CFO Moves this week include:
|Apple||The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.||Symantec Corp.|
|Ready Pac Foods Inc.||Big Lots, Inc.||Availity|
|RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc.||Medican Enterprises Inc.||Glatfelter|
|SourceHOV||Brinker International, Inc.||Moderna Therapeutics|
|Adara Global||TriStar Wellness Solutions, Inc.||AutoNation, Inc.|
|Innophos Holdings, Inc.||Avantor™ Performance Materials||Mack-Cali Realty Corporation|
|LTX-Credence Corporation||Ixia||Epiq Systems, Inc.|
|Healthsense, Inc.||Vansen Pharma Inc.||Acclaris Inc.|
|Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc.||Atossa Genetics Inc.||Hurco Companies, Inc.|
|PT Development||Talon International, Inc.||ProBuild Holdings LLC|
|Knowles Corporation||Jarden Corporation|
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Apple announced that Peter Oppenheimer, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, will retire at the end of September. Luca Maestri, Apple’s vice president of Finance and corporate controller, will succeed Peter as CFO. Peter will transition the CFO role to Luca in June and the balance of his responsibilities over the remaining time allowing for a professional and seamless transition. Prior to joining Apple, Luca was CFO at both Nokia Siemens Networks and Xerox. Luca began his career with General Motors and spent 20 years in finance and operating roles in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE: GS) announced the appointment of Peter Oppenheimer as an independent director of the firm. Mr. Oppenheimer will be a member of each of the firm’s Audit, Risk, Compensation and Corporate Governance, Nominating and Public Responsibilities committees. Mr. Oppenheimer is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Apple, Inc.. Before becoming Chief Financial Officer at Apple, he was Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2002 to 2004, and prior to that, from 1996 to 2002, he served first as Senior Director of Finance and Controller for the Americas, then as Vice President and Controller of Worldwide Sales and later as Vice President and Corporate Controller. Before joining Apple, from 1992 to 1996 Mr. Oppenheimer was the Divisional Chief Financial Officer of Finance, MIS, Administration and Equipment Leasing Portfolio at Automatic Data Processing, Inc., and prior to that, from 1988 to 1992 he was a consultant within the Information Technology Practice at Coopers & Lybrand, LLP.
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced that it has appointed Thomas Seifert as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 17. Mr. Seifert joins Symantec from Brightstar where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Mr. Seifert was at Advanced Micro Devices where he served as chief financial officer, chief accounting officer and, for much of 2011, its interim chief executive officer. In addition to Brightstar Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices, Mr. Seifert earlier served as CFO and COO of Qimonda AG. He also worked as group vice president and general manager of the Memory Products Group at Infineon Technologies AG, and as CEO and COO of Wireline Communications Business Group.
Ready Pac Foods Inc. hired Sally Erickson as its new chief financial officer. Erickson was previously with Sealy Corp., where she spent 17 years in various positions. Since 2011, she served as the vice president of specialty bedding finance. Prior to Sealy, Erickson also held financial management positions for Emerson Electric, Robert Bosch Corp. and Rexnord Inc.
Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) announced the promotion of Timothy A. Johnson to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson has served as CFO since 2012. Johnson joined Big Lots in 2000 as Director of Strategic Planning and was promoted to Vice President, Strategic Planning and Investor Relations in February 2004. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance in July 2011, and to SVP, Chief Financial Officer in August 2012.
Availity has named Nate Eastman as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Eastman was CFO of Maryland-based health care analytics firm Inovalon. Prior to that, he led the client audit function at Express Scripts and served as a director in the mergers and acquisitions practice at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
RedPath Integrated Pathology, Inc. announced the appointment of Alan Fishman as chief financial officer. Prior to joining RedPath, Mr. Fishman held financial leadership roles at 11 venture and private equity funded firms and was a partner with Tatum, LLC, for five years.
Medican Enterprises Inc. (OTC: MDCN) announced the appointment of Wayne Hansen to the position Chief Financial Officer. Since 1996, Mr. Hansen held the position of President at Caulfield Capital Management Inc. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. Hansen held various positions at the accounting firm BDO Dunwoody, including partner.
Glatfelter (NYSE: GLT) announced the promotion of John P. Jacunski to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jacunski joined Glatfelter in October 2003 as Vice President and Corporate Controller. In 2006 he was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
PaxVax Inc. announced the appointment of Linda Rubinstein as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ingenuity Systems, which was acquired by QIAGEN in 2013, and Vice President and CFO of Solexa, which was acquired by Illumina in 2007. As an investment banker, she completed over 30 transactions on behalf of Lehman Brothers and Merrill Lynch, among others.
Ifbyphone announced the appointment of Steve Collins to its Board of Directors. Collins is the former Chief Financial Officer of digital marketing pioneer ExactTarget (acquired by salesforce.com in 2013). Prior to ExactTarget, Collins served as SVP and CFO of NAVTEQ Corporation. Prior to NAVTEQ, Collins co-founded a venture capital firm and held several financial leadership positions with The Walt Disney Company.
Eveo announced that Jim Norwood was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Jim was previously Eveo’s Senior Controller. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in agency and technology businesses, including a former position as Western Region Controller for McCann Erickson.
SourceHOV announced that Michael Henricks has joined the organization as CFO. Michael most recently held the role of CFO at Stream Global Services, Inc. Prior to joining Stream, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Comdata. Prior to Comdata, he served as vice president, finance at Ceridian, as well as director of strategic analysis at Ameriprise and held various positions at General Electric.
Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT) announced that Guy Constant, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Business Development has resigned from his position. Marie Perry, Senior Vice President Treasurer and Controller for Brinker, will serve as interim CFO until a permanent successor is named.
Moderna Therapeutics announced that Lorence Kim, M.D. will join Moderna’s executive leadership team as chief financial officer effective April 21. Prior to joining Moderna, Dr. Kim was managing director and co-head of the U.S. biotechnology investment banking effort at Goldman Sachs. While at Goldman Sachs, Dr. Kim was a member of the Healthcare Investment Banking Group for nearly 14 years and was named a managing director in 2008.
Adara Global announced the appointment of Liz Coddington as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Adara, Liz was the VP, Finance and CFO for Walmart.com. She also headed up the FP&A function for Netflix and was a management consultant at multiple firms including The Boston Consulting Group.
TriStar Wellness Solutions, Inc. (OTC: TWSI) announced the appointment of Stuart Sands as the Chief Financial Officer of its wholly owned subsidiary, HemCon Medical Technologies, Inc. Mr. Sands joined HemCon in 2008 with the acquisition of the Irish medical device company Alltracel Pharmaceuticals Plc., and prior to his appointment to Chief Financial Officer, operated as the Vice President of Finance. Before his tenure at HemCon, Mr. Sands worked for global enterprises Ernst and Young and Tesco plc.
AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) announced that it appointed Cheryl Scully to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Scully had been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 7, 2014. Prior to joining AutoNation, Ms. Scully served as Vice President, Treasurer of JM Family Enterprises, Inc. She joined AutoNation in 2009 as Vice President and Treasurer, and in 2010 also assumed responsibility for the Company’s investor relations function.
Innophos Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPHS) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Robert Harreras Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Avantor Performance Materials (formerly Mallinckrodt Baker). He previously was with Rohm and Haas, SKW Trostberg AG (Nature Products Division) and Alcatel.
Avantor™ Performance Materials announced the appointment of Richard Gaynor as chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as CFO for GT Advanced Technologies. Prior to joining GT, Gaynor served in various senior management positions with global, publicly traded technology and manufacturing companies, including Sonus Networks, Inc., Sycamore Networks, Inc., Manufacturers’ Services Ltd., Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation and Cabletron Systems, Inc.
Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) announced that, in a mutual agreement with the Mack-Cali Board of Directors, Barry Lefkowitz, executive vice president and chief financial officer agreed to resign effective as of March 31. Anthony Krug, the Company’s chief accounting officer, will serve as acting chief financial officer of Mack-Cali. Previously, Mr. Krug has held the position of vice president, finance; controller; and assistant controller with Mack-Cali and its predecessor companies, Cali Associates and Cali Realty Corporation.
LTX-Credence Corporation approved the promotion and appointment of Mark J. Gallenberger to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Gallenberger continues to serve as the Company’s Treasurer and principal accounting officer.
Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) announced that Tom Miller has resigned as its chief financial officer. The Board has appointed Brent Novak, the company’s vice president, finance, to also serve as the company’s acting chief financial officer. Novak joined the company in 2004 as senior director, finance, and has served as vice president, finance since 2006. Miller has agreed to continue as an employee of the company for three months following his resignation in order to provide support during the transition period.
Epiq Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPIQ) announced the resignation of Elizabeth M. Braham as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 14, 2014. Ms. Braham plans to pursue a new executive position with a private company.
Healthsense, Inc. announced today that Greg Melsen has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Melsen most recently served as Vice President Finance, Treasurer, and CFO of Techne Corporation. Melsen previously held senior finance positions with PLATO Learning, American Medical Systems, AVECOR Cardiovascular and PACE Analytical. Prior to that, he spent 19 years with Deloitte & Touche, including nine years as an audit partner. Melsen is also a cofounder of PlaCor, Inc.
Global Cash Access Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCA) announced that Randy L. Taylor has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Taylor has been with GCA since 2011 serving as the Senior Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining GCA, Mr. Taylor served in various positions for Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, including chief financial officer from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Taylor succeeded Mary E. Higgins, who resigned to pursue other professional interests.
Atossa Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: ATOS) announced that Richard I. Steinhart has joined the Company’s Board of Directors and has been appointed a Member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. From 2006 through 2013, he was an executive at MELA Sciences, most recently serving as its CFO and Senior Vice President. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Steinhart was a Managing Director at Forest St. Capital/SAE Ventures. Earlier, he served as Vice President and CFO at Emisphere Technologies from 1991 to 1992 and as General Partner and CFO of CW Group Inc. Mr. Steinhart is currently a Member of the Board of Directors of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Steinhart was a Member of the Board of Directors of Manhattan Pharmaceuticals and was Chairman of the Audit Committee.
Hurco Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: HURC) announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, John G. Oblazney. Mr. Oblazney resigned from his positions as Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective February 28, 2014, to pursue other interests. The functions previously performed by Mr. Oblazney will be performed in the interim by Sonja K. McClelland, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer.
PT Development (PTD) announced the appointment of Mark Wheeler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining PTD, he was the Executive Vice President and Regional Chairman of U.S. Bank, Louisville. Before that, Wheeler was Senior Vice President and Manager of National Corporate Banking for PNC Bank.
Talon International, Inc. (OTC: TALN) announced the appointment of Nancy Agger-Nielsen as Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2014. Most recently, she served as CFO, of Med Legal, LLC, and Vice President of Finance & Administration for NDC Infrared Engineering, a division of Spectris, plc. Ms. Nielsen will serve as Vice President Finance on an interim basis until her appointment as CFO becomes effective, subsequent to the filing of our 10K.
ProBuild Holdings LLC announced Jeff Pinkerman has been appointed chief financial officer. Pinkerman joins the Company from Arrow Electronics, Inc., where he held multiple leadership roles, including chief accounting officer as well as CFO of Arrow’s Americas Components Division. He has also served in senior leadership positions with American Civil Constructors, Level 3 Communications, Gemini Submarine Cable Systems, Peter Kiewit Sons’ Inc., and MFS Communications.
Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH) announced that Ian G. H. Ashken, currently Vice-Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Vice-Chairman and President. Mr. Ashken co-founded Jarden along with Martin E. Franklin in 2001. Al LeFevre, currently Chief Financial Officer of Jarden Consumer Solutions will be promoted to Executive Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer effective June 12, 2014. Mr. LeFevre joined Jarden through the acquisition of American Household, Inc. (AHI) in 2005 and had been with AHI since 1997. He has held positions of increasing responsibility, rising to Chief Financial Officer of Jarden Consumer Solutions in 2002.