CFO Moves this week include:
|Time Warner Inc.||Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.||GUESS? Inc.|
|Alcoa||Allegheny Technologies Incorporated||Cliniplace Worldwide|
|Buffets Inc.||A. Schulman Inc.||QBE North America|
|El Pollo Loco||Equal Energy LTD||Penn United Technologies,|
|Axion Power International INC.||KemPharm, Inc.,||PLOS|
|Quest Diagnostics Inc.||Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.||Southern Company|
|Beamz Interactive, Inc.||SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Seven Arts Entertainment Inc.|
|Align Technology, Inc.||CafePress Inc.||Alameda Health System|
|HF2 Financial Management Inc.||Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services|
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Time Warner Inc. announced that John K. Martin will be the next Chief Executive Officer of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. beginning January 1, 2014. Mr. Martin is currently Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Time Warner Inc. Before assuming his current role in 2008, Mr. Martin had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Time Warner Cable Inc. since August 2005. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable, Mr. Martin spent nearly 12 years at Time Warner, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, from 2002 to 2005.
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. announced that Jeffrey E. Young, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to take a new position. John Golubieski will serve as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Golubieski most recently served from July 2011 to October 2012 as Chief Financial Officer of Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining Fougera, from October 2005 to June 2011, Mr. Golubieski served as Senior Vice President — Financial Planning and Analysis of King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
GUESS?, Inc. (NYSE: GES) announced the appointment of Sandeep Reddy as Chief Financial Officer for GUESS with global responsibility. He will be part of the GUESS Executive Leadership Team. Sandeep has led the GUESS Europe Finance Team as CFO since September 2010. Previously, Sandeep held senior financial roles for Mattel Inc. for 13 years in Europe and USA.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced that Roy Harvey has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer for the Company’s Global Primary Products (GPP) business effective immediately. Prior to his promotion, Harvey was GPP Chief Financial Officer. Succeeding Harvey as GPP CFO is Leigh Ann Fisher, who had been Group Controller for GPP. Harvey became Chief Financial Officer for GPP in 2011. Previously, he served as Director of Investor Relations. Additionally, Harvey was Director of Corporate Treasury. Fisher has served as Group Controller for GPP and for Alcoa’s Engineered Products & Solutions business unit. She also worked as Director, Energy Development, US Primary Products.
Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI) named Patrick J. DeCourcy Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. DeCourcy, who currently serves as Senior Director Strategic Projects & Business Integration, succeeds Dale G. Reid who has retired as Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for personal reasons. Mr. DeCourcy began his career with ATI in 1988 at ATI Allegheny Ludlum and held various finance leadership positions with increasing responsibility. In 1998, he was named Controller of ATI Allegheny Ludlum. In 2000, Mr. DeCourcy was named Vice President, Finance and Administration of ATI Allvac where he served until April 2010.
Buffets Inc. announced the recent appointment of Keith Kravcik as Chief Financial Officer. Kravcik most recently served as Group Vice President and Corporate Controller for Supervalu. Previously, Kravcik spent 16 years at McDonald’s, where he progressed to the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Latin America and ultimately Corporate Vice President and Controller, McDonald’s U.S.A.
A. Schulman, Inc. announced that Donald B. McMillan was appointed Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. McMillan had most recently served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer/Corporate Controller and Interim Finance Director – EMEA. Joseph J. Levanduski was appointed as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Levanduski served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2011. Previously, Mr. Levanduski was with Hawk Corporation for approximately 15 years where he last served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
QBE North America announced that Richard Dziadzio has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. From 1994 to 2012, Dziadzio held a number of high-ranking positions at AXA Group, including Chief Financial Officer, Senior Executive Vice President for AXA Equitable Life Insurance and AXA Financial from 2007 to 2012. After leaving AXA in 2012, Dziadzio for the past year served as Chief Financial Officer for ANV.
Customers Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUBI) announced that it has appointed Robert E. Wahlman as Chief Financial Officer of Customers Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary Customers Bank. Before joining Customers, Mr. Wahlman was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Investment Officer of Doral Financial Corporation. Mr. Wahlman’s experience prior to Doral Financial Corporation included serving as Chief Financial Officer of various affiliates of Merrill Lynch & Co., including its U.S. Bank Group, Merrill Lynch BankUSA, and Merrill Lynch Bank and Trust. Before Merrill Lynch & Co., Mr. Wahlman was with CIGNA Corporation, serving as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of CIGNA’s four life insurance subsidiaries. Mr. Wahlman will succeed James D. Hogan who will retire as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank.
El Pollo Loco announced that Larry Roberts has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Roberts served as Chief Operating Officer for the KFC business. Previously he spent three years as KFC’s divisional Chief Financial Officer and three years as Chief Financial Officer of Pizza Hut in the United Kingdom.
Equal Energy Ltd. (NYSE: EQU) reported that Dell Chapman, Senior Vice-President Finance, is retiring from the company, effective today. As part of the planned transition, Equal is pleased to announce that Scott Smalling, currently Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, has been named Senior Vice-President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smalling joined Equal in its Oklahoma City office in February 2013.
Penn United Technologies, Inc. announced its management succession plan in which Jerry Smathers will remain the CFO of Penn United while Michael Gore assumes the role as the Director of Finance to transition into the role of CFO upon Jerry Smathers’ retirement.
KemPharm, Inc. announced today the appointment of Gordon K. “Rusty” Johnson as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As COO and CFO of KemPharm, Mr. Johnson will join KemPharm’s executive management team.
PLOS announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer, Richard Hewitt. Prior to joining PLOS Hewitt served as the Chief Financial Officer of Monsoon Commerce. Hewitt also served as the Vice President of Finance of Alibris. Prior to his tenure at Alibris Hewitt was the Director of Finance at Signatures Network (now known as Live Nation Merchandise).
Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX) announced that Mark J. Guinan will join the company on July 29 as its next Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Since 2010, Mr. Guinan has served as Chief Financial Officer for Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. Previously, he had served in a number of finance and operations roles at Johnson & Johnson in which he served most recently as Chief Procurement Officer, and earlier as CFO of the pharmaceutical business. Before that, he held a number of financial roles at Procter & Gamble.
Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) announced that its current CFO, Mark Guinan, has resigned to accept a position with another company. Michael Macek, Hill-Rom’s Vice President and Treasurer, will act as interim CFO.
Southern Company announced that William C. Grantham will become vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for subsidiary Southern Power. He will assume a role vacated by Michael W. Southern, who has announced his plans to retire. The change will take place on Sept. 1. Grantham began his Southern Company career in 1988 as a distribution co-op student at Mississippi Power. He was named to his current position of vice president and chief financial officer for operations in 2010.
Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTC: BZIC) announced the appointment of veteran financial executive, Joan Brubacher, as President and Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to Beamz, Ms. Brubacher served as a Principal and Chief Financial Officer at Resolute Commercial Services. Between August 1998 and February 2009, Ms. Brubacher served in various financial roles for iGo, Inc., including as its Executive Vice President and CFO beginning in August 2001. Prior to iGo, Ms. Brubacher was employed at several companies, including start-ups, where she held the positions of Controller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) announced the appointment of Wilson W. Cheung as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance. Mr. Cheung served most recently as Chief Compliance Officer, Asia Pacific of Velti plc, and previously as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Velti, Mr. Cheung was Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at AXT, Inc. Mr. Cheung previously held senior financial positions in telecommunications company InterWAVE Communications International Ltd. (now Alvarion, Ltd), and at Yahoo!.
Seven Arts Entertainment Inc. (OTC: SAPX) announced that it has appointed Candace Wernick as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Wernick will also be appointed as a director of the Company upon the resignation of an existing director to be completed shortly. Ms. Elaine New has resigned as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer but will remain as a director of the Company. Ms. Wernick was in public accounting for 19 years with Stonefield Josephson, Inc., which merged with Marcum LLP.
Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN) announced the addition of David L. White as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Align, Mr. White was chief financial officer of Enecsys, Ltd. Prior to Enecsys, he was executive vice president and CFO at NVIDIA Corporation. Prior to NVIDIA, he was executive vice president of finance and CFO at SANMINA-SCI Corporation. He also served as CFO at Asyst Technologies Corporation, CEO at Candescent Technologies Corporation, and senior vice president of finance at Connor Peripherals.
CafePress Inc. (NASDAQ: PRSS) announced the appointment of Garett Jackson to the newly created role of chief information officer (CIO) of CafePress. Most recently, Mr. Jackson was the chief financial officer of National Patient Account Services, Inc. (NPAS). Prior to joining NPAS, Mr. Jackson was an auditor and information systems consultant with Carpenter, Mountjoy, & Bressler in Louisville, KY.
Alameda Health System announced the appointment of James H. Strong to the position of Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Strong comes to AHS from St. Joseph Health System in Eureka, CA, where he served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Operating Officer. He was previously Chief Financial Officer for Sutter Health in Crescent City, CA, and served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer for St. Luke’s Hospital in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Strong’s other professional roles have included serving as health care consultant for the firm, Clark, Lowry, and Koortbojian, LLP, and as Vice President for West Coast Operations for Ambac — Cadre Securities, Inc. He succeeds Marion Schales, former CFO, who is returning to her consulting practice.
HF2 Financial Management Inc. (NASDAQ: HTWO) announced the appointment of Seymour A. (Skip) Newman as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Newman has been the president of SN Consulting LLC. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Newman served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ABN AMRO Asset Management Holdings, Inc. From 1988 to 2001, Mr. Newman worked for Chicago Title & Trust Co. and its affiliate, Alleghany Asset Management, first as the Vice President and Assistant Controller of Chicago Title & Trust Co. (from 1988 to 1996) and then as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alleghany Asset Management, Inc. (from 1997 to 2001).
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services announced Bob Stillman has joined as chief financial officer. Stillman most recently served as an assurance partner for GBQ Partners, LLC, having joined the firm in 1999. He took over as OPRS’ chief financial officer in April, succeeding Tom Kelly, who served in the same role since 2009.