CFO Moves this week include:
|hhgregg Inc.||NeoPhotonics Corporation||William Morris Endeavor Entertainment|
|Pacific Financial Corporation||Mountainview Energy Ltd.||Hangover Joe’s Holding Corporation|
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hhgregg Inc. (NYSE: HGG) announced that the company has accepted the resignation of Jeremy J. Aguilar as the Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) and Secretary of the Company, effective January 31, 2014. Mr. Aguilar is leaving to pursue a similar role at another Company. In the interim, Andrew S. Giesler, Senior Vice President, Finance, has been appointed by the Board to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) and Secretary effective January 31, 2014 until a new Chief Financial Officer and Secretary is appointed. Mr. Giesler has served the Company in several roles since joining the Company in May 2007, including Senior Vice President, Finance, Vice President, Finance, Vice President, Controller and Director of Finance and Investor Relations.
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE:NPTN) announced the appointment of Ray Wallin as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Wallin most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Micrel, Inc. Prior to his role at Micrel, Ray served as CFO of Neterion. In a prior role, he was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at Sipex Corporation. Prior to Sipex, Wallin was Chief Financial Officer of iWatt and Kendin and held senior finance positions with Cirrus Logic. Wallin is succeeding Cal Hoagland who has been NeoPhotonics’ interim Chief Financial Officer since September 2013.
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment announced the appointment of Peter Klein as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Klein spent 11 years at Microsoft Corporation, where he most recently served as the company’s CFO from November 2009 to June 2013. Prior to becoming CFO at the corporate level, he was CFO of the Server and Tools Division and CFO of the Microsoft Business Division. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Klein spent 13 years in corporate finance at high-growth companies including McCaw Cellular Communications, Orca Bay Capital and Homegrocer.com.
Pacific Financial Corporation (OTC: PFLC) announced that Denise Portmann has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the Pacific. Denise was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bank of the Pacific in 2004 and has served as Treasurer for the Company since 2001, and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.
Mountainview Energy Ltd. (TSX-V: MVW) announced that Brent Osmond has been appointed Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Osmond has previous oil and gas CFO experience through his positions with TerraMer Inc. and Nytis Exploration Company Inc. Mr. Osmond replaces Angelique Hatch, who will provide consulting services to Mountainview and assist with the transition.
Hangover Joe’s Holding Corporation (OTC: HJOE) announced that Mike Jaynes has decided to relinquish the CEO role to Matthew Veal, who is also the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, but will retain his role as company Chairman. Mr. Veal recently was Vice President and Treasurer of Integrated Freight Corporation. Over his career, he has held co-founder roles for publicly traded Evolucia Lighting, Neogenomics, as well as Heritage O&G Corp.
Direct Insite (OTC: DIRI) announced that the Company has appointed Lowell Rush to the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Rush has been the Acting Chief Financial Officer of Direct Insite since October 4, 2013. Prior to joining Direct Insite, he held positions as Chief Operating Officer of Cosmetic Dermatology, Inc., CFO of Bijoux Terner, LLC; and CFO of Little Switzerland, Inc., in addition to various financial management roles at Sunglass Hut International, Burger King Corp. and Knight-Ridder, Inc.
Identive (NASDAQ: INVE) announced that Brian Nelson has been appointed chief financial officer and secretary of the company. Nelson is based replaces David Wear, who will remain with the company as vice president, special projects. Prior to joining the company, Nelson was chief financial officer of idOnDemand, which was acquired by Identive in May 2011. Prior to idOnDemand, he served as vice president of finance and CFO of Kleer Corporation. His previous positions also include vice president of finance for Silicon Access Networks and for PlanetRx, corporate controller for LinkExchange (acquired by Microsoft) and various other technology start-ups, and he was an audit manager with KPMG LLP in Silicon Valley.