CFO Moves this week include:
|Cargill||J. C. Penney Company, Inc.||Wasabi Technologies|
|EVERTEC, Inc.||Russell Investments||Echodyne|
|Manscaped, Inc.||Torque||Sentry Data Systems, Inc.|
|The AES Corporation||Worthington Industries||Icertis|
|Powell Industries, Inc.||Collibra||Moogsoft|
|Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC||Ohio National Financial Services||Exabeam|
|FirstClose||Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc.||Axial Biotherapeutics|
|Rapid Micro Biosystems||Elanco Animal Health Incorporated||Sanchez Energy Corporation|
|Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.||RESIDE Worldwide, Inc.||Assertio Therapeutics, Inc.|
|ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions||Checkers & Rally|
|The Dallas Housing Authority||eXp World Holdings, Inc.||Site 1001|
|Resonant, Inc.||Harvest Oil & Gas Corp.||Windhaven Insurance|
|Beneplace, LLC||Rockwell Medical, Inc.||Realogy Holdings Corp.|
|Crowd Cow||Social Life Network, Inc.|
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Cargill [MINNEAPOLIS] announced that David Dines will be named chief financial officer, effective December 1, 2018. Dines has previously led global trading businesses in financial and industrial sectors and is responsible for the creation and growth of Cargill’s risk management business. Marcel Smits, currently Cargill’s CFO, will move into a new strategic role, assuming leadership of Cargill Asia Pacific, effective December 1, 2018.
J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [PLANO, Texas] (NYSE: JCP) announced that Michael Fung is temporarily joining the Company as interim chief financial officer succeeding Jerry Murray who will resume his responsibilities as senior vice president of finance. Fung recently served as interim chief financial officer for Neiman Marcus Group and 99 Cents Only Stores following his retirement from Walmart Stores. Prior to Walmart, he served in the top finance positions at several large corporations, including vice president and chief financial officer for Sensient Technologies Corporation, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Vanstar Corporation, and vice president and chief financial officer for Bass Pro Shops, Inc.
Wasabi Technologies, Inc. [BOSTON] announced that Michael Bayer joined as Chief Financial Officer. His most recent role was at iZotope Inc. where he served as the CFO. Prior to that he managed the IPO for MotherNature.com and acquisitions for LightChip and Revivio. Michael co-founded RPM Communications.
EVERTEC, Inc. [SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico] (NYSE: EVTC) announced the promotion of Joaquin Castrillo to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Joaquin Castrillo most recently served as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Evertec. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Evertec in 2012, he worked for PwC in Banking and Capital Markets group in New York and Puerto Rico.
Russell Investments [SEATTLE] hired Jennifer McPeek as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Janus, McPeek was at ING Group where she ran strategic planning and corporate development for the Americas. Earlier in her career, McPeek worked as a consultant and investment banker for McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs, respectively.
Echodyne [KIRKLAND, Wash.] announced that it has added Paul Farmer to its management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Paul brings 30 years of financial and operational leadership with high growth technology companies along with public company CFO experience.
Manscaped, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] announced the hiring of Katy Hopwood as CFO. Katy joined the corporate workforce of fledgling First Virtual Holdings Inc. in 1994 and quickly rose to become Managing Director of International Business Development. Her career growth landed her as the Vice President of Finance and Operations Sourcefinder, where she was responsible for assisting the CEO in its initial capital raising. Katy was one of the first employees (CFO) at Mobile Media Group. As Director of Operations at Renomics Corporation, Katy was instrumental during the acquisition by TopQuadrant in 2011. Her most recent roles include CFO at PB Microsaving in Beverly Hills, California, and an independent Senior Financial Consultant.
Torque [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Alex Bruni as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Bruni held several leadership positions at Patheon (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific), including Vice President of Finance and Vice President of Corporate Development. Prior to that, he held strategic Finance and Operations leadership positions at Merz, CombinatoRx, Sepracor, and EMD Serono.
Sentry Data Systems, Inc. [DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla.] announced the addition of Ron Linares as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his role at Sentry, he served as CFO for several companies, including OmniComm Systems, Inc.
The AES Corporation [ARLINGTON, Va.] (NYSE: AES) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Tom O’Flynn, will transition to a new leadership role, focusing on raising third-party capital to systematically and cost effectively help finance AES’ attractive growth opportunities. Current Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Gustavo Pimenta, will become Chief Financial Officer. These changes will be effective as of January 1, 2019. Gustavo served as CFO of several of AES’ Latin American businesses, including the publicly listed Brazilian companies, Eletropaulo and AES Tietê. He became Deputy CFO nine months ago.
Worthington Industries [COLUMBUS, Ohio] (NYSE: WOR) announced that Joseph Hayek has been named vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Andy Rose, previously president and CFO will continue as Company president. Hayek joined Worthington Industries in April 2014 as vice president of mergers and acquisitions (M&A). In 2017, he was named general manager of the Company’s oil & gas equipment business. Before joining Worthington, Hayek was president of SARCOM, the largest division of PCM, Inc. Joe also led PCM’s M&A and investor relations groups as executive vice president during his six years there. In addition, he spent 10 years in investment banking with Raymond James and Wachovia.
Icertis [BELLEVUE, Wash.] announced the appointment of Curt Anderson as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Curt was CFO of startup Chef Software. Prior to Chef, he had a long career at Microsoft, including serving as CFO of the Cloud & Enterprise Division and CFO of the Manufacturing and Supply Chain Group. He also held senior leadership roles in both Finance and Operations for the Enterprise Partner Group and led Investor Relations. Prior to Microsoft, Curt held various roles at Amazon and began his career at Deloitte.
Powell Industries, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NASDAQ: POWL) announced that Michael W. Metcalf has been named Executive Vice President of Powell Industries, Inc. and will be named Chief Financial Officer following the announcement of the Company’s financial results for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2018 and the filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2018. Don R. Madison will remain as the Company’s chief financial officer until that time. Since 1998 until joining Powell, Mr. Metcalf held financial management positions with General Electric Company. Most recently, Mr. Metcalf served as CFO Aeroderivative Products, GE Power effective August 6, 2018. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Artificial Lift Systems, Baker Hughes, a General Electric company, from August 7, 2017 to August 3, 2018 and CFO of GE Oil & Gas Production Solutions from November 2, 2015 to August 4, 2017. Mr. Metcalf is also bringing with him both operational and international experience having served as the CFO for GE Oil & Gas Supply Chain Operations from April 18, 2011 to October 30, 2015.
Collibra [NEW YORK] announced the addition of Sebastien Giroux as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Collibra, Sebastien was Chief Accounting Officer at Atlassian. He has also held strategic financial management positions with RingCentral, IBM, BigFix, and Taleo Corporation.
Cleco Corporate Holdings LLC [PINEVILLE, La.] has announced Kazi Hasan as the new chief financial officer (CFO). Hasan has spent the last 20 years with The AES Corporation holding numerous positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as chief risk officer. Hasan replaces the current Cleco CFO, Terry Taylor, who is retiring on Jan. 1, 2019, after 18 years with the company.
Ohio National Financial Services [CINCINNATI] announced the promotion of Rocky Coppola to Chief Financial Officer. Coppola succeeds Anthony W. Dunn. Coppola began his career at Ohio National in 1999 after nine years at Liberty Mutual and one year in consulting. Prior to his promotion to CFO, he held the position of senior vice president, finance and controller since December 2016.
Exabeam [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced the appointment of Manish Sarin to chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Exabeam, he was an executive vice president of Corporate Planning and Development at Proofpoint since 2012. Sarin also led strategy and corporate development efforts for the Software and Security groups at HP and was an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan.
FirstClose [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Patrick McClain as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Most recently, he served as CFO at Xplore Technologies and as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer at Falconstar Software. Previously, he served as CFO at Aurea Software and Rules-Based Medicine. Mr. McClain also has held senior operational and financial roles at several financial institutions and FI service providers. He started his career at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] announced that it has appointed Georgia L. Erbez as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Erbez previously served as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Zosano Pharma. She also served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Asterias Biotherapeutics and Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Raptor Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Raptor, Ms. Erbez was a Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking at Collins Stewart, a Founder and Managing Director at Beal Advisors, and a senior level investment banker at Jefferies & Company, and Cowen and Company. She has also held positions at the investment banks Hambrecht & Quist and Alex. Brown & Sons.
Axial Biotherapeutics [BOSTON & PASADENA, Calif.] announced the appointment of Jeffrey Young as the company’s first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Young most recently served as CFO, Treasurer and Secretary at Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Young served as CFO and Treasurer of OvaScience. Mr. Young was previously the CFO and Treasurer of Transmedics. Before that, he served as CFO and Treasurer at Lantheus Medical Imaging. Mr. Young began his career holding various positions of increasing responsibility in finance at Critical Therapeutics, PerkinElmer, Inc. and PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Rapid Micro Biosystems [LOWELL, Mass.] announced the appointment of Sean Wirtjes as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Richard Kollender who has rejoined the company’s Board of Directors. Most recently, Wirtjes served as Vice President, Finance and Controller of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) for Boston Scientific. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Boston Scientific, in progressive roles at Varian, Inc. including Vice President and Controller and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, and as Corporate Controller at Quova. Wirtjes began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated [GREENFIELD, Ind.] (NYSE: ELAN) named Todd S. Young as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Lucas Montarce, who has been serving as acting Elanco CFO, will return to Eli Lilly and Company as vice president and CFO of Lilly’s International Business Unit. Most recently, Young was executive vice president and CFO for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego. He also spent several years in varying financial leader roles at Baxter International and worked on the spin-off of Baxalta, which he then joined as senior vice president and treasurer. He started his career at law firm Sidley Austin L.L.P.
Sanchez Energy Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE: SN) announced the appointment of Cameron W. George as Interim Chief Financial Officer. George joined Sanchez Energy in 2016 as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets and has more than 15 years of investment banking and industry experience. George led the finance team at Linn Energy, LLC from 2005 until joining Sanchez Energy. Before that, he was an investment banker in the energy group at RBC Capital Markets. George will succeed Howard J. Thill, who resigned from the company to pursue other opportunities.
Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: NTLA) named Glenn Goddard its executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before Intellia, Mr. Goddard was the chief financial officer at Generation Bio Company. Previously he was the senior vice president of finance and principal financial officer at Agios Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Agios, Mr. Goddard held various senior-level financial management positions at both Archemix and Immunogen.
RESIDE Worldwide, Inc. [SEATTLE] announced the hiring of Bill Kearns as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer. Bill joins RESIDE most recently from Zipwhip where he was the VP of Finance. Prior to Zipwhip, Kearns was the Director of Financial Reporting for Alaska Airlines. Kearns has also served as Assistant Director of Financial Reporting for PACCAR, Staff Accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Audit Manager for Deloitte & Touche.
Assertio Therapeutics, Inc. [LAKE FOREST, Ill.] (NASDAQ: ASRT) announced that Phillip B. Donenberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire effective November 30, 2018. Replacing Donenberg will be Daniel A. Peisert, who has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Peisert was previously serving as Senior Vice President, Business Development, for Assertio. Peisert joined Assertio as Vice President, Business Development in September 2017. Most recently he served in the position of Vice President of Concordia International Corp.’s U.S. Legacy Pharmaceuticals business. Prior to this, he was Vice President, Business Development for Concordia. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Peisert was Director of Finance and Business Development for Marathon Pharmaceuticals. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, he was a healthcare equity analyst and portfolio manager for Magnetar Capital and UBS O’Connor and began his career as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: ACAD) announced that Todd S. Young, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the organization to join another healthcare company. Elena Ridloff, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations will serve as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) [ARLINGTON, Va.] announced that Mark Santamaria has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mark was previously the CFO at Mission Essential. He also assumed the role of CFO at AM General LLC, and The SI Organization. Additionally, Mark enjoyed a 24 year career at Lockheed Martin in various positions with increasing responsibilities.
Checkers & Rally [TAMPA, FLA.] announced that Bob Baker has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Baker most recently served as CFO at Benihana, Inc. from 2015 until 2018. Before Benihana, Inc., Baker was President and CFO at Café Rio Mexican Grill. Before his role at Café Rio, and for the majority of his professional career, Baker was with Yum! Brands. For 16 years, Baker worked in various roles with the QSR brand, including positions in financial and strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, accounting and field finance positions.
eXp World Holdings, Inc. [BELLINGHAM, Wash.] (NASDAQ: EXPI) announced that Jeff Whiteside is joining the company in a dual role as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Collaboration Officer. Jeff brings more than 30 years of finance and operations experience, including running divisions of General Electric and successfully integrating acquisitions at Pitney Bowes. Alan Goldman, who has been with eXp World Holdings since May 2016, will continue as Chief Financial Officer of eXp Realty and take on the additional role of Chief Accounting Officer of eXp World Holdings.
Site 1001 [SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF.] announced that it has named Dipak Shah as the company’s Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer. Shah has over 30 years of experience in founding, developing and managing enterprise software, financial technology and SaaS companies.
Resonant, Inc. [GOLETA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: RESN) announced Martin “Marty” McDermut as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer effective November 15, 2018. Prior to joining Resonant, McDermut served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, from January 2016 to February 2017 when the company was acquired by MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. Prior to that, McDermut served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, from August 2011 to April 2015 when the company was acquired by Microsemi Corporation. Prior to that, McDermut served as a managing director and consultant at Avant Advisory Group, LLC. He also served as chief financial officer for other publicly traded companies including Iris International Inc. and Superconductor Technologies Inc. He was a partner at the public accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand LLP (now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP). McDermut is a member of the board of directors of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc.
Harvest Oil & Gas Corp. [HOUSTON] announced the appointment of Ryan Stash as Vice President and CFO. Stash most recently served as a Managing Director at Regions Securities focused on the energy sector. Prior to that, he spent 11 years in the Energy Investment Banking Group for Wells Fargo Securities in Houston rising to the level of Director. Prior to that, Mr. Stash spent 5 years as an auditor working at Hewlett-Packard and Ernst & Young, LLP.
Windhaven Insurance [MIAMI] named John D. Rosilier to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Windhaven, Rosilier served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in the Property and Casualty Division at National Lloyds Insurance Corporation, a Dallas subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings. Rosilier also spent close to two decades at United Services Automobile Association (USAA), where he was in the Property and Casualty Division as Vice President and CFO and earlier as Assistant VP for Financial and Enterprise Planning and Analysis.
Beneplace, LLC [AUSTIN, Texas] announced that John Pence has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Beneplace, Pence served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Mobi. Prior to Mobi, John worked in various leadership roles for Freescale Semiconductor, Brinkmann International and Allied Riser Communication. He began his career at Arthur Andersen.
Rockwell Medical, Inc. [WIXOM, Mich.] (NASDAQ: RMTI) announced that Angus Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective at the end of November 2018. Mr. Smith will join Rockwell Medical from Pernix Therapeutics, where he currently serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer and Principal Financial Officer. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning, and as Vice President, M&A and Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Pernix, Mr. Smith worked in healthcare investment banking, most recently serving as a Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Cantor Fitzgerald.
Realogy Holdings Corp. [MADISON, N.J.] (NYSE: RLGY) announced that Anthony E. Hull, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire from his position effective November 5, 2018. Hull, a 15-year veteran of Realogy and its former parent organization, will remain employed and serve as a senior advisor to the Chief Executive Officer and President until March 31, 2019. As part of this transition, Realogy has appointed Timothy B. Gustavson as Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, adding to his duties as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, effective November 5, 2018.
Crowd Cow [SEATTLE] hired Michelle Newbery as chief financial officer. Michelle Newbery comes to Crowd Cow from Lowe’s Companies, where she had a variety of roles including director of corporate accounting, COO and CFO for ATGStores.com and president of The Mine.
Social Life Network, Inc. [DENVER, CO] (OTCQB: WDLF) announced the appointment of Mark DiSiena as its new Chief Financial Officer. DiSiena’s public company background includes Chief Financial Officer at Cherokee Global Brands and 4medica, as well as key financial management roles at Oracle-NetSuite, Lucent Technologies, Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy, and Senior Auditor at Cooper & Lybrand.