CFO Moves this week include:
|Warner Music Group||Willis Group Holdings plc||Tobira Therapeutics|
|Cyan||Lumos Networks Corp.||Laboratory Corporation of America|
|RealPage, Inc.||Smack Sportswear||Axion Power International, Inc.|
|ECMC Foundation||SoundExchange||Calithera Biosciences|
|Sitecore||ParkMe||AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc.||WTAS||MFC Industrial Ltd.|
|Catamaran Corp.||Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc.||Sutron Corporation|
|ERF Wireless Inc.||Fuhu, Inc.||Personify Inc.|
|BestIT.com, Inc.||Window Expo||Altair Nanotechnologies Inc.|
|Lakeland Financial Corporation||Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc.||Ball Corporation|
|Advaxis, Inc||SolarCity Corporation||Solera National Bancorp, Inc.|
|Washington Federal, Inc.||Discovery Laboratories, Inc.||Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc.|
|Cachet Financial Solutions||Cannabis-RX, Inc.||Berkshire Homes, Inc.|
|Sizmek Inc.||KiOR, Inc.||First Physicians Capital Group, Inc.|
|Starstream Entertainment, Inc.||Cubic Energy, Inc.||Hydrocarb Energy Corporation|
Would you like to receive our weekly CFO Moves directly in your email? Click the SIGN ME UP! button on the right of the blog page.
Should you have any CFO Moves to report, please email us.
NOTE: CFO Search Report available monthly to CFOs only. Read more here.
CFO Moves is published by Samuel Dergel (Executive Search Consultant and CFO & Financial Executive Search Specialist with Dergel Executive Search). Samuel can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 (415) 738-2070.
+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
Merck (NYSE: MRK) announced the appointment of Robert M. Davis as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 23, 2014. Davis will succeed Peter N. Kellogg, who has been Merck’s CFO since 2007. Davis is corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s Medical Products business. Prior to his current role, Davis served as corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s Renal business, as corporate vice president and chief financial officer from May of 2006 through May of 2010, and as treasurer from 2004 through May of 2006. Davis joined Baxter as treasurer in 2004 after more than 14 years at Eli Lilly and Company.
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced that Glenn Miller has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of its Global Rolled Products (GRP) business effective May 1. He succeeds Judy Schrecker who will retire from Alcoa after 34 years of service. Most recently, Miller served as Vice President, Finance for GRP’s Aerospace, Transportation and Industrial business segment, where he had financial oversight of Alcoa’s automotive expansion projects in Alcoa, Tennessee and Davenport, Iowa. Previously, he was Controller at Davenport Works and held key roles in Engineered Products and Solutions, Alcoa’s downstream business.
Aleris announced that it has appointed Sean Stack executive vice president and CEO, North America Rolled Products. Stack most recently served as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. His appointment will be effective April 1. Stack has been with Aleris since its formation in 2004 and in addition to CFO, has held a number of senior leadership roles with the company, including senior vice president, Treasurer, executive vice president, Corporate Development and Strategy, and executive vice president and president, Aleris Europe. Upon Stack’s appointment, Eric Rychel, formerly Aleris vice president and Treasurer, will be promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. Rychel joined Aleris in 2012 from Barclays Capital Inc. where he ran its Metals industry banking effort as the global head of Steel and Metals corporate finance coverage. Prior to that, Mr. Rychel worked at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.
Warner Music Group Corp. announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Brian Roberts, has decided that he will be leaving the Company in order to take on new opportunities. He is currently expected to remain in his role until the end of the Company’s fiscal year in order to oversee the completion of key projects and ensure a smooth transition once a replacement is found.
Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE: WSH) announced that it has appointed John Greene as Group Chief Financial Officer. Greene joins Willis after more than eight years with HSBC Holdings, where he currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for their global Retail Bank and Wealth Management business. He will succeed Michael Neborak, who was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer in 2010. Earlier in his career with HSBC Holdings, John was CFO for HSBC Insurance and CFO for the Consumer & Mortgage Lending business. Prior to HSBC, he was with GE for twelve years in various roles including CFO for GE Global Business Finance. Greene will join Willis on or before June 2, 2014.
Tobira Therapeutics announced that Christopher Peetz has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Peetz has been appointed following the resignation of Carolyn Loewy as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Peetz joins Tobira from Jennerex, where he served as Vice President, Finance & Corporate Development. Prior to Jennerex, Mr. Peetz held positions of increasing responsibility at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen). Prior to Onyx, Mr. Peetz provided merger and acquisition advisory services at LaSalle Corporate Finance, a part of ABN AMRO, and held positions at Abgenix, Inc. and Solazyme, Inc.
Cyan (NYSE: CYNI) announced that Jeff Ross has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer. Ross most recently served as chief financial officer of Velti. Previously Ross served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sybase from 2007 to 2012, which was acquired by SAP in July 2010. Prior to this, he was the chief accounting officer and corporate controller at Sybase. The company also announced that Mike Zellner has resigned as chief financial officer for personal reasons.
Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ: LMOS) announced the appointment of Johan G. Broekhuysen, the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Broekhuysen is succeeding Harold L. Covert who is resigning as CFO for family reasons. Mr. Covert will provide transition services through September 2014. Mr. Broekhuysen joined the Company in November 2012 as Vice President and Corporate Controller and was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in January 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Broekhuysen was Senior Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Corporate Controller of GlobalLogic, Inc., from 2009 to January 2012 and Vice President and Corporate Controller of GlobalLogic, Inc. from 2008 to 2009. Prior to joining GlobalLogic, Inc., Mr. Broekhuysen was Director, Financial Reporting and Consolidation of AOL, LLC, from 2007 to 2008 and Director, Service Revenue Accounting of AOL, LLC from 2004 to 2007.
Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp®) (NYSE: LH) announced the appointment of Glenn A. Eisenberg as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 16, 2014. Brad Hayes will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer through the transition to Mr. Eisenberg. Mr. Eisenberg most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at The Timken Company. Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Dominion Industries, now a subsidiary of SPX Corporation after working in several roles in finance, including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Dominion. Mr. Eisenberg serves on the boards of directors of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO), where he chairs the Audit Committee, and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: ANR), where he is the lead independent director and chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ: RP) announced that W. Bryan Hill was named chief financial officer and treasurer effective May 15, 2014. Timothy J. Barker, chief financial officer and treasurer, resigned to pursue other opportunities and interests. Mr. Hill served as RealPage’s senior vice president of finance since 2007. Mr. Hill previously served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer of formerly publicly traded Dyncorp International, Inc. (acquired by Cerberus Capital Management in 2010), from August 2005 to April 2007. From April 2000 to August 2005, Mr. Hill held the position of vice president and chief accounting officer and other financial management positions at SourceHov LLC.
Smack Sportswear (OTC: SMAK) announced the hiring of Doug Samuelson as the company’s new Contract Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Samuelson was most recently the CFO of Medacta USA, Inc. He was previously employed as the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Response Genetics, Inc., as well as The Rand Corp. He also was a Director of Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley Consulting Services for J.H. Cohn LLP (where one of his clients was the Association of Volleyball Professionals, i.e., AVP), and previous to that Mr. Samuelson was the Manager of Audit and Business Advisory Services for Arthur Anderson.
Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC: AXPW) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Graham , has resigned to accept a position at another company in a different field that is not competitive with Axion Power. Current Director and former CFO Charles Trego has agreed to assist the finance department in the interim.
ECMC Foundation has announced Peter Taylor as its next president. Taylor comes to ECMC Foundation from the University of California (UC) system where he serves as the executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Taylor held senior positions in investment banking, including Barclays Capital where he served as managing director of public finance. Taylor has also served in senior positions in other large, complex organizations, including GTE California. His experience encompasses governmental work as well, which includes more than six years on the legislative staff of the California State Assembly Majority Leader. Taylor will assume his new responsibilities in May 2014.
SoundExchange announced that Anjula Singh, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anjula began her career as an auditor at KPMG LLP. Prior to SoundExchange, Anjula served as Director of Corporate Accounting for The AES Corporation.
Calithera Biosciences announced the appointment of William D. Waddill as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Waddill joins Calithera from OncoMed Pharmaceuticals where he served as Senior Vice President, CFO since 2007. Prior to OncoMed, Mr. Waddill was Senior Vice President, CFO, at Ilypsa. Before joining Ilypsa, Mr. Waddill served as the founder and principal at Square One Finance.
Sitecore announced the appointment of Ahmed Rubaie as its Chief Financial Officer. He comes to Sitecore most recently from Fortinet, where he was COO and CFO. Prior to that and since 2008, Rubaie was CFO of Ariba.
ParkMe has expanded its executive team with the appointment of its new CFO, Daniel Yukelson. Starting as an auditor and consultant for Ernst and Young, Yukelson eventually joined Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, where he served as its Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for nearly 15 years.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACRX) announced the appointment of Timothy E. Morris as chief financial officer (CFO). Jim Welch, who had served as CFO since October 2010, departed the company to pursue other business opportunities. Mr. Morris served as a chief financial officer, senior vice president finance and global corporate development of VIVUS, Inc. from November 2004 to December 2013. Prior to VIVUS, Mr. Morris was CFO, senior vice president finance, manufacturing and administration from September 2001 to November 2004, and was a member of the Office of the President from August 2004 to November 2004 for Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust, Inc. announced that it appointed Edward F. Lange, Jr. as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Mr. Lange most recently served as the chief executive officer at HRC Investors Corp. during 2013. Prior to HRC, Mr. Lange served as chief financial officer and director of Americold Realty Trust from June 2011 until May 2012. Mr. Lange served as the chief financial officer, chief operating officer and director at BRE Properties, Inc., (BRE), from July 2000 until July 2010. Prior to this, from March 1996 until June 2000, he was the chief financial officer at Health Care REIT, Inc. (HCN). Prior to joining HCN, Mr. Lange served as senior vice president of finance of The Mediplex Group Inc., from 1992 to 1996. He started his career in investment banking with The Advest Group Inc., from 1984 until 1992. Mr. Lange served as an independent director of STAG Industrial, Inc. (STAG), from April 2011 to May 2012. He served as an independent director of American Assets Trust, Inc. (AAT), a New York Stock Exchange traded REIT, from December 2010 until July 2011.
WTAS announced Dave Kapnick as Managing Director and CFO. During Dave’s career, he has held finance leadership roles at Park Lane Hotels International, Broadview Capital Partners, Newbury Ventures and Table Rock Capital. Most recently, Dave has served as a consultant and interim CFO for several Bay Area companies as well as managing private equity CFO services.
MFC Industrial Ltd. (NYSE: MIL) announced that it has appointed James M. Carter as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carter has served as Vice-President of the Company for over 15 years. Mr. Carter has also served as an officer and director of a number of private and publicly traded companies.
Catamaran Corp. (NASDAQ: CTRX) announced two executive appointments; Jeff Park has been promoted to the newly-created position of Executive Vice President, Operations, and Mike Shapiro will succeed him as SVP & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Park was instrumental in the creation of Catamaran, the successful merger of two industry-leading PBMs, SXC Health Solutions and Catalyst Health Solutions. Joining SXC Health Solutions’ Board of Directors in 2003, Mr. Park became the company’s CFO in 2006. Joining Catamaran in 2012, Mr. Shapiro previously served as SVP, Finance.
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. (OTC: STAF) announced that Jeff R. Mitchell has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining Staffing 360 Solutions, Mr. Mitchell was CFO of two publicly traded companies, AWG International Water Corporation, from 2012 to 2014, and Command Center, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Mitchell also served as the CFO of Select Staffing from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mitchell had prior experience at Rio Tinto PLC & Kennecott Exploration Company, where he served as a Director of Financial Services (North America) and Controller (North & South America) from 1998 to 2003.
Sutron Corporation (NASDAQ: STRN) announced that Glen E. Goold has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Goold joined Sutron in November 2012 as its Assistant CFO and Director of Finance. He served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since October 11, 2013. Prior to Sutron, Mr. Goold worked for the global private equity firm The Carlyle Group from 2005 to 2012. At Carlyle, Mr. Goold was an Associate Vice President in its Fund Management department. Prior to Carlyle, Mr. Goold worked for global accounting firm Ernst & Young (“E&Y”) from 1997 to 2005.
ERF Wireless Inc. (OTC: ERFB) announced that R. Greg Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Smith has held numerous roles with the company since its inception in 2004 including holding a continuous seat on the Board of Directors. Smith joined ERF Wireless in August 2004 and led the formation and public trading of ERF Wireless in the summer and early fall of 2004. Smith is leaving the role of Executive Vice President which he has held since early 2013.
Fuhu, Inc. announced the appointment of Peter V. Coleman as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Coleman joins Fuhu from LOYAL3 HOLDINGS, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer beginning in 2012. Prior to LOYAL3, Mr. Coleman was Chief Financial Officer at Merriman Holdings, Inc., from 2008-2012. He also served concurrently as Chief Executive Officer of Merriman’s primary subsidiary, Merriman Capital, Inc. From 2004-2008, he was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of ThinkEquity Partners, LLC where he also served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Global Management Committee.
Personify Inc. announced Mark Johnson has joined the company’s executive leadership team as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Johnson joins Personify after serving as the CFO of Q2. He also served as the CFO of SumTotal Systems. He also held leadership positions with BMC Software, IBM Corporation, and Dell.
Altair Nanotechnologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTI) appointed Karen Werner as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Werner served as Corporate Senior Assistant Controller of the Company from February 2012 to January 2014. Ms. Werner served as Corporate Controller for Windspire Energy, Inc. during 2011 and as Controller for Winkel Motors, Inc. from January 2008 to February 2011.
Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: LKFN) and Lake City Bank announced the appointment of Lisa M. O’Neill as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. O’Neill will join the organizations in April 2014. O’Neill replaces David M. Findlay who will assume the Chief Executive Officer role at the company’s April 8, 2014 annual meeting of shareholders. Since 2007, O’Neill has served as Chief Financial Officer of First Manitowoc Bancorp, Inc. From 1999 to 2006, she served as the Controller of PrivateBancorp, Inc. From 1989 to 1999, O’Neill was with Arthur Anderson in their financial institutions group practice in Chicago and completed her CPA in 1991.
Oculus Innovative Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLS) announced the appointment of Sharon Barbari to its board of directors. Ms. Barbari currently serves as executive vice president and CFO for Cytokinetics, Inc. Ms. Barbari began her career at Syntex Corporation. She has also served as VP of strategic planning at Foote, Cone & Belding Healthcare; vice president and CFO for Gilead Sciences; and CFO and senior vice president of finance and administration for InterMune, Inc.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) announced that upon the passing of Gerrit Heske, senior vice president and chief operating officer, global metal beverage packaging, Scott C. Morrison, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will assume responsibility as COO an interim basis of its global metal beverage business.
Advaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADXS) announced that it has appointed Sara Bonstein to the position of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President. Ms. Bonstein has a decade of financial leadership experience in the life sciences industry with Eli Lilly & Company, ImClone Systems, and Johnson & Johnson. Advaxis also announced the departure of Mark Rosenblum, Chief Financial Officer, to pursue other opportunities.
SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) appointed Jonathan K. Shulkin to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Shulkin has also been appointed as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Mr. Shulkin has served as a managing director at Valor Equity Partners, a private equity firm and investor in the Company, since 2002, as its chief financial officer since 2004 and as its chief compliance officer since March 2012.
Solera National Bancorp, Inc. (OTC: SLRK) and Solera National Bank terminated the employment of Robert J. Fenton as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Office of the Bank.
Washington Federal, Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD), parent company of Washington Federal, announced changes to its leadership team. Brent Beardall has been named Executive Vice President and the company’s Chief Banking Officer. Beardall joined Washington Federal in 2001 and has served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer since October 2003. Diane Kelleher succeeds Beardall as Chief Financial Officer. She joined Washington Federal in 2010 and currently serves as Senior Vice President, Controller and Treasurer after previously heading Enterprise Risk Management. Kelleher has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry with companies such as Safeco, Washington Mutual and American West Bancorp, where she also served as Chief Financial Officer.
Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSCO) announced that John A. Tattory has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Tattory joined Discovery Labs in 2008 and has served since then as Vice President, Finance. Mr. Tattory has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, including eight years with Ernst & Young LLP and eight years with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS).
Landmark Apartment Trust of America, Inc. appointed Stanley J. Olander, Jr. as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Olander has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company since December 2005. In connection with Mr. Olander’s appointment, the Board of Directors appointed James G. Miller, the Company’s former Chief Financial Officer, as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and Chief Accounting Officer immediately. Mr. Olander is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company and has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since March 2014. From December 2006 until August 2012, he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, and from April 2007 until March 2010, he served as the Company’s President. Mr. Olander also served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from November 2010 until June 2011. Since January 2006, Mr. Olander has served as a managing member of ROC REIT Advisors, LLC, the Company’s former advisor. From December 2005 until November 2010, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Grubb & Ellis Apartment REIT Advisor, LLC, and from April 2007 until November 2010, he served as the President of Grubb & Ellis REIT Advisor. From December 2007 until November 2010, Mr. Olander served as the Executive Vice President, Multifamily Division of Grubb & Ellis Company, where he also served in various capacities within the organization from December 2005 until November 2010, including serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and chairman of the board of directors of Grubb & Ellis Residential Management, Inc. from August 2007 until November 2010. From 1996 until April 2005, Mr. Olander served as President and Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. Mr. Miller has served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since March 2014 and previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company from April 2013 to March 2014. From January 2005 to April 2013, Mr. Miller served as the Chief Financial Officer for Elco Landmark Residential Holdings, LLC, and is a member of the Elco Holdings family of companies and a subsidiary of ELCO Holdings, LTD. From October 2000 until December 2004, Mr. Miller served as Vice President of finance for WRH Income Properties, Inc. From August 1997 to October 2000, Mr. Miller served as Controller for Inacom Information Systems. Mr. Miller was responsible for the financial operations of the southeast division of Inacom Information Systems. In addition, from January 1994 to August 1997, he served as Manager of Accounting and Finance for Total Tire Care.
Cachet Financial Solutions announced the appointment of Darin McAreavey as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. McAreavey is joining the company effective April 3rd. Brian Anderson, the company’s current CFO, will be staying on as an independent contractor through a 90-day transition period. McAreavey served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Wireless Ronin Technologies since March 2009. He worked for Xiotech Corporation from September 2007 to March 2009 as its Chief Financial Officer. From February 2007 to September 2007, he worked for Global Capacity Group as its Chief Financial Officer. McAreavey was the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Treasurer for Stellent, Inc. from May 2006 to February 2007 as well as the Corporate Controller from September 2004 to May 2006. He worked at Computer Network Technology from August 1995 to September 2004 where he held several management level finance positions including Director of Finance.
Cannabis-RX, Inc. (OTC: CANA) announced the appointment of Munjit Johal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Following this appointment, the board accepted the resignation of Llorn Kylo as our former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kylo continues to serve on our board of directors and as our President, CEO and Secretary. Munjit Johal is a director and Chief Financial Officer of SearchCore, Inc. (formerly General Cannabis, Inc.) since October 20, 2006. Additionally, Mr. Johal serves as the Controller of High Tower Capital, Inc., where he has served since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Johal has served as a financial officer of various companies including Pacific Heritage Bank as Executive Vice President. From 1981 to 1987 Mr. Johal was a Senior Analytical Manager for Officer of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury (formerly Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the 11th District).
Berkshire Homes, Inc. announced that appointment of Munjit Johal as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Following this appointment, the board accepted the resignation of Llorn Kylo as our former Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kylo continues to serve on our board of directors and as our President, CEO and Secretary. Munjit Johal is a director and Chief Financial Officer of SearchCore, Inc. (formerly General Cannabis, Inc.) since October 20, 2006. Additionally, Mr. Johal serves as the Controller of High Tower Capital, Inc., where he has served since January 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Johal has served as a financial officer of various companies including Pacific Heritage Bank as Executive Vice President. From 1981 to 1987 Mr. Johal was a Senior Analytical Manager for Officer of Thrift Supervision, Department of the Treasury (formerly Federal Home Loan Bank Board, the 11th District).
Sizmek Inc. (NASDAQ: SZMK) announced that Craig Holmes, Sizmek’s Chief Financial Officer, will resign his position as Chief Financial Officer effective May 31, 2014. Effective upon Mr. Holmes’ departure from the Company, John Palmer, the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, will assume responsibility for Sizmek’s financial operations on an interim basis.
KiOR, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIOR) announced that Christopher A. Artzer, the Vice President, Interim Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, was appointed President of the Company. Mr. Artzer has been the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer since December 2013 and the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since joining the Company in March 2011. From December 2004 to March 2011, Mr. Artzer served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of TPC Group, Inc. Prior to joining TPC Group in December 2004, Mr. Artzer was counsel at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Houston, Texas.
First Physicians Capital Group, Inc. (OTC: FPCG) appointed Adrian B. Reeder to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective April 10, 2014. Since 2013, Mr. Reeder served as a senior consultant for NowCFO, a professional services firm providing outsourced CFO services. From 2010 until 2013, Mr. Reeder served as audit manager and consultant for Kezos & Dunlavy, LLC. Prior to 2010, Mr. Reeder was involved in several ventures, including founding Old Cobblestone Road, LLC, and serving as director of finance for Elim Valley Planning & Development, LLC. Mr. Reeder began his career with KPMG, LLP and held the position of manager at his departure.
Starstream Entertainment, Inc. (OTC: SSET) announced that Mark Corrao was appointed to the office of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), to serve as the Company’s CFO on a part-time basis. Mr. Corrao is currently a Managing Director with The CFO Squad. Prior to joining The CFO Squad, Mr. Corrao was the CFO for Business Efficiency Experts (“BEE”). Prior to working for BEE, Mr. Corrao served as the CFO and chief accounting officer for StrikeForce Technologies, Inc.
Cubic Energy, Inc. (OTC: CBNR) hired Scott M. Pinsonnault as its new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. From September 2012 through March 2014, Mr. Pinsonnault was a Director with Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, now known as Deloitte Business Transaction Analytics. From October 2011 through August 2012, he served as Vice President of SFC Energy Partners From February 2011 through October 2011, he served as Managing Director of Project Finance for Unicredit Bank AG. From January 2009 through February 2011, he was a Director with Bridge Associates, LLC.
Hydrocarb Energy Corporation (OTC: HECC) announced that Tyler W. Moore has resigned as Chief Financial Officer.