CFO Moves this week include:
|JLL||International Paper||S&P Global|
|Icon Media Direct||Kissner Group Holdings LP||NGDATA™|
|International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.||Voya Financial, Inc.||CALIBRE Systems, Inc.|
|Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.||The Howard Hughes Corporation®||Kleinfelder|
|Black Stone Minerals, L.P.||Western Area Power Administration||Sanchez Energy Corporation|
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JLL (NYSE: JLL) announced the appointment of Suellen Ravanas as Chief Financial Officer, Americas. Ravanas comes from Publicis Groupe, where she held the role of North American Chief Financial Officer for all creative agencies, including Leo Burnett, Saatchi & Saatchi and Publicis. She previously was North American CFO of Leo Burnett. Prior to Leo Burnett, Ravanas spent seven years at PepsiCo in finance and corporate strategy roles across the Tropicana, Gatorade and Quaker Oats brands. Prior to PepsiCo, she was a principal consultant for eight years with A.T. Kearney in the United States and Europe.
International Paper [MEMPHIS, Tenn.] (NYSE: IP) announced Carol L. Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire. She has been serving as chief financial officer since 2011. Glenn R. Landau has been named Senior Vice President, Finance, and will become the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Landau joined International Paper in 1991 and held positions of increasing responsibility within the Company. Landau served as vice president, Investor Relations, from 2011 to 2013. In April 2013, he was named president, IP Latin America, and became a Senior Vice President in November 2014.
S&P Global [NEW YORK] (NYSE: SPGI) announced that Ewout Steenbergen has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Rob MacKay, who served as the Interim CFO. MacKay will resume his previous role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller, when Ewout joins. Mr. Steenbergen will join S&P Global from Voya Financial, Inc., where he serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position he has held since 2010. Prior to his role as Voya’s CFO, Mr. Steenbergen was CFO and Chief Risk Officer for ING Asia-Pacific and held a number of management roles for ING Group, including serving as regional general manager in Hong Kong and as a Chief Executive Officer of RVS. He has also held other international roles such as CEO of ING’s Retail Business in the Czech and Slovak Republics and CEO of ING Nationale-Nederlanden Slovak Republic.
Icon Media Direct [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced the addition of Seth Klein as the company’s Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operations Officer. Previously, Klein consulted for Cargomatic, and was the CFO of StyleHaul. Previously, he spent six years at IAC as the VP of Finance for the emerging business and media segment and CFO of CityGrid Media. In addition, he has served in various finance roles at companies such as News Corp, DirecTV and the New York Times.
Kissner Group Holdings LP [OVERLAND PARK, Kan.] announced that it has appointed Michael Lenox to the position of Chief Financial Officer. He replaces outgoing Chief Financial Officer Michael Poole. Mr. Lenox most recently served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer of USA Compression Partners, LP. He has also served as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Inergy, LP, and held senior roles at Ernst & Young in its Assurance and Advisory Services department.
Resonant Inc. [GOLETA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: RESN) announced that its board has appointed Jeff Killian as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kilian will succeed Interim CFO Ross Goolsby. Since 2010, Mr. Killian was Chief Financial Officer at Cascade Microtech, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Killian held several positions of increasing responsibility at TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. over an 11 year span, as well as US Bank for 20 years.
NGDATA™ [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Didier Van der Coelden as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In his previous position, he served as founder of CONFI-dence, an advisory service. Prior to that, Van der Coelden served as CFO of Capco.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: IFF) announced that Richard O’Leary, the Company’s current Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. This announcement comes as Alison A. Cornell, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Most recently, since July 2015, Mr. O’Leary has served as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Previously, he served as IFF’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from November 2014 to July 2015; Vice President and Corporate Controller from May 2009 to November 2014; Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2008 to May 2009; and Vice President, Corporate Development from July 2007 to May 2009. Before joining IFF, Mr. O’Leary spent 21 years at International Paper Company where he held finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility with assignments in Brazil, Belgium, France and the United States. Prior to International Paper Company, Rich was a Senior Auditor with Arthur Young & Co.
Voya Financial, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: VOYA), announced that Michael S. Smith has been named chief financial officer (CFO). Smith will continue to serve on Voya’s Executive Committee. Smith succeeds Ewout Steenbergen, who has served as CFO of Voya since 2010 and has decided to depart the firm. Smith, who joined Voya in 2009, has previously served as CEO of Insurance Solutions at Voya. Smith has also served as Voya’s chief risk officer (CRO) and, prior to that, held the roles of CEO, CFO and CRO for Voya’s Annuities business. Prior to joining Voya, Smith held several leadership positions at Lincoln Financial Group, where he ultimately served as head of profitability and risk management of the company’s retirement solutions business. He also served as CFO & CRO of Lincoln Lifeand Annuities, from 2004 to 2006, and as CFO for Lincoln Financial Distributors, from 2003 to 2004.
CALIBRE Systems, Inc. [ALEXANDRIA, Va.] announced that Jeffrey E. Giangiuli has been promoted to Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer from Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Giangiuli will also serve as CALIBRE’s Corporate Treasurer and Secretary. He is assuming these corporate roles upon the announced retirement of Jack Mutarelli.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (NASDAQ: BWLD) announced the appointment of Harmit Singh, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Levi Strauss & Co., will join the Company’s Board. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co. in January 2013, Mr. Singh served as chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Before Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Mr. Singh held various global leadership roles at Yum! Brand foods, including chief financial officer of Pizza Hut.
Howard Hughes Corporation [DALLAS] (NYSE: HHC) announced that David R. O’Reilly has been appointed to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. O’Reilly replaces Andrew Richardson. O’Reilly served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc. from November 2011 through October 2014 and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. He served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2012 through August 2012. Previously, O’Reilly served as Executive Vice President of Banyan Street Capital, from August 2011 through October 2011 and as director of Capital Markets for Eola Capital LLC from August 2009 through May 2011. He served in the investment banking industry as Senior Vice President of Barclays Capital Inc. from September 2008 through June 2009 and in a similar capacity for Lehman Brothers from August 2001 through September 2008.
Kleinfelder [SAN DIEGO] announced that John A. Murphy has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Prior to joining Kleinfelder he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer for the Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa (EMEIA) division of WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff. He has also served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Chief Executive Officer of the Irving Transportation Group and Executive Vice President and Finance Director for the E&C Division of Kvaerner ASA in London.
NICE [PARAMUS, N.J.] (NASDAQ: NICE) announced that Beth Gaspich, CFO of NICE Actimize, the Company’s financial crime and compliance business unit, has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer at NICE. Ms. Gaspich has been the CFO of NICE Actimize since September 2011. Prior to joining NICE, Ms. Gaspich served as the CFO of Archive Systems, and previous to that role she was a founding member of the RiskMetrics Group.
Vendini [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Michael Farrow has been appointed CFO and head of Finance at Vendini. Michael was most recently CFO at PipelineRx. Prior to joining PipelineRx in 2014, he was CFO of CloudMade. From 2009 to 2011, Michael was CFO of NetShelter Technology Media. Farrow started his career in the entertainment industry working for several media companies including Time Warner and Viacom.
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: BSM) announced today that Marc Carroll will retire as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Marc has been with Black Stone for the past 12 years.
Western Area Power Administration [LAKEWOOD, Colorado] announced that Dennis Sullivan has been named Acting Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sullivan has been the Chief Strategy Integrator for WAPA since February 2015. He spent 14 years in the Department of Defense and 10 years as a management consultant.
Sanchez Energy Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE: SN) announced it has appointed Howard Thill as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Sanchez Energy, Thill served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Investor Relations at Devon Energy. Prior to Devon, Thill served as Vice President of Corporate, Government and Investor Relations at Marathon Oil Corp. He began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1982 as a drilling fluids engineer and subsequently held positions of increasing responsibility in natural gas operations, federal and international tax, international finance and business development before moving to investor relations.