CFO Moves – week ending March 7, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Apple The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Symantec Corp.
Ready Pac Foods Inc. Big Lots, Inc. Availity
RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. Medican Enterprises Inc. Glatfelter
PaxVax Inc. Ifbyphone Eveo
SourceHOV Brinker International, Inc. Moderna Therapeutics
Adara Global TriStar Wellness Solutions, Inc. AutoNation, Inc.
Innophos Holdings, Inc. Avantor™ Performance Materials Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
LTX-Credence Corporation Ixia Epiq Systems, Inc.
Healthsense, Inc. Vansen Pharma Inc. Acclaris Inc.
Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. Atossa Genetics Inc. Hurco Companies, Inc.
PT Development Talon International, Inc. ProBuild Holdings LLC
Knowles Corporation Jarden Corporation

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Apple announced that Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller, will succeed Peter as CFO. Peter will transition the CFO role to Luca in June and the balance of his responsibilities over the remaining time allowing for a professional and seamless transition. Prior to joining Apple, Luca was CFO at both Nokia Siemens Networks and Xerox. Luca began his career with General Motors and spent 20 years in finance and operating roles in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced the appointment of Peter Oppenheimer as an independent director of the firm. Mr. Oppenheimer will be a member of each of the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Public Responsibilities committees. Mr. Oppenheimer is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple, Inc.. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Apple, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2004, and prior to that, from 1996 to 2002, he served first as Senior Director of Finance and Controller for the Americas, then as Vice President and Controller of Worldwide Sales and later as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Before joining Apple, from 1992 to 1996 Mr. Oppenheimer was the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Finance, MIS, Administration and Equipment Leasing Portfolio at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and prior to that, from 1988 to 1992 he was a consultant within the Information Technology Practice at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced that it has appointed Thomas Seifert as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 17. Mr. Seifert joins Symantec from Brightstar where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Seifert was at Advanced Micro Devices where he served as chief financial officer, chief accounting officer and, for much of 2011, its interim chief executive officer. In addition to Brightstar Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices, Mr. Seifert earlier served as CFO and COO of Qimonda AG. He also worked as group vice president and general manager of the Memory Products Group at Infineon Technologies AG, and as CEO and COO of Wireline Communications Business Group.Sally Erikson

Ready Pac Foods Inc. hired Sally Erickson as its new chief financial officer. Erickson was previously with Sealy Corp., where she spent 17 years in various positions. Since 2011, she served as the vice president of specialty bedding finance.  Prior to Sealy, Erickson also held financial management positions for Emerson Electric, Robert Bosch Corp. and Rexnord Inc.

Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) announced the promotion of Timothy A. Johnson to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson has served as CFO since 2012. Johnson joined Big Lots in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and was promoted to Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations in February 2004. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance in July 2011, and to SVP, Chief Financial Officer in August 2012.

Availity has named Nate Eastman as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Eastman was CFO of Maryland-based health care analytics firm Inovalon. Prior to that, he led the client audit function at Express Scripts and served as a director in the mergers and acquisitions practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. announced the appointment of Alan Fishman as chief financial officer. Prior to joining RedPath, Mr. Fishman held financial leadership roles at 11 venture and private equity funded firms and was a partner with Tatum, LLC, for five years.

Medican Enterprises Inc. (OTC: MDCN) announced the appointment of Wayne Hansen to the position Chief Financial Officer. Since 1996, Mr. Hansen held the position of President at Caulfield Capital Management Inc. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Hansen held various positions at the accounting firm BDO Dunwoody, including partner.

Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced the promotion of John P. Jacunski to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jacunski joined Glatfelter in October 2003 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. In 2006 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

PaxVax Inc. announced the appointment of Linda Rubinstein as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ingenuity Systems, which was acquired by QIAGEN in 2013, and Vice President and CFO of Solexa, which was acquired by Illumina in 2007. As an investment banker, she completed over 30 transactions on behalf of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, among others.

Ifbyphone announced the appointment of Steve Collins to its Board of Directors. Collins is the former Chief Financial Officer of digital marketing pioneer ExactTarget (acquired by salesforce.com in 2013). Prior to ExactTarget, Collins served as SVP and CFO of NAVTEQ Corporation. Prior to NAVTEQ, Collins co-founded a venture capital firm and held several financial leadership positions with The Walt Disney Company.

Eveo announced that Jim Norwood was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Jim was previously Eveo’s Senior Controller. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in agency and technology businesses, including a former position as Western Region Controller for McCann Erickson.

SourceHOV announced that Michael Henricks has joined the organization as CFO.  Michael most recently held the role of CFO at Stream Global Services, Inc. Prior to joining Stream, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Comdata. Prior to Comdata, he served as vice president, finance at Ceridian, as well as director of strategic analysis at Ameriprise and held various positions at General Electric.

Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) announced that Guy Constant, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Business Development has resigned from his position. Marie Perry, Senior Vice President Treasurer and Controller for Brinker, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent successor is named.

Moderna Therapeutics announced that Lorence Kim, M.D. will join Moderna’s executive leadership team as chief financial officer effective April 21. Prior to joining Moderna, Dr. Kim was managing director and co-head of the U.S. biotechnology investment banking effort at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, Dr. Kim was a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group for nearly 14 years and was named a managing director in 2008.

Adara Global announced the appointment of Liz Coddington as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Adara, Liz was the VP, Finance and CFO for Walmart.com.  She also headed up the FP&A function for Netflix and was a management consultant at multiple firms including The Boston Consulting Group.

TriStar Wellness Solutions, Inc. (OTC: TWSI) announced the appointment of Stuart Sands as the Chief Financial Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Mr. Sands joined HemCon in 2008 with the acquisition of the Irish medical device company Alltracel Pharmaceuticals Plc., and prior to his appointment to Chief Financial Officer, operated as the Vice President of Finance. Before his tenure at HemCon, Mr. Sands worked for global enterprises Ernst and Young and Tesco plc.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced that it appointed Cheryl Scully to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Scully had been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 7, 2014. Prior to joining AutoNation, Ms. Scully served as Vice President, Treasurer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc.  She joined AutoNation in 2009 as Vice President and Treasurer, and in 2010 also assumed responsibility for the Company’s investor relations function.

Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert Harreras Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker). He previously was with Rohm and Haas, SKW Trostberg AG (Nature Products Division) and Alcatel. Richard Gaynor

Avantor™ Performance Materials announced the appointment of Richard Gaynor as chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as CFO for GT Advanced Technologies. Prior to joining GT, Gaynor served in various senior management positions with global, publicly traded technology and manufacturing companies, including Sonus Networks, Inc., Sycamore Networks, Inc., Manufacturers’ Services Ltd., Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation and Cabletron Systems, Inc.

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that, in a mutual agreement with the Mack-Cali Board of Directors, Barry Lefkowitz, executive vice president and chief financial officer agreed to resign effective as of March 31. Anthony Krug, the Company’s chief accounting officer, will serve as acting chief financial officer of Mack-Cali. Previously, Mr. Krug has held the position of vice president, finance; controller; and assistant controller with Mack-Cali and its predecessor companies, Cali Associates and Cali Realty Corporation.

LTX-Credence Corporation approved the promotion and appointment of Mark J. Gallenberger to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Gallenberger continues to serve as the Company’s Treasurer and principal accounting officer.

Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) announced that Tom Miller has resigned as its chief financial officer. The Board has appointed Brent Novak, the company’s vice president, finance, to also serve as the company’s acting chief financial officer. Novak joined the company in 2004 as senior director, finance, and has served as vice president, finance since 2006. Miller has agreed to continue as an employee of the company for three months following his resignation in order to provide support during the transition period.

Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:  EPIQ) announced the resignation of Elizabeth M. Braham as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 14, 2014.  Ms. Braham plans to pursue a new executive position with a private company.

Healthsense, Inc. announced today that Greg Melsen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Melsen most recently served as Vice President Finance, Treasurer, and CFO of Techne Corporation. Melsen previously held senior finance positions with PLATO Learning, American Medical Systems, AVECOR Cardiovascular and PACE Analytical. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with Deloitte & Touche, including nine years as an audit partner. Melsen is also a cofounder of PlaCor, Inc.

Vansen Pharma Inc. (OTC: VNSN) announced the appointment of Moira Ong as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ong was formerly Vice President of Finance at Merus Labs International Inc.

Acclaris Inc. announced the appointment of Nanette P. DeTurk to its Board of Directors. Ms. DeTurk is currently the Chief Administrative and Financial Officer at Highmark Health.

Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA) announced that Randy L. Taylor has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Taylor has been with GCA since 2011 serving as the Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining GCA, Mr. Taylor served in various positions for Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, including chief financial officer from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Taylor succeeded Mary E. Higgins, who resigned to pursue other professional interests.

Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) announced that Richard I. Steinhart has joined the Company’s Board of Directors and has been appointed a Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. From 2006 through 2013, he was an executive at MELA Sciences, most recently serving as its CFO and Senior Vice President. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Steinhart was a Managing Director at Forest St. Capital/SAE Ventures. Earlier, he served as Vice President and CFO at Emisphere Technologies from 1991 to 1992 and as General Partner and CFO of CW Group Inc. Mr. Steinhart is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Steinhart was a Member of the Board of Directors of Manhattan Pharmaceuticals and was Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HURC) announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, John G. Oblazney. Mr. Oblazney resigned from his positions as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective February 28, 2014, to pursue other interests. The functions previously performed by Mr. Oblazney will be performed in the interim by Sonja K. McClelland, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.Mark Wheeler

PT Development (PTD) announced the appointment of Mark Wheeler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining PTD, he was the Executive Vice President and Regional Chairman of U.S. Bank, Louisville. Before that, Wheeler was Senior Vice President and Manager of National Corporate Banking for PNC Bank.

Talon International, Inc. (OTC: TALN) announced the appointment of Nancy Agger-Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2014. Most recently, she served as CFO, of Med Legal, LLC, and Vice President of Finance & Administration for NDC Infrared Engineering, a division of Spectris, plc. Ms. Nielsen will serve as Vice President Finance on an interim basis until her appointment as CFO becomes effective, subsequent to the filing of our 10K.

ProBuild Holdings LLC announced Jeff Pinkerman has been appointed chief financial officer. Pinkerman joins the Company from Arrow Electronics, Inc., where he held multiple leadership roles, including chief accounting officer as well as CFO of Arrow’s Americas Components Division. He has also served in senior leadership positions with American Civil Constructors, Level 3 Communications, Gemini Submarine Cable Systems, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., and MFS Communications.

Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), upon its spin-off from Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV), announced that John S. Anderson has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) announced that Ian G. H. Ashken, currently Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Vice-Chairman and President. Mr. Ashken co-founded Jarden along with Martin E. Franklin in 2001. Al LeFevre, currently Chief Financial Officer of Jarden Consumer Solutions will be promoted to Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective June 12, 2014. Mr. LeFevre joined Jarden through the acquisition of American Household, Inc. (AHI) in 2005 and had been with AHI since 1997. He has held positions of increasing responsibility, rising to Chief Financial Officer of Jarden Consumer Solutions in 2002.

CFO Moves – week ending February 28, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

CBRE Group, Inc. Salesforce.com Bed Bath & Beyond Inc.
Nielsen American Greetings Corporation Principal Financial Group
Ameriprise Financial, Inc. Amedisys, Inc. SG360º
El Camino Hospital Dana Holding Corporation Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Valmont Industries, Inc. AZZ incorporated Investment Professionals Inc.
Spartan Motors, Inc. DecisionPoint™ Systems, Inc. Computech, Inc.
Guavus Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated
SP Plus Corporation

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CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE: CBG) announced that Jim Groch will serve as Chief Financial Officer and Global Director of Corporate Development and Gil Borok will serve as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Arlin Gaffner, who has served as Chief Accounting Officer, will assume new responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer of the Americas operations.

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) announced that Graham Smith, chief financial officer, has decided to retire in March 2015. Smith has been CFO since March 2008.

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ: BBBY) announced the promotion of Eugene A. Castagna, previously the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Susan E. Lattmann, formerly the Company’s Vice President – Finance, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Castagna has been with the Company since November 1994 and has served as CFO and Treasurer since 2006.  Previously, he served as Assistant Treasurer from 2002 to 2006 and as Vice President – Finance from 2000 to 2006.  In addition, Mr. Castagna’s duties have included several key operational functions, including primary responsibility for the Company’s integration and growth of its baby product business since the Company’s acquisition of buybuy BABY in 2007, and helping lead the integration efforts following the Company’s 2012 acquisition of Cost Plus World Market. Ms. Lattmann has been with the Company since August 1996.  She has been Vice President – Finance since 2006, and previously served as Vice President – Controller from 2001 to 2006 and Controller from 2000 to 2001. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lattmann spent six years with the firm of Arthur Andersen.

Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced CFO Brian West’s promotion to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Jamere Jackson, who joins the company from General Electric, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. West has been Nielsen’s CFO since 2007. Prior to joining Nielsen, he spent 16 years at General Electric where he held senior financial positions in GE businesses including Aviation, Plastics and NBC. He began his career through the GE Financial Management Program in 1991. West succeeds Mitchell Habib who will move to the next phase of his career after a transition period. Jackson spent nearly ten years in senior finance roles at General Electric, including key roles within the Oil & Gas and Aviation businesses. Prior to that he held financial, controller and planning roles with several of Nielsen’s largest clients, including PepsiCo and The Procter & Gamble Company.

American Greetings Corporation announced it has appointed Gregory Steinberg as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Steinberg was most recently the Company’s Corporate Treasurer. The Company’s previous CFO, Stephen J. Smith, recently announced that he is resigning from the Company to accept another employment opportunity.

Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG) announced that Terry Lillis is promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Lillis joined The Principal in 1982 as an actuarial student. He held various senior actuarial and management roles through 2000 when he was named chief financial officer – Retirement & Investor Services. He was promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer for The Principal in 2008. Lillis also serves on the Mercy Medical Center Finance Board Committee, the Simpson College Board of Trustees, the Henry B. Tippie College of Business Advisory Board, and the Diocese of Des Moines and Catholic Charities Finance Council.

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. (NYSE: AMP) announced that Dianne Neal Blixt has been appointed to its board of directors, and will stand for election at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on April 30, 2014. Ms. Blixt was most recently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Reynolds American Inc. from 2003 to 2007. She held multiple senior finance and accounting roles over a 20-year career with the company. Ms. Blixt is currently a director of Lorillard, Inc., is co-founder and principal of C&D Ventures, and served on North Carolina Governor-Elect Pat McCrory’s budget appropriations advisory team.

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) announced that the Board of Directors has named President and Chief Financial Officer Ronald (Ronnie) A. LaBorde Interim CEO. Mr. LaBorde has served Amedisys for two years in the role of President and CFO. He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors for 17 years, serving as Lead Director for nine of those years before accepting his management position within the Company.

SG360º announced the hiring of Marcus Bradshaw as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Bradshaw will take over responsibilities from long-time SG360º chief financial officer, Gary Gardner who is retiring after more than 14 years with the company. Mr. Bradshaw joined SG360º from PromoWorks where he was chief financial officer for the consumer engagement services company for the past five years. He has also held executive financial and business strategy positions for Valassis Inc.’s international coupon division NCH and Kraft Foods’ global snack division.

El Camino Hospital announced that it has appointed Iftikhar Hussain as the hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Mr. Hussain will replace interim CFO, Ned Borgstrom, starting in April. Mr. Hussain previously served as the chief financial officer of Mills-Peninsula Health Services in Burlingame, Calif. Prior to his position at Mills-Peninsula Health Services, Mr. Hussain has held include Director of Finance at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Oakland, Calif.  He also spent five years as the Director of Accounting Services at Mercy Healthcare/Catholic Healthcare West in Sacramento, Calif., and four years at – what was formally known as – Arthur Andersen.

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced that R. Bruce McDonald has been appointed to the board of directors.  Mr. McDonald is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Johnson Controls Inc.  He will serve on the audit and compensation committees of the board. Mr. McDonald joined Johnson Controls in November 2001 as vice president and corporate controller and was promoted to assistant chief financial officer in 2004.  He was appointed vice president and chief financial officer in 2005 and named executive vice president in 2006. Mr. McDonald began his career with Ernst & Young.  In 1987, he joined Varity Corporation, where he held a variety of operational finance positions in the United Kingdom from 1993 to 1998.  In 1998, McDonald was appointed vice president, finance, legal, and IT of Lucas Varity Automotive in Livonia, Mich., which was subsequently acquired by TRW, Inc.  He held a variety of financial positions of increasing responsibility at TRW, where he became vice president of finance for TRW Automotive. Mr. McDonald serves as chairman of the board of directors for Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, a member of the board of trustees and treasurer for the Milwaukee Art Museum, and a member of the board of directors and treasurer for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SBGI) announced the promotion of David B. Amy to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair from Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and names Christopher Ripley as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 2, 2014.  Mr. Amy most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sinclair since 2001. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President from 1999 to 2001 and as Vice President and CFO from 1998 to 1999.  Prior to that, he served as CFO from 1994 to 1998. In addition, he serves as Secretary of Sinclair Television Group, Inc. Mr. Amy has 30 years of broadcast experience, having joined Sinclair in 1984 as a Business Manager for WPMY (formerly WPTT-TV) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Mr. Amy serves as a member of the Board of Directors of KDSM, LLC, and The Maryland Science Center. He is also a member of the Board of Managers of Triangle Sign & Service, LLC and Chairman of the Board of Managers of Alarm Funding Associates, LLC. Mr. Ripley most recently and from 2013 served as Founder and Managing Partner of Canor LLC, a boutique media/entertainment advisory firm.  From 2001 to 2013, he was a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank’s Global Media Group and served as Head of the Los Angeles office.  From 2000 to 2001, he was a Principal in Prime Ventures LLC.  Prior to that and from 1998, Mr. Ripley worked in the investment banking division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation.

Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI) announced that Mark C. Jaksich has been appointed Valmont’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jaksich will succeed Terry J. McClain as Valmont’s CFO. Mark’s career with Valmont spans 30 years including positions as controller for the international division, director of internal audit and a number of other accounting positions. For the past 14 years, Mark has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer in the role of Vice President and Corporate Controller.

AZZ incorporated (NYSE: AZZ) announced that Dana Perry, senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and secretary of AZZ, will retire effective May 31, 2014.  Paul W. Fehlman has agreed to join the company and will transition into the company’s roles of senior vice president of finance, chief financial officer and secretary of AZZ. He was most recently with Flowserve Corporation in Irving, Texas, serving as Vice President Finance for the Engineered Products Division, and also previously held roles as Vice President Treasurer and Vice President Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations at Flowserve.  An AZZ employee for the past 39 years, Mr. Perry is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors and will continue in that capacity for the foreseeable future. Mr. Perry will work closely with Mr. Fehlman to effect a seamless transition.

Investment Professionals Inc. (IPI) announced the promotion of Christine Walters to Chief Financial Officer. Walters joined IPI in 2008, bringing with her over 20 years of accounting experience.

Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced that Lori Wade has been named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Ms. Wade has served as Spartan’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since early 2013. Ms. Wade joined Spartan in February 2008 as the Company’s Executive Director of Finance.  Prior to joining Spartan, she spent more than 21 years at Eaton Corporation where she served as Truck Group Worldwide Sarbanes-Oxley Manager and various other controller and financial management positions.

DecisionPoint™ Systems, Inc. (OTC: DPSI) announced that Michael Roe has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Roe was formerly DecisionPoint’s Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. He joined DecisionPoint in October 2012. Before joining DecisionPoint, Michael worked as an independent financial consultant from 2011-2012. Prior to that, from 2006-2011, Michael was Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President-Finance for Aliso Viejo, CA-based Metagenics. From 2004-2006, Michael was Chief Financial Officer for Irvine, CA-based Duncan Solutions. He also worked for QLogic Corp. and KPMG LLP.

Computech, Inc. has named Chris Mills as its new Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer. Prior to working at Computech, he served as President/Chief Financial Officer of CyberCore Technologies. Mills replaces Fran De Venoge as Computech’s Chief Financial Officer. De Venoge retires at the end of February after 10 years of service at Computech.

Guavus announced that Mike Staiger has joined the company as chief financial officer. Mike formerly served as chief financial officer of programmable logic solutions provider Tabula. Prior to joining Tabula, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Copper Mountain Networks (NASDAQ: CMTN).

Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) announced it has hired James B. Boyd as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His background includes over 12 years as a public company CFO including seven years as the CFO of ESS Technology, and three years as the CFO of Silicon Storage Technology. He has also been the CFO of several start-ups including Link-A-Media Devices which was recently successfully sold to Hynix.

Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ: SYKE) announced that its current Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Kipphut, who has been with the Company since 2000, will be retiring April 15, 2014. John Chapman has been appointed to replace Mike Kipphut as Chief Financial Officer. John has been with SYKES for a total of 12 years. He joined the Company as the VP of Finance, managing the EMEA finance function. In 2011 he added the title of operations to his finance responsibilities.

SP Plus Corporation (NASDAQ: SP) announced that Vance C. Johnston will join the Company as Executive Vice President of Finance. Effective on the first business day following the Company’s filing of its annual report on Form 10-K for 2013 with the SEC in mid-March, Mr. Johnston will assume the positions of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Upon Mr. Johnston’s assumption of his duties as CFO, G Marc Baumann, who currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and President of Urban Operations, will become President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Johnston most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Furniture Brands International, Inc. Prior to Furniture Brands, he was Chief Financial Officer for Miami Jewish Health Systems and Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. Mr. Johnston has also held various positions in strategy, finance and operations at OfficeMax and Burger King. He began his career at KPMG.

CFO Moves – week ending February 21, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

The Coca-Cola Company Nautilus, Inc. Virgin Galactic
Exterran Holdings, Inc. The Art Institute of Chicago Door to Door Organics
OpenX Technologies, Inc. The MGIS Companies, Inc. Kimball International, Inc.
Nexant California Dairies, Inc. Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.
Solid Landings Behavioral Health 2FA, Inc. Nucor Corporation
Brown & Brown, Inc. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Integral Technologies, Inc.
Travel Advantage Network American Homes 4 Rent Azure Midstream Energy, LLC
Franchise Services of North America Inc. Tech Data Corporation WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

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The Coca-Cola Company announced Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Gary P. Fayard will retire in May 2014, after 20 years of service with the Company. The Coca-Cola Company named Kathy N. Waller to succeed Fayard in the role of Chief Financial Officer. Waller currently serves as Vice President, Finance and Controller. She joined the Company in 1987 as a senior accountant in the Accounting Research Department and soon became principal accountant for the Northeast Europe/Africa Group, followed by Marketing Controller for the McDonald’s Group. Since then, she has taken on a number of roles of increasing responsibility, including financial services manager for The Minute Maid Company and Corporate Director of Financial Reporting. In 2004, Waller was named Vice President and Chief of Internal Audit. In 2009, Waller was named Vice President and Controller, a role that was expanded in 2013 to Vice President, Finance and Controller, adding global accountability for Corporate Treasury, Corporate Tax and Finance Capabilities.

Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) announced that Sid Nayar has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Nayar joins Nautilus from Congoleum Corporation. Mr. Nayar joined Congoleum in 1986 and held increasingly senior accounting and finance positions, including Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 1999. John Rego

Virgin Galactic announced John S. Rego has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. He joins Virgin Galactic after serving as CFO for AppSense, Inc. He spent nearly eight years as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer for Vonage Holdings Corp. Other experience includes senior leadership positions at Petra Solar, Inc., RCN Corporation and Winstar Communications, among others.

Exterran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EXH) announced that the company’s Chief Financial Officer, William M. Austin, has decided to retire effective April 4, 2014. Austin also plans to retire as Senior Vice President and director of Exterran GP LLC, the managing general partner of Exterran Partners (NASDAQ: EXLP), effective as of April 4, 2014.Alison Sowden

The Art Institute of Chicago is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison D. Sowden as the organization’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 28, 2014. Sowden comes to the Art Institute after 24 years at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, most recently as the vice president for financial affairs.

Door to Door Organics announced that David P. Maytubby has been named as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Maytubby most recently served as CFO of LineRate Systems, Inc. Tom Fuelling

OpenX Technologies, Inc. announced the appointment of Tom Fuelling as chief financial officer. He joins OpenX from Hulu, the online video service where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Hulu, Fuelling served as chief financial officer at a number of companies, including Ascent Media Network Services, a Liberty Media company; ARTISTdirect; and Village Roadshow Pictures. Fuelling began his career at PriceWaterhouse where he spent eight years in the entertainment practice.

The MGIS Companies, Inc. announced the appointment of Blaine Moon as chief financial officer.

Kimball International, Inc. (NASDAQ: KBALB) announced the appointment of Robert F. “Bob” Schneider to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Schneider currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kimball International. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of FM Global Insurance.

Nexant announced that Jonathan Foster has joined the company as chief financial officer. Previously, Foster served as CFO of LS9, Inc. Prior to LS9, he served as CFO and Executive VP of Corporate Development at Atempo, Inc. His previous positions include CFO, Keymage, Inc.; Senior VP, Corporate Development and General Counsel at 8×8, Inc.; and Deputy Director for Management and General Counsel for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Foster is a member of the Board of Directors of the California Clean Energy Fund. He also serves as vice-chair of the utilities commission in Palo Alto, California and is a member of the national advisory council for Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2).

California Dairies, Inc. announced that David Camp has joined its executive team as senior vice president and CFO. Camp was most recently with Roll Global, LLC, where he was the vice president and group controller. His previous experience includes CFO at Technicolor Creative Services, head of internal audit at Novartis, director of internal audit at Kellogg Company, and audit manager at Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC: VEND) announced its appointment of Mark Cole as the company’s chief financial officer. His experience in the private sector includes serving as vice president and corporate controller for Crocs, Inc., and Ashworth, Inc. In addition, he has served as a director for Westbridge Research Group since 2005.

Solid Landings Behavioral Health recently appointed Kevin Gallagher, as new chief financial officer (CFO). He spent the last 10 years serving as CFO and COO of a Los Angeles based international distributor of health and wellness products and has held senior financial executive positions at Nestle USA and Witco Chemical Corp.

2FA, Inc. announced that John O’Donnell has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining 2FA, Inc., Mr. O’Donnell served as the CFO and in executive management for numerous healthcare and technology-focused organizations such as: Millcreek of Arkansas, Commonwealth Medical Group, NextCARE, EPIC Healthcare Group, Charter Medical, and Specialty Hospital Group.

Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) announced that Gregory J. Hayes has been elected to the board of directors effective immediately.  Mr. Hayes, 53, has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Technologies Corporation (“UTC”), since 2008. Mr. Hayes joined UTC through the 1999 merger with Sundstrand Corporation, where he served as Vice President, Finance, for Sundstrand Aerospace.  He was then appointed Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, for Hamilton Sundstrand.  In 2003, he became UTC Vice President and Controller, and was appointed UTC Vice President, Accounting and Controls, in 2004.  In 2006, his responsibilities were broadened to include Investor Relations.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) announced the selection of R. Andrew Watts as Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Watts, formerly Global Head of Customer Administration for the Financial and Risk Division of Thomson Reuters, will assume the responsibilities of Executive Vice President and Treasurer effective immediately, and will replace the current Chief Financial Officer, Cory Walker, in March 2014, upon Mr. Walker’s previously announced retirement following the filing of the Company’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K. Prior to joining Thomson Reuters, Mr. Watts was Chief Financial Officer and co-Founder of Textera, and before founding Textera, he worked as a Senior Manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL) announced it has named Michael Rashkin Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rashkin served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer since December of 2013. Mr. Rashkin has been with the Company since 1999 and prior to this appointment served in a variety of roles in the finance organization including as VP of Tax, VP of Strategic Development and President of the Marvell Charitable Fund. Mr. Rashkin also served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Marvell from July 2007 to January 2008.  Prior to joining Marvell, Mr. Rashkin spent 13 years at Apple, where he served many executive roles, including, General Manager of Asia and Latin America, Director of Marketing for Apple Japan, Director of International Business Development, Director of Taxation, Customs, and Export Licensing, and Director of International Legal.

Integral Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ITKG) announced that Bart Snell has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Snell succeeds outgoing CFO and Integral Co-founder William Ince.  Snell began his career with IBM. More notable positions include CFO of IBM Australia and CFO of IBM’s semiconductor operations in Burlington, VT.  He worked with an IBM and Apple team to explore joint ventures, and was Director of IBM’s world-wide Software Strategy. After leaving IBM, Mr. Snell founded his consulting company, PowerSource Solutions.  Snell is also an experienced Board member, having served on the Boards of Mobile Satellite Ventures, Terrastar, IBM Australia Leasing Inc. and Motient Corporation.

Travel Advantage Network (TAN) announced that David E. Kasten has been appointed chief financial officer. Kasten has more than twenty years of U.S. and international hospitality finance experience with such companies as; Marriott International, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, and Greater China Hospitality.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) announced that Peter J. Nelson, Chief Financial Officer, will resign his position, following a transition period, to pursue other career interests. Mr. Nelson joined the company as Chief Financial Officer in 2012.  Eric Kalamaras

Azure Midstream Energy, LLC announced that it has hired industry veteran Eric T. Kalamaras as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Kalamaras most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Valerus Energy Holdings, L.P. Prior to that, he was CFO for Delphi Midstream Partners which was subsequently sold to Williams Partners, L.P. Kalamaras served in a similar capacity before that for Atlas Pipeline Partners / Atlas Energy, L.P.

Franchise Services of North America Inc. (TSX-V: FSN) announced that David Mitchell has resigned his position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company to pursue other opportunities. The Board of Directors has appointed Ashley Chambliss as Interim Chief Financial Officer.  Mrs. Chambliss has served as the Company’s Controller since November 2006 and has previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) announced the appointments of Charles V. Dannewitz to senior vice president and chief financial officer, the Americas. Dannewitz joined Tech Data in 1995, serving as senior vice president and treasurer since 2003. Prior to joining the company, he was employed by Pricewaterhouse for 13 years.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) announced that Tom Tran, senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will be leaving the company. He has agreed to help facilitate a smooth transition to a new CFO and will remain with WellCare until a successor is appointed or until November 30.

CFO Moves – week ending February 14, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. Harris Corporation Capitol Music Group
Principia Biopharma Inc. Triumph Group, Inc. Journal Communications
Demandware, Inc. Redfin Independent Living Systems
Arsenal Capital Partners BlueSnap National Advisors Trust
Lehigh Technologies Inc. Tria Beauty, Inc. Perceptron, Inc.
Miller Energy Resources Tealium Reed’s, Inc.
Calix, Inc. The Timken Company American Woodmark Corporation
DSW Inc. Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated Pacific Financial Corporation
Apache Corporation

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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) announced that Ed Record has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 24, 2014.  He will succeed Ken Hannah, who will remain chief financial officer through that date to ensure a smooth transition.  Record spent over six years at Stage Stores, most recently serving as chief operating officer and, prior to that, chief financial officer.  Before Stage, Record served as senior vice president of finance at Kohl’s and as controller and senior vice president of finance at Belk. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of finance positions of increasing responsibility at Federated stores, leading to his eventual appointment as controller and vice president of finance.Mick Lopez

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) named Miguel “Mick” Lopez senior vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds Gary L. McArthur, who is leaving Harris to pursue other opportunities. Lopez brings more than 30 years of diverse global financial leadership experience to Harris, the majority of which was spent with IBM, including as CFO for IBM Brazil and Latin America Personal Computers. In 2003, Lopez joined Tyco International as CFO for ADT Security Systems North America and was subsequently named vice president of business development for Tyco’s Fire and Security division. He joined Cisco Systems in 2007. Lopez most recently was with Aricent Group, where he served as CFO since 2011 for this global services company owned by investors including affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P.

Capitol Music Group (CMG) announced the appointment of Geoff Harris as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Harris served for the past three years as Chief Financial Officer, UK Labels, for Universal Music in London. Previously, he served for 12 years as Senior Vice President, Financial & Commercial Affairs for Polydor Records.

Principia Biopharma Inc. announced that Christopher Y. Chai has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Chai was employed by CV Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he held various management positions, including Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations. Mr. Chai also worked at J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated, in various capacities, including as a healthcare investment banker.

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) announced that Jeffrey L. McRae had been elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds M. David Kornblatt, who has assumed new duties with the company as Director of Corporate Development. Most recently, Mr. McRae was named President of Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division in October, 2013, having previously served as President of Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Integrated Programs Division and Chief Financial Officer for Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a position he had assumed upon the completion of Triumph’s acquisition of Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. in June 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. McRae had served as Vought’s Vice President of Business Operations. Prior to joining Vought, Mr. McRae spent 20 years with BAE Systems (formerly United Defense) and its legacy companies, most recently as interim President and General Manager for the Armament Systems Division (ASD). During his career, he held a series of financial management positions, including Director of Finance for ASD, Chief Financial Officer for joint ventures in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Director of a payroll and benefits shared services center, and Plant Controller for a production facility.

Journal Communications (NYSE: JRN) announced that Jason Graham has been named Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller, and Chief Financial Officer, effective upon the filing of Journal’s 2013 Form 10-K. Graham has served as Journal Communications’ Vice President/Controller since June 2012. He was formerly Vice President and Corporate Controller at Brookdale Senior Living, Inc. Prior to that role, Graham held roles as senior manager at KPMG LLP, Assistant Controller with GE Healthcare, and Corporate Accounting Manager at APW, Ltd.

Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE) announced that Scott Dussault, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Demandware, plans to transition from the company to pursue other career opportunities. To help ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Dussault plans to continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of Demandware through June 6, 2014. Mr. Dussault will also be available to serve as an advisor to the company through early June 2015.

Redfin announced that its board of directors has appointed Robert J. (Bob) Mylod, Jr. to the board. Mylod will serve as chair of the board’s audit committee. Mylod is the founder and managing partner of Annox Capital. Previously, he held executive roles at Priceline.com including vice chairman and chief financial officer. Earlier in his career, he was a principal at Stonington Partners, a private equity investment firm, and an associate with Merrill Lynch Capital Partners. Mylod is a member of the board of directors of Everbank Financial Corp.

Independent Living Systems appointed Evan Willette as their new CFO. Prior to joining ILS, Mr. Willette spent 14 years with Health Net as CFO of their Medi-Cal program, and VP of Finance for their Government Business Division.

Arsenal Capital Partners announced the appointment of Frank Scrudato as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Scrudato was formerly Chief Financial Officer and Principal of Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co. (“BRS”).  Prior to BRS, he was a Director in the Transaction Services practices of KPMG and Arthur Andersen.  Mr. Scrudato also worked as the Director of Corporate Development for Asbury Automotive Group.  Pilar Lorente, Arsenal’s Chief Financial Officer since 2006, will continue to assist the firm on an ongoing basis with finance and compliance projects.

BlueSnap announced the appointment of Bill Sobo as Chief Financial Officer. Sobo began his executive career at Parexel, a clinical research organization where he served as CFO from 1987 and 2000. He next served as COO/CFO of P&H Solutions Inc. He returned to Parexel as VP Operations Finance in 2007 and left the company last month to join BlueSnap.

National Advisors Trust announced that John Sullivan has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining National Advisors Trust, he served as Chief Financial Officer for a number of business units within JPMorgan Chase.

Lehigh Technologies Inc. announced that Lamar Chambers, former senior vice president and chief financial officer at Ashland Inc. has been elected to Lehigh’s board of directors. He joined Ashland in 1976, rising through multiple finance and business roles before becoming CFO in 2008.

Tria Beauty, Inc. announced two key additions to its leadership team. Derek Yung has been hired as Chief Financial Officer and Charles Bracher joins the Board of Directors as Independent Director and Audit Committee Chair. Mr. Yung joins Tria Beauty from Wize Commerce/Nextag, where he was recently CFO. Previously, he held financial and strategy positions at LeapFrog, and began his business career in management consulting.  Mr. Bracher is currently the CFO at Grocery Outlet in Berkeley, CA and prior to that, he held various financial executive roles including CFO at Bare Escentuals.

Perceptron, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRCP) announced that company has appointed Keith R. Marchiando to serve as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Marchiando will succeed Sylvia M. Smith, the Company’s acting Chief Financial Officer, who will return to her duties as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Marchiando served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carbon Motors Corporation from January 2008 to February 2013. From April 2007 to December 2007, he served as an independent strategy and financial consultant to multiple manufacturing clients. From March 2005 to December 2006, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dura Automotive Systems, Inc. From February 2003 to February 2005, he served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Dura. Prior to joining Dura, Mr. Marchiando served in various financial management roles of increasing responsibility at Dow Chemical Company from 1997 to 2003 and Ford Motor Company from 1990 to 1997.

Miller Energy Resources announced that its Board of Directors has appointed John M. Brawley as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. John M. Brawley has served as a senior advisor to Miller since November of 2013. From 2010 to 2013 Mr. Brawley was with Guggenheim Partners. Prior to Guggenheim Partners, Mr. Brawley worked directly for the CFO of a public E&P Company, and was at Lehman Brothers in their energy investment banking practice.Doug Lindroth

Tealium announced it has appointed Doug Lindroth, formerly of Limelight Networks and Memec, was appointed as CFO. Lindroth served on the board of directors of WebSideStory and as CFO of Limelight Networks. From 2003 to 2006, Lindroth was CFO and a board member of Memec Group. Lindroth started his career at KPMG.

Reed’s, Inc. (NYSE MKT: REED) announced that David Williams has been engaged to assume the role of interim CFO for Reed’s, Inc. Mr. Williams has extensive public accounting experience including acquisitions and SEC reporting. His prior work included being CFO and In-House Counsel for Fluid Media/Mood Media.

Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced that the company has appointed William Atkins as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Atkins succeeds Michael Ashby, who has agreed to serve in an advisory capacity for six months and has stepped down from the company’s board of directors. Atkins joins Calix from Fairfax Media Partners, LLC where he was a senior partner. Prior to Fairfax, William was CFO of Rivada Networks International, LLC. He also served as EVP and CFO of Intelsat, Ltd. Before joining Intelsat, Atkins held various positions at Morgan Stanley, including head of European telecommunications corporate finance. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he co-founded the telecommunications investment banking practice at S.G. Warburg. Philip Fracassa

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) announced the appointment of Philip D. Fracassa as chief financial officer. Fracassa replaces Glenn A. Eisenberg, executive vice president, finance and administration, who will leave the company at the end of the first quarter after 12 years of service. Fracassa most recently served as senior vice president of planning and development.  He joined Timken in 2005 and has since held a variety of senior financial leadership positions including vice president of tax, senior vice president of tax and treasury, and senior vice president and group controller of the bearings and power transmission business.

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) announced that M. Scott Culbreth will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining American Woodmark, Culbreth was Chief Financial Officer of Piedmont Hardware Brands.  Prior to assuming his role with Piedmont, Culbreth held a variety of financial roles with increasing responsibility with Newell Rubbermaid, Robert Bosch Corporation, and Shell Oil Company.

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) announced Douglas Probst, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will be retiring effective May 1, 2014, after nine years of service.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announced it has named Nishan de Silva, M.D. Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Strategy, to succeed John Sharp, who is leaving at the end of this month for a position with a private company. Dr. de Silva has served as Ligand’s Vice President of Corporate Development since February 2012. Prior to joining Ligand, Dr. de Silva served as Principal at the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, and previously worked at Sprout Group, a venture capital firm, and was a healthcare consultant at McKinsey & Company. He has also served on the Boards of Directors of several public life science companies.

Pacific Financial Corporation (OTC: PFLC), the holding company for Bank of the Pacific, announced that Douglas N. Biddle was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bank of the Pacific. Biddle will also serve as Treasurer of the holding company succeeding Denise Portmann, who was recently promoted to President and CEO of the Bank. Formerly with PremierWest Bancorp as their Executive Vice President and CFO, Biddle also served as President and CEO of Plumas Bancorp, a California community Bank from 2005 through 2010. During his twenty year career at Plumas Bancorp, Biddle has served in various executive positions including Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) announced that Alfonso Leon, senior vice president and chief of staff, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. Leon joined Apache in 2009 and has led the evolution of the company’s planning, strategy and investor relations functions. Prior to joining Apache, he was a director and head of energy investment banking at Perella Weinberg Partners in London. He also served in various corporate strategy, planning and business development roles at Royal Dutch Shell in London and The Hague. Leon started his career in investment banking with Salomon Smith Barney in New York and Merrill Lynch in London.

CFO Moves – week ending February 7, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Techne Corporation Glassdoor Vera Bradley, Inc.
uShip Kindred Healthcare, Inc. Cytec Industries Inc.
VeriTeQ Corporation Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. Behan Communications, Inc.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Double Eagle Petroleum Co. Breitling Energy Corporation
GoPro Strategic Products and Services WCCT Global
Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. Emdeon Inc. Bristow Group Inc.
Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co., Inc. CSG International, Inc. Greenbriar Capital Corp.
CVSL Inc. STAG Industrial, Inc. Waterstone Financial, Inc.
Patient Home Monitoring (PHM) MetaPower International, Inc. Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc.
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation

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Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) announced the appointment of James T. Hippel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Hippel replaces Greg Melsen who resigned effective February 3, 2014 and who served as Techne’s VP Finance/CFO since December 2004. Since May 2012, Mr. Hippel has served as Senior Vice President and CFO for Mirion Technologies, Inc.  Prior to Mirion, Mr. Hippel served as Vice President, Finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.  Mr. Hippel’s experience also includes nine years of progressive financial leadership at Honeywell International, within its Aerospace Segment. Adam Spiegel

Glassdoor, announced the appointment of Adam C. Spiegel as chief financial officer. Prior to Glassdoor, Spiegel served as CFO of RPX Corporation. Spiegel also previously served as CFO for two early-stage life science companies. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker.

Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA) announced that Kevin J. Sierks has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Sierks joined Vera Bradley in 2011 as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer in January 2013. In the ten years prior to joining the Company, Sierks worked in the medical device industry in finance and accounting positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Corporate Controller of Biomet and Director of Accounting and U.S. Shared Services at Boston Scientific Corporation.

uShip announced that Bob Bearden has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Over the past 20 years, Bearden has served as CFO of Hotels.com, Expedia.com Global Operations, Travelocity.com and IntentMedia.com. He has also held a senior finance position at truckloadsusa.com and a corporate development role at SABRE.

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) announced the appointment of Stephen D. Farber as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Farber succeeds Richard A. Lechleiter, whose previously announced retirement from the Company was effective January 15, 2014. Mr. Farber has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, including serving as Chief Financial Officer for Tenet Healthcare Corp. Most recently Mr. Farber led the successful financial restructuring of Rural Metro, and has been involved in various private equity efforts, including as a healthcare executive-in-residence with Warburg Pincus. Mr. Farber was founder and Chief Executive Officer of Connance, Inc. Mr. Farber began his career as an investment banker with J.P. Morgan and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced that David M. Drillock, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has announced his intention to retire from Cytec effective December 31, 2014, completing a 36 year career with Cytec and its predecessor.

VeriTeQ Corporation (OTC: VTEQ) announced that is has appointed Michael Krawitz its Chief Legal and Financial Officer. The Company’s previous Chief Financial Officer, Lorraine Breece, will remain with the Company in a different capacity. Mr. Krawitz was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Pear Energy.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR)  announced that Chief Financial Officer Dan Sheldon, after returning from a leave of absence, has stepped down from his position. Mr. Sheldon will remain with the Company in an advisory role through April 11, 2014 to assist with the transition. During Mr. Sheldon’s leave, Michael Liberatore, who until recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Broadridge’s Mutual Fund and Retirement Solutions Group, assumed the role of Acting Principal Financial Officer, and David Lisa, who currently serves as Broadridge’s Corporate Controller, assumed the role of Acting Principal Accounting Officer.  Both Mr. Liberatore and Mr. Lisa will continue to serve in these roles during the transition.

Behan Communications, Inc. announced that Kathy Messina has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer.

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced the appointment of Rajesh (Raj) Asarpota as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer.  Michael H. Mulroy, the Company’s current CFO, will become Executive Vice President, Strategic Affairs and General Counsel. Mr. Asarpota joins Questcor from Life Technologies Corporation, where he most recently served in a global leadership role as Vice President, Finance.

Double Eagle Petroleum Co. (NASDAQ: DBLE) announced the appointment of Adam Fenster as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”).  Mr. Fenster has served as CFO for several companies, most recently for a downstream fuel marketer.  He has provided consulting services in the areas of finance and accounting to several E&P companies, including Antero Resources Corporation, Synergy Resources Corporation, and DCP Midstream, LP.

Breitling Energy Corporation (OTC: BECC) appointed Judson F. Hoover as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Since January 1, 2014, Mr. Hoover has been employed by the Company on an interim basis to provide financial and other services to the Company. From December 2004 to March 2007, Mr. Hoover served as CFO for Ness Energy International. From June 2007 to June 2009, he served as Controller for Union Drilling, Inc.

GoPro announced that Jack Lazar has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Lazar joins GoPro after serving as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and General Manager from 2011 to 2013 at Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, Inc. Previously, he held various executive positions including Senior Vice President Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at Atheros Communications from 2003 until it was acquired by Qualcomm in 2011.  Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NetRatings, Inc.  Earlier, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Apptitude, Inc. and as Controller and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer for Electronics Imaging. He also serves on the board of directors and audit committees of Silicon Laboratories and TubeMogul.

Strategic Products and Services (SPS) announced that Andrew C. Reiben has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining SPS, Reiben served as CFO for Sterling Infosystems, Inc. Reiben also served as CFO for ATC Healthcare, Inc. Reiben’s further experience includes executive leadership roles at CapeSuccess Inc., COMFORCE, and Daystar-Robinson.

WCCT Global announced that Dave Peters joins the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. He joins WCCT Global after being with inVentiv Health where he held several senior positions, including CFO of the CRO segment and Sr. VP of Commercial and Corporate Development. Mr. Peters also was part of ICON Clinical Research for approximately 15 years in a number of roles most recently as Sr. VP of Global Finance.

Craig Wireless Systems Ltd. (TSX-V: CWG) announced that it has appointed Richard Coningham as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Coningham has over 15 years of experience in various senior financial roles gained within both publicly listed and privately held organizations.

Emdeon Inc. announced the appointment of Randy P. Giles as Executive Vice President, Finance. After a two month transition period, Emdeon’s current Chief Financial Officer, Bob A. Newport, Jr., will be leaving Emdeon to pursue other interests.  Following Mr. Newport’s departure, Mr. Giles will assume the Chief Financial Officer role. Mr. Giles comes to Emdeon from Coventry Health Care, Inc., where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to Coventry, Mr. Giles held numerous executive positions over a 14 year period for UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, Inc., including Market CEO and Division/Region CFO for markets in the southern half of the United States.

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced that following the retirement on July 31, 2014 of the current President and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan E. Baliff, Bristow’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will take over that role. Mr. Baliff joined Bristow as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2010.  Previously, he was Executive Vice President, Strategy at NRG Energy Inc. Before joining NRG in 2008, he spent 12 years with Credit Suisse, most recently as Managing Director for the Global Energy Group. Mr. Baliff began his career serving on active duty as an aviator in the U.S. Air Force for eight years from 1985 to 1993.

Cross Country Pipeline Supply Co., Inc. announced it has named Dave D’Angelo as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. D’Angelo most recently served as controller for Advantage Rent-A-Car. Prior to joining Advantage Rent-A-Car he served as President and Operating Partner with DPD Consulting and SNK Capital LLC. From 1996 to 2010 he held a number of executive financial positions with Hertz Equipment Rental Corp and Hertz Rent-A-Car, including Vice President and Controller of Hertz Equipment Rental Corp from 1998 through 2010.

CSG International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGS) announced that David Barnes has joined the CSG International Board of Directors as an independent, Class II board member. Barnes currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer for MWH Global. He brings close to 30 years’ experience in finance and strategic development at companies such as Western Union Company, Radio Shack, Coors Brewing and YUM Brands.

Greenbriar Capital Corp. (OTC: GEBRF) announced the appointment of Kirsten Tompkins as Chairman of its new Financial Advisory Board.  Kirsten’s former position of CFO is awarded to Lisa Dea. Previously, Ms. Dea was the Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Silvermex Resources Inc.  Prior to Silvermex, Lisa was the VP Finance and CFO of Polaris Minerals Corporation.

CVSL Inc. (OTC: CVSL) announced that Richard Holt has been named vice president of finance and controller. Mr. Holt has for the past two and a half years served as chief financial officer at Agel Enterprises, which became part of CVSL last September.  He previously spent five years as corporate controller for Raser Technologies, Inc. in Provo, Utah.

STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) announced that Gregory W. Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company since its initial public offering in 2011, has notified the Company of his intention not to renew his contract at its expiration on April 20, 2014. While Mr. Sullivan has resigned from his position as CFO effective April 21, 2014, he will remain engaged by the Company as its Senior Financial Advisor for one year to ensure a smooth transition.

Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSBF) and its wholly owned subsidiary WaterStone Bank SSB (“Waterstone”) announced that Allan Hosack has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hosack joins Waterstone after working for ten years at Marshall & Ilsley/BMO Harris, where he was most recently the CFO of their Wealth Management and Global Asset Management divisions. Hosack previously served as Director of Planning/Restructuring at Marshall & Ilsley Corporation and Union Planters Bank.  He started his career with the accounting firms KPMG and Ernst & Young.

Patient Home Monitoring (PHM) (TSX-V: PHM) announced that it has appointed Andrew Folmer to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Folmer has 30 years of experience in finance, including previous work as a CFO, and 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry.

MetaPower International, Inc. (OTC: MTPR) announced the appointment of Stephen C. Ivy to be the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ivy previously served as Vice President of Finance since the Company’s founding in 1996.

Eagle Bancorp Montana, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBMT), the holding company of American Federal Savings Bank, announced that Laura F. Clark is joining Eagle Bancorp as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 3, 2014. Formerly, Ms. Clark was Senior Vice President and CFO of the Bank of Bozeman. Her experience spans over 30 years and includes a variety of executive positions with First National Bancorp, Bankers Resource Center, Security Bank, Bank of Montana System and Montana Bancsystem.

Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ: NYMX) announced the appointment of Andre Monette as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Monette served for seventeen years as Vice President of Finance and Administration for the North American subsidiary of Lombard Odier Group. Prior to joining Nymox he provided corporate consulting services in financial reporting. Mr. Monette replaces departing CFO, Roy Wolvin.

CFO Moves – week ending January 31, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Starbucks Coffee Company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. Virgin America
Pinnacle Foods Inc. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. Booz Allen Hamilton
Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council Riedon Mid-Atlantic Management Corporation
California Republic Bank Papa Murphy’s International Parmenter Realty Partners
Ameriana Bancorp Gilead Sciences, Inc. Clinkle Corporation
Walter Investment Management Corp. Arborwell Metamark Genetics, Inc.
Ross Stores, Inc. Plex Evolution Petroleum Corporation
Titan International, Inc. Fidelity & Guaranty Life Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc. ClearDATA Networks, Inc. Datapipe
DynaResource, Inc. Vuclip Liberty Coal Energy, Corp.
Tintri, Inc. Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. United Online, Inc.
AGTC Natera Inc. Destination XL Group, Inc.
IID Paul Mueller Company The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)
Sports Authority Inc. Home Care Medical, Inc Applied Predictive Technologies
Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. UMB Financial Corporation

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Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that Troy Alstead will be promoted to the newly created position of chief operating officer (coo). Alstead previously served as Starbucks chief financial officer and group president, Global Business Services. Alstead joined Starbucks in 1992. Starbucks senior vice president of Corporate Finance, Scott Maw, will be promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined Starbucks as global controller in 2011 and brings more than two decades of finance leadership experience to his new role. Prior to Starbucks, Maw served as cfo of SeaBright Insurance and as cfo of the Consumer Banking division at JPMorgan Chase. He has also held various finance leadership positions at GE and the Retail Banking division of Washington Mutual.

Elizabeth Arden, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDEN) announced the appointment of Rod R. Little as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Little joins Elizabeth Arden, Inc. from Procter & Gamble where, since 2009, he has served as Chief Financial Officer for P&G’s Global Salon Professional division. Prior to that, Mr. Little was the finance leader for P&G’s North America Salon Professional division. He joined P&G in 1997, after serving in the U.S. Air Force for five years.

Virgin America announced that Intel Corp. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stacy J. Smith will join the Company’s Board of Directors. Smith currently serves as Intel’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.   In addition to his Finance and Information Technology responsibilities, Smith previously also held executive positions in Sales and Marketing at Intel.  Smith joined Intel after receiving his MBA in Finance from the University of Texas in 1988.

Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE: PF) announced the appointment of Jane H. Nielsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. (NYSE: COH), to its Board of Directors, effective March 10, 2014.  Ms. Nielsen will be appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Ms. Nielsen has been EVP & CFO of Coach since 2011.  Prior to that, Ms. Nielsen was Senior Vice President and CFO of PepsiCo Americas, Beverages and Global Nutrition Group, and also held the positions of Vice President of Strategy and Vice President of Investor Relations for PepsiCo.  Ms. Nielsen also held executive management positions in Finance and Strategic Planning at Pepsi Bottling Group.  She began her career in banking in 1986 at CS First Boston Corporation and later worked at global strategy consulting firm Marakon Associates.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced the promotion of Jonathan E. Ramsden, currently the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, to the position of Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), a new role at the Company. Mr. Ramsden has been with Abercrombie & Fitch since December 2008. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of TBWA Worldwide.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE: BAH), the parent company of management and technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., announced that Kevin L. Cook has been named Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective July 1, 2014. The current Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Samuel R. Strickland, will retire effective June 30, 2014. Cook joined the firm initially in 1986 and returned in 2003 after spending 7 years as senior vice president of client development for JAMIS Software. At Booz Allen, Cook is currently Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. During his tenure with the firm, he has also managed Booz Allen’s shared services operations.

Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC) has appointed Steven E. Buller, managing director and former chief financial officer of BlackRock, Inc., , has been appointed chairman. His term begins on February 1, 2014, and concludes on December 31, 2015. Mr. Buller succeeds Charles H. Noski, retired vice chairman of Bank of America, whose term as FASAC chairman concluded on December 31, 2013. Mr. Buller will retire from BlackRock, Inc. in early February 2014, after nine years with the firm. He currently is a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the PCAOB. Prior to joining BlackRock, Inc., Mr. Buller was a senior partner at Ernst & Young, serving as its U.S. and global director of asset management services from 1988 to 2005.

Riedon announced the hiring of Greg Wood as the new Senior VP and General Manager. Greg’s most recent manufacturing position was as President and CEO of Surfx Technologies. Prior to Surfx, Greg was the President, CEO, and CFO of Emergent Respiratory Products. In an earlier position, Greg was President and CFO of American Microwave Technology.

Mid-Atlantic Management Corporation, an Associa company, announced the promotion of Patti Baker to Chief Financial Officer. Baker began at Mid-Atlantic as an accounting assistant in 2005, was promoted to staff accountant in 2006. After leaving briefly in 2008, she returned to work for Mid-Atlantic in 2010, again as staff accountant. Before her latest promotion, Baker served as director of financial services for two years.

California Republic Bank (OTC: CRPB) announced the hiring of Mark Olson as its new CFO. The Bancorp also announced that its current CFO, Andy Reid, will stay on as its Chief Accountant and report directly to Mr. Olson going forward. Most recently he served as the CFO of Heritage Oaks Bank in Paso Robles. Prior to that Mr. Olson was the CFO of Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. Prior to Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, Mr. Olson served as Finance Director at Goldman Sachs Bank, USA. He also served as Controller and then later CFO of Westcorp, a holding company for Western Financial Bank and WFS Financial. Mr. Olson began his career at Ernst and Young in 1988 before joining Westcorp.

Papa Murphy’s International announced that Mark Hutchens will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer – International for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. Mr. Hutchens also served on the Boards of Directors for Bloomin’ Brands’ joint venture businesses in China and Brazil. Prior to his role at Bloomin’ Brands, Mr. Hutchens was employed at Office Depot, where he served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2008 to 2012, also having responsibility for shared services and procurement from 2010 to 2012. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Hutchens served as Senior Vice President Finance, International Division. During that period, Mr. Hutchens served on the Board of Directors of the company’s joint venture in Mexico and Central America. Before joining Office Depot, Mr. Hutchens spent 10 years at YUM! Brands in roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Assistant Treasurer – Corporate Finance. He was General Auditor from 2003 to 2005 and worked at YUM! Restaurants International from 2002 to 2003 as Director, Mergers and Acquisitions. From 1997 to 2002, he worked in various headquarters finance roles, including Financial Planning and Analysis and Treasury. He began his YUM! Brands career at KFC Corporation in 1996.Prior to joining YUM! Brands, Mr. Hutchens held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility from 1989 to 1996 within the Finance Staff and Product Development functions at Ford Motor Company.Jeffrey Granoff

Parmenter Realty Partners hired Jeffrey B. Granoff as Chief Financial Officer. Granoff comes from Clairvue Capital Partners where he was a Principal. Before that, Granoff held positions at Prudential Real Estate Investors (“PREI”), Arcapita, Inc., and Morgan Stanley in New York and Asia.

Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI), the holding company for Ameriana Bank, announced that John J. Letter has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) announced that Robin Washington, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Ms. Washington joined Gilead in 2008 as Senior Vice President and CFO. Prior to joining Gilead, Ms. Washington was Chief Financial Officer of Hyperion Solutions, which was acquired by Oracle Corporation in March 2007. She previously served in a number of executive positions with PeopleSoft, most recently in the role of Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Ms. Washington is a member of the Board of Directors of Honeywell International, the Board of Directors of Salesforce.com and the Board of Visitors, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Mike Liberatore

Clinkle Corporation announced the appointment of Mike Liberatore as chief financial officer. Liberatore joins the company from PayPal, where he served as senior director of large enterprise finance and the North America financial planning and analysis (FP&A) group. Earlier, Liberatore was based in Singapore and served as senior director of finance for Asia-Pacific. Before PayPal, Liberatore worked at eBay in several roles, including director of corporate FP&A. Previously, Liberatore held a variety of financial positions at Adobe Systems, Intel Corporation, and Hewlett-Packard.

Walter Investment Management Corp. (NYSE: WAC) announced that Gary Tillett has been hired as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective after the filing of the Company’s Form 10-K for 2013. Most recently Mr. Tillett led the New York Metro Transaction Services Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining the Transaction Services Practice, Mr. Tillett worked in the audit practice for eighteen years serving both publicly traded and privately held clients in the financial services sector.  Brad Carson

Arborwell announced the addition of Brad Carson to the company’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Carson has over twenty years in financial management for companies including PABCO Building Products, LLC, and most recently for Allied Propane Service, Inc.

Metamark Genetics, Inc. announced the appointment of Jonathan Lieber as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lieber brings to Metamark more than a decade of experience as the chief financial officer of emerging life-sciences companies including, Repligen Corporation, Xcellerex (acquired by GE Healthcare), and Altus Pharmaceuticals. Prior to serving as a CFO, Mr. Lieber worked as an investment banker for 10 years.

Ross Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROST) announced that Michael Hartshorn is being promoted to Chief Financial Officer, retaining his Senior Vice President title, effective February 2, 2014. Michael Hartshorn has been Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Ross Stores since January 2012. Prior to this, he was Group Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from March 2011 to January 2012 and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from April 2006 to March 2011. From 2002 to 2006, he served in various management roles in the Ross IT and supply chain organizations. He initially joined the Company in 2000 as Director and Assistant Controller. Mr. Hartshorn began his career at the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand where he spent three years in their audit practice, followed by seven years in various financial roles at the May Department Stores Company.

Plex announced the appointment of Don Clarke to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Clarke was CFO at Eloqua. Clarke currently sits on the board of DataRPM.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MKT: EPM) announced that Randall Keys is joining the management team and is expected to be elected by the Board of Directors to the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer following the filing of the Company’s 10-Q for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 and the effectiveness of Sterling McDonald‘s previously announced retirement. Randy will also be elected to the position of Executive Vice President of NGS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evolution Petroleum. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for publicly traded Far East Energy Corp, BPZ Energy, Inc., Core Laboratories N.V. and 3DX Technologies, Inc., and as Treasurer of Norcen Explorer, Inc. Randy also managed financial reporting for Santa Fe Energy and Adobe Resources.

Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) has promoted Paul Reitz from his current position as Chief Financial Officer of Titan International to the open position of President of Titan International, Inc. The board also approved the appointment of John Hrudicka as Chief Financial Officer of Titan International. Mr. Hrudicka has been the presiding CFO at Elkay Manufacturing since 2010 after joining as Vice President-Finance in 2006. He has spent his 27 year career spanning several industries, working for Motorola, 3Com and Baxter Healthcare in both finance and operations executive leadership roles.

Fidelity & Guaranty Life (NYSE: FGL) announced that Dennis R. Vigneau, the former Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Kemper Corporation, has joined the Company as Senior Vice President and will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective February 12, 2014. At that time, Wendy JB Young, currently Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, will become Chief Risk Officer for the Company, assuming this role from John O’Shaughnessy, who will continue to serve in his capacity as Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary. Dennis R. Vigneau served as the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Kemper Corporation (formerly Unitrin Inc.) from November 2010 to March 15, 2013. Previously, he served as a senior financial executive of American Life Insurance Company, formerly a unit of AIG; as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Retirement and Protection Segment of Genworth Financial and Vice President, Financial Planning for Genworth Financial Holding.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) announced that it has appointed Josephine Iannelli Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Iannelli has served as Berkshire’s Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer and has participated in financial oversight since July 2013. Ms. Iannelli joined Berkshire as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer in March 2013. She has 20 years of financial and banking experience beginning with KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP and then KeyCorp. She joined National City Corporation in 2002 leading the accounting policy group and served in various roles at the bank up through their acquisition and integration into PNC Financial Services Group, ultimately advancing to the position of Senior Vice President, Loan Purchase Accounting. Since 2010, she had been providing independent accounting consulting services, specializing in finance reengineering and mergers and acquisitions for top ten national banks.

Sorbent Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Tom O’Neil has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. O’Neil was Vice President, Finance & Administration for ChemGenex Pharmaceuticals. Before ChemGenex, he was Vice President, Finance & Administration for Nodality and HX Diagnostics. Prior to that, Mr. O’Neil held several finance roles at Monogram Biosciences, Inc.

ClearDATA Networks, Inc. announced that cloud computing veteran Aaron Barfoot has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Barfoot was the vice president of finance for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to his term at Rackspace, Mr. Barfoot held senior positions responsible for business and financial planning and analysis with USAA, Transocean Offshore, and Continental Airlines.

Datapipe announced the appointment of Ed O’Hara as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Datapipe, O’Hara served as the CFO of Sidera Networks. Previously, O’Hara was the CFO of the Residential and Business Services segment of RCN Corporation. He also has previously held senior-level positions with Putnam Investments and Arthur Andersen.

DynaResource, Inc. (OTC: DYNR) announced the appointment of David S. Hall to the position of Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of DynaUSA. Mr. Hall was formerly the owner and CEO of the Hall Group CPA’s, in Dallas, Texas, which served as the public auditing firm for DynaUSA since 2004. Mr. Hall’s appointment as Vice President-CFO is expected to commence April 1, 2014. Charles E. Smith, current CFO of DynaUSA, will remain with the Company as corporate secretary, and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors.

Vuclip announced that Apurva Desai has been appointed the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Desai was most recently Vice-President of Finance for Exponential Interactive. Previously, Desai held leadership roles in finance at Glu Mobile, Yahoo!, and Intel Corporation for over a decade. Desai began his career with Ernst & Young.

Liberty Coal Energy, Corp. (OTC: LBTG) announced the resignation of Its President, and the appointment of CFO Robert T. Malasek to the position of Interim President and CEO. Mr. Malasek joined the company in April of 2011.

Tintri, Inc. announced the appointment of Ian Halifax as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ian was CFO at Host Analytics. Ian also served as CFO at Wind River Systems. Ian also served as a public-company CFO at Micromuse and Macrovision. In the early part of his career, he held finance positions at Sun Microsystems and KPMG.

Harris Teeter Supermarkets, Inc. (NYSE: HTSI) announced the resignation of John Woodlief, Executive Vice President, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since 1999. Prior to that time, he served as managing partner of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Carolinas offices.

United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) announced that Neil P. Edwards, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will terminate his employment with the company effective as of March 7, 2014 or, if later, the day after the date on which the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 is filed (the “Effective Date”) and he will resign from all of his positions with the Company, including as an officer of the Company.

AGTC announced the appointment of Larry Bullock to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Bullock was Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc. From 1996 to 2003, he was with Ribozyme Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Bullock served as Chief Financial Officer at La Jolla Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and as Chief Financial Officer and a Founding Partner of Natural Products, Inc.

Natera Inc. announced the appointment of Herman “Herm” Rosenman to the position of chief financial officer. Mr. Rosenman has served as a member of the company’s board of directors since 2013. He will join the company on Feb. 10, 2014. Mr. Rosenman was most recently the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Gen-Probe Inc. Prior to joining Gen-Probe, he was president and chief executive officer of Ultra Acquisition Corp., and president and chief executive officer of RadNet Management Inc. Before this, he was the chief financial officer of Rexene Corp. Prior to Rexene, Mr. Rosenman was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), where he served numerous Fortune 1000 clients, principally in the pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries. Mr. Rosenman currently serves as chairman of the audit committees of Oxford Immunotec Ltd., Medistem Inc. and VIVUS Inc., where he is also a member of their compensation committees. In addition, he is a member of the advisory board for Scripps Clinics/Green Hospital in San Diego.

Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) announced the resignation of its Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer, Dennis Hernreich, and the appointment of Board Member John E. Kyees as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Kyees, who has served on the Destination XL Board of Directors since 2010, was CFO of Urban Outfitters from 2003 until his retirement in 2010, and has served as a senior financial executive at several other prominent retailers.

IID announced the addition of Ben King as the company’s first ever CFO. Ben King most recently was the CFO and COO at PhaseOne Communications. Prior to PhaseOne, King held leadership roles at the Fox Broadcasting Company Digital Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Paul Mueller Company (OTC: MUEL) announced that Marcelino Rodriguez, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company effective February 20, 2014 to become the Controller & Chief Accounting Officer of KMG Chemicals. Mr. Rodriguez joined Paul Mueller Company in 2011 to serve as CFO. Prior to joining Paul Mueller Company, he was the CFO for Lhoist North America. He also served as the Controller for Jose Cuervo International, Controller for the operations division of RG Barry, and held various positions within Harte-Hanks Communications.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has welcomed Greg Hubbard as its new Chief Financial Officer. Hubbard replaces the Association’s first ever CFO, Tammy Reder. Hubbard has 18 years of experience with not-for-profit organizations to the position. Before starting with the Association in December, he spent nearly seven years as CFO with Lyric Opera of Kansas City. Prior to his time at Lyric Opera, Hubbard was the director of finance at the Mid-America Arts Alliance, a federally-funded regional arts organization, with which he spent four years. He also brings experience as a controller at the Douglas County Housing Authority and an audit manager at various audit firms.

Sports Authority Inc. announced that Jeremy Aguilar will join as its CFO. Aguilar comes to the post from Indianapolis-based appliance and electronics retailer HHGregg Inc., where he has been CFO. Aguilar replaces current CFO and chief administrative officer Tom Hendrickson, who has been with the company for 21 years and is retiring. Ann Fabry

Home Care Medical, Inc. announced the promotion of Ann Fabry to Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance and Operations. Hired as Manager of Finance and promoted to Director in 2010, Fabry has been with Home Care Medical since 2002. Her prior work experience includes Supervisor of Financial Reporting at Compcare Health Services.

Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced that Jeff Babka will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Babka comes to APT from Vibrant Media where he held positions of Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his work at Vibrant, Mr. Babka was CFO of Sophos. Previously, Mr. Babka served as SVP and CFO of NeuStar, Inc.

Stemedica Cell Technologies, Inc. announced that Craig W. Carlson has been appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective March, 2014. Craig was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary at Talon Therapeutics. He served a similar role as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer as well as Managing Director U.K. for Cygnus Inc.

UMB Financial Corporation appointed Brian J. Walker as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Walker has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since June 2007. On January 28, 2014, the Company’s immediate past Chief Financial Officer, Michael D. Hagedorn, was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s subsidiary, UMB Bank, N.A., effective January 31, 2014 and will also retain his title as Vice Chairman of the Company.

CFO Moves – week ending January 24, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Campbell Soup Company Dell ZoomInfo®
Alcoa Triumph Group, Inc. BMG North America
National Dentex XL Hybrids, Inc. Gateway Mortgage Group
Matrix Systems Advanced Cell Technology MemorialCare Health System
Epic Sciences FirstLight Fiber Reed’s, Inc.
Silver Airways Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mt. Macrina Manor
Waterstone Financial, Inc. FTI Consulting, Inc. Post University
JTH Holding, Inc. Inteliquent, Inc. Link Staffing Services
LawLogix Group, Inc.

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Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) announced that B. Craig Owens, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer since 2008, has informed the company of his decision to retire on May 1, 2014. Anthony P. DiSilvestro, Senior Vice President – Finance, has been appointed to succeed Owens as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on that date. Since joining Campbell in 1996, DiSilvestro has held a wide range of senior roles in the Finance organization and in the company’s principal business divisions, including Treasurer; Controller; Vice President – Finance for Campbell North America; Vice President – Corporate Development and Strategic Planning; and Vice President and Managing Director of Campbell International. He also serves as the senior financial officer for Campbell North America, the company’s largest division. Before joining Campbell, he served in various senior financial roles at Scott Paper Company and as Chief Financial Officer of Mölnlycke A.B. Health Care.Thomas W. Sweet

Dell announced the appointment of Thomas W. Sweet as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Dell. Mr. Sweet, currently vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer, succeeds Brian Gladden, who has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Dell since 2008. Mr. Gladden, who has chosen to pursue career interests outside of Dell, will remain at the company through the end of February.

ZoomInfo® appointed Paul Boulanger as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president of operations. Prior to joining ZoomInfo, Boulanger was head of operations and emerging platforms at Nokia within the Global App Store. Boulanger also held the role of global CFO of Monster Worldwide Technologies. Prior to that, Boulanger was vice president of mergers and acquisitions for Monster Worldwide. Carol Roberts

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Carol L. Roberts a director of the Company and member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Ms. Roberts is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of International Paper Company (IP). Before being named CFO in 2011, Ms. Roberts led IP’s largest business, the Industrial Packaging Group. She also was Vice President of People Development for three years. Ms. Roberts began her career with IP in 1981 as an associate engineer at the company’s Mobile, Alabama mill.

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced that M. David Kornblatt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will transition from that position next month to become the company’s Director of Corporate Development. He will be succeeded as Chief Financial Officer by Jeffrey L. McRae, currently President of Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division. Most recently, Mr. McRae was named President of Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division in October, 2013, having previously served as President of Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Integrated Programs Division and Chief Financial Officer for Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division, a position he had assumed upon the completion of Triumph’s acquisition of Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. in June 2010. Prior to the acquisition, Mr. McRae had served as Vought’s Vice President of Business Operations. Prior to joining Vought, Mr. McRae spent 20 years with BAE Systems (formerly United Defense) and its legacy companies, most recently as interim President and General Manager for the Armament Systems Division (ASD). During his career, he held a series of financial management positions, including Director of Finance for ASD, Chief Financial Officer for joint ventures in Turkey and Saudi Arabia, Director of a payroll and benefits shared services center, and Plant Controller for a production facility. Mr. McRae began his career with KPMG.Joe Gillen

BMG has appointed Joe Gillen as Chief Financial Officer of BMG North America, based in New York. Gillen joins from Universal Music Group’s Capitol Music Division (formerly EMI Music North America) where he was appointed SVP Finance in 2007. Previously, he served as VP Finance of Capitol & Virgin Records which he joined in 2004 after a number of senior finance positions at Sony Music Entertainment US.

National Dentex named Mark Brockelman Vice President/Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NDX, Brockelman served as the Senior Vice President/Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium for the past three years. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer at eScreen, Inc. He also served for four years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Ascend Media LLC. He previously spent five years at American Media, Inc. (AMI). Mark was AMI’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer.

XL Hybrids, Inc. announced it has made a key addition to its executive team with the appointment of Neal C. Isaacson as chief financial officer. Previously, Isaacson served as CFO at Open Blue, Ze-gen and EnerNOC. Isaacson has also served as CFO of Ucentric Systems, and was founder, CFO and director of Cignal Global Communications, Inc.

Gateway Mortgage Group announced Alan Ferree as its new President. Ferree joined Gateway in 2010 as Chief Financial Officer. Replacing Ferree as CFO is Patrick McGowan. Mr. McGowan’s career spans 17 years where he held senior level executive positions for Texas Capital Bank, Centex Home Equity Corporation, Highlands Bank and most recently he was EVP and CFO for Collin Bank.

Matrix Systems has named Kelly Cain as the company’s Chief Financial officer. Prior to joining Matrix Systems, Cain served as Vice President, Sales Operations for Robert Bosch Tool Corp. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer at CST/berger. During her career, she also held Controller positions at Affiliated Computer Services, Netifice Communications and Remington Medical.

Advanced Cell Technology (OTC: ACTC) announced that Gary Rabin will leave the Chief Executive Officer position. The board has appointed the Company’s CFO and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Edward Myles, as interim President.

MemorialCare Health System in Southern California named Karen Testman as its new Chief Financial Officer. Testman, with more than 20 years of health care experience, was most recently MemorialCare’s Senior Vice President of Financial Operations, becoming the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in late 2013. Since joining MemorialCare in 1998, she has been the CFO at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in Laguna Hills and San Clemente. Prior to leadership roles at MemorialCare, she spent five years in public accounting as an auditor and began her career as a registered nurse.

Epic Sciences announced the appointment of Michael Rodriguez as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Epic Sciences, Mr. Rodriguez served as chief operating officer of Clarient Diagnostic Services.  Prior to his promotion to COO, he served as CFO, facilitating its sale to GE Healthcare. Prior to Clarient, Mr. Rodriguez served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Endocare, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Directfit, and senior financial capacities for Tickets.com, and EDiX Corporation.

FirstLight Fiber announced the appointment of Gary Kraemer as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Mr. Kraemer will assume the CFO role previously held by Sean Socha. After three successful years as CFO for FirstLight, Mr. Socha is relocating back to his hometown to care for his extended family. Prior to FirstLight, Mr. Kraemer was the Vice President and CFO of Fidelis Security Systems from 2008 through its recent acquisition by General Dynamics. Mr. Kraemer’s experience includes Senior Finance and CFO positions with multiple growing technology companies, including Data General, Bay Networks, Sandburst Corporation and Moldflow. Mr. Kraemer began his career at Price Waterhouse.

Reed’s, Inc. (NYSE MKT: REED) announced that its current CFO, James Linesch will be leaving at the end of the month.

Silver Airways named Sami Teittinen as its new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he served as a CFO for BBA Aviation Flight Support.

Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Ryan Daws as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Concert he was a Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group from 2010 to 2013 at Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc. From 1999 to 2010, he served in positions of increasing responsibility within the Healthcare Investment Banking Group of Cowen and Company, LLC.

Mt. Macrina Manor in Uniontown, Pa. has hired Edward Rutledge as chief financial officer. Formerly, Rutledge held the role of chief financial officer at Centre Crest Nursing Home, a 240-bed facility in Bellefonte, Pa. He previously was the regional controller for Grane Healthcare Company in Pittsburgh, Pa. Rutledge also served as fiscal director for Washington County Health Center in Washington, Pa.

Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSBF) announced that Richard C. Larson, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, has announced his resignation, effective February 7, 2014.

FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) announced that the appointment of Nicholas C. Fanandakis as a director of the Company. Mr. Fanandakis is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”), assuming that position in November 2009. Prior to becoming Chief Financial Officer in November 2009, he served as Group Vice President of DuPont Applied BioSciences from 2008 to 2009. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise from 2003 until February 2007 when he was named Vice President of DuPont Corporate Plans. Mr. Fanandakis joined DuPont in 1979.

Post University announced that Richard Volk, has been named Chief Financial Officer of the University. Scott Allen, who has served as CFO since 2011 and has held a number of other essential positions at Post for the last 15 years, has assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining Post, Mr. Volk served as the Vice President of Budgeting, Planning, and Analysis at Grand Canyon University. He also spent five years in the U.S. Navy and worked in various senior financial roles in the telecommunications industry.

JTH Holding, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAX), the parent company of Liberty Tax Service, announced that Kathleen Donovan will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As previously announced, the Company is restructuring the CFO position and Ms. Donovan’s hiring completes that process. Mark Baumgartner, the Company’s current CFO, will continue in his role of Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s JTH Financial subsidiary as planned. Ms. Donovan has over 30 years of financial experience including 12 years as a CFO, most recently with Catapult Learning, LLC. Previously, she served as the CFO for Medquist, Inc. and Dendrite International and also held various finance positions with Unisys.

Inteliquent, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQNT) announced that Kurt Abkemeier has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Eric Carlson, Inteliquent’s interim principal financial officer and interim principal accounting officer from August 2013 until Mr. Abkemeier’s appointment, will continue to serve as Inteliquent’s Controller. Prior to joining Inteliquent, Mr. Abkemeier served as the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Cbeyond, Inc. from 2005 to 2012. Prior to Cbeyond, Inc., Mr. Abkemeier was the Director of Finance and Strategic Planning at AirGate PCS, Inc. Mr. Abkemeier also held various senior management positions within telecommunications-related companies and was a senior sell-side research analyst at J.P. Morgan & Co. analyzing telecommunications companies.

Link Staffing Services announced that Former Chief Financial Officer for the organization, Greg Mabry was named President of following the retirement of former president Frank Mastalski on December 31. Mabry took over as President on Wednesday, January 1 according to a company spokesperson. Mabry has spent the past two-and-a-half years as CFO for Link Staffing. Prior to his service with Link Staffing, he served as Treasurer for MMI Products and as CFO for Merchant Metals, a division of CRH Oldcastle. His background includes additional financial leadership roles in other notable organizations such as International Paper Company, Mitchell Energy and Development Corp., and Conoco Chemicals Company.

LawLogix Group, Inc. announced the appointment of Chris Scoggin as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Scoggin joins LawLogix from Blue Group Media, where he served as Chief Financial Officer.

CFO Moves – week ending January 17, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

General Motors Express Scripts Holding Company RadioShack Corporation
Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. ZeOmega, Inc. Bartech
Rightside Quaker Steak & Lube® STV
FAL Foods USA Inc. Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. Infinera
Hacker Group USMD Holdings, Inc. Medallia
Cat Auction Services Devon Energy Corporation CallFire
Advanced Content Services, Inc. Electronics For Imaging, Inc. Heritage Oaks Bancorp
GT Advanced Technologies Inc. Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. Excelsior Mining Corp.
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. SMTP, Inc. Agility Health, Inc.

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General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) named Chuck Stevens as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 15. He replaces Dan Ammann, who becomes company president on Jan. 15. Stevens was previously CFO of GM North America. Stevens became CFO of GM North America in January 2010. He was also interim CFO of GM South America from December 2011 to January 2013.Stevens previously held leadership positions in China, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. He began his career at Buick Motor Division in 1983. John Stapleton, currently CFO of GM Global Manufacturing, will replace Stevens as CFO of North America. Stapleton has more than 24 years of financial experience at GM.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) announced that Cathy R. Smith will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective February 10, 2014. She will join Express Scripts from Walmart, where she has been executive vice president of strategy and chief financial officer for Walmart International since February 2010. Before joining Walmart, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer at GameStop. Prior to GameStop, she held executive vice president and chief financial officer roles at Centex Corp., and Kennametal.

RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) announced the appointment of John W. Feray as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective February 6, 2014. Mr. Feray joins RadioShack from Dollar General Corporation, where he has been Senior Vice President-Finance and Strategy since 2008. Prior to joining Dollar General, Feray served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First American Payment Systems. Before that he spent several years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Haggar Corporation. RadioShack’s Interim CFO Holly Etlin will continue to work with the Company as a member of the AlixPartners team advising the company on its operational turnaround.

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) announced that it has launched a formal process to identify a successor to Alan Campbell, chief financial officer, who has announced his decision to retire from the company. Campbell will continue in his role as CFO during the transition. Campbell joined Motorola in 1979 and became the chief financial officer of its Semiconductor Products Sector in 2000.

ZeOmega, Inc. announced that Steve Lerch has joined the ZeOmega team as senior vice president and chief financial officer for the company. Lerch joins ZeOmega from MedeAnalytics, where he was senior vice president and general manager for the company’s Provider Solutions Business Unit. He had served initially as chief financial officer for MedeAnalytics. Lerch began his career in public accounting and was a business assurance partner with Coopers & Lybrand, now PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining MedeAnalytics, he worked with three publicly-held companies, serving as chief revenue officer for Inuvo, the EVP, CFO and COO for Workstream, and the EVP, CFO, and COO for Rewards Network.

Bartech announced that James (Jim) Hanrahan, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Hanrahan served as executive vice president and general manager for a division of CDI Corporation. Hanrahan started his professional career as an engineer for UOP Process Division of Allied Signal/Honeywell.

Rightside, the domain name services division of Demand Media (NYSE: DMD), announced the recent appointment of Tracy Knox as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Knox was CFO for private equity-backed A Place for Mom, Inc. During her career, Knox served as the CFO of Drugstore.com. Prior to joining Drugstore.com, Knox worked for Western Wireless International as the Director of International Accounting where she managed the company’s global financial operations.

Quaker Steak & Lube®announced that Frederick Dreibholz, current chief financial officer, has been named interim chief executive officer. Dreibholz replaces John Longstreet who is stepping down as chief executive officer.  After serving on the board of directors since 2004, Longstreet became chief executive officer in 2010. Dreibholz joined Quaker Steak & Lube® in November 2012 as chief financial officer.  Prior to The Lube®, Dreibholz held the position of chief financial officer for several restaurant groups, including Flik International, Champps Entertainment and Souper Salad.

STV announced that Thomas W. Butcher has joined as chief financial officer. Prior to joining STV, he was the chief financial officer and treasurer of a privately-held civil engineering firm. Butcher began his career with the global accounting firm Ernst & Young, LLP. Butcher is replacing Peter W. Knipe, who retired from STV as CFO after 34 years with the firm. Knipe will continue to consult with the firm and will remain a member of STV’s Board of Directors.

FAL Foods USA Inc. appointed Corey M. Aronin as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he served as the CFO to an international manufacturer of frozen baked desserts.

Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. (OTC: CEGX) announced that it has appointed John Jordan as Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Mr. Jordan will replace Daniel Troendly who has resigned due to health reasons. Mr. Jordan spent over 36 years with Unocal Corporation and its successor Chevron Corporation in various assignments within the Comptroller’s Department.

Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced the appointment of Brad Feller as Senior Vice President of Finance. He joins Infinera following more than five years in senior finance positions at Marvell Technology Group. Mr. Feller most recently served as Marvell’s interim chief financial officer. It was also announced that effective March 1, 2014, Mr. Feller will become Infinera’s CFO, replacing Ita Brennan, who previously announced her resignation effective February 28, 2014. Ms. Brennan will continue to direct Infinera’s finance activities as CFO until her departure date. Prior to Marvell, Mr. Feller served as the corporate controller of Integrated Device Technology and in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP in the high technology.

Hacker Group announced that Richard Jacroux has been named its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jacroux has held CFO positions since 2006, at Cole & Weber, Inc, Light Doctor, LLC, and most recently at Digital Kitchen LLC.

USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD) announced that Carolyn Jones has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Prior to becoming CFO of USMD and joining the USMD executive management team, Jones served as USMD interim CFO. Previously, Jones was affiliated with the Tatum division of Ranstand Professionals US, LP. During her time there, she completed assignments as interim vice president of Financial Planning & Analysis for Tenet Healthcare and interim CFO of the Dallas Independent School District. Prior to her time with Tatum, Jones served as co-founder of Jones & Co., a financial consulting firm. She also has experience serving as vice president of Financial Planning & Analysis for PacificCare of California. Additionally, Jones has held financial and accounting positions with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and First Interstate Bank.

Medallia® announced the appointment of Chris Watts as Chief Financial Officer. Watts joins Medallia from Workday where he was vice president of finance. Prior to Workday, Watts held management and executive-level finance positions in Europe and the U.S. at eBay, Commerce One, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and VUDU.

Cat Auction Services (CAS) announced that Gary Trettel, previously its Chief Financial Officer and General Manager, will take over as the company’s new President and CEO. Prior to joining CAS in 2010, Trettel spent 11 years with Mohawk Moving & Storage-United Van Lines, serving as its controller, EVP and then finally the President and CEO, before leaving in 2010.

Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE: DVN) announced that Thomas L. Mitchell will be joining the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Most recently, after playing an instrumental role in taking Midstates Petroleum Company public, Mitchell served as vice president, CFO and as a director of Midstates. From 2006 to 2011, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Noble Corporation. Prior to joining Noble, he was employed by Apache Corporation for 18 years in various financial and commercial roles. In a related move, Devon’s incumbent CFO, Jeff Agosta, is leaving to pursue other interests.

CallFire announced that Charles Hilliard has been named to its board of directors. Hilliard was the former president and CFO of Demand Media, advisor to DropBox, and CFO of United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) and NetZero.

Advanced Content Services, Inc. (OTC: ADCS) announced that Jim DiPrima is currently serving as the company’s CFO. Mr. DiPrima has served as chief executive officer of MBD Midwest. Mr. DiPrima has approximately 18 years working in various positions with public traded companies.

Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFII) announced the appointment of David Reeder as Chief Financial Officer. Reeder most recently held the position of VP, Finance of Cisco’s System’s Enterprise Networking Division. Prior to that role, Reeder served at Broadcom Corporation as Vice President & Managing Director, Asian Operations, after serving as Controller for Broadcom’s U.S. Manufacturing and Operations. Before joining Broadcom Reeder held various financial and operational positions with Texas Instruments. Marc Olin, who has served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since September, 2013, has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Marc Olin joined EFI in 2003 when the Company acquired PrintCafe, where he was CEO and Co-Founder.

Heritage Oaks Bancorp, the holding company for Heritage Oaks Bank (NASDAQ: HEOP) announced that the Company’s and the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark Olson, has tendered his resignation effective January 31, 2014. In the interim, Simone Lagomarsino, an experienced financial services executive who has previously served as a chief financial officer at other institutions, will assume Mr. Olson’s duties and she will serve as President, Chief Executive Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer.

GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: GTAT) announced a chief financial officer transition. CFO Richard Gaynor resigned, effective March 6, 2014, to accept a new position with a portfolio company of New Mountain Capital LLC, a private equity firm. The company also announced the appointment of Raja Bal as vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Bal will succeed Gaynor as CFO of GT on March 7. Bal was at Skyworks Solutions Inc. for the last 12 years and served as corporate controller and in a number of other senior finance positions, including director of corporate development with responsibility for strategic planning and mergers and acquisitions. Bal previously held positions with Lucent Technologies and Ernst and Young. Michael Harrington

Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUSQ) announced that Executive Vice President and Treasurer Michael W. Harrington also assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer following the retirement of Drew K. Hostetter from the role of CFO at the end of 2013.

Excelsior Mining Corp. (OTC: EXMGF) announced the appointment of Sonya Atwal as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Atwal previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Excelsior from 2007 to 2011 and as Corporate Secretary from 2009 to 2010. She has also acted as Chief Financial Officer and Controller with numerous other public and private companies. Ms. Atwal replaces Samuel Yik as Chief Financial Officer.

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. announced that Sujal Shah has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shah served as a consultant and acting Chief Financial Officer since June 2012. Prior to joining CymaBay, Mr. Shah served as Director, Health Care Investment Banking at Citigroup from 2010 to 2012. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Shah was employed with Credit-Suisse, last serving in the capacity as Vice President, Health Care Investment Banking.

SMTP, Inc. (OTC: SMTP) announced the appointment of Lewis Moorehead as SMTP’s new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Moorehead was VP of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer of Limelight Networks. Previously, Mr. Moorehead was VP and Chief Accounting Officer of eTelecare Global Solutions. Mr. Moorehead began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and after nine years of service he joined American Express as Vice President and Controller.

Agility Health, Inc. (TSX-V: AHI) announced that Adam Kinder has been appointed as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kinder is replacing Michael Valdes, who has resigned as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer to pursue other interests. Mr. Kinder has been serving as Agility Health’s Director, Accounting and Finance. Prior to accepting his position with Agility Health, Mr. Kinder worked for Crowe Horwath, LLP.

CFO Moves – week ending January 10, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. The Madison Square Garden Company The Henry Ford
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC Frontier Utilities, LLC Sterling Infosystems
Nintex Gravitant Boart Longyear Limited
Emulex Corporation Spherix Incorporated Kite Pharma, Inc.
AutoNation, Inc. Bunge North America Capital Insurance Group
Evolution Petroleum Corporation Velti plc Agree Realty Corporation
Blyth, Inc. Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Pericom Semiconductor Corporation
AmeraMex International, Inc. Telx New Relic
Planet Payment, Inc. Reterro, Inc. Town Sports International Holdings, Inc.
EmployBridge Littelfuse, Inc. Torrington Savings Bank
Amgen JBT Corporation Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc.
Algeco/Scotsman Holding S.à r.l. International Commercial Television, Inc. The Hignell Companies
Fred’s Inc. Global Geophysical Services, Inc.

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Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: WTS) announced that the Board of Directors has named Dean P. Freeman, currently the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Freeman joined the Company in October 2012 and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2012. Mr. Freeman previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Flowserve Corporation from October 2009 to October 2011. Also while at Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Flowserve Pump Division from 2006 to October 2009. Prior to Flowserve, Mr. Freeman served as Chief Financial Officer, Europe for The Stanley Works Corporation. Mr. Freeman also served in financial executive and management roles of progressive responsibility with United Technologies Corporation and SPX Corporation.

The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) announced that Bob Pollichino will retire as executive vice president and chief financial officer in the fall of 2014. Until then, Mr. Pollichino will continue with the company, while assisting with the search for his successor, which the company is commencing. After his retirement, Mr. Pollichino will continue to advise MSG as an active consultant for 12 months. Brent Ott

The Henry Ford has promoted Brent Ott to Chief Financial Officer. Ott has served as manager of financial strategy and analysis for The Henry Ford since 2011. Ott started his career with The Henry Ford in 2000 and began working in the finance department in 2005 as financial analyst for the institution.

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC announced that Rochelle Fuhrmann has joined the fast-growing generics manufacturer as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Fuhrmann was most recently Senior Vice President, Finance at Warner Chilcott plc. Prior to Warner Chilcott, Ms. Fuhrmann held various positions in finance, corporate accounting, and investor relations at AT&T Inc. She began her career at Coopers & Lybrand LLC (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers) in Boston.

Frontier Utilities, LLC announced that Chris Weaver has joined its executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Weaver joins Frontier Utilities from AP Gas & Electric LLC where he was Controller and then Chief Financial Officer before becoming Chief Executive Officer. Prior to AP Gas & Electric, he spent several years with Deloitte where he managed audit services to utility and power generation clients.

Sterling Infosystems announced Daniel P. O’Brien as its new Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Sterling, O’Brien spent much of his career in the telecommunications industry as CFO of Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, a former Verizon subsidiary, and Global Crossing, a subsidiary of Level 3. Earlier in his career, he led the initial public offering of Genuity Corporation as its Chief Financial Officer. He also served as CFO for GTE Corporation, taking a leading role in its merger with Bell Atlantic. This merger led to the formation of Verizon. Most recently, O’Brien served as CFO of Jackson Hewitt.

Nintex announced that Eric Johnson has joined the company as chief financial officer. Johnson comes to Nintex from Jive Software, where he served as vice president of finance. Prior to joining Jive, Johnson spent seven years at Serena Software, holding financial and operational leadership positions, including director of finance and accounting for the Americas and Asia Pacific and vice president of worldwide sales operations. Johnson also held finance positions with Sequent Computer Systems, which was acquired by IBM, and with InFocus.Ken Kieley

Gravitant® announced it has hired Ken Kieley as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Gravitant, Ken was Senior Vice President of Finance at RetailMeNot. Prior to RetailMeNot, Ken was CFO of a number of networking and software companies including Uplogix, Wayport (which was acquired by AT&T) and Netsolve (which he led to a successful IPO and subsequent sale to Cisco).

Boart Longyear Limited (ASX: BLY) announced that Jeffrey Olsen will be joining the Company as its Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2014, replacing Jay Clement who was Acting CFO. Jeff has served as Chief Commercial Officer for Rio Tinto’s Iron & Titanium business since 2010. Prior to that time, he was Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto’s Borax and Minerals divisions for approximately eight years and held other financial roles at Rio Tinto for another six years earlier in his career. Jeff’s experience also includes financial roles at General Chemical Corporation and Xerox Corporation in the United States.

Emulex Corporation (NYSE: ELX) announced the appointment of Kyle B. Wescoat as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In addition, Wescoat has also assumed the role of Emulex Treasurer. Wescoat comes to Emulex with more than 25 years of CFO experience in a variety of well-regarded private and public companies, including Orange County companies VIZIO, VANS, and most recently, Skullcandy.

Spherix Incorporated (SPEX) announced that it has appointed Richard Cohen as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cohen joins Spherix after spending three years with CorMedix Inc., where he served as President, and a member of its board.  Mr. Cohen was also a member of the board of directors of Dune Energy Inc. from 2008-2012 and served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Rodman and Renshaw from 2008 to 2012.  Mr. Cohen replaces Michael Pollack who was serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer of Spherix.

Kite Pharma, Inc. announced the appointment of Cynthia M. Butitta to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining Kite, Ms. Butitta served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of NextWave Pharmaceuticals. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Telik, Inc.  Previously, she served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Connetics, Inc.

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced that Cheryl Scully, Vice President and Treasurer of the Company, was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer while the Company conducts a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.  Mike Short, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, left the Company.

Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG) announced that it has promoted George Allard to vice president and chief financial officer.  Allard replaces Todd Bastean who was promoted to chief executive officer for Bunge North America effective June 1, 2013. Allard joined Bunge in 2004 as treasurer of Bunge North America.  He then served as chief financial officer for the company’s Canadian operations and for Bunge Latin America before returning to Bunge North America where he served as head of North America’s milling operations before moving to his most recent role as vice president and general manager of North America’s oils business.

Capital Insurance Group® (CIG) announced the appointment of Davis “Gray” Tyndall as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1. Tyndall will succeed retiring VP and CFO Bob Erickson. Tyndall joined CIG in 2008 as the Accounting Manager, later attaining the position of Controller and Assistant Treasurer in 2011. Prior to joining CIG, he served as the Controller and Human Resource Manager for Public Risk Underwriters.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation (NYSE MKT: EPM) announced that Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Sterling McDonald, who will turn 65 in 2014, has informed the Company of his intention to retire pending his replacement. Mr. McDonald has served as CFO and Treasurer since 2003 and was the second employee hired by the Company.

Velti plc announced that Jeff Ross has resigned his position as chief financial officer.

Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) announced the appointment of Brian R. Dickman as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, effective on February 11, 2014.  Alan D. Maximiuk, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, will remain with the Company as Vice President, Finance & Accounting. Dickman most recently served as a Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at RBC Capital Markets.  Mr. Dickman previously held similar positions at Lehman Brothers and Barclays.

Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH) announced that William C. Looney has been named Chief Financial Officer of PartyLite, its direct seller of candles and accessories for the home. Mr. Looney joined PartyLite in 2003 as Vice President, Worldwide Finance and, in September of 2008, was promoted to Senior Vice President, Worldwide Finance.  Prior to joining PartyLite, Looney was the U.S. Controller for Serono, Inc.  He also held a number of senior finance positions with The Gillette Company from 1990 to 2002.

Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the election of Edward F. Smith to serve as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Chief Financial Officer of PolyMedix, Inc. and held positions of increasing responsibility at InKine Pharmaceutical, until its acquisition by Salix Pharmaceuticals, and in public accounting, most recently in the audit practice at Deloitte.

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEM) announced that it has appointed James B. Boyd to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Boyd spent three years as chief financial officer for Silicon Storage Technology. Prior to that, Mr. Boyd spent seven years as chief financial officer of ESS Technology. Earlier, he was chief financial officer for Gatefield Corporation.

AmeraMex International, Inc. (PINK: AMMX) named Kevin Atkin as its chief financial officer and a member of its board of directors. Mr. Atkin has been working with AmeraMex International as a financial consultant since September 2013. Before joining AmeraMex International, Atkin was the president of Strategic Partners Global Solutions, LLC. He began his career in 1986 with Bank of America. Prior to Strategic Partners Global Solutions, he held the positions of financial director, CFO and general manager, COO and treasurer and director of finance and operations for a number of companies with locations on the West Coast.

Telx® announced that John Abbot has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Abbot joins Telx from Insight Communications, where he served as Executive Vice President and CFO. After working with Insight on its IPO as a banker, he joined the company as CFO in 2004. Prior to Insight, John worked for 12 years as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

New Relic announced that Sarah Friar, Chief Financial Officer and Operations Lead at Square, has joined the software analytics company’s Board of Directors. Friar also held held roles at salesforce.com, Goldman Sachs and McKinsey & Company.

Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM) announced that the Company has appointed Robert J. Cox as Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Cox will also continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cox has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2009 and will continue to serve in such roles following his appointment as Chief Operating Officer. From June 2009 to November 2009, Mr. Cox served as the Chief Financial Officer of Harris Interactive, Inc. From 2001 to May 2009, Mr. Cox served as the Chief Financial Officer of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the audit practice at KPMG LLP.

Reterro, Inc. announced that Martin Gardner has joined the Company’s executive leadership team as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gardner most recently served as Corporate Controller for Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated.  Prior to his tenure at Erickson, Mr. Gardner served as Vice President of Finance for McCormick and Schmick’s Management Group.  He also held senior financial management positions in the semiconductor industry with Lexar, Inc., and Mattson Technology, Inc.

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB) announced the promotion of Daniel Gallagher from Chief Financial Officer to President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Gallagher will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until the Company appoints a successor. Mr. Gallagher joined the Company in 1999 and has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2008.Shawn Poole

EmployBridge announced the appointment of Shawn Poole to the role of President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Poole joined Career Blazers, the predecessor of EmployBridge, in July 1999 and served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Accounting Officer and Secretary.  Prior to joining Career Blazers, Poole was the Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Randstad North America.  Additionally, he has held positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of American Studios Inc. and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carolina Freight Corporation.

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS) announced that Philip G. Franklin has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.Lesa Vanotti

Torrington Savings Bank announced that Lesa A. Vanotti, previously Vice President and Controller of the Bank, has taken over the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Vanotti has worked at Torrington Savings Bank since 1996 when she joined the bank as an Accounting Assistant.  She has held various roles since then, including her most recent post as Vice President and Controller.

Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced that Jonathan M. Peacock, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is leaving Amgen to pursue broader career opportunities.  Peacock is expected to remain employed with the company until May to assist with the transition. Michael A. Kelly, an 11-year Amgen veteran, has been named acting CFO. Since joining Amgen in 2003, he has served in a number of executive finance assignments, including five years as chief accounting officer and more recently as CFO for international commercial operations.  Prior to joining Amgen, Kelly had finance roles at Tanox, Biogen and Monsanto Life Sciences.

JBT Corporation (NYSE: JBT) announced that Brian A. Deck will join the Company as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective February 3, 2014.  Ron Mambu, the Company’s current Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, had earlier announced his intent to retire and will remain with the Company through March to ensure a smooth transition. Deck will join JBT upon departing as Chief Financial Officer of National Material L.P. Prior to National Material, Brian was Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Ryerson Inc. Prior to his service with Ryerson, Brian had increasing responsibilities with GE Capital, Bank One (now JPMorgan Chase & Co.), and Cole Taylor Bank.

Infinity Augmented Reality, Inc. (OTC: ALSO) announced that it has hired Ortal Zanzuri as its new CFO. Ms. Zanzuri comes from her most recent position as Corporate Controller for Pointer Telocation Ltd. In addition to her role at Pointer Telocation, Ms. Zanzuri served as controller at Retalix Ltd (RTLX). She also served as a Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young, and honed her craft as a trainee at Deloitte Brightman Almagor. Prior to entering into the world of finance, Ms. Zanzuri served four years with the Israeli Air Force. Ms. Zanzuri is replacing former CFO, Josh Yifat.

Algeco/Scotsman Holding S.à r.l. announced that Stephen Bishop will be appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Algeco Scotsman effective as of January 15, 2014. It is anticipated that he will also be elected to Algeco Scotsman’s Board of Managers soon after such date. Mr. Bishop will succeed Thomas Kloster who will resign as Chief Financial Officer and from the Board of Managers effective as of January 15, 2014, to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Bishop was most recently CFO and COO of SeaCube Container Leasing Ltd. Prior to joining SeaCube, Mr. Bishop was CFO and EVP of Greatwide Logistics Services from 2007 to 2009, GeoLogistics Corp. from 2004 to 2007 and NetJets, Inc. from 1998 to 2004.

International Commercial Television, Inc. (OTC: ICTL) announced that our Board of Directors has appointed Ryan LeBon as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. LeBon joined the Company in June of 2013 as the Company’s Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. LeBon had over nine years of experience with Deloitte & Touche LLP, as an Audit Manager primarily serving SEC registrants, and as a Controller with General Electric. Richard Ransom, the previous Chief Financial Officer, continues as President of the Company. Mike Rossman

The Hignell Companies has named Mike Rossman as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mike Rossman has been serving as the Director of Project and Investor Development for the past 18 months. After 9 years of service at The Hignell Companies, current CFO Vito Mule’ will be leaving the company for another opportunity.

Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ: FRED) announced that it is promoting Jerry Shore to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Shore also will continue his responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer.

Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (NYSE: GGS) announced the appointments of Mathew Verghese to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Sean Gore to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Verghese has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since he joined Global in March 2009. Succeeding Mr. Verghese in the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer is Sean Gore who most recently served as the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer. Mr. Gore joined Global in October 2012. Before joining Global, Mr. Gore served as Chief Financial Officer for Aperio Energy Partners, LLC. During the period from 2005 through 2010, Mr. Gore was Vice President, Strategy and Development for U.S. Concrete. From 1995 through 2004, Mr. Gore served in various financial and operational capacities with Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, where in his last role he served as the Vice President Corporate Controller & Business Development.

CFO Moves – week ending January 3, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

KMG Chemicals, Inc. ImmunoGen, Inc. MELA Sciences, Inc.
Eleven Biotherapeutics Techne Corporation Tessera Technologies, Inc.
PICS Auditing, LLC SoFi (Social Finance, Inc.) Activu Corporation
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc.

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KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: KMG) announced that Malinda Passmore has been named vice president and chief financial officer. Passmore will join KMG on January 27, 2014. Most recently, Passmore was chief financial officer of Country Fresh. Prior to her position as CFO of Country Fresh, Passmore was senior vice president finance for Archipelago Learning.

ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN) announced the appointment of David Johnston as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnston joins ImmunoGen from AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he was the CFO. Prior to joining AVEO in 2007, Mr. Johnston was Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Planning and Analysis at Genzyme Corporation and, before that, the VP Finance and CFO of Genzyme Biosurgery.

MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA) announced the resignation of Richard I. Steinhart, SVP Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Steinhart has served as MELA’s CFO since 2006.

Eleven Biotherapeutics announced the appointment of Gregory D. Perry as Chief Financial and Business Officer, and Daniel S. Lynch as Chairman of the company’s board of directors. Prior to joining Eleven Biotherapeutics, Gregory D. Perry served as Interim Chief Financial Officer of InVivo Therapeutics (NVIV). Prior to InVivo, Mr. Perry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Immunogen, Inc. (IMGN) from 2009 to 2013, where he led the company’s strategic transition from a platform technology company to a product development company. Prior to Immunogen, Mr. Perry served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Elixir Pharmaceuticals. He served as CFO of Domantis, Ltd. until its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline in 2006, and as CFO of Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. (TKT) until its acquisition by Shire plc in 2005. Before joining Transkaryotic Therapies in 2003, Mr. Perry served in financial management positions of increasing responsibility at PerkinElmer, Inc., Honeywell and GE’s European medical systems business unit. Daniel S. Lynch spent nearly five years at ImClone Systems, serving as chief executive officer and chief financial officer. As CFO, Dan led negotiations to form the major partnership between ImClone and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Earlier in his career, he served in various financial positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb over a 15-year tenure. He served on the board of directors and the audit committee of U.S. Oncology, Inc. for five years until December, 2010, when it was acquired by McKesson. More recently Dan was Executive Chairman of the board for Avila Therapeutics and Stromedix. In addition to Eleven Biotherapeutics, Dan is currently a member of the board of directors for BIND Therapeutics, bluebird bio, Blueprint Medicines, Nimbus Discovery and RaNA Therapeutics.

Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: TECH) announced that Gregory J. Melsen will resign from his position as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 3, 2014, to pursue other opportunities.  Mr. Melsen has served as Techne’s Chief Financial Officer since 2004.

Tessera Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRA) announced the appointment of Robert J. Andersen as the Company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). John Allen, who had served as the Company’s acting CFO since June 2013, returned to his prior position as the Company’s senior vice president and corporate controller. Andersen most recently served from June 2011 to July 2013 as the CFO and executive vice president of G2 Holdings Corp. d/b/a Components Direct, which was acquired by Avnet, Inc. in April 2013. From September 2008 to June 2011, Andersen served first as vice president of finance and then as CFO at Phoenix Technologies Ltd., and was acquired by an affiliate of Marlin Equity Partners in November 2010. Prior to his time at Phoenix Technologies, Andersen served in various senior financial roles at Wind River Systems, Inc., and NextOffice, Inc.

PICS Auditing, LLC announced that Peter B. Harker has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Peter served as CFO at QTC (acquired by Lockheed Martin) for four years. Prior to QTC, Mr. Harker served as CFO at LogicalApps (acquired by Oracle), Medidata Solutions, and Optum Software.

SoFi (Social Finance, Inc.) announced its Chief Financial Officer Nino Fanlo is expanding his role at the company to take on the additional responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer. Nino Fanlo joined SoFi in June of 2012 as CFO. Fanlo was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of KKR Financial and Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Wells Fargo.

Activu Corporation announced the appointment of Richard Aguinaldo as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Aguinaldo was a Finance Director at ShoreTel, Inc. Prior to ShoreTel, he was the VP, Finance and Controller for M5 Networks, Inc., before it was acquired by ShoreTel. Aguinaldo has also previously held finance positions at Metropolitan Telecommunications (Mettel), Espernet.com and RCG Information Technology.

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP announced that Ted Tinson has joined as Chief Operating Officer. Tinson joins from Dentons, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer for, and also carried out many of the COO functions, Dentons’ U.S. and Asia-Pacific regions. Tinson replaces Sheppard Mullin’s executive director Bob Zuber, who is retiring after 17 years with the firm.

Cellular Biomedicine Group Inc. (OTC: CBMG) announced the appointment of Bizuo (Tony) Liu as Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary and the election of Nadir Patel as Independent Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee of the board of directors of CBMG. Most recently Mr. Liu served as Corporate Vice President at Alibaba Group, responsible for Alibaba’s overseas investments. He was also Chief Financial Officer for HiChina, a subsidiary of Alibaba. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mr. Liu spent 19 years at Microsoft Corporation where he served in a variety of finance leadership roles. Prior to becoming CBMG’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Liu had been serving as an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee for CBMG since March 2013. CBMG’s current Chief Financial Officer and Board Secretary, Andrew Chan, will move to the exciting new role of Senior Vice President of Corporate Business Development.Mr. Patel is currently Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Planning, Finance and Information Technology, and Chief Financial Officer for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development. Previously Mr. Patel served as Canada’s Consul General in Shanghai, promoting trade and investment between Canada and China. Mr. Patel also serves on the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (and on its Audit and Finance Committee), as well as the Ottawa Advisory Board of Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics.