CFO Moves this week include:
|PureRED||Magellan Gold Corporation||CommScope|
|Paycor||Abide Therapeutics||Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc.|
|General Cannabis Corp||Hitachi Data Systems Federal Inc||Anchor Loans|
|AMREP Corporation||Coalfire||Dynasty Financial Partners|
|Career Education Corporation||Flywheel Sports||Envision Healthcare Corporation|
|GGP Inc.||MDU Resources Group, Inc.||Ferrellgas Partners, L.P.|
|Flowserve Corporation||LRAD Corporation||Vanir Group of Companies|
|Bold Penguin||Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc.||Tuition.io|
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PureRED [ATLANTA, GA] has appointed David Arney as its new Chief Financial Officer. David succeeds Greg Latham, Chief Financial Officer of PureRED for the last twenty-one years. David Arney was most recently with The Intersect Group, where he served as interim International Controller. He also served in executive level roles for Fiserv, as well as Chief Financial Officer of Graphic Communications, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Q Interactive, and began his career at Deloitte.
Magellan Gold Corporation [RENO, Nevada] (OTCQB: MAGE) announced the appointment of Michael P. Martinez as CFO and Secretary of the Company. To facilitate this change, John C. Power recently stepped down as CFO and Secretary. Michael P. Martinez brings twenty-five years of proven financial management and accounting experience, including twenty years in executive management positions with high-growth companies. He has held roles in both public and private sectors in directing financial reporting, accounting, human resources, treasury functions and capital formation.
Adherium [SAN MATEO, Calif.] (ASX: ADR) announced the appointment of Timothy A. Marcotte as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Adherium, he worked at several medical device companies, including Zonare Medical Systems, VNUS Medical Technologies, and Repeater Technologies. Former CFO Rob Turnbull transitions to a new role of Vice President of Finance and Business Services.
Welltok [DENVER] announced that Chris Power joined the company as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Power most recently served as CFO of Paycor. He was also previously CFO of LifeLock. Additionally, Power served as CFO and in other senior executive roles at other notable technology companies, including Salary.com, Monster Worldwide and Nortel Networks.
Paycor [CINCINNATI, OH] announced the appointment of William J. (Bill) Davis as chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Bill served as CFO at Gloo Networks plc. He also served as CFO for Blackboard, Inc. Prior to joining Blackboard Inc., Bill was CFO of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions for nearly a decade. Bill was also previously CFO at Lante Corporation and started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Abide Therapeutics [SAN DIEGO] announced the appointment of Sapna Srivastava, Ph.D., to the position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer. Most recently, Dr. Srivastava held the position of Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Intellia Therapeutics. Prior to that role, Dr. Srivastava spent over a decade on Wall Street as a Senior Biotechnology Analyst for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and ThinkEquity Partners, LLC. She began her career as a research associate at J.P. Morgan.
Wesco Aircraft Holdings, Inc. [VALENCIA, Calif.] (NYSE: WAIR) announced that it has appointed Kerry A. Shiba as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Shiba succeeds Richard J. Weller, who previously announced his intention to retire. Prior to joining Wesco Aircraft, Mr. Shiba was executive vice president, chief financial officer and secretary of Superior Industries International, Inc. Previously, he served as senior vice president, chief financial and restructuring officer, and president of the original equipment business unit of Remy International, Inc. Mr. Shiba also held senior management positions with Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, including vice president and chief financial officer, and served in senior financial management roles with The BF Goodrich Company. He began his career with Ernst & Young, L.L.P.
General Cannabis Corp. [DENVER] (OTCQB: CANN) announced the appointment of Brian Andrews as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Andrews served as our Vice President of Finance since January 2017. From August 2013 to January 2017, Mr. Andrews worked for NOW CFO, LLC, where he provided accounting and finance consulting services to numerous public and private companies, including General Cannabis Corp from September 2015 through January 2017. From November 2011 to July 2013, Mr. Andrews served as corporate controller for Mesa Labs, Inc.
Hitachi Data Systems Federal Inc. (HDS Federal) [RESTON, Va.], a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), announced the appointment of Mark A. Serway to chief financial officer and vice President of operations. Prior to joining HDS Federal, Serway served as chief financial officer for Govplace, Inc. From 2008 to 2013, Mark served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Akima. Earlier in Mark’s career, he held progressively senior positions with Employment Enterprises, Paradigm Solutions, Lockheed Martin IT, Getronics Government Solutions, Babcock & Wilcox and Boeing Computer Services.
Anchor Loans [CALABASAS, Calif.] announced the appointment of Bryan Thompson to serve as the company’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining Anchor Loans, Thompson served as CFO for Luxury Mortgage Corp.
AMREP Corporation [PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.] (NYSE: AXR) announced that James McMonagle, Jr. has been appointed as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMREP, with Robert Wisniewski retiring as Chief Financial Officer of AMREP. Prior to being appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMREP, Mr. McMonagle had been Vice President, Finance of the Company since February 2017. Prior to joining AMREP, Mr. McMonagle had been Director of Finance of The Lloyd Group, Inc., and Vice President, Finance of SnapOne, Inc.
Coalfire [WESTMINSTER, Colo.] announced the appointment of Michael Chao as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Chao served as CFO of KeyPoint Government Solutions, Inc. Previously he held key financial positions at Vail Resorts, Famous Brands International, eBay and KPMG.
Dynasty Financial Partners [NEW YORK] announced that Jason Emerson will join the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Emerson joins from Convergex Execution Solutions where he was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Convergex, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Gain Capital and has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry where he has held various management positions at firms including Knight Capital Group, Instinet and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Career Education Corporation [SCHAUMBURG, Ill.] (NASDAQ: CECO) announced that A.J. Cederoth, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Cederoth’s employment with the Company is expected to continue through September 30, 2017. Ashish Ghia, Vice President Finance, has been appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ashish Ghia joined Career Education in June 2008 and has served in various financial planning and analysis roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President Finance since February 2016. Prior to joining the Company, he was a Business Finance Manager with Sears Holdings Corporation from 2006 to 2008, and also held associate positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Ernst & Young.
Flywheel Sports [NEW YORK] announced that Michael Cohen joins the team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently Cohen served as CFO of Birchbox. Prior to his appointment at Birchbox, Cohen led the team of Associated Content. Cohen has also held senior management positions with ESPN and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Envision Healthcare Corporation [NASHVILLE, Tenn. & GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.] (NYSE: EVHC) announced the implementation of succession plans for its current Chief Financial Officer, Claire Gulmi. Kevin Eastridge, currently Chief Accounting Officer, will succeed Ms. Gulmi as Chief Financial Officer, also effective October 2, 2017. Thereafter, Ms. Gulmi will be employed as an advisor to the Company for one year to assist with the transition of her responsibilities to Mr. Eastridge. Mr. Eastridge currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Envision. Prior to the merger creating today’s Envision, Mr. Eastridge served as Senior Vice President of Finance at AMSURG Corp. from July 2008 through November 2016 and as Chief Accounting Officer from July 2004 through November 2016. Mr. Eastridge served in various capacities with AMSURG from March 1997 through July 2004, including Vice President of Finance and Controller.
GGP Inc. [CHICAGO] (NYSE: GGP) announced Michael B. Berman is retiring as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective on March 1, 2018, or such earlier date as mutually agreed. Additionally, the Company announced the appointment of Heath R. Fear as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Finance, effective November 6, 2017. Upon Mr. Berman’s retirement, Mr. Fear will assume the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Berman will be available to assist in the transition of duties through March 1, 2018. Mr. Fear was most recently the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Prior to joining RPAI, Mr. Fear was with GGP for 12 years and, most recently, served as the Senior Vice President, Capital Markets for GGP.
MDU Resources Group, Inc. [BISMARCK, N.D.] (NYSE: MDU) announced that Jason L. Vollmer has been promoted effective Sept. 30 to vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer, replacing Doran N. Schwartz as CFO. Schwartz has resigned to accept a position with another organization. Vollmer joined MDU Resources in 2005 as a financial analyst, was named manager of the treasury, cash and risk management department in 2011, then treasurer and director of cash, risk management and general accounting in 2014, and in 2016 was named vice president, CAO and treasurer. Prior to joining MDU Resources, Vollmer worked at the North Dakota Office of the State Auditor.
Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. [LIBERTY, Mo.] (NYSE: FGP) announced the appointment of Doran Schwartz as Chief Financial Officer, effective October 16, 2017. Prior to joining Ferrellgas, Mr. Schwartz served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MDU Resources Group, Inc. from February 2010 to 2017, and was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at MDU from September 2005 to February 2010. Schwartz will succeed current CFO Al Heitmann after Heitmann’s retirement on January 31, 2018.
Flowserve Corporation [DALLAS] (NYSE:FLS) announced that Lee Eckert will join Flowserve as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Eckert joins Flowserve from CHC Group LLC., where he served as senior vice president and CFO since 2015. Mr. Eckert has over two decades of financial experience. Before joining CHC Group LLC, he served as chief financial officer of the U.S. division of National Grid Plc. In addition, he served in various executive capacities at MeadWestvaco Corporation, including as vice president, operations, Healthcare, and chief financial officer of the Packaging Resource Group. He also served in senior finance roles at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and General Electric (GE).
LRAD Corporation [SAN DIEGO, CA] (NASDAQ: LRAD) announced it has appointed Dennis D. Klahn as its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Klahn was most recently a Group Controller at Teledyne RD Instruments, a subsidiary of Teledyne Technologies (TDY). Prior to that role, he served as Controller or CFO at several companies, including ISE Corporation, Overland Storage, Anacomp, and International Lottery & Totalizator Systems.
Vanir Group of Companies [SACRAMENTO, Calif.] announced hiring Ray Núñez to serve as Chief Financial Officer for all Vanir entities, including Vanir Construction Management, Vanir Development and Vanir Energy.
Bold Penguin [COLUMBUS, OH] announced that former State of Ohio Deputy Treasurer Seth Metcalf has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Additionally, he previously served as a tax and transactional finance attorney with the international law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, LLP (n/k/a Squire Patton Boggs) after graduating from Cornell Law School and The Ohio State University.
Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. [VANCOUVER, Wash.] (NASDAQ: FRSH) announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Hutchens has been promoted to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mark Hutchens has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2014 and was promoted to Executive Vice President in June of this year. Previously, Mr. Hutchens served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer – International, for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., where his responsibilities included finance, business development and supply chain management activities for Outback Steakhouse International. Prior to joining Bloomin’ Brands, he held a variety of leadership positions at Office Depot, Yum! Brands, PepsiCo’s KFC subsidiary and Ford Motor Company.
Tuition.io [Santa Monica, Calif.] announced Scott Simmons as its chief operating and financial officer. In a newly created joint COO/CFO position, Scott Simmons will oversee the company’s operational management and financial strategy. Simmons joins Tuition.io after almost four years with ShopRunner, where he acted as COO/CFO. Previously, Simmons was with NexTag for over a decade where he served in a variety of roles beginning with VP of Finance and extending to VP of Business Development, VP and General Manager, Services Shopping, SVP Marketing and ultimately President of NexTag. Prior to NexTag, Simmons held a variety of senior financial and analyst positions with Real Time Data, and financial services giant Prudential Investment Corporation.