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EQT Corporation [PITTSBURGH] (NYSE: EQT) announced it appointed David Khani as chief financial officer. Kyle Derham, who has been serving as the company’s interim chief financial officer, will remain with EQT in an executive advisory role to ensure a smooth transition and assist in the execution of EQT’s strategic initiatives before returning to his role as Partner of Rice Investment Group. Khani joins EQT from CONSOL Energy Inc., where he has been executive vice president and chief financial officer since 2013. In addition, Mr. Khani served as a director and chief financial officer of CNX Midstream Partners from its initial public offering in September 2014 until January 2018. Khani also served as vice president of finance of CONSOL Energy Inc. from 2011 until he was named chief financial officer in 2013. Prior to 2011, Khani spent nearly 20 years covering Energy and Natural Resource companies for several investment banks, the last 13 years at FBR Capital Markets.
TransEnterix, Inc. [RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC] (NYSE American: TRXC) announced that Brett Farabaugh has joined as interim Chief Financial Officer, replacing Joe Slattery who retired December 31, 2019, as previously announced. Farabaugh has served as CFO of Tryton Medical, Inc., since August 2008, and as CEO of Tryton Medical since August 2019. Prior to Tryton Medical, Farabaugh served as CFO of Strikeiron, Inc., from 2006-2008, as Vice President of Finance for Icoria, Inc. (formerly Paradigm Genetics, Inc.), from 2004-2006. Farabaugh also held various roles at Nuada Pharmaceuticals and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Community Health Systems, Inc. [FRANKLIN, TN] (NYSE: CYH) announced that Kevin Hammons has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hammons joined Community Health Systems in 1997 and has held numerous financial leadership roles during his more than 20-year tenure. Most recently, he has served as Senior Vice President, Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Hammons succeeds Thomas J. Aaron, who served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2017 through his retirement on December 31, 2019.
NuVasive, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: NUVA) announced the appointment of Matthew K. Harbaugh as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Harbaugh succeeds Rajesh (Raj) J. Asarpota, who will transition from the Company. Most recently, Harbaugh served as president of the specialty generics business at Mallinckrodt plc. Prior to that, he was Mallinckrodt’s CFO for more than five years. Harbaugh previously held a variety of financial management positions at Covidien Pharmaceuticals, which was spun-off from Covidien plc as Mallinckrodt plc in July 2013. Harbaugh joined Covidien in 2007 and served in several finance and leadership roles, including as CFO and interim president of Covidien Pharmaceuticals. Harbaugh’s prior experience includes nearly 10 years at Monsanto Company, where he held various roles in investor relations and finance as well as two ex-patriate positions.
Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [SAN JOSE, CA] (NASDAQ: ARDS) announced the appointment of Michael A. Nazak as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Nazak, who joined Aridis in November 2018, has been serving as Vice President, Finance and replaces Fred Kurland who has chosen to retire but will continue to support the Company as a consultant. Prior to joining Aridis, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance at Coherus Biosciences, Inc. Previously he was the Senior Director of Finance & Accounting at InteKrin Therapeutics Inc. Prior to that, Nazak served as the Corporate Controller for Reliant Technologies, Inc., and as a Senior Director of Finance & Corporate Controller at Connetics Corporation. Nazak also held Corporate Controller and other finance and accounting positions at Cygnus Solutions (a Red Hat company), and MIPS Computer Systems, and was previously an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
Mission Valley Bancorp [SUN VALLEY, CA] (OTCQX: MVLY), the holding company of Mission Valley Bank, announced the appointment of Jeffrey M. Watson as Chief Financial Officer of Mission Valley Bancorp and Mission Valley Bank. Watson succeeds Diane Auten who resigned from the Company and the Bank. Watson will serve in this new role in addition to his current capacity as Chief Operating Officer of Mission Valley Bank.
Avanos Medical, Inc. [ALPHARETTA, Ga.] (NYSE: AVNS) announced the appointment of Michael C. Greiner as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Greiner most recently served as executive vice president and CFO for AngioDynamics, Inc. Prior to that, Greiner was the CFO at Extreme Reach, Inc.
ION Geophysical Corporation [HOUSTON] (NYSE: IO) announced that Steve Bate, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be retiring and stepping down from his position as CFO effective February 1, 2020. Bate, who joined ION in 2005, will remain with ION as a Strategic Advisor to the CEO until the end of June to facilitate a seamless transition. Bate will be succeeded by Mike Morrison as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Interim). In his 17-year tenure with ION, Morrison was mostly recently as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer.
The First of Long Island Corporation [GLEN HEAD, NY] (NASDAQ: FLIC) announced that Jay P. McConie has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The First of Long Island Corporation and The First National Bank of Long Island. McConie has been employed as Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Bank since 2015. Prior to that time, McConie served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community National Bank from 2007 to 2015. McConie began his career at KPMG LLP in their Financial Services Group.
Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] (NASDAQ: MNTA) announced that it has appointed Young Kwon, Momenta’s Chief Business Officer, to the position of Chief Financial and Business Officer, effective January 8, 2020. Dr. Kwon joined Momenta in 2011 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility since that time. Prior to Momenta, he was at Biogen Idec in business and corporate development. Prior to that, he worked at Advanced Technology Ventures.
AzurRx BioPharma, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: AZRX) announced that Daniel Schneiderman has been appointed to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Schneiderman most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Biophytis, SA (through its U.S. subsidiary Biophytis, Inc.) from November 2018 through December 2019. Previously, Schneiderman served as the Vice President, Finance, Controller and Corporate Secretary for MetaStat, Inc. from February 2012 through October 2018. Schneiderman was Vice President of Investment Banking for Burnham Hill Partners LLC, where he worked from 2008 to 2012. From 2004 through 2008, Schneiderman was Vice President of Investment Banking at Burnham Hill Partners, a division of Pali Capital, Inc. Previously, Schneiderman worked at H.C. Wainwright & Co., Inc. in 2004 as an investment banking analyst. Schneiderrman replaces Maged Shenouda, who left the Company on November 30, 2019 to pursue other career opportunities.
Veeco Instruments Inc. [PLAINVIEW, NY] (NASDAQ: VECO) announced that John P. Kiernan, was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective January 1, 2020. Kiernan, previously SVP of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, succeeds Shubham (Sam) Maheshwari, who recently announced his resignation from Veeco. Since joining Veeco in 1994, Kiernan has held financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility including leading the controller, financial planning and analysis, tax and treasury teams. Before joining Veeco, he was a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP.
Hamilton Lane Incorporated [BALA CYNWYD, PA] announced that Atul Varma will join the firm as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. He will succeed Randy M. Stilman, who will be retiring from the role after 22 years. Stilman will remain at Hamilton Lane into 2020 to help ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities. Varma was most recently Head of Business Strategy and Chief Financial Officer of Wealth Management at The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Varma served as Chief Financial Officer of various divisions of Bank of America Corporation’s Global Wealth and Investment Management group and before that worked in corporate financial planning and analysis at Citigroup, Inc.
Landec Corporation [SANTA CLARA, CA] (NASDAQ: LNDC), with two operating businesses, Curation Foods, Inc. and Lifecore Biomedical, Inc., announced the planned resignation of Gregory S. Skinner for personal reasons. Skinner has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President of Finance and Administration since 1999. The Company also announced that Brian F. McLaughlin, the current CFO of Curation Foods, will succeed Skinner as interim CFO, effective January 8, 2020, in addition to his current role. McLaughlin joined Curation Foods (formerly Apio) in 2015 as CFO. Prior to joining Curation Foods, McLaughlin was Executive Vice President and CFO of Big Idea Holdings, LLC from 2010 until 2015, CFO of EuroFresh Farms from 2008 until 2009, CFO of Driscoll’s, Inc. from 2006 until 2007 and CFO of Fresh Express, Inc. from 1996 until 2006. In addition, he spent 19 years in commercial banking.
Waterstone Properties Group, Inc. [Needham, MA] announced the hire of Bill Comeau as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Waterstone, Comeau served in senior real estate industry finance roles with WeWork, C-III Capital and DLC Management.
CONSOL Energy Inc. [Canonsburg, PA] announced that David M. Khani, who has been serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, notified the Company of his intent to resign from his positions with the Company. The Company appointed Mitesh Thakkar as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Thakkar served as Director of Finance and Investor Relations of CEIX and CONSOL Coal Resources LP (“CCR”) since November 2017 and as Director of Finance and Investor Relations of CCR since May 2015. He previously served in various roles in the equity research department of FBR Capital Markets (now part of B. Riley FBR, Inc.) from May 2007 through May 2015. Prior to his work at FBR, he served in various roles at Reliance Engineering Associates (P) Limited from September 2002 through June 2006.