CFO Moves this week include:
|ConAgra Foods, Inc.||FTI Consulting, Inc.||The Brink’s Company|
|Counsyl||CafePress Inc.||Zillion Group, Inc.|
|Rhythm||NOVA||Vodafone Group Plc|
|Quotient Technology Inc.||PRIDE Industries||Central City Concern|
|bBooth, Inc.||QASymphony||Boston Pharmaceuticals|
|Movable Ink||Party City Holdco Inc.||Illumio|
|VSI Global, LLC||Deem||Agility Health, Inc.|
|Sigma Labs, Inc.||Albireo Limited||Methode Electronics, Inc.|
|Suncrest Bank||Glaukos Corporation||Frankly, Inc.|
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ConAgra Foods, Inc. [CHICAGO] (NYSE: CAG) announced that David Marberger has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will succeed John Gehring who retired. Marberger currently serves as chief financial officer at Prestige Brands. Prior to joining Prestige Brands, Marberger served as chief financial officer of Godiva Chocolatier for seven years. Prior to joining Godiva, Marberger served as chief financial officer at Tasty Baking Company and spent 10 years at Campbell Soup Company, where he held finance roles with increasing responsibility. He began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
FTI Consulting, Inc. [WASHINGTON] (NYSE: FCN) announced that it has appointed Ajay Sabherwal as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sabherwal began his career in the telecommunications industry at CNCP Telecommunications, Deloitte, Barclays de Zoete Wedd (“BZW”) Canada and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) World Markets from 1989 to 1999. Over the next 16 years, Mr. Sabherwal served as Chief Financial Officer of several private and publicly traded companies. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Sabherwal served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Choice One Communications, Inc. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. Sabherwal served as Chief Financial Officer of Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Sabherwal served as Chief Financial Officer of Mendel Biotechnology, Inc. In July 2010, Mr. Sabherwal became the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FairPoint Communications, Inc.
The Brink’s Company [RICHMOND, Va.] (NYSE: BCO) announced that Ronald J. Domanico has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Domanico replaces Joseph W. Dziedzic, who served as CFO since 2009. Before joining Brink’s, Domanico served as senior vice president at Recall Holdings Limited. From 2010 to 2014, he was senior vice president and CFO for HD Supply. From 2002 to 2009, he was senior vice president, CFO and a board member at Caraustar Industries. Prior to joining Caraustar, he served in a variety of international financial leadership roles at AHL Services, Nabisco and Kraft.
Counsyl [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] announced Joel Jung as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Joel was the Chief Financial Officer of BioNano Genomics. Prior to BioNano, Joel was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AgraQuest. Before AgraQuest, Joel was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for the Celera Corporation. Joel’s experience also includes working at Chiron Corporation for 11 years in several executive financial positions. He began his finance career at Bank of America.
CafePress Inc. [LOUISVILLE, Ky.] (NASDAQ: PRSS) announced the appointment of Phillip Milliner as Chief Financial Officer following the resignation of Garett Jackson. Milliner joins CafePress from Churchill Downs Incorporated. Milliner served in roles with increasing responsibility at Churchill Downs since 2004. In his time with the company, Milliner served as corporate controller, Vice President, Finance, and Vice President, Business Operations. Prior to that, he held financial leadership and advisory roles at Ventas, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Zillion Group, Inc. [NORWALK, Conn. and BOSTON] announced the promotion of Andy Brooks to Chief Financial Officer. Brooks most recently served as the company’s Vice President of Operations and Finance. Prior to joining Zillion in 2013, Brooks served as a consultant in the healthcare technology sector. He also previously served as the principal financial officer in the public offering and PIPE placement of RedRoller. His past experience includes positions with Crescendo Ventures, J.P. Morgan Securities, Bloomberg LP and other start-ups.
NOVA [GLENDALE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Seksom Suriyapa as Chief Financial Officer and General Manager. Previously a SuccessFactors executive, Mr. Suriyapa played multiple important leadership roles at the company from 2008-2014, including Global SVP and COO as well as Head of Corporate Development. Prior to his career in operational management, Seksom was an investment banker, serving at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.
Vodafone Group Plc [LONDON, United Kingdom] and Liberty Global plc [DENVER, Colorado] (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) announced their intention to appoint Ritchy Drost as Chief Financial Officer of the two companies’ proposed 50-50 joint venture business combining Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo. Ritchy Drost is currently Chief Financial Officer of Ziggo, a position he has held since September 2015. Over a 17-year career with Liberty Global he has held a number of senior management positions including Chief Financial Officer, European Broadband Operations and Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of UPC Netherlands, Liberty’s predecessor Dutch cable operation. Prior to joining Liberty Global, Ritchy was an auditor at Arthur Andersen.
Quotient Technology Inc. [MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.] (NYSE: QUOT) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Jennifer Ceran, has resigned. Mir Aamir, Quotient’s former CFO and its current Chief Operating Officer and President, will serve as interim CFO until the Company identifies a new CFO.
PRIDE Industries [ROSEVILLE, Calif.] announced the promotion of Jeff Dern as Chief Financial Officer. Dern is succeeding Tim Yamauchi who will be stepping down from his role of 14 years. Jeff Dern brings 18 years of experience in accounting, finance and audit roles including positions at Oracle Corporation, Ernst & Young, and Arthur Andersen. He joined PRIDE Industries in 2008 as Controller and in October 2014 he was promoted to VP of Finance.
Central City Concern [PORTLAND] announced that Sarah Chisholm has joined as chief financial officer. Chisholm most recently served as chief administrative officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare. Her past employment includes positions at Cambia Health Solutions, Metro Regional Government and Intel.
bBooth, Inc. [HOLLYWOOD, CA] (OTCQB: BBTH) announced that Jeff Clayborne has joined as Chief Financial Officer. After honing his skills as a CPA with KPMG Peat Marwick, Mr. Clayborne went on to senior finance positions at Universal Music Group and Walt Disney International.
QASymphony [ATLANTA, GA] announced the appointment of Mike Vandiver to Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he was CFO at Pindrop Security. Prior to Pindrop, Vandiver served as CFO of Ingenious Med. He also served for 10 years as EVP and CFO of SecureWorks.
Boston Pharmaceuticals [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Ian Sanderson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sanderson joins Boston Pharmaceuticals from Catabasis Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Catabasis, Mr. Sanderson was a senior advisor with JSB Partners. Before JSB Partners, Mr. Sanderson spent 20 years with Cowen and Company, most recently as a Managing Director and Senior Pharmaceuticals Analyst. Prior to his pharmaceuticals research analyst career, Mr. Sanderson was a health care investment banker with Cowen and Houlihan Lokey. He began his healthcare career in the finance group of U.S. Surgical Corporation (now Medtronic).
Movable Ink [NEW YORK, NY] announced the appointment of John Herman as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Herman most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations for website and online marketing company Web.com. He was previously Chief Financial Officer for marketing strategy firm Yodle. Before that, he served as Yodle’s Vice President, Corporate Planning and Business Operations. Prior to Yodle, Herman held several senior finance positions at American Express, most recently Vice President, Finance. Before that, Herman was Manager, Business Development for BMW of North America.
Party City Holdco Inc. [ELMSFORD, N.Y.] (NYSE: PRTY) announced the appointment of Daniel J. Sullivan as CFO to succeed Michael A. Correale. The announcement coincides with Mr. Correale’s decision to step down as its global CFO to focus on the newly created position of EVP Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining PCHI, Mr. Sullivan held several senior finance positions with Ahold USA including, most recently, EVP-Finance and CFO and was a member of their Executive Board. Prior to joining Ahold in 2010, Mr. Sullivan spent twelve years at Heineken in executive finance positions both in the United States and Europe, and served as CFO, COO & SVP Strategy for Heineken USA. Earlier in his career in the late 1990s, Mr. Sullivan was a controller for Amscan Inc., the US wholesale division of PCHI, and prior to that he was with KPMG.
Illumio [SUNNYVALE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Remo Canessa to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Canessa served most recently as the CFO of Infoblox. Earlier CFO assignments included NetScreen Technologies, Bell Microproducts, Raster Graphics Inc., and Infoseek. He is currently a Director at Aerohive Networks.
VSI Global, LLC [CLEVELAND] announced Jesse B. Blackwelder as the new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Blackwelder joins VSI having most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Crown Battery Manufacturing Companies.
Deem [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced David Shiba as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. David joins Deem from Vertical Response (a Deluxe Company) and was with Satmetrix, Informative, Travelocity and Arthur Anderson.
Agility Health, Inc. [GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN] (TSX-V: AHI) announced the appointment of Gene Miyamoto as interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Miyamoto replaces the interim Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Ma, who resigned. Mr. Miyamoto currently serves as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer and, prior to joining Agility Health, acted as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of a large non-governmental healthcare.
Sigma Labs, Inc. [SANTA FE, N.M.] (OTCQB: SGLB) announced that it has hired Murray Williams to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Williams was employed with KPMG until 1997, when he became one of five founding members of Buy.Com, Inc. and served as its chief financial officer and VP of business development. Following Buy.Com’s sale in 2001, he consulted for Newport Capital Holdings and then, in 2003, founded FA Corp, a consulting firm. He has served on the board of directors of fifteen public and private companies and was the chairman of the audit committee on most.
Albireo Limited [BOSTON, Mass.] announced the appointment of Thomas A. Shea as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shea was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at Epirus Biopharmaceuticals. Prior to Epirus, Mr. Shea served as the chief financial officer of a number of biopharmaceutical companies, including Euthymics, Neurovance, EBI Life Sciences and Tolerx. Formerly, he was chief financial officer at Cubist Pharmaceuticals for 10 years.
Methode Electronics, Inc. [CHICAGO, IL] (NYSE: MEI) announced John Hrudicka has been named its new chief financial officer and vice president of corporate finance. He succeeds Douglas A. Koman, who is retiring. Mr. Hrudicka recently served as senior vice president of North American Tire at Titan International, Inc. and as Titan’s chief financial officer. Prior, Mr. Hrudicka served at Elkay Manufacturing for seven years in various financial roles, including its chief financial officer. Preceding Elkay, he worked at Baxter International for five years in various roles including operations and finance.
Suncrest Bank [VISALIA, Calif.] (OTCQX: SBKK) announced the appointment of Jean Carandang as its new Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Carandang has been acting as the bank’s interim Chief Financial Officer since April of this year, and replaces Bob Moore who has left the organization to pursue new opportunities. Starting her career as a certified public accountant and auditor with KPMG LLP in Los Angeles, Ms. Carandang then spent the next twelve years in various finance and risk roles at Quaker City Bank in Whittier, CA before joining PFF Bank and Trust, Rancho Cucamonga, CA in 2005 as Senior Vice President and Financial Controller. In 2008, she joined Simplicity Bank inCovina, CA, serving as Chief Financial Officer until its merger with HomeStreet Bank in 2015.
Glaukos Corporation [LAGUNA HILLS, Calif.] (NYSE: GKOS) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Richard L. Harrison, has notified the company of his plans to retire in 2017. Mr. Harrison will remain in his current role until a successor is named and he has agreed to assist with an orderly transition. The company has initiated a search to identify a replacement for Mr. Harrison. Mr. Harrison has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2008.
Frankly, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] (TSX VENTURE: TLK) has appointed Chief Operating Officer Lou Schwartz as Chief Financial Officer. Schwartz succeeds Avi Aronvitz who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Schwartz will also continue to serve in his position as COO. Schwartz joined Frankly in August 2015 in connection with its acquisition of Worldnow, where he served as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to that, Schwartz was the Chief Digital Officer of WWE. Schwartz also served as CEO and general counsel of several leading North America digital video platform companies.