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Infotech [GAINESVILLE, FL] announced the appointment of Andrew Uelsmann as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Uelsmann was promoted to this role after a 12-year career with the company. Prior to Uelsmann’s appointment the responsibilities of the CFO were shared between the organizations Co-CEO’s, Dr. Tom Rothrock and Dr. Jim McClave, former Controller Chuck Engeman, and Uelsmann.
Viatris [HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & NEW YORK], the new company that will result from the planned combination of Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, announced that Sanjeev Narula, current chief financial officer (CFO) of Upjohn, has been named incoming CFO of , the new company. Narula’s 16-year history with Pfizer encompasses several financial leadership positions. He previously served as Vice President, Finance, for Pfizer’s Essential Health Business. Since joining Pfizer in 2004, Narula has also served as the Finance lead for the Primary Care Business Unit; led the creation and expansion of a centralized business services unit; and also has diversified experiences in controllership, external reporting, financial planning & analysis (FP&A), business development and audit functions from Pfizer and previous experience. Prior to joining Pfizer, Narula had financial and operational leadership roles at American Express and Xerox.
Charles River Associates [BOSTON] (NASDAQ: CRAI) announced plans to divide the responsibilities of its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Corporate Development Officer into two executive officer positions. Chad Holmes, who has been CFO since 2014 and has led CRA’s corporate development efforts since 2009, will transition to the new role of Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development Officer.
Kinetica [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the appointment of Dean Neese as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Kinetica, Neese spent several years as CFO of Qubole. Prior to Qubole, Neese was the CFO of Shape Security. Neese was previously the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at DocuSign.
Consonance Capital Management (CCM) [NEW YORK] announced that Gabriela Franco-Boland has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Franco-Boland previously served as CCM’s Vice President of Finance. Franco-Boland joined Consonance Capital Management in November of 2006 as an Operations and Investor Relations Associate. Prior to joining Consonance, Gabriela was a Marketing Assistant at the New York Knicks and a Floor Director at the New York Rangers.
EZCORP, Inc. [AUSTIN, TX] (NASDAQ: EZPW) announced that it has appointed Jason A. Kulas as President and Chief Financial Officer. Kulas has been serving as a member of the Board of Directors since April 2019 and a member of the Audit Committee since July 2019. Prior to joining EZCORP, Kulas spent over 25 years in financial analysis, investment banking and executive-level finance and operations roles with a variety of companies, most recently Santander Consumer USA Inc., where he served in a series of roles, including Chief Executive Officer, President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the company’s Board of Directors from 2007 to 2017. Since leaving Santander Consumer USA in 2017, Kulas has been a private investor and business advisor. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Exeter Finance. Prior to joining Santander Consumer USA, Kulas was a Managing Director in Investment Banking with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., where he was employed from 1995 to 2007.
Kosmos Energy Ltd. [DALLAS] (NYSE: KOS, LSE: KOS) announced that Thomas P. Chambers, who has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since November 2014, has informed the company that he will retire in May 2020. Chambers will be succeeded by Neal D. Shah, currently senior vice president and deputy chief financial officer. Shah has been with Kosmos since 2010, serving in a series of roles of increasing responsibility in finance, investor relations and, most recently, in international operations as head of the Equatorial Guinea business unit. Prior to Kosmos, Shah was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
Kingsway Financial Services Inc. [ITASCA, IL] (NYSE: KFS) announced that Kent A. Hansen has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Company, following the resignation of William A. Hickey, Jr. Hansen joined the Company’s indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary, Kingsway America Inc. (“KAI”), as its Chief Financial Officer in December 2019. Prior to joining KAI, Hansen worked for LSC Communications, Inc., most recently as its Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, from September 2016. Before LSC, Hansen served as Vice President, Assistant Controller, of Baxalta, Incorporated from 2015 to 2016, after serving in various finance and accounting roles (including Director of Accounting and SEC Reporting, Assistant Controller, and Group Chief Financial Officer) with Scientific Games Corporation (formerly WMS Industries, Inc.) from 2006 to 2015. Hansen’s previous experience includes roles in accounting and financial reporting at Accenture and as an auditor at Ernst and Young LLP.
Comerica Incorporated [DALLAS] (NYSE: CMA) announced that James J. Herzog, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Herzog has been serving as the interim CFO since September 2019. Herzog joined Comerica in 1984 and has held numerous Finance positions of increasing scope and responsibility.
CNA [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Al Miralles as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Miralles succeeds James Anderson, who announced his resignation from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Miralles joined CNA in 2011 as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Head of Investments. In 2014, he became President of the Long Term Care business. In early 2018, he was appointed to the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Officer of CNA. Prior to joining CNA, Miralles was the Chief Financial Officer for the Investments Division of Nationwide Insurance.
Hunt Oil Company [DALLAS] announced that Travis Armayor, Senior Vice President, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Armayor joined Hunt in 2009 as Vice President of Corporate Development and was Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance and Business Development prior to his current position. Prior to joining Hunt, he was an energy investment banker primarily at Merrill Lynch and predecessors to JPMorgan.
Invesco Ltd. [ATLANTA] (NYSE: IVZ) announced that Allison Dukes, former Chief Financial Officer for SunTrust Banks, Inc. (now Truist Financial Corporation), will join the firm as Deputy Chief Financial Officer on March 10, reporting to Loren M. Starr, Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Dukes will remain Deputy CFO at Invesco through Aug. 1, 2020, at which time she will become Senior Managing Director and CFO. Dukes will also join the firm’s Executive Management Team immediately. Starr will take on a new role as Vice Chair, effective Aug. 1, 2020, where he will remain until he retires on March 1, 2021. Dukes most recently served as CFO of SunTrust Banks, Inc. Prior to this role, Dukes served in a series of leadership roles throughout her 20 years with SunTrust, including head of Commercial & Business Banking; CEO of the Atlanta Division; co-head of Private Wealth Management; and managing director and head of syndicated finance originations for SunTrust Robinson Humphrey. Dukes serves on the board of directors for Haverty Furniture Companies, Inc.
CyberScout [SCOTTSDALE, AZ] announced the appointment of Heather Zorge as Chief Financial Officer. Zorge comes to CyberScout from Western Windows Systems. She brings two decades of experience including an eight-year tenure at PricewaterhouseCoopers and more than three years at a large refining company in Switzerland.
Delek US Holdings, Inc. [BRENTWOOD, TN] (NYSE: DK) and Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) announced that Assi Ginzburg, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has informed them that he will not renew his employment contract to pursue other opportunities. Ginzburg will remain in his current role until May to ensure a smooth transition.
Neoleukin Therapeutics, Inc. [SEATTLE] (NASDAQ: NLTX) announced the appointment of Robert Ho as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 16, 2020. Kamran Alam, interim CFO of Neoleukin Therapeutics, will continue as a senior strategic advisor to assist in transition activities. Ho brings two decades of financial experience to Neoleukin. He is a former Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. Prior to Morgan Stanley, he was an associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking Division at Merrill Lynch & Co. Most recently, Ho served as Senior Finance Director at DaVita, Inc.
Spoonflower [DURHAM, NC] announced Brad Schomber joined as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Schomber most recently served as CFO at Diveplane. Prior to that, he held positions as CFO of MaxPoint, and Chief Accounting Officer at ChannelAdvisor.
Driven Brands [CHARLOTTE, NC] announced Tiffany Mason joined the company as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before Driven Brands, Mason served as interim CFO at Lowe’s, where she also led the Treasury, Investor Relations, Tax, M&A, and Corporate Planning departments. Before joining Lowe’s, Mason was vice president, SEC reporting at Bank of America.
Zilliant [AUSTIN, TX] announced Bob Davis as the company’s new chief financial officer. His experience includes serving as the chief financial officer of CA, Inc. and Open Solutions. Bob also supported the financial functions at companies including Saatva.
Meredith Corporation [DES MOINES, IA] (NYSE: MDP) announced that Jason Frierott has been named Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 9, 2020. He succeeds Joe Ceryanec, who is retiring effective March 31. Frierott joins Meredith following 21 years at GE, including more than 10 years as a Chief Financial Officer for several of GE’s large business units. This included stints as a senior financial executive at GE Transportation, GE Power & Water and GE Energy. He also spent eight years in an executive role on GE’s Corporate Audit staff.
SouthStar Capital [MOUNT PLEASANT, SC] announced that Paul Evangelist is the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining SouthStar Capital, Evangelist worked at companies including B2B CFO Partners LLC, Nova Management Inc., Cummins Turbo Technologies LTD, Technica LLC, ARS Service Express, and CertainTeed Corporation of Charleston.
Zoom Telephonics, Inc. [BOSTON] (OTCQB: ZMTP) announced that it has appointed Jacquelyn Barry Hamilton full-time CFO following her initial role with the Company as “acting” CFO. Hamilton joined the Company in January 2020 as a consultant. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Modo Labs, and Chief Financial Officer of Netcracker Technology. Hamilton also served as Chief Financial Officer of Intronis, and Chief Financial Officer, Technology Division of Monster Worldwide.
Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: HALO) announced that Elaine D. Sun has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer. Sun will succeed Laurie Stelzer, who has resigned to pursue another opportunity. She most recently served as chief financial officer and chief strategy officer at SutroVax, Inc. Previously, Sun served as Managing Director and Head of West Coast Healthcare for Evercore Partners and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. Sun currently serves on the board of directors of Cirius Therapeutics.