CFO Moves this week include:
|Puppet Labs||Fortinet||Symantec Corp.|
|Paymetric, Inc||Allegheny Technologies Incorporated||InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp.|
|American Public Education, Inc.||DuJour Media Group||Seminole Energy Services, LLC|
|Esposito Securities, LLC||Total Safety||Gas Natural Inc.|
|Aviall, Inc.||Seven Seas Water Corporation||Hillenbrand, Inc.|
|Comprehensive Care Corporation||ViaCyte, Inc.||PayScale, Inc.|
|Versartis||UIC Technical Services, LLC (UICTS)||Kirby Corporation|
|Vulcan Materials Company||NuStar Energy L.P.||naviHealth|
|InTown Suites||DHS Technologies LLC||M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.|
|Tigrent Inc.||Canvas||Spectra Energy Corp.|
|Universal Funding Corporation||Renewable NRG Systems||Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.|
|Affinion Group, Inc.|
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Puppet Labs announced that Bill Koefoed will join Puppet Labs as CFO. Prior to joining Puppet Labs, Koefoed was CFO of the Skype Division of Microsoft. Prior to Skype, Koefoed was general manager of investor relations for Microsoft. Prior to investor relations, Koefoed was general manager of finance and strategy for Microsoft IT. Koefoed joined Microsoft from Hewlett-Packard, where he led the strategy & planning team for customer & sales operations. Prior to joining HP, Koefoed was a managing director for PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting, where he was instrumental in the planning and execution of the HP/Compaq and IBM/PwC merger integrations as well as the Agilent and Palm spin-offs.
Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) announced the appointment of Andrew “Drew” Del Matto as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Del Matto most recently served as Symantec’s acting Chief Financial Officer as well as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. During his nine years at the company, Del Matto also served as Symantec’s Corporate Treasurer and Vice President of Finance Business Operations. He previously held senior finance leadership roles with Inktomi Corporation and SGI Corporation. Del Matto began his career as a CPA in public accounting with KPMG LLP.
Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) announced that it has appointed Don Rath, vice president of global tax, as interim CFO and CAO effective January 2, 2014. He assumes this role following the departure of Andrew “Drew” Del Matto, Symantec’s current acting CFO and CAO, who will leave the company on December 31 to become CFO of Fortinet. Rath joined Symantec in August 2012 and previously held senior tax and finance roles with Synopsys, Chiron and Veritas. A CPA in California, he practiced for nine years with Ernst & Young LLP.
FrontRange announced the appointment of Kevin Thompson as CFO. Before joining FrontRange, Thompson was the CFO of Vitria Technology, Inc. Prior to his tenure at Vitria, Thompson served as the CFO of Entrisphere, Inc.
PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAR) announced that it has elected Robert J. Christensen as president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective April 27, 2014. Mr. Christensen has worked at PACCAR for 30 years and is currently executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Reply.com announced that Sharmila Patel has joined the company’s leadership team as its Chief Financial Officer. Sharmila started her career in the UK, working at Intel and Chase Manhattan Bank in a variety of finance roles before she moved to the USA. In 2000, Sharmila joined Kaiser Permanente, CA. where she held various leadership roles including Executive Director of IT Finance. Most recently, she served three years as VP of Finance at Yahoo! Inc., where she supported the global technology organizations. Prior to Yahoo!, Sharmila spent 3+ years as VP of Finance at First Data supporting multiple global technology and infrastructure divisions.
Paymetric, Inc. announced that Gil Friedman has been appointed the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he spent five years with NexTraq, a Francisco Partners company, where he was Executive Vice President and CFO. His background also includes senior level roles with Amdocs and Polycom.
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) announced that Patrick J. DeCourcy has been named Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DeCourcy had been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer since July 15, 2013. DeCourcy began his career with ATI in 1988 in ATI’s flat-rolled products operations where he held various finance leadership positions with increasing responsibilities. In 1998, he was named Controller of ATI’s flat-rolled products business. In 2000, he was named Vice President, Finance and Administration of ATI’s specialty materials nickel-based and titanium-based alloys business. In 2011, he became involved in assisting with the integration of ATI’s high performance forged and cast products business following ATI’s acquisition of the Ladish Co. Prior to being named Interim Chief Financial Officer in July 2013, he provided assistance to ATI’s executive management with the business integration of the company’s Flat-Rolled Products Segment Hot-Rolling and Processing Facility (HRPF) strategic investment.
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (OTC: NVIV) announced the appointment of Steven McAllister as Interim Chief Financial Officer, effective December 31, 2013. He replaces Gregory Perry, who, as previously announced, will leave December 30, 2013 to join another local biotechnology company as its Chief Financial and Business Officer. Mr. McAllister served as Vice President, Finance and Administration for Biomet Spine and Bone Healing Technologies from 2007 – 2013. From 1999 – 2007 he served in several capacities, including Director of Finance, Worldwide Operations, for Depuy Inc, and from 1984 – 1999 he worked in several capacities at Howmedica, a Pfizer subsidiary that was sold to Stryker in 1998.
American Public Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: APEI) – parent company of American Public University System (APUS) and Hondros College, Nursing Programs – announced Richard W. Sunderland, Jr. is to succeed Mr. Wilkins as APEI’s CFO. Effective January 1, 2014, Harry T. Wilkins, the Company’s current executive vice president and chief financial officer, will become CEO of National Education Seminars, which operates Hondros College, Nursing Programs. In addition, Mr. Wilkins will serve as APEI’s executive vice president and chief development officer. Mr. Sunderland, currently the APUS senior vice president of finance, has been appointed to succeed Mr. Wilkins as executive vice president and chief financial officer of APEI and APUS. Mr. Wilkins joined APUS in January 2007 as CFO, after having served on the APEI Board of Directors since December 2004 and the APUS Board of Trustees since January 2005. Mr. Wilkins’ career experience also includes financial and operational leadership as the former chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Strayer Education, Inc. In addition, Mr. Wilkins previously served in other financial, executive and business development roles at the accounting firms Wooden & Benson and Deloitte & Touche. Prior to joining APUS, Mr. Sunderland served as the chief financial officer of NovaSom, Inc., from 2008 to 2010. In addition, Mr. Sunderland served as chief financial officer of Active Day, Inc. between 2005 and 2008, and in various roles, including as controller, senior vice president and chief financial officer, at NeighborCare, Inc. from 1993 to 2004.
DuJour Media Group announced that Dominic Butera has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Butera was previously CFO of Travora Media, a venture-backed vertical ad network. Before that, Butera was with Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActiveCorp where he served for five years as CFO of IAC Search and Media (“SAM”). SAM’s major properties included Ask.com, Dictionary.com, Evite.com, iWon.com, Excite.com, Mindspark and IAC Advertising Solutions. Earlier in his career, Butera held senior financial roles at Computerland, 3DO, IDG Books, Intermap Technologies, Innoventry, and Ocular Sciences. Butera began his career as a CPA with KPMG.
Seminole Energy Services, LLC announced that Dan Hawk was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Hawk served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Davis Petroleum. Prior to Davis, he served as vice president and treasurer for Burlington Resources, Inc. Before Burlington, Hawk served as vice president and treasurer for Vastar as well as in various leadership positions with Apache Corporation, Mark Producing, Getty Oil and Texaco.
Esposito Securities, LLC announced the hiring of their new Chief Financial Officer, Doug Townsend. Doug has held positions at Jackson National Life Distributors LLC, Curian Capital LLC, Curian Clearing LLC, NatCity Investments Inc. and Raffensperger, Hughes & Co.
Total Safety announced the appointment of Clinton W. Roeder as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Roeder assumes CFO responsibilities from Dennis Turnipseed who has left the Company to pursue a new professional opportunity. Mr. Roeder joins Total Safety from Vopak where he served as CFO of Vopak Americas. Prior to this position, Mr. Roeder served as CFO of Vopak North America. Previously, Mr. Roeder served in various financial and General Manager roles at Centrica (Direct Energy).
Gas Natural Inc. (NYSE MKT: EGAS) announced that James E. Sprague will join Gas Natural as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective May 1, 2014. Thomas J. Smith, the Company’s current Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, previously announced his plans to retire and will continue in his current role and ensure a smooth transition. James E. Sprague will join Gas Natural upon departing as a Managing Partner with Walthall, Drake & Wallace LLP CPAs (“Walthall”) in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Sprague joined Walthall in 1987, was admitted as a Partner in 1994, and has specialized in the Oil & Gas Industry throughout his career.
Aviall, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has named John Meersman as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Meersman was previously the senior director of corporate and strategic development for The Boeing Company. Meersman joined Boeing in 1985 and has held positions in Finance, International Business, Contracts, Pricing and Estimating.
Seven Seas Water Corporation announced that Lee Muller has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Muller joins Seven Seas Water from ContourGlobal where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to ContourGlobal, Mr. Muller was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs.
Hillenbrand, Inc. (NYSE: HI) announced that Cynthia Lucchese, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company effective March 31, 2014 in order to pursue other professional opportunities
Comprehensive Care Corporation (OTC: CHCR) announced that CompCare appointed Kyle Chastain to serve as Acting Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to fill the vacancy created with the departure of the Company’s former CFO. Mr. Chastain has served as Director of Finance, Regional Controller or Business Process Consultant for several publicly traded companies, including International Paper; Siemens Westinghouse; Illinois Tool Works; Mosaic; and Schwarz Partners.
ViaCyte, Inc. announced today that Mark G. Foletta has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Mr. Foletta was most recently senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He joined Amylin in 2000 and served through its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb for approximately $7 billion in August 2012. Prior to Amylin, Mr. Foletta worked 14 years at Intermark, Inc./Triton Group Ltd. where he served as senior vice president, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.
PayScale, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark Klebanoff as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he was CFO at Appature. In addition, Klebanoff held the CFO position at All Star Directories, Daptiv, M:Metrics, AccessLine, RealNetworks and Industrial Systems.
Versartis, Inc. announced the appointment of Joshua T. Brumm as its first Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brumm was most recently Executive Vice President of Finance at Pharmacyclics Inc. Previously, as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for ZELTIQ Aesthetics, Inc. Prior to joining ZELTIQ, Mr. Brumm served as Director of Finance at Proteolix, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brumm held the positions of Investment Banking Associate as a member of the West Coast Healthcare Team at Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and as an Investment Banking Analyst for the West Coast Healthcare Team at Morgan Stanley.
UIC Technical Services, LLC (UICTS) and its Bowhead subsidiaries (commonly known as Bowhead) are pleased to announce the addition of Michele Rambo as the company’s new Senior Director of Financial Strategy / CFO. Michele has spent most of her career working in the government services industry.
Kirby Corporation elected David W. Grzebinski President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Grzebinski is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and will also remain Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Grzebinski has served as Chairman of Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC since February 2012 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company since March 2010, after joining the Company in February 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he served in various administrative positions since 1988 with FMC Technologies Inc., including Controller, Energy Services, Treasurer, and Director of Global SAP and Industry Relations. Prior to joining FMC, he was employed by Dow Chemical Company.
Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE: VMC) announced that John McPherson, previously Senior Vice President of Vulcan’s East Region, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Dan Sansone, previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named to the position of Executive Vice President – Strategy. Mr. Sansone plans to retire from the Company at the end of 2014. John McPherson served most recently as Senior Vice President of the Company’s East Region. Mr. McPherson joined the Company in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development. Prior to coming to Vulcan, he was a senior partner of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. He held a variety of senior management positions over a 17-year career that included leadership of McKinsey’s Americas Organization Practice and its Dallas office. Before joining McKinsey, Mr. McPherson worked with Goldman Sachs in New York and Hong Kong. Dan Sansone served as Chief Financial Officer of Vulcan Materials Company since 2005, and as Executive Vice President and CFO since 2011.
NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE: NS) announced that Steve Blank, Executive Vice President and CFO of NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings, plans to retire from the company effective December 31, 2013. The company’s board of directors has selected Tom Shoaf, NuStar’s Controller, to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer upon Blank’s retirement. Prior to becoming NuStar’s Controller eight years ago, Shoaf served in positions of increasing responsibility with Valero Energy Corporation, eventually becoming Director of Finance.
naviHealth announced the addition of Karey Witty as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. During his career, Witty has served in several executive management roles for leading healthcare services organizations, including CFO for HealthSpring Inc., as well as CFO for Centene Corporation.
InTown Suites announced that Dennis Cassel, current Chief Financial Officer, will assume leadership of the company in the additional role of President as of January 1, 2014. Mr. Cassel has served as a member of InTown Suites leadership team for almost nine years overseeing the Company’s finances.
DHS Technologies LLC announced the appointment of Nelson Weinstein, who has served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2005, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DHS, Mr. Weinstein operated his own consultancy. From 1991-2001, Mr. Weinstein served as CFO and COO of Milton Merl & Associates, Inc.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACO) announced the appointment of Robert J. McMullan as its Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2, 2014. Mr. McMullan will succeed Conrad Gagnon, who has resigned effective as of the same date to pursue other career and personal interests. Prior to his recent CEO and advisory positions, Mr. McMullan played an integral role in the growth of GlobespanVirata and its integration with Conexant Systems following their merger. He later led HCL Expense Management Services Inc., a subsidiary of HCL Technologies, a $2 billion IT company.
Tigrent Inc. (OTC: TIGE) announced that Marc Scholvinck had been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Scholvinck will serve as Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee. Until April 2013, Mr. Scholvinck was Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Blum Capital Partners. He is a former Director of Suntron Corporation, Monroc, Inc. and Willig Freight Lines.
Canvas announced that Marc Rubin has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Marc has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer at several well-known and successful fast growth technology companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, including Sequoia Software, Sourcefire, and Rovion. Prior to working with emerging businesses, Marc worked in finance and accounting management positions at Black & Decker and London Fog. Most recently, Marc was the founding partner of ArcPoint Partners, providing outsourced finance, accounting, and HR services to tech startups across New York, Silicon Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic.
Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE: SE) announced that Laura Sayavedra, who previously has served as chief financial officer, Spectra Energy Partners, and in various other leadership roles, including vice president, strategy, will become vice president and treasurer.
Universal Funding Corporation announced the appointment of Kenneth Mayer as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Mayer served as controller for Essential Metals Corporation. From 2005 until 2010, Mayer served as CFO at Native American Services Corp. Mayer brings additional financial leadership experience from companies including Mikunda Cotrell & Company, Agrium US, and the Alaska Department of Revenue.
Renewable NRG Systems has promoted Justin Wheating, chief financial officer, to the role of president. Wheating joined Renewable NRG Systems in 2009. Wheating previously held executive positions at MacGregor Golf, Burton Snowboards, and Dynastar Skis. Prior to Renewable NRG Systems, Wheating was the chief operating officer and chief financial officer at Simon Pearce.
Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BKJ), the holding company of Bank of New Jersey, today announced the appointment of Richard Capone as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Capone has served as a Senior Vice President and the Controller of the Bank since August 2009.
Affinion Group, Inc. announced that Mark Gibbens, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, is leaving Affinion before the end of the year and that Gregory Miller, currently Senior Vice President Financial Planning and Divisional Operations at the Madison Square Garden Company, will rejoin Affinion as its Executive Vice President and CFO effective January 20th. Mr. Miller has more than 11 years of previous experience with the Company, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for Affinion North America. Mr. Miller joined Affinion in 1999 and through 2011. In 2011, Mr. Miller left Affinion to join the Madison Square Garden Company. Prior to joining Affinion, Mr. Miller worked as a staff accountant at Coopers & Lybrand and had financial reporting and/or analytical roles with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New York as well as Citizens Communications.