in Lexington, KY. Most recently, Mr. Black was the Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Vivint, Inc. Prior to joining Vivint, Mr. Black served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Commercial Lines Inc. Other experience includes high level positions with Wabash National Corporation, SunTrust Bank and PNC Bank.
Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announced that Doron Blachar has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 2, 2013. From March 2009 to present, he has been serving as the CFO of Shikun & Binui Ltd. From 2005 to 2009, he served as the Vice President – Finance of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. Prior thereto, from 1998 to 2005, he served in a number of positions at Amdocs Limited, including as Vice President – Finance from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Blachar replaces Mr. Joseph Tenne, who will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities.
GSE Holding, Inc. (NYSE: GSE) announced the appointment of J. Michael Kirksey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. For the past five years Mr. Kirksey served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Endeavour International Corporation. Prior to this position, he was the Chief Financial Officer at SIRVA, Inc.
Primary Integration has named Britt Thomas its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining PI, he was an Operating Partner with Allied Capital (now Ares Capital). Mr. Thomas previously spent a number of years at Arthur Andersen where he was the Director of Finance for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Region. He was employed for eleven years at ICF Kaiser International. His last position was as Controller of company’s largest operating unit, the Engineering and Construction Group.
LCA-Vision Inc. (NASDAQ: LCAV) announces that Michael J. Celebrezze has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Celebrezze has served as LCA-Vision’s Chief Financial Officer since December 2008, and as co-leader of the company with Chief Operating Officer David L. Thomas since September 2009. Mr. Thomas left the company effective December 31, 2012. In addition, LCA-Vision has promoted Amy Kappen to Chief Financial Officer from Vice President, Corporate Controller.
Atlas General Insurance Services has named Brad Perilman as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Atlas, Brad served as a Director at Aon Benfield Securities, Inc. Brad has also held positions at Marsh and Mercer Consulting Group.
1WorldSync announced the appointment of Gary Lo as chief financial officer. Mr. Lo joins 1WorldSync from Johnson & Johnson Diagnostics. Before joining Johnson & Johnson in 2003, he held finance roles with Siebel Systems (now Oracle) in Singapore as well as Boston Scientific and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, Mass.
Flux Power Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: FLUX) announced that it has selected Ron Dutt as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dutt has served as CFO for a number of companies including SOLA International, Directed Electronics, DHL, and Fritz (now a UPS division). He was also SVP Finance at Visa and provided financial strategy leadership to John Saar Properties, Center for Sustainable Energy, Tyga-Box Systems, and XP Vehicles. Mr. Dutt is an active board member of Rising International and a board advisor for Tyga-Box Systems.
Energy Edge Technologies Corporation (OTC: EEDG) announced that upon the resignation of Robert Holdsworth as president and director, the company appointed John Walker as President, Chief Financial Officer and director of our company.
Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc. (OTC: SNPK) announced that Eric Clarke was appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Clarke provided consulting services to the company regarding our financial reporting requirements. From 2008 through 2011, Mr. Clarke served as an Assistant Vice President at MedStar Health. Prior to MedStar, from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Clarke served as the Managing Director in charge of the Washington D.C. Risk Management Practice for Accume Partners.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco announced that Patricia E. Yarrington was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors. Ms. Yarrington is vice president and CFO of global energy company Chevron Corporation, headquartered in San Ramon, California. She joined Chevron in 1980 and has held progressively senior financial and analytical positions with the company, including treasurer and vice president of strategic planning. Ms. Yarrington has been on the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco’s board of directors since January 2009 and served as deputy chair since 2011. She previously served on the Bank’s Economic Advisory Council from 2007 to 2008.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) announced that Dirk Montgomery has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Montgomery succeeds Armand Correia, who will be retiring after 21 years with the organization. Dirk Montgomery was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Value Chain Officer of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Prior to that position, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Bloomin’ Brands for six years. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands in 2005, Mr. Montgomery served in financial leadership roles such as Chief Financial Officer of the $9 billion Con Agra Foods Retail Group, as Chief Financial Officer of Express (previously a division of Limited Brands) and in several senior management positions with the Sara Lee Corporation.
ArborGen announced that Richard I. Eisenstadt has been named chief financial officer (CFO). For the previous nine years, Eisenstadt served as the CFO of Tranzyme Pharma (NASDAQ: TZYM). Prior to joining Tranzyme Pharma, he served as the Director of Finance for Cogent Neuroscience, Inc. He spent over eleven years with Nimbus CD International where he served as Director of Strategic Planning and Development and Treasury Manager.
Residential Finance Corporation has named Nicholas “Nick” G. Hahn to the position of chief financial officer. Most recently, Hahn served as the chief financial officer of Capitol Bancorp Limited. Prior to Capitol Bancorp, Hahn served as chief financial officer of DeepGreen Financial, Inc. and chief financial officer of Senior Lending Network. Hahn has also held senior executive roles at Countrywide Financial Corporation, Associated Banc-Corp and CoBank.
Net Health Systems announced the hiring Patrick Rooney as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served in a consulting role with a large, publicly traded company performing acquisition integration services. Previously, Mr. Rooney was CFO for a manufacturing company. He also served as CFO of a start-up in the solar energy industry.
Sapphire Energy, Inc. announced Thomas ‘Tom’ Willardson has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Willardson served as CFO at Aurora Algae, Inc. Before that, he was CFO at Energy Recovery, Inc. At Cost Plus, Inc. he served as executive vice president and CFO. He was also CFO at Visual Sciences and Archimedes Technology Group. Willardson previously held senior finance roles with Leap Wireless International, Bechtel Corporation, The Fremont Group, and Fluor Daniel.
National Basketball Association announced that former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) partner Jason Cahilly was named chief financial officer and vice president of strategy. Cahilly spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs. He succeeds Carol Sawdye, who left the league to become the chief financial officer of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
First Advantage announced that Rich Bartolotta has been appointed as the company’s new CFO. Prior to joining First Advantage, Bartolotta had worked for IMS Health, Inc. since 2003. During his tenure, he held a number of executive-level financial positions, starting as the vice president, Finance for IMS Japan and subsequently leading the Global Finance, Consulting and Services, and Global Pharma Solutions financial organizations. He most recently served as vice president, Finance, U.S. Business Unit. Bartolotta previously held the position of CFO and executive vice president for NASDAQ Japan Inc., from 2000 to 2002. Bartolotta began his career in 1982 with IBM Corporation, where he held positions of increasing responsibility through 2000, including Director of Finance, Personal Systems Group Worldwide and Director of Finance, Personal Systems Group Asia Pacific.
Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: OWW) appointed David Belmont as Interim Chief Financial Officer, upon the resignation of Mitch Marcus as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to being appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Belmont has served as the Company’s Group Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis from April 2010 to June 2012 and November 2012 to date. From June 2012 to November 2012, Mr. Belmont served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Belmont was the Company’s Vice President, Business Planning from January 2005 to April 2010. Before joining the Company, Mr. Belmont served as Director, Corporate Planning at Cendant from March 2003 to January 2005, and in several corporate planning, investor relations and financial analyst positions at Galileo International between September 1993 and March 2003.
Dyn announced that Andrew P. Keenan has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Keenan was most recently CFO of Carbonite (NASDAQ: CARB). Prior to joining Carbonite, Keenan was the Chief Financial Officer of Vovici. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Oak Solutions.
The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY) announced that B. Clyde Preslar is joining the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Preslar joins The Pantry from RailAmerica, Inc., where he served since 2008 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the short line and regional freight railroad operator. Prior to RailAmerica, Inc., Mr. Preslar served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Cott Corporation, and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at snack food manufacturer Lance, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Financial Services for worldwide power tools at Black & Decker, and served as Director of Investor Relations at RJR Nabisco. He serves on the Board of Directors of Alliance One International, Inc. and is a past Director of Forward Air Corporation.
SafeNet, Inc. announced that Michael Branca has been appointed to the position of chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Branca succeeds Greg Repas, who served as the company’s interim CFO following the departure of Charles Neral in June 2012. Mr. Repas will continue to serve as SafeNet’s vice president and chief accounting officer. Mr. Branca joins SafeNet from BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC), where he served as vice president, Finance, focusing on integration activity. Prior to BMC Software, he spent nearly six years as vice president and CFO of Numara Software. He has held CFO positions at MTS Medication Technologies Inc., Trak Communications, Inc., and Reptron Electronics Inc. He began his career at IBM, serving 13 years in various senior financial management positions.
Citizant has promoted Greg Gorgone to chief financial officer. Gorgone has led Citizant’s finance and contracts groups through 11 consecutive years of profitable growth as senior vice president of finance and administration. Greg spent 20 years at American Management Systems prior to its acquisition by CGI, most recently serving as deputy controller and vice president.
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) announced the appointment of Thomas C. Leonard as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Leonard will succeed Richard A. Johnson. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Pennichuck Corporation. He also spent 15 years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP, where he became an Audit Partner and Audit Division Head.
lynda.com announced the addition of respected financial leader Elaine Kitagawa to its executive team as the company’s chief financial officer. Kitagawa comes to lynda.com from her CFO role at Saba Software Inc. Prior to Saba, Kitagawa served as COO of global social gaming online community Gaia Online.
Hemagen Diagnostics, Inc. (OTC: HMGN) announced that M. Robert Campbell has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Hemagen, Mr. Campbell served as Chief Financial Officer of Maryland Pennysaver, Inc. since 2010. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Campbell served as Controller at Atlantic Industrial, Inc. and Corporate Controller at Atlantic Holdings, Inc. From 2002 to 2005, He served as Director, Finance and Accounting at W.C. & A.N. Miller Companies. Mr. Campbell began his professional career at McGladrey & Pullen, LLP where he served as an Audit Supervisor from 1996 to 2002.
Shale-Inland Holdings, LLC announced the appointment of Gary Haire to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Haire was most recently Global Vice President, Finance and CFO for Tyco Valves and Controls (now Pentair). Previously, he served in Vice President, Finance and CFO roles for Tyco Thermal Controls and the Americas Region of Tyco Valves and Controls. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Haire served in progressively more responsible finance assignments with Del Monte Foods (formerly HJ Heinz). Mr. Haire replaces Darrell Jean.
Cone Health has appointed Jeff Jones, a senior vice president of finance for regional hospitals for the Cleveland Clinic, to serve as its chief financial officer. Jones will join Cone Health Feb. 4, and his selection caps a national search to replace Ken Boggs. Before joining the Cleveland Clinic, Jones was vice president of finance at Shands Healthcare in Gainesville, Fla. and had previously worked at West Virginia University Hospitals.
BioNitrogen Corporation (PINK: BION) announced that Bryan Kornegay will assume the position of President. Mr. Kornegay, who is CFO, will also retain his current position. He succeeds Carlos Contreras, who will retain his position as CEO of the company. Mr. Kornegay joined BioNitrogen in early 2012 as CFO and has more than 17 years of accounting, finance and private equity experience. He is a founder of B Group. He has served on the boards of public and private companies. Mr. Kornegay worked at the private equity firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst until 2001.
The SI Organization, Inc. announced that Jim Reagan has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jim comes to the SI from Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE), Inc., where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PAE, Jim was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vangent, Inc., and the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Deltek, Inc. He has held financial leadership roles at several other companies, including Aspect Communications, American Management Systems, Nextel Communications, MCI Telecommunications and ICF Kaiser International.
Univar announced the appointment of D. Beatty D’Alessandro as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. D’Alessandro’s appointment follows the announcement that Steven M. Nielsen will be resigning from Univar as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. D’Alessandro joins Univar after spending 29 years at Graybar, where he served as Senior Vice President and CFO as well as on the Board of Directors. Earlier in his career at Graybar, he served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. He serves on the Advisory Board of United Missouri Bank, on the Board and Finance Committee of Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and on the Boards of the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Missouri, for which he serves as Chairman, and the St. Louis chapter of Junior Achievement.
National Audubon Society announced that Mary Beth Henson has been named chief financial officer and a vice president of the organization. Henson comes to Audubon after serving from 2008 as vice president, finance for City Harvest. Prior to that, she had a 19-year career in investment banking and treasury operations at Merrill Lynch and Chase.
ESP Resources, Inc. (OTC: ESPI) announced that David Dugas will resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) of ESP Resources, Inc. Mr. Dugas is the Chief Executive Officer and President and was serving as the CFO of the Company until the Company could appoint a suitable Chief Financial Officer. The company appointed Robert (“Bob”) Geiges as CFO of ESP. Mr. Geiges signed an employment agreement with the Company on January 4, 2013 that will begin on January 21, 2013. In 2010, Mr. Geiges was recruited by Eventus Consulting LP to serve as a consultant for the company. Before Eventus, Mr. Geiges was the corporate controller at New Leaf Brands, Inc. (formerly Baywood International, Inc.).
Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) announced that Scott Cooley, chief financial officer, will be stepping down from his role this year. The company expects him to remain chief financial officer until Morningstar names a replacement. Cooley has served as Morningstar’s chief financial officer since 2007.
The Gymboree Corporation (NASDAQ: GYMB) appointed Evan Price to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Price joins the Company from Gap, where he served as Vice President of Finance of Gap North America since December 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Old Navy North America from July to December 2012. Prior to that position, Mr. Price served as Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Europe & Strategic Alliances of The Gap, Inc. from December 2009 through June 2012, and as Vice President of Investor Relations & Corporate Finance of Gap from December 2006 through November 2009.
Prime Estates & Developments, Inc. (OTC: PMLT) announced that Mr. Vasileios Mavrogiannis resigned as CFO and Director of the company, effective January 5, 2013. The company also announced that Mr. Konstantinos Vassilopoulos was elected as a CFO and Director. From May 2012 to date, Mr. Vassilopoulos served as a Financial Analyst/Senior Administrator in Physicians Cooperative, a multi-specialty Medical Group. From December 2009 to date, he has worked as a Marketing Consultant in BMP Consulting focusing on Business, Marketing and Printing Consulting.
Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. (OTC: SIMH) announced that it terminated Steven Relis. In order to fill the vacancy caused by the termination of Mr. Relis, the company appointed David C. Langle as chief financial officer Since June 2009 he has been the chief executive officer and a founder of Catenas Holdings, Inc. Additionally, from January 2011 to present, he also serves as Interim Chief Financial Officer for Seamless Technology, Inc. Mr. Langle began his career in finance while serving as a staff accountant with Spicer and Oppenhiem, an international accounting and consulting firm where he concluded his tenure as an audit partner.
Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI) announced that Richard P. Heyse, has joined Valmont as Executive Vice President. In late February, Mr. Heyse will succeed Terry J. McClain, Valmont’s CFO. Mr. Heyse served as Vice President and CFO of WESCO International, Inc. from June 2009 to February 2012. From April 2005 to May 2009, he served as Vice President and CFO of Innophos Holdings. He served as Vice President and CFO of Polyconcept, Inc. from June 2012 to December 2012.
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) announced the appointment of Rex Jackson as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Jackson has served as acting CFO since September 2012. He joined JDSU two years ago as senior vice president, Business Services. Prior to JDSU, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Symyx Technologies. Jackson also served as acting CFO at Synopsys and held executive positions with Avago, AdForce and Read-Rite.
National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) announced today that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Gary Ferrera, is leaving the Company to pursue another opportunity in an industry unrelated to the business of the Company.