CFO Moves this week include:
|Phillips 66||Quintiles||CIT Group Inc.|
|Springleaf Holdings, Inc.||PG&E Corporation||U.S. Legal Support Inc.|
|Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC||Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida||EnterpriseDB|
|PhyMed Healthcare Group||Rexnord Corporation||Datablink, Inc.|
|SynerMed, Inc.||Novelis Inc.||PowerSecure International, Inc.|
|Goodrich Petroleum Corporation||Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.||Calgon Carbon Corporation|
|Quaker Chemical Corporation||Icertis||Navigator Energy Services, LLC|
|Seagate Technology||The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc.||MYR Group Inc.|
|University of Rochester||Comstock Holding Companies, Inc.||Westmoreland Coal Company|
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Phillips 66 [Houston, Texas] reported that Greg G. Maxwell, Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer announced his intention to retire from this position with the Company effective December 31, 2015. The Company appointed Kevin J. Mitchell as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Mitchell has served as the Company’s Vice President, Investor Relations, since joining the Company in September 2014. Prior to joining the Company, he served as the General Auditor of ConocoPhillips from May 2010 until September 2014 and Vice President, Exploration and Production – Strategy, Administration and Technical Services from April 2009 until April 2010. Mr. Mitchell joined Conoco in 1991 and held a variety of finance and accounting positions with Conoco and ConocoPhillips, including General Manager of Upstream Finance, Strategy and Planning; Vice President, Finance and Administration for ConocoPhillips Alaska; and Manager of Treasury Services.
Quintiles [RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.] announced that Kevin Gordon, currently serving as Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) and that Michael McDonnell is expected to join Quintiles in December 2015 as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Gordon will continue to serve as Quintiles CFO until Mr. McDonnell joins the company. Mr. McDonnell joins Quintiles from Intelsat, where he has served as CFO since 2008. Previously, McDonnell held CFO positions at MCG Capital Corporation, and EchoStar Communications, formerly known as DISH Network Corporation. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. McDonnell also served as a member of the board of directors of Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.
CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) [NEW YORK] announced that Scott T. Parker, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company in November to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Springleaf Holdings, Inc. Parker joined CIT in July 2010.
Springleaf Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LEAF) [EVANSVILLE, Ind.] announced that Scott T. Parker will join the company on or prior to November 15, 2015 as Executive Vice President. He will assume the title of Chief Financial Officer of Springleaf Holdings, Inc. (“Holdings”) on the later of his start date with the Company or the business day following the date on which Holdings files its Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2015. He will be succeeding Minchung (Macrina) Kgil as Chief Financial Officer of Holdings while Ms. Kgil will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the company’s subsidiaries. Parker joins Springleaf from CIT Group, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2010. Prior to CIT, Parker served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Company LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, LP. Before joining Cerberus in 2006, he spent 17 years in various financial leadership roles within the industrial and financial services businesses at General Electric Company, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for GE Capital Solutions. Prior to GE Capital Solutions, Parker was Chief Financial Officer of GE Corporate Financial Services.
U.S. Legal Support Inc. [HOUSTON] announced the appointment of Vince Ekleberry as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining U.S. Legal Support, Ekleberry was CFO for Professional Directional Enterprises, Inc. Earlier in his career, Ekleberry was CFO of global operations for Wood Group Gas Turbine Services.
Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC [SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif.] announced that Scott Cooper has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Cooper recently served as the CFO of WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc., joining the company in 2007. Prior to WaveTec, Mr. Cooper was Corporate Controller at IntraLase Corp.
Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida [BELLE GLADE, Fla.] announced that Brian R. Lohmann has been named Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of. He succeeds Juan Tellechea in this position upon his retirement on Sept. 30, 2015 after 32 years of service. Lohmann joined the Cooperative in 2008 as supervisor of the accounting department. Prior to joining the Cooperative, Lohmann worked for Pioneer Growers as the Director of Replenishment in managing the Wal-Mart account for the eastern United States. He also owned his own accounting firm in Pahokee and Belle Glade for 16 years.
EnterpriseDB [BEDFORD, MA] announced that Paul Blondin has joined the company as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Before joining the company, Blondin was a managing partner of KickStart Partners, LLC. In the early 2000s, he was the Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO of Pactolus Communication Software. Prior to this, Blondin held executive positions at various technology companies, including network security company Netect Ltd., Open Development Corporation and Cascade Communications Inc. Blondin has served as a board member or advisor to more than 20 public and private companies. His current directorships include Revitas, Inc. of Philadelphia, PA and Bin1 ATE LLC of Northborough, MA.
PhyMed Healthcare Group [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced that Sam E. Daniel has been named chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to PhyMed, Daniel was CFO of Comprehensive Pharmacy Solutions, and he has also served as CFO at American Pathology Partners. He has also held leadership roles at various laboratory and specialty pharmacy companies throughout his career. Daniel is working with Mark Bogovich, PhyMed’s CFO since 2012, to transition into the new role.
Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) [MILWAUKEE] announced that Theodore D. Crandall joined the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Crandall will also serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Crandall, currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Rockwell Automation, Inc., a position he has held since 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Crandall served in various management positions at Rockwell and related companies.
Datablink, Inc. [TYSONS CORNER, Va.] announced it appointed Kurt Haufler as its Chief Financial Officer. Haufler most recently served as CFO of RapidAdvance. Previously, Haufler served as vice president of finance at SkyTerra Communications. Other previous positions include director of finance at Motient Corporation and leading the financial planning at SMCo, a manufacturing and engineering division of Raytheon.
SynerMed, Inc. [MONTEREY PARK, Calif.] announced that it has named Timothy J. Spillane as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Spillane joins SynerMed from his own advisory firm where he served as a strategic advisor, board member and investor in healthcare services companies and to numerous private equity groups. Previously, Mr. Spillane held the role of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Amerigroup Corporation. While at Amerigroup, Mr. Spillane also served as Interim CFO of Amerigroup’s New York Health plan.
Novelis Inc. [ATLANTA] announced that Steve Pohl, Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer. Pohl assumes the CFO duties from Steve Fisher who was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August. Pohl joined Novelis in 2009 as Vice President of Finance for North America. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Vice President, Global Business Services, and was then named Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, in July 2012. Prior to Novelis, Steve spent 28 years with PPG Industries.
PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR) [WAKE FOREST, N.C.] announced that it has appointed Eric Dupont as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Chris Hutter, who previously served as the company’s CFO and chief operating officer (COO), will continue to serve as the company’s executive vice president and COO. Mr. Dupont was previously executive vice president of finance and administration at PowerSecure.
Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) [HOUSTON] announced that it has hired Joseph T. Leary as its Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Leary has held various executive positions within the energy industry and was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of KCS Energy, Inc. (2003 – 2006), Energy Partners, Ltd. (2007 – 2009) and Tarpon (2011 – 2014).
Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: HSDT) [NEWTOWN, Pa.] appointed Joyce LaViscount as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Joyce has extensive experience in finance and operations roles after spending the last 28 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including Endo Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Aptalis. Joyce joins Helius from MediMedia Health where she was CFO and COO. Joyce has been a member of Helius’ Board of Directors since March 2015. Ms. LaViscount fills the vacancy created by the resignation of the Company’s former CFO, Amanda Tseng.
Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) [PITTSBURGH] announced that current Chief Financial Officer, Steve Schott, has been promoted to Executive Vice President of the newly formed Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, and Equipment (AMME) Division. Replacing Steve Schott as CFO, will be Robert Fortwangler, currently the Vice President of Finance. Fortwangler joined the Calgon Carbon finance group in 2001. In 2008 he was promoted to Director of Finance, and held various positions including manager of planning, assistant controller and assistant treasurer.
Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) [CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.] announced that Mary Dean Hall has been appointed as Quaker’s Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective November 30, 2015. Ms. Hall will be joining Quaker from Eastman Chemical Company where since 2009 she was the Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to that role, Ms. Hall held various senior financial and treasury positions of increasing responsibility with Eastman since 1995. Before her career at Eastman, she held financial and banking positions with Nalco Chemical and various banks, including Citibank.
Icertis [BELLEVUE, Wash.] announced the appointment of Dan Kaltenbach as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Kaltenbach comes to Icertis from Blue Box. Before that, he served as the CFO for two global digital marketing agencies, POSSIBLE and ZAAZ. Kaltenbach has also worked in various finance roles at Intel and Starbucks, and co-founded a startup called ServiceStop.com.
Navigator Energy Services, LLC [DALLAS] announced the addition of Jeffrey Allen to its senior leadership team as chief financial officer and senior vice president. Prior to Navigator, Allen spent two years with JP Energy Partners where was a co-founder and the chief financial officer. Additionally, Allen spent three years as a senior vice president and chief financial officer for Lonestar Midstream Partners. He also has done financial consulting work for Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Saudi Aramco.
Seagate Technology (NASDAQ: STX) [CUPERTINO, Calif.] announced that David H. Morton, Jr. has been promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Patrick O’Malley, Seagate’s current chief financial officer, will remain with the company as executive vice president with responsibility for a broad range of strategic and operational issues. Morton most recently served as Seagate’s senior vice president, treasurer and principal accounting officer responsible for overseeing Seagate’s corporate finance, treasury and accounting activities. He joined Seagate in 1995 and over the last twenty years has held multiple leadership roles in both the US and Asia, each increasing in scope within the Company’s global finance organization including corporate financial planning, revenue consolidation, manufacturing, pricing, and sales operations.
The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. (NYSE: THG) [WORCESTER, Mass.] announced that David B. Greenfield, the company’s chief financial officer, passed away over the weekend, following a health event late last week. Greenfield joined The Hanover in 2010 and was named executive vice president and chief financial officer in 2011. Prior to joining The Hanover, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, a multi-national, publicly-traded insurer based in Bermuda. Previously, he worked at KPMG LLP for 22 years, rising to senior partner of the firm’s financial services practice, global sector leader of the firm’s insurance practice, and a member of its global financial services leadership team. The Hanover’s board of directors has appointed Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer at The Hanover, to serve as acting chief financial officer and Warren Barnes, vice president and corporate controller, to serve as acting principal accounting officer.
MYR Group Inc. (NASDAQ: MYRG) [Rolling Meadows, Ill.] announced the appointment of Betty R. Johnson as MYR’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Johnson has been a member of MYR’s Board of Directors since 2007 and for that time has served on the Board’s Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. Effective October 19, 2015, Ms. Johnson resigned from the Board and all Board committees on which she served so that she could commence employment with MYR. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Johnson served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Faith Technologies, Inc. since 2015. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. Johnson served as the Vice President of Global Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Sloan Valve Company. Prior to this, Ms. Johnson was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with Block and Company, Inc. from 2003 to 2009. From 1999 to 2003, she served as the Vice President Operations/Finance with Encompass Services Corporation. Ms. Johnson served as MYR’s Controller from 1992 to 1998 and Vice President and Controller from 1998 to 1999. In addition, Ms. Johnson has 11 years of experience in various auditing roles within Deloitte and Touche’s construction industry group. Ms. Johnson will replace Paul J. Evans as MYR’s Chief Financial Officer.
University of Rochester [Rochester, NY] announced that Holly G. Crawford has been named the senior vice president for administration and finance, chief financial officer and treasurer. She will begin in the roles on Jan. 15, 2016. Crawford, who is the senior associate vice president for budgets and planning and who has served as deputy to the senior vice president and CFO for eight years, was selected after a national search. She succeeds Ronald Paprocki, who announced his intent to retire on Jan. 15, 2016 after more than 45 years at the University.
Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHCI) [WASHINGTON & RESTON, Va.] announced that Joseph M. Squeri has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective immediately. In connection with this appointment, Mr. Squeri will no longer serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective as of November 25, 2015. Mr. Squeri has accepted a position as Managing Director with SunBridge Capital Management, LLC (“SunBridge”), a private investment management firm supported by the Bainum family, a prominent Washington, DC family with investment interests that include Choice Hotels International (NYSE: CHH) and Comstock. Effective November 25, 2015, Christopher L. Conover will serve as the interim Chief Financial Officer and Principal Financial Officer of the Company in addition to his current role as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Accounting and Finance. Mr. Conover has been the Company’s Senior Vice President, Accounting and Finance since joining the Company in 2012. He was previously with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) from 2007 to 2011, serving in their Financial Services Assurance practice.
Westmoreland Coal Company (NasdaqGM: WLB) [Englewood, CO] announced that Kevin A. Paprzycki, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, will become Chief Executive Officer effective as of January 1, 2016. Jason Veenstra, who also joined Westmoreland in April 2014 as part of the Canadian acquisition, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, effective as of January 1, 2016. Mr. Paprzycki joined Westmoreland as Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in June 2006 and was named Chief Financial Officer in April 2008. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Evans and Sutherland Computer Corporation and held senior level positions at Applied Films Corporation, Baker Hughes and Ernst and Young. Mr. Veenstra joined Westmoreland in April 2014 as CFO – Canada. At Sherritt International, he held roles which included Director of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer for the coal division.