CFO Moves this week include:
|Toys“R”Us, Inc.||BDO USA, LLP||American Apparel, Inc.|
|Charter Communications, Inc.||Diebold, Incorporated||InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp.|
|OpenDNS||Cal Dive International, Inc.||GTIS Partners LP|
|Couchbase, Inc.||Cardax, Inc.||WePay|
|ConvergEx Group||Lancaster Colony Corporation||Simon Property Group|
|Highmark Health||Practice Fusion||CoreLogic|
|White Lodging Services||Vertical Communications||Green Innovations Ltd.|
|RapidMiner||Livingston International||Adaptive Biotechnologies|
|Reading International, Inc.||Century Aluminum Company||Rockwood Holdings, Inc.|
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Toys“R”Us, Inc. announced that it has named Michael J. Short as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Short was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AutoNation for seven years. Prior to his most recent role at AutoNation, Mr. Short was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Universal Orlando. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of finance roles at Universal Orlando, Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. and IBM Corporation. Mr. Short succeeds Clay Creasey, who has left the organization after eight years.
BDO USA, LLP announced that Lynn Calhoun has been named the firm’s new chief financial officer. Mr. Calhoun, a partner, was previously the firm’s director of finance. He succeeds Howard Allenberg as CFO. This appointment is effective July 1. Lynn Calhoun joined BDO USA in 1999 and has 30 years of experience in a variety of financial and leadership positions. Prior to joining BDO, he spent 4 years with Deloitte and Touche before assuming roles as CFO and president for a privately-held business from 1987 to 1999.
American Apparel, Inc. (NYSE MKT: APP) announced that it has appointed John Luttrell as Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Luttrell, who has been with American Apparel since February 2011 and currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will continue in those positions as well. Prior to joining American Apparel, Mr. Luttrell served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Old Navy, The Wet Seal and Cost Plus.
Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced that current Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer Matthew Siegel will serve as Chief Financial Officer of “SpinCo,” the new cable company that will be spun off from Comcast upon completion of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger and the Comcast – Charter transactions. Siegel will continue to serve as Time Warner Cable SVP and Treasurer until the closing of the Comcast – Time Warner Cable merger. He joined Time Warner Cable in 2008 from Time Warner Inc., where he was Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Prior to joining Time Warner Inc. in 2001, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Insight Communications.
Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) announced that Christopher A. Chapman has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Chapman has nearly 20 years experience at Diebold, and has served in various executive positions within the company’s finance organization. Most recently, he served as vice president, global finance where he was responsible for financial oversight of Diebold’s operations, including North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Latin America, Brazil, supply chain, manufacturing and product development. Chapman has been the company’s interim principal financial officer since November 2013.
OpenDNS announced that it has appointed Burt W. Podbere as its new Chief Financial Officer. Podbere most recently served as CFO of networking company Net Optics, which was acquired by Ixia (NASDAQ: XXIA) in December 2013. Podbere managed the successful IPO of Epocrates (NASDAQ: EPOC). Podbere has also held executive management positions at Adterative, Symantec and Amdocs.
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. announced the appointment of Steven McAllister as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McAllister has been serving as InVivo’s Interim CFO since December of 2013. Mr. McAllister previously served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Biomet Spine and Bone Healing Technologies from 2007–2013. Prior to Biomet, Mr. McAllister spent eight years with Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Device and Diagnostics Group, where he served as Director of Finance for the worldwide spine business, and Director of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for Global Orthopedics. From 1984–1999 he worked in several capacities in Pfizer’s medical device business, which was sold to Stryker in 1998.
Cal Dive International, Inc. (NYSE: DVR) announced that Brent D. Smith, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, voluntarily resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Until a new Chief Financial Officer is named, Quinn J. Hébert, the Company’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will assume the additional responsibilities of Chief Financial Officer of the Company.
GTIS Partners LP announced it has named Amy Boyle as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. She replaces former CFO, Grace Cheng. Prior to joining GTIS Partners, Ms. Boyle served as Chief Financial Officer of three publicly-registered real estate investment trusts advised by American Realty Capital. Previously, she was Chief Financial Officer for the Clarion Lion Properties Fund, Clarion Partners’ flagship real estate fund. While at Clarion, she also held positions in the finance and portfolio management groups. From 2006-2009, Ms. Boyle was Vice President and Controller at GTIS Partners. She began her career as an auditor for Boston-based public accounting firm, Feeley & Driscoll, PC.
Couchbase, Inc. announced the appointment of Sujan Jain as its SVP & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jain most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Model N (NYSE: MODN). Prior to Model N, Mr. Jain served as the Vice President of Finance and General Manager of the software vertical for NetSuite, Inc. (NYSE: N). Mr. Jain has also held Chief Financial Officer positions at Transmeta Corporation and at NanoAmp Solutions. Additionally, he has held several investment banking and operating roles at J.P. Morgan Chase, Lazard and Schlumberger. Mr. Jain is also an advisor to several publicly and privately held high-tech companies.
Cardax, Inc. (OTC: CDXI) announced the appointment of George W. Bickerstaff, former CFO of Novartis Pharma AG as an independent member of its Board of Directors. Mr. Bickerstaff was Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Pharma AG located in Basel, Switzerland and is currently Managing Director of M.M. Dillon, a full service investment bank. Mr. Bickerstaff started his career at General Electric in manufacturing and then moved into finance. He subsequently joined The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation where he held various senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer of IMS Health.
ConvergEx Group announced that Conor McCarthy has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, McCarthy was Chief Financial Officer – Americas for global institutional brokerage GFI Group. Previously he held senior roles at Moneyline Telerate (now part of Thomson Reuters), Exco USA (now part of ICAP) and Bankers Trust Company.
Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ: LANC) announced that John L. Boylan, Treasurer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has notified the Company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire on July 1, 2014 after 28 years of service with Lancaster Colony, including 17 years as CFO. Douglas A. Fell, currently Senior Vice President of Finance of T. Marzetti Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, will succeed Mr. Boylan as Treasurer, Vice President, Assistant Secretary and CFO, effective July 1, 2014. Mr. Boylan will also remain a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Fell joined Lancaster Colony in 1993, and most recently has held various leadership positions within the Company’s food group involving the group’s finance, information technology and operations. Since 2012, he has overseen the food group’s finance and information technology functions. Mr. Fell also served as Lancaster Colony’s Corporate Controller from 1993 to 1996. Prior to his employment with Lancaster Colony, Mr. Fell was a Senior Audit Manager with Deloitte and Touche.
Simon Property Group, (NYSE: SPG) announced that Andrew Juster will become Chief Financial Officer in early 2015, succeeding retiring CFO Stephen E. Sterrett. Juster has served as Simon’s Treasurer since 2000.
Highmark Health announced that Karen Hanlon, who joined the company in 1997 and has served as the company’s Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis since 2009, has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Hanlon began her career in public accounting at KPMG Peat Marwick and since joining Highmark, she has held several positions within the finance division.
Practice Fusion announced that Robert Park has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Park joins Practice Fusion from Chegg where he served as the vice president of finance. Prior to Chegg, he held leadership roles in finance and accounting at PayPal, McKesson Corporation, and Ernst & Young.
CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX) has named Frank Martell its chief operating and financial officer. Martell has been the Company’s chief financial officer since August 2011. Prior to joining CoreLogic, Martell was president and chief executive officer of the Western Institutional Review Board. He also spent 11 years at ACNielsen where he ultimately held the position of global chief operating officer. In addition to CFO assignments at Advantage Sales and Marketing and Information Services Group; Martell also spent 15 years in a variety of financial leadership roles at the General Electric Company.
White Lodging Services announced that Bruce Hoffmann has joined White Lodging as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Hoffmann joins White Lodging after being with the Marcus Corporation for more than 15 years where he was most recently its senior director of finance and assistant treasurer. With Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Corporation, Hoffmann also held the positions of senior vice president of finance, strategy and planning; vice president of development; vice president of finance and administration; senior director of finance and administration; and division controller. Hoffmann also spent more than six years at Interstate Hotels where he worked in various corporate and hotel level roles which included exposure to both full and select service hotels in the areas of finance, IT, purchasing and construction management. Hoffmann started his professional career with Hyatt Hotels where he held several property level finance related positions.
Vertical Communications announced that David Krietzberg has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Krietzberg joins Vertical after serving briefly as chief financial officer of Fulton Communications where he helped facilitate the merger of Vertical and Fulton. Prior to that, Krietzberg worked at Crexendo, where he held the posts of senior vice president and chief administration officer. In addition, Krietzberg served as chief financial officer for both Mitel U.S. and Inter-Tel Technologies. Krietzberg was vice president of finance and treasurer with Executone before its merger with Inter-Tel.
Green Innovations Ltd. (OTC: GNIN) announced it has promoted its Controller, Sugiarto “Awie” Kardiman, to chief financial officer. Mr. Kardiman brings more than 15 years’ experience as a financial executive in the U.S. and global paper industry, and has served as Green Innovations’ Controller since 2013. As CFO, he succeeds Bruce Harmon, Green Innovations Chairman and Co-founder. Mr. Harmon remains Chairman of the Board. Previously, Mr. Kardiman served as Chief Financial Officer of Oasis Brands. Earlier, Mr. Kardiman served as CFO of Paper Excellence Canada.
RapidMiner announced it has appointed Mark Baltier as chief financial officer. Most recently he was chief financial officer of Gizmox. Previously, he was the chief financial officer for StreamBase Systems, which was acquired by TIBCO. Baltier has also served as the CFO of XyEnterprise, Reef Point Systems and Phonetic Systems. His earlier experiences also include key leadership positions at Voicetek, Concord Data Systems and Advanced Video Products.
Livingston International announced the appointment of Sharon Sritong as chief financial officer. Sritong joins Livingston from Computershare, U.S., where she served as the company’s chief financial officer.
Adaptive Biotechnologies announced the appointment of Dean Schorno as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Schorno enjoyed 13 years of distinguished leadership positions at Genomic Health spanning financial, laboratory, and business operations. Most recently he was CFO for three years at Genomic Health. Before joining Genomic Health, Dean founded and led a CPA and consulting firm.
Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced that it has appointed Rick T. Dillon as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Century, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President of Finance – Surface Mining Group at Joy Global Inc. Mr. Dillon joined Joy Global in 2009 as Vice President – Corporate Controller & Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Dillon served as Vice President – Business Planning and Analysis for Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. He has also held the Chief Accounting Officer role at Newell Rubbermaid, Inc. and Briggs & Stratton Corporation.
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ROC) announced that it has appointed Robert J. Zatta as Acting Chief Executive Officer effective July 1, 2014, in addition to his role as Chief Financial Officer. Robert J. Zatta has been Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwood since April 2001. Prior to joining Rockwood, Mr. Zatta spent 12 years with the Campbell Soup Company, where he held several significant financial management positions, including his latest position as Vice President responsible for Corporate Development and Strategic Planning.