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Acacia Research Corporation [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: ACTG) announced that Richard Rosenstein was named Chief Financial Officer. Rosenstein has served in several CFO roles, most recently as CFO of CLEAR since 2017. This follows over 15 years of experience as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs and Baron Capital.
FaceBank Group, Inc. (d/b/a fuboTV) [NEW YORK] (OTCQB: FUBO) announced it named Simone Nardi as chief financial officer. Prior to fuboTV, Nardi served as SVP and CFO, international for Scripps Networks Interactive. He was also a member of the board of directors of Scripps’ joint ventures with the BBC in the UK and with Corus Entertainment in Canada. Previously, Nardi served as SVP and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production businesses. Previously, he served as CFO of NBC Universal’s business development division in New York. Nardi began his career with General Electric in Italy and the United States.
Moderna, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, MA] (NASDAQ: MRNA) announced that David Meline has joined Moderna as Chief Financial Officer. Meline joins Moderna from Amgen where he served as Chief Financial Officer and EVP from 2014 through 2019. Prior to Amgen, Meline spent six years at 3M Company, where he most recently served as CFO and Senior Vice President. Previously, Meline held numerous leadership positions at General Motors, including Vice President and CFO for GM North America.
ShootProof [ATLANTA] announced the appointment of Tom McDermott as its Chief Financial Officer. McDermott most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Gather Technologies. Prior to Gather, McDermott spent nearly a decade at NCR Corporation, where he held various positions culminating as Chief Financial Officer for their Retail Business Unit.
3M [ST. PAUL, MN] (NYSE: MMM) announced that Monish Patolawala is appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective July 1, 2020. Patolawala will succeed Nick Gangestad, who has announced his intention to retire. Patolawala is currently at GE Healthcare, where he has served as chief financial officer since 2015. He has also been working as vice president of operational transformation at GE.
Eckhart [WARREN, MI] named Michael (“Mike”) Stob as Chief Financial Officer. Stob most recently served as Corporate Controller at JR Automation Technologies. Prior to JR, he served as Controller at Century Technology Group/Data Strategy after beginning his career with positions at Meridian Automotive Systems and Plante Moran.
Current Health [BOSTON] announced that it has appointed John McLean as its Chief Growth & Chief Financial Officer. McLean joins Current Health from Kyruus. Before Kyruus, McLean served as CFO at Best Doctors.
NOW Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: DNOW) announced that upon the promotion of David (Dave) Cherechinsky to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer, the company selected Mark Johnson to succeed Cherechinsky as Chief Financial Officer. Johnson has served as DNOW’s Chief Accounting Officer and Vice President, Corporate Controller since 2018. Prior to that, he served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance and Assistant Corporate Controller after the 2014 spin off. He joined NOV in 2008 after working in public accounting and served as Vice President of Finance for the NOV Distribution business group from 2012 until it was spun off in 2014.
Reliant Bancorp, Inc. [BRENTWOOD, TN] (NASDAQ: RBNC), the parent company for Reliant Bank, announced that James Daniel Dellinger has resigned as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Reliant Bank in order to pursue other personal business interests. The Company also announced that Gerald (“Jerry”) Cooksey, Jr. has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Reliant Bank to succeed Dellinger. Prior to joining the Company and Reliant Bank as Chief Administrative Officer following the Company’s acquisition of First Advantage Bancorp, Cooksey served as Chief Financial Officer of First Advantage Bancorp and First Advantage Bank.
Camping World Holdings, Inc. [LINCOLNSHIRE, IL] (NYSE: CWH) announced the promotion of Karin Bell to the position of Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Melvin Flanigan, who is resigning from the Company for personal reasons. Flanigan’s resignation will be effective June 30, 2020. Bell’s promotion to the role of Chief Financial Officer will be effective July 1, 2020. Currently, Bell serves as Chief Accounting Officer, a position she has held since September 2019. Bell started with the company in May 2003 as the Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary/Treasurer for FreedomRoads, LLC, a subsidiary of CWH, and became its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary/Treasurer in December 2018. Prior to joining FreedomRoads, Bell was the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of First Security Holding LP from 1992 to 1998. Bell has also held positions with Laventhol & Horwath and Altschuler, Melvoin & Glasser, from 1982 thru 1992 leaving public accounting as a Senior Manager.
First Foundation Inc. [IRVINE, CA] (NASDAQ: FFWM) announced the appointment of Kevin Thompson as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining First Foundation, he was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Opus Bank. Before then, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Midland States Bank, and Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance for Zions Bancorporation. He began his career by serving in senior financial roles as a consultant, auditor, and international controller, before joining American Express Centurion Bank as the Controller. He then went on to become the bank’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.
TriSalus Life Sciences [DENVER] announced the appointment of Rajesh B. Mistry as Chief Financial Officer. Mistry most recently served as head of Corporate Development at Option Care Health. Prior to Option Care Health, Mistry drove strategic finance, capital raising and M&A efforts at Melinta Therapeutics. In addition, Mistry held various corporate finance and M&A roles of increasing responsibility at Baxter International, and began his career in healthcare investment banking at A.G. Edwards Capital Markets.
TherapeuticsMD, Inc. [BOCA RATON, FL] (NASDAQ: TXMD) announced the appointment of James C. D’Arecca as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. D’Arecca succeeds Daniel A. Cartwright, who has retired from his position as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. D’Arecca most recently was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Allergan plc. Prior to joining TherapeuticsMD, D’Arecca served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Allergan plc (formerly known as Actavis plc) from August 2013 until its merger with AbbVie Inc. in May 2020. D’Arecca joined Actavis from Bausch & Lomb, where he served as its Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Bausch & Lomb, he served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc. and Schering-Plough in finance and business development. He also spent 13 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
DoiT International [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced the expansion of its leadership team with the naming of Giridhar Premsingh as Global Chief Financial Officer. Premsingh held senior finance roles at both public and private technology companies including as Chief Financial Officer at Onica, Chief Financial Officer at REAN Cloud, and as a senior finance leader at Virtustream Inc.
Tasty Restaurant Group [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Neil Thomson as chief financial officer. Thomson previously served as CFO at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. Prior to Del Frisco’s, Thomson spent 15 years working in various senior capacities at Yum! Restaurants International, and its affiliated brands, Pizza Hut and KFC.
WideOpenWest, Inc. [ENGLEWOOD, CO] (NYSE: WOW) announced the appointment of John S. Rego as chief financial officer. Rego recently was CFO for Telaria, Inc. (sold to the Rubicon Project), and prior to that was CFO for Virgin Galactic. He also served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer for Vonage Holdings Corp. for nearly eight years. Rego assumes his role at WOW! on June 29.
Nevro Corp. [REDWOOD CITY, CA] (NYSE: NVRO) announced the appointment of Roderick (“Rod”) MacLeod as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2020. MacLeod succeeds Andrew Galligan, who is retiring. Most recently MacLeod served as Vice President of Finance of Stryker Endoscopy. Prior to this role, MacLeod was Controller for Stryker Endoscopy. Previously, MacLeod was Vice President of Finance and Administration at Lumenare Networks. Earlier in his career, MacLeod was Financial Manager/Controller at United Airlines and was a Senior Operational and Audit Consultant at Arthur Andersen & Co.
Spectrum Gaming Group [HORSHAM, PA] announced that Juliann Barreto has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrator. Barreto started with Spectrum Gaming Group in 2018. Prior to working at Spectrum Gaming Group, Barreto was the Chief Financial Officer for Aoki Group, Inc. Barreto started in the gaming industry in 2007 working for Ernst & Young.
Assembly [LOS ANGELES] announced that Ben Warner has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Warner most recently served as VP of Finance at Clutter. Prior to Clutter, Warner served as VP of Finance at Omaze.
Nielsen [NEW YORK] (NYSE: NLSN) announced the appointment of Chandler Bigelow as Chief Financial Officer for the Nielsen Global Connect business. Bigelow joins Nielsen Global Connect from Tribune Media Company where he served as the company’s CFO.
Group 1 Automotive, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: GPI) announced the appointment of Daniel McHenry as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 15, 2020. He will replace long time Group 1 CFO John Rickel, who has elected to retire from the company at the end of this year after almost 15 years of service. McHenry has served as Group 1’s UK Finance Director since 2007. McHenry joined Group 1 in 2007 as part of the acquisition of Chandlers BMW in southern England, Group 1’s first venture in the UK. Prior to entering the auto retail business, McHenry had five years of experience with KPMG in the UK.
iRhythm Technologies, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] (NASDAQ: IRTC) announced that Douglas Devine has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective June 22, 2020. Devine will succeed Matthew Garrett, who has decided to step down from the role. Devine joins the company from GlobalFoundries, where he has been the Chief Financial Officer.
22nd Century Group, Inc. [WILLIAMSVILLE, NY] (NYSE American: XXII) announced that John Franzino has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining 22nd Century Group, Franzino served as Chief Financial Officer of the West Point Association of Graduates. Additionally, he has experience serving as Vice President of Finance and Controller at Bard College; as Chief Financial Officer of Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, a subsidiary of Reynolds American, Inc.; and as Chief Financial Officer of Labatt USA.
Anika Therapeutics Inc. [BEDFORD, MA] (NASDAQ: ANIK) announced that Sylvia Cheung, Chief Financial Officer, has informed the Board of Directors of her decision, following a period of transition, to step away from her role at Anika effective August 21, 2020.
Freddie Mac [MCLEAN, VA] (OTCQB: FMCC) announced the appointment of Christian M. Lown as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2020. Lown was previously EVP and CFO at Navient Corporation. He succeeds Donald F. Kish, who has served as Interim CFO since December 2019. Kish will continue serving as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Navient in 2017, Lown was Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group at Morgan Stanley, where he co-led the Global FinTech and North America Banks and Diversified Finance investment banking practices.
Flexera [ITASCA, IL] announced David Zwick as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), taking the reins from retiring CFO Joe Freda. Zwick joins Flexera from Transworld Systems Inc., where he served as CFO for four years. In addition to Transworld Systems, he held CFO positions at Hilco Global and Inteliquent, Inc. Prior to that, he was a senior investment banker at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co.
RLH Corporation [DENVER] (NYSE: RLH) announced the appointment of Gary A. Kohn as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Red Lion, Kohn was the founder and principal of GAK Advisors. From April 2016 until December 2018, Kohn held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President Investor Relations at Westmoreland Coal Company, and served as the Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer for Intrepid Potash from January 2013 until April 2016. Kohn has held leadership positions at companies including First Data, Western Union, and Ciber.
SAExploration [HOUSTON] (NASDAQ: SAEX) announced the appointment of John A. Simmons as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). John previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Dauphine Energy, a privately held oil and gas company. Prior to that, Mr. Simmons spent 17 years with BHP Petroleum where he held various positions including serving as member of the Executive Leadership Team, Head of Global Planning and Chief Financial Officer of Petrohawk Energy following its acquisition by BHP Petroleum.
Reltio [REDWOOD CITY, CA] announced the appointment of Matt Gallatin as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Reltio, Gallatin served as the Chief Financial Officer at Drawbridge, Inc. He also worked in the Corporate Finance group at Yahoo!, and Applied Materials, and began his career at Merrill Lynch & Co.
Sonic Foundry [MADISON, WI] announced that Kelsy Boyd has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Boyd joined the company in January as senior vice president of finance. Boyd was CFO of Sani-Matic from 2006 to 2014, and as finance director for the Village of McFarland from September 2015 to October 2017. She has extensive knowledge of Sonic Foundry’s history, having worked at the company from 1998 to 2001 as the controller and working her way up to senior director of operations until 2003.
Aligos Therapeutics [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointment of Lesley Ann Calhoun as chief financial officer. Previously, Calhoun served as vice president of finance at Hyperion Therapeutics Inc. Prior to her time at Hyperion, she served as senior director of finance/corporate controller at Theravance, Inc. Calhoun has also held roles of increasing financial responsibility at Cell Genesys, Inc., Snap Appliances, Inc., Inktomi Corporation and Silicon Graphics, Inc. and was a member of the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP.
Slinger Bag Inc. [BALTIMORE, MD] (OTC: SLBG) named Paul McKeown as chief financial officer. Most recently, McKeown served as vice president of finance for Precor Fitness, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amer Sports Company. Previously, McKeown served as director of Process Integration & Development for North America for Amer Sports Company’s Financial Shared Service operation in Poland and vice president of finance and operations for Wilson Canada. He began his career with 10 years leading the finance, IT and operations teams at Wilson Canada.
Applied Research Associates, Inc. [ALBUQUERQUE, NM] announced that Mike Royer has been selected as ARA’s new Chief Financial Officer, following the upcoming retirement of Jeff Wilkins. Royer has served as Vice President of Finance for the L-3 Communications Services Group, CFO for SENTEL Corporation, as well as CFO for several small and mid-size GovCon companies.
AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. [SAN JOSE, CA] (NASDAQ: ANPC) announced the appointment of Jinqiu (Edwards) Tang as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Tang will succeed to Yu (Rain) Zhang, who resigned as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company for personal reasons. Tang has served as AnPac Bio’s Corporate Controller since October 2019. Prior to joining AnPac Bio, Tang served as a global internal auditor at Natuzzi S.p.A (Italy) from 2016 to 2019. Previously, he worked for Beijing Dongshen CPAs from 2013 to 2016 and Shanghai De’an CPAs from 2011 to 2013.
Surgical Notes [DALLAS] announced that John M. Carradine, who held financial and operational leadership positions at A-LIGN, HealthAxis, Micrografx, and Intellicall, has been named chief financial officer.
1901 Group, LLC [RESTON, VA] announced that Steve Hamric has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Hamric most recently served as the CFO of TeraThink Corporation prior to its acquisition by CGI Federal. Hamric held executive positions serving as Senior Vice President and CFO at MA Federal, Inc (iGov). He also served as the CFO at Athena Technologies, Inc. (now Rockwell Collins).