CFO Moves this week include:
|SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.||Caterpillar Inc.||Callaway Golf Company|
|Command Center, Inc.||Compass Minerals||Power Solutions International, Inc.|
|AutoAlert||Strategic Global Investments, Inc.||Kush Bottles, Inc.|
|Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation||Opus||Edible Arrangements International|
|MorganFranklin Consulting||Cotiviti Holdings, Inc.||Datto, Inc.|
|Bicycle Therapeutics||Cara Therapeutics, Inc.||Mobile Mini, Inc.|
|Willbros Group, Inc.||CutisPharma||TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp.|
|Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc.||Aqua Metals, Inc.||Certent, Inc.|
|Questex LLC||Broadwind Energy, Inc.|
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SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. [ORLANDO, Fla.] (NYSE: SEAS) announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as interim Chief Financial Officer and interim Treasurer. Mr. Swanson has served as SeaWorld’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2012 and served as interim Chief Financial Officer in 2015. He will continue to serve as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Swanson succeeds Peter J. Crage who is leaving the company to assume a senior-level financial position at another company. Previously, Swanson was Vice President Performance Management and Corporate Controller of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment from 2011 to 2012, the Corporate Controller of Busch Entertainment Corporation from 2008 to 2011 and the Vice President of Finance of Sesame Place from 2004 to 2008.
Caterpillar Inc. [PEORIA, Ill.] (NYSE: CAT) announced that Group President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Brad Halverson has elected to retire in early 2018. Prior to becoming CFO, Halverson served two years as vice president of the Finance Services Division, and before that position, he was the corporate controller. Halverson joined Caterpillar in 1988 as an accountant. In 1993, he moved to Geneva, Switzerland, to become a strategy and planning consultant. He went on to become controller in Europe, responsible for Caterpillar’s financial reporting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Halverson returned to the United States in 1996 to manage general accounting and financial systems. From 1998 until 2002, Halverson was the CFO of Caterpillar’s Engine Division and was the director of Mergers & Acquisitions. Halverson serves on the Sysco Corporation Board of Directors and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board. He also serves on the Dean’s Business Council for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Business and the OSF St. Francis Medical Center Community Advisory Board.
Callaway Golf Company [CARLSBAD, Calif.] (NYSE: ELY) announced the appointment of Brian Lynch as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lynch also will continue in his role as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lynch has served as Interim CFO since April 2017. Mr. Lynch, who joined Callaway in 1999, has 30 years of experience in financial, legal, strategic and operational roles. Since 2012, when he was named General Counsel, Mr. Lynch has been involved in all key strategic and financial matters for Callaway, including SEC compliance and public accounting matters.
Command Center, Inc. [DENVER] (OTCQB: CCNI) has appointed Cory Smith to the position of chief financial officer. He replaces Colette Pieper, who submitted her resignation in order to pursue other professional interests. Smith was previously employed by Command Center from 2010 through 2015, serving as the company’s controller during the final two years of his tenure. Most recently, he was employed by Southeast Staffing since 2015, where he served as Vice President of Finance. From 2005 to 2010, Smith worked as a Certified Public Accountant.
Compass Minerals [OVERLAND PARK, Kan.] (NYSE: CMP) announced the appointment of James “Jamie” Standen to the position of chief financial officer. Standen had been serving as interim CFO and treasurer since April 25, 2017. Standen joined Compass Minerals in 2006 as assistant treasurer and has held positions of increasing responsibility since that time, including vice president, finance and treasurer before his interim CFO appointment. Prior to joining Compass Minerals, Standen spent six years in various finance roles at Kansas City Southern.
Power Solutions International, Inc. [WOOD DALE, Ill.] (OTC PINK: PSIX) announced that Charles F. (Chip) Avery, Jr. was appointed as chief financial officer. Mr. Avery succeeds interim chief financial officer Timothy J. Cunningham, who will remain with the Company in an advisory role. From 2013 until 2016, Mr. Avery served as chief financial officer, vice president, finance and treasurer, at FreightCar America, Inc. Prior to that role, from 2005 until 2013, he served in financial and information technology leadership positions, including from 2010, as vice president, corporate controller and chief information officer, at Federal Signal Corporation. Earlier in his career, he served in financial leadership roles at Home Products International, Inc. and in audit and business advisory roles at Arthur Andersen LLP.
AutoAlert [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] announced that Lucas Baerg has been named chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development. Most recently, Baerg served as executive vice president and general manager for AutoAlert and before that as vice president of marketing and business development. Prior to working at AutoAlert, he was head of finance and business development at VinSolutions and held other financial leadership roles at the Walt Disney Company and Ricoh.
Strategic Global Investments, Inc. [KANSAS CITY, Mo.] (OTC PINK: STBV) has made the appointment of Harold Rice as CFO. Harold is a founding member, and current member 22 Years of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TRADE EXCHANGES. He has served four terms on Board of Directors, and has served three terms as Corporate Treasurer.
Kush Bottles, Inc. [SANTA ANA, Calif.] (OTCQB: KSHB) announced that it has appointed Jim McCormick as Chief Financial Officer. Chris Martin, Kush Bottles’ previous CFO, will consult for the Company for approximately three months to ensure a smooth transition period. Mr. McCormick has recently served as a management consultant where he led business development initiatives in the California cannabis sector. Prior to this role, he was Chief Financial Officer at Electronic Cigarettes Group International. Previously, he was also Senior Vice President and CFO, Corporate Services Division at Sodexo. Mr. McCormick spent the majority of his career in British American Tobacco where he held multiple general management and CFO roles internationally over his sixteen year tenure with the firm.
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation [GAINESVILLE, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: AGTC) announced the appointments of William Sullivan to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Larry Bullock, who has served as Chief Financial Officer, is retiring. Prior to joining AGTC, he held a variety of important leadership positions at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc., including Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer. Prior to his role at Merrimack he was Corporate Controller at Vette Corp. Mr. Sullivan has also held a variety of positions in the areas of financial planning and analysis, operations management, and auditing.
Opus [NEW YORK and LONDON and SINGAPORE] announced the appointment of Glenn Renzulli as Chief Financial Officer. Glenn joins Opus from PeopleAdmin, where he was the CFO. Prior to PeopleAdmin, he was CFO of TeacherMatch. He has previously held other CFO roles in educational technology and started his career in finance at General Electric.
Edible Arrangements International [WALLINGFORD, Conn.] announced that Amanda D.H. Allen, vice president of finance and accounting, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Edible in 2015, Allen’s career began in consumer & retail investment banking at UBS and included corporate finance and strategic planning leadership roles at PepsiCo, Starwood Hotels, and Waterworks. Allen succeeds Tony DiPippa, who will take on an expanded role overseeing the day-to-day operations of Edible.
MorganFranklin Consulting [WASHINGTON, D.C.] announced the appointment of Steve Boyce as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Boyce joins MorganFranklin from NeuStar where he most recently served as Vice President, Finance, Treasurer & Head of Accounting. In addition to his work at NeuStar, Boyce has worked in senior finance roles at RollStream and CoStar Group.
Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. [ATLANTA] (NYSE: COTV) announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer Steve Senneff to pursue a new opportunity outside of healthcare. Mr. Senneff will remain with the company through the end of August to ensure an orderly transition. Effective September 1, 2017, Adrienne Calderone, Cotiviti’s Vice President and Controller, will serve as Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Ms. Calderone joined Cotiviti in 2012 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to Cotiviti, she served in senior executive positions for a number of publicly-traded companies including Vice President and Controller at L-1 Identity Solutions (now MorphoTrust USA Inc.); Senior Vice President and Controller, Chief Accounting Officer for SIRIUS XM Radio; and Vice President and Controller for PanAmSat Corporation.
Datto, Inc. [NORWALK, Conn.] announced that Timothy Weller has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Datto, Weller served as the Interim CEO and CFO of London-based financial technology company Wonga. He was also CFO of two Boston-based public companies, EnerNoc, and Akamai. Early in his career, Tim was an equity research analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He has also been a software developer, video game designer, angel investor, and advisor to many technology company CEOs.
Bicycle Therapeutics [CAMBRIDGE, England & CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Lee Kalowski as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Bicycle, Mr. Kalowski served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previously, he was vice president, global biotechnology equity research at Credit Suisse. Before that, he worked in mergers and acquisitions in the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson and in global pharmaceutical equity research at Sanford C. Bernstein and Prudential Equity Group.
Cara Therapeutics, Inc. [STAMFORD, Conn.] (NASDAQ: CARA) announced the appointment of Mani Mohindru, Ph.D., as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Strategy Officer, effective August 15, 2017. Josef Schoell, who has held the CFO position at Cara for more than a decade, will be retiring. Most recently, Mohindru served as Chief Strategy Officer at Curis, Inc. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mohindru spent several years as an equity research analyst covering the biotechnology sector at ThinkEquity, LLC, Credit Suisse and UBS. She also co-founded Immtox LLC, a privately held biotechnology company, and was a healthcare industry consultant at Axon Healthcare Partners and SAI Healthcare (acquired by IMS Health).
Mobile Mini, Inc. [PHOENIX] (NASDAQ GS: MINI) announced that Van Welch is joining Mobile Mini as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, effective August 31, 2017. He succeeds Mark Funk, who recently retired from the Company. Most recently, Mr. Welch held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Willbros Inc., and previously served in senior finance roles at KBR Group.
Willbros Group, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: WG) announced that Van A. Welch, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Accounting Officer, has informed the Company of his intention to resign from his position effective August 30, 2017.
CutisPharma [WILMINGTON, Mass.] announced the appointment of Robert M. Palladino as Chief Financial Officer. Palladino has served as CFO for 480 Biomedical, Claritas Genomics, BioNevia, Corrona, PatientsLikeMe and Biosphere Medical. Palladino also founded Oxus Medical (oximetry in cardiac resynchronization) and Tesa Medical (orthopedics).
TriplePoint Venture Growth BDC Corp. [MENLO PARK, Calif.] (NYSE: TPVG) announced the appointment of Andrew J. Olson as Chief Financial Officer to be effective as of August 10, 2017. Mr. Olson also serves as Chief Financial Officer of TriplePoint Capital LLC, TPVG’s sponsor. Prior to joining TPVG and TriplePoint Capital, Mr. Olson served as vice president of finance and senior controller of a publicly traded BDC. Before that, he spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, most recently as senior manager providing audit and consulting services to financial institutions of various sizes and asset classes.
Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: PTI) announced that it has appointed Helen M. Boudreau as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective July 25, 2017. Ms. Boudreau is stepping down as a Director from the Proteostasis Board of Directors, a position she has held since February 2016, to accept the executive management role. In her most recent management role, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of FORMA Therapeutics, Inc. From 2008 to 2014, Ms. Boudreau held a variety of leadership roles with increasing responsibility at Novartis, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Corporation, the U.S. corporate arm of Novartis AG with over $20 billion in revenue. Before joining Novartis, Ms. Boudreau served in multiple leadership positions at Pfizer, Inc., most recently as Vice President of Finance, Customer Business Unit and Commercial Operations. Previously, Ms. Boudreau held strategic and operational roles at Yum Brands/PepsiCo., McKinsey & Company, and Bank of America.
Aqua Metals, Inc. [ALAMEDA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: AQMS) announced that Mark Weinswig has joined the executive team and will become Chief Financial Officer, effective August 10, 2017. Mr. Weinswig will succeed Thomas Murphy, who is retiring from the position. Mr. Weinswig served as CFO at Emcore from 2010 to 2016. From 2006 to 2010 he was first Director of Finance/Business Unit Controller and then International Financial Controller for Coherent. Previously, he held several senior financial positions at Oclaro from 2000 to 2009. He began his career on Wall Street, working for Morgan Stanley and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Certent, Inc. [PLEASANTON, Calif.] announced Ryan Stroub has joined Certent as chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Stroub served as the CFO for SharesPost, Inc. Prior to SharesPost, he served as CFO and chief accounting officer of Thomas Weisel Partners (acquired by Stifel Financial Corporation), and prior to that as the global corporate controller at E*TRADE Financial Corporation.
Questex LLC [NEWTON, MA] announced the appointment of Debra S. Mason as chief financial officer. Mason previously served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer for ALM Media LLC. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer for the Americas region of Ipsos. Her previous leadership positions include chief operating officer and chief financial officer of X Plus One Solutions Inc.; six years with Interpublic Group, where she served as the global CFO of several divisions, including Jack Morton Worldwide, a global event marketing group, and NFO WorldGroup,; and CFO at full-service advertising agencies, including the independent brands of The Lowe Group, Mullen and Wolf Group.
Broadwind Energy, Inc. [CICERO, Ill.] (NASDAQ: BWEN) announced that Jason L. Bonfigt, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Bonfigt currently serves as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller. Stephanie K. Kushner, who has held both CFO and CEO roles since May of 2016, will remain President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Bonfigt joined Broadwind in 2008 as Controller and then General Manager of the Company’s Badger Transport subsidiary, which was divested in 2011. He has since held a number of finance roles, both in the Corporate Office and in the Gearing business unit. He was named Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer in August of 2016. Prior to joining Broadwind, Bonfigt held a series of finance positions at Schneider National, a Wisconsin-based trucking and logistics company.