CFO Moves this week include:
|Silicon Image, Inc.||HCA||Christopher & Banks Corporation|
|Cynosure, Inc.||Physiotherapy Associates||Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc.|
|Zags||Univita Health||Kaufman Lynn Construction|
|Engineering Services Network, Inc.||Dyadic International, Inc.||ArbiterSports|
|Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.||WhiteHorse Finance, Inc.||Titan America|
|NTE Energy||Pilgrim Quality Solutions||Acrow Bridge|
|WPX Energy||Teakwood Capital||American Energy – Permian Basin, LLC|
|Send Word Now||Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.||IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.|
|World Business Lenders||GulfSlope Energy||FTI Consulting, Inc.|
|Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.|
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Silicon Image(NASDAQ: SIMG) announced the appointment of Raymond Cook as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook joins Silicon Image from STEC (recently acquired by HGST, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital) where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the last five years. Prior to STEC, Mr. Cook held several executive positions including Vice President Finance & Corporate Controller of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., Executive Director of Accounting and External Reporting for Conexant Systems, Inc., and Director of Accounting for Rockwell Semiconductor Systems.
HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced that Chris Taylor has been named President of Parallon. Taylor has served as Chief Financial Officer of Parallon, an HCA subsidiary, since 2012, and he has served as interim President of Parallon since November 2013. Before becoming CFO of Parallon, Taylor served as CFO of HCA’s TriStar Division.
Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE: CBK) announced that Peter G. Michielutti has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Michielutti joined the Company in April 2012 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.
Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) announced that the Board of Directors has promoted Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer Timothy W. Baker to President of the Company. Baker will continue to serve as CFO and will take the title of President. Before joining Cynosure, Baker served as Vice President, Finance at Stryker Biotech, a division of medical products and services provider Stryker Corporation. From July 2000 to June 2003, Baker served as President and Chief Financial Officer at Photoelectron Corp. From January 1996 to July 2000, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Operations at Radionics, Inc.
Physiotherapy Associates announced that Paul Solomon is assuming the role as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Physiotherapy Associates, Paul was Chief Financial Officer of Solstas Lab Partners. Paul departed Solstas in March 2014 subsequent to the successful sale of the company to Quest Diagnostics.
Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc. announced that Peter Grady has joined RPS as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining RPS, he was the finance leader of Becton Dickinson’s Biosciences business unit.
Zags (formerly Insurance Global Operations (IGO)) announced the expansion of its executive team with the addition of Gary Traynor as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Zags he most recently served as CFO at BA Insight. Traynor also served as the COO and CFO of Blue Flame Data, Inc.; and as CFO of Portero. Earlier in his career he was VP of Technology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley and Associate of Financial Sponsor Banking at Bear Stearns.
Univita Health announced the appointment of Ray Coto as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Univita, Coto served as Chief Operating Officer at Simply Healthcare. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at UnitedHealthcare in Florida, including Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Neighborhood Health Partnership. Coto has also served as the Vice President of Business Operations at Baptist Health South Florida and held a senior leadership role Deloitte & Touche, LLP in South Florida.
Kaufman Lynn Construction announced that Douglas Simms has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Kaufman Lynn Construction, Simms served as CFO of Golden Sands General Contractors and previously was the CFO of Balfour Beatty Construction’s Florida division.
Engineering Services Network, Inc. (ESN) announced that Dan Shapiro, formerly executive vice president and COO, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shapiro joined ESN in 1998. Mr. Shapiro spent time as a Tax manager for COMSAT and a controller for NMP, Inc. before moving into the DoD arena.
Dyadic International, Inc. (OTC: DYAI) announced the appointment of Thomas “Tom” Dubinski as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Tom succeeds Michael Faby. From 2012 to 2014, Tom served as a management consultant at CFO Solutions. Tom previously served as Finance Officer for Walgreens Infusion Services, and he has also held other senior positions within Walgreens corporate finance from 2007 to 2011. Prior to Walgreens, Tom was Director of Finance for Novartis Medical Nutrition from 2005 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer of Metal Technology Solutions, from 2002 to 2004. Tom is also an 18 year veteran of Abbott Laboratories, where he had senior finance leadership roles from 1984 to 2002.
ArbiterSports announced Brenda Rees will join the ArbiterSports executive team as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Before joining ArbiterSports, Brenda worked as a CFO for Memorial Hospital of Carbon County, Internal Audit Manager for the Catholic Healthcare Audit Network and Accounting Instructor at the University of Nebraska. Rees replaces Ellen Hodgson, who announced her retirement.
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John Morberg as its chief executive officer. Mr. Morberg has served as the company’s interim chief executive officer since May 6, 2014 and as chief financial officer and general counsel since January 2007.
WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHF) announced that William D. Markert has joined the Company as Chief Operating Officer. William D. Markert most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Securus Technologies, Inc.
Titan America announced that Bill Zarkalis will serve as Chief Executive Officer for Titan America. Bill joins from parent organization Titan Cement SA, where he served as Group Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and Executive Director of Business Development and Strategic Planning prior to that. Before joining Titan, Zarkalis served in a variety of executive positions with Dow Chemical, including Global Vice President of Dow Automotive, Global Business Director of Specialty Plastics and Elastomers, and Global Business Director of Synthetic Latex.
NTE Energy appointedJosh Levine as chief financial officer. Levine was most recently vice president of project development at Energy Management, Inc. Prior to Energy Management, Inc., Levine was a key member of the project development team at American Renewables. Levine brings additional financial, economic and development experience from companies including Tamarack Energy, Haley & Aldrich and Industrial Economics.
Pilgrim Quality Solutions announced the appointment of David Pincus to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Pilgrim, Mr. Pincus was the Chief Financial Officer at LIQUENT. He previously was Vice President of Finance at Optobionics. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Private Equity.
Acrow Bridge announced the appointment of Robert Russo to chief financial officer (CFO). Russo joined Acrow from Harsco Infrastructure Group, part of Harsco Corporation, where he was Division President, North America. Previously, his responsibilities included serving as general manager and CFO of Xylum Corporation; Vice President, Finance, North America at Fisher Scientific International; and Group Controller/Assistant Corporate Controller at The Pullman Company. Russo started his career at Peat, Marwick (now KPMG).
WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) named J. Kevin Vann as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Vann had been serving in both roles on an interim basis since March. He was with WPX during its spinoff, having served as the company’s controller since 2006 and also as its chief accounting officer.
American Energy – Permian Basin, LLC (AEPB), an affiliate of American Energy Partners, LP (AELP), announced it has named Jeffrey L. Mobley as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mobley most recently served as Senior Vice President – Major Acquisitions for AELP. Previously he served as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations and Research for Chesapeake Energy Corporation and also worked in Equity Research for Raymond James & Associates and in Investment Banking for Prudential Securities and ABN AMRO. He began his career in the energy sector at Enron Capital & Trade Resources in the Producer Finance and Equity Investments groups.
Send Word Now announced the appointment of Christine Dye as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Send Word Now, Dye worked for Citrix Online, the online services division of Citrix Systems, Inc. Most recently, she served as Finance Director and part of the leadership team for GoToAssist™. Dye also spent three years inside the company’s Audio Conferencing division. Before Citrix, Dye worked as Controller for Vapps, an audio conferencing start-up which was acquired by Citrix, and spent ten years as CFO for Answer America, LLC, a national telecommunications company.
Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DHIL) announced that Jim Laird will step down as Chief Financial Officer effective December 31, 2014. Mr. Laird will continue as a member of the Diamond Hill Investment Group board of directors and as Secretary. Tom Line, currently Managing Director of Finance, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on January 1, 2015. Mr. Line joined Diamond Hill in April 2014.
IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. announced the addition of Terry DeRosa as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. DeRosa most recently served as the CFO of Kestrel Enterprises, Inc. which was acquired by the Boeing Company in 2008. Prior to Boeing, he was the President of DRS Technologies, Inc. Electronic Systems group.
World Business Lenders (WBL) announced that it appointed Robert Gula as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Gula’s predecessor in this role, Donald Epstein, will continue as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Gula joins WBL after more than seven years at Deutsche Bank where he was the Global Finance Director/CFO of Residential Mortgages and Chief Operating Officer of Global Valuations. Before that, Gula was the Controller of MortgageIT Holdings, Inc. At Chase Home Finance, a subsidiary of J.P. Morgan Chase, he spent almost six years in senior financial positions and, at the time of his departure, was Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. In the decade leading up to these roles, Gula served The Dime Savings Bank of New York, The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and Carteret Savings Bank in various capacities in the finance and accounting functions.
GulfSlope Energy (OTC: GSPE) announced that John H. Malanga has been appointed by the Company’s Board of Directors to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Malanga will assume the CFO position from John Seitz. Mr. Malanga is an industry veteran with approximately 20 years of energy finance experience having worked as an investment banker with various boutique firms including Weisser, Johnson & Co., Sanders Morris Harris Inc., and Jefferies & Co.
FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) announced the election of David M. Johnson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson will commence his employment on August 25, 2014. David M. Johnson will succeed Roger D. Carlile as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson began his career in investment banking at Merrill Lynch, where he spent 12 years. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Financial Officer of the former Cendant Corporation. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Johnson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Johnson was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), a role he was asked to assume shortly after Fannie Mae was placed in government conservatorship. From November 2011 to March 2012, Mr. Johnson was self-employed as an independent contractor. In April 2013, Mr. Johnson became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Athene Holding Ltd., a role he will remain in through August 20, 2014.
Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDTI) announced that it has promoted David E. Shea to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shea served as CDTi’s Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Corporate Controller, joined the Company in 2005 and has served in numerous leadership and senior executive capacities. Mr. Shea replaces Nikhil A. Mehta, who will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities.