CFO Moves this week include:
|Hewlett Packard Enterprise||NCR Corporation||Maestro Health|
|At Home Group Inc.||Verastem, Inc.||ARC Group Worldwide, Inc.|
|Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.||StarCompliance||Potbelly Corporation|
|CSS Industries, Inc.||PRGX Global, Inc.||Tierra Nueva Technologies|
|AgroFresh Solutions, Inc.||Foundation Gaming & Entertainment, LLC||Snowflake Computing|
|InvenTrust Properties Corp.||Healthx, Inc.||Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd.|
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise [PALO ALTO, Calif.] (NYSE: HPE) announced that Tarek Robbiati has been appointed chief financial officer, effective Sept. 17, 2018. Robbiati will succeed current CFO Tim Stonesifer, who is stepping down. Robbiati most recently served as CFO at Sprint Corp. Prior to Sprint, Robbiati served as CEO at Flexigroup. He previously held senior business and finance roles at Telstra Corporation. Robbiati was also CEO at CSL Ltd. Earlier in his career, he spent five years with Lehman Brothers as a senior analyst and more than a decade with Accenture as a partner.
NCR Corporation [ATLANTA] (NYSE: NCR) announced that Andre Fernandez has joined the company’s Executive Leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. He succeeds Bob Fishman, who previously announced his forthcoming retirement. Andre began his career on Wall Street in investment banking with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and Merrill Lynch International in New York and London. He also enjoyed a 12-year career at the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), holding CFO positions across several business units in multiple countries. Earlier in his career, he was Treasurer and FP&A Manager for a manufacturing and services division of United Technologies in Brazil. Most recently, Andre was the President & CEO of CBS Radio. Prior to joining CBS Radio, he was with Journal Communications where he served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer and EVP of Finance and Strategy. Andre is currently the Vice Chairman of the Board at Froedtert Health, where he is also the Chair of the Finance Committee. He has also served on the Board of Directors of Buffalo Wild Wings (Nasdaq: BWLD), the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the FCC’s Advisory Committee on Diversity & Digital Empowerment (ACDDE).
Maestro Health [CHICAGO] announced the appointment of Florian Bezault to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Bezault joins the Maestro Health team from AXA Mexico, where he was the Head of Care Coordination. Bezault joined AXA in 2008 where he worked in the central finance team, assisting in international acquisitions projects. By 2010, Bezault held a role on the AXA investor relations team where he was elevated to Vice President in 2014. He took his position with AXA Mexico in 2016. This appointment comes six months after Maestro Health announced its acquisition by AXA Group.
At Home Group Inc. [PLANO, Texas] (NYSE: HOME) announced that Judd Nystrom, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving At Home after a transition period. The Company is naming Jeffrey R. Knudson. Knudson most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Retail Controller for CVS Health Corporation since 2012. Prior to his most recent role, he also served as Vice President of Finance and Accounting at CVS Caremark, Director, Treasury/Mergers and Acquisitions at Limited Brands, Inc., and previously Director, Mergers and Acquisitions, at Express Scripts, Inc.
Verastem, Inc. [BOSTON] (NASDAQ: VSTM) announced the appointment of Robert E. Gagnon as Chief Financial Officer. Gagnon was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Harvard Bioscience, Inc. Prior to this, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Clean Harbors, Inc., as well as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Biogen Idec, Inc. Earlier, he worked in a variety of senior positions at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, and Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP.
ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. [DELAND, Fla.] (NASDAQ: ARCW) announced Aaron Willman will join the Company’s management team to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Willman succeeds R. Brian Knaley, who will leave the Company. Willman has previously served as General Manager of the Company’s ARC Stamping subsidiary since 2014, also known as Kecy Metal Technologies. Prior to his affiliation with Kecy in 2013, Mr. Willman was employed by Plante Moran from 2008 to 2012.
Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. [RADNOR, Pa.] (NYSE: SFE) announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer David Kille has submitted his resignation to pursue another professional opportunity and will leave the Company on September 21.
StarCompliance [ROCKVILLE, MD.] announced that Bill Chatterton joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently he was CFO of xG Health Solutions. He has held executive leadership positions with multiple technology companies including HandySoft Global, Kastle Systems, MicroStrategy and Quadramed during his career.
Potbelly Corporation [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: PBPB) announced the resignation of Michael Coyne, Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving Potbelly to accept a senior leadership position with another company. Mr. Coyne will continue in his current position as Chief Financial Officer until September 21, 2018.
CSS Industries, Inc. [PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa.] (NYSE: CSS) announced the resignation of John M. Roselli as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, and the appointment of Keith W. Pfeil as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Since joining CSS in 2003, Mr. Pfeil has served in various CSS financial, audit and business leadership positions, most recently serving as Senior Vice President – Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations. Starting in June 2003 as a manager of financial analysis with our Paper Magic subsidiary, Mr. Pfeil steadily increased his leadership position within the Company, serving in capacities such as Director of Internal Audit, Director of Financial Analysis, and Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis. Prior to his employment with CSS, Mr. Pfeil worked for Arthur Andersen LLP/KMPG LLP in their assurance practice and for Ernst & Young in their transaction advisory practice.
PRGX Global, Inc. [ATLANTA] (NASDAQ: PRGX) announced that Debbie Schleicher, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Treasurer, will be leaving the Company for personal reasons. Peter Limeri will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer, interim Treasurer and interim Controller. Peter Limeri has over 25 years of financial experience, including his previous service with PRGX as Chief Financial Officer from November 2014 to May 2018 and from February 2006 until May 2009. Mr. Limeri’s previous experience also includes serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of LCG, LLC and serving as President and Chief Financial Officer of Physiotherapy Associates.
Tierra Nueva Technologies [MIAMI] named Patrick M. Worsham Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Worsham is also partner and CFO of Tampa, Fla.-based ProspEquity Partners (PEP), and played a significant role in executing PEP’s acquisition of a majority stake in Tierra Nueva earlier this year. Worsham served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Coca-Cola North America, as well as Coca-Cola’s Vice President and Controller and internal audit director.
AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. [PHILADELPHIA] (NASDAQ: AGFS) announced that Graham Miao will be joining the company as chief financial officer. He will be replacing Katherine Harper, who is leaving the company to pursue other professional interests. Most recently, Miao was president and chief financial officer of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings. Prior to joining Pernix, he served as the executive vice president and CFO of Interpace Diagnostics, Inc. (formerly known as PDI, Inc., or PDI). Miao’s career has included a broad range of senior financial positions in other life sciences companies, as well as earlier roles at Dun & Bradstreet and J.P. Morgan & Co.
Foundation Gaming & Entertainment, LLC [GULFPORT, Miss.] announced that Donn Mitchell will be joining the Company as chief financial officer and Principal. Mr. Mitchell has over 20 years of gaming industry experience, with most of that at senior corporate finance positions.
Snowflake Computing [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced that Thomas Tuchscherer has joined Snowflake as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to Snowflake, he spent eight years at Talend, serving as CFO since 2012. Before Talend, he held senior finance and strategy positions at SAP, Business Objects and Cartesis.
InvenTrust Properties Corp. [DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.] announced that Michael Podboy has informed the company of his intention to resign his positions as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer to pursue other opportunities outside the Company. Adam M. Jaworski, InvenTrust’s Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, will assume the role of the Company’s Interim Principal Financial Officer.
Healthx, Inc. [INDIANAPOLIS] announced the appointment of Mark Rapoport as CFO. Rapoport held CFO positions at Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (VTI) and Capsule Technologie SAS, as well as President & CEO of Thomas, Thomas & Walsh, Inc., and COO and CFO of Landacorp, Inc.
Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: ARCT) announced that it has appointed Andrew Sassine as Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Sassine has served on Arcturus’ Board of Directors since May 2018 and will continue to serve on Arcturus’ Board of Directors. In addition to serving on the Arcturus board, Mr. Sassine serves on the boards of iCAD, Inc. and Gemphire Therapeutics. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of privately-held ComHear Inc. Sassine previously served on the board of Acorn Energy, Inc., CNS Response, Inc. and FluoroPharma Medical, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sassine served in various positions at Fidelity Investments from 1999 to 2012, most recently as portfolio manager.