CFO Moves this week include:
|Tesla Motors Inc.||SolarCity Corporation||The Madison Square Garden Company|
|Owens Corning||Walgreens||USA Truck, Inc.|
|Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc||Accretive Health, Inc.||Michael Baker International|
|LRES||Lanyon||First Internet Bancorp|
|Sensient Technologies Corporation||PTC||Apothecary Products Incorporated|
|CafePress Inc.||Michelman||OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|loanDepot, LLC||Sabine Oil & Gas LLC||Noble House Hotels & Resorts|
|comScore||SunEdison, Inc.||Lift Brands|
|Koppers Holdings Inc.||Blue Line Protection Group, Inc.||XO Communications|
|Theravance, Inc.||Panera Bread Company||Socialware|
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Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced that Robyn Denholm, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operations Officer at Juniper Networks, Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors. Denholm has also been appointed to chair the company’s Audit Committee and be a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees. These roles were previously filled by Brad Buss, who is vacating his committee positions upon joining SolarCity as its Chief Financial Officer. Buss will remain a member of Tesla’s board and will provide valuable continuity from his experience since joining the board in 2009. Denholm joined Juniper in 2007. She joined Juniper from Sun Microsystems, where she served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategic Planning. Denholm began her career in Australia, serving in various finance assignments for Toyota Motor Corporation and Arthur Andersen and Company.
SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) has appointed Brad Buss as chief financial officer. Buss served Cypress Semiconductor as chief financial officer from August 2005 to June 2014. Prior to joining Cypress, Buss served as vice president of finance at Altera Corp., and prior to that, as CFO of Wyle Electronics’ Atlas Services Division. Buss also served as a member of Cisco Systems’ worldwide sales finance team, and as chief financial officer at Zaffire Inc. Mr. Buss is currently a member of the board of directors and audit committee chairman for both Tesla Motors and Cafepress.
The Madison Square Garden Company (NASDAQ: MSG) announced that Sean Creamer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 1, 2014. Mr. Creamer joins MSG following Bob Pollichino‘s announced planned retirement as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Pollichino will continue as chief financial officer until Mr. Creamer officially joins the company on September 1. Mr. Pollichino will then remain as an executive vice president with the company until his retirement later this year, after which he will continue to be available to advise MSG as a consultant for 12 months. Before joining MSG, Mr. Creamer spent nine years at Arbitron Inc., most recently serving as president and chief executive officer. Prior to this, he held the position of chief operating officer. Mr. Creamer joined Arbitron in August 2005 as executive vice president, Finance and Planning. Later that year he was named the company’s chief financial officer, a position he held until 2010, when he became executive vice president of the Company’s radio and cross-platform services and operations. Mr. Creamer is also a former member of Arbitron’s board of directors. Prior to joining Arbitron, Mr. Creamer was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Laureate Education, Inc. Previously, Mr. Creamer held a number of financial positions with increasing responsibility at Mobil Corporation (now Exxon Mobil Corporation) and Price Waterhouse (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers).
Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced that Maryann T. Seaman, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FMC Technologies, Inc., has been elected to the company’s Board of Directors. She joined the company in 1986 and has served as Senior Vice President and CFO, Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer as well as Vice President of Administration. She also served as the Secretary to the Compensation and the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board of Directors for FMC Technologies.
Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) announced the appointment of Timothy McLevish as Walgreens executive vice president and chief financial officer. McLevish comes to Walgreens from Kraft Foods Group, Inc. where he most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to Kraft, he served in chief financial officer roles for Ingersoll-Rand, and Mead Corporation. McLevish also served in a leadership role at Zellerbach Paper Company, where he was vice president and general manager. McLevish succeeds Wade D. Miquelon, executive vice president, chief financial officer and president of international for Walgreens.
USA Truck, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAK) announced that Clifton R. Beckham has notified the Company of his plan to proceed with his resignation as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 30, 2014, to pursue new career opportunities.
Anthelio Healthcare Solutions Inc. announced the appointment of Jeff Robertson as CFO. Jeff succeeds Mark Falkenberg, who will remain with the company through the end of August. Most recently, Jeff was Senior VP at The Brock Group. Jeff has also served as Senior VP and Chief Accounting Officer for Safety-Kleen. He has also worked for Verizon Wireless, KPMG, and PWC.
Accretive Health, Inc. (OTC: ACHI) announced that it has appointed Peter Csapo, former chief financial officer and area senior vice president for VHA, Inc., as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Csapo succeeds Sean Orr, who has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Accretive Health since August 2013. Orr will remain with the company, moving into a new role as SVP of finance. Prior to VHA, Csapo worked at McKesson Health Solutions as chief financial officer and vice president, customer operations. He joined McKesson in 1998, where he advanced through multiple corporate and divisional leadership roles during his 13-year tenure. Csapo also worked at Honeywell International, Inc., in finance and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. He began his career at the headquarters of Sears, Roebuck and Co. in audit and SEC financial reporting.
Michael Baker International announced that it has appointed Brian A. Lutes as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Brian Arsenault, who had assumed the duties of Chief Financial Officer of the company on an interim basis since January 2014, will continue to serve the company as a Vice President in its Finance Group, and will assist Mr. Lutes as he transitions into his new role. Mr. Lutes recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sypris Solutions. He began his career with the General Electric Company where he spent 15 years and is a graduate of their Manufacturing Leadership Curriculum and Corporate Audit Staff.
LRES has named Don Mask, formerly LRES’ chief financial officer (CFO), as chief administration officer (CAO). Prior to joining LRES, Mask held executive level positions at several national companies that provide services for universities.
Lanyon announced John Mills has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mills most recently led financial operations as Chief Financial Officer for Infogroup. From 2005 to 2010, he was CFO for Travelocity and from 2011 to 2013, he was SVP and Treasurer of Sabre Holdings. He also held roles in finance, strategy, and operations for Atlantic Richfield Corporation and Shell Oil Company.
First Internet Bancorp (NASDAQ: INBK), parent company of First Internet Bank of Indiana, announced that Kenneth Lovik has been named the Company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 18, 2014. He will succeed Kay Whitaker, SVP and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lovik comes to First Internet Bancorp following four years at First Financial Bancorp. Prior to that, Mr. Lovik worked in investment banking, providing financial advisory services to financial institutions.
EdR (NYSE: EDR) announced that Bill Brewer has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Brewer has spent five years as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. Prior to joining Sedgwick, Mr. Brewer was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 24 years. Drew Koester, who successfully led the EdR financial group as its interim principal financial officer and treasurer, will continue to be an integral part of EdR’s leadership team.
Scivantage announced the appointment of James (Jim) Corr as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Scivantage, he spent eight years as the Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Pershing-affiliated Albridge Solutions. Prior to Albridge Solutions, Corr held senior financial positions at firms in public accounting and private industry.
Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) announced that Ronald L. Barden has been named the company’s Chief Financial Officer effective September 2, 2014. Mr. Barden will replace John G. Scanlon, who will be leaving the company in September 2014. Most recently, Barden served as Chief Financial Officer of N1Health LLC. Mr. Barden spent ten years in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche and Ernst & Young. Previously he served on the Board of Directors of Heilig-Meyers Company as Managing Director of Reorganization and Senior Vice President & Controller.
Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) announced that Dick Hobbs will retire from his role as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2015 and that he will be succeeded by Stephen Rolfs, Sensient’s current Senior Vice President, Administration. Mr. Hobbs has been Sensient’s Chief Financial Officer since July 2000. He joined the Company in 1973. Stephen Rolfs joined Sensient in 1997. Prior to assuming his current role as Senior Vice President, Administration, Mr. Rolfs was Sensient’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He has also served as Sensient’s Treasurer and its Vice President, Corporate Development. Prior to joining Sensient, he was employed by Brown-Forman Corporation, as a financial analyst and as Assistant Vice President. From 1986 to 1991 Mr. Rolfs worked as a CPA for the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) announced that CFO Jeff Glidden has notified the Company of his intention to retire in FY’15. To ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Glidden will remain in his current role until his replacement has been selected.
Apothecary Products Incorporated announced the appointment of Darran Spence as CFO. Prior to joining Apothecary as CFO, Darran Spence worked as a consultant with River Rock Partners. While at River Rock, she also provided interim CFO support for consumer product companies. Spence also served as CFO for Airborne and The ADS Group, and her earlier career includes progressive finance leadership roles at CNS, General Mills, and The Pillsbury Company.
Michelman hired Jeff Rodgers as the company’s new CFO. Mr. Rodgers has held senior leadership and C-suite positions at companies including Aurora Casket Company, Panini, Crane Co., and General Electric.
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OGXI) announced the appointment of John A. Bencich as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to his recent appointment at OncoGenex, John served as CFO of Integrated Diagnostics Inc. Before joining Integrated Diagnostics in 2012, John was CFO of Allozyne. Earlier he served as the vice president, CFO and treasurer of Trubion Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his role at Trubion, he was the director of finance and corporate controller for Onyx Software Corporation. John started his career at Ernst & Young LLP.
loanDepot, LLC announced the appointment of Jon Frojen as chief financial officer for the company. Frojen most recently served as chief financial officer for Cetera Financial Group. Prior to joining Cetera, Frojen was managing director at Milestone Advisors. Prior to that, Frojen served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Indymac Commercial Lending Corp, as chief financial officer for ReMAE Mortgage Corporation, and vice president and treasurer for both Long Beach Mortgage Company and Avco Financial Services.
Sabine Oil & Gas LLC announced that Shane M. Bayless, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Bayless will step down effective with the closing of the previously announced merger with Forest Oil Corporation. Bayless has served as Sabine’s CFO since its inception in 2007.
Noble House Hotels & Resorts announced the appointment of Patricia Handjaja to Chief Financial Officer. Handjaja gained her hotel and resort knowledge starting as a corporate accountant for Noble House in 2001. From there, she went on to hold titles including director of finance and accounting, and VP of finance, accounting and tax.
comScore (NASDAQ: SCOR) announced that Mel Wesley will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 29th. He will step into the position following current CFO Kenneth Tarpey‘s retirement from comScore later this month. Most recently, he served as CFO of Mandiant Corporation. Prior to Mandiant, he spent over eight years at OPNET Technologies, where he was Senior Vice President and CFO. He also served as Corporate Controller for OPNET from June 2004 through November 2004. Previously Mr. Wesley also served as Corporate Controller for SteelCloud, Inc. and as Assistant Controller for Learning Tree International, Inc..
SunEdison, Inc.(NYSE: SUNE) announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company, Clayton C. Daley, Jr., as a new independent member of the Board and as a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Daley currently serves on the Board of Directors and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Option Committee of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., and serves on the Board of Directors of Foster Wheeler AG. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation and Executive Development and Governance and Nominating Committees of Nucor Corporation.
Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP) announced the appointment of Michael J. Zugay as Chief Financial Officer effective August 18, 2014. Mr. Zugay was Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Michael Baker Corporation from 2012 to 2014 and was Chief Financial Officer for Michael Baker from 2009-2014. Prior to that time, he spent 14 years with iGATE Corporation, where he held various positions, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2008. The Chief Financial Officer position for Koppers is currently held by Leroy M. Ball, who was elected Chief Operating Officer for Koppers in May 2014.
Blue Line Protection Group, Inc. (OTC: BLPG) announced that it has appointed Patrick Deparini as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Deparini has been acting in the capacity of interim controller of Blue Line Protection Group since March of this year. He has served as an officer or director of numerous privately held corporations over the past 15 years, including FX Global Technologies, Inc., Nascent Group, Inc. and Rise Records, Inc.
XO Communications announced that Phong Le has been appointed as chief financial officer. Mr. Le joins XO after serving as vice president of financial planning and analysis for NII Holdings. Most recently, he was vice president, strategy and business operations in Nextel Brazil. Before NII, Mr. Le spent 12 years at Deloitte Consulting.
Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) announced that it has appointed Michael W. Aguiar as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective August 15, 2014 and as a member of the Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Aguiar plans to continue to serve as Theravance’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer until his replacement is identified and appointed. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Gilead Sciences, Inc. Prior to Gilead Sciences, Inc., Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Immunex Corporation and at Honeywell International in a variety of positions, including, most recently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance for Honeywell Electronic Materials SBU.
Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) announced that Roger Matthews, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned his position to pursue other opportunities. Effective August 6, 2014, Bill Moreton, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company, will serve as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Bill Moreton has previously held the positions of Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Panera Bread. Roger Matthews will transition his remaining duties through the end of August.
Socialware announced Sharon Kincl has joined the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer. Kincl comes to Socialware from PeakColo Holdings, Inc., where she served as treasurer and vice president of finance. Prior to joining PeakColo Holdings, Inc., Kincl was treasurer and vice president of finance at Vico Software, Inc. Prior to that, Kincl served as chief financial officer of Fetter Logic, Inc., Persona, Inc., and Intelliquest Information Group, Inc.
WISErg Corporation named Jonathan Alford as chief finance officer (CFO). Most recently, he served as a strategic consultant focused on developing competitive strategies and financial structures for thriving technology companies.
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI) appointed Justin Renz as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Renz served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Zalicus Inc. (formerly CombinatoRx, Inc.) from March 2012 to July 2014, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer from July 2009 to February 2012 and as Vice President, Finance & Treasurer from September 2006 to June 2009. From August 2005 to September 2006, Mr. Renz was Director, Accounting and Financial Operations at EMD Serono, Inc. From 2002 to 2005, he was Senior Director, Global Accounting and Finance at Coley Pharmaceutical Group, and has also held financial and accounting positions at ArQule, Inc., Millipore Corporation and Arthur Andersen LLP.