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Kellogg Co. [BATTLE CREEK, MI] (NYSE: K) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Fareed Khan, is leaving the Company on July 1. He will be succeeded by Amit Banati, who is currently President, Kellogg Asia Pacific, Africa & Middle East (“AMEA”). Banati joined Kellogg in March, 2012, as President Asia Pacific, and his responsibilities expanded into the broader AMEA region in July, 2018. Prior to Kellogg, he began his career in finance at Procter & Gamble, before moving to Cadbury Schweppes, where he was the chief financial officer of Cadbury Schweppes Asia Pacific. Thereafter, he served in a variety of general management roles at Cadbury Schweppes, Kraft Foods and Mondelez.
Synchrony Financial [STAMFORD, CT] (NYSE: SYF) announced that Brian Doubles has been promoted to from CFO to President. Brian Wenzel, Synchrony’s Deputy Chief Financial Officer, was promoted to succeed Doubles as Synchrony’s Chief Financial Officer. Doubles is a 21-year veteran of Synchrony (which includes the period prior to its separation from GE in 2014) and has served as Chief Financial Officer since 2009.
RLI Corp. [PEORIA, IL] (NYSE: RLI) announced the planned retirement of Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Thomas L. Brown, on July 1, 2019, after eight years of service with the company. Todd W. Bryant, Vice President, Finance & Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and will succeed Brown when he retires in July. Bryant joined RLI in 1993 and held various positions in the accounting department before becoming Vice President, Finance & Controller in 2009. Prior to joining RLI, Bryant worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. He brings 25 years of insurance industry experience to his new role.
ServiceNow [SANTA CLARA, CA] (NYSE: NOW) announced that Chief Financial Officer Mike Scarpelli plans to leave the company in the third quarter of 2019, following the release of the company’s second quarter earnings.
Splunk Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NASDAQ: SPLK) announced it has appointed Jason Child as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Child will succeed Dave Conte, who announced his retirement in November 2018 after more than eight years as CFO at Splunk. Child has served as CFO at Opendoor since 2017. He previously served as CFO at Jawbone from 2015 to 2016; and CFO at Groupon, Inc. from 2010 to 2015. Child also helped Amazon scale the global finance team in a variety of leadership roles around the world from 1999 to 2010.
American Water Works Company, Inc. [CAMDEN, NJ] (NYSE: AWK) announced that executive vice president and chief financial officer Linda Sullivan plans to retire on August 1. Susan Hardwick will join the company on June 3 and will succeed Sullivan as CFO on July 1, ensuring an orderly transition of the position. Hardwick will join the company on June 3 and become CFO on July 1. Most recently, Hardwick served as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vectren, which was recently sold to CenterPoint Energy.
Cherwell Software, LLC [COLORADO SPRINGS, CO] announced that Gary Golden has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO.) Golden joins Cherwell after serving as CFO of Bottle Rocket. Prior to Bottle Rocket, Golden had other CFO roles, including for Westec Intelligent Surveillance and for Sabre’s European region. He has also held senior leadership positions in corporate development, administration, business operations and law.
Repare Therapeutics Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced that it appointed Katina Dorton as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Repare, Ms. Dorton was Chief Financial Officer of Avrobio. Prior to Avro, Katina was Chief Financial Officer of Immatics Biotechnologies. Katina was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and a Managing Director at Needham & Co. She practiced law as an M&A and securities law attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell prior to her investment banking career. Katina currently serves as Lead Director at US Ecology.
Gilead Sciences, Inc. [FOSTER CITY, CA] (NASDAQ: GILD) announced that Robin Washington, Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), plans to retire from her role, effective March 1, 2020. Ms. Washington will continue as EVP and CFO while the company works to identify a successor. Should a CFO be named before March 1, 2020, Ms. Washington has agreed to remain in an advisory capacity through the completion of the company’s reporting of 2019 financial results to ensure a smooth transition.
Netsmart [OVERLAND PARK, KS] announced that Kevin Kaufman has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) following the retirement of current CFO Tony Ritz. Kaufman, who previously served as Chief Business Officer, has worked closely with Ritz for the last several years. Ritz will continue to serve as a strategic advisor to the company and ensure a successful transition.
Inscripta [BOULDER, CO] announced the appointment of Ron McGrath as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Inscripta, Mr. McGrath held a variety of leadership roles during his 13 years at Illumina, Inc. Before joining Illumina, he held financial leadership roles at Memec, LLC, and dj Orthopedics, LLC.
MSCI Inc. [NEW YORK, NY] (NYSE: MSCI) announced that Linda S. Huber has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and will become a member of MSCI’s Executive Committee, effective May 6, 2019. Andrew C. Wiechmann, who has been serving as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will assume the newly-created position of Chief Strategy Officer. Huber previously served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Moody’s Corporation from May 2005 to June 2018. Prior to joining Moody’s, she served in several increasingly senior roles in financial services, having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at U.S. Trust Company, a subsidiary of Charles Schwab & Company, Inc.; Managing Director at Freeman & Co.; Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development and Assistant Treasurer at PepsiCo.; Vice President of the Energy Investment Banking Group at Bankers Trust Co.; and an Associate in the Natural Resources Group at The First Boston Corp. She also held the rank of Captain in the U.S. Army, where she served from 1980 to 1984.
Trinseo [BERWYN, PA] (NYSE: TSE) named David Stasse as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective July 1. He also will join the Executive Leadership Team. Stasse will replace Barry Niziolek, EVP and CFO, who earlier this year announced his plans to retire, which also will be effective July 1. Stasse joined Trinseo in 2013 from Freescale Semiconductor Inc. (Nasdaq: NXPI), where he served as Vice President and Treasurer 2008-2013 and previously Assistant Treasurer from 2006. Stasse previously served as First Vice President, Debt Capital Markets, at MBNA Corporation, and as Treasury Manager of SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW). He held numerous financial leadership positions from 1998 to 2004 at Honeywell International (NYSE: HON), last serving as Director of Corporate Finance.
Arm [CAMBRIDGE, MA] announced the appointment of Inder M. Singh as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Singh joins Arm from Unisys, which he joined in March 2016 and served as senior vice president and CFO. Prior to Unisys, Singh was managing director, technology, media and communications at SunTrust Bank. Singh also held financial leadership roles at Comcast Corporation, Cisco Systems and AT&T/Lucent Technologies and has a decade of experience as an equity analyst.
Kindbody [NEW YORK, NY] announced that Debbie Markowitz joined as Chief Financial Officer. Markowitz most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of leading direct-to-consumer fintech company Acorns and has worked previously in the same role at Exhale Spa.
PicMonkey [SEATTLE, WA] announced it has appointed Pearl Chan as chief financial officer. Pearl’s background includes senior finance roles at NetMotion Software, Cheezburger, Isilon Systems, Metawave, PhyCom and Sierra On-Line.
Ryan Companies US, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS, MN] announced that they have named Lisa Kro Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (CAO/CFO). Kro will fill the CAO/CFO position that was vacated last May when Brian Murray was named CEO. Kro most recently was the co-founder and managing partner of Mill City Capital in Minneapolis.
Consolidated Container Company [ATLANTA, GA] announced the appointment of Patrick Lynch as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Lynch will work with CCC’s current CFO, Richard Sehring, through 2019 to assure a smooth transition. Mr. Lynch was most recently the CFO & EVP at Darling Ingredients. Patrick also spent 20 years at Interface where he assumed progressive responsibility in the finance organization, including CFO & SVP for 15 years of his tenure.
Ramaco Resources, Inc. [LEXINGTON, KY] (NASDAQ: METC) announced the appointment of Jeremy Sussman as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Randall Atkins, the Company’s Executive Chairman who has also been serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since July 1, 2018, will step down as Chief Financial Officer effective upon Mr. Sussman’s appointment. Mr. Atkins will continue to serve as the Company’s Executive Chairman. Most recently, Sussman served as Managing Director – Mining and Metals at Clarksons Platou Securities. Sussman has worked at Clarksons since April 2013. Prior to that Mr. Sussman had worked as a research analyst focusing on the coal space in a variety of other sell-side and buy-side firms.
Kewaunee Scientific Corporation [STATESVILLE, NC] (NASDAQ: KEQU) announced that Donald T. Gardner III has joined the Company as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Thomas D. Hull III, who had continued to serve as Kewaunee’s Chief Financial Officer following his recent promotion, will continue as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Most recently, Mr. Gardner was Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis of Victra. Prior to that he was the Chief Financial Officer of Component Sourcing International.
Immunic, Inc. [SAN DIEGO, California] (NASDAQ: IMUX) announced the appointment of Tamara A. Seymour as its Interim Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Seymour is a corporate finance veteran with three decades of experience in the biotech and life sciences industries. From 2014 to 2017, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Signal Genetics Inc. (now miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.). From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Seymour served as Chief Financial Officer of Hemaquest Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2001 to 2009, Ms. Seymour served as Chief Financial Officer of Favrille, Inc. (now MMR Global, Inc.). Earlier in her career, Ms. Seymour consulted as Chief Financial Officer for a number of biotechnology companies and served for more than eight years in various positions, including audit manager, with Deloitte LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She is currently a member of the board of directors and audit committee chair of Beacon Discovery, Inc.
Keweenaw Land Association, Limited [IRONWOOD, MI] (OTC US: KEWL) announced that Claudio Nicoletta, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company, effective May 10, 2019, due to personal reasons and to pursue another opportunity.
Assembly Biosciences, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (NASDAQ: ASMB) announced the the departure of Graham Cooper, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Michael Samar, Assembly’s Vice President Finance and Business Operations, has been appointed to serve as principal accounting officer and has assumed certain of Mr. Cooper’s responsibilities.
Stericycle, Inc. [LAKE FOREST, IL] (NASDAQ: SRCL) announced that Janet H. Zelenka has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2019. Zelenka joins Stericycle after 15 years with Essendant Inc., most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer until the company’s acquisition by Sycamore Partners earlier this year. Prior to Essendant, Ms. Zelenka spent 16 years at SBC/Ameritech (AT&T) in a range of IT, financial, and operational roles. As previously announced, Daniel V. Ginnetti, Stericycle’s current CFO, will transition to become Executive Vice President of International when Ms. Zelenka joins the Company.
Premera Blue Cross [MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA] announced the hiring of Michael Trzupek as Chief Financial Officer. Trzupek comes to Premera from Providence St. Joseph Health System, where he served as Group Vice President. Prior, he was a corporate finance General Manager at Microsoft, focused on business planning for the company’s hardware products, including Xbox and Surface. He started his financial career at Intel.
LandStar, Inc. [RALEIGH, NC] (OTCPK: LDSR), the parent company of Data443™ Risk Mitigation, Inc. announced the appointment of Steven Dawson to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Dawson has over eighteen years of experience in corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, strategic planning and risk management along with a deep appreciation for Data443’s commitment to driving innovation in the data security space. Prior to joining Data443, he provided strategic CFO and high-level consulting services for clients across a variety of industries. Dawson also served as the Senior Vice President of Global Finance for Vinventions, LLC, as well as the Corporate Controller for Charles & Colvard, Ltd., and several other finance leadership positions with publicly-traded companies earlier in his career.
Globe Photos, Inc. [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTCQB: GBPT) appointed Evan Bedell as chief financial officer. Bedell succeeds Shamar Tobias, who will continue as company controller. Bedell was previously the founder and CEO of View Capital. Prior to View Capital, he was co-founder and COO of Silver Pacific Advisors. He earlier served as vice president for the investment banking division of Lehman Brothers. Before Lehman, he was a global manager at KPMG Consulting.
OG DNA Genetics [LOS ANGELES, CA] announced that John Walpuck will be joining the executive team as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DNA, Mr. Walpuck served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Creative Realities, Inc.
Applied Therapeutics, Inc [NEW YORK, NY] announced the appointment of Mark Vignola, PhD, as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Applied Therapeutics, Dr. Vignola was Head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations at Intercept Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Intercept in 2015, he was an equity research associate at Needham & Company.
ORIS Intelligence [COLUMBUS, OH], announced the appointment of George Troutman to Chief Financial Officer. Troutman is a seasoned technology executive with over 30 years of corporate accounting and management experience, and previously served as CFO of Pinnacle Data Systems, Inc., Pathlore Software Corporation, and Manta Media, Inc.
ABLE Equipment Rental Inc. [DEER PARK, NY] announced the appointment of Thomas Caldaroni as Chief Financial Officer. Tom has held several key leadership roles with operational and financial responsibilities for large Fortune 500 companies (including Terex), as well as smaller to medium sized enterprises.
Mobicard Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] (OTC: PTOP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Mirabito as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mirabito replaces former CFO James Bento.
FreightCar America, Inc.[CHICAGO, IL] (NASDAQ: RAIL) announced that it has appointed Christopher (Chris) J. Eppel as Vice President, Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Eppel will succeed Matthew Kohnke, who has left the Company to pursue new business opportunities. Eppel joins the Company from the AZEK Company, where he has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2015. Prior to joining AZEK, Mr. Eppel served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allied Specialty Vehicles (now REV Group, Inc.) from 2013 to 2015, and as Corporate Controller and Vice President of Perrigo Company plc from 2006 to 2013. His other work experience includes finance and business development roles at Danaher Corporation and Honeywell International Inc.
Allegiant [LAS VEGAS, NV] (NASDAQ: ALGT) announced that Gregory Anderson has been appointed to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will also continue as the company’s principal accounting officer, a role he has served since January, 2015. Anderson, who joined Allegiant’s accounting department in 2010, has served as the company’s senior vice president, treasury since January, 2017. Prior to joining Allegiant, he worked in corporate accounting for U.S. Airways. Scott Sheldon, who has served as Allegiant’s chief financial officer since 2010, will continue to serve in his role of executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Talos Energy Inc. [HOUSTON, TX] (NYSE: TALO) announced the appointment of Shannon E. Young, III as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talos, effective May 16, 2019. Michael L. Harding, II, currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, will continue to serve as the Chief Accounting Officer of the Company on an interim basis for a mutually agreed period. Prior to joining Talos, Young served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sheridan Production Company, LLC since 2016. Before joining Sheridan, Mr. Young served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cobalt International Energy, Inc. from September 2015 to July 2016. Prior to joining Cobalt, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Talos Energy LLC from December 2014 to September 2015. Prior to joining Talos Energy LLC, Mr. Young served as a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. from July 2010 to December 2014, and was previously an investment banker at Morgan Stanley from August 1998 to July 2010.
B-Stock [BELMONT, CA] announced the addition of Marcus Shen, as CFO. Before joining B-Stock, Shen was CFO and Head of Operations of Content Analytics. Prior to that, he spent over five years at Yahoo!, where he was Vice President of Corporate Development. In his time at Yahoo!, Shen led or worked on deals and integrations across media, commerce, data, and marketing software, including Alibaba, Yahoo! Japan, Flickr, Interclick, Hortonworks, Dialpad, and others. Shen is also an advisor to KKR & Co, a global investment firm.
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company [EDINBURG, VA] (NASDAQ: SHEN) announced that Senior Vice President-Finance and Chief Financial Officer James F. Woodward will be resigning from the Company. Woodward will remain in his position until June 28, 2019 to assist in the orderly transition of his responsibilities. Mr. Woodward joined Shentel in 2017, following a period of rapid growth for the Company.
Twinlab Consolidated Holdings, Inc. [BOCA RATON, FL] (OTCPK: TLCC) has promoted senior vice president of finance, Carla Goffstein to chief financial officer (CFO). For the past seven months she has been serving as the company’s interim CFO, following Al Gever’s term. Goffstein joined Twinlab in January 2018, after a 22-year career with Procter & Gamble serving in different financial management roles and most recently serving as their associate director of finance for global business services.