CFO Moves in Canada this week include:
|HBC||Clarke Inc.||Ashanti Sankofa, Inc.|
|Parkit Enterprise Inc.||GreenSpace Brands Inc.|
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HBC [TORONTO & NEW YORK] (TSX: HBC) announced Edward Record has been named Chief Financial Officer, effective August 28, 2017. He joins HBC after more than three years as Chief Financial Officer for J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (“JCP”). Prior to JCP, Record most recently served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Stage Stores, and previously as its Chief Financial Officer. Record has also held executive leadership positions in finance at Kohl’s and Belk. Record began his extensive career in retail at Kaufmann’s, a division of The May Department Store Company, holding various roles across the finance department, ultimately working his way up to VP of Finance and Controller. Mr. Record succeeds Paul Beesley, who, as previously announced is leaving HBC. Mr. Beesley has agreed to remain with the Company for a period of time to ensure a smooth transition.
Clarke Inc. [HALIFAX] (TSX: CKI) announced that Kim Langille has resigned as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 30, 2017, in order to pursue a financial position at another company. Clarke announced that Stephen Cyr, Clarke’s Vice President of Accounting, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cyr has acted as Manager of Finance, Controller and then Vice President of Accounting at Clarke since 2008 and previously acted as Senior Accountant with a professional services firm.
Ashanti Sankofa, Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: ASI) announced that William Pettigrew has resigned as a director and as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Company has appointed Nancy Zhao as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company to replace Mr. Pettigrew. Ms. Zhao has experience in accounting and finance for various industries including mining, realtor development, property management, sports entertainment, marketing and farming. She also currently holds the position of Chief Financial Officer of Blox, Inc.
Parkit Enterprise Inc. [VANCOUVER] (TSX-V: PKT, OTCQX: PKTEF) announced that it has appointed JoAnne Odette to the office of Chief Financial Officer of the Company, replacing Nigel Kirkwood. Mr. Kirkwood has resigned his office with Parkit to pursue another opportunity. Ms. Odette has worked closely with Mr. Kirkwood and Parkit’s management team over the last 14 months.
GreenSpace Brands Inc. [TORONTO] (TSX-V: JTR) announced the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer, Keith Jackson. Prior to joining Greenspace, Keith was the Chief Financial Officer of Worldlynx Wireless. Keith has held Executive Finance roles at Worldlynx Wireless, Bell Canada, Virgin Mobile and General Motors. Cindy Leung will be stepping down as interim CFO and will continue in her role as VP of Finance.