CFO Moves this week include:
|GM Financial||AMRI||Bruker Corporation|
|QVC, Inc.||UGI Corporation||American Zinc Recycling LLC|
|Invacare Corporation||GulfMark Offshore, Inc.||ClearDATA|
|ITS Logistics||Ephesoft, Inc.||Murphy Oil Corporation|
|FormFactor, Inc.||Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.||Campus Life & Style|
|Barton Malow Company||Celanese Corporation||Savigent Software, Inc|
|National Lutheran Communities & Services||Giga-tronics Incorporated||Otter Media|
|Nicholas Financial, Inc.||Spirit Realty Capital, Inc.||Glassdoor|
|LivePerson, Inc.||Lydall, Inc.||iCIMS Inc.|
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GM Financial [FORT WORTH, TEXAS] announced the retirement of Chris Choate as Chief Financial Officer. Treasurer Susan Sheffield has been named to succeed Choate. Sheffield has served as Executive Vice President and Treasurer since 2014. Prior to her role as Treasurer, Sheffield was SVP of Corporate Finance since 2008. From 2002 to 2008, she led the Structured Finance team. She joined the company in 2001 as VP Investor Relations.
AMRI [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced the appointment of Anthony Mattacchione as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Mattacchione succeeds Felicia Ladin, who announced her intention to leave AMRI in December 2017. Before joining AMRI, Mr. Mattacchione spent five years at Bruker Corp. where he most recently served as their chief financial officer. Before this, he was senior vice president, corporate finance and accounting. Prior to joining Bruker, Mr. Mattacchione served as chief financial officer of EMD Millipore, from 2010 to 2013. Previously, he was vice president, controller and chief accounting officer of Millipore Corp. between 2006 and 2010. He also held various financial leadership roles during a 16-year career at Gerber Scientific Inc.
Bruker Corporation [BILLERICA, Mass.] (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced that Anthony Mattacchione, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Senior Vice President of Bruker, has submitted his resignation. Mr. Mattacchione has informed us that he has accepted a position as Chief Financial Officer of Albany Molecular Research, Inc.
UGI Corporation [VALLEY FORGE, Pa.] (NYSE: UGI) has named Ted Jastrzebski to the position of Chief Financial Officer, an executive officer of the Company. Mr. Jastrzebski joins UGI after serving since 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the QVC Group of Companies. Prior to QVC, Mr. Jastrzebski held senior-level finance and general management leadership positions at international companies and organizations including The Hershey Company (2004-2013), CARE (2002-2004), Project HOPE (1999-2002), and Procter & Gamble (1985-1999). While with Procter & Gamble, Mr. Jastrzebski had leadership assignments in India, Egypt, and Poland.
American Zinc Recycling LLC [PITTSBURGH] announced that it has named Marcelino Rodriguez as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Rodriguez most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of KMG Chemicals.
Invacare Corporation [ELYRIA, Ohio] (NYSE: IVC) announced the appointment of Kathleen P. Leneghan as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Leneghan has been in the role of interim Chief Financial Officer of the company since November 26, 2017. Prior to her promotion, Ms. Leneghan was vice president and corporate controller since 2003. She has been with Invacare for 27 years, serving in various financial roles in both North America and Europe. Prior to joining Invacare, Ms. Leneghan was an audit manager with Ernst & Young LLP.
GulfMark Offshore, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: GLF) announced that Sam Rubio will be promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Sam will replace James (Jay) M. Mitchell. Mr. Rubio joined GulfMark in 2005 and has continued to earn increasing responsibilities within the organization, currently holding the position of Senior Vice President – Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Sam became Vice President – Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in 2008 and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 2012.
ITS Logistics [RENO, Nev.] announced that Jamie Lawson has been elevated to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Lawson started at the company in 2014 as Controller before being promoted to Director of Finance, and now to CFO and a position on the executive team. Lawson started out in the accounting field. She has worked in public accounting for CPA firms in Oklahoma, California and Nevada.
Murphy Oil Corporation [EL DORADO, Ark.] (NYSE: MUR) announced that David R. Looney has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Looney will succeed John W. Eckart who previously announced his intention to retire from the company later this year.
FormFactor, Inc. [LIVERMORE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: FORM) announced that it has appointed Shai Shahar to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. He replaces the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer, Michael Ludwig, who is retiring. Mr. Shahar is currently serving as the Vice President Finance & Operations of Nova Measuring Instruments. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Shahar served as Vice President Finance and Corporate Controller of PMC-Sierra, Inc., and served as its Vice President Finance, FP&A, from 2010 to 2014. Mr. Shahar was Chief Financial Officer of Wintegra, Inc., from 2006 to 2010. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Shahar worked in progressive roles through senior manager at Ernst & Young.
Forum Energy Technologies, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: FET) announced that the company has appointed Pablo G. Mercado to serve as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. James W. Harris, the current Chief Financial Officer, has been leading the Drilling and Subsea segment since September 2017 and will transition full-time to that operating role, serving as Forum’s Executive Vice President – Drilling and Subsea. Pablo joined Forum in 2011 as Vice President, Corporate Development and has held positions with increasing responsibility. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President – Finance, with oversight of Forum’s corporate development, investor relations, accounting, tax and treasury functions. Prior to joining Forum, he was an investment banker in the Oil and Gas Group of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC.
Campus Life & Style (“CLS”) [NEW YORK] announced that Joseph Hughes has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hughes previously served as CLS’ Senior Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis. Prior to joining CLS in 2016, Mr. Hughes served as American Campus Communities’ Vice President of Budgeting & Forecasting, a position he held from 2007 to 2015.
FirstEnergy Corp. [AKRON, Ohio] (NYSE: FE) announced Steven E. Strah as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer. Strah, currently senior vice president and president, FirstEnergy Utilities. Strah began his career with The Illuminating Company in 1984 and has specialized in regional operations. He has been in his current position since 2015.
GoodData [SAN FRANCISCO] has brought on Carol Lee as its new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining GoodData, Lee was Vice President of Finance for Konica Minolta Business Solutions, 2011 and 2017.
Barton Malow Company [DETROIT] announced Lars Luedeman as Chief Financial Officer. Lars Luedeman joined Barton Malow Company in 2012 as Director of Finance after spending 16 years in the investment banking industry.
Celanese Corporation [DALLAS] (NYSE: CE) announced that chief financial officer, Chris Jensen, has tendered his resignation after a successful 12 years with the Company. He will be succeeded as CFO by Scott Richardson, currently Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials. Richardson joined Celanese in 2005 and held a variety of roles at the Company including Vice President and General Manager of Acetyls, and his most recent role as Senior Vice President, Engineered Materials.
Savigent Software, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] has named John Mitchell as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Mitchell served in finance management roles at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for 18 years in various business units including Applications and Supply Chain & Operations. Prior to HPE, he was the CFO of Rainier Technology. He started his career as a CPA and audit manager at a national accounting firm.
National Lutheran Communities & Services [ROCKVILLE, MD] announced that Richard M. Mazza has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mazza was Managing Director at Solar Renewable Energy, LLC. Prior to that, he spent seven years at Pacific Retirement Services, Inc., where he served in a variety of roles including Senior VP of Development and Chief Accounting Officer. Mazza also spent 17 years at KPMG, holding multiple positions including, Director and Senior Manager of Retirement Housing & Long-term Care Consulting Practice and Manager of Assurance Practice.
Giga-tronics Incorporated [DUBLIN, Calif.] (OTCQB: GIGA) announced the appointment of Dr. Lutz P. Henckels as Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Dr. Henckels, who joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 2011, is a managing member of Alara Capital AVI II. Dr. Henckels has over 20 years’ experience serving as Chief Executive Officer of both public and private technology companies including, among others, LeCroy Corporation and most recently as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HiQ Solar, Inc.
Otter Media [LOS ANGELES] announced that Jennifer Cho has been named chief financial officer. Cho joins Otter with more than 25 years of experience in banking, corporate finance, treasury, corporate development and financial operations. She has held senior leadership positions at AT&T, DIRECTV and Gap Inc. Most recently she served as CFO of AT&T Entertainment Group’s Technology & Operations division.
Nicholas Financial, Inc. [CLEARWATER, Fla.] (NASDAQ: NICK) announced that Chad Steinorth will be rejoining the Company as Vice President and Interim CFO. Mr. Steinorth originally spent 13 years with Nicholas Financial from November 1993 to November 2006, holding several positions including Controller and Vice President of Finance. Since then, Mr. Steinorth ran his own local auto finance company in the Tampa Bay area before selling it in 2016. Mr. Steinorth most recently served as Vice President of Finance at Platinum Auto Finance.
Spirit Realty Capital, Inc. [DALLAS] (NYSE: SRC) announced that the Company would not be renewing its employment agreement with Phil Joseph, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
Glassdoor [MILL VALLEY, Calif.] announced James (Jim) S. Cox has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Cox joins Glassdoor from Lithium Technologies, where he was CFO. Prior to joining Lithium, Cox was the CFO at Advent Software. Earlier in his career, he worked at UTStarcom and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Ohio, California and New Zealand.
LivePerson, Inc. [New York, New York] announced that it is appointing Christopher Greiner to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Greiner previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Operating Officer of Inovalon Holdings, Inc., from November 2016 to February 2018. Prior to this combined role, Mr. Greiner served as Inovalon’s Chief Product and Operations Officer, a position he held from May 2013 to November 2016. Prior to joining Inovalon in May 2013, Mr. Greiner served as a Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation, from November 2012 to April 2013. From April 1999 to November 2012, Mr. Greiner served as the combined Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of IBM’s Business Analytics division. Prior to this position, Mr. Greiner was responsible for IBM’s global services business based in Shanghai, China, and Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, Mr. Greiner fulfilled multiple roles in finance and operations both within IBM’s U.S. business and overseas operations in Australia, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore.
Lydall, Inc. [MANCHESTER, Conn.] (NYSE: LDL) announced that Randall B. Gonzales, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lydall, Inc. Mr. Gonzales will be joining Lydall from his position as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Progress Rail Services Corporation. Prior to joining Progress Rail, Mr. Gonzales held financial and operational leadership roles of increasing responsibilities within Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Prior to that role, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Nissan’s Global Sales & Marketing functions.
Rubrik [PALO ALTO, Calif.] announced Murray Demo as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Rubrik, Demo was CFO at Atlassian. Demo brings decades of experience to Rubrik and has previously served as CFO at Adobe Systems, Postini, LiveOps and Dolby Laboratories.