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Treehouse Real Estate Investment Trust, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] announced that the Company has hired David Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Smith joins Treehouse from New Senior Investment Group, Inc. where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2019 to September 2019. Prior, Mr. Smith served as a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of Fortress Investment Group from 2014 to 2018. Prior to Fortress, Mr. Smith held various finance, capital markets and investor relations roles at Ventas and Aviv REIT, after beginning his career in the real estate investment banking group at A.G. Edwards.
Legacy Education Alliance, Inc. [CAPE CORAL, FL] (OTCQB: LEAI) announced it has appointed Vanessa Guzmán-Clark as its Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), replacing Michael English who resigned as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer. Guzmán-Clark joined the company in January 2019 and was previously Vice President of Finance & Accounting and Senior Corporate Controller. She began her career as an accountant for a medium-sized banking services entity. Later, she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as an external auditor of various multinational and international entities in banking, brokerage, manufacturing, construction, insurance, not-for-profit, retail, and advertising. After leaving public accounting, Guzmán-Clark moved on to various Controller and CFO roles in middle-market sized entities.
Solidia Technologies [PISCATAWAY, NJ] announced the appointment of Doug Robinson as chief financial officer. Previously, Doug was an investment banker for 17 years with Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank. Early in his career, Doug was a reservoir engineer for Shell.
AttackIQ [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced Danielle Murcray has joined the company’s executive team as chief financial officer. Prior to AttackIQ, Murcray served as CFO at Evident.io (acquired by Palo Alto Networks) and Skyhigh Networks (acquired by McAfee), and served as vice president, corporate controller at IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco). She has also held various management roles at Drobo, Packeteer, Brio Software and Arthur Andersen.
Black Bear Diner [REDDING, CA] announced the appointment of Steve Sparks as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Black Bear Diner President Anita Adams previously served as CFO in addition to her role as President. Sparks’ most recent position was CFO at American Blue Ribbon Holdings. His previous experience includes a progression of financial planning and analysis roles with both American Blue Ribbon Holdings and O’Charley’s Inc., where he has worked with restaurant brands including O’Charley’s, Ninety Nine, Village Inn, Bakers Square, Max & Erma’s and Stoney River.
Williams Industrial Services Group Inc. [ATLANTA] (OTCQX: WLMS) announced the appointment of Randall R. Lay as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lay most recently was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. from December 2017 to August 2019, when GEO was acquired by CPS Performance Materials. During the previous ten years, Lay served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lazy Days’ R.V. Center, Inc. Prior to Lazy Days, Mr. Lay held several leadership positions at various companies including Buccino & Associates, Inc., Universal Access Global Holdings Inc., Metromedia Fiber Networks, Inc., and International Specialty Products Inc. Early in his career, Mr. Lay was a regional controller for Otis and progressed to director of financial planning at United Technologies Corporation.
Alert 360™ [TULSA, OK] announced it has promoted Vickie Catina to the position of chief financial officer. Catina most recently served as chief accounting officer. Catina joined Alert 360 in 2014 as director of information systems and was named chief accounting officer last year. Prior to Alert 360, Catina served as vice president of billing and credit at Protection One for 18 years, where Ginsburg also served as president and CEO. Current CFO, Harry Schenk, who is one of the original founders of Alert 360 (formerly Central Security Group) and is approaching retirement, will continue as a special advisor to the CFO and serve on the Alert 360 board of directors.
Allied Esports Entertainment [IRVINE, CA] (NASDAQ: AESE) announced the appointment of Anthony A. Hung as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Hung replaces Kenneth DeCubellis. Before joining the Company, he served as the CEO and CFO of Audio Design Experts. Prior to his role at Audio Design Experts, Hung was Senior Vice President, Business Development and Sales for Cooking.com. He also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Golden Eye Dealership Solutions. Prior to this, he was General Partner at DynaFund Ventures, and he also held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and strategy at The Walt Disney Company. He began his career as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities.
Limbach Holdings, Inc. [PITTSBURGH] (NASDAQ: LMB) announced the appointment of Jayme Brooks as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Brooks replaces John Jordan. Mrs. Brooks previously held a number of positions at Capstone Turbine Corporation, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She joined Capstone in September 2005 and, in addition to her most recent position, she served in various roles including: Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer (April 2015 to September 2019). Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer (November 2008 to April 2015), Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis (February 2008 to November 2008), and Director of Financial Reporting (September 2005 to February 2008). Prior to joining Capstone, Brooks was Vice President and Controller of Computer Patent Annuities North America LLC.
Purple Innovation, Inc. [ALPINE, UT] (NASDAQ: PRPL) announced that Craig Phillips has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer. Phillips has served as Chief Financial Officer for several privately held companies at the regional and national level in the service, distribution, entertainment, and restaurant industries, and most recently served as the Managing Director at FTI Consulting. In that role, Mr. Phillips has been serving since March of 2019 as Purple’s Interim Chief Financial Officer.
Kate Farms [SANTA BARBARA, CA] announced the appointment of Tom Beecher to Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development. Beecher comes to Kate Farms after ten years at Cartera Commerce, where he was the Chief Executive Officer and President and led the successful sale of the company to Ebates/Rakuten in 2017, continuing to lead the company until 2019. Previously Beecher held a number of leadership roles at Imagitas where he was hired as a Product Manager in 1996, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2001 and became the CEO in 2005 after leading the sale of the company to Pitney Bowes. He started his career at Bain & Company in 1989, moving to product management at Fleet Bank in 1992.
North 6th Agency (N6A) [NEW YORK] announced that Jim Morris has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Morris previously served as N6A’s Senior Vice President of Finance, a position he held since joining the firm in 2017. Prior to joining N6A in 2017, Morris spent nearly three decades in the financial services industry. From 2005-2017 Morris worked for JP Morgan Chase, where he rose to become Executive Director and CFO of the firm’s Global Wealth Management and Technology Division. Prior to his tenure with JP Morgan Chase, Morris held financial management positions with Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers.
Centrus Energy Corp. [BETHESDA, MD] (NYSE American: LEU) announced that Philip O. Strawbridge has been appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Treasurer of the company. From 2010 to 2013, he served as an executive adviser at Court Square Capital. Mr. Strawbridge served in various executive positions including Chief Financial Officer at EnergySolutions, from 2006 to 2010. He was Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of BNG America, from 1999 until BNG America was acquired by EnergySolutions in early 2006. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Strawbridge was Chief Financial Officer of OHM/IT Corporation. He also worked in several executive roles at the Fluor Corporation from 1986 to 1995. Early in his career, Mr. Strawbridge held various executive positions within the United States General Services Administration. He began his career as a United States Marine.
FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding) [NEW YORK] announced that Mark Jungwirth moves from Chicago CFO to North American CFO.
Conformis, Inc. [BILLERICA, MA] (NASDAQ: CFMS) announced that Paul Weiner, Chief Financial Officer, has notified the Company that he will be departing the Company on October 18, 2019 to become the Chief Financial Officer at a privately-owned business in Fremont, CA.
GCP Applied Technologies Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] (NYSE: GCP) announced that Dean P. Freeman, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue another opportunity. Craig A. Merrill, Vice President, Finance, Analytics and Strategy, has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer. Merrill currently serves as GCP’s Vice President, Finance, Analytics and Strategy. Previously, Merrill served in a variety of commercial, marketing and general management roles with P&L responsibility. Following GCP’s separation from W. R. Grace & Co. in 2016, he served as the Company’s Vice President, Global Marketing and Vice President & General Manager, Global Cement and Emerging Markets. At W. R. Grace & Co., he served as Vice President & General Manager in the Specialty Construction Chemicals division prior to the commencement of his service with the Company. Merrill has 30 years of experience in the global building products and specialty chemicals industries.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc [PHILADELPHIA AND OXFORDSHIRE, UK] (NASDAQ: ADAP) announced the appointment of Michael Garone as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Since the early 2000s, Mike has held various CFO positions in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Most recently, Mike was CFO and interim CEO at Immunomedics, Inc. Prior to that, he was CFO at Emisphere Technologies, Inc. from 2007 to 2016. Mike began his career as an OTC stock trader with Drexel Burnham Lambert in the early 1980s. From there, Mike went on to work at AT&T for twenty years where he held various positions of increasing responsibility including CFO of AT&T Alascom.
Ocugen [MALVERN, PA] (NASDAQ: OCGN) announced the appointment of Sanjay S. Subramanian to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Subramanian brings more than 20 years’ experience in finance and operations strategy to Ocugen, serving most recently as CFO for Aralez Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his service with Aralez, he held leadership positions at Bausch Health Companies and General Motors, including serving as the Managing Director at its Korea division.
RoadVantage [AUSTIN, TEXAS] announced the addition of Scott Wolfe as CFO. Wolfe acquired a background in banking at JPMorgan Chase (formerly Bank One) and was the Global COO of Fitch Worldwide (a WPP company). Wolfe has served in multiple executive capacities ranging from CFO, COO, to CEO.
NWN [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced that Matt Curran has joined NWN as Chief Financial Officer. Curran was most recently CFO, Partner and Board Member at P&B Intermodal Services. Previously Curran was Founder and Executive Director of The 33 Foundation. He held finance leadership roles at Global Capacity, PerkinElmer and Iron Mountain Digital after beginning his corporate career at EMC.
Springs Window Fashions [MIDDLETON, WI] announced the appointment of Tim Oliver as Chief Financial Officer. Oliver most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Goldstein Group Inc. & Alter Trading. Prior to that, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc., and Chief Financial Officer of Metavante Technologies, Inc. Leading up to these positions, Oliver had several finance roles with increasing responsibilities at publicly-traded companies including Rockwell Automation, Raytheon Company, AlliedSignal and Bear Sterns.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) [CHICAGO] has named Julie Hubbard its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hubbard held leadership positions at Easter Seals as the Senior Vice President of Finance, the Spencer Foundation as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation as the Treasurer and Controller. She also worked for Kraft, holding a series of roles beginning with Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis for US Salesforce in 1997 and ending as the Director of Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis, Cheese Division, ending in 2005.
CNSI [ROCKVILLE, MD] announced that David Adams has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joins CSNI from Endeavor Robotics, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Adams served as CFO at Tribalco LLC and at QinetiQ North America’s Services & Solutions Group, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of its Government Services organization. Prior to QinetiQ, Adams was Vice President of Finance at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Manager of Audit and Business Advisory Services.
Meredith Corporation [DES MOINES, IA] (NYSE: MDP) announced that Chief Financial Officer Joe Ceryanec has decided to retire. Ceryanec has agreed to stay in his role for a transition period through early calendar year 2020.
Lundberg Family Farms [RICHVALE, Calif.] welcomes John Harkavy as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Harkavy brings with him extensive experience working in both privately and publicly traded companies including PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Mervyn’s, Dole and Jelly Belly.
Lear Corporation [SOUTHFIELD, MI] (NYSE: LEA) announced it has appointed Jason Cardew to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 1, 2019. Cardew will succeed Jeffrey H. Vanneste who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who will be retiring. Since joining the company in 1992, Cardew has served in various operational and commercial finance roles with increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis, Interim CFO and, most recently, Vice President of Finance for Lear’s Seating and E-Systems businesses.
Freedom Leaf Inc. [DALLAS, TX] (OTCQB: FRLF) announced the appointment of Brian Moon as its Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Freedom Leaf, Moon served as CFO at Team ProMark. Moon also previously served as CFO at Digital Media Cartridge, Mumbo Jumbo/United Developers and Microsoft Ensemble Studies Corporation.
Unique Fabricating, Inc. [AUBURN HILLS, MI] (NYSE American: UFAB) announced that Tom Tekiele has tendered his resignation to pursue another professional opportunity. In the interim, Doug Cain, the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer and a seasoned financial executive and holder of an active CPA license, will fill the role on a temporary basis.
Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. [BELOIT, WI] (OTCQX:BHWB) announced the departure of its Chief Financial Officer, Mary McGovern. Todd James, the company’s President & CEO will assume the CFO duties on an interim basis.
Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd. [NEW YORK] (TSX-V: GLXY) announced that it has appointed Ashwin Prithipaul as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prithipaul is taking over the role from Donna Milia, who is assuming the role of senior advisor at the Company. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Prithipaul has been the Chief Accounting Officer at Galaxy Digital since August 2018. Before joining Galaxy Digital, Prithipaul was the Director of Financial Reporting at Assured Guaranty. Previously, he was a senior manager in the Banking and Capital Markets practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York and London.