CFO Moves this week include:
|Sharp Electronics Corporation||Summer Infant, Inc.||Mohawk Industries, Inc.|
|Newell Brands||Tennant Company||Hilton Grand Vacations Inc.|
|Social Reality, Inc.||Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare||Syncsort|
|RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc.||Mood Media||Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc.|
|Ellie Mae||Evive||Team, Inc.|
|TruWest Companies||Liquidia Technologies, Inc.||Western Digital Corp.|
|Priority Technology Holdings, Inc.||The Scoular Company||ImmunoGen, Inc.|
|The Amynta Group||Freedom Leaf Inc.||J.Jill, Inc.|
|Robinhood||Hill International, Inc.||Vivos Therapeutics|
|Seismic||Marker Therapeutics, Inc.||Customers Bancorp, Inc.|
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Sharp Electronics Corporation [MONTVALE, N.J.] today announces that Moonsun Park has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Sharp Electronics Corporation. After beginning her career with LG Electronics, Moonsun joined Sharp in 1998 as the manager of the Accounting Department and has since worked in various roles with the company. In March 2009, she was named Senior Manager of Revenue Accounting and in 2014 she was promoted to Corporate Controller. Earlier this year, she was elevated to Senior Vice President.
Summer Infant, Inc. [WOONSOCKET, R.I.] (NASDAQ: SUMR) announced that Paul Francese has been appointed as the Company’s new Senior Vice President and CFO. Mr. Francese replaces William Mote, who has resigned to pursue other professional interests. Francese most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Rain Carbon Inc. which he joined in 2015. From 2012 until 2014, Mr. Francese served as Summer Infant’s CFO and, prior to that, spent eight years as the Chief Financial Officer of OCI Enterprises. During the past 35 years, Mr. Francese has held positions at various levels of increasing responsibility at Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Pitney Bowes, FCI/Berg Electronics Group, Huffy Corporation, Litton Industries, United Technologies, and General Electric.
Mohawk Industries, Inc. [CALHOUN, Ga.] (NYSE: MHK) announced that Frank H. Boykin, chief financial officer, is planning to retire in 2019. Boykin joined Mohawk in 1993, moving up through various finance roles prior to his appointment as CFO in January 2005.
Newell Brands [HOBOKEN, N.J.] (NYSE: NWL) announced the appointment of Christopher “Chris” H. Peterson as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. The company previously announced current Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Ralph Nicoletti’s plans to retire at the close of 2018. Prior to his role at Newell Brands, Chris Peterson was Chief Operating Officer, Operations at Revlon, Inc. Previously he spent four years at Ralph Lauren, recruited as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and ultimately leaving the company as President, Global Brands, while retaining his CFO responsibilities. Prior to Ralph Lauren, Chris spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles of increasing responsibility, latest of which was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Global Household Care. He began his professional career in investment banking at Smith Barney Harris Upham & Co, Inc.
Tennant Company [MINNEAPOLIS] (NYSE: TNC) announced the appointment of Keith A. Woodward to the position of Senior Vice President, CFO, effective Dec. 1, 2018. Mr. Woodward replaces Tom Paulson who announced his retirement earlier this year. Mr. Woodward spent the last 26 years with General Mills, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Treasurer and prior to that as Senior Vice President, Finance, U.S. Retail for seven years. He currently sits on the Boards of Directors for Seneca Foods Corporation and Phillips Distilling Company.
Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. [ORLANDO, Fla.] (NYSE: HGV) announced the appointment of Daniel J. Mathewes as chief financial officer (CFO). Mathewes joins HGV from Virgin Hotels North America, where he was CFO since 2016. Prior to that role, Mathewes was CFO of The World and previously served as senior vice president of finance and treasury for Kerzner International. During his career, Mathewes also worked in multiple financial leadership capacities with NCL Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruises. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Social Reality, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: SRAX) announced that J.P. Hannan will step down from his role as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hannan will continue to work for the Company during a yet to be determined transitional period. After Mr. Hannan’s last day of employment, Christopher Miglino, the Company’s president and CEO will serve as the Company’s principal financial and accounting officer, on an interim basis, until a successor for Mr. Hannan has been identified.
Carolina Partners in Mental HealthCare [DURHAM, N.C.] has hired Rob Oliveri as its Chief Financial Officer. Rob was CFO for Arizona-based NextCare Urgent Care. Subsequently, Rob joined Raleigh-based FastMed Urgent Care as CFO.
Syncsort [PEARL RIVER, N.Y.] announced that Kristian Talvitie has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to joining Syncsort, Kristian served as CFO at Sovos Compliance, LLC. Before that, he held a variety of positions at PTC (NASDAQ: PTC).
RoadSafe Traffic Systems, Inc. [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Joe Scarano to Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Scarano served as CFO for Industrial Container Services. Previously, he spent a long tenure in the solid waste management industry, including the CFO position with WCA Waste Corporation.
Mood Media [AUSTIN, Texas] announced that Stephen Duggan joined as EVP & Chief Financial Officer. Duggan spent the last six years at media giant Viacom and served in various positions, most recently as the Worldwide General Manager of Global Business Services. Duggan began his career at Arthur Andersen. He moved on to become the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of Publishing Group of America, the CEO of Alpha Media Group, and the President & CEO of Athlon Sports Communications prior to joining Viacom in 2012. Tom Garrett, Mood’s current EVP & Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the Mood business and pursuing new opportunities.
Gardner Denver Holdings, Inc. [MILWAUKEE] (NYSE: GDI) announced that Neil Snyder will succeed Todd Herndon as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective January 1, 2019. Herndon will stay on with the company to assist in the transition of the CFO role to Snyder. Snyder is currently Senior Vice President of Global Finance, Business Development & Planning. Snyder joined Gardner Denver in March 2016 as Vice President of Strategy & Planning, Industrials Segment. In January 2017, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Strategy, Business Development & Planning, and in August 2018, he took on expanded responsibilities with the appointment to his current role of Senior Vice President of Global Finance, Business Development & Planning, which includes leadership of the global finance and controllership functions. Prior to joining Gardner Denver, Snyder served at Capital Safety Inc. as its Vice President, Head of Financial Planning and Analysis from June 2012 to January 2016, and President, Europe, Middle East and Africa from September 2013 to May 2014. Before Capital Safety, he held various executive roles of increasing responsibility at United Technologies Corporation from 2007 to 2012. Snyder started his career at Ernst & Young LLP in public accounting. Herndon plans to retire later in 2019. Until then, he will stay with the company in an executive capacity and assist in the transition of the CFO role.
Ellie Mae® [PLEASANTON, Calif.] (NYSE: ELLI) announced that Dan Madden will join the organization as executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on December 20, 2018. Dan currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Revel Systems. Prior to joining Revel, Dan was the Chief Financial Officer at Cepheid, and VP Finance & Corporate Controller at Symmetricom. Previously, Dan held financial leadership positions at Sonic Solutions, Advanced Fibre Communications, and McKesson. Dan began his career with Ernst & Young.
Team, Inc. [SUGAR LAND, Texas] (NYSE: TISI) announced that Susan M. Ball has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ball will succeed Greg L. Boane who stepped down as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and will serve as a special advisor to Team’s Chief Executive Officer, to ensure a seamless transition. Prior to joining Team, Ball served for more than 12 years at CVR Energy, Inc. in various roles of increasing responsibility. In 2012, she was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for CVR Energy and its subsidiaries, CVR Refining, LP and CVR Partners, LP.
TruWest Companies [WESTLAKE, Ohio] announced the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer Christopher Free. Free brings over 14 years of experience in financial management, mostly recently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Sandridge Foods. Chris has also served as Group Controller and Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis at Nordson Corporation and has experience in a variety of roles at Ernst & Young LLP.
Liquidia Technologies, Inc. [RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.] (NASDAQ: LQDA) announced that Kevin Gordon, President and Chief Financial Officer, plans to retire from his current role at Liquidia to focus on board and other advisory work. Mr. Gordon has agreed to continue his employment with the company until March 1, 2019.
Western Digital Corp. [SAN JOSE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: WDC) announced that Mark Long, chief financial officer, chief strategy officer and president, Western Digital Capital, has decided he will step down from his current role to pursue opportunities as a private equity investor. Long will remain an active member of the company’s leadership team through June 1, 2019. Long has served as Western Digital’s chief financial officer since 2016. Prior to that, he served as the company’s executive vice president and chief strategy officer since February 2013. Additionally, Long has served as president, Western Digital Capital, a strategic investment fund targeting innovative companies within the data infrastructure and broader technology industry aligned to Western Digital’s strategic plan, since February 2013.
Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. [ALPHARETTA, Ga.] (NASDAQ: PRTH) announced that Michael Vollkommer will be joining the Company as its new Chief Financial Officer and that Bruce Mattox will transition from Chief Financial Officer to a new role as Chief Accounting Officer. Vollkommer most recently served as the CFO of Vesta Corporation, and before that was the CFO of Mueller Water Products. From 2001 to 2006 Vollkommer was EVP and CFO of Certegy Inc.
The Scoular Company [OMAHA, Neb.] announced that Andrew Kenny will join Scoular as its Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2, 2019. Kenny joins Scoular from Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) where he was based in Switzerland serving as the Vice President and CFO of its Global Trade business. Kenny has served in commercial and finance leadership roles of escalating responsibility with ADM for the last eight years, both in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining ADM, Kenny served in domestic and international positions with Deloitte & Touche.
ImmunoGen, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] (NASDAQ: IMGN) announced that David B. Johnston has stepped down as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Johnston will remain employed with the Company through the end of 2018 and thereafter will serve as a consultant to provide transitional support. David Foster, Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, will continue to oversee ImmunoGen’s Finance and Accounting functions. Mark Enyedy, President and Chief Executive Officer, will serve on an interim basis as the Company’s principal financial officer, as well as lead its Investor Relations function.
The Amynta Group [NEW YORK] announced that Brian Seldess has joined as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Interim CFO Josh Damon will work closely with Brian during a transition period to ensure continuity. Damon will be joining Amynta’s Board of Directors. Seldess joins Amynta from Solera where he was CFO & Regional Managing Director of its Audatex business and the leader of Solera’s global financial planning and analysis function. Prior to Solera, Brian was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of SunGard Insurance. Brian joined SunGard after many years at Marsh & McLennan Companies where he held various executive positions. Prior to Marsh, he served for ten years as VP Business Development, Analysis and Planning with American Express.
Freedom Leaf Inc. [Las Vegas, NV] (OTCQB: FRLF) announced the promotion of Laurence Ruhe, currently the Company’s Controller, to Chief Financial Officer. Ruhe replaces Richard Groberg, who will remain on the Company’s Board and also serve on the Board’s newly-formed Finance Committee. Mr. Ruhe joined Freedom Leaf in July with over 30 years of finance experience, most recently as SVP of Global Finance at BMM International. Mr. Ruhe held senior finance positions at Progressive Gaming and Konami Gaming. Mr. Ruhe also worked in international banking, including positions at Wells Fargo, Deutsche Bank, and Banca CRT.
Robinhood [Menlo Park, California] appointed Jason Warnick as Chief Financial Officer. Jason joins from Amazon where he spent nearly 20 years, most recently as VP of Finance and Chief of Staff to their CFO.
Hill International, Inc. [PHILADELPHIA] (NYSE: HIL) announced the appointment of Todd Weintraub as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Weintraub worked with CFO Outsource, LLC, and prior to that, spent 10 years with Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, serving as CFO for 7 years. Mr. Weintraub’s business experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for International Matex Tank Terminals, Atlantic Aviation, Macquarie Renewable Energy Holdings, Hawaii Gas, and Parking Company of America, where he was Chair. Mr. Weintraub replaces Interim Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer Greg Wolf.
Vivos Therapeutics [DENVER] announced Brad Amman has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Vivos Therapeutics Mr. Amman held executive leadership positions at CereScan and LifeVantage. Most recently, he served as CFO/COO at InLight Medical.
Marker Therapeutics, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NASDAQ: MRKR) announced the appointment of Anthony H. Kim as its new Chief Financial Officer. Michael J. Loiacono, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2016, will continue in his role as Marker’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Marker Therapeutics, Mr. Kim was an Executive Director in the Healthcare Group at Nomura Securities International, Inc. Before joining Nomura, Mr. Kim was a Senior Vice President at Jefferies in their Healthcare group. Previously, he was an investment banker at Oppenheimer & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities.
Customers Bancorp, Inc. [WYOMISSING, PA] (NYSE: CUBI), the parent company of Customers Bank. announced that Carla Leibold was appointed to serve as the holding company and bank’s Chief Financial Officer, and as a member of the bank’s Office of the Chair. Leibold joined Customers in 2013 as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Earlier in 2018, Leibold was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller. Prior to joining Customers, Leibold served as the principal accounting officer for Farmer Mac where she was the Vice President and Controller from 2010-2013. She also served as the Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting of Farmer Mac from 2007-2010. Leibold started her career in public accounting and held various roles of increasing leadership responsibility at Sallie Mae and Freddie Mac before joining Farmer Mac. Leibold replaces Robert Wahlman who is leaving for personal reasons and to pursue other interests.