CFO Moves this week include:
|ADTRAN, Inc.||Microline Surgical||Peoples Bancorp Inc.|
|Limelight Networks, Inc.||Trion Solutions, Inc.||BioTime, Inc.|
|The Priceline Group||Shorr Packaging Corp.||Seegrid|
|EndoGastric Solutions||NantKwest, Inc.||Spectralink Corporation|
|Scientific Games Corporation||Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.||Bracket|
|Impossible Foods, Inc.||Lantronix, Inc.||Clutch|
|Accuride Corporation||The WhiteWave Foods Company||Hanmi Financial Corporation|
|CoStar Group, Inc.||Francesca’s Holdings Corporation|
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ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) [HUNTSVILLE, Ala.] announced it has appointed Roger D. Shannon as its senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining ADTRAN, Shannon served as CFO and treasurer at Steel Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Nucor Corporation since July 2006, also serving as its principal accounting officer. Prior to his nine-year tenure at Steel Technologies, Shannon directed global treasury for Brown-Forman Corporation.
Microline Surgical [Beverly, MA] announced the appointment of Joseph Falcao as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Microline Surgical, Joe worked for several well-known Boston companies including; Cabot Corporation, Dunkin Brands, Invensys, iBasis and McCue.
Peoples Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ: PEBO) [MARIETTA, Ohio] announced the appointment of John C. Rogers to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Peoples and its banking subsidiary, Peoples Bank, National Association (“Peoples Bank”), effective November 30, 2015. Rogers worked most recently for PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 2001 until October of 2015. He served as Risk Executive from 2011 to 2015. From 2003 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Retail Business Banking, and from 2001 to 2002 he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Consumer Lending. Rogers replaces Edward G. Sloane who resigned in order to pursue other career opportunities.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) [TEMPE, Ariz.] announced that Pete Perrone has informed the company of his intent to resign his duties as chief financial officer effective December 4, 2015. Sajid Malhotra, Limelight’s chief strategy officer, has been named interim CFO, effective December 4, 2015. Mr. Malhotra joined the company in April 2014 as the senior vice president in charge of strategy, facilities, investor relations and procurement. He was promoted to chief strategy officer in June 2015.
Trion Solutions, Inc. [TROY, Mich.] has named Andrew W. Kirk as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Trion, Kirk served as an advisor to nonprofit firms, and emerging businesses. Kirk previously served as President of the Michigan-based Belle Tire Distributors, Inc.
BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT and TASE: BTX) [ALAMEDA, Calif.] announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has appointed Russell Skibsted to the position of Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Robert Peabody. Prior to joining the BioTime team, Russell was CFO at Proove Biosciences. Previously he was Senior Vice President, CFO, and Secretary of Aeolus Pharmaceuticals. He also served as SVP and Chief Business Officer of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Skibsted was Partner and CFO at Asset Management Company.
The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN) [NORWALK, Conn.] announced that Christa Quarles has been named Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable. Quarles has served as the Chief Financial Officer of OpenTable since May 2015 and as interim CEO since September of 2015 when former CEO Matt Roberts moved into the role of Chairman, OpenTable. Prior to joining OpenTable in 2015, Quarles served as the Chief Business Officer for Nextdoor. Previously, she served as the SVP and General Manager at Disney where she led the Mobile and Social Games divisions within Disney Interactive.
Shorr Packaging Corp. [AURORA, Ill.] announced the promotion of Kevin Vrba to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Vrba began working at Shorr as the Controller in March 2014. Prior to that, he held senior finance roles at Coopers Hawk, TopGolf, and Bar Louie, after spending 12 years in public accounting at Crowe Horwath.
Seegrid [PITTSBURGH, Pa.] announced it has appointed Ed Henry to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Vista Resources, Inc., and as Director of Finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific before joining the company.
EndoGastric Solutions [REDMOND, Wash.] announced that Michael K. Burke has been named Chief Financial Officer. He most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Landauer, Inc. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Albany International Corp., and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intermagnetics General Corporation.
NantKwest, Inc. (NASDAQ: NK) [CULVER CITY, Calif.] announced the appointment of Angela Wilson as chief financial officer (CFO). Wilson first joined NantKwest in October 2015 as vice president, finance. Previously, Wilson served as vice president, finance and controller for Virgin Galactic. She began her professional career and served for 18 years with Ernst & Young (EY).
Spectralink Corporation [BOULDER, CO] announced that Casey Hofmann has joined the company’s management team as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Spectralink, Casey served as CFO for Sun Capital Partners portfolio company American Recreation Products LLC and its newly formed entity, Exxel Outdoors LLC. Earlier she held various other CFO and financial management positions for technology manufacturing and consumer products companies.
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) [LAS VEGAS] announced that Scott D. Schweinfurth, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary, will be retiring from the Company.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SGYP) [NEW YORK] announced that Gary Sender has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Gary Sender previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance, of Shire plc. Prior to joining Shire, he was the founding CFO of Tengion. Before that he spent 15 years in a number of leadership roles within Merck.
Bracket [WAYNE, Pa.] announced the addition of J. Matthew Bond as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Matt co-founded and served as the CFO of Aptiv Solutions. Previously, Matt was Executive Vice President and CFO of a global, growth oriented CRO.
Impossible Foods, Inc. [REDWOOD CITY, Calif.] announced today that David Lee will become the company’s new Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Lee served most recently as CFO of Zynga. Prior to that he served as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Finance for Best Buy. During his eight years at Del Monte, he held several leadership positions across finance and general management including Senior Vice President of Strategy, and earlier served as Senior Vice President of Consumer Products.
Lantronix, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRX) [IRVINE, CA.] announced that Chief Financial Officer Jeremy Whitaker has been appointed interim chief executive officer of the company. Whitaker will continue to serve as chief financial officer of the company, a position he has held since September 2011. Before joining the company as chief financial officer, he served as vice president, corporate controller at Mindspeed Technologies from January 2011 to September 2011. Prior to that, Whitaker served in a number of finance and accounting roles at Lantronix from August 2005 to January 2011, including as vice president of finance and accounting, senior director of finance, and director of finance and accounting.
Clutch [PHILADELPHIA] recently brought on Mark S. Pollock as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Clutch, Pollock spent three years with MNG Direct. Prior to that he worked for an array of start-up, growth, and turnaround companies like Portico, Avanceon, and Vertical Alliance.
Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW) [EVANSVILLE, Ind.] announced that Michael A. Hajost will join Accuride as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Michael previously served as Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations for Carpenter Technology Corp. Previously, he had served as Vice President, Treasurer JBS Swift & Company of Greeley, Colo. He began his corporate career with Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Ind., after completing five years of service as an officer in the U.S. Army.
The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE: WWAV) [DENVER, Colo.] announced that Chief Financial Officer Kelly Haecker has decided to leave the company effective March 31, 2016, to spend more personal time with his family. Haecker will ensure a smooth transition of his responsibilities to Greg Christenson, who will be promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of WhiteWave, effective April 1, 2016. Christenson has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Americas Foods & Beverages since June 2013. Prior to joining WhiteWave, Christenson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Oberto Brands, from January 2011 to June 2013. Before that Christenson spent 14 years at Kraft Foods, Inc., most recently as Director of Finance, Cheese.
Hanmi Financial Corporation [Delaware] reported that Romolo “Ron” C. Santarosa was appointed Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank. Mr. Santarosa has served as Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance and Strategy of the Company and the Bank since June 8, 2015. Most recently, from June 2013 – June 2015, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Opus Bank. Before that he served as the Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at First California Financial Group, Inc. and its bank subsidiary, First California Bank, from November 2002 to May 2013.
CoStar Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSGP) [Washington, DC] announced the appointment of Scott Wheeler as Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective January 11, 2016. Wheeler, has served in various roles with Experian since 2006, including his most recent role of Chief Financial Officer – Experian North America and Global Technology Services. From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Financial Officer – Experian North America; Director – SalesShare and Innovation. From 2006 through 2007, Mr. Wheeler served as Chief Financial Officer – Experian Americas. Mr. Wheeler comes to CoStar with thirty years of financial and leadership experience, including ten years with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Francesca’s Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FRAN) [HOUSTON] announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Mark Vendetti, has resigned. Cindy Thomassee, Francesca’s® current VP of Accounting, has been appointed to the role of Interim CFO.