CFO Moves this week include:
|iPass Inc.||Maryland Live! Casino||U.S. Global Investors, Inc.|
|SM&A||Celsion Corporation||First Acceptance Corporation|
|Guckenheimer||Kruckeberg Enterprises||Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc.|
|The Laclede Group, Inc.||ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc.||Xenetic Biosciences plc|
|Kid Brands, Inc.||Kitson Boards||The University of California, Director of Athletics|
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iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) announced that Karen Willem has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Willem was CFO of Xsigo Systems (which was purchased by Oracle). Before her role as CFO of Xsigo, Ms. Willem was CFO and EVP of Openwave Systems (now Unwired Planet). Previously, she served as EVP and CFO of Cassatt Corporation. She also served as CFO and senior vice president of Brio Software (now Oracle). Ms. Willem’s other leadership roles have included president and CEO of Viewcentral, and executive sales and finance positions at Network General Corp., Gupta Inc., Avantek, Inc. (now Agilent), and Ford Motor Company.
Maryland Live! Casino announced that Travis G. Lamb has been named Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Maryland Live! Casino, Mr. Lamb was the Vice President of Finance at Harrah’s Chester Casino Racetrack in Pennsylvania. He also spent six years as Harrah’s Eastern Division Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis.
U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (NASDAQ: GROW) announced the resignation of Catherine Rademacher as Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Lisa Callicotte, Controller, to CFO. Lisa Callicotte joined U.S. Global as Controller in 2009 after working at Ernst & Young LLP for 12 years, leaving as a senior manager.
SM&A announced that its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will be Al Maguire.
Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: CLSN) announced that Jeffrey W. Church, Senior Vice President, will resume the role of Chief Financial Officer, a position he held prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President in July 2011. Mr. Church joined Celsion in July 2010 as Vice President and CFO. This announcement follows the resignation of Gregory Weaver, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.
First Acceptance Corporation (NYSE: FAC) announced the appointment of Brent J. Gay as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Gay served as the Chief Financial Officer of Titan Insurance, the non-standard automobile insurance division of Nationwide Insurance since December 2011. Mr. Gay joined Nationwide in 2006 and held various financial planning and analysis roles of increasing responsibility within Nationwide’s property & casualty operations. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Gay held several finance leadership roles at General Motors Corporation in various divisions.
Guckenheimer named Steve Selcer as chief financial officer. In 1999, Selcer became CFO for Worldwide Restaurant Concepts. Selcer joined Oakwood Worldwide in 2000 as SVP and CFO, where he later served as chief operating officer. Most recently, Selcer was Managing Partner at SelWeis.
Kruckeberg Enterprises announced the addition of Christopher P. Thorpe “CT” as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Thorpe will also serve as Chief Financial Officer of Spray Control Systems, Inc. DBA Minimizer. Prior to joining Kruckeberg Enterprises Mr. Thorpe was Vice President of Financial Services for Kemps, LLC. Before this he worked as a senior auditor for Pannell Kerr Forster, a UK Chartered Accounting firm from 1986-1990, as a Financial Director (UK CFO) for Hi-Tec Integrity Castings from 1990-1992, as Vice President of Finance for Unitcast from 1994 to 1996 and as an activity based costing and general financial consultant for various organizations from 1994-1996.
Pivot Technology Solutions, Inc. (TSX-V: PTG) announced that Warren Barnes has been appointed CEO. Mr. Barnes will be succeeded as CFO by Kerri Brass, an internal appointment. Warren Barnes joined ACS in 2006, where he was CFO when it was acquired by Pivot, and has served as the Company’s CFO since July 2012. Prior to joining ACS, Mr. Barnes served for six years as Chief Financial Officer at GKN Aerospace and for two years as Finance Director at Science and Applied Technology. Mr. Brass has been Pivot’s VP of Corporate Finance for the past 2 years. Prior to joining Pivot, he held various senior roles at Symcor Inc., one of Canada’s largest financial processing outsourcers.
The Laclede Group, Inc. (NYSE: LG) announced that Mark D. Waltermire will retire from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective at the end of the company’s current fiscal year on September 30, 2013. Succession planning has been in place at Laclede and an announcement regarding a CFO successor is expected prior to Mr. Waltermire’s retirement.
ViewPoint Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VPFG), the holding company for ViewPoint Bank, N.A., announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Patti McKee will resign from the Company effective July 31, 2013. McKee will provide the Company with consulting services through December 31, 2013 in order to assist in the transition of her responsibilities. She served as Chief Financial Officer since 1997, and has been employed by ViewPoint since 1983. Kari Anderson, the Company’s Senior Vice President and Controller, has been promoted to the position of Chief Accounting Officer, and will assume interim responsibilities during McKee’s transition, including responsibility for serving both as the Company’s principal accounting officer and principal financial officer. Anderson joined the Company in 1993 and has served 11 years in her current position
Xenetic Biosciences plc (LSE: XEN.L) announced that it has appointed Robert Gagnon as Chief Finance Officer of Xenetic Biosciences Inc., the company’s US subsidiary. In 2005, joined Biogen Idec Inc.. He progressed rapidly through this global organisation from Associate Director of a small group of business units to Vice President of Finance, Business Planning and Chief Accounting Officer for his final two years at the company. Robert left Biogen in 2012 to join Clean Harbors, Inc. as Executive VP, CFO and treasurer.
Kid Brands, Inc. (NYSE: KID) announced that the Company has appointed Kerry Carr as Chief Financial Officer, replacing James Christl, who resigned. Ms. Carr has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kid Brands since September 12, 2012, and served as an operational consultant to the Company for several months prior thereto. Prior to joining Kid Brands, Ms. Carr served in various senior executive positions for almost a decade at Avon Products, Inc., most recently as Group Vice President – Long Range Business Review Initiative. Preceding her tenure at Avon, she was Vice President – Internal Audit and Security at AT&T (2001-2003), and served in various capacities at the Walt Disney Company (1996-2001), including her latest position there as Senior Vice President and CFO – ABC Broadcasting.
Kitson Boards welcomed Renee Butler as their new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the company, Butler spent five years as a financial analyst, writing for The Street and Seeking Alpha, amongst others.
The University of California, Director of Athletics announced that David Secor has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director/Chief Financial Officer. Secor begins his tenure at Cal following more than 30 years at UCLA. He has 12 years of experience as UCLA’s Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer, before serving for the past three years as the Director of Financial Services for UCLA Capital Programs.