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Banc of California, Inc. [SANTA ANA, CA] (NYSE: BANC), the holding company for Banc of California, N.A., announced the appointment of Lynn M. Hopkins as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank, effective December 9, 2019. Ms. Hopkins succeeds Executive Vice President and CFO John Bogler, who resigned from the Company effective November 13, 2019. Mike Smith, the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer, has been appointed interim CFO until Ms. Hopkins joins the Company on December 9, 2019. Hopkins joins the Company from First Choice Bank, located in Cerritos, California. From 2002 to 2017, Hopkins served as Executive Vice President of PacWest Bancorp and Pacific Western Bank, the subsidiary bank of PacWest Bancorp, in a number of finance and corporate governance leadership roles. Hopkins served as Chief Accounting Officer of PacWest from 2014 to 2017, as Chief Financial Officer of Pacific Western Bank from 2002 to 2014, as Corporate Secretary from 2009 to 2014, and as a Director of Pacific Western Bank from 2002 to 2006. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hopkins held senior finance positions at California Community Bancshares and Western Bancorp. She began her career as a CPA with KPMG in Los Angeles and London.
Ingram Micro Inc. [IRVINE, CA] announced the promotion of Mike Zilis as Ingram Micro’s next executive vice president and CFO, effective January 1, 2020. Zilis will succeed Gina Mastantuono, who is leaving to take the role of CFO for a US publicly traded company. Zilis currently serves as Ingram Micro executive vice president and group president of Asia Pacific. Prior to this role, he served as executive vice president and group president with oversight for the company’s operations in Latin America, Eastern Europe, ASEAN and Hong Kong markets. Zilis also previously led the company’s Latin American Technology Solutions business as executive vice president and president Latin America. Zilis joined Ingram Micro in 2006 as senior vice president and corporate controller. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, Zilis was vice president and corporate controller for Avnet, Inc.
Sema4 [STAMFORD, CT] announced the appointment of Joel Sendek as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Sendek served as Chief Financial Officer at Spero Therapeutics for more than two years and held the same position at Forward Pharma the three years before that. He spent more than 15 years as a senior equity research analyst at Stifel Financial Corp. and Lazard. Prior to his career in equity research, Sendek worked as a Senior Director of Corporate Development at Progenics Pharmaceuticals and as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Moog Inc. [EAST AURORA, NY] (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) announced that Donald R. Fishback, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has announced his intention to retire as CFO effective January 2, 2020. He will continue to serve as a director on Moog’s Board, a position he was first elected to in 2015. Moog’s Directors elected Jennifer Walter Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective January 2, 2020. She currently holds the position of Vice President – Finance, and previously held the role of Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. She joined Moog in 2000 after working as a certified public accountant for KPMG.
SilverBow Resources, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: SBOW) announced the resignation of the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, G. Gleeson Van Riet, effective November 11, 2019. Effective November 12, 2019, the Company appointed Christopher M. Abundis as Chief Financial Officer in addition to his existing duties at SilverBow. Accordingly, Mr. Abundis will now serve as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Abundis has served in progressive roles of responsibility at SilverBow after joining the Company in 2005, most recently as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since March 2017. Through the course of his employment at SilverBow, he has served the Board of Directors as Secretary and managed the Company’s Legal, Human Resources and Corporate Services departments. Prior to beginning his legal career, Abundis worked for KPMG LLP.
The Trade Desk [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: TTD) announced the retirement of its Chief Financial Officer, Paul Ross, and the appointment of Blake Grayson to succeed him. Grayson joins The Trade Desk from Amazon.com, where he most recently was Vice President, Finance, for the International Consumer business, as well as worldwide finance teams for Automated Marketing, Kindle Content/Books and Global Payments. Over more than a decade at Amazon, he also led finance for the company’s worldwide Marketplace business, and various finance functions for North America Consumer, Amazon Web Services and Global Payments. Prior to Amazon, he worked for Washington Mutual/JP Morgan Chase leading Payments finance and FP&A functions, and previously worked in the wireless and financial services industries.
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. [PRINCETON, NJ] announced that Oliver Horbelt has been named Chief Financial Officer. Since 2015 Horbelt has served as head of Munich Reinsurance America’s Capital Partners Americas business unit. Horbelt joined Munich Re in 2009 as a Senior Executive Manager responsible for the organization’s global center of competence for retroactive reinsurance based in Munich, Germany. In the past, Horbelt has held a number of leadership roles including President and CEO of Centre Solutions, Principal at ILS Solutions, Managing Director at Swiss Re, and Analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston.
National Health Investors, Inc. [MURFREESBORO, TN] (NYSE: NHI) announced that it appointed John L. Spaid, its current Executive VP of Finance, as Chief Financial Officer. Spaid joined NHI in March 2016 with over 30 years of experience in private equity, real estate, finance and senior housing. Previously, Spaid was with Emeritus Senior Living as their Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis from 2012 to 2014. Prior to Emeritus, Spaid was an independent financial consultant from 2010 to 2011. He also served as the CFO of a regional assisted living and memory care provider in Redmond, Washington from 2008 to 2009.
Regis Corporation [MINNEAPOLIS] (NYSE: RGS) announced the appointment of Kersten D. Zupfer as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Zupfer will replace Andrew H. Lacko, who is leaving the Company for another opportunity. Zupfer has served in accounting and finance roles of increasing leadership at Regis for more than 12 years. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since November 2017, prior to which she served as Vice President, Corporate Controller, Chief Accounting Officer since December 2014.
Weatherford International plc [HOUSTON] (OTC PINK: WFTIQ) announced that Christoph Bausch stepped down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to pursue other opportunities. Stuart Fraser, Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, will serve as the interim Chief Financial Officer until January 6, 2020, when the new Chief Financial Officer will begin. Fraser joined Weatherford in 2015 and has served in various senior financial roles including Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance and Purchasing, Sourcing and Logistics. Prior to joining Weatherford, he served a 19-year career with Schlumberger Ltd., where he held senior financial positions in global and regional capacities. Christian Garcia has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 6, 2020. Garcia recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Visteon Corporation, and served as a board member of Keane Group. Prior to these roles, he served as acting Chief Financial Officer of Halliburton, where he held a variety of leadership positions of increasing responsibility.
Vireo Health International, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (CNSX: VREO; OTCQX: VREOF) announced that Shaun Nugent will be joining as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) on December 2, 2019. Nugent has previously served as the CEO and CFO of several major private and public companies, including Life Time Fitness, AllOver Media, Champps Entertainment, and Sun Country Airlines. The Company’s current CFO, Amber Shimpa, will be assuming a newly created role of Chief Administrative Officer. Ms. Shimpa will continue to serve on Vireo’s Board of Directors and as a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee.
The J. M. Smucker Company [ORRVILLE, Ohio] (NYSE: SJM) announced that Mark Belgya, Vice Chair and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has communicated his decision to retire September 1, 2020. Following a comprehensive internal and external search, Tucker Marshall, Vice President, Finance, has been elected to succeed Belgya as CFO. Effective November 25, 2019, Marshall will become Senior Vice President and Deputy CFO and an elected Officer of the Company. He will succeed Belgya following the completion of the current fiscal year on May 1, 2020. Belgya will continue as Vice Chair until his retirement, ensuring a seamless transition. Marshall joined the Company in 2012 following a career in investment banking and private equity. During his tenure at Smucker, he has established a leadership role in the finance organization, with responsibility for corporate accounting and financial reporting, accounting shared services and technology solutions, internal audit and compliance, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations.
Sgsco [LOUISVILLE, KY] announced that the company has appointed Jim Bresingham as the new chief financial officer effective November 18, 2019. Steve Goertz will step down as chief financial officer to pursue other career interests. Bresingham joins sgsco from Truck Hero, Inc., where he was chief financial officer. Before joining Truck Hero, Jim was chief financial officer at Pampered Chef. Prior to Pampered Chef, Bresingham held a number of roles at Sirva Worldwide, Inc., including vice president of business development (mergers & acquisitions), chief accounting officer and ultimately chief financial officer.
Aflac Incorporated [COLUMBUS, GA] (NYSE: AFL) announced that Frederick J. Crawford, who currently serves as executive vice president and chief financial officer, will be promoted to president and chief operating officer of Aflac Incorporated. Max K. Brodén, who currently serves as senior vice president; deputy chief financial officer and treasurer of Aflac Incorporated, will be promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Aflac Incorporated. These changes will become effective January 1, 2020. Brodén joined Aflac in 2017 as senior vice president and treasurer, bringing more than 15 years of experience and leadership managing global financial and insurance portfolios. Earlier this year, he was promoted to senior vice president; deputy chief financial officer and treasurer of Aflac Incorporated. Before joining Aflac, Brodén served as senior portfolio manager at Norges Bank, managing an equity portfolio of global financial and insurance stocks.
Donor Alliance [DENVER] announced Matt Lovetro as its new chief financial officer. Before joining Donor Alliance, Lovetro served as director of finance at United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) for 16 years. Prior to UNOS, he held positions in the hospitality and healthcare industries.
Rakuten Medical, Inc. [SAN MATEO, CA] appointed Brenton Keath as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Keath previously served as head of Finance for Rakuten Commerce. During his tenure at Rakuten USA, Inc., he also built and led the company’s post-merger integration team as its VP of Mergers & Acquisitions Integration. Earlier in his career, Keath held M&A and financial positions at KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Gevo, Inc. [ENGLEWOOD, CO] (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced the appointment of Lynn Smull to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smull is expected to start in this new role effective December 16, 2019. Prior to joining Gevo, Mr. Smull most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of One Energy Enterprises, LLC. Mr. Smull has thirty years of finance and commercial experience on corporate, investment banking, and private equity platforms including Calpine Corporation, Bank of America, Salomon Brothers, and Bechtel.
BenchPrep [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Varvara Alva as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Alva was the Vice President, Treasurer, Head of Investor Relations at Gogo and helped lead its IPO in 2013. Prior to Gogo, Alva played a significant role with eCollege.
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WATERTOWN, MA] (NASDAQ: EYPT) announced the appointment of George O. Elston as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Elston most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Enzyvant Therapeutics. He previously was President and Chief Executive Officer at 2X Oncology, Inc. He has also held senior executive roles at Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc. KBI Biopharma and Optherion, Inc. Elston began his career in public accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
CytoDyn Inc. [VANCOUVER, WA] (OTC.QB: CYDY) announced the appointment of Craig S. Eastwood as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He joined CytoDyn in April 2019, and previously served as its Vice President and Controller. Michael Mulholland, the Company’s previous CFO, will remain at CytoDyn and will report to Eastwood in a newly created role of Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining CytoDyn, Eastwood was a CFO for two publicly traded startup companies. He started his career as an auditor at Deloitte. His experience includes over three years at PPD, a formerly publicly traded global Contract Research Organization, where he served as Director of Accounting and later led the Investor Relations function.
Pfenex, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] Pfenex Inc. (NYSE American: PFNX) announced that Susan Knudson has resigned for personal reasons from her role as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, but will continue to support the company by providing transition services until February 1, 2020.
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. [EDGEWOOD, NY] (NYSE American: CVU) announced the appointment of Dan Azmon as Chief Financial Officer effective November 18, 2019, replacing Vincent Palazzolo, who has left the Company. Most recently, Azmon served as vice president, controller, and principal accounting officer of L3 Technologies, Inc. until the merger between L3 and Harris Corporation, now L3Harris Technologies, Inc. Before joining L-3 in 2000, Azmon held a number of financial management and financial reporting positions at ASARCO Incorporated and Salomon Brothers, Inc., and was a manager in the audit practice at Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
Midland States Bancorp, Inc. [EFFINGHAM, IL] (NASDAQ: MSBI) announced that Eric T. Lemke has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Midland States Bank, its wholly-owned subsidiary. Lemke joined Midland in 2018 as Director of Assurance and Audit. Immediately prior to joining Midland he was the Chief Financial Officer of Metropolitan Capital Bancorp, Inc. and Metropolitan Capital Bank & Trust, located in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to that he was a partner in the Financial Services Practice of RSM US LLP, having first joined RSM in 1993.
Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. [TAMPA, FL] (NASDAQ: HIIQ) announced the planned transition from Michael Hershberger as Chief Financial Officer to Erik Helding. Hershberger will continue to be employed with HIIQ until December 31, 2019 to assist with the transition. Helding is now Chief Financial Officer. Helding was most recently the Chief Financial Officer at CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO). Prior to that, he served in various financial leadership positions at CNO. He joined CNO in 2004 as Director of Finance for Bankers Life and Colonial Penn. Prior to joining CNO, Mr. Helding held finance positions with GE Capital from 1999-2004.
NBT Bancorp Inc. [NORWICH, NY] (NBT) (NASDAQ: NBTB) announced that John V. Moran has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NBT, he was Senior Vice President and Director of Corporate Development & Strategy for Old National Bancorp. He was previously employed by Macquarie Securities from 2010 to 2017 and, prior to that, by Cohen & Company and Ryan Beck & Co. Moran is succeeding Michael J. Chewens, who is retiring following a successful 25-year career with the company. Chewens will continue to be employed by NBT through March 31, 2020 and will assist with the transition.
EVO Payments, Inc. [ATLANTA] (NASDAQ: EVOP) announced that Tom Panther has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Panther joins EVO after working for over 19 years at SunTrust Banks, Inc. where he served in numerous leadership roles including Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller, Director of Corporate Finance, and Head of Capital Planning & Analysis.
Suuchi Inc. [CARLSTADT, NEW JERSEY] announced the appointment of Mark Herman as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Herman served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer & Secretary at Folio Dynamics Inc. Before that, Mr. Herman worked to scale companies across technology, product development, and SaaS software industries at companies such as Ringleader Digital Inc., mFormation Technologies, Inc., and PWC.
Podium [LEHI, UT] announced the appointment of Rick Hasselman as Podium’s first Chief Financial Officer. Hasselman most recently served as VP of Finance and Operations for Sumo Logic. Prior to Sumo Logic, he served in several roles at Google including leading large acquisitions and divestitures and working with CapitalG, Google’s growth equity investment arm. Before Google, Hasselman was a director at PwC.
Health Alliance Plan [DETROIT] named Laurie Doran senior vice president and chief financial officer. During her career, she served as chief financial officer and chief customer officer of BMC HealthNet Plan. She also spent 12 years at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Massachusetts, where she led a variety of finance teams including medical economics, actuarial systems, reporting and analysis. Earlier in her career, she held positions at the Department of Veterans Affairs/ Veterans Health Administration, Group Health Incorporated, The Bristol Group, Inc. and Massachusetts General Hospital.
First Choice Bancorp [CERRITOS, CA] (Nasdaq Capital Markets: FCBP) announced that Lynn M. Hopkins, Chief Financial Officer, has resigned from the Company and First Choice Bank in order to accept a position with another financial institution based in California. The Company also announced that Diana Hanson, Chief Accounting Officer for the Company and First Choice Bank, has been promoted to interim Chief Financial Officer. Hanson has over 25 years of experience in corporate accounting for the financial services industry, including as the SVP/Director of Accounting Policy at Pacific Western Bank, and has served as First Choice’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2019.
Workhorse Group Inc. [CINCINNATI] (NASDAQ: WKHS) announced that Paul Gaitan has stepped down from his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Company. In the interim Workhorse Controller Greg Ackerson has assumed operating responsibilities of the CFO on an interim basis.
Mesirow Financial [CHICAGO] announced that Natalie Brown has been named Chief Financial Officer. Natalie also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors. Natalie joins Mesirow from Nuveen where she served as Managing Director, Head of Nuveen Advisory Services Finance. Prior, she worked at Kraft Foods and KPMG in accounting and finance roles.