CFO Moves this week include:
|Yum! Brands, Inc.||Hilton Worldwide||Anaplan|
|Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation||Groupon||Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.|
|Benefitfocus, Inc.||Grange Insurance||Social Reality, Inc.|
|ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Penn Community Bank||Brixmor Property Group Inc.|
|Bear State Financial, Inc.||Unum Group||Tangoe, Inc.|
|Cadence Design Systems, Inc.||Bask Technology Inc.||SUPERVALU INC.|
|Safeware||Icertis||Seychelle Water Filtration Products|
|Lee Industries, Inc.||DDR Corp.||Excel Trust|
|AMREP Corporation||Brightcove Inc.||MSCI Inc.|
|Watt Companies||Vantiv, Inc.||Frequency Electronics, Inc.|
|First Midwest Bancorp, Inc.||ikeGPS||EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|MOD Pizza||Omnitracs, LLC||Wilhelmina International, Inc.|
|Manhattan Associates, Inc.|
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Yum! Brands, Inc. [LOUISVILLE, Ky] (NYSE: YUM) announced the promotion of David Gibbs to President and Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the global Pizza Hut Division. He served as CFO of Pizza Hut U.S. from 2005 to 2010 before transitioning to a global role as President and CFO of Yum! Restaurants International. Gibbs also served as President of Pizza Hut U.S., prior to assuming the role of division CEO.
Hilton Worldwide [MCLEAN, Va.] (NYSE: HLT) announced the appointment of Sean M. Dell’Orto as chief financial officer of the planned real estate investment trust (REIT) that is expected to form following its separation from Hilton Worldwide later this year. Dell’Orto will continue to serve as senior vice president and treasurer for Hilton Worldwide. Previously, Dell’Orto was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Barceló Crestline Corporation, and was vice president and treasurer at Highland Hospitality Corporation.
Anaplan [SAN FRANCISCO] announced it has appointed David F. Conte to its board of directors. He is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President at Splunk Inc. Previously, he served as CFO at IronKey, Inc. Prior to that, he served as CFO at software company Opsware.
Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation [CARNEGIE, Pa.] (NYSE: AP) announced the appointment of Michael G. McAuley as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and CFO at RTI International Metals (RTI). Before joining RTI, Mr. McAuley held positions of increasing responsibility at Goodrich Corporation, and Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Groupon [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced that it has named Mike Randolfi as its Chief Financial Officer. Randolfi most recently served as CFO of Orbitz Worldwide. Prior to Orbitz, Randolfi held a number of senior finance roles at Delta Air Lines, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and Controller.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: SGYP) announced that Gary L. Sender has resigned as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Bernard F. Denoyer, who has served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary at Synergy since 2008, will assume responsibilities as Principal Financial Officer.
Benefitfocus, Inc. [CHARLESTON, S.C.] (NASDAQ: BNFT) announced that Dennis B. Story will join the company as chief financial officer. Story is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer of Manhattan Associates, Inc. and has been with Manhattan Associates since March of 2006. He was previously senior vice president of finance for Certegy until its merger with Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Prior to Certegy, Story held the CFO role at NewRoads, Inc., and also previously served as a senior vice president with Equifax. Story began his career at Coopers & Lybrand.
Grange Insurance [COLUMBUS, Ohio] announced that Terri Dalenta has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. She most recently served as SVP of Property Product Management for Allstate Insurance in Chicago. Prior to Allstate, Dalenta served as EVP and Chief Risk Officer for Aviva North America and then served in the company’s London headquarters as Risk Framework Director. She also previously served as Chief Risk Officer and Corporate Chief Actuary for Safeco Insurance. Terri started her career in the late 1980s with Aetna Life and Casualty. She’s also held senior positions with Deloitte Consulting, LLP and Travelers Insurance.
Social Reality, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (OTCQB: SCRI) announced the appointment of Rahul Thumati as its Chief Financial Officer. He joins the company from Liberman Broadcasting. There he served as Corporate Controller and VP of Finance from August 2014 until joining Social Reality in March 2016. Prior to working at Liberman Broadcasting, Mr. Thumati held a variety of executive finance positions including his post as Corporate Controller of Evergreen Studios. Previous to that, he also served as Corporate Controller for Forward Industries. Mr. Thumati was employed by The Walt Disney Company, from November 2008 until September 2011, serving as Senior Manager- Corporate Accounting and Manager- Transaction Support from November 2008 until November 2009. Prior to that he was employed by Deloitte & Touche, serving as Senior Consultant – Regulatory and Capital Markets Consulting.
ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [BAUDETTE, Minn.] (NASDAQ: ANIP) announced the appointment of Stephen P. Carey to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Steve has held various financial and accounting positions with Schering Plough Corporation and most recently, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., where he was the Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Steve began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Penn Community Bank [DOYLESTOWN, PA] announced that it has hired Stephanie A. Austin as its chief financial officer. Austin previously served as chief financial officer and treasurer for Continental Bank Holdings, Inc. for nine years. Prior to that, Austin served as the controller at Harleysville National Bank. She previously had served as the controller for Progress Financial Group.
Brixmor Property Group Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: BRX) announced that it named Angela Aman as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Aman will succeed Barry Lefkowitz. Mr. Lefkowitz has held the position on an interim basis since February 2016. Ms. Aman currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Starwood Retail Partners. Previously, she served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. She previously served as a Portfolio Manager with RREEF and started her career in the real estate practice in the investment banking group at Deutsche Bank.
Bear State Financial, Inc. [LITTLE ROCK, Ark.] (NASDAQ: BSF) announced that Chief Accounting Officer Sherri Billings was named Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Mrs. Billings has been with the Bank since 1979. She has served as an Executive Vice President since 2002 and became Chief Accounting Officer in 2014. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and First Federal Bank from 2002 until 2014, as Senior Vice President for First Federal Bank from 1993 to 2002, and as Treasurer for First Federal Bank from 1986 to 1993.
Unum Group [CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.] (NYSE: UNM) announced that Josh Nelson will be joining the company as chief financial officer of its Colonial Life business. Nelson joins Unum Group from MetLife, where he most recently served as vice president and chief financial officer. He previously held leadership roles at The Hartford and AIG.
Tangoe, Inc. [ORANGE, Conn.] (NASDAQ: TNGO) announced that Jay Zager will assume responsibility as the company’s interim Chief Financial Officer, after former CFO Gary Martino resigned. Mr. Zager most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Axcelis Technologies (ACLS), from which he retired in 2013. Prior to this role, Mr. Zager served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at 3Com Corporation.
Bask Technology Inc. [LEHI, Utah] announced that Phil Fraher has been hired as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Bask, he served as CEO, COO and CFO for Houston-based FuelQuest, President and CEO of Visual Numerics, Inc., COO and CFO of Brightmail, Inc. and held other financial management positions at Cahners Business Information Electronic Media Division, Pilot Software, and Dun & Bradstreet. In addition, Fraher has been a key advisor to several emerging startup organizations and previously served as an Executive in Residence at the Houston Technology Center.
SUPERVALU INC. [EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.] (NYSE:SVU) announced that Mary Winston has been appointed to SUPERVALU’s Board of Directors. Ms. Winston joins the Board having most recently served from 2012 through August 2015 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Before joining Family Dollar, from 2008 to 2012, Ms. Winston served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Giant Eagle, Inc. Ms. Winston currently serves on the boards of directors for Dover Corporation and Domtar Corporation, and from 2008 through February 2016 was a director for Plexus Corporation.
Icertis [BELLEVUE, Wash.] announced the addition of Jeff Epstein, Operating Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP), to its Advisory Board. Epstein, the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Oracle.
Seychelle Water Filtration Products [SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.] (OTCQB: SYEV) announced that James Place will become President and remains CFO.
Lee Industries, Inc. [PHILIPSBURG, Pa.] announced the appointment of Joshua T. Montler as president and chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Joshua Montler has served as vice president of finance and operations for the company since 2008 and will succeed his father,Robert W. Montler, as president. Robert Montler will remain chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Prior to joining Lee Industries, he was a senior cost accountant for First Quality corporation in Great Neck, N.Y. Previously, he was a cost accountant with Denver, Colo.-based Gates Corporation. He earlier served as an accountant for Young, Oaks, Brown & Company.
DDR Corp. [BEACHWOOD, Ohio] (NYSE: DDR) announced that Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer Luke J. Petherbridge will step down from his role. David J. Oakes will also serve as chief financial officer and treasurer on an interim basis until a successor is appointed.
Excel Trust [SAN DIEGO & NEW YORK] announced its appointment of Luke J. Petherbridge as Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Petherbridge is an experienced retail real estate executive and currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of DDR Corp.
AMREP Corporation [PRINCETON, N.J.] (NYSE: AXR) announced that Pete Pizza will retire as Chief Financial Officer of AMREP. Clifford Martin, currently AMREP’s Treasurer and Director of Accounting, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.
Brightcove Inc. [BOSTON] (NASDAQ: BCOV) announced that Gary Haroian has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Haroian’s has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer for several public software companies, including serving as the chief financial officer of Bowstreet and Concord Communications and as chief executive officer of Stratus Computer. In addition, he currently serves on the board of directors of Aspen Technologies and EnerNOC, and has previously served on the boards of directors of A123 Systems, Network Engines, Unica Corporation, Phase Forward, Authorize.Net Holdings and Embarcadero Technologies.
MSCI Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: MSCI) announced that Kathleen Winters will join the firm as Chief Financial Officer. She will succeed Bob Qutub, who is retiring from the firm. Ms. Winters joins MSCI from Honeywell International, where she most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Winters began her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she held various positions from 1989 to 2001.
Watt Companies [LOS ANGELES] announced that Brian Burdzinski has been promoted from Vice President to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Watt, Brian led finance operations at John Laing Homes and Western Pacific Housing.
Vantiv, Inc. [CINCINNATI] (NYSE: VNTV) announced that Stephanie Ferris has been promoted to chief financial officer. Ferris joined Vantiv in 2009 as senior vice president. In 2013 she was tapped to be general manager of the company’s merchant bank business. Before Vantiv’s spin-off from Fifth Third Bank in 2009, Ferris spent 8 years serving the bank in various leadership positions, including as chief financial officer of Fifth Third Processing Solutions. Prior to Fifth Third, Ferris worked in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
First Midwest Bancorp, Inc. [ITASCA, IL.] (NASDAQ: FMBI) announced that Paul F. Clemens, Chief Financial Officer of the Company and its subsidiary, First Midwest Bank has advised the Company that he will be retiring.
ikeGPS [BROOMFIELD, CO.] announced the appointment of Dennis Bencala as its chief financial officer. Bencala has served as CFO and vice president of finance at NASDAQ-listed Ikanos Communication Inc., CFO and corporate controller of NASDAQ-listed SiRF Technology Holdings Inc., CFO at venture capital-backed Renewable Energy Test Center Inc., and corporate controller of venture capital-backed and Hong Kong-listed ScanVision Inc.
EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] (NASDAQ: EYEG) announced the appointment of Ryan R. Brenneman as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining EyeGate, Mr. Brenneman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at CYS Investments, Inc. Previously, he was Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer at First Marblehead Corporation. He spent over four years at Freddie Mac, where he served as Controller – Multifamily Accounting and Controller – Investments and Capital Markets Accounting. He has also held senior-level finance positions at organizations including Booz Allen Hamilton, Protiviti, Inc., InterSystems Corporation and NerveWire, Inc. and has served as an Independent CFO Consultant to several companies in the Boston area.
MOD Pizza [SEATTLE, WA.] announced the appointment of Bob Barton to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Barton was CFO and VP of Operations for nine years at drugstore.com, and President, COO and CFO of OnlineShoes.com.
Omnitracs, LLC [DALLAS] announced the appointment of Sarah Hagan as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Omnitracs, Hagan spent 11 years at Sabre Corporation. She also served as vice president of finance for a $700M division that develops software solutions for the airline industry. Earlier in her career, she was an auditor with public accounting firm RCO.
Wilhelmina International, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that James McCarthy has been named the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, McCarthy has served as Controller of Orchard Media, Inc. (August 2009 to April 2016). Earlier in his career, he worked at Ernst & Young, LLP in New York.
Manhattan Associates, Inc. [ATLANTA] (NASDAQ: MANH) announced that the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, Dennis B. Story, notified the Company he will be leaving to pursue personal and other business interests. the Company intends that Linda C. Pinne, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as Manhattan’s interim CFO until Mr. Story’s successor is in place.