CFO Moves this week include:
|Perry Ellis International, Inc.||Zscaler||TBWA\WorldHealth|
|BankMobile||Rocky Brands, Inc.||DATIS HR Cloud, Inc.|
|Hunt Consolidated, Inc.||WePay||Nobilis Health Corp.|
|Old Second Bancorp, Inc.||Emerus Holdings Inc.||Aspect Software|
|Zeta Global||Glaukos Corporation||Patch of Land|
|Arrow Financial Corporation||Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Integral Technologies, Inc.||Horace Mann Educators Corporation||Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
|Tandy Leather Factory, Inc.|
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Perry Ellis International, Inc. [MIAMI] (NASDAQ: PERY) announced the appointment of David Rattner as Chief Financial Officer. David brings over 20 years of financial experience from Elizabeth Arden, most recently serving as VP Finance and Corporate Controller. CFO Anita Britt announced her retirement from the company effective March 31, 2017.
Zscaler [SAN JOSE, CA] announced the appointment of Remo Canessa to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Canessa’s 30-year career includes 11 years as CFO at Infoblox, and three years as CFO at NetScreen Technologies. He currently sits on the Board of Aerohive.
TBWA\WorldHealth [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Brian Carr to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Carr served as Chief Financial Officer for TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York. Carr first joined TBWA in 2004 as Associate Director of Finance, and in 2010, he was promoted to the position of Latin American Controller/Chief Financial Officer of TBWA Latin America. Prior to joining TBWA, Carr earned financial leadership roles at Time Warner, KPMG LLP, and Arthur Andersen LLP.
BankMobile [NEW YORK], a division of Customers Bank, named Warren Taylor as Chief Financial Officer. He will also retain his current positions of President of Customer Engagement, Chief of Staff and Head of Banking. He was previously President of the BankMobile Division of Customers Bank, Director of Consumer Lending, and EVP/President of Community Banking at Customers Bank. Prior to joining Customers Bank, he spent 20 years at Sovereign Bank, and acted as the Division President. Before Sovereign, Taylor was CEO of the first bank to sell to Sovereign.
Rocky Brands, Inc. [NELSONVILLE, Ohio] (NASDAQ: RCKY) announced that Mike Staude, who was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer on January 12, 2017, is leaving the Company effective February 17, 2017 to pursue other interests.
DATIS HR Cloud, Inc. [TAMPA, FL] announced the hire of Karen Gittens as the new Chief Financial Officer. Gittens previously held the title of CFO at CareSync. Prior to joining CareSync, Gittens held positions at Deloitte & Touche as a Public Accountant, CCS Medical as a Corporate Controller, and Pristine, LLC. as the CFO.
Hunt Consolidated, Inc. [DALLAS] announced that after 34 years of service to the company, Don Robillard is retiring as chief financial officer of the Hunt organization. Jamie Beggs will succeed Robillard as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Although Robillard is retiring, he will remain with the organization as CEO and chairman of ES Xplore, LLC. Previously, Beggs worked for Celanese Corporation where she held a number of finance and business related positions over the last 10 years, including vice president and treasurer and chief financial officer of their Materials Solutions division. After graduation, she was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers where she became a certified public accountant and served primarily oil and gas audit clients. Subsequently, she relocated to Dallas to work for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board before joining Celanese.
WePay [REDWOOD CITY, CA] announced the appointment of Mark H. Resnick as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as CFO and COO of Vindicia thru its acquisition by Amdocs. Previously, he served in C-level roles at Transera and Coremetrics, the latter which was acquired by IBM.
Nobilis Health Corp. [HOUSTON] (NYSE MKT: HLTH) announced the appointment of David Young as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President/Division CFO of St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Americas Division. Prior to St. Jude, Mr. Young served as Vice President of Finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to his role at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. Young was Vice President of Finance at Cardinal Health. Mr. Young will succeed Kenny Klein, who will remain at Nobilis in a finance leadership role focusing on the company’s Hospital Division.
Old Second Bancorp, Inc. [AURORA, Ill.] (NASDAQ: OSBC), parent company of Old Second National Bank, announced that J. Douglas Cheatham, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, will retire from the Company and the Board, effective March 15, 2017.
Emerus Holdings Inc. [HOUSTON] announced that George Attmore has been named chief financial officer. He most recently served as CFO at CareSpot Express Healthcare. Previously, he served as senior financial officer at DSI Renal Inc. Prior to that position, Attmore worked at Archon as leader for the healthcare middle market lending and investing platform. He has also held senior-level positions as a healthcare leader with GE Capital Corp. and as an accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.
Aspect Software [PHOENIX] announced that Gregg Clevenger has joined the company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Clevenger comes to Aspect most recently from NanoSteel. Prior to NanoSteel he was CFO of GXS Corporation. Clevenger has more than 25 years of international finance experience having served as CFO and board director of both privately held and public companies across multiple industries including telecom and technology services, cleantech, and life and materials sciences. Prior to his career as CFO, Clevenger was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Argent Group in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
AvidXchange [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced the addition of Joel Wilhite as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Joel was the CFO at Quantros. Prior to Quantros, Joel was the Senior Vice President of Finance for BenefitFocus, and the CFO for the International division of Blackbaud. He began his career as an auditor at KPMG.
Surface Oncology [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Jeff Goater as its Chief Business Officer. He joins Surface from Voyager Therapeutics, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Voyager, he spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, most recently as a Managing Director at Evercore Partners. In addition, he brings several years of biotechnology business development leadership experience.
Fazoli’s [LEXINGTON, Ky.] announced the appointment of David Hasler as chief financial officer. Hasler spent the past 10 years in finance roles with Wal-Mart, most recently as senior director of global treasury. Prior to his 10 years at Wal-Mart, Hasler served in similar roles at The Body Shop International plc, Limited Brands and Procter & Gamble.
Zeta Global [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Jarrod Yahes as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Yahes is a former senior finance executive at EXL Service Holdings, and previously served as the CFO of Jackson Hewitt,
Glaukos Corporation [SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.] (NYSE: GKOS) announced that Joseph E. Gilliam will join the company as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in May 2017. Mr. Gilliam will replace the company’s current Chief Financial Officer Richard Harrison, who is retiring later in 2017. Mr. Gilliam joins Glaukos from J.P. Morgan, where he was Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group and focused on the life sciences industry, including the medical technology, diagnostics and biotechnology sectors. Since 2000, Mr. Gilliam has held various positions of increasing responsibility at J.P. Morgan, Chase Manhattan and The Beacon Group, prior to these firms being combined in 2001.
Arrow Financial Corporation [GLENS FALLS, N.Y.] (NasdaqGS: AROW) announced that Terry R. Goodemote has indicated his intention to retire from the Company. Goodemote joined the Company in 1992 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow and as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow’s lead subsidiary, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company.
Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced that Richard P. Shea is stepping down from his position on the Syndax Board of Directors and is joining the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shea has more than 30 years of experience in a range of financial and advisory roles in the biotechnology industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as well as the chair of the Audit Committee of Syndax’s Board of Directors. Before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Momenta in July 2007, Mr. Shea served as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2003. Prior to joining Momenta, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Variagenics Inc., that was merged with Hyseq Pharmaceuticals Inc., and as Vice President, Finance of Genetics Institute, Inc., which was acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was then acquired by Pfizer, Inc. Allan L. Shaw, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.
EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] (NASDAQ: EYEG) announced the promotion of Sarah Romano, Corporate Controller, who has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer. Sarah Romano joined EyeGate Pharmaceuticals as Corporate Controller in 2016. Prior to joining EyeGate, Ms. Romano served as Assistant Controller at TechTarget and Corporate Controller at Bowdoin Group. Previously, she held financial reporting positions of increasing responsibility at SoundBite Communications until its acquisition by Genesys in 2013, and was a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst at Cognex Corporation. Ms. Romano began her career as an Auditor in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Integral Technologies, Inc. [EVANSVILLE, Ind.] (OTC: ITKG) announced the appointment of Eli Dusenbury as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Dusenbury is succeeding W. Bartlett Snell who resigned from the company at the end of his agreement. Mr. Dusenbury is currently the Controller for the Company.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation [SPRINGFIELD, IL] (NYSE: HMN) announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dwayne D. Hallman, passed away following brief hospitalization. On Jan. 30, 2017, Horace Mann announced Mr. Hallman was on medical leave following a severe medical incident, and they named Bret A. Conklin acting Chief Financial Officer.
Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [BOSTON, MA] (NASDAQ: PIRS) announced that Darlene Deptula-Hicks has submitted her resignation to pursue other interests. While the Company conducts an executive search for a permanent successor, Lance Thibault of Danforth Advisors, is assuming the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer.
Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. [ FORT WORTH, Texas] (NASDAQ: TLF) announced that Tina L. Castillo has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Castillo replaces Shannon L. Greene who had been serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since her appointment to those positions in May 2000. Since February 2016, Ms. Greene has also been serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Greene will continue in her role as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Castillo has served as TLF’s Controller since February 2016. Prior to joining TLF, Ms. Castillo has served in various senior financial leadership roles since 2009, including as Chief Financial Officer at another publicly traded company based in Fort Worth. Ms. Castillo began her career in 1994 in the audit practice group at Ernst & Young LLP.