CFO Moves – week ending April 18, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending April 11, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending April 4, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending March 28, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending March 21, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending March 14, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

American Water Works Company Inc. Southern California Edison Company Beats Electronics LLC
FMC Technologies DJO Global, Inc. Trust Company of America
HMS Holdings Corp Andrews Federal Credit Union General Employment Enterprises, Inc.
SafeNet, Inc. BioNano Genomics Brandywine Realty Trust
FARO Technologies, Inc. Seaborn Networks Sibling Group Holdings, Inc.
TNCI Operating Company LLC 1st Capital Bank Saratoga Investment Corp.
Hologic, Inc. RadiumOne ValueVision Media, Inc.
Mediabistro Inc. Baxano Surgical, Inc. Callon Petroleum Company
Genius Brands International, Inc.

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American Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE: AWK) announced that effective May 9, 2014, Linda G. Sullivan will become its senior vice president and chief financial officer. Sullivan is succeeding Susan Story, who will become American Water’s president and chief executive officer at the company’s annual meeting scheduled for May 9, 2014. Sullivan will join American Water on April 28, 2014 and will serve in an interim role to ensure a smooth transition to her new role as CFO as Story moves into her new CEO role. Sullivan has been CFO of Southern California Edison since 2009 and took on additional responsibility for operational support activities in 2012. Prior to becoming CFO, Sullivan was vice president and controller of both Edison International and Southern California Edison for five years. Sullivan was assistant controller of Edison International from 2001 through 2005. Prior to 2001, Sullivan held a variety of lead financial roles at a number of Edison International’s competitive businesses, including retail subsidiaries providing home security, energy efficiency, and operations and maintenance services; and a research and development start-up focused on distributed generation, smart grid technologies, solar rooftop installations and electric vehicle charging stations. From 1991 to 1996, Sullivan performed finance and accounting functions at the corporate level and within an operating business unit at the utility. Before starting her career at Edison International, Sullivan was a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP, for three years. Sullivan is the chair of the finance committee on the board of Crystal Stairs, Inc., a non-profit organization, and a member of the board of Executive Services Corps, serving nonprofits throughout southern California.

Southern California Edison Company (“SCE”) announced the resignation of Linda G. Sullivan from her position as chief financial officer of SCE to assume a position with another company. SCE Senior Vice President Stuart R. Hemphill has been appointed to serve as acting chief financial officer. Ms. Sullivan’s resignation and Mr. Hemphill’s appointment will become effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Hemphill has been SCE Senior Vice President for Power Supply since January 2011 and will retain his current position. He served as SCE Senior Vice President for Power Procurement from July 2009 to December 2010 and Vice President for Renewable and Alternative Power from March 2008 to June 2009. He joined SCE in 1987 as an engineer and has held various management positions.

Beats Electronics LLC announced that An De Vooght has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. De Vooght joins Beats after a 16 year career at Red Bull, where she was CFO of North America. Ms. De Vooght was most recently Vice President of Internal Audit. Prior to joining Red Bull, Ms. De Vooght held senior positions at Sony Cinema Products Corporation (SDDS) and Price Waterhouse.

FMC Technologies (NYSE: FTI) announced that Maryann T. Seaman has been appointed Executive Vice President. Seaman, who is the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been with FMC Technologies for 28 years and has held a variety of financial, administrative and operational positions.

DJO Global, Inc. announced the appointment of Susan Crawford as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective March 31, 2014. Ms. Crawford joins DJO Global from Life Technologies Corporation, where she most recently served in a global leadership role as Vice President of Business Transformation. Life Technologies was acquired in February 2014, by Thermo Fisher Scientific for approximately $13.6 billion in equity value. Prior to that role, Ms. Crawford served as Vice President of Corporate Finance Planning and Analysis. Prior to joining Life Technologies in 2005, Ms. Crawford held CFO positions at companies including RealNames and POWERTV, as well as Head of Investor Relations and Financial Planning at Covad Communications.

Trust Company of America announced the appointment of Debbie Wapensky to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Debbie most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Vectra Bank Colorado. She was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as CFO of the Year in 2008. Prior to Vectra Bank, Debbie served in senior positions at a variety of leading financial and technology companies. She began her career with Bank of America where she was a Vice President in the Corporate Development and Strategic Planning Department, supporting the CFO and other Group Executive Vice Presidents.

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: HMSY) announced that Walter Hosp, Chief Financial Officer, will step down in June after seven years with the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Hosp has agreed to continue in his role through June 6, 2014 to ensure a smooth transition.Todd Olszowy

Andrews Federal Credit Union announced that it has named Todd Olszowy as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Andrews Federal Credit Union, Mr. Olszowy served as Vice President of Finance at Water and Power Community Credit Union. He has also held positions as CFO of the Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC), as well as corporate controller of Crestline Funding Corporation, a mortgage banking company.

General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE MKT: JOB) announced that it has appointed Andrew Norstrud, its Chief Financial Officer, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective March 7, 2014. Mr. Norstrud has been the Chief Financial Officer since March 2013 and having assumed the responsibilities of Principle Executive Officer in November of 2013.

SafeNet, Inc. announced that Jon McCabe has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Mike Branca, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. McCabe joined SafeNet in 2010, as vice president of financial planning and analysis. Prior to joining SafeNet, Jon held a similar financial role at McAfee, Inc., as well as various accounting, finance, and business operations roles at Verizon and Genuity prior to McAfee.

BioNano Genomics announced the appointment of Joel Jung as chief financial officer. Before joining BioNano Genomics, Mr. Jung was CFO of Agraquest, Inc. Prior to his role with Agraquest, Mr. Jung was CFO and treasurer of Celera Corporation.  Previous to Celera, he held several executive financial positions with Chiron Corporation including vice president of Finance for the Blood Testing Division, and vice president and corporate treasurer.

Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN) announced the appointment of Thomas E. Wirth as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company in replacement of Howard M. Sipzner. Since December 2009, Mr. Wirth served the Company as Executive Vice President, Portfolio Management and Investments. From 2004 until 2009, Mr. Wirth served as President (2007-2009) and Chief Financial Officer of Feldman Mall Properties. From 1997 to 2004, he served first as the Vice President of Finance and later as Chief Financial Officer of SL Green Realty Corporation. Mr. Wirth has also served as Vice President of Financial Reporting and Analysis for Greenwich, Connecticut-based United Waste System, Inc., and spent ten years with Ernst & Young LLP in various positions, including Senior Manager.

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announced that Peter G. Abram has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Abram will replace Keith S. Bair as part of a planned transition in financial leadership.  Mr. Bair will leave the Company to pursue other opportunities after the completion of a transition period. Mr. Abram was most recently with inVentiv Health Clinical LLC, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Phase II-IV, and previously held senior management positions at Styron LLC and MDS, Inc. following a number of advancing positions at PerkinElmer, Inc. and General Electric Capital.  In addition to roles in financial leadership, Mr. Abram also served as Director of Global Sales Operations for PerkinElmer’s Life and Analytical Sciences division and gained significant international experience with Aeroquip-Vickers, Inc., spending two years living in Singapore.

Seaborn Networks announced that Roger Kuebel has been named Chief Financial Officer. Roger has previously worked extensively in the wholesale carrier and submarine cable industry with other members of Seaborn’s management team. The majority of Roger’s 25-year career has been in senior finance positions for some of the largest telecom companies, including Global Crossing, Genuity and GTE.

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (OTC: SIBE) announced that it has appointed Maurine Findley as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. Findley will also be joining the Sibling Group Board of Directors. Most recently she was CFO for Education Management, Inc. Immediately before that situation she was the CFO for Tall Oak Learning, LLC. Prior to that she held senior management and Board Member positions in a number of higher education and related educational operations groups including a nine years as Controller, then Treasurer for Corinthian Colleges. She has also held senior finance positions in publicly traded manufacturing and software development situations.

TNCI Operating Company LLC announced Bill Farwell as its new Chief Financial Officer. Over his expansive career, Farwell has worked for a mixture of companies including, Total Call International, VOCE Wireless, Spotlight Health and The Walt Disney Company. He has served as CFO for the last 10 years in the telecommunications industry.

1st Capital Bank (OTC: FISB) announced the hire of Michael J. Winiarski as the Bank’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Winiarski has more than thirty years of experience in the financial services industry, with this appointment’s being Mr. Winiarski’s fourth as a Chief Financial Officer for a commercial bank.

Saratoga Investment Corp. (NYSE: SAR) appointed Henri J. Steenkamp to serve as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Compliance Officer. Mr. Steenkamp had served as the Chief Financial Officer of MF Global Holdings Ltd. from April 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Steenkamp held the position of Chief Accounting Officer and Global Controller at MF Global for four years. He joined MF Global, then Man Financial, in 2006 as Vice President of External Reporting and Accounting Policy. After MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2011, he continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer through January 2013. Before joining MF Global, Mr. Steenkamp spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers (“PwC”), including four years in Transaction Services in its New York office. He spent four years with PwC in South Africa.

United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTD) announced that Neil P. Edwards, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer terminated his employment with the Company. The Company appointed Michelle D. Stalick, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller, as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Stalick has been the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller since October 2013, and prior to that, she was the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller since June 2012. Prior to that, she served as the Company’s Vice President, Financial Reporting from October 2008 to May 2012. She joined the Company in September 2002 as its Financial Reporting and Audit Manager, and served as its Director, Financial Reporting from August 2005 to September 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Stalick was a senior audit associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) announced that Glenn Muir, Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, will retire. Mr. Muir, who joined Hologic in October 1988 and has served as CFO since 1992 and Executive Vice President since 2000, will remain with Hologic through November 30, 2014 to help ensure a smooth transition.

RadiumOne announced the appointment of Anna Baird to its leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. Baird joins RadiumOne from Say Media where she was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations and has previous experience as Managing Partner at Connor Group, Senior Vice President at McAfee and over 17 years at KPMG in Silicon Valley.

ValueVision Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: VVTV) announced the appointment of Lowell W. Robinson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Robinson served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of MIVA, Inc., an online advertising network, from August 2007 through March 2009. He joined MIVA in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer. He had previously served as the President of LWR Advisors from 2002 to 2006 and as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at HotJobs.com from 2000 to 2002. He previously held senior financial positions at Advo, Inc., Citigroup Inc. and Kraft Foods, Inc. Mr. Robinson also serves as a director of The Jones Group and has served on the Board of Directors of Local.com Corporation from 2011 to 2012, the Board of Advisors for the University of Wisconsin School of Business from 2006 to 2010, the Board of Directors of International Wire Group, Inc., from 2003 to 2009, and the Board of Directors of Independent Wireless One, Diversified Investment Advisors and Edison Schools Inc. He is a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and the Board of the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

Mediabistro Inc. (NASDAQ: MBIS) announced that Donald O’Neill, Jr. notified the company that he is resigning as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in order to pursue other career opportunities. Mr. O’Neill’s resignation will become effective on a date to be determined in April 2014.

Baxano Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: BAXS) announced that Tim Shannon has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Tim Shannon joined Baxano Surgical in 2013 and has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2013. Previously, he was Vice President of Financial Reporting at Talecris Biotherapeutics and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Harris Wholesale. He began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Callon Petroleum Company (NYSE: CPE) announced that, as part of a planned management transition, Joseph C. Gatto, Jr., Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective March 31, 2014. Mr. Gatto has served as Callon’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance since April 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gatto was founder and Principal of MarchWire Capital, LLC. Previously, he served as a Managing Director at both Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Capital. Bob Weatherly, who has served as a Director since 1994 and as Chief Financial Officer since 2006, will continue to serve as Corporate Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.

Genius Brands International, Inc. (OTC: GNUS) appointed Richard Staves as its interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Staves previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of A Squared Entertainment LLC, which was acquired by the Company on November 15, 2013, from January 2011 to November 2011 and from June 2012 and November 2013. Richard Staves has served as the President of Cherry Creek Wealth Management since November 2013 and from January 2010 to October 2013 was the owner of Cambridge Financial Services. Prior to this position, Mr. Staves was a Senior Wealth Advisor for Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group from April 2008 to December 2009. Jeanene Morgan resigned from her position as Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

CFO Moves – week ending March 7, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending February 28, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending February 21, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFO Moves – week ending February 14, 2014

CFO Moves this week include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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