CFO Moves this week include:
|CUNA Mutual Group||Hertz Global Holdings||Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.|
|Bevolution Group||Workfront||Essendant Inc.|
|LILEE Systems||New Jersey Resources||Checkpoint Systems, Inc.|
|Acadia Realty Trust||Regency Centers Corporation||Acendre|
|Banc of California, Inc.||Unwired Planet, Inc.||HomeServe USA|
|InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC||Dana Holding Corporation||Rogers Corporation|
|Sterling Construction Company, Inc.||Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.||Glassdoor|
|SYSPRO||P+R Architects||Roka Bioscience, Inc.|
|The Middleby Corporation||Xplore Technologies Corp.||Syntel, Inc.|
|Analogic Corporation||RealMassive||MELA Sciences, Inc.|
|America’s Test Kitchen||Azure Midstream Energy, LLC||American Gilsonite Company, Inc.|
|Dynasil Corporation of America||WSFS Financial Corporation||Pegasystems Inc.|
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CUNA Mutual Group [MADISON, Wis.] announced that Tom Merfeld has been named chief financial officer. Merfeld joined the company in 1994 and most recently served as the company’s chief market risk officer. He will replace Alastair Shore who held the role since 2012. Before joining, Merfeld served as the chief financial officer for Savers Life Insurance Company in Kansas City, Mo., as an investment analyst for Franklin Savings Association in Ottawa, Kan., and as an assistant economist for the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City, Mo.
Hertz Global Holdings (NYSE: HTZ) [ESTERO, Fla] announced that its Barbara Brasier has joined Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Brasier was previously Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasury, for Mondelez International, Inc.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) [ALPHARETTA, GA ] announced that Allison Aden has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Aden served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Americold. She also held the Chief Financial Officer role at Recall.
Bevolution Group [CHICAGO, Ill] announced the appointment of David Prill as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Prill has over 20 years of leadership experience and has held positions as Chief Financial Officer in companies such as Mistica Foods, LLC, Quantum Foods, as well as Vice President of Finance LLC in Agri-Best Holdings LLC and Specialty Foods Group, Inc.
Workfront [SILICON SLOPES, Utah] announced Pete Childs joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer and a member of the executive leadership team. Prior to Workfront, Childs was the Chief Financial Officer at Cvent. Childs also held leadership positions at HCR ManorCare and Towers Watson.
Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) [DEERFIELD, Ill] appointed Earl Shanks as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shanks currently serves as a director of Verint, and has previously served as the chief financial officer at Convergys Corporation, from 2003 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Shanks held various financial leadership roles with NCR Corporation from 2001 to 2003. In addition, Mr. Shanks previously served as the vice president and treasurer of Farley Industries and Fruit of the Loom Inc.
LILEE Systems [SAN JOSE, CA] announced that Karen Willem has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Karen joins LILEE Systems from iPass, where she was CFO. Prior to iPass, she was CFO of Xsigo Systems. Karen held executive management positions at Openwave Systems, Cassatt Corporation and Brio Software IPO.
New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) [WALL, N.J.] announced the promotion of Patrick Migliaccio as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 1, 2016. He joined NJR as Controller of Unregulated Operations in April 2009. He was named Corporate Controller in January 2012 and Treasurer in August 2013. He joined New Jersey Natural Gas (NJNG) as a Management Engineer in 1989, and has held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Energy Efficiency since July 2007. Previously, he also served as Treasurer of NJNG, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and President of NJR Home Services.
Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CKP) [THOROFARE, N.J.] announced the appointment of James M. Lucania as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Lucania has been Acting Chief Financial Officer since March 19, 2015. Previously, Mr. Lucania served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of the Company since 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he worked at Miller Buckfire, where he served most recently as a Vice President.
Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR) [RYE, N.Y.] announced that Jon Grisham, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire next year in calendar 2016 to launch the next phase of his life, after a successful career spanning 36 years, including service in the United States Navy, public accounting and the last 22 years at Acadia.
Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) [JACKSONVILLE, Fla.] reorganized its senior executive management team, with Lisa Palmer to serve as President, directing acquisitions and dispositions, in addition to her responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer which shall become effective January 1, 2016. Lisa has performed multiple key roles with the company for nearly 20 years.
Acendre [ARLINGTON, Va.] (formerly known as NGA.NET) announced Josh Steele as Chief Financial Officer, following a highly successful background in scaling mid-cap organizations for the past 20 years. Prior to joining Acendre, Josh served in a number of executive leadership and strategic advisory roles through his consulting practice, Flywheel Associates. Prior to that he served as the Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Rosetta Stone and Vice President of FP&A and Treasurer of MicroStrategy.
Banc of California, Inc. (NYSE: BANC) [IRVINE, Calif.] announced the promotion of James McKinney to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McKinney previously served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. McKinney served as Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC). Previously he held positions at RBS Asset Finance, KPMG and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
Unwired Planet, Inc. (NASDAQ: UPIP) [LOS ALTOS, Calif.] announced the appointment of Jim Wheat as chief financial officer. Mr. Wheat joins Unwired Planet from ASSIA, Inc., where he served as chief financial officer since 2013. Prior to serving as CFO at ASSIA, Inc., Mr. Wheat was chief financial officer with Silicon Graphics (formerly Rackable Systems) from 2008-2012. He has more than 30 years of experience with companies such as Lam Research, Raychem Corporation and Honeywell.
HomeServe USA [NORWALK, Conn.] announced the recent appointment of Rich Gannon as Chief Financial Officer. For the past two years Gannon served as Chief Operating Officer for Consumer Reports and prior to that he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer for ten years. Before joining Consumer Reports in 2003, Gannon held a series of senior leadership positions at Gartner Inc., with executive roles including Chief Operating Officer for Research & Advisory Services, North America Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller.
InterLinc Mortgage Services, LLC [HOUSTON, TX] announced the appointment of David Scheiderich as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Scheiderich was most recently the Sr. Vice President & Director of Accounting for Houston-based Envoy Mortgage.
Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) [MAUMEE, Ohio] has appointed Rodney R. Filcek, Dana’s current senior vice president and chief accounting officer, to serve as interim chief financial officer, in addition to his current role. His appointment is effective Dec. 1, 2015. Mr. Filcek has served in his current role since May 2011. From January 2005 to May 2011, he served as Dana’s vice president of finance. Mr. Filcek joined Dana in 1987 as corporate accounting manager for its former commercial credit unit and has served in various financial management positions throughout nearly three decades with the company.
Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) [ROGERS, Conn] announced that Janice Stipp has been appointed the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Stipp brings more than 29 years of financial leadership to Rogers, including 10 years in CFO roles, most recently, she served as Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer at Tecumseh Products Company. Prior to that, she spent 13 years with General Motors.
Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NasdaqGS: STRL) [THE WOODLANDS, Texas] announced that Ronald A. Ballschmiede has been named Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ballschmiede brings nearly 40 years of accounting and financial management experience to Sterling, most recently with Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE: CBI) where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from June 2006 to March 2015. Prior to joining CB&I, Ron was a Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP, joining the firm in 2002. Previously, he had been with Arthur Andersen since 1977, becoming a Partner in 1989.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) [HILLIARD, Ohio] appointed Scott A. Cottrill as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Cottrill most recently held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Jeld-Wen. Prior to Jeld-Wen, Mr. Cottrill held various financial and accounting positions with Goodrich Corporation, including from 2005 to 2012 the positions of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA) [WARREN, N.J.] announced the appointment of Lars Boesgaard as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Boesgaard, who joined Roka in 2009 and currently serves as Vice President, Finance and Controller, succeeds Steven Sobieski. Boesgaard joined Roka in October 2009 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President, Finance in January 2012. Previously from 2007 to 2009, Mr. Boesgaard served as Vice President, Finance at Insulet Corporation. From 2004 to 2007, he was Senior Director, Financial Services at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Boesgaard served in various financial roles at The Nielsen Company. From 1995 to 2000, he served in various financial roles at Novo Nordisk A/S.
Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) [AUSTIN, Texas] announced it has appointed Tom Wilkinson as CFO. Wilkinson has been Xplore’s acting interim CFO since August 2015. Wilkinson was a founding partner of PMB Helin Donovan and left the firm as Managing Partner in December 2013, after twelve years. He left PMB Helin Donovan to become CFO of Amherst Holdings. Prior to co-founding PMB Helin Donovan, Wilkinson worked for Dell and then as CFO of Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary Calmco Servicing.
Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNT) [TROY, Mich] announced the upcoming retirement of the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Arvind Godbole. Syntel’s General Manager of Finance, Anil Agrawal, will serve as acting CFO while the search for a permanent replacement for Mr. Godbole takes place. Mr. Agrawal joined Syntel in 2001 and served as Head of Finance for Syntel’s India operations from 2007 to 2011, and as Head of Corporate Financial Planning and Analytics since 2012.
Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ: ALOG) [PEABODY, Mass.] announced the appointment of Mark Frost as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, effective November 30, 2015. Mark comes to Analogic from AngioDynamics where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2012. Before that, he was senior vice president of administration and chief financial officer of Albany Molecular Research Incorporated. Prior to joining AMRI in 2004, Mark held various financial roles at Smith+Nephew and General Electric.
MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:MELA) [HORSHAM, Pa.] announced that Christina L. Allgeier has been promoted to the post of Chief Financial Officer of MELA Sciences, Inc. Ms. Allgeier joined MELA as a result of the recent acquisition of the XTRAC and VTRAC business. Ms. Allgeier has over 15 years of experience in the medical laser field. She replaces Robert Cook.
America’s Test Kitchen [BROOKLINE, MA] announced that Jackie McCauley Ford will join the company on Dec. 1, as Chief Financial Officer. Ford joins America’s Test Kitchen after serving as a Director of Corporate Finance Group, Inc., a financial consulting firm in Boston.
Azure Midstream Energy, LLC (NYSE: AZUR) [DALLAS, TX] announced that Mandy Bush, Azure’s VP of Strategic Planning and Human Resources will be stepping up to be interim CFO, after Eric Kalamaras is stepping down. Mandy has previously served as CFO for Marlin Midstream Partners, LP.
StarTek, Inc. (NYSE: SRT) [GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo] appointed Don Norsworthy as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Norsworthy succeeds Lisa Weaver. Norsworthy joins STARTEK after serving as CFO and executive vice president of ACCENT Marketing Services, which was acquired by STARTEK in May 2015. Prior to ACCENT, Norsworthy held several CFO positions of CKS Packaging, Integrity Solution Services and Portrait Corporation of America. Norsworthy also served as president and CEO of Protocal Global Solutions.
American Gilsonite Company, Inc. [BONANZA, Utah] announced that Steven Granda succeeds Doug Maughan as CFO. Mr. Granda previously served as CFO at Charter Chemical Company in Houston, Texas, and he served as CFO and Vice President for Business Development at Green Earth Fuels in Houston prior to his time at Charter Chemical.
Dynasil Corporation of America (NASDAQ: DYSL) [NEWTON, Mass] announced Robert J. Bowdring, the Company’s current corporate controller, will assume the CFO position on February 1, 2016, succeeding Thomas C. Leonard. Prior to joining Dynasil, Mr. Bowdring served as the CFO for INVO Bioscience, from 2008 until 2013, where he continues as a member of the Board of Directors. He also served CFO of Cyphermint, Inc. from 2003 to 2008, and as Vice President and Corporate Controller for Lifeline Systems from 1989 to 2003. Prior to 1989, Mr. Bowdring held positions of increasing responsibility at Remanco, Inc., Warburton’s Inc., Cyborg Corporation, and Technogenics, Inc.
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS) [WILMINGTON, Del.] the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced that Kevin L. Thompson will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective December 7, 2015. Mr. Thompson most recently served as Senior Vice President in Corporate Finance at Zions Bancorporation and prior to that served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of American Express Centurion Bank. Prior to joining American Express Centurion Bank, Mr. Thompson relocated to Buenos Aires, Argentina to serve as the Latin American Controller for AgReserves Inc.