CFO Moves this week include:
|Target Corporation||SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.||Bristow Group Inc.|
|Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Incorporated||23andMe, Inc.||Dataram Corporation|
|Era Group Inc.||ShockWatch||Qumulo|
|EF Johnson Technologies, Inc.||Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC||Archer|
|USMD Holdings, Inc.||BravoSolution||Pindrop Security|
|Goodrich Petroleum Corporation||Bruker Corporation||PASSUR Aerospace, Inc.|
|Omnicell, Inc.||EVERTEC, Inc.||ReliaMax|
|Beechwood Re||The Match Group||Mattersight Corporation|
|OTC Markets Group Inc.||Oceaneering International, Inc.||Biocept, Inc.|
|McKim & Creed, Inc.||QLogic Corp.|
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Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) [Minneapolis, MN] promoted John Mulligan to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mulligan has worked at the company since 1996, when he began as a financial analyst. He has served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2012. In 2014, he led the company as the retailer’s interim president and CEO from May to August while continuing to act as CFO. Throughout his tenure at Target, Mulligan has served in key leadership positions in finance and human resources, including director of Target.com Finance, director of Capital Investments, vice president of Pay and Benefits, vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis and senior vice president of Treasury and Accounting.
SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) [Orlando, FL] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Peter Crage to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Crage most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. from November 2013 through July 2014 and served as Chief Financial Officer of HVM LLC from July 2011 to November 2013. From November 2010 to June 2011, Crage served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cedar Fair, L.P. From July 2005 to November 2010, he served as Cedar Fair L.P.’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he served as Treasurer for Cedar Fair L.P. Marc Swanson will conclude his service as Interim CFO and will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer.
Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) [Houston, TX] announced it is combining its CFO group with its Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration group, and has appointed Don Miller as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Miller is replacing John Briscoe, who will be leaving his current position as Chief Financial Officer to pursue other business opportunities. Miller, who joined Bristow in 2010, was until recently Senior Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration. Prior to joining Bristow, Miller spent nine years with Enron North America in positions of increasing levels of responsibility, ending with his role as post-petition President and CEO of Enron North America. From 1985 until 1997, he held financial positions with Citicorp Securities, as both an energy corporate banker and high yield research analyst, and as account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds.
Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Incorporated [Palo Alto, CA] announced the appointment of James Welch, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Eiger, Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Virobay Incorporated. Previously, Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer of Acelrx Pharmaceuticals, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, and earlier in his career was the Chief Financial Officer of Biocircuits Diagnostics.
23andMe, Inc. [Mountain View, CA] announced the appointment of Dean Schorno as chief financial officer and head of operations for the company. Schorno most recently served as chief financial officer of Adaptive Biotechnologies. Prior to his role at Adaptive Solutions, Schorno spent 13 years at Genomic Health, where he served as both vice president of operations and chief financial officer. Prior to Genomic Health, Schorno founded a successful CPA and consulting firm that he led for nearly a decade.
Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAM) [Princeton, NJ] announced that its board of directors has promoted Anthony Lougee from Controller and Chief Accounting Officer to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lougee has been Dataram’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since 1999. Mr. Lougee started his career as a staff accountant at Philips Electronics and joined Dataram in 1991.
Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) [Houston, TX] announced that Andrew Puhala has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Puhala served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Electric Technologies, Inc. from January 2013 to September 2015. Prior to American Electric Technologies, Mr. Puhala served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AccessESP from 2011 through 2012. Before joining AccessESP, Mr. Puhala held several senior positions in finance, accounting, treasury and tax during a 15-year tenure with Baker Hughes Incorporated, including Vice President Finance – Corporate Development, Vice President Finance – Middle East, Division Controller – Centrilift, and Assistant Treasurer. His career also includes four years of public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen.
ShockWatch [Dallas, TX] has appointed Robert Hutson as its new Chief Financial Officer. He recently served as Interim CFO for the company. Robert has over 20 years of finance experience including 10 years as the Executive Vice President and CFO of the Dallas Stars NHL franchise. He most recently comes to ShockWatch from Six Pillars Partners where he served as fractional CFO for multiple Six Pillars Partners-related companies.
Qumulo [Seattle, WA] announced that Matthew Frey has joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Qumulo, Frey served as CEO of Optimum Energy. Frey also served as a board member at Vitesse Semiconductor. Prior to Optimum Energy and Vitesse Semiconductor, Frey was president and COO of World Wide Packets.
EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. [Irving, TX] named Duane Anderson as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to EFJohnson, Duane was the Corporate Controller for American Pad & Paper LLC and the Controller for Sagus International, Inc.
Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC [Atlanta, GA] announced that Stephen Bledsoe has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. He most recently was Controller and Senior Finance Officer at SunTrust Mortgage. Prior to his work at SunTrust, Mr. Bledsoe held accounting and finance roles at companies including HomeBanc Mortgage, Friedman Billings Ramsey, Freddie Mac and KPMG Peat Marwick.
Archer [Berwyn, PA] announced that Ted Pastva has joined executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Pastva held various leadership roles in finance at Aramark. Pastva then went to Seamless where he led the company’s financial and administrative growth. Pastva joins Archer from GrubHub where he served as vice president of finance and administration.
USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD) [Irving, TX] announced that Jim Berend has been appointed chief financial officer and executive vice president. Prior to joining USMD, Berend served as CFO and executive vice president of a company operating surgical hospitals in Texas. He previously was the partner in charge of the healthcare practice at Grant Thornton and the healthcare consulting practice at Ernst & Young in Dallas. Berend started his career at and spent nearly 25 years at Arthur Andersen, beginning as a staff accountant, rising to partner and then leading the healthcare practice in Dallas Fort Worth.
Pindrop Security [Atlanta, GA] announced that Mike Vandiver has joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Pindrop Security, Vandiver served as CFO of Ingenious Med. He also served as the CFO of SecureWorks. Vandiver previously held financial leadership roles at companies such as Digiquant, LHS Group and BWAY Corporation.
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) [Houston, TX] announced that Jan Schott, its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to take a financial position with a private company. Robert Turnham, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role as interim-CFO.
Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) [Billerica, MA] announced the appointment of John Ornell to its Board of Directors, effective August 19, 2015. Mr. Ornell recently retired from Waters Corporation, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013.
PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR) [Stamford, CT] announced the appointment of David Henderson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henderson joins PASSUR after spending four years as Chief Financial Officer at HealthPlanOne. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development at Open Solutions. Prior to that, David was the Director of Product Management at Palm and AnyDay. He began his professional career in the financial services industry at The Carlyle Group and Dillon Read.
Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) [Mountain View, CA] announced that Peter Kuipers has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Current CFO Rob Seim now completes the transition to his new role as Executive Vice President, International and Global Quality & Manufacturing. Prior to joining Omnicell, Mr. Kuipers served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Quantcast Corporation. Previously Mr. Kuipers served as Executive Vice President and CFO at The Weather Company. Prior to TWC, Mr. Kuipers served in various financial leadership roles at Yahoo!. Previously Mr. Kuipers served in senior financial leadership roles at Altera Corporation, General Electric Company, and Akzo Nobel. He started his career with Ernst & Young.
EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC) [San Juan, PR] announced that Peter Smith will join as Chief Financial Officer. The Company’s current CFO, Juan José Román Jiménez, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Smith most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Prior to this role, Smith served as Senior Vice President and Segment Controller at FIS.
ReliaMax [Sioux Falls, SD] announced that Jonathon Albright has joined the team as Chief Financial Officer of ReliaMax Holding Company. Most recently, he was CFO for Borro Group Holdings, Ltd. Prior to that he held CFO positions at TDX Group Limited, CMAX Holdings, Barclaycard UK and served as a senior vice president & finance director at JPMorgan Chase.
Beechwood Re [New York, NY] announced the appointment of David Kaplon as Chief Financial Officer of Beechwood’s group of companies. Prior to Beechwood, David was an Executive Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners. Prior to Aquiline, David served at Blackstone’s Bayview Asset Management. David also served in a variety of executive leadership roles at XL Group and at Zurich Financial Services’ Centre Group.
The Match Group [New York, NY] announced that Gary Swidler will join as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swidler joins The Match Group from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he has been an executive for nearly 18 years in various capacities. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director where he led the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.
Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) [Chicago, IL] announced the appointment of Sheau-ming Ross as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Mattersight, Ms. Ross was Chief Financial Officer of EPAY Systems. Prior to EPAY Systems, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Silver Chalice. Previously, Ms. Ross worked for twelve years in various financial leadership positions for the Tribune Company, including Chief Financial Officer for Chicago’s WGN-TV, CLTV, and WGN Radio as well as WGN America. Ms. Ross started her career in investment banking Credit Suisse Group.
Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) [Houston, TX] announced the appointment of Alan Curtis as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Curtis joined Oceaneering in 1995 as a Financial Controller and since December 2014 has served as Senior Vice President, Operations Support.
Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC) [San Diego, CA] announced the voluntary resignation of Bill Kachioff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced that Mark Foletta has been appointed as the company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Foletta served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Amylin Mr. Foletta held a number of management positions with Intermark, Inc. and Triton Group Ltd., and served as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young.
McKim & Creed, Inc. [Raleigh, NC] announced that Christopher Nelson has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Previously he served as partner/divisional CFO of Environmental Resources Management.
QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) [Aliso Viejo, CA] announced that the board has appointed Jean Hu as acting CEO. Hu has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2011 and will continue in that role and retain her CFO responsibilities while serving as acting CEO.