CFO Moves – week ending July 11, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Baxter International Inc.

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc.

LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C.

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc.

Healthx

PAR Technology Corporation

Compass Minerals

Leucadia National Corporation

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Inland American Lodging Group, Inc.

Gill Holding Company, Inc.

Smartling

Capnia, Inc.

CommonWealth REIT

American Realty Capital Global Trust, Inc.

PCCI

Fiksu

Saia, Inc.

Essence

Arch Therapeutics, Inc.

Gulfport Energy Corporation

DomiKnow

Global Eagle Entertainment

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana

OFS Capital Corporation

Cosi, Inc.

 

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Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) announced that upon completion of the tax-free distribution of the company’s biopharmaceuticals business, Robert J. Hombach, currently chief financial officer for Baxter International Inc., will be appointed chief financial officer and will assume additional operational responsibilities for the independent biopharmaceuticals company. James K. Saccaro will rejoin Baxter August 4, 2014, and will assume the role of chief financial officer of Baxter International Inc., following completion of the transaction in 2015. Hombach joined Baxter in 1989 and has served in a number of finance positions with increasing responsibility in financial planning, manufacturing, operations and treasury. Prior to assuming his current role in 2010, he served as corporate vice president and treasurer. Hombach also served as vice president of finance, Europe, and vice president of corporate planning, where he led several enterprise-wide initiatives and served as a member of the Baxter strategy team. Saccaro joined Baxter in 2002 and held a number of positions of increasing responsibility in both finance and operations for the company’s Medical Products and BioScience businesses. He was elected corporate vice president and treasurer in 2011. Saccaro rejoins Baxter from Hill-Rom Corporation, where he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Baxter, Saccaro started his career with the Walt Disney Company in strategic planning.

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. announced that Jay Saccaro, Chief Financial Officer of the Corporation, informed the Corporation that he was resigning to accept a position with his previous employer, Baxter International, as CFO-designate of the post-spin-off company. Mr. Saccaro ceased to be the principal financial officer of the Corporation. Michael Macek, the Vice President and Treasurer of the Corporation, assumed the additional duties of Interim Chief Financial Officer and become the principal financial officer of the Corporation pending the search for Mr. Saccaro’s replacement. Mr. Macek was elected Treasurer in March 2011. Prior to such date, he held the position of Executive Director, Treasury for Hill-Rom since 2008, and a series of financial positions with Hill-Rom since 2005. He also served as the Corporation’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2013 through December 2013.

LLOG Exploration Co., L.L.C. announced it has named Philip S. LeJeune as its Chief Financial Officer to replace John Newman who retired after serving as LLOG’s CFO for the last eleven years. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, Planning & Budgeting at LLOG. During his seventeen years with LLOG, LeJeune has held various positions of increasing responsibility in the marketing, production accounting, A&D, planning and finance departments. Kristina Salen

Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. (NASDAQ: CSOD) announced that Kristina Salen, chief financial officer of online marketplace Etsy, has been elected to Cornerstone OnDemand’s board of directors. Salen has served as chief financial officer of Etsy, an online marketplace, since January 2013. From January 2006 to January 2013, Salen served in several roles at Fidelity Investments.

Healthx announced the appointment of Kathy Kinder as Healthx Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Kinder was the chief financial officer and senior vice president for Consona Corporation, now Aptean.

PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) announced that John S. Barsanti has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Barsanti is currently Chief Operating Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse New York. Prior to that Mr. Barsanti held the roles of President of Crane Merchandising Systems, a business segment of Crane Co., and also was Chief Financial Officer of Carlisle Companies Incorporated. During his professional career Mr. Barsanti also held additional positions within Carrier Corporation, in investment management and as a business entrepreneur. Additionally, Mr. Barsanti, who qualifies as a financial expert, was named Chairman of the Audit Committee of PAR’s Board, and will be the presiding director of non-management and independent directors. Mr. Barsanti will also serve as a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and as a member of the Company’s Compensation Committee.

Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) announced today that Rodney Underdown, Chief Financial Officer, will depart the company on December 31, 2014, to pursue other professional interests.

Leucadia National Corporation (NYSE: LUK) announced that, effective September 1, 2014, Teresa S. Gendron will become Leucadia’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Joseph A. Orlando, who is retiring then for health reasons. Ms. Gendron was most recently the Vice President and Controller of Gannett Co., Inc., in which role she was Gannett’s Chief Accounting Officer from 2011. Previously, Ms. Gendron held the same position of Vice President and Controller at NII Holdings, Inc., which she joined as its Finance Director in 1998. Ms. Gendron began her career in accounting at KPMG LLC, which she joined in 1991.

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC: CTRV) announced that William Hornung has joined the Company as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to becoming CFO at ContraVir, Mr. Hornung held positions of increasing responsibility with PTC Therapeutics Inc., most recently serving as Vice President of Finance. Mr. Hornung also held positions of increasing responsibility with Elan Pharmaceuticals (formerly The Liposome Company) from 1998 through 2002.

Inland American Lodging Group, Inc. (IALG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc., announced that Andrew J. Welch has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Welch was employed by FelCor Lodging Trust from 1998 through 2013, including as its executive vice president and chief financial officer from 2006 to 2013. Prior to joining FelCor, he served as vice president and treasurer of Bristol Hotel Company from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Welch has also held investment banking positions with Bank of America, N.A. and Citibank, N.A.

Gill Holding Company, Inc. announced that J. Timothy Gargaro has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Tim was Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Enterprises, LLC. Tim began his global career at Lear Corporation, holding several senior positions in finance. From there he served as Chief Financial Officer of Delco Remy International. Tim had CFO stints at JL French Automotive, Exide Technologies and Oxford Automotive, Inc.

Smartling announced the appointment of Adi Dehejia as chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Smartling, Dehejia was the CFO for Rhapsody International Inc. Before Rhapsody, Dehejia was a managing director at private equity investment firm Sandler Capital Management. He has also held leadership positions at AirTouch Communications Inc., Hellman & Friedman and Dillon Read & Co.

Capnia, Inc. announced the appointment of David O’Toole as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Capnia, Mr. O’Toole served as Chief Financial Officer at Codexis, Inc. from 2012 to 2014, Response Genetics, Inc. from 2010 to 2012, and Abraxis BioScience, Inc. from 2008 to 2009. Prior to his Chief Financial Officer experience, David spent 16 years with the accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP, including 12 years as a partner.

CommonWealth REIT (NYSE: CWH) announced the appointment of Adam Markman as CommonWealth REIT’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Markman served as Managing Director of Green Street Advisors, Inc., where he worked from 1994 to 2014. Mr. Markman has also served as a real estate consultant at Kenneth Leventhal & Co. Mr. Markman was a member of Green Street’s Board of Directors, and currently sits on Mark IV Capital’s Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of U.C. Irvine’s Center for Real Estate. 

American Realty Capital Global Trust, Inc. announced that Patrick J. Goulding has been named Chief Financial Officer to succeed Nicholas Radesca. Mr. Goulding joins ARC Global from Morgan Stanley, where he most recently served as a managing director and global head of portfolio management for Morgan Stanley’s real estate platform. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 2010, Mr. Goulding served as managing director at Strategic Value Partners.

PCCI announced the appointment of Jarred Mayrosh as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mayrosh joins PCCI from ORIX Americas. He held prior positions at ORIX as head of alternative investments in ORIX Capital Markets and global investments in ORIX Real Estate Capital. He most recently served as Managing Director in corporate development. Prior to ORIX, Mr. Mayrosh worked at Lehman Brothers in the investment banking group focused on M&A and corporate finance in the technology and industrial sectors.

Fiksu announced it has hired Ken Goldman to be the company’s first Chief Financial Officer. Ken joins Fiksu from Black Duck Software. Goldman was SVP and CFO at Salary.com from 2006 through 2008. Earlier in his career, Goldman held executive positions as Chief Financial Officer at Lodestar Corporation, Student Advantage, MediaMap, Shoplink.com, Liberty International Holdings, and Goldweitz & Company.

Saia, Inc. (NASDAQ: SAIA) announced that Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) James Darby plans to retire after a distinguished career spanning more than 30 years, including the past 14 years with Saia.Joe Tomasulo

Essence announced the hiring of Joseph Tomasulo as its global chief financial officer, and the promotion of Mark Nancarrow to global chief operating officer. Previously, Tomasulo was the global CFO for the digital agencies within Publicis Groupe, including DigitasLBi and Razorfish. Nancarrow joined Essence as CFO in 2010 and, in 2013, took on additional duties as COO. With more than 30 years of experience, Nancarrow has worked at myriad companies, including HSBC, where he ran its credit card business in the United Kingdom, and Egg, of which he was the CEO.

Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC: ARTH) has appointed Richard Davis as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Davis, who has worked as a consultant at Arch since April. The Company’s current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Alan Barber, has resigned from his position and has become an advisor to the Company. Most recently, Mr. Davis has been an advisor to small and mid-size companies assisting them in their accounting, financial reporting, investor and banking needs. Prior to that, he was President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at NMT Medical, Inc. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Q-Peak, Inc. Earlier, he worked in a variety of senior level positions at the Coleman Company, The TJX Companies, Inc. and Wang Laboratories.

Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) announced that Aaron Gaydosik has been appointed to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Gaydosik served as Vice President of Finance at Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. Prior to joining Kodiak, Mr. Gaydosik served as a Director in the Oil and Gas Group at Credit Suisse. His prior investment banking experience also includes two years in the energy group at Wachovia Securities.

DomiKnow (OTC: DMNO) announced the hiring of Mark White as CFO. Prior to joining DomiKnow, Mr. White was involved in a number of technology, alternative energy, and consumer goods companies including: President of Glen Arbor, Inc., President of Clean America Energy, Inc., Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Hirsh Industries, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Design House.

Global Eagle Entertainment (NASDAQ: ENT) announced that it has appointed Dave Davis as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. A veteran of Northwest Airlines and US Airways, Davis was previously the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE). Before his appointment as CEO, Davis served as GEE’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2014, Chief Financial Officer since January 2013, and a board member of Row 44 since 2011. Davis spent a total of nearly nine years at Northwest Airlines, ultimately as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Other positions held by Davis have included Senior Managing Director of Perseus LLC, Partner and Co-Founder of Bearpath Capital LLC and Chief Financial Officer of Kraton Polymers and US Airways. Davis will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer until after the filing of GEE’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second quarter, at which time Mike Zemetra, currently SVP Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, will be appointed acting CFO.

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HFBL) the holding company for Home Federal Bank (“Home Federal” or “HFB”), announced the appointment of Glen Brown as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Home Federal. Most recently, he served 17 years as Vice President and Controller for Teche Federal Bank in New Iberia, Louisiana, the wholly owned subsidiary of Teche Holding Company. Prior to joining Teche, Mr. Brown spent 19 years in various accounting and finance roles with First Federal Bank in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As part of the on-going transition plan reported in December 2012, the Company’s long-time Executive Vice President and CFO, Clyde Patterson will assist Mr. Brown in the transition and continue as Treasurer of the Company until retirement which is targeted for December 31, 2017.

OFS Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: OFS) announced that Jeffrey Cerny has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Cerny has served as a member of the Investment Committee of the external advisor since 2010 and replaces Robert Palmer, who has resigned from his positions as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Cerny joined OFS Management in 1999 and has been part of its leadership group since 2000. He has been actively involved in the investing and corporate activities of the firm. Prior to that, Mr. Cerny held various positions at Sanwa Business Credit Corporation, American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago and Charter Bank Group, a multi-bank holding company.

Cosi, Inc. (NASDAQ:  COSI) announced that it has hired Scott Carlock as Chief Financial Officer. Carlock joins Cosi from quick-service restaurant leader Yum! Brands, Inc. where he has been employed for the past 13 years.  He has held several senior finance and accounting roles with Yum! Brands, including Senior Manager of Finance for KFC US, Business Unit Controller and Senior Manager of KFC and Long John Silver, Associate Manager of SEC Reporting, and most recently, Tax Controller and Director. Carlock will replace Bill Koziel, Cosi’s current CFO.  Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Inc., Mr. Carlock served as Corporate Controller of PrintCafe, Inc. From October 1993 to November 2000, Mr. Carlock served in several finance and accounting roles with Mellon Financial Corporation, most recently as Vice President Controller of its eCommerce Group.  From September 1990 to October 1993, Mr. Carlock served as an auditor for KPMG, LLP.

CFO Moves – week ending July 4, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Twitter, Inc. Autodesk, Inc. Salesforce.com
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company American Express Global Business Travel Bank of Bird-in-Hand
Silicor Materials, Inc. Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. j2 Global, Inc.
Elkay Manufacturing Grandparents.com, Inc. Gilt
GlobalLogic Nanomix Inc. The First Marblehead Corporation
Signet Jewelers Limited Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. Bear State Financial, Inc.
Foundation Healthcare, Inc.

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Twitter, Inc. announced that Mike Gupta, Chief Financial Officer, will be assuming the role of Senior Vice President, Strategic Investments within the next 30 days. Twitter’s board of directors has appointed Anthony Noto as its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) to replace Mr. Gupta effective as of a date within the next 30 days. Mr. Noto served as a Managing Director in the Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from October 2010 to June 2014. Mr. Noto served as Co-Head of Goldman Sachs’ Technology, Media and Telecom Investment Banking group from September 2011 to May 2014. From February 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Noto served as the CFO of the National Football League. From May 1999 to January 2008, Mr. Noto served in various roles at Goldman Sachs, including as the Internet and Media Equity Research Analyst and the head of the Communication, Media and Entertainment Equity Research Team.

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced the resignation of Mark Hawkins, the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. After more than five years at Autodesk, Hawkins is leaving the design and engineering software leader at the end of July to become chief financial officer at salesforce.com.

Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) announced that Mark Hawkins will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1, 2014. Hawkins joins salesforce.com from Autodesk, Inc., where he served as CFO and executive vice president since 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience with leading companies including Autodesk, Logitech, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. Current salesforce.com CFO Graham Smith, whose planned retirement was announced earlier this year, will remain employed full-time by the company as an advisor until March 31, 2015, to ensure a seamless transition. Smith has been salesforce.com’s CFO since 2008. Prior to joining Autodesk, Hawkins was CFO and senior vice president of finance & IT at Logitech International SA. From 2000 and 2006, Hawkins held various finance roles at Dell Inc., where he served as vice president of finance for the company’s multibillion-dollar Worldwide Procurement and Logistics organization, and vice president of finance for Dell’s U.S. Home Segment. Prior to Dell, Hawkins spent nearly 19 years at HP where he held a variety of finance and business management roles. Hawkins serves on the Board of Directors of Plex Systems. He was previously a member of the Board of Directors of BMC Software from 2010 until BMC was taken private in 2013. Brad Hughes

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) announced that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Brad Hughes has been appointed President—International Operations. In the near-term, Hughes will continue to serve as CFO in addition to his new position while Cooper conducts an executive search for his successor in the CFO role. Hughes joined Cooper in 2009 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Formerly a 23-year employee of Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Mich., Hughes previously worked as Global Product Development Controller for Ford in Dearborn; as Finance Director for Ford’s South America Operations in Sao Paulo, Brazil; as Director of European Business Strategy and Implementation in Cologne, Germany; as European Manufacturing Controller, also in Cologne; and in other corporate finance and treasury positions. Prior to joining Ford, Hughes worked for Fruehauf Finance Corp.

American Express Global Business Travel has named Norma Corio as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Corio served as Co-President and a Managing Director of Miller Buckfire. Prior to joining Miller Buckfire, Ms. Corio spent 30 years working at JPMorgan Chase & Co., most recently serving as Head of the Special Investments Group. In August 2008, Ms. Corio was appointed Treasurer of JPMorgan Chase. Previously, she was Head of Restructuring in the firm’s Investment Banking division. Ms. Corio also held positions in corporate finance and lending, investor relations, and credit and risk management.

Bank of Bird-in-Hand announced that Lori A. Maley was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer. In addition, she will continue to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Silicor Materials, Inc. has appointed Craig Wellen as its new Chief Financial Officer. Wellen previously served as CFO of smart grid solutions provider BPL Global, Ltd. Prior to BPL Global, Wellen served as an energy-focused investment banker including as one of the founding partners of Greentech Capital Advisors, as well as a senior investment banker at Citigroup and Societe Generale.

Tile Shop Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTS) announced the appointment of Kirk Geadelmann as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Geadelmann will transition into the role on August 12, 2014, succeeding CFO Timothy C. Clayton, who has resigned his position to accept an executive position with another company. Mr. Clayton will remain with the Company until mid-August to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Geadelmann worked for 14 years at Best Buy, Inc., most recently serving as the corporate and international controller. Prior to Best Buy, he held roles with BMC Manufacturing, Arthur Andersen, Allianz Insurance and Coopers & Lybrand, where he earned his CPA certification.

j2 Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: JCOM) announced that j2 Global’s current President and former CFO, R. Scott Turicchi, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer effective with Kathleen Griggs’ departure from her position as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of j2 Global on August 8, 2014, for personal reasons. John Pendergast

Elkay Manufacturing announced that John M. Pendergast will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 14, 2014. Prior to joining Elkay, John was with Broan-NuTone Group, where he has served as Group Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2001. Prior to Broan-NuTone Group, he served as Chief Financial Officer for eBizMix, a division of Hallmark Cards, eFunds /Deluxe Data, a division of Deluxe Checks and Amity Leather Products.

Grandparents.com, Inc. (OTC: GPCM) announced that Joseph Bernstein, Co-CEO, CFO, Treasurer and Director, has retired from the Company. The company has hired Riaz Latifullah as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Latifullah joins Grandparents.com from AARP. He most recently served as Director of Brand Operations at AARP and previously served as Vice President, Financial Management & Operations for AARP Services (AARP’s for-profit subsidiary). Prior to joining AARP, Mr. Latifullah was General Manager of TV on the Web, an Internet video company; a government relations representative for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation; and an Investment Banking Associate at Ryan, Lee & Co.

Gilt announced the appointment of Adrianne Shapira to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Shapira has served as the Chief Financial Officer of David Yurman since 2012. Prior to joining David Yurman, Ms. Shapira had a 13-year tenure at Goldman Sachs, where she was Managing Director in Global Investment Research covering the Broadlines Retail sector.

GlobalLogic announced that Anna Brunelle has joined the company as CFO. Ms. Brunelle will be based at GlobalLogic headquarters in San Jose. Ms. Brunelle spent eight years at TiVo, the last five as CFO. Prior to that, Ms. Brunelle worked at BroadVision as VP of Finance and also completed two successful IPOs with Roxio and Sunrise Telecom.

Nanomix Inc. announced the appointment of Brian Jung as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Jung’s 20 years of financial and healthcare experience includes roles as Chief Business Development Officer at Alameda Hospital and Chief Financial Officer at Cal eConnect as well as management level financial positions with Kaiser Permanente, Blue Shield of California, United Behavioral Health, and McKesson HBOC.

The First Marblehead Corporation (NYSE: FMD) announced that Alan Breitman will be joining the Company’s leadership team as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Managing Director, effective August 4, 2014. Mr. Breitman will be joining the Company from Corporate Fuel Advisors, LLC, where he has served as a Managing Director since 2006. Previously, he held various executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer at the privately held Metro Lights Advertising, LLC from 2001 to 2006 and Chief Financial Officer at the privately held TechSpace, Inc. from 2000 to 2001. Earlier, he served as Vice President Finance and Accounting and Treasurer at the publicly traded Registrer.com, Inc.

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) announced that Ronald Ristau resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer, effective July 31, 2014, and Michele Santana, currently Signet’s Senior Vice President and Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer Designate. Ms. Santana will succeed Mr. Ristau as Chief Financial Officer of Signet following his departure. Ms. Santana joined Signet in 2010 and has served as Senior Vice President and Controller since that time. Prior to joining Signet, Ms. Santana held key leadership positions at KPMG LLP.

Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. announced that David S. Snyder gave notice of his resignation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective July 10, 2014. The Company has accepted Mr. Snyder’s resignation and appointed Timothy D. Daley as Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company (“CFO”). Mr. Daley has been a consultant to the Company since 2009, providing assistance to the Company with its preparation for its initial public offering in July, 2013 and with its financial reporting as a public company. Since 2004, he has provided part-time and interim CFO/Controller and SEC reporting services to several organizations through his firm Timothy Daley CPA LLC of which he is the sole principal. From 1998 to 2004 he held various finance positions, including Treasurer and Controller, at Sonic Foundry, Inc.

Bear State Financial, Inc. appointed Sherri R. Billings, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Billings will continue to serve as the principal accounting officer of the Company. The Company appointed Matt Machen as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Machen will serve as the Company’s principal financial officer. Mr. Machen joined the Company’s banking subsidiary, First Federal Bank, in 2011 as a Senior Vice President and has served as a Regional President of First Federal Bank since 2012. Prior to joining First Federal Bank, Mr. Machen worked for First Security Bank from 2005 to 2011 primarily serving as a Vice President.

Foundation Healthcare, Inc. (OTC: FDNH) announced the appointment of Hubert King to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. King, previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SoutheastHEALTH. Mr. King’s career includes other positions as Chief Financial Officer of hospitals and healthcare systems as well as public company experience as Vice President of a publically traded hospital services company with over $125 million in revenues.

CFO Moves – week ending June 27, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Genpact Limited RTI International Metals, Inc. Groupon, Inc.
Hillenbrand, Inc. Kolltan Pharmaceuticals Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Greenbelt Resources Corporation Health Care REIT, Inc. PIXIA Corp.
API Technologies Corp. Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation Cordoba Corporation Cirque Energy, Inc.
MFC Industrial Ltd. MTS Systems Corporation Virobay, Inc.
Pilot Chemical Company Innovari Data Intensity
Eisai Inc. Landauer, Inc. CRAiLAR Technologies Inc.
SAVO Group Spotlight Innovation, Inc. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.
Nutroganics, Inc. Novatel Wireless, Inc. Bank First
Epic Health Services, Inc. Chico’s FAS, Inc. Energy Recovery Inc.
Bob Evans Farms, Inc. Cytec Industries Inc.

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Genpact Limited (NYSE: G) announced that Edward J. Fitzpatrick has been appointed chief financial officer effective July 15, 2014. Fitzpatrick most recently served as the CFO of Motorola Solutions Inc.  He succeeds Mohit Bhatia, who has served as Genpact CFO since 2010.  Bhatia will remain with the company in the position of SVP, Internal Transformation reporting to the CEO and will assist Fitzpatrick in the transition. Fitzpatrick joined Motorola in 2000 and served as chief financial officer from February 2009 to August 2013. Prior to Motorola’s acquisition of General Instrument Corporation, Fitzpatrick was part of the finance team at General Instrument. He began his career at Price Waterhouse.

RTI International Metals, Inc. (NYSE: RTI) announced that effective July 1, 2014, Michael G. McAuley joins RTI as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Current Senior Vice President Bill Hull becomes RTI’s first Chief Risk Officer after seven years as the company’s CFO. From 2004 to 2012 McAuley held positions including Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President and Segment Controller at Goodrich Corporation, acquired by United Technologies Corporation in July 2012. Prior to joining Goodrich, McAuley spent more than 16 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in corporate and divisional financial management positions that included investor relations, controller, financial analyst and auditor.

Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced the appointment of Ann Ziegler as an independent director. Ms. Ziegler will be a member of the firm’s Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Ziegler is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CDW, Inc. She joined CDW in 2008. Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Ziegler held a number of executive positions with Sara Lee, including finance, strategy and general management roles in both United States and international businesses. She also serves on the board of directors of Hanesbrands, Inc. Kristina Cerniglia

Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) announced that Kristina A. Cerniglia will be joining the company as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cerniglia will start with the Company in early August. Cerniglia most recently served as Vice President, Corporate Controller at Stanley Black & Decker.  Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Cerniglia spent nine years at United Technologies Corporation in various financial roles of increasing responsibility.

Kolltan Pharmaceuticals appointed Jane Henderson to the newly established position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Business Officer. In addition to her role at Kolltan, Ms. Henderson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Eleven Biotherapeutics. Prior to joining Kolltan, she served as Vice President, Business Development at ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previously, Ms. Henderson was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Panacos Pharmaceuticals and served in similar roles at Axerion Therapeutics. Prior to these corporate positions, she held senior investment banking positions for close to two decades in the health care groups of HSBC Securities, CIBC World Markets, Lehman Brothers and Salomon Brothers.

Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) announced that Jill Golder has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Michael Moore who announced his retirement. Ms. Golder joined Ruby Tuesday on April 15, 2013 as Senior Vice President, Finance, initially leading Financial Planning and Analysis, and Marketing Analytics, and assumed leadership of Information Technology and Investor Relations during the last year. Prior to joining Ruby Tuesday, she was the Chief Financial Officer for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Ms. Golder spent 23 years at Darden Restaurants holding progressively responsible positions in finance. During her last 10 years with Darden, Ms. Golder held the position of Senior Vice President, Finance, leading finance for brands including Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and the Specialty Restaurant Group.

Greenbelt Resources Corporation (OTC: GRCO) announced the appointment of Joseph Pivinski as Chief Financial Officer. Pivinski has served as interim CFO since July 2013.

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE: HCN) announced that Geoffrey G. Meyers has been appointed to its Board of Directors and will serve on the Compensation, Investment and Planning Committees. Mr. Meyers has more than 30 years of health care industry experience, having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer of HCR Manor Care, Inc. From 1998 until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Meyers served as Chief Financial Officer for HCR Manor Care, Inc. Prior to his work at HCR Manor Care, Mr. Meyers served as CFO of the Health Care Division of Owens-Illinois, Inc. Mr. Meyers is currently a member of the Board of Directors of HCA. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of PharMerica.

PIXIA Corp. announced Bill Santo as their new Chief Financial Officer. Bill served as CEO of Firepond. He also served as Founder and CEO of InfoCellular. Prior to joining PIXIA Corp., Bill served as Managing Director at Sanders Morris Harris Group, CIO of Madison Williams and Company (an SMHG investment) and Managing Director at IFG Capital Management.

API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ATNY) announced that Claudio Mannarino, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, replacing Phil Rehkemper who resigned his position as CFO to accept another position. Mr. Rehkemper has served as CFO since April 2012. Mr. Rehkemper has agreed to remain with the Company until July 3, 2014 to assist in the CFO transition. Mr. Mannarino has been with API since 2000 and has over 20 years of finance and professional accounting experience. Prior to his current role as Senior Vice President, Mr. Mannarino served various senior-level management roles throughout the Company’s finance organization. Before joining API Technologies, Mr. Mannarino served as Controller for two divisions of Transcontinental, Inc. Sean Gamble

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) announced Sean Gamble has been appointed as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and will join the team effective August 25th. Mr. Gamble will succeed Robert Copple, who was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in January. Mr. Gamble joins Cinemark after five years at NBCUniversal where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and was responsible for Universal Picture’s global financial operations. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Mr. Gamble held several senior level positions with the General Electric Company.

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) announced the appointment of Sanjay Patel as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Patel brings to Pernix over 15 years of investment banking, institutional investment and public policy experience. Mr. Patel has assisted specialty pharmaceutical and healthcare companies raise more than $7 billion in initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, debt offerings and private placements. He has served as a financial advisor on a variety of mergers, acquisitions and strategic alliances. While on the buyside at a $5bn fund, Mr. Patel was responsible for a global portfolio of generic and specialty pharmaceutical holdings. He also worked with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the Global Fund to negotiate and implement long-term supply agreements for HIV and malaria drugs throughout the developing world.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced that Mark Marinko has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marinko joins the Company to fill the role vacated in April 2014 and held in interim by the Vice President and Controller, Katherine Hayes. Mr. Marinko starts at Great Lakes with a strong background in operations and finance working for TransUnion, LLC through August 2013. Mr. Marinko was most recently President of the Consumer Services division at TransUnion. Prior to his position as president, Mr. Marinko has been in increasing accounting and financial roles as Controller and Vice President of Finance at TransUnion since 1996. Prior to TransUnion, Mr. Marinko served as controller of Official Airline Guides.

Cordoba Corporation announced the appointment of its Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Maria Mehranian, to the Dean’s Leadership Board of the College of Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Ms. Mehranian will draw on her expertise in water engineering, planning, and policy that she has gained over 27 years at Cordoba Corp. and at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board, where she has served since 2008. She served as the chair of the Board from February 2012 to February 2014.

Cirque Energy, Inc. (OTC: EWRL) announced the appointment of David W. Morgan as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Morgan is a veteran of the technology industry with extensive experience as a CFO. Roger Silverthorn, the Company’s current CFO, is assuming the newly-created position of Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Morgan has over 30 years of management experience with several technology companies, including 15 years’ experience as a CFO.

MFC Industrial Ltd. (NYSE: MIL) announced that Samuel Morrow has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Morrow replaces James Carter, who will continue with the Company as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Morrow is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) announced the planned retirement of Sue Knight, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and the appointment of Jeff Oldenkamp, currently the Vice President of Finance for the MTS Test business, as her successor.  Sue will retire at the end of calendar year 2014, at which time Jeff will assume the CFO role. Prior to joining MTS in January of 2014, Mr. Oldenkamp was the Americas Operations Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Nilfisk-Advance, Inc.  He also has held various financial leadership positions at Emerson Electric, Inc., including Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Rosemount Flow Division.

Virobay, Inc. announced the appointment of James Welch as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Virobay, Mr. Welch was Chief Financial Officer at AcelRx Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Mr. Welch was Chief Financial Officer at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals. Before Cerimon, Mr. Welch was Chief Financial Officer at Rigel Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Welch was Chief Financial Officer of Biocircuits Corporation, and held various financial and operational management positions at technology firms in Silicon Valley, including NeXT Computer and Avantek. David Waizmann

Pilot Chemical Company announced that David Waizmann has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, a new position within the company. Waizmann was previously Director of Finance and Accounting. Waizmann joined Pilot in December 2005 as Controller. Prior to joining Pilot, he worked for Reynolds & Reynolds/Relizon/Workflow One for over eight years.

Innovari announced its appointment of Judd Rabb as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Rabb was CFO and vice president of administration for SolarBridge Technologies, Inc. Rabb also served as the CFO and vice president of finance for Illumitex, Inc., CFO and vice president of finance for ColdWatt, Inc. (acquired by Flextronics), and corporate controller for Green Mountain Energy Company.

Data Intensity announced the addition of Kevin Shone as Chief Financial Officer. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for privately held and publicly traded companies, including NextG Networks and Unica Corporation. He also held various back-office leadership roles at Cognos, Inc., including Vice President of Global Field Finance and Administration.

Eisai Inc., the U.S. pharmaceutical subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., announced the appointment of Barry Lederman to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Eisai, he served as CFO at Wedgewood Pharmacy, Nycomed US Inc., and Qualitrol Company LLC (an independent subsidiary of Danaher Corporation). He also spent 10 years at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. in positions of increasing responsibility within Finance, culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President – Head of Business Analysis and Controlling at Roche Centralized Diagnostics, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany.

Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR) announced that Mark Zorko has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer of the company.  Mr. Zorko will replace Michael K. Burke, who has left the company to pursue other interests. Mr. Zorko has served as Senior Financial Advisor of the Company since April 2014.  Prior to that time, Mr. Zorko served as the Chief Financial Officer of Steel Excel, Inc. (“SXCL”) until May 2013. He also served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SXCL’s subsidiary Well Services Ltd. (“WSL”) in 2012 and Chief Financial Officer of DGT Holdings Corp. (“DGTC”) from 2006 through 2012.  SXCL, WSL and DGTC are all affiliated with Steel Partners Holding, L.P.  From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Zorko was a Partner at Tatum, LLC.  His prior experience also includes serving as the corporate controller for Zenith Data Systems Corporation and finance manager positions with Honeywell, Inc.  Mr. Zorko is on the Board of Directors of MFRI, Inc., where he chairs the Audit Committee and serves on the Compensation and Nominations/Governance Committees. He is also on the Audit Committee for Opportunity Int’l, a microfinance bank, and on the Finance Committee for the Alexian Brothers Health System.

CRAiLAR Technologies Inc. (OTC: CRLRF) announced that Klaus Flock, currently CFO of adidas Group America, has agreed to join the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Flock is an 18-year veteran with adidas Group AG, where he has held numerous executive level positions for the company throughout Europe, Asia and North America.  Upon returning from Indonesia in 2006, where he was Managing Director of adidasIndonesia, he was appointed CFO of TaylorMade-adidas Golf until late 2011.  Since that time, he has held the position of CFO for adidas Group America.   Steve Collins

SAVO Group announced that former ExactTarget CFO Steve Collins has joined the company’s board of directors. Steve, will serve on SAVO’s audit committee Steve was also recently appointed to the Board of Ifbyphone. Before ExactTarget, he served as senior vice president and CFO of NAVTEQ Corporation in Chicago. Collins previously held a number of financial leadership positions at The Walt Disney Company and co-founded a technology-focused venture capital firm.

Spotlight Innovation, Inc. (OTC: STLT) announced that Dr. David Hostelley has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Dr. Hostelley has spent twenty years as a consultant in the health field. During his more than twenty years in business he has served as CEO, CFO and board member of several publicly traded companies.

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTC: SIBE) announced that it has hired Angelle M. Judice as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Ms. Judice was most recently Corporate Controller for Education Management, Inc., at their Blue Cliff College operation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prior to that assignment she was employed by Provost, Salter, Harper & Alford, LLC, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana audit and tax firm, starting in 2011. Prior to working in their tax and audit sections, she held senior accounting and finance positions in the media industry, including two years with the Louisiana Radio network, and ten years with WAFB-TV, a CBS affiliate and part of the RAYCOM Media Network.

Nutroganics, Inc. (PINK: NUTT) announced that Douglas Scott has joined Nutroganics as its CFO. Mr. Scott is a business executive with a 22 year career of financial management and C-level leadership across a range of industries. Mr. Scott’s international experience includes the Middle East, Europe, and Asia, specifically Singapore, where he was CFO of Nortel Networks Asian operations. Most recently, Mr. Scott was the senior financial executive at a Middle East based government services organization with a roll-up strategy led by many former Veridian Systems executives. Doug has also served on the Boards of Wireless operators in Asia as well as not-for-profits and the University of Texas (Dallas Campus) School of Accounting.

Novatel Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVTL) announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Tom Allen as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Tom Allen served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer for Outdoor Channel Holdings, Inc. In 1997, Mr. Allen co-founded ACME Communications, where he continues to serve on its board of directors and served as its Chief Financial Officer until 2010. Throughout his career, Mr. Allen has held executive positions at major broadcasting and entertainment firms including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Virgin Interactive Entertainment and Chief Financial Officer of the Fox Broadcasting Company. He has also served as board director for public and private companies.

Bank First (OTC: BFNC) announced the addition of Kevin LeMahieu as Chief Financial Officer to their team. LeMahieu will join the organization in August 2014. Since 2004, he has served as Director and Senior Manager in the Sheboygan office at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

Epic Health Services, Inc. announced that David Hagey has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Hagey comes to Epic Health Services from IntegraCare, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2011 and President in 2011. In the fall of 2012, Kindred Healthcare acquired IntegraCare, and Hagey continued through the acquisition serving as Division Vice President of Kindred at Home (a division of Kindred Healthcare), until joining Epic Health Services. Prior to joining IntegraCare, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Accuro Healthcare Solutions, and as Vice President and Controller of U.S. Operations for United Surgical Partners.

Chico’s FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Todd E. Vogensen as the Company’s new Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, replacing Pamela Knous, who has left the organization to pursue other interests. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Vogensen had been the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. Vogensen has served Chico’s FAS, Inc. in numerous roles over the last 5 years, leading to his current position as CFO. Mr. Vogensen joined Chico’s FAS, Inc. in October 2009 as Vice President of Planning and Strategy, followed by the role of Vice President of Investor Relations before his promotion to Senior Vice President, Finance. Previously, Mr. Vogensen held multiple positions of increasing scope and responsibility with Michaels Stores, Inc. from January 2005 to October 2009, including Corporate Controller and Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing Finance. Before joining Michaels, Mr. Vogensen served as Assistant Corporate Controller of Gap, Inc. from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Vogensen has also held multiple Finance management positions at Hewlett Packard Company, and he practiced as an Audit Manager and CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Energy Recovery Inc. announced that it has promoted Joel Gay to Chief Financial Officer, replacing Alex Buehler, who will be leaving to pursue the next step in his career. Joel joined Energy Recovery in January 2012 and has held several positions at the company, including most recently serving as Vice President of Finance since June 2013. Prior to joining Energy Recovery, Joel was the CFO of the largest division of Aegion Corp.

Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOBE) announced the appointment of Mark Hood as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Hood served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS), from 2006 to 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Panera Bread Company, from 2003 to 2006, after joining that company in 2002. His prior experience includes two decades of service with May Department Stores Company, Inc., Saks Holdings, Inc., and U.S. Loyalty Corporation, in various financial and administrative senior management roles.

Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE: CYT) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Daniel G. Darazsdi to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective August 4, 2014.  Mr. David Drillock, Cytec’s current VP and CFO, announced in February 2014 his intent to retire by the end of the year. Prior to joining Cytec, he had been Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2014 of Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC.  Prior to this position, Mr. Darazsdi worked at Honeywell International for 25 years in numerous senior financial positions  including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of finance transformation and operations, Chief Financial Officer of the company’s global Specialty Materials business, VP of Finance and Information Technology for Asia Pacific and a variety of other leadership roles.

CFO Moves – week ending June 20, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Toys“R”Us, Inc. BDO USA, LLP American Apparel, Inc.
Charter Communications, Inc. Diebold, Incorporated InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp.
OpenDNS Cal Dive International, Inc. GTIS Partners LP
Couchbase, Inc. Cardax, Inc. WePay
ConvergEx Group Lancaster Colony Corporation Simon Property Group
Highmark Health Practice Fusion CoreLogic
White Lodging Services Vertical Communications Green Innovations Ltd.
RapidMiner Livingston International Adaptive Biotechnologies
Reading International, Inc. Century Aluminum Company Rockwood Holdings, Inc.

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Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it has named Michael J. Short as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Short was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation for seven years. Prior to his most recent role at AutoNation, Mr. Short was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Orlando. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of finance roles at Universal Orlando, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. and IBM Corporation. Mr. Short succeeds Clay Creasey, who has left the organization after eight years.Lynn Calhoun

BDO USA, LLP announced that Lynn Calhoun has been named the firm’s new chief financial officer. Mr. Calhoun, a partner, was previously the firm’s director of finance. He succeeds Howard Allenberg as CFO. This appointment is effective July 1. Lynn Calhoun joined BDO USA in 1999 and has 30 years of experience in a variety of financial and leadership positions. Prior to joining BDO, he spent 4 years with Deloitte and Touche before assuming roles as CFO and president for a privately-held business from 1987 to 1999.

American Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT: APP) announced that it has appointed John Luttrell as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Luttrell, who has been with American Apparel since February 2011 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will continue in those positions as well. Prior to joining American Apparel, Mr. Luttrell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy, The Wet Seal and Cost Plus.

Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced that current Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer Matthew Siegel will serve as Chief Financial Officer of “SpinCo,” the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger and the Comcast – Charter transactions.   Siegel will continue to serve as Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer until the closing of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger. He joined Time Warner Cable in 2008 from Time Warner Inc., where he was Vice President and Assistant Treasurer.  Prior to joining Time Warner Inc. in 2001, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Insight Communications.  Christopher Chapman

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) announced that Christopher A. Chapman has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Chapman has nearly 20 years experience at Diebold, and has served in various executive positions within the company’s finance organization. Most recently, he served as vice president, global finance where he was responsible for financial oversight of Diebold’s operations, including North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Brazil, supply chain, manufacturing and product development.  Chapman has been the company’s interim principal financial officer since November 2013.

OpenDNS announced that it has appointed Burt W. Podbere as its new Chief Financial Officer. Podbere most recently served as CFO of networking company Net Optics, which was acquired by Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) in December 2013. Podbere managed the successful IPO of Epocrates (NASDAQ: EPOC). Podbere has also held executive management positions at Adterative, Symantec and Amdocs.

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. announced the appointment of Steven McAllister as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McAllister has been serving as InVivo’s Interim CFO since December of 2013. Mr. McAllister previously served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Biomet Spine and Bone Healing Technologies from 2007–2013. Prior to Biomet, Mr. McAllister spent eight years with Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device and Diagnostics Group, where he served as Director of Finance for the worldwide spine business, and Director of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for Global Orthopedics. From 1984–1999 he worked in several capacities in Pfizer’s medical device business, which was sold to Stryker in 1998.

Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE: DVR) announced that Brent D. Smith, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, voluntarily resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Until a new Chief Financial Officer is named, Quinn J. Hébert, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will assume the additional responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

GTIS Partners LP announced it has named Amy Boyle as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. She replaces former CFO, Grace Cheng. Prior to joining GTIS Partners, Ms. Boyle served as Chief Financial Officer of three publicly-registered real estate investment trusts advised by American Realty Capital. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer for the Clarion Lion Properties Fund, Clarion Partners’ flagship real estate fund. While at Clarion, she also held positions in the finance and portfolio management groups. From 2006-2009, Ms. Boyle was Vice President and Controller at GTIS Partners. She began her career as an auditor for Boston-based public accounting firm, Feeley & Driscoll, PC.

Couchbase, Inc. announced the appointment of Sujan Jain as its SVP & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jain most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Model N (NYSE: MODN). Prior to Model N, Mr. Jain served as the Vice President of Finance and General Manager of the software vertical for NetSuite, Inc. (NYSE: N). Mr. Jain has also held Chief Financial Officer positions at Transmeta Corporation and at NanoAmp Solutions. Additionally, he has held several investment banking and operating roles at J.P. Morgan Chase, Lazard and Schlumberger. Mr. Jain is also an advisor to several publicly and privately held high-tech companies.

Cardax, Inc. (OTC: CDXI) announced the appointment of George W. Bickerstaff, former CFO of Novartis Pharma AG as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bickerstaff was Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Pharma AG located in Basel, Switzerland and is currently Managing Director of M.M. Dillon, a full service investment bank. Mr. Bickerstaff started his career at General Electric in manufacturing and then moved into finance. He subsequently joined The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where he held various senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer of IMS Health.

WePay announced that Steven Pellizzer has been named Chief Financial Officer. Steve’s previous experience includes the role of CFO at CyberSource.

ConvergEx Group announced that Conor McCarthy has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer.  Most recently, McCarthy was Chief Financial Officer – Americas for global institutional brokerage GFI Group. Previously he held senior roles at Moneyline Telerate (now part of Thomson Reuters), Exco USA (now part of ICAP) and Bankers Trust Company.

Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC) announced that John L. Boylan, Treasurer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has notified the Company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire on July 1, 2014 after 28 years of service with Lancaster Colony, including 17 years as CFO. Douglas A. Fell, currently Senior Vice President of Finance of T. Marzetti Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, will succeed Mr. Boylan as Treasurer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and CFO, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Boylan will also remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Fell joined Lancaster Colony in 1993, and most recently has held various leadership positions within the Company’s food group involving the group’s finance, information technology and operations. Since 2012, he has overseen the food group’s finance and information technology functions. Mr. Fell also served as Lancaster Colony’s Corporate Controller from 1993 to 1996.  Prior to his employment with Lancaster Colony, Mr. Fell was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte and Touche.

Simon Property Group, (NYSE: SPG) announced that Andrew Juster will become Chief Financial Officer in early 2015, succeeding retiring CFO Stephen E. Sterrett. Juster has served as Simon’s Treasurer since 2000.

Highmark Health announced that Karen Hanlon, who joined the company in 1997 and has served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis since 2009, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  Ms. Hanlon began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick and since joining Highmark, she has held several positions within the finance division.

Practice Fusion announced that Robert Park has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Park joins Practice Fusion from Chegg where he served as the vice president of finance. Prior to Chegg, he held leadership roles in finance and accounting at PayPal, McKesson Corporation, and Ernst & Young.

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) has named Frank Martell its chief operating and financial officer.  Martell has been the Company’s chief financial officer since August 2011. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Martell was president and chief executive officer of the Western Institutional Review Board. He also spent 11 years at ACNielsen where he ultimately held the position of global chief operating officer. In addition to CFO assignments at Advantage Sales and Marketing and Information Services Group; Martell also spent 15 years in a variety of financial leadership roles at the General Electric Company. Bruce Hoffmann

White Lodging Services announced that Bruce Hoffmann has joined White Lodging as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Hoffmann joins White Lodging after being with the Marcus Corporation for more than 15 years where he was most recently its senior director of finance and assistant treasurer. With Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Corporation, Hoffmann also held the positions of senior vice president of finance, strategy and planning; vice president of development; vice president of finance and administration; senior director of finance and administration; and division controller.  Hoffmann also spent more than six years at Interstate Hotels where he worked in various corporate and hotel level roles which included exposure to both full and select service hotels in the areas of finance, IT, purchasing and construction management.  Hoffmann started his professional career with Hyatt Hotels where he held several property level finance related positions.

Vertical Communications announced that David Krietzberg has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Krietzberg joins Vertical after serving briefly as chief financial officer of Fulton Communications where he helped facilitate the merger of Vertical and Fulton. Prior to that, Krietzberg worked at Crexendo, where he held the posts of senior vice president and chief administration officer. In addition, Krietzberg served as chief financial officer for both Mitel U.S. and Inter-Tel Technologies. Krietzberg was vice president of finance and treasurer with Executone before its merger with Inter-Tel.

Green Innovations Ltd. (OTC: GNIN) announced it has promoted its Controller, Sugiarto “Awie” Kardiman, to chief financial officer. Mr. Kardiman brings more than 15 years’ experience as a financial executive in the U.S. and global paper industry, and has served as Green Innovations’ Controller since 2013. As CFO, he succeeds Bruce Harmon, Green Innovations Chairman and Co-founder. Mr. Harmon remains Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Kardiman served as Chief Financial Officer of Oasis Brands. Earlier, Mr. Kardiman served as CFO of Paper Excellence Canada.

RapidMiner announced it has appointed Mark Baltier as chief financial officer. Most recently he was chief financial officer of Gizmox. Previously, he was the chief financial officer for StreamBase Systems, which was acquired by TIBCO. Baltier has also served as the CFO of XyEnterprise, Reef Point Systems and Phonetic Systems. His earlier experiences also include key leadership positions at Voicetek, Concord Data Systems and Advanced Video Products.

Livingston International announced the appointment of Sharon Sritong as chief financial officer. Sritong joins Livingston from Computershare, U.S., where she served as the company’s chief financial officer.

Adaptive Biotechnologies announced the appointment of Dean Schorno as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schorno enjoyed 13 years of distinguished leadership positions at Genomic Health spanning financial, laboratory, and business operations. Most recently he was CFO for three years at Genomic Health. Before joining Genomic Health, Dean founded and led a CPA and consulting firm.

Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RDI) announced that Andrzej Matyczynski, the company’s chief financial officer, is retiring effective September 1, 2014.

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced that it has appointed Rick T. Dillon as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President of Finance – Surface Mining Group at Joy Global Inc. Mr. Dillon joined Joy Global in 2009 as Vice President – Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President – Business Planning and Analysis for Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. He has also held the Chief Accounting Officer role at Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. and Briggs & Stratton Corporation.

Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) announced that it has appointed Robert J. Zatta as Acting Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2014, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Robert J. Zatta has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood since April 2001. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Zatta spent 12 years with the Campbell Soup Company, where he held several significant financial management positions, including his latest position as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning.

CFO Moves – week ending June 13, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Amgen 3M PPL Corporation
The Hartford B/E Aerospace Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. Syros Pharmaceuticals Mattress Firm Holding Corp.
Cinedigm Patterson Companies, Inc. NeighborWorks America
BPV Capital Management (BPV) Solstice Biologics LLC Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc.
GroGenesis, Inc. Inventergy Global, Inc. Innocent Inc.
CorVel Corporation Cardinal Health Mentor Capital, Inc.
Myriad Genetics, Inc. Truett-Hurst Inc. GNC Holdings, Inc.
Paragon Technologies, Inc.

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Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) announced the appointment of David W. Meline as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective July 21, 2014. Meline will succeed Michael A. Kelly, who served as acting CFO since January 2014. Meline joins Amgen from 3M Company, where he most recently served as senior vice president and CFO. Previously, Meline held numerous leadership positions at General Motors. Nicholas Gangestad

3M announced that Nicholas C. Gangestad has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. Nick replaces David W. Meline, who is leaving to become chief financial officer with another large publicly traded company. Gangestad served as corporate controller and chief accounting officer for the past three years. Gangestad’s 27-year 3M career encompasses financial leadership positions across several businesses in multiple geographic regions, including the United States, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada.

PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) and Riverstone Holdings LLC announced an agreement to combine their merchant power generation businesses into a new stand-alone, publicly traded Independent Power Producer called Talen Energy Corporation. Paul A. Farr, PPL’s executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer, will be Talen Energy’s president and Chief Executive Officer and a director of the new corporation. Vincent Sorgi, currently vice president and controller for PPL, is being named a senior vice president of PPL and its Chief Financial Officer.Christopher Swift

The Hartford (NYSE: HIG) announced that Christopher J. Swift has been appointed chief executive officer of The Hartford and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. The company also appointed Beth A. Bombara to succeed Swift in the chief financial officer role. The appointments are effective July 1, 2014. Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 and is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously he held various senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG). Swift began his career in public accounting at KPMG LLP focused on financial services and was eventually appointed head of the Global Beth BombaraInsurance Industry Practice. Bombara has been president of Talcott Resolution since July 2012 and prior to that served as senior vice president and controller for the company. She joined The Hartford in April 2004. Prior to that, Bombara was a senior manager in Deloitte & Touche LLP’s audit practice and was a partner at Arthur Andersen LLP.

B/E Aerospace (NASDAQ: BEAV) announced the appointment of David J. Anderson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Anderson recently retired from Honeywell International Inc. where he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 until his retirement in April 2014. Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Anderson had senior financial roles at ITT Industries, Inc., Newport News Shipbuilding and RJR Nabisco Holding Corporation.

Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BASI) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Potrzebowski as Chief Financial Officer. Jeffrey Potrzebowski joins BASi after serving since 2006 in various positions of increasing responsibility with Oerlikon Drive Systems, most recently as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Remy International. Previously, Mr. Potrzebowski was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Great Lakes Chemical.

Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) announced the appointment of Guy J. Constant as Executive Vice President – Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Constant was previously employed by Brinker International, Inc. and held several key financial positions over his 10-year tenure, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Business Development, from January 2013 until March 2014; Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, from September 2010 to January 2013; Senior Vice President of Finance, from May 2008 to September 2010; Vice President of Strategic Planning, Analysis and Investor Relations, from September 2005 to May 2008; and Senior Director of Compensation, from November 2004 to September 2005. Prior to Brinker, Mr. Constant spent nine years at AMR Corporation, the parent of American Airlines, in various finance positions of increasing scope and responsibility.

Syros Pharmaceuticals announced that Jorge Conde has joined Syros’ executive leadership team as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Product Officer. Prior to joining Syros, Mr. Conde co-founded Knome with George Church, Professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Conde was most recently CFO at Knome. Prior to Knome, Mr. Conde worked in marketing and operations at MedImmune, the global biologics arm of AstraZeneca. He has worked in the life sciences group at Flagship Ventures and managed the business development function at Helicos Biosciences. Previously, he was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.

Mattress Firm Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: MFRM) announced the promotion of Alex Weiss to executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Company, effective July 30, 2014. Jim Black will continue to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer until July 30, 2014, at which point he will transition into the role of senior corporate advisor to Mattress Firm through the end of the current fiscal year. Mr. Weiss joined Mattress Firm in 2013 and is currently serving as the senior vice president of finance. Prior to joining Mattress Firm in 2013, he held positions at Barclays Bank PLC and Lehman Brothers Inc., last serving as Vice President.

Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) appointed Jeffrey Edell as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, Edell was CEO of Edell Ventures. Prior to that, he was CEO of Inferno Entertainment. Previously, Edell was President of DIC Entertainment. Edell has served on the boards of numerous public companies, including MySpace/Intermix Media, Soundelux Entertainment Group and IVC Industries, Inc. He is a member of both The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is also Entrepreneur in Residence and Professor at Florida State University’s College of Motion picture Arts.

Patterson Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCO) announced that R. Stephen Armstrong, executive vice president and CFO, will step down at the end of October 2014, after more than 15 years with the company. Ann B. Gugino, Patterson’s vice president of strategy and planning, has been appointed vice president and CFO effective November 1, 2014. Armstrong will serve as a senior advisor to the company through fiscal year 2016. Gugino has been with Patterson Companies since 2000, serving as the company’s vice president, strategy and planning since 2012. In addition, Gugino has served in several financial and operational management leadership roles within Patterson Dental, including vice president, finance and operations and controller. Before joining Patterson, Gugino was an audit manager with Ernst & Young LLP. She currently serves on the board of directors of Oral Health America and Washburn Children’s Center.

NeighborWorks America announced that it named Thomas Bloom acting Chief Financial Officer. Bloom is currently senior deputy controller for management and chief financial officer for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He’s held that position since December 2003. The OCC holds a statutory seat on the NeighborWorks America Board of Directors. Prior to being named senior Deputy Controller at the OCC, Bloom was among the senior leadership at the agency and in the U.S. Treasury department, including interim CFO for the Office of Financial Stability. Bloom has decades of experience in financial administration and management, having been assistant secretary for administration and CFO at the U.S. Department of Commerce, CFO at the General Services Administration, and Director of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

BPV Capital Management (BPV) announced that it has named Craig Davis to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to BPV, Mr. Davis held a number of senior positions at Proctor & Gamble, including Manager of Global Commodity Risk Management. In addition to P&G, he served in the CFO position at Broyhill Furniture Company and at the MasterCraft Boat Company. Prior to joining BPV, Mr. Davis served as CEO and Managing Principal of GSD Growth Partners.

Solstice Biologics LLC announced that John Borgeson joined as Chief Financial Officer. John Borgeson served as a financial advisor to Solstice since its inception. Mr. Borgeson spent 20 years at Pfizer where he was a member of Pfizer’s Financial Leadership Team and held several financial positions of increasing responsibility. John’s most recent role at Pfizer was Vice President, Finance for Pfizer’s Biotherapeutic and Bioinnovation Center. Since leaving Pfizer in 2010, Mr. Borgeson has helped oversee finance for a variety of private companies, including venBio portfolio companies Labrys Biologics (recently acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals) and Heart Metabolics Limited. John has also helped oversee finance at venBio. Brian Steenhard

Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. announced the promotion of Brian Steenhard to the position of chief financial officer. Steenhard joined the company in January 2013. He began his professional career in 1999 as an audit associate with Arthur Andersen. In 2002 Steenhard moved to a management position in financial reporting at Aquila Inc. In 2006 Steenhard joined Hawkeye Energy Holdings LLC as vice president of finance/controller.

GroGenesis, Inc. (OTC: GROG) announced the appointment of Ron Evinou to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Evinou was most recently CFO for a highly successful John Deere dealer group. Previously (1990 – 2002), he was CEO/CFO of GeoLogistics. Prior to this, he was CFO/GM of National Carpet and he began his career as Chief Accountant of the Reynolds Aluminum Building Materials Division.

Inventergy Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVT) announced the appointment of Stephen B. Huang as Chief Financial Officer of Inventergy. Mr. Huang previously served as the CFO for publicly-traded Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. Prior to his work with Altair, he served as the CFO at Unigen Corporation and Penguin Computing, Inc.

Innocent Inc. (OTC: INCT) announced that it has appointed James Kerr as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kerr started his career with a U.S. Bank before moving into mutual funds as a financial analyst and later joined boutique advisory firms in Toronto specializing in forestry, energy, resources and technology. Mr. Kerr has also been a consultant to the Government of Canada, and has held senior positions with publicly traded companies.

CorVel Corporation announced that Scott R. McCloud tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McCloud had been with the Company for 19 years, starting in May 1995. Richard Schweppe, the Company’s Director of Finance, will be promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schweppe has been with the Company for 26 years, joining the Company as Director of Finance in March 1988. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer when the Company completed its initial public offering in June 1991. He served in that position until August 2005 when he resigned from that position to become Director of Finance and was replaced by Scott R. McCloud.

Cardinal Health announced that Chief Financial Officer Jeff Henderson will retire following the completion of fiscal year 2015, after a decade in the role.

Mentor Capital, Inc. (OTC: MNTR) announced the appointment of Lori J. Stansfield as company CFO.

Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) announced that James Evans, chief financial officer of Myriad, has notified the Company of his intent to retire in order to attend to family health issues. Evans joined Myriad in 1995 as corporate controller and was promoted to vice president of Finance in July of 2005.  In November of 2007, he was named chief financial officer, a position he has held for the last seven years.

Truett-Hurst Inc. (NASDAQ: THST) announced  the appointment of Paul A. Forgue as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining the Company, Mr. Forgue was a Senior Director of Alvarez & Marsal, where he provided financial and operational leadership including serving as interim CFO in a number of assignments.  Prior to Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Forgue worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Forgue succeeds James D. Bielenberg who resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company to pursue other interests.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) announced that Michael M. Nuzzo – Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer – has tendered his resignation in order to accept an executive position at a private equity funded consumer products company. Mr. Nuzzo will remain with the Company at least through July 18, 2014.

Paragon Technologies, Inc. (OTC: PGNT) announced that effective June 30, 2014, Deborah Mertz will also join the Company as Interim CFO of Paragon Technologies. From 2006 to 2013 Ms. Mertz held the position of Assistant Controller of ASSA ABLOY Inc. Americas Division. From 1999 to 2006 Ms. Mertz was the Controller/CFO of Sargent Manufacturing Company.

CFO Moves – week ending June 6, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Ulta Beauty A.T. Kearney Gartner, Inc.
Visa Inc. MAXIMUS Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
Intersect ENT, Inc. Unwired Planet CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation Proteus Digital Health Rayonier
Freight Handlers, Inc. SmartPay Solutions Bristow Group Inc.
Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
ACCENT Marketing Services LLC Zosano Pharma, Inc. American Energy Partners, LP
Mexican Restaurants, Inc. U-Vend, Inc. NetMotion Wireless
Stericycle, Inc. Balchem Corporation GWG Holdings, Inc.

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Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) announced that Vanessa Wittman, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, Inc., has been appointed to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Audit Committee. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility in 2012, Ms. Wittman served for four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. She previously held Chief Financial Officer roles at Adelphia Communications, 360networks, and Metricom, Inc. Ms. Wittman has been a director of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2011, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee. She previously served as a director of Infospace. AT Kearney appoints Christine Laurens CFO

A.T. Kearney has named Christine Laurens its Chief Financial Officer. Laurens began her career with A.T. Kearney in 2002 as Finance Director of Southwest Europe. She most recently served as VP Global Finance. Laurens began her career at Ernst & Young.

Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) announced that Chris Lafond, Gartner’s Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company on June 30th to pursue other opportunities. Craig Safian, Gartner group vice president of global finance, has been named senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lafond has served as CFO since October 2003. Mr. Safian has been at Gartner since 2002, holding a number of senior roles in the Finance organization including head of Corporate and Divisional Finance, Corporate Development, Strategy, and Pricing. Mr. Safian worked in public accounting and has held finance leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Headstrong.

Visa Inc. announced that Byron H. Pollitt, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, has informed the company of his decision to retire as Chief Financial Officer within the next twelve months. Mr. Pollitt has served as Visa’s CFO for the past seven years.

MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) announced the appointment of Richard J. Nadeau as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Nadeau’s appointment is effective June 23, 2014. Mr. Nadeau joins MAXIMUS from SRA International. He spent the last ten years as Chief Financial Officer for three NYSE-listed companies. Previously, Mr. Nadeau spent more than 30 years in public accounting and was a partner with KPMG. Mr. Nadeau replaces David N. Walker, who previously announced his planned retirement and will remain at MAXIMUS until approximately December 2014 to ensure a smooth transition and to serve as a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. Following his retirement, Mr. Walker will continue in a part-time role.

Bridge Growth Partners, LLC announced that Alison Catchpole, former Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Solera Capital LLC, has joined the firm as Vice President of Finance and Controller. Prior to joining Solera, Ms. Catchpole spent eight years at Invesco Private Capital as Vice President of Operations. She began her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Intersect ENT, Inc. announced the appointment of Jeryl Hilleman as chief financial officer. Most recently, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Ocera Therapeutics. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Amyris, Inc. Prior to Amyris, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Symyx Technologies. In addition, Ms. Hilleman led the finance function at two public biotechnology companies, Geron Corporation and Cytel Corporation. Ms. Hilleman is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Xenoport.

Unwired Planet (NASDAQ: UPIP) announced that Dallas Clement was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Clement is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Cox Automotive. Mr. Clement serves as a director of Airo.

CALIBRE Systems, Inc. announced that John C. Mutarelli has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer.

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) announced that Greg Resutek has been named as ASRC Federal’s chief operating officer and acting chief financial officer. Resutek joins ASRC Federal from URS Corporation’s Federal Systems Division.

Proteus Digital Health announced that Steve Fieler joins the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Fieler was most recently CFO of HP’s software division. Jonathan Symonds CBE, Chairman of HSBC Bank Plc and former CFO of Novartis AG, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.

Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) announced the appointment of Benson K. Woo as Chief Accounting Officer, effective June 9. Following the June 27 separation, Rayonier’s Performance Fibers business will become Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE: RYAM). Upon separation, Woo will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials. Woo was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Prestolite Electric. He began his career at General Motors, rising through the ranks over 15 years in a variety of financial roles in Michigan, New York, Canada and Brazil. He later led the financial functions of several leading companies, including Case Corporation, York International Corp., Metris Companies, TriMas Corporation and Tower Automotive.

Freight Handlers, Inc. (FHI) promoted Tal Wall to Chief Financial Officer. Tal Wall joined FHI in 1994 as Controller and advanced through the positions of Vice President of Finance and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining FHI, Tal was controller at C.S. Henry Transfer, Inc.

SmartPay Solutions announced the appointment of Robert Conerly as chief financial officer. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at Melinta Therapeutics (formerly Rib-X Pharmaceuticals), and previously held the same position at Pharmion Corporation. He held management positions at AstraZeneca and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced that John Briscoe has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. John was most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International Ltd from March 2012 to September 2013. He joined the company as Chief Accounting Officer in August 2011. Prior to Weatherford, John served as a senior executive at Transocean from 2005 through 2011 in financial roles including Vice President and Controller and Director of Investor Relations. Before joining Transocean in 2005, John held senior financial positions with Ferrellgas Inc. and Dresser Industries. His career also includes seven years of public accounting experience with KPMG and Ernst & Young. Jonathan Baliff, who has served as Bristow’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and with this appointment will now serve as President until assuming the additional role of Chief Executive Officer on July 31, 2014.

Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) announced the appointment of Gregory A. Gould as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary.  Mark McGregor, the company’s current CFO, will retire from Ampio Pharmaceuticals following a transition period later this year. Most recently Greg served as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. Prior to his time at SeraCare, Mr. Gould was the Chief Financial Officer of Atrix Laboratories, Inc. Prior to joining Atrix Greg held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting at Colorado MedTech.  Mr. Gould began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLC.  Greg currently serves on the board of directors of CytoDyn, Inc.

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. announced the promotion of William “Bill” Butz is now Maxim’s president and Raymond Carbone its chief financial officer. Butz joined Maxim as chief financial officer after successfully serving as CFO and president of Erickson Living. Prior to leading the team at Erickson Living, Bill worked for Allegis Group for 15 years where he held various financial leadership positions, including CFO of Aerotek; Allegis Group’s largest operating company. Ray initially joined Maxim as vice president of finance shortly after Bill’s arrival. Prior to joining Maxim, Ray was the CFO for Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), which was acquired by Allegis Group in 2008. Prior to joining MLA, he served as the CFO of Stephen James Associates.

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) announced that James E. Fickenscher, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Fickenscher will continue in his current role through August 15, 2014.

ACCENT Marketing Services LLC announced it has appointed Don Norsworthy to the role of chief financial officer. Don joins ACCENT from CKS Packaging where he served as chief financial officer and executive vice president. Prior to his role at CKS Packaging, Don served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Integrity Solutions Services. Don’s career experience includes Protocol Global Solutions, Portrait Corporation of America, National Vision, Inc./Vista EyeCare, Southern Mills, National Spinning and Bibb Company.

Zosano Pharma, Inc. announced the appointment of Winnie W. Tso as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Zosano, Ms. Tso was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Tso held vice president and principal accounting officer positions from 2009 to 2013, including at Velti plc. Previously, Ms. Tso held senior finance positions at several publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, including ARYx Therapeutics, Titan Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs Technologies.

American Energy Partners, LP (AELP) announced it has hired Jeff Agosta as the Chief Financial Officer of American Energy – Utica, LLC (AEU). Agosta most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Devon Energy Corporation from 2010 to January 2014.  Prior to his role as CFO, Agosta served Devon in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance and Treasurer.  He began his career with KPMG and was a manager with D. R. Payne & Associates prior to joining Devon. Ryan A. Turner has assumed new responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer – Institutional Investments.  Turner most recently served as Vice President – Finance of AELP.  Previously, Turner served as Vice President – Finance & Strategy of Caelus Energy, LLC.  He also served as Vice President – Strategy & Business Development of Dallas-based Kosmos Energy and prior to that was an energy investment banker with Citigroup.

Mexican Restaurants, Inc. (MRI), a subsidiary of Williston Holding Company, Inc. (PINK: WHCA), appointed Douglas Hipskind as chief financial officer. Doug joins MRI after serving as CFO of Lake Street Capital Markets. Prior to Lake Street, he served in marketing and operations roles with investment management firms Whitebox Advisors and Jundt Associates. Prior to that, Doug was a senior manager with KPMG. He also served on the board of directors of Kona Grill from 2003 through 2011.

U-Vend, Inc. (OTC: ITMVD) announced the appointment of Kathleen A. Browne as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining U-Vend, Inc., Kathleen was owner of K. Browne Consulting, a financial and accounting advisory firm she founded in 2007. From 2004 through 2007, Browne was Chief Financial Officer of NaturalNano, Inc. From 2001-2004 she was Corporate Controller and Chief Accountant for Paychex, Inc. From 1996-2000, Kathleen was Vice President Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. From 1992-1996, she was Vice President/Director of Finance for Bausch & Lomb.

NetMotion Wireless announced the appointment of Cary Baker as Chief Finance Officer (CFO). Baker previously holding key leadership roles at Clearwire Corporation, Boost Mobile and Sprint.

Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) announced that it has selected Daniel V. Ginnetti, currently Stericycle’s Vice President of Corporate Finance, to succeed Frank ten Brink as Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2014. Frank ten Brink will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer through the transition to Mr. Ginnetti, and thereafter, Mr. ten Brink will continue at Stericycle as Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. Dan Ginnetti joined Stericycle as Area Vice President of Finance in 2003. In 2004 he was promoted to Area Vice President for Stericycle’s Western, and later, Midwestern business units. Following that, Dan was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Ginnetti held various finance and accounting positions with The Ralph M. Parsons Company, and Ryan Herco Products Corp.

Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC) announced the promotion of William A. Backus to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Backus joined Balchem in 2006 as Balchem’s Corporate Controller, and in 2011 was given added responsibility when he was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer. Current CFO, Frank J. Fitzpatrick, will move to a newly established position of Vice President, Administration.

GWG Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of William Acheson as its new Chief Financial Officer. As part of Acheson’s appointment, the Company’s long-time Chief Financial Officer, Jon Gangelhoff, will move to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Acheson served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for The Homeownership Preservation Foundation from 2009-2013. Prior to that position, Mr. Acheson served as Managing Director of Global Structured Finance and Investments at Merrill Lynch in London, England from 2007-2008. From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Acheson spent his career at GMAC-RESCAP where he served as Managing Director for a number of business units, concluding his career as Chief Financial Officer for the United Kingdom division (2005 to 2007).

CFO Moves – week ending May 30, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

Vendavo LoJack Corporation dELiA*s, Inc.
Untangle, Inc. TIER REIT, Inc. BIND Therapeutics, Inc.
Kyruus Patent Properties, Inc. Polycom, Inc.
Travel Channel Heatwurx, Inc. American Midstream Partners, LP
Exosome Diagnostics Siluria Technologies Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.
This Technology Inc. Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. OCI Resources LP
ObserveIT Enzo Biochem, Inc. Mack-Cali Realty Corporation
Islet Sciences, Inc. Destination XL Group, Inc. The Mosaic Company
Medical Action Industries Inc. AK Steel TESARO, Inc.
AutoGenomics, Inc. Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. Promise Healthcare
99 Cents Only Stores LLC Ignyta, Inc. iEntertainment Network Inc.

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Vendavo announced that Christine Russell has joined the company as chief financial officer. Most recently, Russell was CFO at EAG. Prior to EAG, Russell held executive leadership positions at Virage Logic (Synopsys), Outerbay Technologies (HP), Ceva and Cygnus Solutions (Red Hat). Additionally, she held senior financial positions at Xerox and Measurex (Honeywell). Under her leadership, Silicon Valley firms Persistence Software and Valence Technology completed successful IPOs.

LoJack Corporation (NASDAQ: LOJN) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Donald R. Peck is leaving the Company to pursue new opportunities. Effective immediately, Casey Delaney, LoJack’s Vice President and Controller since April 2011, will serve as Acting CFO until a full-time replacement is named. Before joining LoJack, Delaney worked as Corporate Controller of WB Mason Company from October 2008 to April 2011, and during her tenure served as Acting CFO for a 12-month period.  Before joining WB Mason, Delaney served as the Director of US Accounting at Computershare LTD from August 2007 to October 2008 and from April 1992 to August 2007 served in various finance positions at Houghton Mifflin. From 1989 to 1992, Delaney worked as a CPA for Deloitte & Touche in Boston.

dELiA*s, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLIA) announced that the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, David Dick, has resigned and will remain with the Company through August 1, 2014. Jonathan Spira

Untangle, Inc. announced the appointment of Jonathan Spira as Chief Financial Officer. Jonathan has served as chief financial officer blnkx plc, Kapow Technologies, Packethop, Atrenta, ePeople, and Autonomy Corp. Before serving as a CFO, Mr. Spira held senior finance and planning positions at The Walt Disney Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Nestle Food Company and worked as a consultant in Peat Marwick’s Merger & Acquisition practice.

TIER REIT, Inc. announced that it has hired Dallas E. Lucas to serve as its chief financial officer. Mr. Lucas served most recently as chief financial officer of Intrawest ULC. Prior to joining the Intrawest team, Mr. Lucas was a founding partner of Pacshore Partners, and formerly served as chief executive officer, president and director at Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc. and as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Maguire Properties, Inc.

BIND Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIND) elected Charles A. Rowland, Jr.,  most recently the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Incorporated, to its Board of Directors. He served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Incorporated until it was acquired by Shire plc in January 2014. Prior to joining ViroPharma in 2008, Mr. Rowland was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as the interim Co-Chief Executive Officer, for Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he served from 2006 to 2008. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rowland was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biovail Corporation. Mr. Rowland previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Breakaway Technologies, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis AG and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Kyruus announced that Edmond Furlong has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Furlong previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Exa Corporation. Prior to Exa, Mr. Furlong served as Senior Vice President at Fidelity Strategic Investments in Boston.

Patent Properties, Inc. (OTC: PPRO) announced the appointment of Kara Jenny as its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Jenny joins Patent Properties from Fashion to Figure, where she was CFO. Prior to Fashion to Figure, Ms. Jenny spent over 13 years at Bluefly. Ms. Jenny served as Bluefly’s CFO for five years and had previously served as Vice President of Finance prior to her promotion to CFO. Ms. Jenny began her career at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Polycom, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLCM) announced that Laura Durr has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. This follows Durr’s appointment to Interim CFO in March 2014, following a 10-year career with Polycom. For the past nine years, Durr has served as Polycom’s principal accounting officer, a role that will remain part of her new position as Polycom’s CFO. Prior to joining Polycom, Durr held executive positions in Finance and Administration at QuickSilver Technology, C Speed Corporation and Lucent Technologies. She spent six years at Price Waterhouse LLP.Kellie Goldstein

Travel Channel, owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI), announced that Kellie Goldstein has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer. Goldstein joins Scripps Networks from Thomson Reuters where she served as chief financial officer for the Middle East, Africa and Russia territories. While at Thomson Reuters, she also held lead finance positions in several emerging and international markets.

Heatwurx, Inc. (OTC: HUWX) and its subsidiary Dr. Pave has named Alexander Kramer as chief financial officer. Kramer starts June 10, 2014. Kramer will be replacing outgoing CFO Allen Dodge. Prior to joining Heatwurx, Kramer was a director at Millennium Capital, vice president of Finance & Accounting for VSI California, and headed the Trade Finance Group for American Honda Motor Co, all of which are based in Southern California. Additionally, he was CFO of the UWD Group in Tacoma, Wash., and was vice president international at the World Trade Center Association in Los Angeles. Currently, Alex sits on the boards of several non-profits including The International Visitors Council of Los Angeles.

American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) announced the appointment of Rose M. Robeson to the board of directors of its general partner. Ms. Robeson will serve as an independent director and as a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. Ms. Robeson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream GP, LLC, the General Partner of DCP Midstream Partners LP, from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Robeson also served as Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DCP Midstream LLC from 2002 to 2012. Prior to her appointment as CFO of DCP Midstream LLC, Ms. Robeson was the Vice President and Treasurer at DCP, and previously served as Vice President and Treasurer at Kinder Morgan as well as in a number of finance and accounting positions at Total Petroleum (North America) Ltd.

Exosome Diagnostics announced that William J. Kelly has been appointed as its chief financial officer. For the past six years, Mr. Kelly worked at RepliGen Corporation, where he was the company’s principal financial officer for more than five of those years, serving as either chief accounting officer or chief financial officer since 2008.  From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Kelly was corporate controller of Haemonetics Corporation.

Siluria Technologies announced the appointment of Jeffrey P. Wood to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 9, 2014. Wood will join Siluria from Eagle Rock Energy Partners, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Eagle Rock, Wood spent 11 years at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in a number of investment banking and investment management positions. Wood started his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse LLP.

Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: BR) announced that James M. Young has been appointed the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Vice President effective June 23, 2014. He joins Broadridge after serving in senior finance roles at Visa Inc. where he has worked since 2006. Most recently, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President, Finance and was responsible for global financial planning and analysis for Visa’s businesses in North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, he served as the Head of Corporate Finance.  Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Young was a finance executive at Arena Solutions and Grand Central Communications. Mr. Young replaces Dan Sheldon, who left the company in April 2014 after serving as its Chief Financial Officer since the company became an independent public company in 2007.

This Technology Inc. announced that Peter Faubert joined as chief financial officer. Faubert comes to This Technology following leadership roles with a broad range of technology companies, including most recently as CFO with Vision Government Solutions, Inc. Previously, he served as CFO and acting COO for MocoSpace and Turbine, Inc., and corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Viisage Technology. Faubert began his career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) announced the appointment of Chief Accounting Officer, Paul Ruiz as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Ruiz will assume the responsibilities from Stuart Becker, who has resigned. Mr. Ruiz joined Summit Hotel Properties in May 2014. Most recently, Mr. Ruiz was the Director of Global Corporate Accounting for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

OCI Resources LP (NYSE: OCIR) announced the appointment of Kevin L. Kremke as chief financial officer. Choungho “Charles” Kim, the current chief financial officer for OCI Resources, has accepted a position as chief financial officer of OCI Energy LLC. Most recently, Kremke served as vice president, finance and strategic planning for Cheniere Energy, Inc. Prior to joining Cheniere, he served as vice president, energy structuring and supply for Spark Energy. Kremke brings additional financial leadership experience from Reliant Energy and NiSource Inc.

ObserveIT has appointed Peter Biro to head the company’s finance team as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Biro joins ObserveIT from Restaurant Sciences (acquired by GuestMetrics LLC), where he served as vice president of business and corporate development. Prior to Restaurant Sciences, Mr. Biro served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at General Catalyst Partners, and as chief operating officer of publicly-traded online marketing company Lyris Inc. He also founded The Cowper Group, a management consultancy focused on mergers and acquisitions in IT infrastructure and service companies.

Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE: ENZ) announced the appointment of James M. O’Brien as Senior Vice President, Finance. Most recently Mr. O’Brien was Vice President and Corporate Controller for Actavis, plc. Previously, he held senior level finance positions with Nycomed US, Aptuit, Inc., Purdue Pharma LLP and Bristol Myers Squibb Company. Mr. O’Brien began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. O’Brien replaces Andrew Crescenzo.

Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that it has appointed Anthony Krug as chief financial officer of the Company. Mr. Krug previously served as acting chief financial officer and chief accounting officer.

Islet Sciences, Inc. (OTC: ISLT) announced the appointment of Steven Delmar as Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Delmar served most recently as Director of Business Operations at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Prior to his role at CSC, Mr. Delmar served as Chief Financial Officer of Integrity Management Consulting.  He also served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ACE*COMM Corporation.  Mr. Delmar spent 22 years at Microlog Corporation, including 15 years as an executive officer, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer.

Destination XL Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DXLG) announced that Peter H. Stratton, Jr. has been appointed to the position of senior vice president, chief financial officer (CFO) and treasurer. Stratton replaces John E. Kyees, who was serving as interim CFO. Stratton has been serving as Destination XL’s senior vice president of finance, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer since September 2009. He joined the Company in June 2009 as vice president of finance. From May 2007 to June 2009, he served as senior director of corporate accounting at BearingPoint, Inc. Prior to May 2007, he held various finance and accounting leadership positions at Legal Sea Foods, Inc., Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc., and Cintas Corporation.

The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) announced that has named Lawrence W. Stranghoener as Interim CEO. Mr. Stranghoener has served as Mosaic’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since the company’s formation in 2004. Mosaic also announced that Mr. Stranghoener intends to retire at the end of 2014 and that the Board has named Richard L. Mack, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 1, 2014. Upon Mr. Prokopanko’s return, Mr. Stranghoener will serve as Executive Vice President – Strategy and Business Development until his retirement date and will focus on ensuring a smooth transition of his CFO duties to Mr. Mack. Mr. Mack is currently Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and has served as Mosaic’s General Counsel since the company’s launch in 2004. In the decade prior to Mosaic’s formation, he served in various capacities at Cargill, Incorporated.

Medical Action Industries Inc. (NASDAQ: MDCI) appointed Brian Baker to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Baker will continue to serve as the Company’s Principal Accounting Officer.  Mr. Baker has previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer from July 2013 until May 2014, as the Company’s Corporate Controller from October 2011 until July 2013, as the Company’s Director of Financial Reporting from May 2005 until October 2011, and in various other accounting roles from January 2003 until May 2005. Mr. Baker previously was a senior accountant at Grant Thornton LLP.

AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) announced the promotion of Roger K. Newport to the role of Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  Mr. Newport was previously Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Newport started his career with the company in 1985 in the accounting department. He advanced through a number of increasingly responsible finance, sales and marketing positions at the company’s corporate headquarters and Middletown Works.  He was named AK Steel’s Controller in 2001, ad­­ding responsibilities as Chief Accounting Officer in 2004.  He was named Vice President, Business Planning and Development in 2010 and Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2012.

TESARO, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRO) announced the appointment of Tim Pearson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pearson was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. Previously, Mr. Pearson served in a number of financial executive roles at MedImmune, the biologics division of AstraZeneca, including the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance, and Treasurer.

AutoGenomics, Inc. announced that it has named Salvatore V. Alberti as Chief Financial Officer. He has held roles as Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Senior Director of SEC Reporting, and International Controller and has held senior financial management positions with BeyondTrust Software, Solera Holdings, ActivIdentity and Linear Technology Corporation.

Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (OTC: CLRB) announced the appointment of Chad J. Kolean as chief financial officer. Mr. Kolean replaces Joanne M. Protano as chief financial officer. Mr. Kolean most recently served as CFO for Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. From 2010 until its merger in 2011 with Accuray, Inc., Mr. Kolean served as corporate controller for Tomotherapy, Inc. From 2001 through 2008, Mr. Kolean held multiple leadership positions of increasing responsibility at Metavante Corporation. He brings additional financial and operational leadership experience from companies including Snap-On Inc., Herman Miller and Kaydon Corporation. Mr. Kolean began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP.

Promise Healthcare announced the appointment of James Hopwood as Chief Financial Officer.

99 Cents Only Stores LLC announced that Christopher A. Laurence has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Laurence replaces Frank Schools, who has resigned to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Laurence joins 99¢ Only Stores from ThreeSixty Group Ltd. In his 12-year tenure with ThreeSixty Group, Mr. Laurence held a variety of key positions including President and Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Operations and Finance, and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ThreeSixty Group, Mr. Laurence spent 10 years at Brentwood Associates, where he was a General Partner. Mr. Laurence began his career in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking group.

Ignyta, Inc. (NASDAQ: RXDX) announced today that Jacob Chacko has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, assuming responsibility for the role from Zachary Hornby, who has been appointed to the newly-created role of Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Chacko joins Ignyta from TPG Capital, where he served as a Vice President focused primarily on healthcare and digital media since August 2008. He served on the boards of directors of RentPath and EnvisionRx, was an advisor to the Audit Committee of Par Pharmaceutical, and was a board observer to IMS Health and Quintiles Transnational. Prior to this, Dr. Chacko was an Associate serving healthcare clients at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.

iEntertainment Network Inc.(OTC: IENT) announced that David Terry has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Terry is currently the Managing Principle of Gorham Associates of Pawley’s Island, SC. Gorham Associates is business strategy consulting company providing interim CEO, CFO, COO, and business development services.

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.