CFO Moves this week include:
|PDF Solutions, Inc.||eMDs Nation||Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.|
|StudyKIK||PeoplesBank||SIFCO Industries, Inc.|
|Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.||The Fresh Market, Inc||Passageways|
|Stifel Financial Corp.||Stage Stores, Inc.||GlobalSCAPE, Inc.|
|Carpenter Technology||Patriot Energy Group||TIE Industrial|
|EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc.||UroGen Pharma Ltd.||The Travelers Companies, Inc.|
|NETGEAR, Inc.||YapStone||G-CON Manufacturing|
|Startek, Inc.||Williams Industrial Services Group Inc.||Ambarella, Inc.|
|Tactile Systems Technology, Inc.||National Life Group||Alterra Mountain Company|
|Dorman Products, Inc.||EVERTEC, Inc.||DigitalTown|
|Superior Group of Companies, Inc.||Black & Veatch||Brookdale Senior Living Inc.|
|Ei Companies||Borrego Solar Systems|
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PDF Solutions, Inc. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: PDFS) announced that Christine Russell will replace Gregory C. Walker as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Walker will remain with the Company in an operations role. Ms. Russell brings over 25 years of corporate and financial experience to PDF Solutions having served as Chief Financial Officer at UniPixel, Inc., Vendavo, Inc., Evans Analytical Group, Virage Logic, Ceva and OuterBay Technologies, among other companies and positions. She currently serves as Audit Committee Chair and Director for both QuickLogic Corporation and eGain Corporation.
eMDs Nation [AUSTIN, TX] announced the appointment of Iser Cukierman as the new Chief Financial Officer. Iser worked with some great companies such as FISERV, Accenture (formerly Cimation), Ernst & Young, KPMG and Umbel.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. [ORLANDO] (NYSE: HGV) announced that its Board of Directors terminated James E. Mikolaichik as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, for conduct and behavior not consistent with the Company’s policies.
PeoplesBank [YORK, Pa.] announced that Larry D. Pickett has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pickett will also serve as Treasurer of the Bank’s holding company, Codorus Valley Bancorp, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Pickett was employed by Bay Bank in Columbia, Maryland as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he was employed in similar financial and management roles at Susquehanna Bank and Fairfax Savings.
SIFCO Industries, Inc. [CLEVELAND] (NYSE: SIF) announced that it has named Thomas Kubera as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kubera is the Company’s existing Chief Accounting Officer and has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. He also previously served as Interim Chief Financial Officer in 2015. His Chief Accounting Officer duties will be absorbed into his Chief Financial Officer role. Mr. Kubera has been with the Company since May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kubera spent nine years at Cleveland-Cliffs Inc., where he held various senior accounting roles, most recently as the Controller, Global Operations Services.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. [BRIDGEWATER, N.J.] (NASDAQ: SNCR) announced the appointment of David Clark as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Clark, who recently joined Synchronoss as Executive Vice President of Finance, will replace Lawrence Irving, who has served as Synchronoss’ CFO since rejoining the company in April 2017. Irving, who is re-retiring, will serve in a consultative capacity to the company into early 2019 to ensure an orderly transition. Prior to joining Synchronoss, Clark had served as the CFO of The Meet Group, from 2013 to 2018. Prior to that, he served as the CFO of Nutrisystem from 2007 to 2013 and as CFO of Claymont Steel from 2006 to 2007. Clark’s first CFO role was at Suncom Wireless from 1997 to 2006.
The Fresh Market, Inc. [GREENSBORO, N.C.] has appointed Oded Shein as Chief Financial Officer. Shein recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Stage Stores, Inc. In addition, he has held senior financial leadership positions at Belk, Inc. in Charlotte, NC and Charming Shoppes, Inc. in Bensalem, PA.
Stifel Financial Corp. [ST. LOUIS] (NYSE: SF) announced that Jim Marischen was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Marischen will take over the CFO role from James Zemlyak, who will now focus exclusively on leading the firm’s Global Wealth Management business, which he has been the head of since 2011. Mr. Marischen most recently served as Stifel Financial Corp.’s Chief Accounting Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to his roles as CAO and CRO, which he assumed in 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of Stifel Bank & Trust from 2008 through 2015. Prior to joining Stifel, he worked at KPMG.
Stage Stores, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: SSI) announced that Oded Shein, its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, resigned his position effective to pursue another opportunity. The company has appointed Jason Curtis as interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Curtis has been with Stage since 2011, most recently serving as its Senior Vice President, Finance and Credit since March 2017. Mr. Curtis also held the roles of Group Vice President, Finance and Credit from May 2016 to March 2017, Vice President, Finance and Accounting from November 2013 to April 2016, and Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from May 2011 to November 2013. Prior to joining Stage, Mr. Curtis served in various financial roles at Belk, Inc. and The May Department Stores Company.
GlobalSCAPE, Inc. [SAN ANTONIO] (NYSE: GSB) announces the promotion of Karen Young to Chief Financial Officer. Young was appointed to the role of Interim Chief Financial Officer in March of this year, and succeeds James Albrecht, who retired in February. Young has served as the Controller for the past three years. Young joined GlobalSCAPE in 2015. Young began her career with Valero Energy Corporation in San Antonio. Prior to joining GlobalSCAPE, Young was the Controller for PIC Business Systems, Inc., and across her career, has served in a variety of finance and accounting roles.
Carpenter Technology Corporation [PHILADELPHIA] announced Timothy (Tim) Lain has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Damon Audia who has decided to leave the Company for another role. Tim has over 20 years of financial experience including 11 years with the Company. He currently serves as Vice President – Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, a role he was appointed to in June 2013. From June 2015 to October 2015, Tim served as Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Tim served as Audit Director at McGladrey & Pullen.
Patriot Energy Group [BURLINGTON, Mass.] has named Steve Campbell its new Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Campbell has a long history of leading finance and operations at some of the region’s top tech firms, including Raytheon, IBM and Progress Software. At Progress Software, Campbell was vice president of finance and operations.
TIE Industrial [LAVERGNE, TENN.] announced that Ladd Watts has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Previously, Watts held various Sr. Finance roles at SVP Worldwide and Mars incorporated. In addition, he previously headed procurement finance and was plant controller for a Mars manufacturing facility in Texas.
EVO Transportation & Energy Services, Inc. [PEORIA, Ariz.] (OTC Pink: EVOA) appointed Michael Zientek as chief financial officer. Zientek previously served as a senior consultant to CBIZ, Inc. Prior to CBIZ, Zientek held various financial leadership positions at Gap, Inc., including chief internal auditor, chief financial officer of global supply chain, and VP of Financial Operations.
UroGen Pharma Ltd. [RA’ANANA, Israel, and NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: URGN) announced that Peter P. Pfreundschuh has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He replaces Stephen Mullennix, who has served as UroGen’s Interim CFO since June 2018, will continue in his role as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Pfreundschuh previously served as the CFO of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Sucampo, he was Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of Immunomedics Inc. Before this, Mr. Pfreundschuh was CFO for CircuLite, Inc. His previous roles include leadership positions in finance, commercial operations and business development within the pharmaceutical industry at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Pfreundschuh is currently a board member of Speratus Therapeutics, Inc., and GitBasic LLC. He has also previously served as an advisor or board member to Immunomedics Inc., CircuLite Inc., and Reproductive Medical Associates of New Jersey, in addition to other companies and private organizations.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. [HARTFORD, Conn.] (NYSE: TRV) announced that, Jay S. Benet will step down from his role as Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 2002. Benet will remain on the senior leadership team as Vice Chairman. Daniel S. Frey will succeed Benet and become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Frey currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Personal Insurance segment, having served in a number of other key financial management roles across Travelers over the past 15 years. Prior to his current role, Frey served as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s Claim and Field Management organizations. Before joining Travelers, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Spalding Sports Worldwide. He began his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche.
NETGEAR, Inc. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: NTGR) announced that Bryan Murray has been appointed as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He succeeds Christine Gorjanc, the company’s former Chief Financial Officer, who is assuming the role of Chief Financial Officer at Arlo Technologies, Inc. Bryan Murray has been with NETGEAR for over 16 years serving in various management roles within the Finance organization. Prior to assuming the role of CFO, he served as NETGEAR’s Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller. Before joining NETGEAR in 2001, he worked in public accounting at Deloitte.
G-CON Manufacturing [COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS] announced that it has appointed Paul Moore to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Moore served as Chief Financial Officer at Zacros America, Inc. from 2015 to 2018. Moore also served as Controller for TIC GUMS, Inc. from 2011 to 2014 and as Strategic Controller for Brown International Corporation, LLC from 2008 – 2010.
Startek, Inc. [GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.] (NYSE: SRT) appointed Ramesh Kamath as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Don Norsworthy. Ramesh previously served as CFO of Aegis Global, which was combined with Startek on July 20, 2018. Prior to Aegis, he also led the finance organization of prominent BPOs, including serving as CFO of The Minacs Group and Progeon (now Infosys BPO).
Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. [IRVING, Texas] (OTC: WLMS) announced that Timothy M. Howsman has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howsman has served as interim CFO since May 2018 and has been with the Company since August 2014. During his tenure with the Company, Mr. Howsman has also served as Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Howsman was the Vice President, Controller of Blue Lynx Media, LLC, the accounting shared service center for Tribune Publishing. Mr. Howsman has held positions of increasing responsibility in operations and financial positions in other businesses, including with Dresser, Inc.
Ambarella, Inc. [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: AMBA) announced the appointment of Kevin C. “Casey” Eichler as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Eichler succeeds George Laplante, who announced his intention to retire earlier this year. Eichler served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. from March 2015 to July 2016 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2009 to February 2015. Prior to joining Ultra Clean Holdings, Mr. Eichler was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Credence Systems Corporation from January 2008 to November 2008, Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of MarketTools, Inc. from March 2006 to December 2007, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MIPS Technologies Inc. from June 1998 to February 2006. Prior to that, he held management positions with several technology companies, including Visigenic Software, NeXT Software and Microsoft.
Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (NASDAQ: TCMD) announced the appointment of Brent A. Moen to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective September 2, 2018. Tactile Medical’s current Chief Financial Officer, Lynn L. Blake, will resign from that role effective as of the close of business on September 1, 2018. Ms. Blake will continue to advise the Company in a consulting role until March 2019 in order to facilitate a smooth transition. Mr. Moen most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Entellus Medical, Inc., from May 2016 until the company’s acquisition by Stryker Corporation in February 2018. Prior to joining Entellus Medical, Mr. Moen served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ABRA Auto Body & Glass LP, from November 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Moen previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Regis Corporation, from January 2011 to December 2012. Mr. Moen held various financial roles of increasing responsibility with Regis Corporation, beginning in 2000.
National Life Group [MONTPELIER, VT.] announced that Sarah VanBeck was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, replacing Robert Cotton who was appointed Chief Operating Officer. VanBeck joined National Life last year as Chief Accounting Officer. She has spent 25 years in the insurance industry and was most recently at AIG, where she was Senior Vice President and Controller at AIG Life and Retirement. She began her career as manager of SEC reporting and analysis at American General Corp.
Alterra Mountain Company [DENVER] announced the appointment of Timothy B. Donahue as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Donahue most recently served as head of JPMorgan’s Leveraged Finance Capital Markets Group. Mr. Donahue also spent time as a partner at Blackstone’s GSO Capital Partners and as a corporate securities attorney at Battle Fowler LLP.
Dorman Products, Inc. [COLMAR, Pa.] (NASDAQ: DORM) announced that Kevin M. Olsen, formerly the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and, effective January 1, 2019, Mr. Olsen will become the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”). The company appointed Michael P. Ginnetti as the Company’s interim CFO. Mr. Ginnetti currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. He has served in this position since May 2011 and he will continue to serve in this position while serving as interim CFO. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ginnetti was employed by Technitrol, Inc., most recently as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.
EVERTEC, Inc. [SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico] (NYSE: EVTC) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peter J.S. Smith has decided to leave the Company effective September 6, 2018 and pursue other opportunities. Current Vice President of Finance, Joaquín Castrillo, will serve as interim CFO. Mr. Castrillo joined the company in 2012 and has held positions of increasing responsibility, currently leading the financial planning and treasury functions.
DigitalTown [SEATTLE and TORONTO] (OTC: DGTW) the appointment of Dave Carter as Chief Financial Officer. Since 2016, Dave has focussed on Blockchain and Cryptoassets, advising startups and most recently 3iQ, a Canadian Investment Fund Manager, and the first regulatory approved multi-cryptoasset manager in Canada.
Superior Group of Companies, Inc. [SEMINOLE, Fla.] (NASDAQ: SGC) named Michael (Mike) J. Attinella as the Company’s new chief financial officer and treasurer. Attinella succeeds Andrew (Andy) D. Demott, Jr. in the CFO position as Demott shifts his responsibilities to fully focus on his role as chief operating officer of the company. Attinella joins Superior Group of Companies from HSNi, where he served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of HSNi since 2008, and executive vice president and chief financial officer of HSN since 2013. Attinella began his tenure with HSNi in 2001 as vice president, controller. Previously, Attinella was vice president, controller at Catalina Marketing Corp. He also served various financial and operational responsibilities at Tech Data Corporation.
Black & Veatch [OVERLAND PARK, Kan.] announced that Ken Williams has become the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Karen Daniel, who retired in July after a quarter century at Black & Veatch including the last 18 years as its CFO. Williams rejoins Black & Veatch after previously serving as its Treasurer from 2010 to 2012. His professional experience includes several roles with Fluor, where he was CFO of its government services business unit. He returns to Black & Veatch from Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] (NYSE: BKD) announced that Steven Swain will join the Company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Steve is expected to start on September 4, 2018 and will replace the Company’s current Interim Chief Financial Officer, Teresa Sparks. Steve will join the Company after most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer of DISH Network Corporation since October 2014 and previously serving in roles of increasing responsibility within the company since 2011. Prior to DISH Network, Steve spent more than 15 years working in the telecommunications sector, where he served in multiple leadership roles in finance and engineering operations.
Ei Companies [LAS VEGAS] announced that Greg Cobb has been named the new Chief Financial Officer. Greg will begin his new role immediately and will be based out of the companies Phoenix offices. Prior to joining the companies, Greg founded Inglenook Financial in Scottsdale, AZ. Prior to Inglenook, Greg was CFO for US PEACH. Before entering the Construction Services Industry, Greg was CFO at an Arizona based biotech company. He has also been Managing Director of a San Francisco Bay Area based technology mergers & acquisitions firm. Greg is also a private equity investor and has managed an Angel investor group.
Borrego Solar Systems [San Diego] announced the appointment of Andrew Hall as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hall joined Borrego Solar in January 2015 as General Counsel. In August 2015, he became Executive Vice President, responsible for leading Human Resources and Information Technology (IT) as well. In his new role, Hall remains general counsel and retains responsibility for leading IT. Prior to joining Borrego Solar, Hall served as Corporate & Compliance Counsel at Thoratec Corporation, and as an associate attorney at Covington & Burling, LLP and Morrison & Foerster, LLP. Before practicing law, he was a research analyst in the credit risk management division of JPMorgan Chase & Co.