CFO Moves this week include:
|Ares Management, L.P.||SIFCO Industries, Inc.||Maxwell Technologies|
|Apollo Endosurgery, Inc.||SterlingRisk||Ella Health|
|Hampshire Group, Limited||Tower Three Partners||Deciphera Pharmaceuticals|
|WSFS Financial Corporation||Zions Bancorporation||Syniverse|
|Pope Resources||Aergen Management Services||Druva|
|Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc.||MedAssets, Inc.||The Spectranetics Corporation|
|Fibrocell Science, Inc.||Globecomm||FARO Technologies, Inc|
|Cantel Medical Corp.|
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Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) announced that Stephen P. Bramlage, Jr. has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. His appointment is effective April 6, 2015. Bramlage succeeds Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Fred Sutherland, who will retire after nearly 35 years with the company, including 17 years as CFO. Sutherland will remain with Aramark through December, 2015 to ensure a seamless transition. Bramlage joins Aramark from Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I), where he spent nine years and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Bramlage’s background also includes finance-related leadership jobs at PPG Industries, Inc. and Eli Lilly. He started his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP.
Care.com (NYSE: CRCM) announced that Michael Echenberg has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and will join in late April. Mr. Echenberg will succeed Steve Boulanger who was named Interim CFO of the Company in November 2014. Mr. Echenberg joins Care.com from Weight Watchers International Inc. where he served for the last two years as Chief Strategy Officer. In 2004, he joined WeightWatchers.com, then a separate company, as its Vice President of Strategy. After helping to consummate the transactions that brought WeightWatchers.com and Weight Watchers International together, he held several senior management roles in the combined entity. These included Head of Finance for the North America business unit; CFO of the Weight Watchers Health Solutions business unit in its launch year; and SVP, Corporate Finance & Strategy, which included management of investor relations. Mr. Echenberg started his career as a management consultant, first at Dean & Company and then at McKinsey & Company as part of its Corporate Finance & Strategy practice. In between, he served as Head of Strategy for ParentWatch, Inc.
Sunrun announced that Bob Komin has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Komin has been as a CFO or chief operating officer (COO) at companies such as Tellme Networks, Solexel, and most recently, Flurry, Inc. Komin earlier served as vice president of finance and treasurer of Cincinnati Bell, and Convergys.
Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE: ARES) announced that it has appointed Michael R. McFerran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. McFerran was previously a Managing Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (“KKR”) where he served as the Chief Financial Officer of KKR’s credit business and was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of KKR Financial Holdings LLC (NYSE: KFN). Prior to joining KKR in 2005, Mr. McFerran spent the majority of his career at Ernst & Young LLP. Daniel F. Nguyen, Ares Management’s current Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will remain with Ares as Chief Financial Officer of the Ares Private Equity and Tradable Credit Groups and will continue his involvement with firm M&A activities. The Chief Financial Officer roles for each of the other two Ares investment groups, Direct Lending and Real Estate, will continue to be filled by Penni Roll and Tae-Sik Yoon, respectively. In addition, Ms. Roll will continue as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) and Mr. Yoon will continue as Chief Financial Officer of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation (NYSE: ACRE).
SIFCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SIF) announced that Catherine M. Kramer, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will leave the Company, effective April 3, 2015, to return to the private equity industry. Ms. Kramer has served in her current role since January 1, 2013. She joined the Company in 2012 as director of financial planning and analysis after spending four years at Greenstar Capital LLC, where she served as managing director and vice president of strategic planning. Corporate Controller Thomas R. Kubera will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining SIFCO Industries in 2014, Mr. Kubera spent nine years at Cliffs Natural Resources, most recently as Controller – Global Operations Services.
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. announced that it has appointed Stefanie Cavanaugh as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Apollo, Cavanaugh was Senior Vice President of Finance for Harden Healthcare from 2010 until its sale to Gentiva Health Services in 2014. She began her career with Ernst & Young before serving in executive management positions at The Cancer Therapy and Research Center, Encore Medical Corporation, and Solis Women’s Health.
SterlingRisk announced the appointment of Joanne Krush as Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Ms. Krush was most recently SVP/Finance for Hub International. Prior to Hub, Ms. Krush was the SVP/Finance at Aon/Berkely Travel and VP/Finance at Jardine Insurance Brokers. Ms. Krush began her career at Grant Thornton. She held financial positions in the video editing division of Columbia Pictures and for the international division of Kidder, Peabody & Co. before moving into insurance.
Ella Health announced today that it has appointed Joseph Shikorsky as Chief Financial Officer. Shikorsky was most recently Vice President of Finance with Physiotherapy Associates. Other positions include Chief Financial Officer/VP Finance of Fresenius Vascular Care; and VP/Controller of Critical Homecare Solutions.
RiskIQ announced the appointment of Jeff Baeth as chief financial officer. He was previously a senior vice president at VeriSign. More recently, he served as CFO for Devicescape, and JAJAH Inc. Baeth currently serves as an advisory board member at Funding Wonder, Inc.
eProdigy has named Stephen Brown as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Brown had been serving as the company’s acting CFO. Before joining eProdigy, one of Mr. Brown’s recent positions was CFO/Treasurer of IDT Corp, where he had worked for 15 years.
Hampshire Group, Limited (OTC: HAMP) announced that, pursuant to an agreement with financial services and consulting firm, GRL Capital Advisors, it has retained the services of William Drozdowski as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Over the past eight years, he has served as interim Chief Financial Officer and/or Financial Advisor for thirteen of GRL Capital Advisors’ clients. Before joining GRL in 2006, Mr. Drozdowski was financial controller with Urban Brands. Before that he was the Director of Finance at Petrie Retail Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Drozdowski served as Controller for Petrie Stores Corp.
Tower Three Partners announced that Debra Bricker has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. Ms. Bricker succeeds Chris Jacobs who has retired. Ms. Bricker previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Harvest Partners, LP. Prior to joining Harvest, Debra was a Senior Accountant at Schroders in New York and Singapore. Ms. Bricker began her career at Coopers & Lybrand in its capital markets division.
Deciphera Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Tucker Kelly as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Kelly served as Chief Financial Officer of AdvanDx, Inc. In addition, Mr. Kelly has served as Chief Financial Officer of deCODE Genetics and Critical Therapeutics (CRTX). Prior to joining Critical Therapeutics, Mr. Kelly held lead life science investment banking positions for Canaccord Adams and Robertson Stephens and as an attorney in the corporate and securities group for Foley, Hoag and Elliot, LLP.
WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced that Rodger Levenson was named interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Levenson, currently Chief Commercial Banking Officer, has served with the bank since 2006. Prior to joining WSFS, Mr. Levenson was Senior Vice President and Manager of the Specialized Banking Group at Citizens Bank. Earlier, he spent 17 years in various commercial banking positions at Wells Fargo (via predecessor companies). Steve Fowle, CFO since 2005, has accepted an opportunity with Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida.
Zions Bancorporation (NASDAQ: ZION) announced that Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Doyle L. Arnold will retire in early May, subsequent to the filing of the Company’s first quarter financial results. He will be succeeded as Chief Financial Officer by Paul E. Burdiss, currently Corporate Treasurer at SunTrust Banks, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Mr. Burdiss served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Comerica Inc., where he previously served as Director of Investor Relations. Earlier in his career, Mr. Burdiss worked in Chicago, Illinois as a relationship manager at The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Syniverse announced that David W. Hitchcock has been appointed the company’s Executive Vice President, Global Product Management and Development, effective April 1, 2015. Hitchcock has served as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Syniverse since 2007. Robert (Bob) Reich will take over the Chief Financial Officer role from David Hitchcock also effective April 1, 2015. Bob Reich was most recently the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Hawaiian Telcom Communications, Inc. and previously served as the Vice President, Controller and Treasurer for McLeod,USA, Inc., as well as the Assistant Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Assistant Controller for Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation. Reich also served as Audit Manager at Deloitte & Touche.
Pope Resources (NASDAQ: POPE) announced that John Lamb has been appointed Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 20, 2015. Lamb succeeds Tom Ringo, who became Pope Resources’ President & Chief Executive Officer in December 2014 after having served as Interim CEO since June 2014. Mr. Lamb joins Pope Resources from Segale Properties where he was responsible for the firm’s property management and leasing activities as well as long-term development plans. Prior to joining Segale Properties, from 1997 through 2013 Lamb was CFO and Senior VP of Unico Properties. From 1990 to 1997, he worked as Corporate Controller for Shurgard Storage Centers. Mr. Lamb worked for both Ernst & Young and KPMG early in his career.
Aergen Management Services recently made several senior appointments including Heinz Westen as Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Westen most recently served as CFO of Dubai Aerospace Enterprises. Before that, Dr. Westen worked in the aviation industry for more than 14 years at various leasing entities including as Boullioun Aviation Services, LTU International Airways, and WestLB.
Druva announced the expansion of its executive team with the appointment of a Chief Financial Officer, Mahesh Patel. Mahesh Patel most recently served as VP, Corporate Controller and Treasurer at RingCentral. He previously held the same position at Intematix and multiple financial leadership roles at Atheros Communications until its acquisition by Qualcomm.
Schweitzer-Mauduit International, Inc. (NYSE: SWM) announced that Jeffrey A. Cook, the Company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire from the Company effective April 3, 2015. Mr. Cook has held the position since February 2012. In the interim, Bob Cardin, the Company’s Controller, will assume the role of acting Chief Financial Officer.
MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDAS) announced that Charles O. Garner was promoted to serve as executive vice president and chief strategy and transformation officer. Mr. Garner had been MedAssets chief financial officer since April 2011. Prior to joining MedAssets in 2005, Mr. Garner had previously held positions with Coca-Cola Enterprises, Bain & Company, and American Management Systems (now CGI). MedAssets also announced that Anthony Colaluca, Jr. has joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Immediately prior to joining MedAssets, Mr. Colaluca was an independent consultant providing business and financial advisory services to public and private companies. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Colaluca served as CFO for Intergraph Corporation. Prior to joining Intergraph, he served as CFO for Harland Financial Solutions, Inc., a software division of John H. Harland Company. Previously, Mr. Colaluca also served as CFO for Solution 6 North America, and CFO for Computer Management Sciences Inc.
The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ: SPNC) reported that Guy Childs, Chief Financial Officer, has announced his plan to transition from his current role. Mr. Childs will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer until his replacement has been hired. Following the transition, Mr. Childs will continue to serve as an officer of the Company in a Vice President role that will include treasury, investor relations and financial planning.
Fibrocell Science, Inc. (NASDAQ: FCSC) announced the appointment of Keith A. Goldan as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently he served as Senior Vice President and CFO of NuPathe Inc. Prior to joining NuPathe Inc., Mr. Goldan was CFO and a member of the board of directors of PuriCore plc, and Vice President and CFO of Biosyn, Inc. Mr. Goldan previously served in a variety of roles with ViroPharma Incorporated, Century Capital Associates, and the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice of KPMG, LLP.
Globecomm announced that Jason D. Juranek has joined their executive team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Globecomm, Mr. Juranek served as Vice President Division CFO of Harris CapRock; a division of Harris Corporation. Prior to Harris CapRock, Juranek held various senior financial management positions at Vangent, General Dynamics and DynCorp.
FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) announced that the Company and Peter G. Abram have mutually agreed that Mr. Abram will resign from his position as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Janet D’Anjou, the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller, will serve as the Company’s interim principal financial officer and interim principal accounting officer. Ms. D’Anjou has served as Vice President and Corporate Controller of the Company since May 2014. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. D’Anjou was employed at Tupperware Brands Corporation as Director, Financial Reporting from 2011 to May 2014 and as Director, External Reporting/Assistant Controller from 2007 to 2011. Previously, Ms. D’Anjou was a technical accounting manager at Itron, Inc. from 2006 to 2007. Ms. D’Anjou began her career at BDO Seidman LLP, where she served from 1997 to 2006 in roles of increasing responsibility.
Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE: CMN) announced the appointment of Peter G. Clifford as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Clifford will replace Craig A. Sheldon, whose planned retirement was previously announced. Mr. Sheldon will remain at Cantel as Executive Vice President through mid-May to assist in the transition. For the past six years, Mr. Clifford served as Vice President of Operations Finance and Information Technology of IDEX Corporation. Prior to that role, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Clifford served as CFO of Gast Manufacturing, an IDEX company. For approximately six years prior to joining IDEX, Mr. Clifford held various senior financial positions for General Electric (GE).