CFO Moves this week include:
|NIKE, Inc.||Dropbox||Kraft Foods Group, Inc.|
|Avery Dennison Corporation||Newell Rubbermaid||Aeropostale, Inc.|
|Pitney Bowes Inc.||Pier 1 Imports, Inc.||CTS Corporation|
|Ascena Retail Group, Inc.||Hancock Natural Resource Group||BGC Partners, Inc.|
|Main Event Entertainment||Bemis Company, Inc.||Wyless|
|Hostway Services, Inc.||Prelert||CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc|
|Arctic Cat Inc.||SK Capital Partners||Atlassian|
|UniRush, LLC||Congoleum Corporation||Enable Injections|
|Rexnord Corporation||Century Aluminum Company||Spark Networks, Inc.|
|Camargo Pharmaceutical Services||Trice Medical||DDR Corp.|
|CannaPharmaRx, Inc.||Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc.|
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NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced that Donald W. Blair, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire from NIKE in October 2015. As part of a planned transition, Blair will remain in the CFO role through July 31, 2015, and will remain with the company through October 31, 2015 in support of the transition. Effective August 1, 2015, Blair will be succeeded by Andrew Campion, currently Senior Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Investor Relations for NIKE, Inc. Campion joined NIKE in 2007 as the Vice President of Global Planning and Development. In 2010, Campion became CFO of the NIKE Brand, responsible for leading all aspects of financial management for nearly 90% of NIKE’s business. In 2014, he was promoted to SVP, Finance, Strategy and Investor Relations, while also maintaining his responsibilities as CFO of the NIKE Brand. Prior to NIKE, Campion served with the Walt Disney Company from 1996 to 2007, in a number of finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
Dropbox announced that Vanessa Wittman will be joining in March as its new CFO. Vanessa is taking the reins from Sujay Jaswa, who joined in 2010. She joins us from Motorola Mobility, where she served as SVP and CFO following its acquisition by Google. Before Motorola, Vanessa was CFO of Marsh & McLennan and held senior roles at Microsoft and Morgan Stanley.
Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) announced that Teri List-Stoll, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the role effective Feb. 28, 2015. Ms. List-Stoll has been with Kraft since Sept. 2013. Ms. List-Stoll will continue to serve the company as a senior advisor to ensure a smooth transition.
Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced the appointment of Anne L. Bramman as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 23, 2015. Bramman succeeds Mitchell R. Butier, who was recently named Avery Dennison president and chief operating officer. Ms. Bramman is joining Avery Dennison from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, where she has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Carnival, Bramman spent six years at Columbus, Ohio-based L Brands, Inc. She began her career at L Brands in 2004 as vice president – finance for Victoria’s Secret stores. In 2006, she was promoted to vice president/assistant treasurer – mergers, acquisitions and capital markets for the corporation before assuming the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Henri Bendel brand in 2008. She previously served as senior vice president – worldwide finance and strategic planning for THQ, Inc. for two years, and for three years as senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer at the corporate offices at Kinko’s, Inc. Her other financial experience includes seven years at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and three years with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) announced that John Stipancich has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Stipancich joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2004. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Executive Leader of the company’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since August 2014, Stipancich has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the company, Stipancich held senior positions with two former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. portfolio companies. He started his legal career at the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs.
Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) announced that Marc D. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller joined Aeropostale in 2005 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development and was promoted to Group Vice President in 2006, Senior Vice President in 2007 and appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010. David J. Dick will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Dick served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of dELiA*s, Inc., after serving as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the retailer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Dick was the Chief Financial Officer of Charlie Brown’s Acquisitions Corp. from 2006 to 2007. Additionally, Mr. Dick held a number of positions at Linens ‘n Things from 1993 to 2006, including Vice President, Controller and Treasurer.
Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) announced that Michael Monahan has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Monahan will continue his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Monahan becomes Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Monahan has been with Pitney Bowes since 1988 and held positions in Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, as a business unit CFO and product management. He has served as CFO since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Pitney Bowes President of the Mailstream Solutions and Services – Americas, the portfolio of which included North and South American operations of the SMB Mailing Business and Presort Mail Services.
Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) announced that Company veteran Laura A. Coffey has been named Executive Vice President – Interim Chief Financial Officer. She replaces Cary Turner, who has retired as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pier 1 Imports. Ms. Coffey joined Pier 1 Imports in 1997 and has held various positions, including Vice President – Assistant Controller, Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning and most recently, Senior Vice President of Planning. Prior to Pier 1 Imports, Ms. Coffey held positions with Alcon Laboratories and KPMG, LLP.
CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) announced that William S. Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, has been appointed to its board of directors. Johnson has also been appointed to the company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Johnson has served as CFO of Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) since 2003. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, corporate development and general management, including executive positions with BP Amoco and Budget Group.
Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) announced that Robb Giammatteo has been appointed to serve as Ascena’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Giammatteo joined Ascena in September 2013 as its Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations. Before joining Ascena, he held the position of Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at VF Corporation. Prior to VF Corporation, Mr. Giammatteo spent several years in a variety of financial leadership roles at Limited Brands and General Motors.
Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), a unit of Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, announced that Bill Peressini has been named President. Mr. Peressini, HNRG’s Chief Financial Officer, assumes the role of president. Mr. Peressini will also continue as CFO until September 30, 2015. Before joining HNRG in 2011, Mr. Peressini held senior management positions at Stimson Lumber Company, and PacifiCorp, an energy and telecommunications company. Wilfred Steiner has been appointed as Managing Director and CFO of HNRG, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Mr. Steiner is currently Managing Director Australasia (HNRGA) and Director of International Finance. Since joining the organization in 2004, he has held a number of roles and worked on major timberland transactions in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. He will be relocating from Sydney, Australia to Boston. Before joining HNRG in 2004, Mr. Steiner was the CFO of Hoyts Cinemas Limited. He also had worked at Arthur Andersen.
BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) announced Graham Sadler will be retiring. Mr. Sadler will stay full-time at BGC until a successor is found. Mr. Sadler joined BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald in December 2008 and served as CFO for Europe and Asia. In April 2009 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of BGC Partners globally.
Main Event Entertainment announced the appointment of Chandra McCormack to the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Main Event, McCormack served as chief financial officer, treasurer and vice president of administration for Niagara Conservation. Her previous experience includes roles as chief financial officer for Advanced Beauty Inc., vice president of finance at Dean Foods Company, senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting and assistant vice president at Bank of the West.
Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced that Arun Nayar was elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Nayar is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC). He joined Tyco as the Senior Vice President and Treasurer in March 2008 and was also the Chief Financial Officer of Tyco’s ADT Worldwide. From 2010 until September 2012, Mr. Nayar was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Nayar spent six years at PepsiCo, Inc., most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Global Operations, and before that as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer – Corporate Finance.
Wyless announced the appointment of Steve Sarno as CFO. Steve previous experience includes roles as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Sapient and Exa Corporation as well as Senior Vice President of Finance at The Princeton Review. Earlier in his career Steve spent 10 years at PWC.
Hostway Services, Inc. announced the addition of new Chief Financial Officer Kurt Phillips. Phillips comes to Hostway from ShopperTrak where he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In six years there, Prior to joining ShopperTrak, Kurt was the Vice President of Finance and Controller for Townsend Analytics.
Prelert announced that John O’Donnell has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. O’Donnell most recently served as CFO of Aveksa. Prior to that, he served as the controller for both Empirix and Netegrity.
CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Matthew Dallas as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Simultaneous with the announcement, CoLucid announced the retirement of Tim C. Gupton. Tim has been the CFO for CoLucid since its inception, and was also a partner in Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP. Prior to joining CoLucid, Matt was the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at AVEO Oncology. Matt previously worked at Genzyme Corporation, NEN Life Sciences, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced that Christopher J. Eperjesy will join the company as chief financial officer. Eperjesy succeeds Timothy Delmore, who retired at the end of December, as planned. Since 2002, Eperjesy has been chief financial officer, vice president of finance and treasurer, at Twin Disc Inc. Prior to Twin Disc, Eperjesy served as a divisional vice president of corporate finance for Kmart from 2001 to 2002. Before that, he spent six years with the Chrysler Corporation/DaimlerChrysler AG in a variety of increasingly responsible corporate finance roles in the United States, Belgium and Germany.
SK Capital Partners announced that Jerry Truzzolino joined SK Capital as its Chief Financial Officer after serving in a similar position at CI Capital Partners since 2011. Prior to 2011, Mr. Truzzolino was at Neuberger Berman where he was a Senior Vice President and Co-Head of their Finance Group. Previously, Mr. Truzzolino held financial positions with the private equity group at Lehman Brothers and at the Blackstone Group.
Atlassian announced that Erik Bardman has joined as its chief financial officer (CFO). Bardman has served as CFO of public and private companies during the past 26 years. He is currently a Director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Trulia (NYSE: TRLA). Previously Bardman was CFO for the maker of Roku, Inc.; Logitech International, S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI); and eBay Marketplaces (NASDAQ: EBAY). Bardman started his career at the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) serving in a number of positions over 15 years, including vice president of strategic pricing at GE Global Consumer Finance.
UniRush, LLC announced that Douglas McGann has been promoted to President. McGann previously served as CFO of UniRush since joining the company in September 2012. Prior to joining UniRush, McGann was a partner at Milestone. Prior to that, McGann was the Regional Director and Asia Pacific Head of Citigroup’s affluent banking and high net worth wealth management businesses. He has also held senior operating roles at JPMorgan Chase, including his role as the head of strategy and overall business execution for the Personal Financial Services division. Before joining JPMorgan Chase, McGann held leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting and the Capital Markets Company (Capco) and traded municipal securities at Merrill Lynch.
Congoleum Corporation announced the appointment of Chris O’Connor as Chief Financial Officer. Reggie Chesson, the company’s interim CFO, will continue on as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition. O’Conner is the former CFO of CMH Space Flooring Products, Inc.
Enable Injections has named Timothy R. Flaherty as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was most recently CFO for North America of Bonfiglioli. Prior to that, he served as a financial executive at publicly held Arvinmeritor, Ametek/HCC Industries and AtriCure.
Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) announced that George C. Moore will join the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Moore currently serves as a director of Wastequip, Inc., where he has served since 2012. Prior to joining Wastequip, Mr. Moore served as Executive Vice President of Rexnord from 2006 to 2012 and as Rexnord’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008 and as acting CFO for portions of 2009 and 2010. Mr. Moore has also served as a director of Jacuzzi Brands Corp. from 2008 to 2009 and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maytag Corporation, from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Moore served as Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Vice President of Finance at Danaher Corporation, where he was employed from 1993 to 2003.
Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced that Rick Dillon, Century’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will take a temporary medical leave of absence. Mr. Dillon is expected to return by the end of the first quarter. In the interim, Mr. Dillon’s duties and responsibilities will be assumed by Michael Bless, Century’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) announced the appointment of Robert O’Hare as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2015. Brett Zane, after having made significant contributions as CFO since 2007, will work closely with Mr. O’Hare to ensure a seamless transition. Mr. Zane will leave the Company on March 11, 2015. Mr. O’Hare is joining the Company from Square, Inc., where he served as Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Lead since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pandora Media, Inc. He worked as an investment professional with Spectrum Equity Investors and Spitfire Capital and began his career in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners.
Camargo Pharmaceutical Services has named Carter Gaither chief financial officer. Before joining Camargo, Gaither owned his own management group, which provided accounting, finance, human resources and information technology consulting services including business strategy to small businesses. He also served as managing director of finance and administration for Union Springs, a pharmaceutical startup, and manager of finance and administration for River Cities Capital Funds in Cincinnati.
Trice Medical announced the appointment of Craig Carra to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carra’s career started as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers). From 1996-2002, he served as Corporate Controller and Treasurer for Surgical Laser Technologies. From 2002-2012, Mr. Carra served as VP Sales and Business Development for PhotoMedex. Prior to Trice Medical, Mr. Carra served as the financial and business development leader for Ella Health, a venture backed company.
DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) announced that it has appointed David J. Oakes to the role of chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Oakes assumed the role of president and chief financial officer in January 2013, and previously served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer since February 2010. He also served as chief investment officer since April 2007. Prior to working at DDR, Mr. Oakes served as senior vice president and portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, and as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs.
CannaPharmaRx, Inc. (OTC: GDHC) announced that Christopher P. Schnittker has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer, replacing Gary Herick, who will remain on the Board of Directors and as an employee in the role of Director of Finance. Prior to joining CannaPharmaRx, Chris has held the CFO role at Cambrooke Therapeutics, Echo Therapeutics, Soligenix, VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, Micromet, Cytogen and Genaera. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Brannelly as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Paul most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, and Treasurer of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. Prior to joining Karyopharm, he held the position of Vice President Finance, Treasurer, and Secretary for Verastem, Incorporated. Prior to Verastem, Paul was Chief Financial Officer of Longwood Fund. Paul also held senior financial management roles with Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), CombinatoRx and Dyax.