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Silvaco, Inc. [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced the appointment of Howard Hideshima as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hideshima was previously at Super Micro Computers, where he was Sr. VP and CFO, and led a successful IPO in 2007. Hideshima has more than 30 years of experience, including senior management roles in companies such as Force10 Networks (acquired by Dell), Virtual Silicon Technology (acquired by MOSAID), Internet Corporation, and ESS Technology.
Xcel Energy [MINNEAPOLIS] (NASDAQ: XEL) announced that Bob Frenzel will be named president and chief operating officer and that Brian Van Abel will be the company’s chief financial officer, both effective March 31. Frenzel is currently serving as chief financial officer. Van Abel is currently serving as senior vice president, Finance and Corporate Development. .
NIKE, Inc. [BEAVERTON, OR] (NYSE: NKE) announced that Andy Campion, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will become Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Matthew Friend, currently CFO of Operating Segments and Vice President of Investor Relations, will become the new CFO for NIKE, Inc. Campion joined Nike in 2007 as VP of Global Planning and Development and served in senior finance and strategy roles before becoming CFO in 2015. Prior to joining Nike, he held leadership roles in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and analysis, operations planning, investor relations, and tax at The Walt Disney Co. from 1996 to 2007. Friend joined Nike in 2009, working on Corporate Strategy and Corporate Development, before being appointed CFO of Emerging Markets (now APLA) in 2011. He has served as CFO of Global Categories, Product and Functions; CFO of Global Brands and Functions; and CFO of the Nike Brand. As of 2019, Friend has served as CFO of Operating Segments and VP of Investor Relations. Prior to joining Nike, he worked in the financial industry including roles as VP of investment banking and mergers and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Groupon [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced that interim Chief Financial Officer Melissa Thomas assumes the role on a permanent basis. Thomas joined Groupon in 2017 as vice president of Commercial Finance and currently also serves as Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. Previously, she was vice president of Finance at Surgical Care Affiliates and spent nearly nine years at Orbitz Worldwide in a variety of positions including vice president of Finance. She has served as interim CFO since August 2019.
ThreatConnect, Inc. [ARLINGTON, VA] announced the hiring of Daniel Moser as CFO.Moser joins ThreatConnect with over 20 years of finance and operational leadership in the technology space. Moser had held CFO positions at ExecVision and Surefire Local.
Leanplum [SAN FRANSISCO] announced the appointment of Sheri Huston as chief financial officer (CFO). Huston has held CFO positions at Comscore Networks and LiquiBox, and senior financial leadership roles at Rockwell Automation and IRI.
Billtrust [LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ] announced the appointment of Mark Shifke as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Shifke served as CFO of Green Dot, also holding General Manager, Government Programs and Vice President, Special Projects positions at the fintech firm. Previously, he served as Managing Director, M&A and Corporate Finance Advisory at J.P. Morgan and as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs. He has also served as a Partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, a law firm and a Principal at KPMG LLP.
House of Saka, Inc. [NAPA VALLEY, CA] announced the addition of Sue Bachorski to the role of Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Prior to joining House of Saka, Bachorski spent nearly three decades as a Senior Operations and Finance Executive at Constellation Brands, Inc. Most recently, Sue served as SVP, Operation Services, Global Wine & Spirits. Her prior roles include serving as SVP, CFO Constellation Wines North America and SVP & CFO Pacific Wine Partners.
Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. [CLEVELAND] (NASDAQ: LECO) announced that Vincent K. Petrella, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will be succeeded by current Executive Vice President, Finance, Gabriel Bruno, effective April 22, 2020. Petrella will continue to serve as Executive Vice President to assist the Executive Team with the transition of the finance and corporate strategy organization until his retirement later this year. Bruno joined Lincoln Electric in 1995 and has held numerous leadership positions in finance, information technology and human resources, including Corporate Controller, Chief Information Officer, Chief Human Resources Officer and most recently, Executive Vice President, Finance. Prior to Lincoln Electric, Bruno worked in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc. [FARMERS BRANCH, TX] (NASDAQ: AEY) announced that Kevin Brown, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Company effective March 6, 2020. Brown accepted a new opportunity in Houston where he and his family reside. Scott Francis, who serves as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and former CFO, will serve as the company’s Principal Financial Officer in the interim.
Tile [SAN MATEO, CA] announced the appointment of Rob O’Hare as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Tile, O’Hare served as Chief Financial Officer for Spark Networks SE and held financial leadership roles at Square and Pandora.
Staffing 360 Solutions, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: STAF) announced that it has appointed Mark Gibbens to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Gibbens replaces interim CFO Chris Powers. Gibbens’ most recent experience includes being the CFO at Arysta LifeScience. Prior to this, Gibbens was Head of Corporate Development and CFO at Aligned Energy. At Affinion Group Holdings, Gibbens was CFO among other executive positions. At Alcatel-Lucent, Gibbens was Head of Corporate Finance and Global Chief Investment Officer. At Alcatel-Lucent Investment Management Co., he held the position of Chief Investment Officer. At General Motors Corporation, Gibbens was Director, Mergers & Acquisitions and Director, Domestic Finance in addition to various positions.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc [PHILADELPHIA AND OXFORDSHIRE, UK] (NASDAQ: ADAP) announced the appointment of Gavin Wood as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective April 1, 2020. Most recently, Wood served as the CFO and a director of Abcam plc from September 2016 through February 3, 2020. Before that, Wood held a series of roles at Affymetrix Inc, from 2006 to 2016, including serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2013 through March 2016, until the company was acquired by ThermoFisher Scientific. Michael Garone, who is serving as Interim CFO, will step down on March 31, 2020.
Digital Hands [TAMPA, FL] announced the addition of a new CFO, Wayne Nelson. Before his current role, Nelson lead numerous capital market transactions, including debt offerings, initial public offerings and restructurings with global finance company Cofinity and global technology service provider Syniverse Technologies.
Engineered Tax Services Inc. (ETS) [WEST PALM BEACH, FL] announced that Michael Preslo joined as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Preslo comes from a large Private Institution where he worked as the controller; his prior work was as an external auditor for a regional firm.
Green Hygienics Holdings Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (OTCQB: GRYN) announced the appointment of Todd Mueller as Chief Financial Officer. For the past 15 years, Mueller has worked as a fractional CFO for a variety of client companies.
DuPont [WILMINGTON, DE] (NYSE: DD) announced that Lori D. Koch, Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, is named Chief Financial Officer, replacing Jeanmarie Desmond. Over a 17-year career at DuPont, Koch has held finance leadership roles with increasing responsibility spanning business units, the science and technology organization and corporate functions. She led finance for several multi-billion-dollar business units including Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Performance Polymers and Performance Materials before becoming head of Investor Relations and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis. Earlier in her career, Koch served in key finance roles at Comcast Business Communications and Lucent Technologies. She currently serves as a Director of Aceto Corporation.
Trilogy Real Estate Group [CHICAGO] announced that Matt Leiter has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Immediately prior to joining Trilogy, Leiter served as executive vice president of equity markets at GK Development Inc.
APITech™ (API Technologies Corp.) [MARLBOROUGH, MA] announced Mark McClanahan as our Chief Financial Officer (CFO). McClanahan held senior finance roles with Dover Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, Honeywell, and most recently with Corning where he was the Finance Leader of the Optical Connectivity Solutions Division.