CFO Moves this week include:
|Honeywell||Zynga Inc.||Abercrombie & Fitch Co.|
|AppNexus||CCA||The Progressive Corporation|
|Heritage Global Partners, Inc.||Versatile Systems Inc.||Coors Credit Union|
|Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation||EMQ FamiliesFirst||Cureatr Inc.|
|Leucadia National Corporation||Employers Holdings, Inc.||Agencyport Software|
|Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.||Hart InterCivic||Heartland Payment Systems|
|Genocea Biosciences, Inc.||MELA Sciences, Inc.||First Commonwealth Financial Corporation|
|Kareo Inc.||Santander Bank, N.A.||Plex|
|Hanger, Inc.||Decision Resources Group||DiaMedica|
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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced that Tom Szlosek becomes Senior Vice President and CFO. Tom was previously Vice President of Corporate Finance, and prior to that served as Vice President and CFO of Automation and Control Solutions. Dave Anderson, Senior Vice President and CFO, will retire after a decade of outstanding service at Honeywell.
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) announced that the Company has appointed David Lee as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Lee succeeds CFO and CAO Mark Vranesh who will be leaving the company. Lee will be working with Vranesh over the next month to ensure a seamless transition of responsibilities. Lee most recently served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Finance for Best Buy. Before joining Best Buy, Lee spent more than eight years at Del Monte Foods where he held several leadership positions across finance and general management including Senior Vice President of Strategy, Senior Vice President of Consumer Products, Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Vice President of Finance for Consumer Products and Vice President of Sales FP&A. Before Del Monte Foods, Lee served as the Director of Strategic Planning at PG&E Corporation for three years. He also spent time creating and implementing consumer growth plans at the Leo Burnett Company, McKinsey & Company, Enterprise Venture Capital and Pacific Venture Capital.
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) announced that Joanne C. Crevoiserat has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company, a position she is expected to take up in May, 2014. Since 2007, Ms. Crevoiserat has served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Inc., most recently as Executive Vice President of Finance and prior to that, as Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation. Prior to Kohl’s, Ms. Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including serving as CFO of the Filene’s, Foley’s, and Famous-Barr brands.
CCA (NYSE: CXW) announced that David Garfinkle, who currently serves as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Controller, has been selected by the Board of Directors to succeed Todd Mullenger as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective May 1, 2014. Mullenger has decided to step down as CFO, but will remain with the Company for a two-year period to assist in the transition and to assist in various projects. Garfinkle joined CCA as Vice President, Finance in February 2001. From 1996 to 2001, Garfinkle served as Vice President and Controller for Bradley Real Estate, Inc. Prior to joining Bradley Real Estate, Garfinkle was a Senior Manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts for seven years.
The Progressive Corporation (NYSE: PGR) announced that Brian Domeck, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), intends to retire after the Company’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders in May 2015. Mr. Domeck will continue to serve as CFO through early 2015, when the Company’s 2014 financial statements will be finalized and certified. The Company also announced that John Sauerland is expected to become CFO in early 2015 when Mr. Domeck steps down. Until that time, Mr. Sauerland will continue in his current role as President of the Company’s Personal Lines Group, while preparing to assume the CFO’s responsibilities.
Heritage Global Partners, Inc., a subsidiary of Heritage Global Inc. (OTCQB: HGBL), announced today that Scott A. West has been named Chief Financial Officer. Mr. West began his financial accounting and business management career in 1991 at Ernst & Young LLP. From 2001 to 2014, Mr. West held Senior and Executive financial and business management positions at various public and private equity funded technology companies, including international and Fortune 500 companies.
Versatile Systems Inc. (TSX-V: VV) announced that it has appointed Vicki Turjan as chief financial officer. Turjan replaces Kelley Boyer, previous interim chief financial officer. Turjan has been with Versatile Systems, Inc. since 2000 serving both as the company’s director of finance and vice president of finance and administration. Prior to joining Versatile, she held multiple challenging executive management positions in the television industry including roles with Hearst Argyle Corporation. Her experience also includes financial roles in the manufacturing sector.
Coors Credit Union announced that Amy Phillips has been named chief financial officer. Phillips, joined the credit union March 31. Phillips has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including work with Internationale Nederlanden Groep (ING), CoBank, and United Western Bank. Most recently, she served as an executive at FIMAC Solutions.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) announced that William Steckel, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to accept a senior management position with a privately held company. Concurrently, Vice President and Controller Katherine M. Hayes has been appointed interim CFO. The transition is effective April 24, 2014. Ms. Hayes joined Great Lakes in January 2006 and has increased her level of responsibility since then. She was the Treasurer of the Company from March 2011 until she was named Vice President and Controller in November 2013.
EMQ FamiliesFirst announced that Jason D. Gurahoo has joined as its new Chief Financial Officer. Jason has held senior and executive level positions at Amdahl Corporation, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, Inc., and Fujitsu IT Holdings, Inc. He most recently served as CFO at Child Development Inc.
Cureatr Inc. announced the appointment of Carl Byers to its Board of Directors. Carl was on the founding team at athenahealth, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 1997 to 2010. He currently holds the position of Venture Partner at Fidelity Biosciences, a venture capital fund.
Agencyport Software has appointed Jeanette Tweed to the position of CFO. After launching her career as an auditor at Deloitte, Tweed spent nine years at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she was responsible for worldwide financial reporting. Tweed went on to hold executive financial positions at several technology-based companies, including OnForce, CCBN, and Knowledge Impact.
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. announced that it has appointed Matthew K. Fust as a director. Mr. Fust most recently served for five years as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Onyx, Fust spent more than five years as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, and prior to that he was CFO at Perlegen Sciences and ALZA Corporation. Fust currently serves as a board member and audit committee chair at Rockville, MacroGenics, Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.
Hart InterCivic has hired Julie Mathis to be its Chief Financial Officer. Julie was most recently serving as Vice President of Finance at Dell. Previously, she held positions at Arthur Andersen and at Century Telephone Company.
Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE: HPY) announced that Samir Zabaneh has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Heartland, Samir served as Chief Financial and Strategy Officer as well as Chief Operating Officer for Moneris Solutions Corporation. Prior to joining Moneris, Samir also held various leadership roles with Fortress Investment Group, Q9 Networks, Inc., CIT/Newcourt Capital, Inc., PwC, and Ernst & Young.
Genocea Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCA) announced the appointment of Jonathan Poole to the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Genocea, Mr. Poole was senior vice president of finance for pipeline and technical operations at Shire plc. Mr. Poole previously served for three years as divisional CFO of Shire HGT. He began his career in the UK in investment banking at UBS Warburg and ING Barings and also worked as an investment manager for Avanti Capital Plc.
MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA) appointed Robert W. Cook as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook was most recently the SVP and CFO of Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., following its merger with EpiCept Corporation. Mr. Cook spent nine years as SVP and CFO at EpiCept. He had previously served for six years as EVP and CFO of Pharmos Corporation.
First Commonwealth Financial Corporation (NYSE: FCF) announced the hiring of James R. Reske as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining First Commonwealth, Mr. Reske served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer at United Community Financial Corporation in Youngstown, Ohio. Mr. Reske’s financial services career includes investment banking roles within the Financial Institutions Groups at Keybanc Capital Markets, Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio and at Morgan Stanley & Company in New York. The naming of James Reske as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer follows the November 2013 announcement of the planned retirement of Robert E. Rout.
Kareo Inc. announced that it has hired Tom Patterson as Chief Financial Officer. Tom Patterson joins Kareo after two years as CFO of Teletrac. Prior to Teletrac, Tom spent over nine years with Quest Software in various roles, including VP of Finance. Prior to Quest Software, Tom spent over six years in various finance and operational leadership roles at Citrix Systems.
Santander Holdings USA, Inc. announced the appointments of Jerry Plush as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Santander, Jerry Plush was most recently president and chief operating officer of Waterbury, Connecticut-based Webster Bank, where he had also served as CFO and chief risk officer. Plush has been active in community organizations, serving on the board of trustees of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network and as chairman of Junior Achievement of Southwest New England.
Plex announced Mark Hawkins’ appointment to its board of directors. Hawkins is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Autodesk, Inc., a position he has held since 2009. Prior to joining Autodesk, Hawkins was CFO and senior vice president of finance and IT at Logitech International SA. Hawkins was also a vice president of finance for Dell, and spent more than 18 years at Hewlett-Packard, including a role on the board of directors for HP’s Japan and Shanghai Analytical Joint Ventures. From 2010 through 2013, Hawkins served on the board of directors for BMC Software.
Decision Resources Group announced that Anup Gupta has joined the Company as EVP Strategy, M&A, and CFO. Mr. Gupta was most recently Chief Strategy Officer at PAREXEL. Before his role at PAREXEL, Mr. Gupta was Vice President, Financial Planning and Treasurer at Cambrex. He has also been Senior Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions and CEO of the Professional Services Group of Singapore-based Planet One and Managing Director, Operations for Scient, an e-business innovation company. He also worked for The Boston Consulting Group and Accenture.
DiaMedica (TSX-V: DMA) announced the appointment of John Savage as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining DiaMedica, Mr. Savage was Director of Corporate Accounting at UnitedHealth Group. Previously, Mr. Savage was with Best Buy and Golf Galaxy (acquired by Dick’s Sporting Goods), where he held increasingly progressive responsibilities. Mr. Savage began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP.