CFO Moves this week include:
|MPA – The Association of Magazine Media||harmon.ie||CSC ServiceWorks|
|Prosper Marketplace||Innovapptive Inc||Arsanis, Inc.|
|NextEra Energy, Inc.||Zetta||Veritas Technologies|
|WEX Inc.||Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC||PGi|
|Globecomm Systems Inc.||Riley Exploration Group||The Trade Desk, Inc.|
|Origami Logic||Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd.||Numerex Corp|
|Fairmount Santrol||Carver Bancorp, Inc.||Authentidate Holding Corp.|
|The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.||Lattice Semiconductor Corporation|
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Sotheby’s [NEW YORK] has named Michael Goss as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Dennis M. Weibling, who has served as the firm’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since December 2015. Mr. Goss, a partner and managing director at Bain Capital from 2001-2013, served as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer from 2001-2011, as Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2011, and Head of Global Investor Relations from 2012-2013.
ZELTIQ® [PLEASANTON, CA] (NASDAQ: ZLTQ) has appointed Taylor C. Harris to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Harris will succeed outgoing Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Patrick F. Williams. Mr. Harris previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Thoratec Corporation from October 2012 until October 2015. Mr. Harris joined Thoratec as its Senior Director of Investor Relations and Business Development in February 2010. Prior to joining Thoratec, Mr. Harris worked at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for over a decade in several capacities, including as a Vice President in the firm’s Healthcare Investment Banking and Equity Research departments.
AxoGen, Inc. [ALACHUA, FL] (NASDAQ: AXGN) announced the appointment of Peter J. Mariani, as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AxoGen, Mr. Mariani was the Chief Financial Officer of Lensar, Inc. Prior to Lensar he served as Chief Financial Officer at Hansen Medical, Inc. Mr. Mariani was also with Guidant Corporation for 12 years, during which he held senior financial positions of increasing importance, including Vice President of Finance and Administration, Guidant Japan, and the corporate Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He started his career at Ernst and Young, LLP.
MPA – The Association of Magazine Media [New York, NY] announced that Glenn Spoto has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Spoto has an extensive finance background in the magazine media industry, most recently at Condé Nast where he was Director of Finance and Business for Self. Prior to that, he was Global Business Director, Global Client Finance at McCann Worldgroup. He held a variety of senior finance roles at Gruner + Jahr USA Publishing, and upon Meredith Corporation’s acquisition continued with the company, most recently as VP, Digital Revenue Operations.
harmon.ie [Boston, MA] announced the appointment of software veteran Kobi Carlebach as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Carlebach comes to harmon.ie from Voyager Analytics, where he served as CFO. Prior to Voyager Analytics, Carlebach worked as vice president of business control and operations at Perion, formerly known as Conduit. Before that, Carlebach served as finance director for Amdocs’ Ocean Division.
CSC ServiceWorks [PLAINVIEW, NY] announced the appointment of Jay Epstein, currently CSC’s chief financial officer, as interim CEO. Prior to becoming CSC ServiceWorks’ CFO, Epstein was the senior vice president and CFO for NewPage Corporation from 2011 until the sale of the company in 2015.
Prosper Marketplace [SAN FRANCISCO] announced it has appointed David Kimball Chief Financial Officer. David is currently Senior Financial Officer of USAA’s Chief Operating Office. During his nine years at USAA, he served as the bank’s senior financial officer, and most recently as the Chief Operating Office’s senior financial officer. Prior to USAA, David spent ten years at Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company in both the U.S. and U.K.
Innovapptive Inc. [HOUSTON] announced that Lance Hack will join the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to Innovapptive, Mr. Hack was CFO of DISA Global Solutions Inc. Prior to DISA, Mr. Hack was CFO of Iconixx. Mr. Hack started his career at Accenture.
Arsanis, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass. & VIENNA, Austria] announced that Michael P. Gray has joined the company as chief financial officer and chief business officer. Mr. Gray comes to Arsanis from Curis, Inc.
NextEra Energy, Inc. [JUNO BEACH, Fla.] (NYSE: NEE) announced that, as part of a previously announced leadership succession plan, John Ketchum has been appointed executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer following the retirement of Moray P. Dewhurst, vice chairman and chief financial officer. Ketchum, who also has been appointed chief financial officer and a member of the board of NextEra Energy Partners, LP joined NextEra Energy in 2002 and has held various business, finance and legal roles. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, finance for NextEra Energy. Ketchum also has served in a variety of leadership roles within NextEra Energy Resources, including senior vice president, business management and finance, with responsibility for the CFO organization and the financial performance of the generation portfolio. In addition, he held the positions of general counsel and corporate secretary for NextEra Energy Resources. Prior to joining the company, Ketchum served as corporate counsel to TECO Energy and as a corporate and securities law associate for Holland & Knight, LLP in Tampa, Fla. He began his career as a tax lawyer for Lathrop & Gage in Kansas City, Mo., and, prior to that, worked in corporate banking.
Zetta [SUNNYVALE, CA] announced that Peter Chantel has been named as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Chantel served as CFO for SugarSync. Chantel has also held CFO positions with Akimbo Systems and Signatures Network and was a co-founder of OnVideon, Inc. He has additionally served in financial executive and analyst positions with AT&T and Colony Capital.
Veritas Technologies [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] announced that Mick Lopez is joining the leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Lopez brings 30 years of global commercial experience, most recently serving as CFO at Harris Corporation, and before that with key positions in companies such as Aricent, Cisco and IBM.
WEX Inc. [SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine] (NYSE: WEX) announced the appointment of Roberto Simon as chief financial officer, replacing Steve Elder, who will remain with WEX to assume the newly created position of senior vice president, global investor relations. Prior to joining WEX, Roberto was EVP and Chief Financial Officer for Revlon, Inc. Previously, for more than a decade he served at The Colomer Group, where he took on roles of increasing responsibility. In 2011 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and led the business’s eventual sale to Revlon in 2014.
Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC [DALLAS] announced the appointment of Atanas H. Atanasov as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Empire, Atanas held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at NGL Energy Partners LP. He joined NGL in November 2011 as Treasurer and Senior VP of Finance, and was promoted to CFO in May 2013. Atanas worked 9 years with GE Capital in Dallas, first as Finance Manager for the Leverage Equity Business, from 2003 to 2005, and then as finance leader for the US Lending Regions business from 2006 to 2011, before joining NGL. Prior to GE Capital, Atanas held positions of increasing scope and responsibility at the Williams Company and Ernst & Young LLP.
PGi [ATLANTA] announced the appointment of Kevin McAdams as its new Chief Financial Officer. He assumes the CFO role from David Trine. McAdams has served in financial leadership positions at PGi for nine years, most recently as CFO for North America. He began his career with KPMG, followed by roles as Executive Director of Business Analysis at Verizon Wireless, Executive Director of Finance at McKesson Corporation, CFO of ProfitServe LLC and Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at MedQuest Associates.
Globecomm Systems Inc. [HAUPPAUGE, N.Y.] announced that Current Chief Financial Officer, Jason D. Juranek, will serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Juranek will also continue to serve as CFO. Prior to joining Globecomm, Mr. Juranek served as Vice President Division Chief Financial Officer of Harris CapRock. Prior to Harris CapRock, Mr. Juranek held various senior financial management positions at Tribalco, Vangent, General Dynamics and DynCorp.
Riley Exploration Group [OKLAHOMA CITY] announced that Corey Riley has been named president of the privately-held exploration and production (E&P) company having served as its chief financial officer since 2012. David LaLonde has joined Riley as its chief financial officer. Prior to joining Riley Exploration, LaLonde was a partner and director at Petro Capital Securities. Earlier in his career, LaLonde worked for The Sterling Group, and Bear, Stearns & Co.
The Trade Desk, Inc. [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced that David Wells has joined its board of directors. Wells has been CFO of Netflix for the past five years. Prior to that, he served in a variety of planning and analysis roles, including Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, joining the company in 2004.
Origami Logic [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] announced the appointment of Mark Lambert as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Origami Logic, he was CFO of ClearSlide. Before ClearSlide, Lambert held financial leadership positions at Blurb, Connexus Corporation, Tellme Networks, Yahoo! and 3Com.
Flexible Plan Investments, Ltd. [BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.] announced that David White has joined the firm as chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. White will step in for Phil Szurek, who is retiring. Prior to joining Flexible Plan, Mr. White was CFO and counsel for Allied Moulded Products Inc. and The Ohio Art Company. He has also served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of Harvard Industries Inc. and tax manager for Ernst & Young.
Numerex Corp. [ATLANTA] (NASDAQ: NMRX) announced the appointment of Kenneth ‘Ken’ Gayron as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Numerex, Ken was Chief Financial Officer of Osmotica Pharmaceuticals. Prior to becoming a Financial Executive, Ken was an investment banker for 10 years at UBS and CIBC World Markets.
Fairmount Santrol [CHESTERLAND, Ohio] (NYSE: FMSA) announced Michael F. Biehl will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Biehl will join Fairmount Santrol from Chart Industries, Inc., where he has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Prior to joining Chart Industries, he was Vice President, Finance and Treasurer at the former Oglebay Norton Company. He previously also worked in the audit practice of Ernst & Young LLP in Cleveland.
Carver Bancorp, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: CARV) appointed Christina L. Maier as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Maier joins Carver from Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. in Stamford, CT, where she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to Patriot National Bank, she held key leadership positions at numerous financial institutions, including Provident New York Bancorp and Hudson United Bancorp, as well as the core banking system provider Kirchman Corporation. In addition, Ms. Maier was a senior accounting executive at Brown Brothers Harriman, most recently serving as a Senior Vice President and Director for U.S. Accounting & Reporting.
Authentidate Holding Corp. [Berkeley Heights, NJ] (OTCQB: ADAT) announced it has appointed Tom Leahey as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Leahey, a Principal and Practice Leader of the Strategic Growth Advisory Practice at Atlanta-based accounting firm Windham Brannon, succeeds Bill Marshall, who recently resigned.
Hain Celestial Group, Inc. [Lake Success, NY] appointed Michael B. McGuinness as Senior Vice President, Finance & Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to his appointment, Mr. McGuinness served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Monster Worldwide, Inc. from October 29, 2015 to February 19, 2016, Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President and Global Controller from February 28, 2012 to October 29, 2015, and Vice President and Assistant Global Controller from July 2008 to January 2012. Mr. McGuinness started his career as a public accountant with Arthur Andersen and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation [PORTLAND, Ore.] (NASDAQ: LSCC) announced the retirement of Joe Bedewi, Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As part of the transition, Max Downing, Lattice’s Vice President of Finance, has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer.