CFO Moves this week include:
|SRS Distribution||Calabrio||Medea, Inc.|
|CEC Entertainment, Inc.||AK Steel||SOCi|
|LifeMap Solutions||Copart, Inc.||InvenTrust Properties Corp.|
|Agree Realty Corporation||Prime Risk Partners||Lee Company|
|SolarCity Corporation||C Technologies Holdings, Inc.||Array BioPharma Inc.|
|TCF Financial Corporation||Imation Corp.||Natcore Technology Inc.|
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Politico (Arlington, VA) named Vinay Mehra as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mehra served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the PBS/NPR media organization WGBH. Earlier in his career, Mehra spent eight years in operating roles as a Principal with Zero Stage Capital. He began his professional career and served for ten years with PwC.
Owens-Illinois (NYSE: OI) [Perrysburg, Ohio] announced the appointment of Jan Bertsch as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Bertsch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Sigma-Aldrich. Prior to joining Sigma-Aldrich in 2012, Bertsch was Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer at BorgWarner. She also spent nearly 30 years at Chrysler LLC and Ford Motor Company in various roles of increasing responsibility in Finance, Treasury and Information Technology. She also serves on the BWX Technologies, Inc. Board of Directors.
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) [NEW YORK] announced William Oplinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa, will serve as the Upstream Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
SRS Distribution [McKinney, TX] announced that Jeff Richard was appointed Chief Financial Officer in October 2015. Prior to joining SRS he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Checkpoint Systems. Before Checkpoint, Jeff was the EVP/CFO of Safety-Kleen Systems from 2010 to 2013. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Richard served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Pavestone Company. Previously, Mr. Richard was Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis at Electronic Data Systems Corp; and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Americas Operations at Jacuzzi, Inc. Earlier in his career he worked as Chief Financial Officer at Tyco International Ltd.
Calabrio [MINNEAPOLIS] hired veteran finance executive Theresa McGlothlen to serve as Chief Financial Officer. She previously served as CFO of Convey Compliance Systems, and prior to that served as CFO of Wizmo Inc.
Medea, Inc. [Pleasanton, CA] announced the appointment of David Largen as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Largen was most recently with Steelwedge, Inc. where he served as Chief Financial Officer. His background also includes global operational, planning and accounting roles at Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft, Inc. and Ernst & Young, LLP.
CEC Entertainment, Inc. [IRVING, Texas] announced the appointment of Dale Black as Chief Financial Officer. He recently served as CFO of Great Wolf Lodge. Before Great Wolf, Mr. Black’s experience includes CFO roles at Isle of Capri Casinos, Trump Entertainment Resorts, and Argosy Gaming. Mr. Black will replace Temple Weiss, who will be pursuing other opportunities outside CEC.
AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) [WEST CHESTER, Ohio] announced that Jaime Vasquez has been named Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2016. Prior to joining AK Steel, he was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for the Performance Engineered Products Group of Carpenter Technology Corporation. Mr. Vasquez also previously held positions as: Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations for Pillowtex Corporation; Assistant Treasurer and Investor Relations at Guilford Mills, Inc; Research Analyst for the bank GZ-Vienna; and Credit Analyst in Corporate Banking for Credit Suisse.
SOCi [SAN DIEGO] announced the hiring of Michael Massey as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Massey joins SOCi’s having served as Chief Financial Officer for iMatrix. From 1998 until 2009, Massey served as Assistant VP of Operations for Premier Dealer, a subsidiary of public company Great America Insurance. From 1988 until 1998, Massey held a series of senior finance and management positions.
LifeMap Solutions [SAN JOSE, Calif] announced the appointment of Robert W. Peabody as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Peabody brings over 30 years of early stage company experience to LifeMap Solutions, having participated in the founding of Geron Corporation, Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. and Asterias Therapeutics, Inc.
Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) [DALLAS, TX] announced the appointment of Jeffrey Liaw as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 4, 2016. Mr. Liaw has served as the Chief Financial Officer of FleetPride, Inc., since January 2013. From August 2005 to December 2012, he was a principal of TPG Capital Management, L.P.
InvenTrust Properties Corp. [OAK BROOK, Ill] announced that Michael E. Podboy, current Executive Vice President – Chief Investment Officer of InvenTrust, has been appointed Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Podboy has served in his current role since March 12, 2014. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Podboy worked in the field of public accounting and was a senior manager in the real estate division for KPMG LLP.
Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) [BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich.] announced the appointment of Matthew M. Partridge as Executive Vice President, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 11, 2016. Mr. Partridge currently serves as Vice President of Finance at Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Prior to joining Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, Mr. Partridge held positions at Phillips Edison & Company and at Huron Consulting Group.
Prime Risk Partners [ATLANTA] announced that Robert (Bob) Schneider has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Bob has held senior financial executive roles, including CFO, at Ascension Insurance, Inc., USI Holdings, Inc., Anthem, Inc. and Acordia, Inc. amongst others.
Lee Company [NASHVILLE, TN] announced the appointment of Rob Ivy as Chief Financial Officer following previous CFO Roy Osborne’s retirement. Ivy comes to Lee Company after serving as CFO of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee since November 2010.
SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced that CFO Brad Buss plans to retire in 2016. Buss will remain as CFO through the completion of SolarCity’s financial reporting for the fiscal year 2015—expected in early February—and will remain in an advisory role until later in 2016 to ensure a smooth transition.
Array BioPharma Inc. [Boulder, Colorado] announced that Patricia Henahan notified Array that she will be resigning as Chief Financial Officer of Array, and the company announced the appointment David Horin as interim CFO effective November 19, 2015. Mr. Horin served as Array’s interim Chief Financial Officer from February 2015 until September 2015 and has served as a Managing Partner of Chord since June 2012. From March 2008 to June 2012, Mr. Horin was the Chief Financial Officer of Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. From March 2003 through March 2008, Mr. Horin was the Chief Accounting Officer at Jefferies Group, Inc. Prior to his employment at Jefferies Group, Inc., from 2000 to 2003, Mr. Horin was a Senior Manager in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice in New York (“National Office”).
TCF Financial Corporation (NYSE: TCB) [WAYZATA, Minn.] announced Brian W. Maass, currently treasurer, has been promoted to chief financial officer and treasurer of the corporation. Maass most recently served as executive vice president and treasurer of TCF National Bank as well as treasurer and chief investment officer of the corporation. Prior to joining TCF in 2012, Maass held several accounting and finance leadership roles with Wells Fargo and Company, including senior vice president within corporate treasury.
Imation Corp. [OAKDALE, MINNESOTA] announced the appointment of Barry L. Kasoff the Company’s Chief Restructuring Officer to also serve as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kasoff was Interim President of Imation from August 19, 2015 to October 14, 2015 at which time he was appointed Chief Restructuring Officer.
Natcore Technology Inc. (TSX-V: NXT; OTCQB: NTCXF) [Rochester, NY] appointed Richard Childs to be interim CFO. In the private sector, he served for six years as Vice President, Director of Finance and Internal Security for Deak-Perera. In the government sector, he has served as a fraud investigator for the Office of the (NJ) Attorney General; the Supervising Accountant for the Essex County (NJ) Division of Accounts and Control; and, most recently, as the Chief of the Union County (NJ) Sheriff’s Department Economic Crime/Inspection Bureau.