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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. [PLANO, Texas] (NYSE: JCP) announced that Bill Wafford has been named executive vice president, chief financial officer, effective April 8. He succeeds Michael Fung, interim chief financial officer, who will remain with the Company through the end of April to allow for a seamless leadership transition. Wafford most recently served as executive vice president, chief financial officer for The Vitamin Shoppe. He joined The Vitamin Shoppe in 2017 as senior vice president overseeing strategy, finance, international operations and business development. Prior to The Vitamin Shoppe, Wafford served as a partner in the advisory practice group of KPMG following a five-year career at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Before Walgreens, Wafford held multiple finance-related positions with Archstone Consulting, Bank of America and at Target Corporation.
Vitamin Shoppe, Inc. [SECAUCUS, NJ] (NYSE: VSI) announced that Bill Wafford resigned from his current position as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective April 5, 2019, in order to take a position as Chief Financial Officer at J. C. Penney Company, Inc. In connection with Mr. Wafford’s resignation, the Company will name Charles Knight as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Knight currently serves as the Company’s Senior Vice President – Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Knight was employed at Toys “R” Us, Inc. since 1990, and has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Vice President-Corporate Controller (2010-2018). Prior to joining Toys “R” Us, he was a Senior Accountant at Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1986.
Ryder System, Inc. [MIAMI, FL] (NYSE: R) announced the appointment of Scott T. Parker as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Parker succeeds Art A. Garcia who announced his retirement in September 2018. He will join Ryder on April 5, 2019. Since November 2015, Mr. Parker served as EVP and CFO for OneMainFinancial. Prior to his most recent role at OneMain, Mr. Parker served as the CFO for commercial finance company CIT Group Inc. from July 2010 to October 2015. Prior to joining CIT, he served as CFO from 2006 to 2008 and chief operating officer from mid-2008 to 2010 for Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company, an affiliate of private investment firm Cerberus Capital Management. Mr. Parker also spent more than 15 years in leadership roles within the industrial and financial services businesses at General Electric Company, including CFO of GE Capital Solutions from 2005 to 2006.
OneMain Holdings, Inc. [BALTIMORE, MD] (NYSE: OMF) announced that Scott T. Parker, its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since 2015, will be leaving the company. Micah Conrad, currently OneMain’s Deputy CFO, will become Acting CFO. Prior to Springleaf’s acquisition of OneMain Financial, Conrad was CFO of OneMain, then a subsidiary of Citigroup starting in 2013. In addition to having served as Deputy CFO, Conrad was and will remain CFO of Springleaf Finance Corporation, OneMain’s unsecured bond issuing subsidiary. Prior to his time at OneMain, Conrad was a managing director at Citigroup and served in a variety of senior finance roles within Citi Holdings, Global Wealth Management and Institutional Clients Group.“Micah is an integral member of the executive team and brings extensive finance, capital markets and operational expertise to this role,”Shulman said. “His experience with our company and in previous senior roles in the financial services industry will help OneMain continue to produce great results.”
Albany International Corp. [ROCHESTER, NH] (NYSE: AIN) announced that it appointed Stephen M. Nolan as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to succeed John Cozzolino, effective April 1, 2019. Nolan most recently serving as CFO for Esterline, where he co-led the recently completed sale of Esterline to TransDigm Group Incorporated. Mr. Nolan had served as CFO of Esterline since February 2018. Prior to this role, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Vista Outdoor, Inc., and worked on the formation and spin-off of Vista Outdoor from its aerospace and defense parent company Alliant Techsystems (ATK) in 2015, as well as the related merger between ATK and Orbital Sciences to create Orbital ATK. Prior to that time, Mr. Nolan worked in a number of strategic and operational management roles within ATK, including Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development and several business unit leadership positions. Earlier in his career, Mr. Nolan served for five years in corporate development and strategy roles at Raytheon Company and five years as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company.
CIM Commercial Trust Corporation [DALLAS, TX] (NASDAQ & TASE: CMCT) announced that it appointed David Thompson as its Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and Nathan DeBacker as its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Thompson previously served as CIM Commercial Trust’s CFO since 2014 and is a Principal and the CFO of CIM Group. DeBacker is a Senior Vice President and the CFO of CCO Capital, LLC, a subsidiary of CIM Group.
The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. [NEW YORK, NY] (NASDAQ: STKS) announced the appointment of Tyler Loy as Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2019. Linda Siluk, who is serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer, has been named to the newly created position of Chief Administrative Officer effective April 1, 2019. Loy has served as Vice President of Strategy at The ONE Group since September 2018. Prior, he was the Vice President of Finance for PacificBells. Mr. Loy began his career in operations at McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants later moving into corporate finance. Between 2011 and 2016, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group in corporate finance, marketing, operations and strategy, serving most recently as Vice President of Catering.
Quanterix Corporation [LEXINGTON, MA] (NASDAQ: QTRX) announced that it has named Amol Chaubal to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective April 12, 2019. Amol replaces Joseph Driscoll, who is stepping down from his current role as CFO. Amol joins from Smith & Nephew, where he serves as CFO of Global Operations. Prior to his time at Smith & Nephew, Amol served as corporate vice president and head of finance for PAREXEL’s CRS business. He has also held various roles at Novartis, including CFO North America – Vaccines & Diagnostics as well as international roles across Switzerland, Canada and the United States.
Texas American Resources Company [AUSTIN, TX] announced that Ben M. Ellis has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Ellis most recently as Chief Financial Officer for Travis Peak Resources, LLC. Ellis also spent nearly five years at BP Corporation North American Inc. (BP). Prior to BP, Ellis spent five years at Merrill Lynch.
Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. [TULSA, OK] (NYSE: MMP) announced that Aaron Milford has been promoted to chief operating officer effective May 1. Milford previously served as chief financial officer for Magellan. He has spent his entire career with Magellan or its predecessors. The partnership’s former vice president of finance and treasurer, Jeff Holman, will be promoted to chief financial officer also effective May 1. Holman has been with Magellan since its inception and has served in his most recent role since 2010 and other senior-level finance positions prior to that.
Razberi Technologies [FARMERS BRANCH, TX] announced that Jerry Trojan has joined as its chief financial officer. Trojan joins Razberi from Syncrolite LLC, where he served as CEO and previously CFO. Before that, he was the CFO of RAVE Restaurant Group Inc. His experience also includes CFO positions at two other publicly traded companies and several private equity backed companies.
PGT Innovations, Inc. [VENICE, FL] (NYSE: PGTI) announced the appointment of Sherri Baker as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 8, 2019. Baker succeeds Brad West, who is assuming the newly created position of Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasurer. Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Baker served as Vice President, Commercial Finance, for Dean Foods Company. Earlier, Baker served as Vice President of Investor Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, as well as Vice President of Finance, Logistics, forDean Foods. Prior to Dean Foods, Baker spent 13 years at Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, in a succession of finance and accounting roles.
Lexington Realty Trust [NEW YORK, NY] (NYSE: LXP) named Beth Boulerice its chief financial officer and treasurer. She succeeds Patrick Carroll, who was appointed as the company’s chief risk officer. Prior to joining Lexington in 2007, Ms. Boulerice was the Chief Accounting Officer at Newkirk Realty Trust and held various accounting roles at First Winthrop Corporation.
Apple Hospitality REIT Inc. [RICHMOND, VA] (NYSE: APLE) said that Chief Financial Officer Bryan Peery plans to retire in the first quarter of 2020. Peery intends to remain with the company over the next year to ensure a smooth transition.
Air T [MAIDEN, NC] announced that Brett Reynolds, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, informed the Company that he expects to resign his employment with the Company on or about April 12, 2019 to accept a position at another company.
SynTech Bioenergy [ENGLEWOOD, CO] appointed Garrett Pettingell as Chief Financial Officer. Pettingell has more than 20 years of work experience as a CEO and CFO of public and private companies in the United States and in Europe. Pettingell started his career with Bank of Austria in Moscow, Russia, rising to Head of Corporate Banking. In 2002, Pettingell engineered the spin-out of Apptix Inc. from TeleComputing. He was also CEO of Blue Frog Solutions.
Curator Solutions [HERNDON, VA] added David Cooper as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cooper was CFO of Dean & Company Strategy Consultants, Inc., in which he served as CFO for a number of affiliated startups that either had successful exists or grew to be mature operating businesses.
CytomX Therapeutics, Inc [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NASDAQ: CTMX) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Debanjan Ray, will be stepping down from the Company, effective May 15, 2019, to become the Chief Executive Officer of a newly-formed private biotechnology company.
Modo [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced that Jacquelyn Barry Hamilton has joined the leadership team as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Hamilton has most recently served as the CFO for NetCracker. Previously, Hamilton served for 4 Years as the Global Technology Division CFO for Monster Worldwide, and was also the CFO of Corporate Software, companies, which was acquired by Level 3 Communications during her tenure. At Level 3, Hamilton focused on M&A and post-merger integration activities.
Blind Squirrel Entertainment [LOS ANGELES] hired Steve Sardegna as its Chief Financial Officer. Previous to joining Blind Squirrel Entertainment, Sardegna served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at various companies. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Co-founder for fifteen years at Foundation 9 Entertainment. Before co-founding Foundation 9 Entertainment, Steve held various financial executive roles for both startup and global organizations, including Vulcan Programming; Virgin Interactive Entertainment; and KPMG.
Rippe & Kingston [CINCINNATI] announced the appointment of Sarah Huber as chief financial officer (CFO). Huber joins Rippe & Kingston from the Futbol Club Cincinnati (FC Cincinnati) where she was the senior vice president and chief financial officer.
Arcus Biosciences, Inc. [HAYWARD, Calif.] (NYSE: RCUS) announced the appointment of Rekha Hemrajani as Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Ms. Hemrajani joins Arcus from FLX Bio where she was Chief Operating Officer. Prior to FLX Bio, Ms. Hemrajani was Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business and Financial Operations at 3-V Biosciences. Previously, Ms. Hemrajani was Vice President, Head of Licensing and Mergers and Acquisitions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Vice President of Business Development at Exelixis. Ms. Hemrajani began her career in investment banking at firms such as Credit Suisse First Boston and Lehman Brothers, where she focused on the biopharmaceutical and healthcare sector.
Provectus [KNOXVILLE, TN] (OTCQB: PVCT) announced the appointment of Heather Raines as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mrs. Raines had previously served as Provectus’ Controller since 2017, and now replaces the Company’s interim CFO. From 2007 to 2015, Mrs. Raines served as Controller of the Oak Ridge, Tennessee location of AMETEK, Inc. Following AMETEK, from 2015 to 2017, she served as Vice President of Finance for BDry Waterproofing and Foundation Repair.