CFO Moves – week ending May 23, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Kodak Wynn Resorts, Limited Celgene Corporation
Career Education Corporation Neos Therapeutics, Inc. Novatel Wireless, Inc.
Civergy, Inc. Kony, Inc. Harvest Power
ZaZa Energy Corporation WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. Code42
Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. RF Surgical Systems Inc. APT Group, Inc.
Global Payments Inc. ITC Holdings Corp. AMC Health
Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc. Nasuni Gordon Brothers Group
IEC Electronics Corp. Acquia CFEngine, Inc.,
MuleSoft MYOS Corporation Ocwen Financial Corporation
Vocera Communications, Inc. Neural ID

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Kodak (NYSE: KODK) announced that John N. McMullen has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2014. McMullen held a series of senior financial roles during a 32-year career with HP and predecessor companies, Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment Corporation. His positions included Senior Vice President of Finance and Corporate Treasurer of HP, Chief Financial Officer of HP’s Imaging and Printing Group, Vice President of Finance and Strategy for Compaq’s Worldwide Sales and Services Group, Compaq’s Director of Investor Relations, and Controller of DEC’s Worldwide Products Division. Since 2011, McMullen also has been a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee Chair of Vocera Communications. He succeeds Rebecca A. Roof who has, since September 2012, served as Kodak’s interim Chief Financial Officer while remaining a Managing Director of AlixPartners LLP, which advised the company during its complex and successful Chapter 11 reorganization.

Wynn Resorts, Limited appointed Stephen Cooteyas the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Cootey has served as the Company’s Treasurer since February 2014, and as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Finance from January 2014 to May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cootey served as Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance for Las Vegas Sands Corporation from March 2012 to December 2013, and Vice President – Corporate Finance from October 2009 to March 2012. From June 2004 to October 2009, Mr. Cootey was Partner and Senior Research Analyst with Prides Capital, LLC.

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG) announced that Jacqualyn Fouse, PhD, is promoted from the CFO role to President Hematology & Oncology and that Peter Kellogg will join Celgene as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Peter will join Celgene on July 1, 2014, and will become CFO effective August 1st. He is an industry veteran having most recently served as CFO and Executive Vice President at Merck & Co, Inc. Prior to Merck, Peter was CFO and Executive Vice President of Finance at Biogen Idec Inc.

Career Education Corporation (NASDAQ: CECO) announced the appointment of Reid E. Simpson as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Colleen O’Sullivan who is leaving the organization, but will remain available for consultation to Mr. Simpson through the end of June to ensure a smooth transition. Before joining Career Education, Mr. Simpson was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the then NASDAQ-listed Asset Acceptance Capital Corp. and was instrumental in the sale of the company to Encore Capital Group in 2013. Mr. Simpson’s career includes a variety of senior financial leadership roles in both publically- and privately-held businesses, including CFO positions at Aircell (now Gogo Inc.), eCollege (then a NASDAQ-listed provider of value-added services to the post-secondary and K-12 education markets) and CCC Information Services Inc. He also worked at The Signature Group, Delphi Information Systems Inc. and spent 16 years with The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. During the past seven years, Mr. Simpson was a Board member and Audit Committee member for Helix Education, Inc. (formerly named Datamark Inc.)

Neos Therapeutics, Inc. announced the appointment of Richard I. Eisenstadt to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Neos Therapeutics, he served as Chief Financial Officer of ArborGen Inc. Prior to ArborGen, Mr. Eisenstadt was Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Tranzyme Pharma. Prior to joining Tranzyme, Mr. Eisenstadt served as Director of Finance at Cogent Neuroscience, and held financial leadership positions at Nimbus CD International and Genicom Corporation.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL) announced that chief financial officer, Kenneth Leddon, has decided to leave the company effective May 31, 2014. Mr. Leddon has accepted a chief financial officer position with another company.

Civergy, Inc. announced that Dan Hollenbach has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Civergy, Dan led the consulting practice in Colorado for Robert Half Management Resources, and was VP of Finance and CFO for Global Employment Holdings. Previously, he served as the Controller and CFO of Imprimis Group. John Joyce

Kony, Inc. announced the appointment of John R. Joyce as chief financial officer (CFO) and vice chairman. Joyce served in a variety of senior posts during his 30-year career at IBM, which included successful stints as CFO, head of IBM Global Services and head of IBM’s Asia-Pacific operations. Following IBM, Joyce served as managing director at SilverLake, and most recently served as the vice chairman and CFO of Silver Spring Networks. Joyce continues to serve as vice chairman.

Harvest Power announced that it has named Christian G. Kasper as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Kasper comes to Harvest Power from The Princeton Review, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Chris has previously served as CFO for three companies where he partnered with leading private equity and venture capital firms including Bain Capital Ventures, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Aurora Capital Group.

ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: ZAZA) announced that Paul F. Jansen, currently the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer (CAO), assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining the Company in March 2013, Mr. Jansen was Controller and CAO for Crimson Exploration Inc., which merged with Contango Oil & Gas Company last year. Previously, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Jansen replaces Ian H. Fay. Mr. Fay will continue to serve as an outside strategic advisor to ZaZa, the role he played for ZaZa and other companies prior to assuming the position of CFO.

WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WHF) announced that its Board of Directors has promoted Gerhard Lombard to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective June 15, 2014. Alastair Merrick, WhiteHorse Finance’s current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will be stepping down in order to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Merrick will remain with the Company as a consultant until December 31, 2014 to ensure an orderly transition. Gerhard Lombard currently serves as WhiteHorse Finance’s Controller. He joined the Company in September 2012 prior to the Company’s December IPO. Previously, Mr. Lombard was Group Controller for Churchill Financial Group from 2007 until joining WhiteHorse Finance. Earlier in his career, he spent approximately 11 years at Ernst & Young LLP, rising to the level of Senior Manager.

Code42 announced the appointment of Jason Bristow as its chief financial officer (CFO). Bristow joins Code42 from Amazon.com, where he served as vice president and treasurer. Prior to his time with Amazon, Bristow held senior financial roles at General Electric, both domestically and internationally.

Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc. (OTC: AMEH) announced the appointment of Mitchell R. Creem as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Creem is a seasoned healthcare executive with more than 30 years of experience as both a CEO and CFO including: CEO for Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital; CFO for UCLA Medical Center; CFO for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; CFO for Tufts Medical Center. Mr. Creem replaces Kyle Francis, former CFO and Executive Vice President.

RF Surgical Systems Inc. announced the appointment of Ron Wangerin as CFO. Wangerin has over 25 years of diverse financial experience, including 10 years as CFO of ViaSat, Inc.; two years as CFO with NexusData, Inc.; three years as CFO with Hughes/Raytheon Training LLC, a subsidiary of Raytheon Company, and nine years with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

APT Group, Inc. announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Alexander Kramer, who is leaving to pursue an opportunity in another industry out of state. Mr. Kramer’s resignation is effective May 30, 2014. William Maher, SVP Corporate and Legal Affairs, will step in as interim-CFO. 

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) announced the promotion of David E. Mangum to President and Chief Operating Officer. Mangum joined Global Payments in 2008 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2011. He will assume his new role on June 30, 2014. Cameron M. Bready has accepted the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Payments, also effective June 30, 2014. Since 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. Bready joined ITC Holdings in April 2009 as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) announced that Cameron M. Bready , executive vice president and CFO, will resign from the company effective June 20, 2014 to accept a senior leadership position with a technology firm based in Atlanta, Ga.  Rejji P. Hayes, the current vice president of Finance and Treasurer of ITC, has been named the company’s interim CFO. Walter D. Hosp

AMC Health announced that Walter D. Hosp has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer, starting on July 7, 2014. Mr. Hosp currently serves as a Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for the Trustwave Holdings, Inc. Board and was formerly on the boards of Bostwick Laboratories, Inc., Hexcel Corporation and the United Way of Westchester and Putnam Counties where he served as Chairman of the Board. Hosp comes to AMC Health after serving seven years as Executive Vice President, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer of HMS Holdings Corporation. Previously, Mr. Hosp spent five years as Vice President and Treasurer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (now Express Scripts). His extensive resume also includes six years as CFO and President of the Business Support Center at CIBA Specialty Chemicals Corporation (now BASF Corporation), as well as six years as Vice President and Treasurer of CIBA-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis Corporation).

Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc. announced the appointment of Linda C. Bain as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Avalanche, Ms. Bain was Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance and Business Operations, and Treasurer at bluebird bio in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Preceding her tenure at bluebird bio, Ms. Bain was at Genzyme Corporation, where she held multiple roles, including Vice President of Finance, Global Manufacturing & Operations and Vice President of Finance of Genzyme Genetics. Previously, she held various senior leadership positions in finance at Fidelity Investments, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and positions in audit at Deloitte & Touche.

Nasuni announced that Steve Boulanger, who previously served as chief financial officer at Care.com, has joined the company to serve as its CFO. Before joining Nasuni as CFO, Boulanger managed the corporate finance and accounting functions for six years at Care.com. Prior to Care.com Boulanger held similar positions at Tagsys RFID Group; OpenPages, Inc. (acquired by IBM); Cimaron Communications (acquired by AMCC); and FASTech Integration, Inc. (acquired by Brooks Automation).Michael P. Muldowney

Gordon Brothers Group announced that Michael P. Muldowney has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers Group, Mr. Muldowney was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Foxford Capital. Prior to this role, he served as Interim Chief Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of global education leader, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Muldowney held various positions including President, at Nextera Enterprises, Partner at Oliver Wyman, (formerly Mercer Management Consulting) and various management positions at Marsh & McLennan Companies.

IEC Electronics Corp. (NYSE: IEC) announced the promotion of Michael T. Williams to Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Effective June 1, 2014 Mr. Williams will replace Vincent A. Leo, who will return to Insero & Company, the CPA consulting firm at which he is a principal. Mr. Williams previously served in a number operations and finance roles during his career at Bausch & Lomb Incorporated. Before that, Mike was a financial analyst with Harris Corporation. Bill Sorenson

Acquia announced the appointment of software industry veteran Bill Sorenson as chief financial officer. Sorenson was previously the CFO of Qlik Technologies. Sorenson also led finance operations for companies as CFO at EMI Music Publishing and the Bertlesmann eCommerce Group, which funded Napster, as well as at several early stage start ups. Prior to that he served as senior VP of global finance at News Corporation.

CFEngine, Inc. announced the appointment of Eoin O’Connor to the post of Chief Financial Officer. Eoin brings diverse industry experience and skillset having successfully led various finance functions at large enterprises such as Oracle and Siebel Systems, as well as at early stage startup companies. Eoin began his career at KPMG, and has spent 25 years in leadership roles across both finance and operations functions. Most recently he was at ON24 and Space-Time Insight Inc.

MuleSoft announced that it has appointed Matt Langdon as chief financial officer. Matt most recently served as CFO of TIBCO Software Inc. In his 11-year tenure with TIBCO, he held key leadership positions, including senior vice president of strategic operations, CMO, vice president of corporate development and director of sales enablement. His earlier career experience includes positions in product management at Siebel Systems, investment management at an affiliate of Bass Brothers Enterprises, and investment banking at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.

MYOS Corporation (OTC: MYOS) announced the appointment of Joseph C. DosSantos, as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DosSantos joins MYOS from Actavis plc, where he served as Executive Director, Finance Operations. Previously, he served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, of Alvogen. Mr. DosSantos has also served as Senior Director, Assistant Corporate Controller at Celgene Corporation. Additionally he has held positions of increasing responsibilities at Cytec Industries and National Starch & Chemical.

Ocwen Financial Corporation appointed Michael R. Bourque, Jr. as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 2, 2014.  The Board appointed our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, John V. Britti, as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Ocwen, effective as of June 2, 2014. Prior to joining Ocwen, Mr. Bourque spent fifteen years in various financial leadership positions in the General Electric Company, spanning both GE’s industrial businesses as well as GE Capital.  Most recently, from 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Bourque served as Chief Financial Officer for GE Distributed Power, a business within GE Power & Water.  Prior to that he served in other CFO, financial planning and analysis and internal audit roles at General Electric.

Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE: VCRA) announced that its chief financial officer, William Zerella, plans to leave the company on June 6, 2014. Mr. Zerella will become CFO of a consumer wearable devices company in Silicon Valley.

Neural ID announced the appointment of Will Frederick as Chief Financial Officer. He joins Neural ID from Entelos, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Entelos, Mr. Frederick’s nearly 25 years of experience includes serving as CFO of the Global Communications Solutions division at Avaya Inc, as well as CFO roles at NovaRay Medical, Pharsight Corp., and Versata Inc.

CFO Moves – week ending May 16, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

The Carlyle Group L.P. NASDAQ OMX Lexmark International, Inc.
Equifax Inc. Blyth, Inc. Greif
Rogers Corporation Northrim BanCorp, Inc. Silicon Image
Visible Measures United Online, Inc. Physicians Realty Trust
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Wilsonart International GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
EdR Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. Allied Orion Group, LLC
STAG Industrial, Inc. Hologic, Inc. CannaMed Corp.
Hewins Financial Santa Fe Gold Corporation Alaska Air Group
Steton, Inc. Marathon Patent Group, Inc. TIBCO Software Inc.
Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. GWR Global Water Resources Corp.

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The Carlyle Group L.P. (NASDAQ: CG) announced that Adena T. Friedman, Chief Financial Officer of Carlyle Group Management L.L.C., the general partner of The Carlyle Group L.P., resigned to accept the position of President of The Nasdaq OMX Group, Inc. Curtis L. Buser, Carlyle’s Chief Accounting Officer, will also serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer until such time as a successor is named. Prior to joining Carlyle as Chief Accounting Officer in September 2004, Mr. Buser was an audit partner with Ernst & Young, LLP.

NASDAQ OMX announced that Adena Friedman will rejoin NASDAQ OMX as President of the company’s Global Corporate, Information, & Technology Solutions, comprising Information Services, Technology Solutions and Corporate Client Group business segments. Ms. Friedman was a key member of NASDAQ OMX’s management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles including head of the company’s data products business, corporate strategy, as well as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Friedman was most recently CFO and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group in Washington, D.C.

Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announced the appointment of Gary Stromquist as its interim chief financial officer (CFO). Stromquist has been with Lexmark since its inception in 1991 and has served in a number of leadership positions within the company. Since 2010, he has been vice president of finance for Lexmark’s Imaging Solutions and Services and the Corporate Finance group. From 2001 until 2010, Stromquist was Lexmark’s vice president and corporate controller. Stromquist has also served as vice president of OEM and alliances at Lexmark, along with vice president of finance in the company’s former Consumer Printer Division. He began his career with IBM, holding various accounting and financial staff and management positions. Lexmark’s CFO, John Gamble, has taken a similar position with Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX).

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) appointed John W. Gamble Jr. as its Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, replacing Lee Adrean who has announced his retirement after eight years of distinguished service. Gamble will join the company on May 21 in his new position and will work with Adrean to ensure a smooth transition. Most recently and since September 2005, Gamble served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lexmark International, Inc. From 2001 until September 2005, he served with Agere Systems, Inc., in positions including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Business Controller, and Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to Agere, he held finance leadership positions at Allied Signal, Inc., which he joined in 1996, serving as Assistant Treasurer and Vice President-Business Planning and Analysis. Between 1996 and 2001, Gamble served in a number of finance positions at Honeywell International (formerly Allied Signal) including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Honeywell Industrial Controls, Vice President of Business Planning and Analysis and Assistant Treasurer. Gamble held a number of positions with General Motors from 1986 to 1996, including Treasurer of General Motors of Canada and a Director of International Acquisitions and divestitures. He began his career in 1984 as an electrical engineer with Bethlehem Steel Corporation.

Blyth, Inc. (NYSE: BTH) announced that its Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Robert H. Barghaus, will retire later this year after thirteen years with the Company.  Jane F. Casey, has been named to succeed Mr. Barghaus upon his retirement. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Barghaus will remain active as the Company’s CFO until Ms. Casey, an 18 year veteran with the Company, assumes the role. Ms. Casey joined Blyth in 1996, holding a wide range of financial and administrative leadership roles, including overseeing Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations and Human Resources.  Prior to joining Blyth, Ms. Casey spent 14 years with Merrill Lynch & Company, in its Corporate Controller’s office and its real estate-related subsidiaries.

Greif (NYSE: GEF) announced that Lawrence A. Hilsheimer has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hilsheimer most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO for Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG). He came to Scotts from Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. At Nationwide, Hilsheimer first served as Executive Vice President and CFO before becoming President and COO of a number of Nationwide’s operating units. Before Nationwide, Hilsheimer spent more than 28 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, over 20 of those years as a partner in various leadership roles, including Vice Chairman and Regional Managing Partner.

Rogers Corporation (NYSE: ROG) announced that David Mathieson has been appointed the Company’s new Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Dennis Loughran, who is leaving Rogers today. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Comverge Inc. Additional experience includes four years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Brady Corporation. Prior to Brady, Mr. Mathieson spent more than 20 years at Honeywell, where he held numerous roles including Vice President and CFO of Honeywell Europe, Middle East and Africa. Currently, Mr. Mathieson is a member of the board of directors at Tennant Corporation, and serves as the Chairperson of its Audit Committee.

Northrim BanCorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NRIM) announced its Board of Directors promoted Latosha M. Dickinson to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Joe Schierhorn, who has served as CFO since 2001, will now devote his time exclusively to being the Chief Operating Officer for Northrim. Prior to joining Northrim in 2006, Dickinson was a Senior Audit Associate and Audit Associate with KPMG, working in their Anchorage offices for four years.

Silicon Image(NASDAQ: SIMG) announced that Noland Granberry has resigned as Chief Financial Officer to pursue an opportunity with a privately held company. Mr. Granberry will remain in his current position until May 30, 2014 to ensure an orderly transition. Until a permanent successor is named, Steven Robertson, who currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Finance, will assume the CFO responsibilities.

Visible Measures announced the addition of Jeff Wakely as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO). Wakely recently served as CFO of GlassHouse Technologies. Prior to GlassHouse Technologies, he served as CFO and Treasurer for the publicly held TechTarget, Inc. Wakely has also held financial executive roles at NetScout Systems, Inc., Thermo Electron (now Thermo-Fischer Scientific), VMark Software (now part of IBM), and Infinium Software.

United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) announced the appointment of Edward Zinser as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zinser most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Boingo Wireless, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Zinser was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of THQ, Inc., and prior to that he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. Mr. Zinser also has served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Styleclick, Inc., Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Internet Shopping Network LLC, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chromium Graphics, Inc. and in senior financial positions with The Walt Disney Company. He is a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Universal Electronics, Inc. Michelle Stalick, who has been serving as United Online’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, will remain the Chief Accounting Officer.

Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) announced that it has named Jeff Theiler to the newly created position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 7, 2014. Mr. Theiler was most recently with Green Street Advisors, where he served as an equity research analyst covering the healthcare and laboratory space. Prior to that, he was a Vice President in the real estate investment banking divisions of Banc of America Securities and Lehman Brothers.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, has named Tony W. Woodard interim Chief Financial Officer effective May 23, 2014, while the Company undertakes a search for a permanent replacement for H. Melville Hope, III, who will leave the company as of May 23, 2014 to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Woodard joined Popeyes in 2004 and has served as Vice President, Finance since 2006. Prior to joining Popeyes, Mr. Woodard served in a variety of roles, including Vice President and Treasurer at AmeriCold Logistics, LLC from 1994 to 2004. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Woodard was an accounting and auditing professional for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Wilsonart International announced that Wolf Lehmann will resign as Chief Financial Officer effective May 31, 2014 to pursue other business opportunities. Wilsonart’s current Global Controller, Lloyd George, will act as interim CFO until a replacement is hired.

GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNMK) announced that it has named Scott Mendel as Chief Financial Officer. Mendel joins GenMark from Active Network, where he served for nearly four years as its Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he spent more than 20 years with General Electric, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of GE’s Healthcare IT division. Mendel succeeds Richard Slansky, who will leave the Company for personal reasons following an appropriate transition period.

EdR (NYSE: EDR) announced that executive vice president and chief financial officer Randall H. Brown has resigned effective June 30, 2014 in order to pursue other business opportunities. The financial affairs of the Company will be managed by the existing executive management team until a successor CFO is appointed.Deric Eubanks

Ashford Hospitality Prime, Inc. (NYSE: AHP) announced that David Kimichik, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire on June 13, 2014, following a career spanning over 32 years with the Company and its predecessor.  Deric Eubanks, currently the Company’s Senior Vice President of Finance, will succeed David as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to his present role, Mr. Eubanks was Vice President of Investments. Before joining Ashford Trust, Mr. Eubanks was a Manager of Financial Analysis for ClubCorp.

Allied Orion Group, LLC named Keith Jones as its new Chief Financial Officer.  After beginning his career with a 9 year stint in public accounting, Mr. Jones made his move into multi-family real estate industry where he has spent 25 years leading the financial affairs for several real estate firms.

STAG Industrial, Inc. (NYSE: STAG) announced the appointment of Geoffrey Jervis as STAG’s Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Jervis most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Blackstone Group’s real estate debt business as well as of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (BXMT). Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Jervis was Chief Financial Officer of BXMT’s predecessor, Capital Trust Inc.

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that Robert W. McMahon has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective May 26, 2014. Mr. McMahon succeeds Glenn Muir, who is retiring as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, as previously announced on March 14, 2014. Mr. Muir will remain with the Company through November 30, 2014 to help ensure a smooth transition. An industry veteran with more than 20 years of healthcare finance experience, Mr. McMahon worked at Johnson & Johnson from 1993 to 2014, in executive finance roles of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as the Worldwide Vice President, Finance and Business Development, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics for Johnson & Johnson. In this position, he was responsible for the financial leadership and oversight of a $1.9 billion business. From 2006 to 2011, he served as Vice President, Finance, Consumer Group and from 2004 to 2006 he served as Vice President, Finance, Networking & Computing Services.

CannaMed Corp. (OTC: MDMJ) announced the addition of Paul Shively as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shively’s diverse business background includes a private practice in accounting and corporate compliance, and for the last ten years he has served on the board of over a dozen non-profit and for profit entities.

Hewins Financial, doing business as Wipfli Hewins Investment Advisors, LLC (Wipfli Hewins), a national CPA-based financial advisory firm, announced that Julie Nichols has been named Chief Financial Officer.

Santa Fe Gold Corporation (OTC: SFEG) announced the appointment of Frank G. Mueller as interim Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.   Mr. Mueller is replacing the current CFO, Michael Martinez, and the current Corporate Secretary, Ryan Carson. Prior to joining Santa Fe in 2010 as Assistant Comptroller, Mr. Mueller served for six years as the Senior Business Manager for two divisions of Cornell Company. Earlier in his career, he served in several companies as CFO and Controller.

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, announced that CFO Brandon Pedersen has been promoted to executive vice president, finance, and chief financial officer. Steton Tidwell

Steton, Inc.announced the promotion of Martin Tidwell from CFO to CEO and President. Prior to joining Steton as CFO at the beginning of 2013, Mr. Tidwell served as Finance Director for Apple’s Asia Pacific operation, based in Singapore. He also held numerous senior management roles at IBM, Sequent Computer Systems, and Tektronix in Asia and the United States.

Marathon Patent Group, Inc. (OTC: MARA) announced the addition of Frank Knuettel II as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Knuettel was the Managing Director and CFO of Greyhound IP.

TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced it has appointed Jim Johnson as chief financial officer of TIBCO. Mr. Johnson most recently served as chief financial officer of Jaspersoft, a company TIBCO acquired in April 2014. Prior to Jaspersoft, Mr. Johnson served as the chief financial officer of MSC Software, and VGH, an Elevation Partners-owned company that sold to Electronic Arts in 2008. Mr. Johnson’s experience also includes executive-level finance positions at VERITAS (which merged with Symantec in 2005) and Sun Microsystems. Matt Langdon, who most recently served as chief financial officer, will be departing TIBCO at the end of this month.

Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EROC) announced that Jeff Wood, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will resign effective May 30, 2014 to pursue other opportunities. Upon Mr. Wood’s departure, Eagle Rock intends to appoint as Chief Financial Officer, on an interim basis, Robert M. Haines, who currently serves as Vice President – Upstream Controller. Mr. Haines joined Eagle Rock in 2010 as Vice President – Upstream Controller. Prior to joining Eagle Rock, Mr. Haines served as the Chief Financial Officer of Beryl Oil & Gas, and in various finance and accounting positions with Pogo Producing Company, J.M. Huber Corporation and IP Petroleum, Inc.

GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (OTC: GWGWF) and Global Water Resources, Inc. announced that Cindy Bowers has completed her four year commitment to serve as Chief Financial Officer and will transition to Executive Vice President of Investor Relations for the remainder of the year, as well as remain on the Board of Directors for the U.S. company. Mike Liebman will succeed her as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mike Liebman came to Global Water with more than 14 years of finance and management experience.

AxoGen, Inc.(NASDAQ: AXGN) announced the appointment of Lee Robert Johnston, Jr, as Chief Financial Officer. Gregory Freitag, who previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel, will transition to the role of General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Business Development. Additionally, Mr. Freitag will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining AxoGen, Mr. Johnston was the SVP of Corporate Development and CFO of Scientific Protein Laboratories, LLC, a pharmaceutical company recently acquired by Hepalink. As CFO and COO of Ascension Orthopedics, he helped to complete the sale of the company to Integra LifeSciences. Prior to that, Mr. Johnston served as CFO of Tutogen Medical facilitating its sale to RTI Biologics. Earlier in his career, he held senior financial positions in several high growth healthcare companies.

Frontier Airlines announced the appointment of James “Jimmy” Dempsey as Chief Financial Officer. Dempsey most recently served as Treasurer for Ryanair. Previously, Dempsey was a Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

NewComLink announced the appointment of Jeff Byal as chief financial officer. In addition to leading accounting, SEC reporting and business planning at EZCORP, Byal was the CFO at MSI Systems Integrator. He gained retail experience as CFO of Pamida, and Gordmans, a big-box off-price retailer. He has also served as CFO at GiftCertificates.com and Appriss.

CFO Moves – week ending May 9, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Auction.com Target Celanese Corporation
Starwood Property Trust Bob Evans Farms, Inc. OMNOVA Solutions
Old Nassau Imports, LLC Vaxart Allegro Development Corporation
Good Times Restaurants Inc. Veeco Instruments Inc. Bovie Medical
inVNT TSYS Novitex Enterprise Solutions
Compliance Science, Inc. Orthofix International N.V. General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
comScore, Inc. OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. Bridger, LLC
Rosetta hopTo Inc. Wellcentive
Sebring Software, Inc. AVI-SPL Olin Corporation
National Asset Services Panache Beverage Inc. FreeCast Inc.
Intelligent Living Inc. Waywire Networks Koppers Holdings Inc.
Assurant, Inc. Plexus Corp. BlueLinx Holdings Inc.
West Corporation PlattForm

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Auction.com has named former Yahoo! Inc. chief financial officer and interim chief executive officer Tim Morse as CFO and executive vice president. To facilitate a seamless transition, he is working closely with outgoing CFO Bruce Felt, who will depart in June. After leaving Yahoo! in the fall of 2012, he joined online advertising start-up Adap.tv, where he led IPO efforts to near conclusion. Just before going public, the fast-growing tech company was acquired by AOL, Inc. For 15 years, Morse held numerous positions of progressively greater financial leadership with the General Electric Company. In July 2005, Morse was named CFO and general manager of business development for GE Plastics. He left GE in 2007 to become CFO for the Altera Corporation. John Mulligan

Target announced that John Mulligan, Target’s chief financial officer, has been appointed as interim president and chief executive officer. Mr. Mulligan will serve in his role until a permanent replacement is named.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) announced that Steven Sterin has resigned as the company’s chief financial officer. Chris Jensen, senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer, will serve as the company’s interim chief financial officer. Chris joined Celanese in 2005, and has held leadership positions in Finance including treasurer, controller and assistant controller. In addition to interim chief financial officer, he will continue as senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer, where he has global responsibility for Tax, Treasury, Accounting, SEC reporting and Financial Shared Services. Prior to joining Celanese, Chris worked in the Inspections and Registration division of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He spent thirteen years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, in both the assurance and mergers and acquisitions groups.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) announced that, as part of the Company’s previously disclosed transition plan, Rina Paniry, who currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of subsidiary LNR Property LLC, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Paniry succeeded Stew Ward. Ms. Paniry joined LNR in June 2006 as Chief Accounting Officer.  Prior to joining LNR, Ms. Paniry spent eleven years at Deloitte & Touche, where she began her career.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) announced that Paul F. DeSantis, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, has resigned to accept a position with another company. T. Alan Ashworth, the Company’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance, will serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Alan joined the Company in 2011.

OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Michael E. Hicks has decided to retire on July 1, 2014 after 36 years of service to the Company. Paul DeSantis joins OMNOVA from Bob Evans Farms, Inc.  He has served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Secretary since March 2011.  Prior to Bob Evans, Mr. DeSantis was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of A. Schulman, Inc., from 2006 until 2011.  Previously, he held senior financial positions at The Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company, The Kellogg Company and General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC).  The OMNOVA Board of Directors is expected to elect Mr. DeSantis to the position of Chief Financial Officer when they meet in June, with such election to become effective immediately upon Mr. Hicks’ retirement.D. Ross Arthurs

Old Nassau Imports, LLC announced the appointment of D. Ross Arthurs as Chief Executive Officer. Arthurs held the position of Chief Financial Officer since joining the company in 2009. Prior to joining Old Nassau Imports, Arthurs was a partner at Princeton Investment Partners, Ltd. In addition to his roles at Old Nassau Imports and Princeton Investment Partners, Arthurs’ past experience includes roles as Vice President and Partner at private investment firm TBM Industries, as President, Imperial Division of The Pullman Company, and as Marketing Director and then Chief Financial Officer at a meter manufacturer division of The Signal Companies.

Vaxart announced that John M. Harland has joined the company as chief financial officer, replacing David Madden, who served as acting CFO. Mr. Harland served most recently as CFO and secretary of Wafergen Biosystems, Inc., and before that he was vice president for finance and administration at Trinity Biosystems. Previously, he held the position of CFO for companies including Accuray Incorporated, Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Cardiovascular Imaging Systems, Neurobiological Technologies, and Circadian, Inc.

Allegro Development Corporation announced the appointment of Gary Ito as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joins from MDS Financial Group, a private financial consulting firm providing CFO and Board advisory services, where he served as Managing Director. Prior to MDS Financial Group, he was CFO at INTTRA. Ito previously served as CFO of Quadrem. Following the sale of Quadrem, Ito remained at Ariba serving as the Customer Management Organization division’s CFO and head of operations. Ito began his career at Nortel, where for 18 years he held a variety of finance and general management positions in both North America and Asia.

Good Times Restaurants Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIM) announced that its board of directors has approved Robert Stetson as a new member of the board. He is the former Chief Financial Officer and President-Restaurant Division of Burger King Corp. and former Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut Inc. Beginning in 1994, Mr. Stetson built one of the largest public REITs focused on restaurant properties development, which merged into GE Capital. He is currently the founder and CEO of U.S. Restaurant Properties.Shubham Maheshwari

Veeco Instruments Inc. (NASDAQ: VECO) has appointed Shubham Maheshwari as its new Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Maheshwari replaces David D. Glass, who announced his retirement from Veeco last December. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of OnCore. Prior to this role, he held various finance roles including Senior Vice President Finance, Treasury, Tax and Investor Relations at Spansion. Prior to Spansion, he spent over ten years at KLA-Tencor, in various senior level corporate development and finance roles, including Vice President of Corporate Development and Corporate Controller.

Bovie Medical (NYSE: BVX) announced the appointment of Peter Donato as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as Corporate Controller for Cyberonics, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Donato served as a CFO for Catasys, Inc., and before that, as CFO for IRIS International. Additionally, Bovie Medical announced that Gary Pickett has decided to leave the Company, effective June 18, 2014, to pursue other opportunities.Wolf Karbe

inVNT announced that Wolf Karbe has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. He was formerly CFO and senior vice president at Show Media. He has previously worked with a Fortune 500 company, as well as the largest privately held out-of-home advertising company.

TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced the retirement of James B. Lipham as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 30, 2014, and the appointment by the TSYS Board of Directors of Paul M. Todd as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective July 1, 2014. Paul Todd has served as executive vice president for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing since 2008. Prior to 2008, Todd was President and Chief Executive Officer of Synovus Financial Management, a unit of Synovus Financial Corp.

Novitex Enterprise Solutions announced Joe Del Toro as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Del Toro was previously the CFO at Undertone in New York, NY.

Compliance Science, Inc. announced that Scott Puma has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, from 2012 to 2014, Mr. Puma served as Vice President of Finance at Axial. Prior to Axial, Mr. Puma was Vice President of Finance & Administration at TheMarkets.com. In addition, Mr. Puma has served in senior financial and operational leadership positions at Vigilante, Mail.com and Geotek Communications.

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) announced the appointment of Mark A. Heggestad as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Heggestad will succeed David Ziegler, who has been serving as Interim CFO. He previously served as Executive Vice President and CFO at American Medical Systems Holdings, Inc. Prior to this he held a variety of executive and management roles at Medtronic, Inc., including Vice President of Finance and IT for the Cardiac Surgery Business, Vice President of Corporate Audit & Compliance Assurance and Vice President of Corporate Finance, Assistant Controller. Before joining Medtronic, Mr. Heggestad worked as an audit manager for KPMG.

General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: JOB) announced that it has appointed Francis (Frank) Elenio as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Elenio has held the position of Chief Financial Officer for SignalPoint Holding Corp., Wilshire Enterprises, Inc., as well as GoAmerica, Inc. and RoomLinX, Inc. Mr. Elenio has also acted as Managing Director of Reeff Consulting, LLC. Mr. Elenio was a strategic and financial advisor to Premier Wealth Management, Inc. Mr. Elenio began his career with Ernst & Young LLP (then Ernst & Whinney), and then with KTI, Inc., where he was Corporate Controller and ultimately, Vice President of Finance. Mr. Elenio joined Bogen Communications, Inc. as Controller in 1997. Mr. Elenio has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Xplore Technologies Corp.

comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) announced that Kenneth Tarpey, chief financial officer, will retire from the company in August 2014.

OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.announced that Kelly Enos has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president of finance and administration. Most recently, Enos served as the chief financial officer for Kony, Inc. Enos began her career with Ernst & Young and later worked in investment banking at notable firms such as Oppenheimer.

Bridger, LLC announced that Patrick Kelly has joined its executive management team as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Patrick comes to Bridger from Gavilon, LLC, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of Gavilon’s energy segment.

Rosetta (part of Publicis Groupe) announced that it has appointed Ariel Marciano as its new Chief Financial Officer. Marciano has developed strong ties to Publicis Groupe leadership over the course of a career that has included Chief Financial Officer assignments for ZenithOptimedia France, Starcom France, Vivaki France, Razorfish France, Digitas France and as Head of Group Consolidation for Publicis Groupe. Most recently he oversaw all financial operations for ZenithOptimedia France, Starcom France and Vivaki France. Marciano takes over from Rich DeMilt who served as Chief Financial Officer for Rosetta since 2008.

hopTo Inc. (OTC: HPTO) announced the appointment of Jean-Louis Casabonne as Chief Financial Officer. Previously he worked role as CFO at Quova, Inc. He was retained by Neustar Inc., following the acquisition of Quova, as director of business development and strategic evangelist. Prior to that, Mr. Casabonne served as the CFO, vice president of finance and operations and co-founder at Inxight Software, Inc., a spinoff of the Xerox Corporation. Additionally, he previously held several financial management positions at Xerox, where he helped launch three subsidiary companies.

Wellcentive announced that Patrick Clark has joined as its Chief Financial Officer. Clark comes to Wellcentive from Vocalocity (now Vonage Business Solutions) where he served as CFO. Prior to joining Vocalocity, Clark was Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO at The Weather Channel at the time of its more than $3 billion sale to NBC Universal, Bain Capital and The Blackstone Group in September 2008.

Sebring Software, Inc. (OTC: SMXI) named Larry Colton as CFO. Since September 2013, Mr. Colton has served as the company’s Vice President of Finance.  Mr. Colton served as CFO for a publicly traded company in the automotive claims industry from 2005 to 2010.  Previously, he was Vice President of an asset management division of a financial services firm.  Raj Dani

AVI-SPL announced the addition of Raj Dani to the executive team as chief financial officer. Most recently, Dani was senior vice president of corporate development for TeleTech Holdings, Inc. Dani has also held financial leadership positions with Flextronics International, Jabil Circuit Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers, with extensive international experience.

Olin Corporation (NYSE: OLN) announced that John E. Fischer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Fischer has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2010 and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2005 through October 2010.  He joined Olin in 1989 as a Director of Finance and was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Primex Technologies, Inc., a spin-off of Olin’s aerospace and defense businesses, before rejoining Olin in 2004. Todd A. Slater, Vice President, Finance and Controller, was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Slater has served as Vice President, Finance and Controller since October 2010 and as Vice President and Controller from 2005 to 2010.  He joined Olin in 2002 as the Financial Officer for the Metals Group, and prior to that was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Chase Industries Inc., which was acquired by Olin in 2002.  Oliver Calza

National Asset Services announced the appointment of Oliver Calza as Chief Financial Officer.  Before joining National Asset Services, Mr. Calza was Vice President of Finance for the West Region for Time Warner Cable. Prior to TWC, Mr. Calza was Controller for Menemsha Construction Solutions. Mr. Calza also served as a Director of Business Operations for Charter Communications. Prior to that, he was a Director of Accounting for Comcast Corporation.

Panache Beverage Inc. (OTC: WDKA) announced the appointment of Thomas G. Smith as Chief Financial Officer. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Newport International, LLC.

FreeCast Inc. (Rabbit TV‘s operating company) has named Christopher Savine, former SVP/CFO of Time-Warner/Netscape/AOL, RR Donnelly, and Cenveo, as their new Chief Financial Officer. Savine joins FreeCast from his previous position as EVP/CFO of Cenveo. Prior to his tenure at Cenveo, Savine served as EVP on the management team at RR Donnelly. As CFO of Netscape in the early 2000s, Savine successfully integrated the company into the Time Warner/AOL family, where he later served as Senior Vice President of Finance.

Intelligent Living Inc. (OTC: ILIV) announced the appointment of Mark B. Lucky as their Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lucky has served as the Chief Financial Officer of IceWEB Inc. since March 2007.  Prior to joining IceWEB, he consulted at Bearing Point on their financial restatement project. From 2004 to 2005 he was Vice President of Finance and Administration at Galt Associates, Inc. and from 2001 to 2004 he was Vice President of Finance and Administration of MindShare Design, Inc. During his career Mr. Lucky has also been employed by Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acting CFO and Senior Director of Finance), PriceWaterhouseCoopers, COMPASS Management and Leasing, Inc. (Vice President – Finance 1997 to 1998), Mindscape, Inc. (Director of Financial Planning and Analysis 1995 to 1996), The Walt Disney Company (Manager, Operations Planning & Analysis, Manager of Corporate Planning 1991 to 1995), and KPMG. Mr. Lucky was formerly a member of the board of directors of VOIS Inc. and HASCO Medical, Inc.

Waywire Networks announced the addition of Paul Fish as Chief Financial Officer. Fish began his career at the BBC working in television, radio and the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Enterprises Ltd. He next joined Dennis Publishing UK, and was soon promoted to the position of Associate Finance Director. Fish was then appointed CFO of Dennis Publishing, Inc. Further leadership roles included Radar Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Doubledown Media, and Louise Blouin Media. Most recently Fish was the CFO at Cinchcast.

Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) announced that Leroy M. Ball, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been elected to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ball will also retain his current responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer in the interim until a successor is named. Mr. Ball has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Koppers Holdings Inc. and Koppers Inc. since August 2010. Prior to joining Koppers, Mr. Ball was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Calgon Carbon Inc.

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) announced that Michael J. Peninger, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will retire this year after 29 years with the company. Christopher J. Pagano, currently Assurant’s executive vice president, chief investment officer and treasurer, will succeed him as CFO, effective Aug. 15, 2014. Pagano has served as executive vice president, chief investment officer and treasurer since 2007, and president, Assurant Asset Management since 2005. He previously was executive vice president and head of fixed income, Assurant Asset Management. Pagano joined Assurant in 1996 from Merrill Lynch where he was a vice president and government strategist in global fixed income research. He began his career at Morgan Stanley.

Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS) announced that Patrick Jermain has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer succeeding outgoing CFO, Ginger Jones, who intends to resign from her employment with Plexus by September 28, 2014. Ms. Jones will remain employed by Plexus in a non-executive officer role to assist with the transition of her successor. Mr. Jermain joined Plexus in 2010 most recently serving as Treasurer and Vice President of Finance since April 2013, and previously as Corporate Controller. Before joining Plexus, Mr. Jermain was the Corporate Controller, Assistant Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer at Appleton Papers Inc., currently known as Appvion, Inc. Mr. Jermain also held the positions of Director of Enterprise Risk Management and Corporate Secretary while at Appleton Papers. Prior to Appleton Papers, Mr. Jermain served as Vice President – Finance and Corporate Controller at Banta Corporation, later acquired by R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, and was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

BlueLinx Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BXC) announced that Susan C. O’Farrell has accepted the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Principal Accounting Officer effective May 19, 2014, replacing Doug Goforth, who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Ms. O’Farrell has been a senior financial executive holding several roles with The Home Depot since 1999. Ms. O’Farrell began her career with Andersen Consulting, LLP, leaving as an Associate Partner in 1996 for a strategic information systems role with AGL Resources.

West Corporation (NASDAQ: WSTC) announced that Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Paul Mendlik, has decided to retire in April 2015. Mr. Mendlik has been CFO since joining West in November 2002. Mr. Mendlik has agreed to a two-year consulting agreement post retirement to help ensure a smooth transition.

PlattForm has announced the hiring of Patrick Donoghue as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he was CFO at Pearson Embanet. Previously, Donoghue held various senior finance roles at CCC Information Services Inc., Anheuser-Busch and Kraft Foods.

CFO Moves – week ending May 2, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Bank of America Merchant Services Helen of Troy Limited
Demandware, Inc. athenahealth, Inc. Model N, Inc.
OptiMine Software Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation Magnolia International
Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. Ringler Associates Lime Energy Co.
Nutanix PeopleFluent Stonegate Mortgage Corporation
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. Capital Senior Living Corporation Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.
Gigamon Inc. Petco North Highland
Cardinal Health

 

American Homes 4 Rent Mobile Solutions
Unify Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. Regado Biosciences, Inc.
LHP Hospital Group, Inc PeoplesBank Agri-Mark
Gale Force Petroleum Inc. DigitalGlobe NuVasive, Inc.
Rayonier Inc. Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) announced that Vasant M. Prabhu has resigned as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer to join NBCUniversal as Chief Financial Officer. Twenty-year Starwood veteran and finance leader Alan Schnaid, currently Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Prabhu will continue with Starwood through May 30, 2014.

Bank of America Merchant Services announced the appointment of Kevin Race as CFO. Race mostly recently served as president and chief operating officer of Mortgage Banking at JPMorgan Chase & Co. Previously, Race held senior leadership and management roles at Wells Real Estate Funds, HomeBanc Mortgage Corp, HomeSide Lending and Fleet Mortgage Group.

Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) announced the reorganization of its finance and operations departments and functions into a global shared services groups. Global Finance will be headed by Brian Grass, who is being promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Brian has been with Helen of Troy for over seven years as Vice President and Assistant CFO. Mr. Grass has over 13 years of previous experience in public accounting and financial leadership roles. Global Operations will be headed by Thomas Benson, who is being promoted to Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Benson has been SVP/CFO of Helen of Troy for 10 years. Mr. Benson is a hands-on manager who brings a strong background in operations before joining Helen of Troy, and has been closely involved with key operational activities during his tenure with the Company.Timothy Adams

Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE) announced that Timothy M. Adams, will join the company as Chief Financial Officer effective June 2, 2014. Mr. Adams will replace Scott J. Dussault, who announced in February that he was transitioning from Demandware to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. Adams currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of athenahealth. Previously, Mr. Adams served as Chief Investment Officer of Constitution Medical Investors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Adams was Chief Financial Officer at a number of publicly traded companies including Orthofix, Cytyc Corporation, and Digex, Inc. Mr. Adams also held various executive level positions at Modus Media International, which was acquired by CMGI, Geotrust, which was acquired by Verisign, and GTE Internetworking / BBN Planet. Mr. Adams began his career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse.

athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN) announced the appointment of Karl Stubelis, currently athenahealth’s vice president and corporate controller, to the position of acting chief financial officer (CFO). Tim Adams has informed the company of his intention to step down as CFO after serving in the position for almost five years. In taking on the role of acting CFO, Stubelis will draw from more than 20 years of experience in finance and operations across various size companies, including Sapient. Adams will remain with the company through the end of May 2014, after which he will take on a paid advisory role throughout the months of June and July to ensure a seamless transition of his responsibilities and to help vet and hire athenahealth’s next CFO. Adams has accepted a position as CFO of Demandware.

Model N, Inc. (NYSE: MODN) announced the appointment of Mark Tisdel as Chief Financial Officer. Mark is currently the CFO of Steelwedge Software, and previously was the CFO of Spigit and Model N. Mark has also held leadership roles in Finance at Peoplesoft, GTE Mobilnet and Selectica. Model N’s current SVP and CFO, Sujan Jain, has decided to leave the company to pursue another opportunity. He will remain in his current role until May 16th.

OptiMine Software announced that the company has hired Sharri Major as Chief Financial Officer. Sharri has helped companies including Net Perceptions through public offerings, acquisitions, and private placements.

Victory Electronic Cigarettes Corporation (OTC: ECIG) announced that Jim McCormick has been appointed as the new Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Corporation. Mr. McCormick is a 16 year veteran of British American Tobacco and its associates (BAT) having served in multiple chief financial and general management capacities in key markets around the world. Most recently, Mr. McCormick was the Chief Financial Officer of Sodexo’s North American Corporate Services Division. Jim McCormick will be replacing Robert Hartford, former Victory CFO who will be assuming the role as head of franchising for the company’s retail stores and retail mobile kiosk units.

Magnolia International announced the appointment of Alain Kugelmann as Chief Financial Officer. Kugelmann spent the last 14 years in various financial positions with the French multinational conglomerate Alstom.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB) announced that Tony Genito, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to leave the Company at the end of calendar 2014 to return with his family to the Southeast. Mr. Genito will remain in his role with Spectrum Brands until the end of 2014 to ensure a smooth and orderly transition to his successor. Mr. Genito has served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2007.Joseph Loseman

Ringler Associates announced that Joseph Loseman has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Loseman joined Ringler Associates’ Newport Beach, CA corporate office in 2000 and previously held the position of Director of Operations.

Lime Energy Co. (NASDAQ: LIME) announced that Mary Colleen Brennan will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Brennan will become Chief Financial Officer following the departure of Jeffrey Mistarz, who will be leaving the Company following the filing of the Company’s quarterly report for the first quarter of 2014, which is anticipated to occur the week of May 12, 2014. Prior to Lime Energy, Ms. Brennan spent nearly a decade as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Halcrow, Inc., and predecessor firm Han-Padron Associates, LLP. Prior, she was Director of Finance and Group Controller for a $500 million business unit of Telcordia Technologies, Inc. She also served in several senior accounting positions with Burns and Roe Enterprises, Inc. Duston Williams

Nutanix announced the appointment of Duston Williams to the position of chief financial officer. Over the past 7 years, he has led two companies through an IPO, including his most recent IPO at Gigamon. Prior to joining Gigamon, Duston served as CFO of Sandforce through its acquisition by LSI Corporation. Before Sandforce, Duston led Infinera’s IPO in June 2007, along with a secondary offering in October 2007. Duston also served as CFO of Maxtor Corporation where he played a significant role in its sale to Seagate. He also had a 14-year tenure at Western Digital Corporation, including four years as CFO. Duston will commence his role at Nutanix in early June.

PeopleFluent announced the appointment of Andrew Keenan as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Keenan joins PeopleFluent from Dyn, Inc., where he served as CFO. Mr. Keenan previously held senior finance roles at a number of software and technology companies, including Cadre Technologies, Inc., SystemSoft Corporation, Provant, Inc., Vovici and Carbonite.

Stonegate Mortgage Corporation (NYSE: SGM) announced that it has named Robert B. Eastep as its Chief Financial Officer effective May 9, 2014. Mr. Eastep replaces John Macke who will resume his former position at Stonegate as Executive Vice President, Capital Markets. Since October 2012, Mr. Eastep has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Union Mortgage Group. Union Mortgage Group is a non-bank affiliate of Union First Market Bankshares. Prior to Union Mortgage Group, Mr. Eastep served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Central Virginia Bankshares, Inc. In addition, Mr. Eastep served as Director and Audit Committee Chairman for CreXus Investment Corporation, from its inception in 2008 to its sale to Annaly Capital Management in 2013. Mr. Eastep’s additional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Saxon Capital, Inc. He was also a Senior Manager (Financial Services Audit Practice) for KPMG Peat Marwick LLP.

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) announced the appointment of Tasos Konidarisas a non-executive Director and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Konidaris has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ikaria, Inc. since October 2011. Prior to joining Ikaria, since 2007, Mr. Konidaris served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Corporation. He was Principal Accounting Officer and led the Global Finance Operations of D&B beginning in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Konidaris served as Group Vice President of the Global Pharmaceutical and Global Diversified Products Groups at Schering-Plough Corporation. Earlier in his career, Mr. Konidaris held senior financial and operational positions of increasing responsibility at the Pharmacia Corporation, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Novartis Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.

Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE: CSU) announced that Carey P. Hendrickson will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hendrickson succeeds Ralph A. Beattie, who will retire on May 16, 2014 from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, but will continue as a consultant to the Company until February 28, 2015. Mr. Hendrickson has held numerous positions in finance and administration over 22 years at Belo Corp. He served as Belo’s Senior Vice President/Chief Financial Officer and a member of Belo’s Management Committee from 2010 until the company was sold to Gannett Co., Inc. in December 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Hendrickson served in various roles at Belo including Senior Vice President/Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President/Human Resources, Vice President/Investor Relations and Corporate Communications and Vice President/Strategic and Financial Planning.Catherine Lynch

Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (Inland Income Trust) announced that Catherine Lynch was unanimously elected chief financial officer of Inland Income Trust. Ms. Lynch is also currently the chief financial officer and a director of Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation (IREIC), the sponsor of Inland Income Trust. Ms. Lynch joined IREIC in 1989. She is also currently a director of The Inland Group, Inc. and Inland Securities Corporation. Prior to joining IREIC, she worked in public accounting for KPMG LLP.

Gigamon Inc. (NYSE: GIMO) announced that Duston Williams has informed the company of his intention to step down as chief financial officer to take a new position with a privately held company.  Mr. Williams will continue in his role at Gigamon until June 6, 2014, and will remain available in an advisory capacity through August 30, 2014 working on transition and other matters. Following Mr. William’s departure, Ravi Narula, Gigamon’s chief accounting officer, will serve as the interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement is found.  Mr. Narula has been serving as Gigamon’s chief accounting officer since 2013 and vice president, corporate controller since 2012.  Prior to joining Gigamon, Mr. Narula held a number of finance and accounting roles for other publicly traded technology companies, including serving as chief financial officer at BigBand Networks, Inc.Larry Rutkowski

Petco announced that Larry Rutkowski has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Petco, Rutkowski served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The Warnaco Group, and Primedia. Previously, he also held senior financial leadership positions at General Electric and Walt Disney Company.

North Highland announced the appointment of David Cathcart to its executive team as chief financial officer. Most recently, Cathcart served as interim CEO of TRX, Inc., leading its sale to Concur Technologies, Inc. in 2013. Prior to his role as CEO, he was CFO of TRX for six years. David J. Anderson

Cardinal Health announced that it has elected David J. Anderson, as an independent director, effective April 25, 2014. Anderson most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Honeywell International until the announcement of his retirement on April 7, 2014. He will also serve on the audit committee of the Board. Anderson, served as Honeywell’s CFO since 2003. Previously, he was CFO of ITT Industries and of Newport News Shipbuilding.  He has also held senior financial positions with RJR Nabisco and The Quaker Oats Company. Anderson currently sits on the Board of Directors of American Electric Power.  Today, he serves as chairperson for Chicago Booth’s CFO Forum.

American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH) announced that Diana M. Laing will join the Company on May 18 as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Laing previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Thomas Properties Group, Inc. from May 2004 until it merged with Parkway Properties in December 2013. Before that, she held a number of senior executive finance positions in the real estate industry, including as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Arden Realty, from 1996 to 2000. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of The Macerich Company, where she is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee.

Mobile Solutions announced that Robert S. Pfeiffer will join the company’s executive team as the Chief Financial Officer. His previous experiences have included serving as CEO of an alternative energy company, working in the auditing practice of a public accounting firm, and serving in financial and administrative capacities for various energy companies. Liliana Solomon

Unify, formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications, announced that it has appointed Liliana Solomon as the company’s global Chief Financial Officer. Solomon most recently served as European CFO at the Vodafone Group, and previously as CEO of the company’s operations in Romania.   She also served in financial controlling and CFO roles over her 20 year career at leading brands including Cable & Wireless, Deutsche Telekom, and O.Tel.O Germany. Solomon will replace Ray Leclercq of The Gores Group who has been serving in that role in an interim capacity since mid-2013.

Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZI) announced that it has hired Timothy Mullany to become the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mullany comes to Pizza Inn Holdings after serving as the CFO of Restaurants Unlimited, Inc. Prior to joining Restaurants Unlimited, Mullany served as the Chief Financial Officer for Smashburger and its parent company, Consumer Capital Partners.

Regado Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: RGDO) announced the appointment of R. Don Elsey as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Elsey served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President at LifeCell Corporation. Prior to joining LifeCell in 2012, Mr. Elsey served as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Emergent BioSolutions Corporation. Mr. Elsey previously served as Director of Finance & Administration for BioVeris Corporation and, prior to that, held various management positions at PE Corporation (APPLERA) and IBM. Mr. Elsey currently serves on the boards of RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, and the Cancer Support Community.

LHP Hospital Group, Inc. announced that John W. Ehrie has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Mark Miller, who recently resigned from that position. Ehrie joined LHP in November 2012 as vice president of financial planning and analysis, and most recently served as senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining LHP, Ehrie served as senior vice president of accounting and shared services, and vice president and controller for 7-Eleven, Inc. He also served as vice president and controller of Wal-Mart International, chief financial officer of Recall Corporation and Zep, Inc. and was a partner with KPMG.

PeoplesBank announced that Steven M. Mitus, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Balise Motor Sales Company, has been named to the PeoplesBank Board of Directors. Mr. Mitus formerly served as a Corporator for the bank. Mr. Mitus currently serves as a Trustee of Baystate Health, where he is Vice Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee; as a Trustee of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, where he chairs the Audit and Finance committee; and as a Director of Health New England, where he is a member of the Compensation and the Audit committees.

Agri-Mark announced that Ed Townley has recently been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, after nine years as Chief Financial Officer for Cabot Creamery Cooperative.  In his capacity as COO, Townley assumes the role previously held by Dr. Richard Stammer, who was appointed CEO for Agri-Mark in November 2012, and remains as CEO. Townley’s career included prior stints with IBM and Lane Press.

Gale Force Petroleum Inc. (OTC: GFPMF) announced that Guillaume Dumas has stepped down from the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer, and Don DeMoss has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer. Don DeMoss has over 35 years’ experience working in financial management of private and public oil and gas companies in the Southern USA.

DigitalGlobe (NYSE: DGI) announced that company Chief Financial Officer, Yancey L. Spruill, will step down as CFO on Oct. 1, 2014. Spruill will continue in his role as CFO and will support the search for his successor. Spruill joined DigitalGlobe in 2004 after a career as an investment banker and as a manufacturing engineer, and has served as the company’s CFO during his entire tenure.

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) announced that Michael Lambert intends to retire from his role as Chief Financial Officer later this year and that Quentin Blackford, its current Executive Vice President of Finance, Accounting and Investor Relations, will succeed Mr. Lambert. Mr. Lambert has been NuVasive’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2009. His retirement as our Chief Financial Officer, which will be effective on July 31, 2014, is for personal and family reasons. Mr. Lambert plans to stay actively employed with NuVasive through March 31, 2015 to assist with the transition to Mr. Blackford. Mr. Blackford will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on August 1, 2014. Mr. Blackford has served as Executive Vice President of Finance, Accounting and Investor Relations since February 2014, following his tenure as Senior Vice President of Finance & Investor Relations since July 2012. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Finance from January 2011. Mr. Blackford joined NuVasive in 2009 as Corporate Controller. His experience in the medical device industry includes his time at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. where he held various roles and responsibilities, including the Director of Finance & Controller for Zimmer’s Dental Division. Prior to his role at Zimmer’s Dental Division, Mr. Blackford directed the corporate-wide financial planning and analysis function for Zimmer Holdings, Inc.

Rayonier Inc. (NYSE: RYN) announced that H. Edwin Kiker will become its next Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2014. Kiker has held a series of senior roles with Rayonier during his twelve-year tenure with the company, including Controller of Rayonier’s Real Estate business, Vice President of Internal Audit and, most recently, Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to joining the Company, he held audit positions with Great Lakes Chemical and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He will replace Hans Vanden Noort, Rayonier’s current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2007, who plans to retire from Rayonier effective April 30, 2014.

Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: IART) announced that it has appointed Glenn G. Coleman as Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Coleman replaces Jack Henneman, who was appointed Corporate Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Coleman is currently the Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Prior to joining Curtiss-Wright in 2008, Mr. Coleman worked at Alcatel-Lucent for more than 10 years in various finance executive leadership positions, including Vice President for the Wireless and Wireline Business Groups, Controller for the Americas region, Vice President of Internal Audit and Finance Director of External and Internal Reporting. Mr. Coleman began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Henneman joined Integra in 1998 as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Henneman was appointed Acting Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and assumed the role permanently in 2008.

CFO Moves – week ending April 25, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Facebook, Inc. The Coca-Cola Company The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Blackstone City of Boston Ventas, Inc.
The Gorman-Rupp Company Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.
Itron, Inc. FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc. Zoetis Inc.
G&K Services, Inc. Prosper Marketplace Opera Solutions
Orthofix International N.V. Isarna Therapeutics GmbH Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc.
GenNx360 Capital Partners SecureAlert, Inc. Hortonworks
SEACOR Holdings Inc. RenuEn Corporation Orgenesis, Inc.
Xten Industries Monster Arts, Inc. Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
Beam Inc. InVisage Technologies, Inc.

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Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) announced that David Ebersman has informed the company of his intention to step down as chief financial officer after serving in the position for almost five years. On June 1, 2014, he will be succeeded as CFO by David Wehner, currently Facebook’s Vice President, Corporate Finance and Business Planning. Ebersman will remain with the company through September to ensure a seamless transition of his responsibilities. Wehner joined Facebook in November 2012 from Zynga, where he served as CFO. Earlier, he spent nine years at Allen & Company where he was a managing director. Kathy Waller

The Coca-Cola Company elected Kathy N. Waller as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As announced in February, Waller is replacing Gary Fayard who is retiring after 20 years with the Company. Waller, a highly respected global leader of the Finance Division, most recently served as Vice President, Finance and Controller. She joined the Company in 1987 as a Senior Accountant in the Accounting Research Department and assumed roles of increasing responsibility including Principal Accountant for the Northeast Europe/Africa Group, Marketing Controller for the McDonald’s Group, Vice President, Chief of Internal Audit and Vice President, Controller. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company, Waller worked for the firm now known as Deloitte.

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced it has appointed Marc Costantini Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Robert Broatch who is retiring from the company after serving as CFO for the past 12 years. Mr. Costantini most recently served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy at Manulife Financial Corporation and was a member of Manulife’s Management Committee. Mr. Costantini was previously CFO of John Hancock and President of John Hancock Annuities.

Blackstone (NYSE: BX) and its Real Estate portfolio company, Invitation Homes, announced that it has named John A. Schissel as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Schissel joins Invitation Homes from BRE Properties where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2009 until its recently completed merger with Essex Property Trust. Prior to joining BRE, Mr. Schissel served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and board member for Carr Properties. Prior to Carr Properties, Mr. Schissel worked for nearly 13 years at Wachovia Securities (and predecessor institutions) and during that time served as a Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group and also a Senior Vice President in the firm’s REIT Corporate Banking Group.

City of Boston announced that David Sweeney will serve as Boston’s next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Collector-Treasurer. He will replace Meredith Weenick, who has served in the position of CFO for the City of Boston since 2011. Since 2011, Sweeney has served as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Executive Director of the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission. Beginning in 2005, Sweeney worked for the House Committee on Ways and Means, serving as a Budget Analyst. Within two years, he was elevated to Budget Director.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard A. Schweinhart has stated his intention to retire at the end of 2014. Mr. Schweinhart will continue in his current position through the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition. Mr. Schweinhart joined the Company in 2002 in his current role. Mr. Schweinhart’s highly successful 43-year career in healthcare finance included serving as CFO or in senior accounting and financial roles for Kindred Healthcare, Inc., Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation, Galen Health Care, Inc. and Humana Inc.

The Gorman-Rupp Company (NYSE: GRC) announced that Kenneth R. Reynolds was elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Reynolds is Chief Financial Officer of Ariel Corporation. Previously, Mr. Reynolds, a Certified Public Accountant, was a partner with an Ohio-based public accounting firm.

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB) announced the appointment of Carolyn Spatafora as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective May 12, 2014. Ms. Spatafora succeeds Daniel Gallagher, who had been serving as Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2014. Ms. Spatafora joins the Company from Sbarro, LLC, where she served as Chief Financial Officer since December 2009. Ms. Spatafora began her career at KPMG Peat Marwick and later served in various senior finance roles at Bayside Federal Savings Bank and Adecco, S.A. before moving to Sbarro, LLC (formerly Sbarro, Inc.) in March 2005, where she served in various roles, including Controller, prior to her appointment to Chief Financial Officer.

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (NYSE: FSL) announced that it has selected Dan Durn as senior vice president and chief financial officer, replacing current CFO, Alan Campbell, who announced his decision to retire in January of this year. Durn will assume CFO responsibilities for the company in June 2014. Campbell completes a 34-year career at Freescale and will remain at the company during the transition. Durn most recently served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of finance and administration at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Durn was head of M&A and strategy at Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC).

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced that Steven M. Helmbrecht, the company’s executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), will be departing effective December 31, 2014. In the interim, Mr. Helmbrecht will continue as EVP and CFO of the company. Helmbrecht joined Itron in 2002 as vice president and general manager of international operations. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2005 and as executive vice president and chief financial officer since March 2013.

FORUM Pharmaceuticals Inc. (previously known as EnVivo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), announced the appointment of Todd Shegog as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to FORUM, Mr. Shegog served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company. He began his career in healthcare at Genetics Institute (now Pfizer) in a variety of financial positions supporting its research and development organizations, and was a member of the Commercial Operations team that supported the launch of BeneFIX®.

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) announced that Glenn David, senior vice president of Finance Operations, has been named acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO). David will succeed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard (Rick) Passov, who will be leaving the company at the end of April. Most recently, David has served as senior vice president of Finance Operations for Zoetis. Before the Zoetis IPO, David enjoyed a career in Finance at its former parent company, Pfizer. He served in various financial roles at Pfizer, including vice president of Global Finance for Pfizer Animal Health and vice president of Finance for the U.S. Primary Care franchise. Prior to joining Pfizer in 1999, David gained valuable financial experience at Bankers Trust, Paine Webber and Credit Suisse.

G&K Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GK) announced it has selected Tracy C. Jokinen as the company’s next Chief Financial Officer, effective June 29, 2014. Jokinen will succeed Jeffrey L. Wright, who announced his planned retirement last October. Jokinen joins G&K from the Valspar Corporation, where she worked for 22 years in positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s finance organization. Most recently, she served as Valspar’s Vice President, Corporate Finance. Her previous positions at Valspar included Vice President, Finance & Strategy, and Vice President, Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer. G&K’s current Chief Financial Officer, Jeffrey L. Wright, will continue in his position through June 28, 2014, after which he will remain with the company through a short transition period.

Prosper Marketplace announced it has named former eBay Australia CFO Macy Lee as Chief Financial Officer. Before her position as CFO at eBay Australia, Macy spent nearly 12 years in various finance and business roles at PayPal and eBay, including Finance Director of the Global Core Payments, Risk Management and Emerging Markets divisions of the company. Prior to her time at eBay and PayPal, Macy held various financial management positions at Oracle, Target, and Sichuan Provincial Economic & Trade Commission in China.

Opera Solutions announced that Sridhar Ramasubbu has joined the company as chief financial officer. Sridhar joins after a 24-year stint at Wipro Ltd, where he was most recently CFO International and head of International Operations.

Orthofix International N.V. (NASDAQ: OFIX) announced that it has appointed David E. Ziegler as Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Ziegler succeeds Emily Buxton who has voluntarily resigned from the Company. Mr. Ziegler has served as a full-time independent advisor to the Audit Committee of the Board in connection with the independent review of certain accounting matters. Mr. Ziegler has held a wide range of CFO and consulting roles including serving as interim Chief Financial Officer of, and transition consultant to, Exopack Holding Corp., and a financial consultant to PetroLogistics LLC, Critical Information Network, LLC, and Lighting Science Group Corporation. He also served as CFO and interim President of The UniMark Group, Inc. Mr. Ziegler spent the first 20 years of his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, the last eight as an audit partner in its Detroit and Dallas offices. Mr. Ziegler currently serves as a director of the Grant Halliburton Foundation, a non-profit organization located in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Ziegler has been a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Texas since 1981. Orthofix also announced that it has appointed James F. Hinrichs to its Board of Directors. Effective as of the Company’s 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 19, 2014, Mr. Hinrichs will become the Chair of the Board’s Audit and Finance Committee and a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Hinrichs has served as the Chief Financial Officer of CareFusion Corporation since 2010, where he also has responsibility for corporate development and investor relations activities. He previously served as CareFusion’s Senior Vice President, Global Customer Support, and as its Senior Vice President, Controller. Prior to joining CareFusion when it was spun off from Cardinal Health, Inc., he worked for five years at Cardinal Health in various positions including Executive Vice President and Corporate Controller of Cardinal Health and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of its Healthcare Supply Chain Services segment. He joined Cardinal Health following more than a decade of finance and marketing roles at Merck & Co.

Isarna Therapeutics GmbH announced that Elizabeth Czerepak has joined Isarna’s management team as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer to lead the company’s new office location in New York City. Elizabeth Adkins Czerepak brings to Isarna twenty-one years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology leadership experience and nine years as a venture capital investor at JP Morgan and Bear Stearns. Ms. Czerepak has served in executive-level finance, licensing and corporate development positions, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer at Cancer Genetics, Inc. Prior to Cancer Genetics, Elizabeth worked at BASF Pharma (Knoll), Hoffmann-La Roche and Merck & Co.

Leading Edge Aviation Services, Inc. announced that Eric Hersom has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Leading Edge, Eric worked for a number of publicly traded international manufacturing companies in capacities ranging from Financial Analyst to Corporate Controller. Most recently, Eric was Chief Financial Officer for Semicoa Corporation.

GenNx360 Capital Partners announced the appointment of Glen Bushery as Chief Financial Officer. For the past decade, Glen served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Falconhead Capital, LLC. Prior to Falconhead, Glen served as Controller for Vestar Capital Partners. He was also assistant controller at the Blackstone Group.

SecureAlert, Inc. (OTC: SCRA) announced that John Merrill will join the company as its new Chief Financial Officer, replacing Chad Olsen who has announced his resignation in order to pursue other interests. In addition to his position at SecureAlert, Mr. Merrill also serves as Chief Financial Officer for TenXNetworks and IPVidTech.com.  From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Merrill worked as an advisor in the healthcare technology industry. Prior to 2010, Mr. Merrill was the Chief Financial Officer of Park City Group, Inc. and Prescient Applied Intelligence, Inc.

Hortonworksannounced the appointment of Scott Davidson to the position of chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as the CFO of Quest Software. Previously, he held strategic financial roles within Citrix Systems and Precision Response Corporation including FP&A, Treasury, Investor Relations and Corporate Development. Before his software-focused career, he was a National Bank Examiner with the United States Department of Treasury – Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced that Richard J. Ryan, the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, has communicated his intention to retire from the Company, effective as of August 1, 2014, after a highly successful seventeen year career with the Company. The Company named Matthew R. Cenac as Mr. Ryan’s successor as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cenac began his career at the Company in 2003 as Corporate Controller. In 2005, he became the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer.

RenuEn Corporation (OTC: RENU) announced the appointment of Anthony Pascucci as their Chief Financial Officer.

Orgenesis, Inc. (OTC: ORGS) has appointed Joseph Tenne as chief financial officer. He previously served as CFO of Ormat Technologies, and as CFO of Ormat Industries. Prior to Ormat, he was CFO of Treofan Germany, a subsidiary of the Dor Chemical Group and Bain Capital Group. Earlier in his career, Tenne served as an assurance manager and partner in PwC Israel, a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited. Tenne also currently serves as director and the chairman of the audit and compensation committees for Enzymotec and a member of the audit and compensation committees of AudioCodes. Jerry Krausert

Xten Industries announced that Gerald (Jerry) Krausert has been hired as Xten’s first Chief Financial Officer. Krausert has spent the previous 25 years of his career exclusively within the plastic molding industry. Following a 4-year stint at Arthur Anderson, he joined Dickten & Masch LLC in the accounting department. Seventeen years later, having spent the last eight as the firm’s chief operating and chief financial officer, he joined Hoffer Plastics as vice president of operations. He next experienced the blow molding business, serving as CFO for Scandia Plastics until accepting the job of president for E-S Plastics.

Monster Arts, Inc. (OTC: APPZ) announced the naming of Tisha A. Lawton to replace Brandon M. Graham as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Ms. Lawton will replace Mr. Irving as the company’s Corporate Secretary. Most recently, Ms. Lawton has served as Chief Operations Manager for CSI Homes & Development, LLC (CSI). In addition to her work for CSI, Ms. Lawton has served as President of TLC Management Services (TLC). Upon her engagement as an officer for Monster Arts, Ms. Lawton will continue in her above-described operational and/or management positions with TLC. From March 2009 to August 2011, Ms. Lawton served as Office Manager for Northwood Homes, LLC.

Fallbrook Technologies Inc. announced the appointment of Robin E. Grey as Chief Financial Officer. She replaces John K. Penver, who resigned for personal reasons effective February 15, 2014. Grey most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for The Community Foundation of Boulder County in Boulder, Colo. From 1999 to 2013, she held a series of financial positions with increasing responsibility at Level 3 Communications, Inc. At Level 3, Grey began as Assistant Treasurer and subsequently became Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Senior Vice President and Treasurer then Senior Vice President, Strategic Asset Investment Group. At the start of her career, Grey worked as a financial analyst at Tele-Communications Inc., where she ultimately served as Manager, Corporate Finance. She then served as Assistant Treasurer of Sprint PCS, from 1996 to 1999, when she joined Level 3.

Beam Inc. (NYSE: BEAM) announced that, in view of the impact on their roles due to the impending acquisition of the Company by Suntory Holdings Limited, Robert F. Probst, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has made a personal decision to resign from the Company to consider other professional opportunities, effective as of May 31, 2014.

InVisage Technologies, Inc. announced the appointment of Ephraim Kwok as CFO. Between 2005 and 2012, he was the CFO of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor.

CFO Moves – week ending April 18, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Sallie Mae Chase Corporation Scotts Miracle-Gro Company
Loomis, Sayles & Company Cannabis-Rx TransTech Pharma, LLC
Health Care REIT, Inc. Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. Washington Employers
DSW Inc. People’s United Financial, Inc. Cantel Medical Corp.
Movement Mortgage GNS Healthcare Vee24
Brightstar Corp. EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) Ascendant Solutions, Inc.
Medivation, Inc. Surna Inc. InsideSales.com
Spindle, Inc. nGage Labs, Inc. EnerNOC, Inc.
MassMutual CVR Partners

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Sallie Mae (NASDAQ: SLM), formally SLM Corporation, announced the appointment of Steven McGarry as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the future holding company of Sallie Mae Bank. The appointment will take effect upon the separation of the consumer banking and loan management, servicing and asset recovery businesses. Most recently, Mr. McGarry was senior vice president, corporate finance. He joined the company’s corporate finance team in 1997. Prior to joining Sallie Mae, Mr. McGarry held treasury positions with Toronto Dominion Bank in both London and New York.

Chase Corporation announced that Kenneth L. Dumas, its Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer has decided to leave the Company at the end of its fiscal year to pursue new opportunities. Mr. Dumas will remain in his role until September 1, 2014 in order to help complete key projects and provide a smooth transition.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) announced that its Board of Directors has named Randy Coleman as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Coleman replaces Larry Hilsheimer, who has left the Company and is pursuing other opportunities. Coleman was most recently senior vice president of operating finance as well as enterprise performance analytics. He joined Scotts Miracle-Gro in 1999. He started as assistant controller of the Ortho business unit. He later acted as director of financial planning and analysis and held several finance leadership roles. Kevin Charleston

Loomis, Sayles & Company, an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, announced that chief financial officer Kevin Charleston has been promoted to president. Kevin will continue as CFO, a title he has held since 2000. Kevin began his investment industry career in 1988 and joined Loomis Sayles in 2000 from Nvest Companies, L.P., where he was manager of financial operations. He joined Nvest Companies as a senior financial analyst in 1993, was appointed assistant treasurer and manager of financial planning in 1995, and promoted to senior vice president and treasurer in 1996. Kevin began his career at the Boston Company, first as a senior financial analyst and later as manager of the financial planning and cost accounting departments.

Cannabis-Rx (OTC: CANA) announced the appointment of Munjit S. Johal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johal began his career in 1981 serving as Senior Analytical Manager for the Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), a federal agency under the Department of the Treasury (formerly Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the 11th District). Since 1990, Mr. Johal has served as a financial officer of various companies including Pacific Heritage Bank as Executive Vice President. While in banking, Mr. Johal served as Chief Financial Officer of Secured Diversified Investment, Ltd from 2002 to January 2009 and Davi Skin, Inc. from March 2007 to May 2010. Since October 20, 2006, Mr. Johal has been the Chief Financial Officer of SearchCore (formerly General Cannabis, Inc.). Additionally, Mr. Johal serves as Controller of High Tower Capital, Inc., a position he has held since 2007.

TransTech Pharma, LLC announced that Stephen L. Holcombe, who previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed to serve as the President of TransTech and its sister company High Point Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Mr. Holcombe will also continue his duties as Chief Financial Officer.

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) announced that Thomas J. DeRosa, a Director of the company and former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Rouse Company, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Mr. DeRosa will continue to serve as a Director of the company. Jeffrey H. Donahue, who was HCN’s independent Lead Director, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, thereby separating the Chairman and CEO roles. Mr. DeRosa previously held various positions at Deutsche Bank and Alex. Brown & Sons, including Global Co-Head of the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Deutsche Bank and Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Alex. Brown & Sons. In addition to the HCN Board, he currently serves as a director of Empire State Realty Trust, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., and Value Retail PLC. Mr. DeRosa is a former director of Dover Corporation, a former trustee of Georgetown University and a former member of the Health Advisory Board of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Mr. Donahue is the former President and CEO of The Enterprise Social Investment Corporation, a leading U.S. real estate investment services company. Previously, Mr. Donahue was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at The Rouse Company. In addition to the HCN Board, Mr. Donahue also serves on the boards of Bentall Kennedy, and The National Development Company. Mr. Donahue also served for over 20 years on the boards of five T. Rowe Price entities including, most recently, the T. Rowe Price Savings Bank.

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLKI), the franchisor and operator of Popeyes® restaurants, announced that H. Melville Hope, III, the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, will leave the company effective May 23, 2014, to pursue other opportunities.

Washington Employers announced the hire of Tom Chudecke as Chief Financial Officer.

DSW Inc. (NYSE: DSW) announced the appointment of Mary Meixelsperger as Chief Financial Officer effective May 1. Ms. Meixelsperger replaces Douglas Probst, who is retiring from DSW Inc. on the same day. Ms. Meixelsperger joins DSW Inc. from Shopko Stores, where she held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Treasurer for the last nine years. Prior to Shopko, Ms. Meixelsperger was the Chief Financial Officer for two non-profit organizations between 1993-2004 and was the Chief Financial Officer for Worldmark Group, a private equity firm between 1986-1991.

People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) announced that Chief Financial Officer Kirk Walters is transitioning out of his role as Chief Financial Officer of People’s United Bank for family reasons. David Rosato, who has served as Treasurer since 2007, will succeed Walters as Chief Financial Officer of the bank.  Walters will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of People’s United Financial, Inc., the bank’s holding company, through December 31, 2014, when Rosato is expected to assume that position. Walters will remain an executive officer, transitioning as of January 1, 2015 to the role of Senior Executive Vice resident, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning.  He will also remain a member of the Board of Directors of the company and the bank.

Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) announced that its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Craig Sheldon, will retire after 20 years with the Company in January 2015.

Movement Mortgage named Laura Bowles Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Bowles served as Director and Head of Consumer and Small Business Lending Products for Citibank’s Consumer and Commercial Bank. Previously, at Bank of America, she managed credit, market and operational risk.  Prior to that, she was a Chief Financial Officer at Wachovia for Consumer and Commercial Deposits, Consumer Lending Products, and the Distribution Channels.

GNS Healthcare is pleased to announce that Mark Pottle has joined the company’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining GNS Healthcare, Mark was the CFO at N-of-One. Previously, Mark served as CFO for UnitedHealth Group’s Optum Insight – Accountable Care Business Unit.  Prior to that he held executive positions as Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Business Operations at healthcare IT company Picis.

Vee24 announced the appointment of John DiBartolomeo as Chief Financial Officer. DiBartolomeo was most recently CFO for Axceler, which was acquired by Metalogix Software, Inc. in 2013. Prior to Axceler, DiBartolomeo held senior financial and operations positions in numerous public and private high technology companies including Apparent Networks, Softricity (acquired by Microsoft), Basis Technology, Interlynx Technology (acquired by ProAct Technologies) and Intermec Technologies.  Vincent Donargo

Brightstar Corp. announced that, effective immediately, Vincent Donargo has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Donargo was previously the Executive Vice President of Integration, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Finance Transformation at Ingram Micro, Inc. Prior to Ingram Micro’s acquisition of Brightpoint, Inc., Donargo served as Brightpoint Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.

EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) announced that Michael Gonthier has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. EPIC’s current CFO, Elaine Andrian, will now focus on merger and acquisition strategy and diligence as the firm continues to expand nationally. Prior to joining EPIC, Gonthier served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2008 for Crump Insurance Services. Gonthier also held the titles of Vice President, Finance Division CFO for BISYS Insurance Service from 2003 to 2007 and Vice President, Corporate Service for BISYS Group, Inc. from 1999 to 2003.

Ascendant Solutions, Inc. (PINK: ASDS) announced that Mark S. Heil will assume the role of President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Heil has been the Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Ascendant and certain of its subsidiaries since 2007. Heil has also been President of Ascendant’s healthcare subsidiary, Dougherty’s Holdings, Inc., and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Dougherty’s Holdings. Prior to joining Ascendant, Heil served as an executive consultant with Tatum LLC. He previously held various chief financial officer positions at The Loomis Agency, and at American Excelsior Company. In addition, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of American Excelsior’s Earth Science Division during his tenure with the firm. Heil began his career in the audit division of KPMG.

Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) announced that Patrick Machado has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Machado recently retired from his role as chief financial and business officer, and will formally retire from Medivation on April 18, 2014. Mr. Machado previously served as Medivation’s chief business officer since December 2009 and its chief financial officer since December 2004. From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Machado was employed by ProDuct Health, Inc., as vice president, chief financial officer and general counsel (1998-2000) and as senior vice president and chief financial officer (2000-2001). From 2001 until 2002, Mr. Machado served as a consultant to Cytyc Corporation to assist with transitional matters related to Cytyc Corporation’s acquisition of ProDuct Health, Inc.

Surna Inc.(OTC: SRNA) announced it has appointed Douglas McKinnon to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McKinnon has served as Surna’s senior financial consultant since February. His 30 years’ professional experience includes C-level positions in both private and public sectors, including Chairman and CEO of an American Stock Exchange traded company, VP of a NASDAQ-traded company and CFO of several publicly held US, Canadian and Australian companies. As CFO, Mr. McKinnon succeeds Robert Clarke who has resigned to pursue other interests.Kevin Samuelson

InsideSales.com announced that Kevin Samuelson has joined the company as chief financial officer. Most recently, Samuelson was chief operating officer at Backcountry.com. Prior to Backcountry.com, Samuelson worked for more than a decade at Infor.

Spindle, Inc. (OTC: SPDL) announced it has appointed Christopher J. Meinerz as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer. Prior to joining Spindle, Meinerz served as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer at Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI). Before his tenure at NGI, Meinerz was executive vice president of finance and treasury for DDi Corp. In addition, he served as global vice president of finance for eTelecare.

nGage Labs, Inc. announced that Dave Alberty has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Alberty was most recently SVP and Global Controller of TriVita, Inc. Prior to his position at TriVita, he held financial leadership positions including most recently Group SVP and Chief Accounting Officer at JDA Software and International Controller at Viasoft.

EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ: ENOC) announced that Chief Financial Officer Neil Moses has been appointed Chief Operating Officer. Moses has nearly 30 years of experience in financial operations and management in the retail and technology sectors, including seven years at PTC, which he joined in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Following PTC, Moses served as Dunkin’ Brands’ Chief Financial Officer and led the company’s successful initial public offering in 2011.

The Retirement Services Division of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced that Bill Silvanic, current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Retirement Services division, will lead the Product organization. Keith McDonagh, Senior Vice President, will replace Mr. Silvanic as head of Finance for Retirement Services.

CVR Partners (NYSE: UAN) announced that Mark A. Pytosh has been named president and chief executive officer of the partnership’s general partner, CVR GP, LLC, effective May 5, 2014. He will be based at the partnership’s headquarters in Sugar Land. Pytosh was appointed as a director of CVR GP in June 2011. He will continue to serve as a director and the chairman of the environmental, health and safety committee. Pytosh most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Tervita Corporation (formerly known as CCS Corporation). From 2006 to 2010, Pytosh served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for Covanta Energy Corporation. Prior to Covanta, he served as executive vice president from 2004 to 2006, and chief financial officer from 2005 to 2006, for Waste Services, Inc. From 2000 to 2004, Pytosh was a managing director in investment banking at Lehman Brothers where he led the firm’s global industrial group. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, he was managing director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette where he led the firm’s environmental services and automotive industry groups.

CFO Moves – week ending April 11, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Honeywell Zynga Inc. Abercrombie & Fitch Co.
AppNexus CCA The Progressive Corporation
Heritage Global Partners, Inc. Versatile Systems Inc. Coors Credit Union
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation EMQ FamiliesFirst Cureatr Inc.
Leucadia National Corporation Employers Holdings, Inc. Agencyport Software
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. Hart InterCivic Heartland Payment Systems
Genocea Biosciences, Inc. MELA Sciences, Inc. First Commonwealth Financial Corporation
Kareo Inc. Santander Bank, N.A. Plex
Hanger, Inc. Decision Resources Group DiaMedica

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that Tom Szlosek becomes Senior Vice President and CFO. Tom was previously Vice President of Corporate Finance, and prior to that served as Vice President and CFO of Automation and Control Solutions. Dave Anderson, Senior Vice President and CFO, will retire after a decade of outstanding service at Honeywell. David Lee

Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced that the Company has appointed David Lee as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee succeeds CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh who will be leaving the company. Lee will be working with Vranesh over the next month to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities. Lee most recently served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Finance for Best Buy. Before joining Best Buy, Lee spent more than eight years at Del Monte Foods where he held several leadership positions across finance and general management including Senior Vice President of Strategy, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Vice President of Finance for Consumer Products and Vice President of Sales FP&A. Before Del Monte Foods, Lee served as the Director of Strategic Planning at PG&E Corporation for three years. He also spent time creating and implementing consumer growth plans at the Leo Burnett Company, McKinsey & Company, Enterprise Venture Capital and Pacific Venture Capital.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced that Joanne C. Crevoiserat has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, a position she is expected to take up in May, 2014. Since 2007, Ms. Crevoiserat has served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President of Finance and prior to that, as Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation. Prior to Kohl’s, Ms. Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including serving as CFO of the Filene’s, Foley’s, and Famous-Barr brands.

AppNexus announced that Jonathan Hsu, who served as CEO of 24/7 Media, will become CFO and COO. Hsu was most recently CEO of Recyclebank. Hsu also worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan.

CCA (NYSE: CXW) announced that David Garfinkle, who currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Controller, has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Todd Mullenger as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective May 1, 2014. Mullenger has decided to step down as CFO, but will remain with the Company for a two-year period to assist in the transition and to assist in various projects. Garfinkle joined CCA as Vice President, Finance in February 2001. From 1996 to 2001, Garfinkle served as Vice President and Controller for Bradley Real Estate, Inc. Prior to joining Bradley Real Estate, Garfinkle was a Senior Manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts for seven years.

The Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR) announced that Brian Domeck, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), intends to retire after the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2015. Mr. Domeck will continue to serve as CFO through early 2015, when the Company’s 2014 financial statements will be finalized and certified. The Company also announced that John Sauerland is expected to become CFO in early 2015 when Mr. Domeck steps down. Until that time, Mr. Sauerland will continue in his current role as President of the Company’s Personal Lines Group, while preparing to assume the CFO’s responsibilities.

Heritage Global Partners, Inc., a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc. (OTCQB: HGBL), announced today that Scott A. West has been named Chief Financial Officer. Mr. West began his financial accounting and business management career in 1991 at Ernst & Young LLP. From 2001 to 2014, Mr. West held Senior and Executive financial and business management positions at various public and private equity funded technology companies, including international and Fortune 500 companies.

Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX-V: VV) announced that it has appointed Vicki Turjan as chief financial officer. Turjan replaces Kelley Boyer, previous interim chief financial officer. Turjan has been with Versatile Systems, Inc. since 2000 serving both as the company’s director of finance and vice president of finance and administration. Prior to joining Versatile, she held multiple challenging executive management positions in the television industry including roles with Hearst Argyle Corporation. Her experience also includes financial roles in the manufacturing sector.

Coors Credit Union announced that Amy Phillips has been named chief financial officer. Phillips, joined the credit union March 31. Phillips has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including work with Internationale Nederlanden Groep (ING), CoBank, and United Western Bank. Most recently, she served as an executive at FIMAC Solutions.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced that William Steckel, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to accept a senior management position with a privately held company. Concurrently, Vice President and Controller Katherine M. Hayes has been appointed interim CFO. The transition is effective April 24, 2014. Ms. Hayes joined Great Lakes in January 2006 and has increased her level of responsibility since then. She was the Treasurer of the Company from March 2011 until she was named Vice President and Controller in November 2013. Jason Gurahoo

EMQ FamiliesFirst announced that Jason D. Gurahoo has joined as its new Chief Financial Officer. Jason has held senior and executive level positions at Amdahl Corporation, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., and Fujitsu IT Holdings, Inc. He most recently served as CFO at Child Development Inc.

Cureatr Inc. announced the appointment of Carl Byers to its Board of Directors. Carl was on the founding team at athenahealth, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2010. He currently holds the position of Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences, a venture capital fund.

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) announced that Joseph A. Orlando, its Chief Financial Officer, intends to retire by August 31, 2014.

Employers Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EIG) announced that William E. (Ric) Yocke, executive vice president and chief financial officer, informed the company of his decision to retire as of June 30, 2015. Jeanette Tweed

Agencyport Software has appointed Jeanette Tweed to the position of CFO. After launching her career as an auditor at Deloitte, Tweed spent nine years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she was responsible for worldwide financial reporting. Tweed went on to hold executive financial positions at several technology-based companies, including OnForce, CCBN, and Knowledge Impact.

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. announced that it has appointed Matthew K. Fust as a director. Mr. Fust most recently served for five years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Onyx, Fust spent more than five years as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and prior to that he was CFO at Perlegen Sciences and ALZA Corporation. Fust currently serves as a board member and audit committee chair at Rockville, MacroGenics, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.Julie Mathis

Hart InterCivic has hired Julie Mathis to be its Chief Financial Officer. Julie was most recently serving as Vice President of Finance at Dell. Previously, she held positions at Arthur Andersen and at Century Telephone Company.

Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) announced that Samir Zabaneh has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Heartland, Samir served as Chief Financial and Strategy Officer as well as Chief Operating Officer for Moneris Solutions Corporation. Prior to joining Moneris, Samir also held various leadership roles with Fortress Investment Group, Q9 Networks, Inc., CIT/Newcourt Capital, Inc., PwC, and Ernst & Young.Jonathan Poole

Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCA) announced the appointment of Jonathan Poole to the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Genocea, Mr. Poole was senior vice president of finance for pipeline and technical operations at Shire plc. Mr. Poole previously served for three years as divisional CFO of Shire HGT. He began his career in the UK in investment banking at UBS Warburg and ING Barings and also worked as an investment manager for Avanti Capital Plc.

MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA) appointed Robert W. Cook as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook was most recently the SVP and CFO of Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., following its merger with EpiCept Corporation. Mr. Cook spent nine years as SVP and CFO at EpiCept. He had previously served for six years as EVP and CFO of Pharmos Corporation. James Reske

First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) announced the hiring of James R. Reske as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining First Commonwealth, Mr. Reske served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at United Community Financial Corporation in Youngstown, Ohio.  Mr. Reske’s financial services career includes investment banking roles within the Financial Institutions Groups at Keybanc Capital Markets, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio and at Morgan Stanley & Company in New York.  The naming of James Reske as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer follows the November 2013 announcement of the planned retirement of Robert E. Rout.

Kareo Inc. announced that it has hired Tom Patterson as Chief Financial Officer. Tom Patterson joins Kareo after two years as CFO of Teletrac. Prior to Teletrac, Tom spent over nine years with Quest Software in various roles, including VP of Finance. Prior to Quest Software, Tom spent over six years in various finance and operational leadership roles at Citrix Systems.

Santander Holdings USA, Inc. announced the appointments of Jerry Plush as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Santander, Jerry Plush was most recently president and chief operating officer of Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, where he had also served as CFO and chief risk officer.  Plush has been active in community organizations, serving on the board of trustees of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and as chairman of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England.

Plex announced Mark Hawkins’ appointment to its board of directors. Hawkins is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Autodesk, Inc., a position he has held since 2009. Prior to joining Autodesk, Hawkins was CFO and senior vice president of finance and IT at Logitech International SA. Hawkins was also a vice president of finance for Dell, and spent more than 18 years at Hewlett-Packard, including a role on the board of directors for HP’s Japan and Shanghai Analytical Joint Ventures. From 2010 through 2013, Hawkins served on the board of directors for BMC Software.

Hanger, Inc. (NYSE: HGR) announced that George McHenry, Executive Vice President, Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will retire from the Company effective December 31, 2014.

Decision Resources Group announced that Anup Gupta has joined the Company as EVP Strategy, M&A, and CFO. Mr. Gupta was most recently Chief Strategy Officer at PAREXEL. Before his role at PAREXEL, Mr. Gupta was Vice President, Financial Planning and Treasurer at Cambrex. He has also been Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions and CEO of the Professional Services Group of Singapore-based Planet One and Managing Director, Operations for Scient, an e-business innovation company. He also worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.

DiaMedica (TSX-V: DMA) announced the appointment of John Savage as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DiaMedica, Mr. Savage was Director of Corporate Accounting at UnitedHealth Group. Previously, Mr. Savage was with Best Buy and Golf Galaxy (acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods), where he held increasingly progressive responsibilities. Mr. Savage began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP.

CFO Moves – week ending April 4, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Humana Inc. Wells Fargo & Company JP Energy Partners
SomaLogic, Inc. Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. OPKO Health, Inc.
GlycoMimetics, Inc. TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. Juno Therapeutics
Localytics Scientific Games Corporation Vectren Corporation
Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. Wave Systems Corp.
Mexican Restaurants, Inc. Atlantic Metro Communications, Inc. Medivation, Inc.
Sierra Monitor Corporation Dynamic Materials Corporation University of Phoenix
University of Michigan Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics Quantum Retail Technology, Inc.
3D Systems Corporation CDI Corp. Sebring Software, Inc.
1st Constitution Bancorp Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc.
Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. Cafepress Inc. Frozen Food Gift Group, Inc.

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that it has appointed Brian A. Kane as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 2014. Kane brings extensive financial and strategic perspective to the CFO role, driven primarily by his significant investment banking experience at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Steve McCulley is currently serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer and will continue in his role as Chief Accounting Officer when Kane joins the company.

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that Timothy J. Sloan, the company’s current chief financial officer and a senior executive vice president, will become head of the Wholesale Banking group, effective May 15, 2014. John R. Shrewsberry, current head of Wells Fargo Securities and an executive vice president, will succeed Sloan as chief financial officer and become a senior executive vice president, also effective May 15, 2014. Sloan has served as chief financial officer since 2011. Previously, he was Wells Fargo’s chief administrative officer and prior to that spent 22 years in the Wholesale Banking group including serving as head of Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate and Specialized Financial Services. Shrewsberry is currently head of Wells Fargo Securities, and has led related businesses since 2006. Prior to assuming this position, Shrewsberry served as head of Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, the successor to a commercial finance company he co-founded that became part of Wells Fargo in 2001. He currently is a member of the market risk committee, the enterprise risk management committee, and the firm’s management committee. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston in principal finance.

JP Energy Partners, LP announced the appointment of Patrick Welch as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Welch has been serving as the interim Chief Financial Officer for the company since November of last year. Most recently he served as a Managing Director at Opportune LLP. Mr. Welch previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Atlantic Power Corporation, and for a privately-held renewable energy development and construction company. Prior to Atlantic Power Corporation, Mr. Welch was Vice President and Controller of DCP Midstream and DCP Midstream Partners. Before DCP Midstream, Mr. Welch held various positions with Dynegy, Inc. including Vice President and Controller of Dynegy Generation and Assistant Corporate Controller.

SomaLogic, Inc. announced that Dan Muehl has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining SomaLogic, Dan was CFO of bio-industrial company OPX Biotechnologies; vice president of finance at bio-pharmaceutical company Pharmion (prior to its acquisition by Celgene); CFO at biotechnology company Repligen Corporation; CFO at medical device manufacturer Physiometrix Inc.; and CFO and chief operating officer at Number Nine Visual Technology. Dan began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young. Dan is taking over the CFO position from Scott Kothlow, who has chosen to step away from the role in order to focus on other business needs at SomaLogic.

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR) announced the appointment of Karen L. Rosenberger to Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to taking this position, Ms. Rosenberger served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Synchronoss since January 2012. Preceding this role, Ms. Rosenberger has held various senior level positions within the Finance organization from December of 2000. Before joining Synchronoss, Ms. Rosenberger held management positions with Medical Broadcasting Company and CoreTech Consulting Group. Ms. Rosenberger succeeds Lawrence Irving, who has been with the company since 2001. Mr. Irving will remain an employee of the company and provide advisory services until his retirement at the end of 2014.

OPKO Health, Inc. (NYSE: OPK) announced the appointment of Adam Logal as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Logal, currently Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, succeeds Juan F. Rodriguez, who will continue to provide services to OPKO as a consultant while he pursues personal business interests.

GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLYC) announced the addition of Timothy Pearson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Pearson most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer at Catalyst Health Solutions. MedImmune, the global biologics business for AstraZeneca PLC. Prior to MedImmune, Mr. Pearson held various financial roles of increasing responsibility at Integrated Health Services, CIGNA Insurance and First National Bank of Maryland.

TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. (NYSE: TPVG) announced that it has named Harold Zagunis as its chief financial officer. Mr. Zagunis also will continue to serve as the chief financial officer of TriplePoint Capital LLC, TPVG’s sponsor. Pursuant to the previously announced transition plan, Mr. Zagunis replaces Harold Spencer, who had been serving as the Company’s interim chief financial officer in connection with the Company’s initial public offering. Prior to joining TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Zagunis served as a managing director of Redwood Trust, Inc. Before serving in that role, he held a number of other senior positions at Redwood Trust, including chief risk officer and chief financial officer, from 1995 to 2011. From 1986 until 1995, Mr. Zagunis was the vice president of finance for Landmark Land Company, Inc.

Juno Therapeutics announced that Steve Harr, M.D., will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Harr currently serves as Managing Director and Head of Biotechnology Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley. Prior to his investment banking role at Morgan Stanley, Harr was the firm’s biotech research analyst and co-head of global healthcare research. He joins Juno after 12 years with Morgan Stanley. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Harr worked as a research analyst at Robertson Stephens.

Localytics announced that David Stack has joined the company as chief financial officer. Stack previously served as chief financial officer for HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Stack was vice president of finance for EMC and vice president of finance for RSA Security.

Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) announced that Scott D. Schweinfurth has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He replaces Jeffrey S. Lipkin. Scott spent 13 years as WMS’ Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From 1995 until joining WMS in 2000, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bally Technologies. Previously, he had been at Ernst & Young for 18 years, serving the last six years as an audit partner.

Vectren Corporation (NYSE: VVC) announced that Jerome (Jerry) Benkert, Vectren’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, announced his intentions to transition from his chief financial officer (CFO) responsibilities and toward his full retirement, which is currently expected during the second quarter of 2015. Benkert will become executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Susan Hardwick will become senior vice president and CFO. Hardwick has served as Vectren’s senior vice president of finance since August 2013 and prior to this role was the company’s vice president and controller.

Wireless Ronin Technologies, Inc. (OTC: RNIN) has appointed John Walpuck as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walpuck will succeed Darin McAreavey, who resigned as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walpuck has served as an executive officer for publicly traded and privately held companies ranging in size from $25,000 in startup capital to over $20 billion in revenue.

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ: CY) announced that Brad Buss, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is retiring from Cypress after eight years of service. He will remain EVP and CFO through June 1, 2014, after which Thad Trent, currently Vice President of Finance, will assume the role of EVP and CFO. Buss will then continue on a part-time basis, assisting in the transition through September 1, 2014, after which he will become a non-employee advisor to the Board and the CEO through April 30, 2015. Trent joined Cypress in 2005 and has been Vice President of Finance since 2010.

Wave Systems Corp. (NASDAQ: WAVX) announced the appointment of Walter A. Shephard as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), succeeding Gerard Feeney. Mr. Shephard was most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Luminus Devices. Prior to Luminus Devices, Mr. Shephard served as CFO, Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Zygo Corporation. Previously, he was Vice President and CFO for GenRad Inc.

Mexican Restaurants, Inc. (MRI) announced the appointment of Lawrence Neumann as Chief Financial Officer. Lawrence Neumann is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Williston Holding Company (WHC). WHC had recently acquired approximately 80% of MRI.

Atlantic Metro Communications, Inc. announced the appointment of Roy Ceccato as acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Ceccato started with Atlantic Metro in January 2013, as the principal financial representative on the Company’s outside Advisory Committee.

Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN) announced the appointment of Rick Bierly as chief financial officer. As previously announced, after more than 10 years as Medivation’s chief business and financial officer, Patrick Machado is retiring from his position. Rick Bierly brings to Medivation over 30 years’ experience in finance roles at Glaxo-SmithKline, Aventis, Centocor and Johnson & Johnson. Among these roles were biotechnology CFO, diagnostics CFO, Treasurer, External Reporting director, head of shared services and operational finance roles in support of sales, marketing, supply chain and R&D. He began his career in public accounting at Ernst & Young (EY).

Sierra Monitor Corporation (OTC: SRMC) announced that it has named Tamara S. Allen as the company’s chief financial officer. In addition to assuming the title and responsibilities of the company’s chief financial officer, Ms. Allen will continue to serve as Sierra Monitor’s Human Resources manager. Ms. Allen joined Sierra Monitor Corporation as accounting manager in January 1996, and was appointed controller in March 2005. Prior to joining Sierra Monitor, Ms. Allen held various accounting positions with increasing responsibility at Philips Semiconductors.

Dynamic Materials Corporation (NASDAQ: BOOM) announced the appointment of Michael Kuta as chief financial officer. Kuta joins the Company from The Lubrizol Corporation. Kuta assumes the CFO position from Rick Santa who has been named senior vice president of business development. Kuta most recently served as corporate controller. Timothy Slottow

University of Phoenix announced that it has named Timothy P. Slottow as the new president of the University. Slottow currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Michigan. He will assume office at University of Phoenix on June 20, 2014. Prior to his work at the University of Michigan, Slottow oversaw strategic business planning and finance at Amtrak in Washington, D.C.; served as director of policy and planning for the City of Seattle; and was a manager at Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting).Douglas Strong

University of Michigan announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Timothy P. Slottow was announced as the next president of the University of Phoenix. Douglas L. Strong, chief executive officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, has been appointed interim executive vice president and chief financial officer. Strong previously served as associate vice president for Health System finance and chief financial officer of the Hospitals and Health Centers.

Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (OTC: LCDX), formerly Lucid, Inc., has named Richard C. Christopher as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Christopher replaces Richard J. Pulsifer. Mr. Christopher served for eight years as Chief Financial Officer of DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., until its sale to Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited in 2012. Mr. Christopher arrived at DUSA in 2000 and held a series of positions of increasing responsibility before assuming the CFO role in January 2005. Kevin Davidson

Quantum Retail Technology Inc. announced that Kevin Davidson has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Davidson joins Quantum after serving as CEO of Critical Perfusion from 2012 to 2014. Previously he held C-level positions with BioDrain Medical Inc., OrthoRehab Inc., and was a Managing Director at Arthur Andersen LLP.

3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD) announced that Damon Gregoire, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will continue to serve the Company as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through the date of the Company’s hiring of the his successor, at which time he will transition to the role of Executive Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions of the Company.

CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced that Executive Vice President and CFO Robert Larney, has agreed to serve as the interim president and CEO. Once a candidate is selected and is in place Larney will return to the duties as CFO for the company. Larney joined CDI in 2011, previously serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tekni-Plex, Inc. He has also been Chief Financial Officer for Foamex International, Inc., Executive Vice President and CFO of the Americas for Rieter Automotive Systems, and CFO for the Lutron Electronics, Inc.

Sebring Software, Inc. (OTC: SMXI) announced that Alan Barberio resigned as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Larry Colton, who was serving as the Company’s Vice President of Finance, has been appointed the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Colton has five years as CFO for a company in the automotive claims industry from 2005-2010.

1st Constitution Bancorp (NASDAQ: FCCY) appointed Stephen J. Gilhooly as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.  Joseph M. Reardon, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Treasurer, served as the Company’s principal financial officer prior to Mr. Gilhooly’s appointment. In connection with Mr. Gilhooly’s appointment, Mr. Reardon relinquished his positions at the Company but will continue as Senior Vice President of 1st Constitution Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Bank”). Prior to his appointment with the Company, Mr. Gilhooly served as the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Gilhooly most recently served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Florida Community Bank Weston, Florida from May 2011 to May 2013. Prior to joining Florida Community Bank Mr. Gilhooly served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of the banking subsidiaries of Capital Bank Financial Corporation since September 2010. Prior to its acquisition by CBF, Mr. Gilhooly was Executive Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of TIB Financial Corp. from 2006 to 2010.  Prior to joining TIB, Mr. Gilhooly worked for 15 years with Advest, Inc. as Director in the company’s Financial Institutions Group.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE: NSM) announced that David Hisey, Nationstar’s current Chief Financial Officer, will be assuming the newly-created position of Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer. Prior to joining Nationstar, Mr. Hisey held various executive roles at Fannie Mae, including Deputy Chief Financial Officer, during his seven year tenure. Robert Stiles will expand his responsibilities and assume the Chief Financial Officer role at Nationstar. Mr. Stiles is the current Chief Financial Officer of Solutionstar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nationstar. Previously, Mr. Stiles served as the Chief Financial Officer for Altisource Portfolio Solutions, for three years. Before joining Altisource, Mr. Stiles was the Director & Controller for Centerline Capital. Mr. Stiles has also held senior financial leadership positions with Viacom, Time Warner and KPMG.

Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTC: AMBS) announced the appointment of Robert Farrell as Chief Financial Officer. Marc Faerber will continue with Amarantus in his new role as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Financial Operations. Mr. Farrell served as Chief Financial Officer of Titan Pharmaceuticals from 1996 to 2008, and as President and CEO from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Farrell most recently served as CFO at Sanovas, Inc. Mr. Farrell previously served as CFO, Corporate Group Vice President and General Counsel at Fresenius USA and Fresenius Medical Care. Mr. Farrell also previously served as the CFO for the Institute for One World Health in San Francisco and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Prime Genomics, Inc.

Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (OTC: XBIO) appointed Darlene Deptula-Hicks to serve as a member of the board of directors. Since June 2012, Ms. Deptula-Hicks has served as Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of Microline Surgical, Inc. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Deptula-Hicks was the Executive VP, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of ICAD, Inc.

CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ: PRSS) announced that Garett Jackson assumed the position of interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to becoming Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Jackson served as our Chief Information Officer starting in June 2013. Before joining CafePress, Mr. Jackson served as Chief Financial Officer of National Patient Account Services, Inc. (NPAS), from February 2003 to June 2013.

Frozen Food Gift Group, Inc. (OTC: FROZ) appointed Alexander Kramer to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kramer recently joined parent APT.

CFO Moves – week ending March 28, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Merck Alcoa Aleris
Warner Music Group Willis Group Holdings plc Tobira Therapeutics
Cyan Lumos Networks Corp. Laboratory Corporation of America
RealPage, Inc. Smack Sportswear Axion Power International, Inc.
ECMC Foundation SoundExchange Calithera Biosciences
Sitecore ParkMe AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. WTAS MFC Industrial Ltd.
Catamaran Corp. Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. Sutron Corporation
ERF Wireless Inc. Fuhu, Inc. Personify Inc.
BestIT.com, Inc. Window Expo Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.
Lakeland Financial Corporation Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. Ball Corporation
Advaxis, Inc SolarCity Corporation Solera National Bancorp, Inc.
Washington Federal, Inc. Discovery Laboratories, Inc. Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc.
Cachet Financial Solutions Cannabis-RX, Inc. Berkshire Homes, Inc.
Sizmek Inc. KiOR, Inc. First Physicians Capital Group, Inc.
Starstream Entertainment, Inc. Cubic Energy, Inc. Hydrocarb Energy Corporation

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Merck (NYSE: MRK) announced the appointment of Robert M. Davis as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 23, 2014. Davis will succeed Peter N. Kellogg, who has been Merck’s CFO since 2007. Davis is corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s Medical Products business. Prior to his current role, Davis served as corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s Renal business, as corporate vice president and chief financial officer from May of 2006 through May of 2010, and as treasurer from 2004 through May of 2006. Davis joined Baxter as treasurer in 2004 after more than 14 years at Eli Lilly and Company.Glenn Miller

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that Glenn Miller has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of its Global Rolled Products (GRP) business effective May 1. He succeeds Judy Schrecker who will retire from Alcoa after 34 years of service. Most recently, Miller served as Vice President, Finance for GRP’s Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial business segment, where he had financial oversight of Alcoa’s automotive expansion projects in Alcoa, Tennessee and Davenport, Iowa. Previously, he was Controller at Davenport Works and held key roles in Engineered Products and Solutions, Alcoa’s downstream business.

Aleris announced that it has appointed Sean Stack executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products.  Stack most recently served as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer.  His appointment will be effective April 1. Stack has been with Aleris since its formation in 2004 and in addition to CFO, has held a number of senior leadership roles with the company, including senior vice president, Treasurer, executive vice president, Corporate Development and Strategy, and executive vice president and president, Aleris Europe. Upon Stack’s appointment, Eric Rychel, formerly Aleris vice president and Treasurer, will be promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Rychel joined Aleris in 2012 from Barclays Capital Inc. where he ran its Metals industry banking effort as the global head of Steel and Metals corporate finance coverage.  Prior to that, Mr. Rychel worked at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Warner Music Group Corp. announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brian Roberts, has decided that he will be leaving the Company in order to take on new opportunities. He is currently expected to remain in his role until the end of the Company’s fiscal year in order to oversee the completion of key projects and ensure a smooth transition once a replacement is found.John Greene

Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH) announced that it has appointed John Greene as Group Chief Financial Officer. Greene joins Willis after more than eight years with HSBC Holdings, where he currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for their global Retail Bank and Wealth Management business. He will succeed Michael Neborak, who was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Earlier in his career with HSBC Holdings, John was CFO for HSBC Insurance and CFO for the Consumer & Mortgage Lending business. Prior to HSBC, he was with GE for twelve years in various roles including CFO for GE Global Business Finance. Greene will join Willis on or before June 2, 2014.

Tobira Therapeutics announced that Christopher Peetz has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Peetz has been appointed following the resignation of Carolyn Loewy as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Peetz joins Tobira from Jennerex, where he served as Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development. Prior to Jennerex, Mr. Peetz held positions of increasing responsibility at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen). Prior to Onyx, Mr. Peetz provided merger and acquisition advisory services at LaSalle Corporate Finance, a part of ABN AMRO, and held positions at Abgenix, Inc. and Solazyme, Inc.

Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) announced that Jeff Ross has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer. Ross most recently served as chief financial officer of Velti. Previously Ross served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sybase from 2007 to 2012, which was acquired by SAP in July 2010. Prior to this, he was the chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Sybase. The company also announced that Mike Zellner has resigned as chief financial officer for personal reasons.

Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: LMOS) announced the appointment of Johan G. Broekhuysen, the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Broekhuysen is succeeding Harold L. Covert who is resigning as CFO for family reasons. Mr. Covert will provide transition services through September 2014. Mr. Broekhuysen joined the Company in November 2012 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in January 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Broekhuysen was Senior Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Corporate Controller of GlobalLogic, Inc., from 2009 to January 2012 and Vice President and Corporate Controller of GlobalLogic, Inc. from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining GlobalLogic, Inc., Mr. Broekhuysen was Director, Financial Reporting and Consolidation of AOL, LLC, from 2007 to 2008 and Director, Service Revenue Accounting of AOL, LLC from 2004 to 2007.

Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced the appointment of Glenn A. Eisenberg as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 16, 2014. Brad Hayes will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer through the transition to Mr. Eisenberg. Mr. Eisenberg most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at The Timken Company. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Dominion Industries, now a subsidiary of SPX Corporation after working in several roles in finance, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Dominion. Mr. Eisenberg serves on the boards of directors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), where he chairs the Audit Committee, and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR), where he is the lead independent director and chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP) announced that W. Bryan Hill was named chief financial officer and treasurer effective May 15, 2014. Timothy J. Barker, chief financial officer and treasurer, resigned to pursue other opportunities and interests. Mr. Hill served as RealPage’s senior vice president of finance since 2007. Mr. Hill previously served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of formerly publicly traded Dyncorp International, Inc. (acquired by Cerberus Capital Management in 2010), from August 2005 to April 2007. From April 2000 to August 2005, Mr. Hill held the position of vice president and chief accounting officer and other financial management positions at SourceHov LLC.

Smack Sportswear (OTC: SMAK) announced the hiring of Doug Samuelson as the company’s new Contract Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Samuelson was most recently the CFO of Medacta USA, Inc. He was previously employed as the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Response Genetics, Inc., as well as The Rand Corp. He also was a Director of Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Consulting Services for J.H. Cohn LLP (where one of his clients was the Association of Volleyball Professionals, i.e., AVP), and previous to that Mr. Samuelson was the Manager of Audit and Business Advisory Services for Arthur Anderson.

Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC: AXPW) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Graham , has resigned to accept a position at another company in a different field that is not competitive with Axion Power.  Current Director and former CFO Charles Trego has agreed to assist the finance department in the interim.

ECMC Foundation has announced Peter Taylor as its next president. Taylor comes to ECMC Foundation from the University of California (UC) system where he serves as the executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Taylor held senior positions in investment banking, including Barclays Capital where he served as managing director of public finance. Taylor has also served in senior positions in other large, complex organizations, including GTE California. His experience encompasses governmental work as well, which includes more than six years on the legislative staff of the California State Assembly Majority Leader. Taylor will assume his new responsibilities in May 2014.Anjula Singh

SoundExchange announced that Anjula Singh, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anjula began her career as an auditor at KPMG LLP. Prior to SoundExchange, Anjula served as Director of Corporate Accounting for The AES Corporation.

Calithera Biosciences announced the appointment of William D. Waddill as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Waddill joins Calithera from OncoMed Pharmaceuticals where he served as Senior Vice President, CFO since 2007.  Prior to OncoMed, Mr. Waddill was Senior Vice President, CFO, at Ilypsa.  Before joining Ilypsa, Mr. Waddill served as the founder and principal at Square One Finance.

Sitecore announced the appointment of Ahmed Rubaie as its Chief Financial Officer. He comes to Sitecore most recently from Fortinet, where he was COO and CFO. Prior to that and since 2008, Rubaie was CFO of Ariba.

ParkMe has expanded its executive team with the appointment of its new CFO, Daniel Yukelson. Starting as an auditor and consultant for Ernst and Young, Yukelson eventually joined Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, where he served as its Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for nearly 15 years.

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) announced the appointment of Timothy E. Morris as chief financial officer (CFO). Jim Welch, who had served as CFO since October 2010, departed the company to pursue other business opportunities. Mr. Morris served as a chief financial officer, senior vice president finance and global corporate development of VIVUS, Inc. from November 2004 to December 2013. Prior to VIVUS, Mr. Morris was CFO, senior vice president finance, manufacturing and administration from September 2001 to November 2004, and was a member of the Office of the President from August 2004 to November 2004 for Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. announced that it appointed Edward F. Lange, Jr. as chief financial officer and chief operating officer.   Mr. Lange most recently served as the chief executive officer at HRC Investors Corp. during 2013. Prior to HRC, Mr. Lange served as chief financial officer and director of Americold Realty Trust from June 2011 until May 2012. Mr. Lange served as the chief financial officer, chief operating officer and director at BRE Properties, Inc., (BRE), from July 2000 until July 2010. Prior to this, from March 1996 until June 2000, he was the chief financial officer at Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN). Prior to joining HCN, Mr. Lange served as senior vice president of finance of The Mediplex Group Inc., from 1992 to 1996. He started his career in investment banking with The Advest Group Inc., from 1984 until 1992. Mr. Lange served as an independent director of STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG), from April 2011 to May 2012. He served as an independent director of American Assets Trust, Inc. (AAT), a New York Stock Exchange traded REIT, from December 2010 until July 2011.

WTAS announced Dave Kapnick as Managing Director and CFO. During Dave’s career, he has held finance leadership roles at Park Lane Hotels International, Broadview Capital Partners, Newbury Ventures and Table Rock Capital. Most recently, Dave has served as a consultant and interim CFO for several Bay Area companies as well as managing private equity CFO services.

MFC Industrial Ltd. (NYSE: MIL) announced that it has appointed James M. Carter as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carter has served as Vice-President of the Company for over 15 years. Mr. Carter has also served as an officer and director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.

Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) announced two executive appointments; Jeff Park has been promoted to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President, Operations, and Mike Shapiro will succeed him as SVP & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Park was instrumental in the creation of Catamaran, the successful merger of two industry-leading PBMs, SXC Health Solutions and Catalyst Health Solutions. Joining SXC Health Solutions’ Board of Directors in 2003, Mr. Park became the company’s CFO in 2006. Joining Catamaran in 2012, Mr. Shapiro previously served as SVP, Finance.

Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (OTC: STAF) announced that Jeff R. Mitchell has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining Staffing 360 Solutions, Mr. Mitchell was CFO of two publicly traded companies, AWG International Water Corporation, from 2012 to 2014, and Command Center, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Mitchell also served as the CFO of Select Staffing from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mitchell had prior experience at Rio Tinto PLC & Kennecott Exploration Company, where he served as a Director of Financial Services (North America) and Controller (North & South America) from 1998 to 2003.

Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN) announced that Glen E. Goold has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Goold joined Sutron in November 2012 as its Assistant CFO and Director of Finance. He served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 11, 2013. Prior to Sutron, Mr. Goold worked for the global private equity firm The Carlyle Group from 2005 to 2012. At Carlyle, Mr. Goold was an Associate Vice President in its Fund Management department. Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Goold worked for global accounting firm Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) from 1997 to 2005.

ERF Wireless Inc. (OTC: ERFB) announced that R. Greg Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Smith has held numerous roles with the company since its inception in 2004 including holding a continuous seat on the Board of Directors. Smith joined ERF Wireless in August 2004 and led the formation and public trading of ERF Wireless in the summer and early fall of 2004. Smith is leaving the role of Executive Vice President which he has held since early 2013.

Fuhu, Inc. announced the appointment of Peter V. Coleman as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Coleman joins Fuhu from LOYAL3 HOLDINGS, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2012. Prior to LOYAL3, Mr. Coleman was Chief Financial Officer at Merriman Holdings, Inc., from 2008-2012. He also served concurrently as Chief Executive Officer of Merriman’s primary subsidiary, Merriman Capital, Inc. From 2004-2008, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of ThinkEquity Partners, LLC where he also served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Global Management Committee.Mark Johnson

Personify Inc. announced Mark Johnson has joined the company’s executive leadership team as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Johnson joins Personify after serving as the CFO of Q2. He also served as the CFO of SumTotal Systems. He also held leadership positions with BMC Software, IBM Corporation, and Dell.

BestIT.com, Inc. announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Rich Hybner.

Window Expo announced that they have recently added Susie Lee as their new CFO.

Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) appointed Karen Werner as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Werner served as Corporate Senior Assistant Controller of the Company from February 2012 to January 2014. Ms. Werner served as Corporate Controller for Windspire Energy, Inc. during 2011 and as Controller for Winkel Motors, Inc. from January 2008 to February 2011. Lisa M. O'Neill

Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: LKFN) and Lake City Bank announced the appointment of Lisa M. O’Neill as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. O’Neill will join the organizations in April 2014. O’Neill replaces David M. Findlay who will assume the Chief Executive Officer role at the company’s April 8, 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. Since 2007, O’Neill has served as Chief Financial Officer of First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc. From 1999 to 2006, she served as the Controller of PrivateBancorp, Inc. From 1989 to 1999, O’Neill was with Arthur Anderson in their financial institutions group practice in Chicago and completed her CPA in 1991.

Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLS) announced the appointment of Sharon Barbari to its board of directors. Ms. Barbari currently serves as executive vice president and CFO for Cytokinetics, Inc. Ms. Barbari began her career at Syntex Corporation. She has also served as VP of strategic planning at Foote, Cone & Belding Healthcare; vice president and CFO for Gilead Sciences; and CFO and senior vice president of finance and administration for InterMune, Inc.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) announced that upon the passing of Gerrit Heske, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, Scott C. Morrison, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume responsibility as COO an interim basis of its global metal beverage business.

Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS) announced that it has appointed Sara Bonstein to the position of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President. Ms. Bonstein has a decade of financial leadership experience in the life sciences industry with Eli Lilly & Company, ImClone Systems, and Johnson & Johnson. Advaxis also announced the departure of Mark Rosenblum, Chief Financial Officer, to pursue other opportunities.

SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) appointed Jonathan K. Shulkin to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Shulkin has also been appointed as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Shulkin has served as a managing director at Valor Equity Partners, a private equity firm and investor in the Company, since 2002, as its chief financial officer since 2004 and as its chief compliance officer since March 2012.

Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: SLRK) and Solera National Bank terminated the employment of Robert J. Fenton as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Office of the Bank.

Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD), parent company of Washington Federal, announced changes to its leadership team. Brent Beardall has been named Executive Vice President and the company’s Chief Banking Officer. Beardall joined Washington Federal in 2001 and has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2003. Diane Kelleher succeeds Beardall as Chief Financial Officer. She joined Washington Federal in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer after previously heading Enterprise Risk Management. Kelleher has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with companies such as Safeco, Washington Mutual and American West Bancorp, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer.

Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) announced that John A. Tattory has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tattory joined Discovery Labs in 2008 and has served since then as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Tattory has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, including eight years with Ernst & Young LLP and eight years with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).

Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc. appointed Stanley J. Olander, Jr. as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Olander has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since December 2005. In connection with Mr. Olander’s appointment, the Board of Directors appointed James G. Miller, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Accounting Officer immediately. Mr. Olander is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2014. From December 2006 until August 2012, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and from April 2007 until March 2010, he served as the Company’s President. Mr. Olander also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 until June 2011. Since January 2006, Mr. Olander has served as a managing member of ROC REIT Advisors, LLC, the Company’s former advisor. From December 2005 until November 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT Advisor, LLC, and from April 2007 until November 2010, he served as the President of Grubb & Ellis REIT Advisor. From December 2007 until November 2010, Mr. Olander served as the Executive Vice President, Multifamily Division of Grubb & Ellis Company, where he also served in various capacities within the organization from December 2005 until November 2010, including serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and chairman of the board of directors of Grubb & Ellis Residential Management, Inc. from August 2007 until November 2010. From 1996 until April 2005, Mr. Olander served as President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. Mr. Miller has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since March 2014 and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company from April 2013 to March 2014. From January 2005 to April 2013, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Financial Officer for Elco Landmark Residential Holdings, LLC, and is a member of the Elco Holdings family of companies and a subsidiary of ELCO Holdings, LTD. From October 2000 until December 2004, Mr. Miller served as Vice President of finance for WRH Income Properties, Inc. From August 1997 to October 2000, Mr. Miller served as Controller for Inacom Information Systems. Mr. Miller was responsible for the financial operations of the southeast division of Inacom Information Systems. In addition, from January 1994 to August 1997, he served as Manager of Accounting and Finance for Total Tire Care.

Cachet Financial Solutions announced the appointment of Darin McAreavey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. McAreavey is joining the company effective April 3rd.  Brian Anderson, the company’s current CFO, will be staying on as an independent contractor through a 90-day transition period. McAreavey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wireless Ronin Technologies since March 2009. He worked for Xiotech Corporation from September 2007 to March 2009 as its Chief Financial Officer. From February 2007 to September 2007, he worked for Global Capacity Group as its Chief Financial Officer. McAreavey was the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer for Stellent, Inc. from May 2006 to February 2007 as well as the Corporate Controller from September 2004 to May 2006. He worked at Computer Network Technology from August 1995 to September 2004 where he held several management level finance positions including Director of Finance.

Cannabis-RX, Inc. (OTC: CANA) announced the appointment of Munjit Johal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Following this appointment, the board accepted the resignation of  Llorn Kylo as our former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kylo continues to serve on our board of directors and as our President, CEO and Secretary. Munjit Johal is a director and Chief Financial Officer of SearchCore, Inc. (formerly General Cannabis, Inc.) since October 20, 2006. Additionally, Mr. Johal serves as the Controller of High Tower Capital, Inc., where he has served since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Johal has served as a financial officer of various companies including Pacific Heritage Bank as Executive Vice President. From 1981 to 1987 Mr. Johal was a Senior Analytical Manager for Officer of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury (formerly Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the 11th District).

Berkshire Homes, Inc. announced that appointment of Munjit Johal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Following this appointment, the board accepted the resignation of Llorn Kylo as our former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kylo continues to serve on our board of directors and as our President, CEO and Secretary. Munjit Johal is a director and Chief Financial Officer of SearchCore, Inc. (formerly General Cannabis, Inc.) since October 20, 2006. Additionally, Mr. Johal serves as the Controller of High Tower Capital, Inc., where he has served since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Johal has served as a financial officer of various companies including Pacific Heritage Bank as Executive Vice President. From 1981 to 1987 Mr. Johal was a Senior Analytical Manager for Officer of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury (formerly Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the 11th District).

Sizmek Inc. (NASDAQ: SZMK) announced that Craig Holmes, Sizmek’s Chief Financial Officer, will resign his position as Chief Financial Officer effective May 31, 2014. Effective upon Mr. Holmes’ departure from the Company, John Palmer, the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, will assume responsibility for Sizmek’s financial operations on an interim basis.

KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIOR) announced that Christopher A. Artzer, the Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, was appointed President of the Company. Mr. Artzer has been the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since December 2013 and the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since joining the Company in March 2011. From December 2004 to March 2011, Mr. Artzer served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of TPC Group, Inc. Prior to joining TPC Group in December 2004, Mr. Artzer was counsel at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Houston, Texas.

First Physicians Capital Group, Inc. (OTC: FPCG) appointed Adrian B. Reeder to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 10, 2014. Since 2013, Mr. Reeder served as a senior consultant for NowCFO, a professional services firm providing outsourced CFO services. From 2010 until 2013, Mr. Reeder served as audit manager and consultant for Kezos & Dunlavy, LLC. Prior to 2010, Mr. Reeder was involved in several ventures, including founding Old Cobblestone Road, LLC, and serving as director of finance for Elim Valley Planning & Development, LLC. Mr. Reeder began his career with KPMG, LLP and held the position of manager at his departure.

Starstream Entertainment, Inc. (OTC: SSET) announced that Mark Corrao was appointed to the office of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), to serve as the Company’s CFO on a part-time basis. Mr. Corrao is currently a Managing Director with The CFO Squad.  Prior to joining The CFO Squad, Mr. Corrao was the CFO for Business Efficiency Experts (“BEE”). Prior to working for BEE, Mr. Corrao served as the CFO and chief accounting officer for StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.

Cubic Energy, Inc. (OTC: CBNR) hired Scott M. Pinsonnault as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President.  From September 2012 through March 2014, Mr. Pinsonnault was a Director with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, now known as Deloitte Business Transaction Analytics.  From October 2011 through August 2012, he served as Vice President of SFC Energy Partners  From February 2011 through October 2011, he served as Managing Director of Project Finance for Unicredit Bank AG.  From January 2009 through February 2011, he was a Director with Bridge Associates, LLC.

Hydrocarb Energy Corporation (OTC: HECC) announced that Tyler W. Moore has resigned as Chief Financial Officer.

CFO Moves – week ending March 21, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Tiffany & Co. Iron Mountain Incorporated McDonald’s Corp.
Brookline Bancorp, Inc. Select Comfort Corporation Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
Amedisys, Inc. Enable Midstream Partners, LP WPX Energy
PBF Energy Inc. Auction.com Huntington Bancshares Inc.
Multimedia Plus Cohen & Steers, Inc. American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc.
Respect Your Universe, Inc. Unilife Corporation Franklin Wireless Corp.
JBI, Inc. GetWellNetwork, Inc. KonaRed Corporation
LeoNovus Inc. Cancer Genetics Discovery Communications
Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics The KEYW Holding Corporation Sunnyside Federal Bancorp, Inc.
Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. Hurco Companies, Inc. Digital Realty Trust, Inc.
First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc. BCB Bancorp, Inc. OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Alanco Technologies, Inc. Signature Exploration and Production Corp. Poage Bankshares, Inc.
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati AWG International Water Corporation Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc.
Wound Management Technologies, Inc.

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Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) announced that Ralph Nicoletti will become its next executive vice president and chief financial officer. His appointment will become effective on April 2, 2014. The Company also announced the intention of James N. Fernandez, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, to retire in July. Mr. Nicoletti joins Tiffany from CIGNA, the global health services and insurance company, where he was executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Alberto Culver and held various financial management positions at Kraft Foods. Mr. Fernandez has been chief financial officer since the resignation of the previous chief financial officer last November and had also served as chief financial officer from 1989 to 2011. Mr. Fernandez, 58, a 30-year veteran of Tiffany, has been Tiffany’s chief operating officer since 2011.

Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) appointed Rod Day as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Day has served as Iron Mountain’s acting CFO since November 1, 2013, and had previous roles both as senior vice president and CFO International from November 2009, and CFO Europe in 2008 when he joined the company. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Day had several roles at AOL Europe, including director of financial control and planning, vice president finance and strategy, and most recently, CFO for Europe. Prior to AOL, Day held senior strategic planning and finance roles at Kingfisher plc.

McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) announced that upon the retirement in October 2014 of Chief Operating Officer Tim Fenton, Pete Bensen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will assume oversight for Worldwide Supply Chain, Development and Franchising functions. The Board has elected Bensen to the position of Senior Executive Vice President. Fenton joined McDonald’s in 1973 as a crew member in Utica, N.Y. He has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his McDonald’s career, including President of McDonald’s Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA). Prior to that, he served as President of the East Division for McDonald’s USA. Before joining the U.S. business, he was Senior Vice President of Southeast Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Vice President and Managing Director of McDonald’s Middle East Development Company and served in numerous operations and leadership positions in Asia, Poland, Central Europe and the U.S.

Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL) announced that Carl M. Carlson has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective April 1, 2014. Mr. Carlson will succeed Julie A. Gerschick, who resigned from the Company effective December 31, 2013. Mr. Carlson has served as Senior Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Webster Financial Corporation since 2011. Mr. Carlson joined Webster Financial in 2007, and previously served as Senior Vice President and Director, Finance and Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Corporate Development. Prior to joining Webster Financial, Mr. Carlson served as an officer at North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. where he was employed from 1986 to 2007.

Select Comfort Corporation (NASDAQ: SCSS) announced that David Callen has been appointed the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective as of April 7, 2014. Callen was previously Ethan Allen Interiors, Inc.’s principal financial officer, serving as vice president, finance and treasurer. Prior to that, he served as vice president of global finance of Phototronics, Inc., and worked as corporate controller of Johnson Outdoors, Inc.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) announced that David Callen, Vice President Finance & Treasurer, has resigned from the Company to pursue another opportunity, effective March 31, 2014. The Company further announced that Corey Whitely, Executive Vice President, Operations, has assumed the additional role of interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) announced the appointment of Dale E. Redman to the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Redman served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from February 2007 through December 2011, and retired from the Company as its Executive Vice President of Finance in February 2012. As previously reported, the Amedisys Board of Directors has named Ronald LaBorde Interim CEO while a national search for a permanent CEO is underway. Following his retirement from the Company until his appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Redman managed personal investments. Prior to February 2007, Mr. Redman served as Managing Director at Windward Capital Consulting, LLC. Prior to April 1999, he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Companies Financial Corporation.

Enable Midstream Partners, LP announced that Rodney J. Sailor has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 1, 2014. Sailor joins the company from Tulsa-based WPX Energy where he most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining WPX, Sailor served as vice president and treasurer for The Williams Companies. During that time he assisted in the formation on two master limited partnerships; Williams Partners (WPZ) and Williams Pipeline Partners (WMZ) and the spin-off of WPX Energy. He served as a director of Williams Partners GP LLC, the general partner of WPZ, from October 2007 until February 2010. Sailor served as a director of Williams Pipeline GP LLC, the general partner of WMZ, from January 2008 until WMZ merged with WPZ in August 2010.

WPX Energy (NYSE: WPX) announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Rod Sailor will resign from the company effective March 31to accept a position at another company. The Board of Directors appointed J. Kevin Vann, who serves as the company’s Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, to be interim Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Vann will also replace Sailor as director for Apco Oil and Gas International. Vann began his career with Arthur Andersen in Tulsa before coming to Williams in 1998. He held positions responsible for accounting and risk management. In 2006, he became Controller for the Exploration & Production business of Williams, which later spun off as independent company WPX Energy.

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE: PBF) announced that Matthew Lucey, currently Chief Financial Officer, has been named Executive Vice President. Erik Young, currently Director of Strategic Planning, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The appointments will take effect April 1, 2014.

Auction.com added former Oracle Chief Financial Officer Jeff Epstein to its board of directors. Epstein, who will chair the Audit Committee. Epstein is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners and a senior advisor at Oak Hill Capital Partners. He serves on the board of directors for Priceline. He also serves on the board of Shutterstock. Prior to joining Oracle, Epstein served as chief financial officer of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick, which was sold to Google; King World Productions, which was sold to the CBS Corporation; and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group. Earlier in his career, he was an investment banker at The First Boston Corporation. He also currently serves on the boards of directors of Kaiser Permanente and Global Eagle Entertainment, and the management board of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: HBAN) named Howell D. “Mac” McCullough III, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. During the last seven years, he was the chief strategy officer at U.S. Bank. Immediately prior to that he was the chief financial officer for U.S. Bancorp’s payment services division and was its director of investor relations from 2001 to 2005. He first joined U.S. Bancorp in 1993. Before joining U.S. Bancorp, he was the director of corporate development at Huntington from 1992 to 1993 and served as a senior financial analyst at Huntington from 1991 to 1992.

Multimedia Plus announced Anthony (Tony) DeLuca has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DeLuca joins Multimedia Plus after serving as CFO at Design Within Reach. Previously, he held various executive positions including Director of Finance, The Americas at Burberry, Limited. Prior to this, he served as Controller at Hermes of Paris, Inc. for nine years. Earlier, he served as Controller, Wholesale Division, at Bally, Inc.

Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE: CNS) announced the appointment of Frank T. Connor to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Connor is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Textron Inc. Prior to joining Textron in August 2009, Mr. Connor was Managing Director and Head of Telecom Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. from 2003 to 2008. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Telecom, Technology and Media Investment Banking at Goldman Sachs from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Connor joined the corporate finance department at Goldman Sachs in 1986 and became a vice president in 1990 and a managing director in 1996. He also serves as a director of FM Global, a Rhode Island headquartered mutual insurance company.

American Realty Capital New York Recovery REIT, Inc. announced that Gregory W. Sullivan will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer effective April 21, 2014. Mr. Sullivan comes to NYRR from STAG Industrial, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer since STAG’s initial public offering in April 2011. Prior to STAG’s formation, he served on the Board of Managers of STAG Capital Partners, LLC and STAG Capital Partners III, LLC from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Sullivan served as Executive Vice President for Corporate Development for New England Development LLC (NED) from 2002 to 2011. Mr. Sullivan was also the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TrizecHahn Corporation. From 1987 to 1994, Mr. Sullivan was employed in various capacities at AEW Capital Management in Boston.

Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTC: RYUN) announced that Michelle Sibley has been appointed as a director. Michelle Sibley is the Chief Financial Officer at Sachs Capital Group LP. While at Sachs Capital Group, Ms. Sibley also served as the Chief Financial Officer for SCG Financial Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company. Prior to joining Sachs Capital Group LP, Ms. Sibley was a senior tax manager in Deloitte & Touche’s tax practice.

Unilife Corporation (NASDAQ: UNIS) announced that Dennis Pyers, Vice-President and Controller of Unilife since 2010, has been named Interim CFO. Mr. Pyers replaces Richard Wieland who is leaving Unilife after four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Pyers has served as the Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller of Unilife Corporation since July 2010. Mr. Pyers spent over 25 years with KPMG, including serving as a partner from 2002 to 2009.

Franklin Wireless Corp. (OTC: FKWL) announced that its Board of Directors has approved the promotion of Richard (“Rick”) Walker to chief financial officer. Mr. Walker joined the Company in 2009 and previously served as the Company’s vice president of finance and accounting.

JBI, Inc. (OTC: JBII) announced that it has hired Rahoul S. Banerjea as its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). As a Principal with Matun Group LLC, Mr. Banerjea was Interim Vice President of Finance at Bodycote, Hot Isostatic Processing (“HIP”) Division. As a Partner with Tatum, LLC, Mr. Banerjea was Interim Corporate Controller of CMGI, Inc., Interim Finance Director at FTI Consulting’s technology segment, Project Consultant at Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”), Interim Chief Financial Officer at Harmonix Music Systems, and Project Consultant at Commercial Industrial Financial Corporation. Prior to joining Tatum, Mr. Banerjea was CFO of Compaq/Digital Equipment Corp’s (“DEC”) Spain and Portugal subsidiaries. Bart Witteveen

GetWellNetwork, Inc. announced the appointment of Bart Witteveen as the company’s new chief financial officer. Prior to joining GetWellNetwork, Witteveen served as chief financial officer at Matrix Medical Network.

KonaRed Corporation (OTC: KRED) announced that John Dawe has become the Company’s new CFO. Mr. Dawe brings more than 30 years of financial, business, and executive level experience to KonaRed Corporation, having served as Treasurer, VP Finance, and CEO for various finance-related entities since 1993. His most recent endeavor at DAS Corporate Services (2002-2014) found him responsible for the creation and maintenance of accounting and reporting systems for US publicly traded companies. Mr. Dawe succeeds Dana Roberts, who will leave to concentrate on Malie, Inc., a company she founded in 2004 that specializes in all natural luxury spa and beauty products.

LeoNovus Inc. (TSX-V: LTV) announced that David Belgum has been appointed as LeoNovus’ Chief Financial Officer. He will be replacing Gary Martin, a Director of LeoNovus, who has acted as interim Chief Financial Officer since Dec. 26, 2013. Belgum has a significant amount of financial experience and was previously Chief Financial Officer of Prozyme, Inc. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Financial Officer of Belgum Financial Solutions, Inc. working with companies such as Obopay and Invio Software.

Cancer Genetics (NASDAQ: CGIX) announced that effective April 1, 2014, it has appointed Edward J. Sitar as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sitar was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Healthagen, a subsidiary of Aetna Company. Prior to that, he was the Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of ActiveHealth Management, also a subsidiary of Aetna. From 2001 to 2010, he was the Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer of Cadent Holding. From 1998 to 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of MIM Corporation (currently known as Bioscrip). From 1996 to 1998, he was the VP of Finance for Nasdaq-listed Vital Signs. Prior to that he was Controller for Zenith/Goldline Pharmaceutical. Cancer Genetics also announced the resignation of Elizabeth Adkins Czerepak, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer, effective March 31, 2014 to pursue other opportunities.

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) announced the appointment of Doug Baker to the position of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Discovery Networks International (DNI). Baker currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for DNI, and will transition into his new role over the next few weeks. Baker joined Discovery in 2005 as CFO for Discovery Commerce. He then assumed the role of CFO for Discovery Digital Media, Emerging Networks & Business Development. Prior to joining Discovery, Baker served in a variety of financial, operating and strategic roles, primarily with leading consumer brand Hallmark. His responsibilities included headquarter assignments in Hallmark International’s Finance and Treasury functions as well as regional leadership roles as Hallmark UK’s Finance & Information Technology Director.

Caliber Imaging & Diagnostics (OTC: LCDX), formerly Lucid, Inc., has named Richard C. Christopher as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Christopher replaces Richard J. Pulsifer. Christopher served for eight years as Chief Financial Officer of DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., until its sale to Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited in 2012. Mr. Christopher arrived at DUSA in 2000 and held a series of positions of increasing responsibility before assuming the CFO role in January 2005.

The KEYW Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: KEYW) announced that John Krobath is stepping down as Chief Financial Officer effective April 25, 2014 to pursue other professional opportunities. The company expects to announce a successor before that date to ensure an orderly transition.

Sunnyside Federal Bancorp, Inc. announced that Gerard Iervolino, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, resigned. It is expected that Mr. Iervolino will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until April 4, 2014.

Armored AutoGroup Parent Inc. announced that it has acquired IDQ Acquisition Corp. IDQ was previously owned by an affiliate of Kinderhook Industries, LLC. Gerry Rooney, Chief Financial Officer of IDQ, will serve as Executive Vice President of Operations and lead integration efforts. Andy Bolt, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Armored AutoGroup, will serve as Executive Vice President and CFO of the combined business.

Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HURC) announced the promotion of Sonja K. McClelland to Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Ms. McClelland served as Corporate Controller, Assistant Secretary and Principal Accounting Officer. Ms. McClelland has been with Hurco Companies, Inc. since September 1996. She has had a progressive role in the development of business both domestically and internationally during her eighteen years with the Company.

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR) announced that the board has appointed A. William Stein, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer, to serve as Interim Chief Executive Officer.

First West Virginia Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE MKT: FWV) appointed Joseph M. Menendez to serve on the Board of Directors of the Company and to serve on the Board of Directors of Progressive Bank, N.A., its wholly owned subsidiary bank. Mr. Menendez serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Tecnocap LLC, an international manufacturing company. Mr. Menendez will serve on the Company’s Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

BCB Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BCBP) appointed Thomas P. Keating as Chief Financial Officer. Until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Keating was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer with Enterprise National Bank in Kenilworth, New Jersey (2011-present). Previously Mr. Keating was employed by Pamrapo Bancorp and subsequent to its acquisition by BCB Bancorp (2009-2011). Prior thereto, Mr. Keating was Chief Financial Officer of AES Red Oak, LLC.

OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMED) announced that Sunil Patel was appointed  Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President Corporate Development and Finance. He will succeed William Waddill, who is leaving at the end of this month to join a private company. Mr. Patel has been with OncoMed since 2009, most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer. Prior to OncoMed, Mr. Patel held executive roles with multiple biotechnology companies, including BiPar Sciences, Connetics Corporation and Abgenix, Inc. He has played a leadership role in driving more than $8 billion in strategic licensing and M&A transactions, including leading OncoMed’s strategic transactions with Bayer and Celgene and managing the collaborative efforts with GSK. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the audit committee of Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Alanco Technologies, Inc. (OTC: ALAN) appointed John A. Carlson to serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Carlson joined the Company in September 1998 as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President and was made a Director in 1999.  The Board also appointed Danielle Haney as Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Haney joined the Company in September 2001 and has most recently served as the Corporate Controller and Corporate Secretary.  Ms. Haney will continue to serve as Corporate Secretary.

Signature Exploration and Production Corp. (OTC: SXLP) announced that Steven Weldon resigned as the Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Weldon will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Poage Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBSK), the holding company for Home Federal Savings and Loan Association, announced the completion of the acquisition of Town Square Financial Corporation and Town Square Bank. Town Square Bank merged with and into Home Federal, with Home Federal as the surviving entity. Jane Gilkerson, former Chief Financial Officer of Town Square and Town Square Bank, will serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Home Federal.

American Spectrum Realty, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AQQ) announced that Elisa Grainger resigned as chief financial officer in order to pursue other personal interests. Ms. Grainger has agreed to continue with the Company in a consulting role.

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati announced that Carole L. Cossé, the Bank’s Senior Vice President-Chief Financial Officer, left her position with the Bank. Donald R. Able became the Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer & interim Chief Financial Officer. He became Executive Vice President-Chief Operating Officer in August 2012 and has served as the Principal Financial Officer since January 2007. Prior to that, he had served as the Senior Vice President-Chief Accounting and Technology Officer since January 2011 and as the Senior Vice President-Controller since March 2006

AWG International Water Corporation (OTC: AWGI) announced that Jeff Mitchell, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned. Mr. Mitchell is pursuing other business opportunities. The company appointed Keith White as Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced the appointment of Jeff Mitchell to fill the vacancy on the Board of Directors.  Additionally, the Board of Directors appointed Jeff Mitchell to the Audit Committee.

Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (OTC: IMDS) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Director, Allan L. Schwartz, resigned.

Wound Management Technologies, Inc. (OTC: WNDM) announced that Darren Stine has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. In addition to holding senior management positions at EcoProduct Solutions (April 2007 through March 2008), and Country Fresh (March 2008 through November 2008), Mr. Stine owned and operated his own tax and accounting consulting firm from November of 2008 through September of 2010, and served as a senior manager at CPA firm Cain, Watters and Associates from September of 2010 through October of 2013.