CFO Moves this week include:
|Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated||ASCAP||GoPro, Inc.|
|Medgenics, Inc.||Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated||Health Integrated®|
|Hylant||Harris Corporation||Togo’s Eateries, LLC|
|Getty Realty Corp.||Sanders\Wingo||Trusted Media Brands, Inc.|
|Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.||The Greenbrier Companies, Inc.||Fulham Co., Inc.|
|The Guitammer Company||Littelfuse, Inc.||NetBase|
|Mirantis||Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.||MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc.|
|W. R. Grace & Co.||Dorman Products, Inc.||Coherent, Inc.|
|Xcel Energy Inc.||Pioneer Bank||Park Sterling Corporation|
|LAIKA||RJ Young||Qorvo, Inc.|
|Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.||Abacus Data Systems||The Peabody Essex Museum|
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Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] (NASDAQ: COKE) announced that it has appointed Clifford M. Deal, III, as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He succeeds James E. Harris, who has been named Executive Vice President, Business Transformation. Mr. Deal has been the Company’s Vice President and Treasurer since 1999. Mr. Deal served in various other roles since joining the Company in 1993 including roles within the Tax and Human Resources Departments.
ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers [NEW YORK] announced today the appointment of Paul Rourke as the organization’s Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Rourke was EVP/CFO, Finance and Technology at Viacom International Media Networks from 2011 to 2015. Rourke joined MTVN in 2006 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. Prior to joining MTVN, Rourke worked as Senior Vice President of Treasury Operations for CBS Radio. Rourke also served as Treasurer of Scient Inc. and held a number of positions at Young & Rubicam Inc.
GoPro, Inc.[SAN MATEO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: GPRO) announced Brian McGee as its new CFO. McGee served as CFO of two publicly-traded companies and who joined GoPro in 2015 from Qualcomm will succeed CFO Jack Lazar.
ManpowerGroup [MILWAUKEE] (NYSE: MAN) announced that John “Jack” T. McGinnis has been appointed ManpowerGroup Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Michael Van Handel will retire from his role as CFO and become Senior Executive Vice President. McGinnis joins from Morgan Stanley where he was Global Controller. McGinnis was previously CFO, HSBC North America Holdings Inc., and before that was Partner at Ernst & Young LLP.
Trustpilot [New York] announced the addition of Hanno Damm as chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Trustpilot, Hanno was a senior vice president at Bankrate, Inc. Hanno also held relevant positions at Apax Partners and PricewaterhouseCoopers, working on projects across multiple industries.
HackerRank [PALO ALTO, Calif.] announced the hire of Mike Asher as Chief Financial Officer. Asher has over 20 years of finance experience at small and large companies, both public and private. Most recently Asher served as the CFO of Platfora, and he previously held CFO roles at Appcelerator, Greenplum, and Newscale.
Medgenics, Inc. [PHILADELPHIA, PA] (NYSE MKT: MDGN) announced that Brian Piper will become the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer, following Dr. John Leaman‘s upcoming retirement. Mr. Piper joined Medgenics in April 2014 as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations. Prior to joining Medgenics, Mr. Piper worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals for 13 years. Prior to joining Shire, Mr. Piper worked at Celera Genomics and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Healthcare Realty Trust Incorporated [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] (NYSE: HR) announced that J. Christopher (“Kris”) Douglas has been appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, replacing Scott W. Holmes, the Company’s current CFO. Mr. Douglas has been employed by the Company since 2003. He has served as Senior Vice President, managing the Company’s property acquisition and disposition team since 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Douglas served as Senior Vice President, Asset Administration.
Health Integrated® [TAMPA, Fla.] announced that Jason Grinstead has joined the organization as chief financial officer. He joins Health Integrated from Care at Home, Inc., where he was chief executive officer. Prior to leading Care at Home, Grinstead worked as a financial executive at Lehman Brothers, JPMorgan Chase, UBS Investment Bank and Hamlin Capital. He also worked on strategy at the wealth management startup, myCFO. Grinstead served on the board of the California Association for Health Services at Home.
Hylant [TOLEDO, Ohio] has promoted Bill Pridgeon to president and chief financial officer. Bill began his career at Hylant in 1994 as the controller of Hylant Administrative. He was then promoted to chief financial officer and executive vice president.
Harris Corporation [MELBOURNE, Fla.] (NYSE: HRS) has named Rahul Ghai, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ghai succeeds Mick Lopez, who is leaving Harris to pursue other opportunities. Ghai joined Harris in March 2015 as Vice President, Finance – Integration and has led all finance activities associated with the integration of Exelis. Ghai joined Harris from Aetna, Inc. where he was most recently Vice President, Financial Planning and Integration. He also served as Chief Financial Officer for Aetna International. Prior to joining Aetna, Ghai spent 12 years with United Technologies Corporation, in roles including operations finance, financial planning & analysis, treasury, and CFO. He began his finance career in India in investment banking.
Togo’s Eateries, LLC, [SAN JOSE, Calif.] announced that Susan Koch, former SVP Finance, has been named Chief Financial Officer. In January 1997, Susan became Regional Finance Manager at Allied Domecq Retailing USA, which purchased Togo’s that year. Susan was promoted to VP of Finance at Togo’s in January 2011.
Getty Realty Corp. [JERICHO, N.Y.] (NYSE: GTY) announced that Danion Fielding has been named Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Getty, Mr. Fielding held various positions in real estate, finance and investment banking. Most recently he was the Founder and Principal of Wilbraham Capital. Prior to this, Mr. Fielding was Executive Vice President of Finance with the Moinian Group. Mr. Fielding gained his public company experience as Vice President of Finance with Nationwide Health Properties. Prior to joining NHP, Mr. Fielding was an investment banker in the Real Estate, Lodging and Gaming Group at J.P. Morgan Securities and before that was with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Daiwa Securities.
Sanders\Wingo [AUSTIN, Texas] announced that Chief Financial Officer Daphne Restovic has been appointed to the position of Partner. Before joining Sanders\Wingo’s El Paso office in 2008, Restovic held senior positions at Rogers Fitzhugh, Nussbaum Torres as well as KPMG.
Trusted Media Brands, Inc. [NEW YORK] announced that Dean Durbin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Durbin previously served as CFO at American Media, Inc., Vertis Communications and The Thompson Corporation, and held several financial executive positions at The McGraw-Hill Companies.
Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. [FOSTER CITY, Calif.] (NYSE MKT: AXN) announced that Dr. James Chen has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Guoan Zhang, who had served as Interim CFO, and will continue to serve as Vice President – Finance and Controller for the Company. Before joining Aoxing Parma, Dr. Chen was the CFO of Origin Agritech. Prior to working at Origin, Dr. Chen served as an Investment Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA). Prior to ADIA, Dr. Chen spent over five years in sell-side research, most recently as a Senior Research Analyst at Morgan Joseph and previously at BB&T Capital Markets and Fulcrum Global Partners. Dr. Chen started his career at Univation Technologies, a joint venture between ExxonMobil and Dow Chemical.
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. [LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.] (NYSE: GBX) announced that Lorie L. Tekorius, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, replacing Mark J. Rittenbaum, who has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Commercial, Leasing and Finance. Ms. Tekorius has been with Greenbrier for over 20 years in various financial capacities, most recently as Senior Vice President and Treasurer, a position she has held since 2012.
Fulham Co., Inc. [HAWTHORNE, CA] announced the appointment of James Cooke as chief financial officer (CFO). Cooke joins Fulham from Hytwo Group. Prior to Hytwo Group, he was CFO for Idatech Group. Earlier in his career he held CFO positions at several London-based companies, including: Datong Electronics PLC, Investec Traded Endowments LTD and Network Security LTD.
The Guitammer Company [WESTERVILLE, OH] (OTC: GTMM) announced that Lawrence (Larry) L. Lemoine has been appointed Chief Operating Officer / Acting CFO. He replaces current CFO Richard (Rich) E. Conn. Before joining the Company, Mr. Lemoine was CEO of Wave Entertainment Network. Prior to Wave, he was VP Finance of DIRECTV. In addition, Mr. Lemoine held the Controller post for the 1984 Olympic Organizing Committee, and also served as an executive consultant to various start-ups that include a Paris-based satellite service organization, Daytona Prototype motor racing team (U.S.) and a sports video production organization.
Littelfuse, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: LFUS) announced that Meenal A. Sethna, senior vice president, finance, will be the new CFO, succeeding Philip G. Franklin. Ms. Sethna, has served as senior vice president, finance since joining the company in May 2015. Prior to joining Littelfuse, Ms. Sethna spent four years at Illinois Tool Works as vice president and corporate controller. Previous to that, she worked at Motorola Inc. for six years, most recently as vice president, finance. She began her career at Baxter International, holding a variety of finance roles during her tenure.
NetBase [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] has appointed Dave Pefley as chief financial officer (CFO), replacing current CFO Bob Pape, who is retiring. Most recently he was CFO of Adaptive Insights. Prior to that he held CFO or senior financial leadership roles at companies including KLA-Tencor, Yield Dynamics, and Aspect Development.
Mirantis [SUNNYVALE, CA] appointed Rik Thorbecke as its new CFO. Thorbecke was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers and most recently CFO of a number of startups such as Meltwater and Plastic Logic. He has also served in executive finance roles at Equinix, Levi Strauss and Electronic Arts.
Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced Melinda D. Whittington has joined the Company as Senior Vice President – Finance and will become the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, after current Chief Financial Officer, Rick Poulton, was promoted to President. Ms. Whittington joined Kraft Foods Group, Inc. in January 2014, after a 20-year career with Procter & Gamble. Her span of leadership responsibilities have included Corporate Controllership and Financial Planning & Analysis at Kraft, including leadership through Kraft’s merger with Heinz in 2015.
MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. [Iowa City, IA] (NASDAQ: MOFG) announced that Gary J. Ortale, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is retiring from the Company and that Katie A. Lorenson will assume his duties as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer upon his retirement. Ms. Lorenson joined the Company on May 1, 2015, upon consummation of the Company’s merger with Central Bancshares, Inc. She currently serves as a Vice President of the Company, and has acted as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Central Bank, the Company’s subsidiary subsequent to the merger with Central Bancshares, since 2011. Prior to joining Central, Ms. Lorenson was a Manager with McGladrey in the Financial Institutions practice for over 10 years.
W. R. Grace & Co. [COLUMBIA, Md.] (NYSE: GRA) announced that Hudson La Force has been named President and Chief Operating Officer. Since 2008, La Force has served as Grace’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Grace, La Force served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education and served as a member of the President’s Management Council. Previously, he held business and financial leadership positions at Dell, Inc., where he served as a general manager for Dell in China, among other roles. He also held leadership roles at AlliedSignal, Inc. (now Honeywell) and Emerson Electric Co.
Dorman Products, Inc. [Colmar, Pennsylvania] appointed Michael P. Ginnetti as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Principal Financial Offer and Interim Principal Accounting Officer, following the resignation of Matthew Kohnke. Mr. Ginnetti currently serves as Corporate Controller of the Company. He has served in this position since May 2011 and he will continue to serve in this position while serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ginnetti was employed by Technitrol, Inc., an electronic components manufacturer, from 2001 to 2011, most recently as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, he was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP in the Audit and Business Advisory practice.
Coherent, Inc. [Santa Clara, CA] announced that Kevin Palatnik accepted an offer to become Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces outgoing CFO Helene Simonet. Mr. Palatnik has been a private investor since August 2015. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Audience, Inc. From 1994 to 1999 and from 2001 to November 2010, he held various positions at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. From November 2010 to August 2011 he continued as a service provider to Cadence pursuant to a transition services agreement. He previously spent 14 years at IBM Corporation, where he held various engineering and finance positions. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors of Adesto Technologies Corporation, since September 2015.
Xcel Energy Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (NYSE: XEL) announced that Teresa S. Madden will retire during the second quarter, 2016. Madden has been executive vice president and chief financial officer for Xcel Energy Inc. and its subsidiaries since September 2011. Over her 36-year career, Madden has held a variety of roles, including controller and vice president of finance for Customer and Field Operations for Xcel Energy and its predecessor companies.
Pioneer Bank [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Elizabeth Blose as Chief Financial Officer. Blose has over 15 years of experience in banking, including the position of CFO which she held at Intrust Bank. Prior to banking, she spent 15 years in various finance and operations leadership roles in Fortune 500 companies.
Park Sterling Corporation [CHARLOTTE, NC] (NASDAQ: PSTB) announced that Donald K. Truslow is joining the Company to assume the position of CFO, after David L. Gaines is stepping away from that role. Mr. Truslow’s most recent position was as Chief Risk Officer for M&T Bank Corporation. He joined M&T Bank Corporation after serving as President of the Financial Stability Industry Council of The Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining The Financial Services Roundtable, he had an extensive 27 year career with Wachovia Corporation, including a tenure as Comptroller and Treasurer. His other roles at Wachovia included serving as Chief Risk Officer, Head of Middle Market Corporate Banking, Chief Credit Officer of Wachovia’s South Carolina Bank, and Manager of Loan Administration in International Banking.
LAIKA [Hillsboro, OR] has appointed Bradley Wald to the post of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. Mr. Wald’s career highlights include managing NBCU’s highly successful commercial activities surrounding Downton Abbey. Mr. Wald previously was Managing Director/SVP, Europe, Middle East & Africa, at Comcast International Media Group. Previous to NBCU/Comcast, Wald held a senior executive position at Liberty Media’s The Box Worldwide.
RJ Young [Nashville, Tenn.] announced AJ Baggott as its new chief financial officer. Baggott most recently served as vice president of financial reporting and investor relations for Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. Prior to joining Diversicare Health Services Inc. he held various positions with Deloitte.
Qorvo, Inc. [Greensboro, North Carolina] Steven J. Buhaly, Chief Financial Officer of Qorvo, Inc. notified the Company of his intention to retire by the end of 2016. Until his retirement, Mr. Buhaly will continue to serve as Chief Financial Officer and will perform all duties associated with that role. Mr. Buhaly has served as Chief Financial Officer for the Company from its inception and previously served as Chief Financial Officer for TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. for over seven years.
Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass] (NASDAQ: VYGR) announced it has promoted Jeff Goater, former senior vice president of finance and business development, to chief financial officer. Mr. Goater has served in several executive roles since Voyager’s launch in 2014, including senior vice president of finance and business development and vice president of business development. Prior to Voyager, Mr. Goater spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, most recently as a managing director at Evercore Partners. Mr. Goater began his Wall Street career as an equity research analyst at Cowen and Company.
Abacus Data Systems [SAN DIEGO, CA] announced that Major G. Horton is joining the company as Chief Financial Officer.In addition to recently providing CFO and COO advisory for emerging cloud technology companies, Horton previously served as the CFO & SVP of Corporate Development at Nirvanix, the SVP & CFO for Rackspace Managed Hosting, and the VP of Finance/Divisional Controller for several Dell business units.
The Peabody Essex Museum [SALEM, MA] is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathalie Apchin to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Apchin comes to PEM from Harvard Medical School, where she most recently served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Harvard Medical School, Apchin served as vice president and CFO of Crittenton Women’s Union.