CFO Moves this week include:
California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)
|WebMD Health Corp.||
John Thomas Financial
|Sirius Solutions, L.L.L.P.||Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp|
|Allscripts||United Shore Financial Services, LLC|
Thor Industries, Inc.
|Amcom Software, Inc.||
Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc.
|American Seniors Association Holding Group, Inc.||TOTSY||
First South Bancorp, Inc.
St. Andrews Country Club
Shoe Carnival, Inc.
|BG Medicine, Inc.||
|GnuBIO, Inc.||Air Products||
|Treaty Energy Corporation||Loeb & Loeb LLP||
AmeriQuest Business Services
ALAS International Holdings, Inc.
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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) has named Cheryl Eason as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), a newly created position to oversee the financial and risk management operations of the $243 billion Pension Fund. Cheryl Eason was most recently as Vice President, Financial and Plan Board Services for the British Columbia Pension Corporation.
WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) announced that John Kritzmacher has joined WebMD as Senior Vice President Business Operations, Organizational Planning and Structure.Prior to joining WebMD, John was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Crossing until its acquisition by Level 3 Communications. Before working at Global Crossing, John was Chief Operating Officer, Services for Alcatel-Lucent. He had been Chief Financial Officer at Lucent prior to the merger with Alcatel.
Nexenta Systems announced that Rick Martig has been appointed to serve as the company’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining Nexenta Systems, Martig served as BlueArc’s chief financial officer. Prior to BlueArc, Martig was CFO at Genesis Microchip, a $200 million public company, which was acquired by ST Micro. He also spent 12 years at Xilinx.
John Thomas Financial announced that it has hired Thomas G. Pinou as Chief Financial Officer. An original founder of Rodman & Renshaw, Mr. Pinou’s career in financial services spans nearly thirty years, having spent thirteen at Rodman & Renshaw, first as Controller and then as CFO. Prior to that, Mr. Pinou was responsible for the Firm Trading and Syndicate accounting areas at Yamichi Securities, Dean Witter and Smith Barney.
Sirius Solutions, L.L.L.P. announced that Kevin Cohn joined the firm as EVP Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Cohn served as CFO of First Acceptance Corporation, a publicly traded insurance provider. Prior to that role, he held senior executive finance roles at Bindview Development, a leading provider of software security and Metamor Worldwide, a global IT solutions provider with $800 million in revenues. Prior to Metamor, Mr. Cohn was with the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
Accountable Healthcare Holdings Corp, (“AHS”) announced the appointment of Kevin Little to the position of President & Chief Financial Officer. An industry veteran, Mr. Little has twenty years of experience in healthcare, with seventeen of those being in healthcare staffing. He was President, Chief Financial Officer and Co-Founder of Medical Staffing Network, a company he had a fifteen year career with until resigning in 2011. For the past year, Mr. Little has served as an Executive Business Consultant, with clients primarily in the manufacturing and restaurant industries.
Press Ganey announced that Eileen Kamerick has been named chief financial officer. Previously, Kamerick served as the managing director and CFO at Houlihan Lokey. Previously, she served as senior vice president, CFO and chief legal officer at Tecta America Corp. Kamerick has also served as CFO at Heidrick & Struggles, Leo Burnett and BP Amoco Americas.
Allscripts (NASDAQ: MDRX) announced Richard J. Poulton will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Poulton joins Allscripts from AAR Corporation where he served as CFO and Treasurer. Prior to AAR, Poulton spent more than 10 years at UAL Corporation in a variety of financial and business development roles including Senior Vice President of business development as well as President and CFO of the company’s client focused Loyalty Services subsidiary. Poulton succeeds interim CFO David Morgan.
United Shore Financial Services, LLC (parent company of United Wholesale Mortgage) has hired Tim Forrester as its Chief Financial Officer.Forrester was formerly a partner in the Capital Markets Group at Deloitte & Touche USA LLP and also led the firm’s mortgage banking practice.
Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO) announced that Christian G. Farman, Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, has left the company to pursue other interests. Colleen Zuhl will serve as Thor’s interim Chief Financial Officer as we conduct a search for a replacement. Colleen was Chief Financial Officer of one of Thor’s former publicly-traded competitors.
Amcom Software, Inc. announced the appointment of Lynn M. Danko as Chief Financial Officer. Danko joins Amcom after spending a significant portion of her career as a finance leader for St. Paul, MN-based Lawson Software, Inc. While at Lawson, Danko held several positions, including Controller roles in the United States, International Controller in Stockholm, Sweden, and Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis. Danko began her career in public accounting at KPMG in Minneapolis, MN and held various other finance leadership roles with companies in the Twin Cities, including Nash Finch, SuperValu and Travelers Express/MoneyGram.
Philadelphia Financial Group, Inc. announced the appointment of James Hom as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Hom joins Philadelphia Financial from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York where he served as CFO of the international group since 200. He had previously held senior level executive positions at AON Corporation, CIGNA Corporation and The Travelers Insurance Group. Hom served for 10 years in Pricewaterhouse Coopers’ insurance industry consulting practice after beginning his career with The Hartford Insurance Group.
American Seniors Association Holding Group, Inc.(PINK: AMSA) announced the appointment of Jim Shields as ASA’s Chief Financial Officer.
TOTSY announced the appointment of Lorraine DiSanto as Chief Financial Officer. DiSanto is most recognized for her work as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at V2V Holdings LLC. DiSanto joined the team in 1997 and within 11 years, was appointed to her C-suite roles. Prior to V2V Holdings LLC, DiSanto held corporate finance roles at Time Warner Cable and IBM.
Americold announced the appointment of Allison Aden as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She joins the company after serving as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Recall Corporation (Brambles Limited). Prior to Recall Corporation, Ms. Aden was the Chief Financial Officer at LNR Property Corporation.
First South Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSBK), the parent holding company of First South Bank (the “Bank”), announced the appointment of Scott C. McLean as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. McLean succeeds William L. Wall who has served as the Bank’s Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since 1995 and as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company since it was formed in 1997. Mr. Wall will continue serve as Secretary of the Company and the Bank, and will remain with the Bank in a financial reporting position. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. McLean was employed with KeySource Commercial Bank of Durham, North Carolina from 2007 to present, where he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to that, Mr. McLean had fourteen years of banking experience in various financial accounting and auditing capacities with Southern Community Bank and Trust, Bank of America Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Signet Bank.
Bureau Veritas announced that Carlos Esnard has joined the company as chief financial officer for the North American Division. Mr. Esnard previously held senior management positions within several operating units of Ryder Systems, Inc., including his most recent position, group director of finance. Mr. Esnard also garnered extensive international controller experience with Ryder Systems, Inc. and former employer United Technologies in South America, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Far East.
St. Andrews Country Club announced the promotion of Patricia Sorensen to Chief Financial Officer. Sorensen served as the Controller for St. Andrews Country Club for four years prior to her promotion to Chief Financial Officer in early October. Prior to St. Andrews, she has held senior level finance positions at The Ritz-Carlton Club, the Tesoro Club, Willoughby Golf Club and Mariner Sands Golf Club.
Shoe Carnival, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCVL) announced that W. Kerry Jackson, currently Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will assume the additional position of Chief Operating Officer.
BG Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGMD) announced that it has appointed Charles H. Abdalian, Jr., as the company’s Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Abdalian most recently held the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Knome, Inc. Prior to Knome, Mr. Abdalian was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this role, Mr. Abdalian was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coley Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. Prior to Coley, Mr. Abdalian served as President and CEO of Pelias Technologies. Prior to Pelias, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Emisphere Technologies. Prior to these roles, Mr. Abdalian was a divisional Chief Financial Officer at the National Medical Care subsidiary of W.R. Grace and Company. Michael W. Rogers, who has served as CFO of BG Medicine during the past three and half years will be leaving the company.
MYOS Corporation (OTC: MYOS) announced the appointment of Andrew J. Einhorn as its Chief Financial Officer. Einhorn most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Oceana Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Einhorn served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Esprit Pharma, Inc. Mr. Einhorn also served as Executive Vice President and CFO at ESP Pharma, Inc. Prior to his work in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Einhorn spent nearly twenty years in the banking industry, where he served as Managing Director with Credit Lyonais Securities, PNC Capital Markets, Bankers Trust Company, Chase Securities and Chase Manhattan Bank.
Trans-Lux Corporation (PINK: TNLX) announced that Sami Sassoun has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Sami worked in investment banking in New York and Tel Aviv with Israel Discount Banking and Brean Murray & Co. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Pro-Fruit Marketing and Prestige Window Fashions.
Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of Richard J. Rubino to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Aerie, Mr. Rubino spent nearly 20 years at Medco, holding positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Earlier, Mr. Rubino served in various accounting and business alliance positions with International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, and was a Senior Auditor at Price Waterhouse & Co.
Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) announced that company has appointed Scott Settersten as Acting Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Settersten replaces Bruce L. Hartman, who has resigned from his position as Chief Financial Officer by mutual agreement with the Company. Mr. Settersten has served as Vice President of Accounting since 2010 and was responsible for accounting, tax and external reporting. He joined Ulta Beauty in January 2005 as a Director of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Ulta Beauty, Mr. Settersten spent 15 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
GnuBIO, Inc. announced that Susie Truong Harborth has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Harborth has been with GnuBIO since the company’s inception. She has held senior management positions at Cequent Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Marina Biotech) and built the initial infrastructure for Boston Heart Diagnostics (BHDx). Ms. Harborth is also co-founder of BioInnovation LLC, a provider of capital and services to life science companies and is an advisor to ventures in software, consumer products and financial services. Prior to senior level roles at leading venture-backed companies, Ms. Harborth was at Leerink Swann & Co, a boutique investment bank for life science companies.
Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced that Paul E. Huck, senior vice president and chief financial officer will retire on February 28, 2013 after more than 33 years of service to the company. The board of directors has selected Scott Crocco, currently vice president and controller, to succeed Huck as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) in February. Scott Crocco joined Air Products in 1990 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program. He subsequently held a variety of financial analysis and financial management positions in the Chemicals Group, Gases Group, Corporate Treasury and Corporate Controllership. He became manager of financial analysis and planning in Corporate Treasury in 2000; controller for the Electronics Division in 2001; and director of Corporate Decision Support in 2003 before being named to his current role in 2006.
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) announced that after four years with Marvell, Clyde Hosein has resigned as chief financial officer to pursue other opportunities. Brad Feller, vice president and corporate controller, will serve as interim chief financial officer. Mr. Feller has served as Marvell’s corporate controller since September 2008. Prior to joining Marvell, Mr. Feller served as the corporate controller of Integrated Device Technology (IDT). Prior to joining IDT, Mr. Feller served in various roles at Ernst & Young LLP in the high technology practice.
Treaty Energy Corporation (OTC: TECO) announced the appointment of George W. Warren Jr. to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Warren has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since September 1, 2012. He also serves as Independent Non-Executive Director of Tanjung Offshore since August 28, 2007. In 1997, he was appointed as the Managing Director of BWB Controls, Inc. In 2006, he became a Director/Investor in Mezco Fabrication, L.L.C. He also serves as a member of the AC of Tanjung.
Loeb & Loeb LLP announced that Scott Cotie has been named Chief Financial Officer of the firm. Cotie joins the firm from the Minneapolis office of law firm Faegre & Benson LLP, where he has served as the Executive Director since 2008. Prior to Faegre, he held CFO positions at Alston & Bird LLP, Dorsey & Whitney LLP and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP over the span of approximately 15 years.
AmeriQuest Business Services has appointed Mark Joyce as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Joyce joined AmeriQuest in 2006 when the leasing entity of AmeriQuest Transportation Services merged with the NationaLease organization. Prior to coming on board with AmeriQuest, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NationaLease. He also held executive financial positions with the Goeken Group Corporation and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.
ALAS International Holdings, Inc. (PINK: VDSC) hired a new Chief Financial Officer Mark Corrao. Prior to joining ALAS International Holdings, Inc., he was the Chief Financial Officer for Business Efficiency Experts, Inc. Mr. Corrao’s background also includes serving as CFO for several public and private companies. He was involved in numerous IPOs and has been a guiding influence in several startup companies. He has also worked on Wall Street as Internal Auditor and Controller with such prestigious firms as Spear Leeds & Kellogg and Greenfield Arbitrage Partners.