CFO Moves this week include:
|Sterling Construction Company, Inc.||HealthEdge||Daegis Inc.|
|SFL Data||RLJ Entertainment Inc.||Endo Health Solutions Inc.|
|Kid Brands, Inc.||Eating Recovery Center||Sienna Labs|
|TuneIn||Wabash National Corporation||Magnolia River|
|Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Oakland Zoo||MicroPlanet Technology Corp.|
|PetroShale Inc.||Horizon Technology, LLC||Hudson Global, Inc.|
|O’Donnell Strategic Industrial REIT, Inc.||SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Nephros, Inc.|
|ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.||Pizza Inn Holdings, Inc.||US Ecology, Inc.|
|Tilly’s, Inc.||Westell Technologies, Inc.||Arista Power, Inc.|
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Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) announced that Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Treasurer, Elizabeth D. Brumley has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities. Kevan Blair, CFO of Sterling’s Utah-based subsidiary, Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company (“RLW”), has been named Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer on an interim basis. Before joining RLW in December 2004, Mr. Blair held senior-level finance positions with Daw Technologies, Inc., including CFO of Daw Incorporated.
HealthEdge announced the appointment of Matt Hughes to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Before his appointment at HealthEdge, Matt was Chief Financial Officer at Click4Care. Prior to Click4Care, Matt was the Chief Financial Officer of DeCrane Aerospace. Matt has also held senior financial leadership roles at companies including Frontstep, The GolfWorks and MPW Industrial Services.
Daegis Inc. (NASDAQ: DAEG) announced the appointment of Susan K. Conner as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Ms. Conner has served as the CFO at Pegasus Solutions, Inc., and Zix Corporation. She has most recently been working as an independent advisor to privately-held companies on a variety of transactional and financial leadership engagements.
RLJ Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) announced that it has named Drew Wilson as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wilson is succeeding John Avagliano, who has left RLJ Entertainment to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Wilson most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Discovery Communication’s Digital, Commerce and Education divisions. Mr. Wilson previously was Vice President and Controller of the International Networks division of Discovery Communications. Prior to Discovery, Mr. Wilson served as Director of Corporate Accounting and Reporting for Host Marriott Corporation.
Endo Health Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: ENDP) announced that Alan G. Levin, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company. Mr. Levin will continue in his current role until the fall, while a search is conducted for his successor.
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) announced that the Company has appointed James Christl as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Guy Paglinco has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer to pursue other opportunities. Prior to joining Kid Brands, Mr. Christl served for six years in two divisional Chief Financial Officer positions at Warnaco Group, most recently of Heritage Brands. From 2003 to 2007, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer of a $400 million division of Technicolor, SA.
Eating Recovery Center announced that it has named Len Dryer as its new chief financial officer. Throughout his 30-year career in financial administration at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dryer served in several roles, including staff accountant, supervisor of accounting, controller, and most recently, senior vice president/chief financial officer.
Sienna Labs announced that Steve Loomis has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Loomis has served as the Chief Financial Officer for SkinMedica, Inc. from May 2010 until it’s acquisition by Allergan in December 2012. From 1996 to February 2010, Mr. Loomis served as Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary for CardioDynamics International Corporation, and in 2008, Mr. Loomis was appointed to the additional role of Vice President of Operations. From 1993 until 1996, he served as Director of Financial Reporting at Kinko’s Inc. From 1988 to 1993, Mr. Loomis was Chief Financial Officer for Terminal Data Corporation.
Shango announced the appointment of Robert W. Fay to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Shango, Mr. Fay has financially advised several companies including locally-based Let’s Gel, and has held the role of CFO for several technology companies, including Austin startups TeraVicta Technologies and Movero Technology. His previous roles have also included EVP/CFO for BridgePoint Technical Manufacturing, among others, following his 15 years as a corporate financial officer at Harris Corporation and 2 years as CFO of Cirrus Logic.
URS Corporation (NYSE: URS) announced that H. Thomas Hicks, currently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Executive Vice President. He will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hicks has been the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of URS since March 2006. He served as Vice President of finance at URS from September 2005 to March 2006. Prior to joining URS, he served as Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Banking from September 1997 to September 2005 . Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 1997, Mr. Hicks served as Vice President of Corporate Development, at Litton Industries. From 1978 to 1994, he was Vice President, Finance and Administration at Science Applications International Corporation and also served as its Corporate Vice President of Finance and Corporate Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) announced that Mark Weber, who has served as Wabash National’s Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2009, has been named Senior Vice President – Group President of the Diversified Products Group business segment. Jeff Taylor has been appointed Vice President – Acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Wabash National Corporation. Previously with King Pharmaceuticals in Bristol, Tenn., Taylor joined Wabash National in July of 2012 as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. He has also been named as an Executive Officer of the company.
Magnolia River announced that Heath McCleskey has joined Magnolia River as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Magnolia River, Heath served as CFO for an international wholesale distribution company for nearly six years. Prior to that, he was a senior manager for a regional certified public accounting firm, Warren Averett.
Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC: INNV) announced that Morgan Brown has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brown served in a similar capacity at World Heart Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed public medical device company, from 2009 until 2012 when World Heart Corporation was acquired by Heartware International Inc. Since the date of the acquisition, Mr. Brown has been consulting for Heartware International Inc. Prior to Mr. Brown’s employment with World Heart Corporation, Mr. Brown worked at Lifetree Clinical Research where he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Previously, he worked for NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2000 to 2007, where he served as Vice President Finance and Treasurer.
Oakland Zoo announced the promotion of Nik Dehejia, Director, Strategic Initiatives to Chief Financial Officer. Nik Dehejia joined Oakland Zoo in the fall of 2006 as Director, Strategic Initiatives. Nik started his career in international and environmental public policy at the World Resources Institute and the World Bank and in corporate responsibility at Business for Social Responsibility in San Francisco. He later held responsibilities for licensing and merchandising at Levi Strauss & Co.
MicroPlanet Technology Corp. (PINK: MCTYF) appointed Edward Garth as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
PetroShale Inc. (TSX-V: PSH) announced the appointment of Tristan Farel as CFO. Mr. Farel has more than eleven years of experience in the oil and gas industry including five years as an auditor for Hein & Associates, LLP, three years with Resolute Energy Corporation as Financial Reporting Manager and three years as a consultant to both private and public oil companies in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Hudson Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSON) announced the appointment of Stephen A. Nolan as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Mr. Nolan served as CFO of Adecco Group North America, a division of Adecco S.A. Mr. Nolan succeeds Mary Jane Raymond, who has served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Hudson since 2005, and has decided to resign to pursue other opportunities. Previously, Mr. Nolan served as CFO North America for DHL Global Forwarding, a $1.5 billion logistics company. Prior to that he served in a variety of finance and strategic development roles, including 15 years at Reckitt Benckiser Inc.
O’Donnell Strategic Industrial REIT, Inc. announced that Christopher S. Cameron resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary. The Company appointed Douglas D. O’Donnell as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary.
SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) announced that Gary Titus, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance of the Company, has tendered his resignation letter. Friedhelm Blobel, currently the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, will additionally serve as interim acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company until the Company appoints a new Chief Financial Officer.
ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP) announced the departure of Jason A. Amello, the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Kevin G. Lafond, the Company’s current Corporate Controller, has been appointed as the Company’s Vice President – Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer and shall also serve as the Company’s principal financial officer. Mr. Lafond has served as the Company’s Corporate Controller since he joined the Company in February 2009. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lafond served as Controller of Helicos Biosciences Corporation, from February 2007 to October 2008.
US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL) announced the appointment of Eric L. Gerratt as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Eric was promoted to Vice President, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer in October 2012. Eric joined the Company in August 2007 as Vice President and Controller. Eric previously held financial and accounting management positions at SUPERVALU, Inc., Albertson’s, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Tilly’s, Inc. (NYSE: TLYS) announced that Bill Langsdorf, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire later this year. Mr. Langsdorf plans to remain CFO until his successor is in place.
Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL) appointed Amy T. Forster as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Brian S. Cooper, former Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of the Company, resigned. Ms. Forster has served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since April 1, 2012, and has also served as its Principal Accounting Officer since 2007. She previously served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 2009 until 2012, and as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary from 2007 to 2009. Ms. Forster initially joined the Company in 1994 and, except for a brief period in which she served as Managing Director of Finance and Controller of Claymore Securities, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Forster served as Controller for Syntronic Instruments, Inc.
Arista Power, Inc. (OTC: ASPW) appointed Molly Hedges as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Hedges previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance, Controller and Corporate Secretary, and as the Company’s Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. In addition to being the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Hedges will continue as the Company’s Controller, Corporate Secretary, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Hedges had been previously employed as Vice President of Finance and Controller at Ultralife Corporation. Ms. Hedges joined Ultralife in 2000.