CFO Moves this week include:
|Ulta Beauty||A.T. Kearney||Gartner, Inc.|
|Visa Inc.||MAXIMUS||Bridge Growth Partners, LLC|
|Intersect ENT, Inc.||Unwired Planet||CALIBRE Systems, Inc.|
|Arctic Slope Regional Corporation||Proteus Digital Health||Rayonier|
|Freight Handlers, Inc.||SmartPay Solutions||Bristow Group Inc.|
|Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc.||Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|ACCENT Marketing Services LLC||Zosano Pharma, Inc.||American Energy Partners, LP|
|Mexican Restaurants, Inc.||U-Vend, Inc.||NetMotion Wireless|
|Stericycle, Inc.||Balchem Corporation||GWG Holdings, Inc.|
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Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ:ULTA) announced that Vanessa Wittman, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, Inc., has been appointed to its Board of Directors and as a member of its Audit Committee. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility in 2012, Ms. Wittman served for four years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. She previously held Chief Financial Officer roles at Adelphia Communications, 360networks, and Metricom, Inc. Ms. Wittman has been a director of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. since April 2011, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee. She previously served as a director of Infospace.
A.T. Kearney has named Christine Laurens its Chief Financial Officer. Laurens began her career with A.T. Kearney in 2002 as Finance Director of Southwest Europe. She most recently served as VP Global Finance. Laurens began her career at Ernst & Young.
Gartner, Inc. (NYSE: IT) announced that Chris Lafond, Gartner’s Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company on June 30th to pursue other opportunities. Craig Safian, Gartner group vice president of global finance, has been named senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lafond has served as CFO since October 2003. Mr. Safian has been at Gartner since 2002, holding a number of senior roles in the Finance organization including head of Corporate and Divisional Finance, Corporate Development, Strategy, and Pricing. Mr. Safian worked in public accounting and has held finance leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Headstrong.
Visa Inc. announced that Byron H. Pollitt, Jr., Chief Financial Officer, has informed the company of his decision to retire as Chief Financial Officer within the next twelve months. Mr. Pollitt has served as Visa’s CFO for the past seven years.
MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS) announced the appointment of Richard J. Nadeau as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Nadeau’s appointment is effective June 23, 2014. Mr. Nadeau joins MAXIMUS from SRA International. He spent the last ten years as Chief Financial Officer for three NYSE-listed companies. Previously, Mr. Nadeau spent more than 30 years in public accounting and was a partner with KPMG. Mr. Nadeau replaces David N. Walker, who previously announced his planned retirement and will remain at MAXIMUS until approximately December 2014 to ensure a smooth transition and to serve as a strategic advisor to the Chief Executive Officer. Following his retirement, Mr. Walker will continue in a part-time role.
Bridge Growth Partners, LLC announced that Alison Catchpole, former Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of Solera Capital LLC, has joined the firm as Vice President of Finance and Controller. Prior to joining Solera, Ms. Catchpole spent eight years at Invesco Private Capital as Vice President of Operations. She began her career as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Intersect ENT, Inc. announced the appointment of Jeryl Hilleman as chief financial officer. Most recently, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Ocera Therapeutics. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Amyris, Inc. Prior to Amyris, Ms. Hilleman served as CFO of Symyx Technologies. In addition, Ms. Hilleman led the finance function at two public biotechnology companies, Geron Corporation and Cytel Corporation. Ms. Hilleman is also a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Xenoport.
Unwired Planet (NASDAQ: UPIP) announced that Dallas Clement was appointed to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Clement is executive vice president and chief financial officer for Cox Automotive. Mr. Clement serves as a director of Airo.
CALIBRE Systems, Inc. announced that John C. Mutarelli has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer.
Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) announced that Greg Resutek has been named as ASRC Federal’s chief operating officer and acting chief financial officer. Resutek joins ASRC Federal from URS Corporation’s Federal Systems Division.
Proteus Digital Health announced that Steve Fieler joins the executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Fieler was most recently CFO of HP’s software division. Jonathan Symonds CBE, Chairman of HSBC Bank Plc and former CFO of Novartis AG, has been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors.
Rayonier (NYSE: RYN) announced the appointment of Benson K. Woo as Chief Accounting Officer, effective June 9. Following the June 27 separation, Rayonier’s Performance Fibers business will become Rayonier Advanced Materials (NYSE: RYAM). Upon separation, Woo will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer of Rayonier Advanced Materials. Woo was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Prestolite Electric. He began his career at General Motors, rising through the ranks over 15 years in a variety of financial roles in Michigan, New York, Canada and Brazil. He later led the financial functions of several leading companies, including Case Corporation, York International Corp., Metris Companies, TriMas Corporation and Tower Automotive.
Freight Handlers, Inc. (FHI) promoted Tal Wall to Chief Financial Officer. Tal Wall joined FHI in 1994 as Controller and advanced through the positions of Vice President of Finance and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to joining FHI, Tal was controller at C.S. Henry Transfer, Inc.
SmartPay Solutions announced the appointment of Robert Conerly as chief financial officer. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at Melinta Therapeutics (formerly Rib-X Pharmaceuticals), and previously held the same position at Pharmion Corporation. He held management positions at AstraZeneca and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced that John Briscoe has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. John was most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Weatherford International Ltd from March 2012 to September 2013. He joined the company as Chief Accounting Officer in August 2011. Prior to Weatherford, John served as a senior executive at Transocean from 2005 through 2011 in financial roles including Vice President and Controller and Director of Investor Relations. Before joining Transocean in 2005, John held senior financial positions with Ferrellgas Inc. and Dresser Industries. His career also includes seven years of public accounting experience with KPMG and Ernst & Young. Jonathan Baliff, who has served as Bristow’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2010 and with this appointment will now serve as President until assuming the additional role of Chief Executive Officer on July 31, 2014.
Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AMPE) announced the appointment of Gregory A. Gould as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Corporate Secretary. Mark McGregor, the company’s current CFO, will retire from Ampio Pharmaceuticals following a transition period later this year. Most recently Greg served as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc. Prior to his time at SeraCare, Mr. Gould was the Chief Financial Officer of Atrix Laboratories, Inc. Prior to joining Atrix Greg held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting at Colorado MedTech. Mr. Gould began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLC. Greg currently serves on the board of directors of CytoDyn, Inc.
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. announced the promotion of William “Bill” Butz is now Maxim’s president and Raymond Carbone its chief financial officer. Butz joined Maxim as chief financial officer after successfully serving as CFO and president of Erickson Living. Prior to leading the team at Erickson Living, Bill worked for Allegis Group for 15 years where he held various financial leadership positions, including CFO of Aerotek; Allegis Group’s largest operating company. Ray initially joined Maxim as vice president of finance shortly after Bill’s arrival. Prior to joining Maxim, Ray was the CFO for Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), which was acquired by Allegis Group in 2008. Prior to joining MLA, he served as the CFO of Stephen James Associates.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AUXL) announced that James E. Fickenscher, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other interests. Mr. Fickenscher will continue in his current role through August 15, 2014.
ACCENT Marketing Services LLC announced it has appointed Don Norsworthy to the role of chief financial officer. Don joins ACCENT from CKS Packaging where he served as chief financial officer and executive vice president. Prior to his role at CKS Packaging, Don served as chief financial officer and executive vice president of Integrity Solutions Services. Don’s career experience includes Protocol Global Solutions, Portrait Corporation of America, National Vision, Inc./Vista EyeCare, Southern Mills, National Spinning and Bibb Company.
Zosano Pharma, Inc. announced the appointment of Winnie W. Tso as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Zosano, Ms. Tso was Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, Ms. Tso held vice president and principal accounting officer positions from 2009 to 2013, including at Velti plc. Previously, Ms. Tso held senior finance positions at several publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, including ARYx Therapeutics, Titan Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs Technologies.
American Energy Partners, LP (AELP) announced it has hired Jeff Agosta as the Chief Financial Officer of American Energy – Utica, LLC (AEU). Agosta most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Devon Energy Corporation from 2010 to January 2014. Prior to his role as CFO, Agosta served Devon in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance and Treasurer. He began his career with KPMG and was a manager with D. R. Payne & Associates prior to joining Devon. Ryan A. Turner has assumed new responsibilities as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer – Institutional Investments. Turner most recently served as Vice President – Finance of AELP. Previously, Turner served as Vice President – Finance & Strategy of Caelus Energy, LLC. He also served as Vice President – Strategy & Business Development of Dallas-based Kosmos Energy and prior to that was an energy investment banker with Citigroup.
Mexican Restaurants, Inc. (MRI), a subsidiary of Williston Holding Company, Inc. (PINK: WHCA), appointed Douglas Hipskind as chief financial officer. Doug joins MRI after serving as CFO of Lake Street Capital Markets. Prior to Lake Street, he served in marketing and operations roles with investment management firms Whitebox Advisors and Jundt Associates. Prior to that, Doug was a senior manager with KPMG. He also served on the board of directors of Kona Grill from 2003 through 2011.
U-Vend, Inc. (OTC: ITMVD) announced the appointment of Kathleen A. Browne as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining U-Vend, Inc., Kathleen was owner of K. Browne Consulting, a financial and accounting advisory firm she founded in 2007. From 2004 through 2007, Browne was Chief Financial Officer of NaturalNano, Inc. From 2001-2004 she was Corporate Controller and Chief Accountant for Paychex, Inc. From 1996-2000, Kathleen was Vice President Finance, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for W.R. Grace & Co. From 1992-1996, she was Vice President/Director of Finance for Bausch & Lomb.
Stericycle, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRCL) announced that it has selected Daniel V. Ginnetti, currently Stericycle’s Vice President of Corporate Finance, to succeed Frank ten Brink as Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2014. Frank ten Brink will continue in his role as Chief Financial Officer through the transition to Mr. Ginnetti, and thereafter, Mr. ten Brink will continue at Stericycle as Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions. Dan Ginnetti joined Stericycle as Area Vice President of Finance in 2003. In 2004 he was promoted to Area Vice President for Stericycle’s Western, and later, Midwestern business units. Following that, Dan was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for the United States and Canada. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Ginnetti held various finance and accounting positions with The Ralph M. Parsons Company, and Ryan Herco Products Corp.
Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC) announced the promotion of William A. Backus to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Backus joined Balchem in 2006 as Balchem’s Corporate Controller, and in 2011 was given added responsibility when he was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Treasurer. Current CFO, Frank J. Fitzpatrick, will move to a newly established position of Vice President, Administration.
GWG Holdings, Inc. announced the appointment of William Acheson as its new Chief Financial Officer. As part of Acheson’s appointment, the Company’s long-time Chief Financial Officer, Jon Gangelhoff, will move to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Acheson served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for The Homeownership Preservation Foundation from 2009-2013. Prior to that position, Mr. Acheson served as Managing Director of Global Structured Finance and Investments at Merrill Lynch in London, England from 2007-2008. From 1991 to 2007, Mr. Acheson spent his career at GMAC-RESCAP where he served as Managing Director for a number of business units, concluding his career as Chief Financial Officer for the United Kingdom division (2005 to 2007).