CFO Moves this week include:
|McGraw-Hill||Teladoc Health||Seagate Technology|
|The Kroger Co.||Stein Mart, Inc.||Editas Medicine, Inc.|
|Combined Insurance||Urban Commons||Wind River|
|Social Reality, Inc.||Compass Therapeutics||Maya Cinemas|
|AutoWeb, Inc.||Generation Bio||Trinity Industries, Inc.|
|Agilence, Inc.||Bovie Medical Corporation||SeriousFun Children’s Network|
|SPX FLOW, Inc.||NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC||Incipio® Group|
|Cuentas, Inc.||Praxsyn Corporation||ThreatX|
|New Senior Investment Group Inc.|
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McGraw-Hill [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Mike Evans as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective January 1, 2019. Previously, he served as chief operating officer and CFO at Renaissance and as CFO at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Before that, Mr. Evans led Pearson’s K-12 literacy and math businesses as well as their Student Information business and K-12 technology organization. Before joining Pearson, Mr. Evans held senior positions at BigChalk, The Food Network and Primedia, Inc.
Teladoc Health [PURCHASE, NY] (NYSE: TDOC) that Mark Hirschhorn has resigned as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Teladoc Health, effective January 1, 2019. Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller Gabriel Cappucci will coordinate all finance activity, until a permanent replacement is named.
Seagate Technology [CUPERTINO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: STX) announced that Gianluca Romano has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. Romano will join Seagate January 7th, 2019. Gianluca most recently served as corporate vice president, business finance & accounting at Micron Technology. Prior to that, he held executive positions at Numonyx and STMicroelectronics.
The Kroger Co. [CINCINNATI] (NYSE: KR) announced its succession plan for Chief Financial Officer. J. Michael Schlotman, Kroger’s Chief Financial Officer since 2000, has decided to retire in December of 2019. Mr. Schlotman will continue as CFO through the end of Kroger’s fiscal 2018 and up to April 3, 2019. He will then remain an executive vice president of the company and continue to sit on the senior leadership team to support the company during this transition period until December 28, 2019. Gary Millerchip, CEO of Kroger Personal Finance, will succeed Mr. Schlotman as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kroger, effective April 4, 2019. Mr. Millerchip came to Kroger in 2010 from Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to lead Kroger Personal Finance. Prior to that, Mr. Millerchip was responsible for the Royal Bank of Scotland Personal Credit Card business in the UK. Mr. Millerchip joined RBS in 1987 and held leadership positions in multiple disciplines during his time there.
Stein Mart, Inc. [JACKSONVILLE, Fla.] (NASDAQ: SMRT) announced the appointment of James B. Brown as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Brown joins Stein Mart from Adrianna Papell Group, where he was CFO. He previously held CFO positions at Gordmans Stores and Hancock Fabrics and was Senior Vice President, Finance with Fred’s, Inc. Mr. Brown succeeds Gregory W. Kleffner, whose pending retirement was announced in October.
Editas Medicine, Inc. [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] (NASDAQ: EDIT) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Hack, will be stepping down from the Company, effective March 1, 2019, to return to the investment industry.
Combined Insurance [CHICAGO] a Chubb company, announced Chris Anderson as the company’s new Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Anderson previously held the role of Controller at Combined Insurance. Anderson joined Combined Insurance four years ago and has 30 years of professional accounting and finance experience at a major accounting firm.
Urban Commons [LOS ANGELES] announced the appointment of Salvatore G. Takoushian, as President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Takoushian was hired ahead of the acquisition of The Wagner at the Battery, New York City (formerly known as The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park). Before Urban Commons, Mr. Takoushian was Managing Director in the Real Estate and Lodging Investment Banking Division at Jefferies Group LLC. At Jefferies, he served as trusted advisor to Urban Commons. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Takoushian spent 11 years within the investment banking division of Citigroup Global Markets where he had similar responsibilities.
Wind River [ALAMEDA, Calif.] announced the appointment of Bryan LeBlanc as chief financial officer. Most recently, he served as CFO of startup Spire Global Inc., a space to cloud analytics company. Prior to Spire, Bryan was CFO of Jive Software for nine years. Previous to Jive, LeBlanc served in various finance positions at companies including Webtrends Inc., Mercury Interactive Corporation, and inSilicon Corporation.
Social Reality, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (NASDAQ: SRAX) named Michael Malone as its new Chief Financial Officer. Malone most recently served as VP of Finance for Westwood One, LLC. Prior to Westwood, Malone held positions of rising responsibility at Cumulus Media and Citadel Broadcasting.
Compass Therapeutics [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Lynne Sullivan as chief financial officer. Ms. Sullivan most recently served as senior vice president, finance at Biogen. Prior to Biogen, Ms. Sullivan served as a vice president overseeing tax function for Merck KGaA’s North American operations and was Serono’s Vice President, Tax, Americas and International for seven years. She was a tax partner in the Boston office of Arthur Andersen prior to joining Serono. She currently serves as director and chair of the audit committee for both resTORbio and Solid Biosciences.
Maya Cinemas [PASADENA, Calif.] recently named Marc Walton as their new Chief Financial Officer. Previous to Maya, Marc worked for Millennia Housing Management, Ltd as their Chief Accounting Officer and for GK Management Co., Inc. as their Chief Financial Officer. Marc’s cinema exhibition experience includes 10 years at Reading International, Inc.
AutoWeb, Inc. [IRVINE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: AUTO) appointed J.P. Hannan as executive vice president, chief financial officer. Hannan succeeds Interim CFO Wes Ozima, who will remain at AutoWeb in his prior role as senior vice president, controller. Hannan is a media veteran with more than 20 years of public and private CFO experience across various organizations, including Social Reality (SRAX), Cumulus Media (CMLS), Modern Luxury Media and Lincoln Financial Media Company (LNC). Hannan has served on the board of directors for several technology and media companies, including Asian Media, Regent Communications (RGCI), Bullpen Ventures and iBlast Networks. He also currently serves as the chairman of the board of Barefoot Luxury.
Generation Bio [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced that Tom Graney will be appointed chief financial officer (CFO). Tom joins the Generation Bio team from Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he served as CFO. Prior to Vertex, at Ironwood, he was responsible for finance, accounting, corporate strategy, corporate development, quality, supply chain, IT, corporate communications and investor relations. Before Ironwood, he spent 20 years with Johnson & Johnson, serving in various roles in the U.S. and abroad, most recently as worldwide vice president of finance and CFO for Ethicon Surgical Care. Graney serves on the board of directors of AC Immune SA.
Trinity Industries, Inc. [DALLAS] (NYSE: TRN) announced that James E. Perry, the Company’s current Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has notified the Company of his decision to transition from employment with the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Perry will remain in the Chief Financial Officer role until Trinity has filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The Company also announced that Melendy Lovett will assume the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following the filing of the Company’s 2018 Form 10-K. Ms. Lovett’s current role with the Company is Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and she has oversight of the Company’s railcar leasing business. Prior to joining Trinity as an executive, Ms. Lovett was a member of Trinity’s Board of Directors and had a 20-year career with Texas Instruments (“TI”), most recently as Senior Vice President and President of TI’s education technology business. Prior to joining TI, she was a senior manager with Coopers & Lybrand.
Agilence, Inc. [MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.] announced the addition of Bruce F. Katz as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Agilence, Bruce held financial leadership positions with a number of technology companies including Datapipe and EnterpriseDB.
Bovie Medical Corporation [CLEARWATER, Fla.] (NYSE: BVX) announced the appointment of Tara H. Semb as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 2, 2019. Prior to joining Bovie Medical, Ms. Semb was the Chief Financial Officer for AVAIL Vapor LLC, from 2015 until 2018. Ms. Semb previously worked for Amsted Industries, in multiple positions of increasing responsibility from 2006 until 2015, culminating in her promotion to Director of Finance for the company’s rail bearings division in 2013. Before joining Amsted Industries as Director of Internal Audit in 2006, she held financial and operational roles at Blyth Industries, and Anixter International. She began her career in 1991 as an auditor at Price Waterhouse.
SeriousFun Children’s Network [WESTPORT, Conn.] named Justin Fusaro as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Over the last 11 years, Fusaro has served in a number of roles at New York University, most recently as Senior Director, Budget and Planning.
SPX FLOW, Inc. [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] (NYSE: FLOW) announced the appointment of Jaime Easley as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Easley will succeed Jeremy Smeltser who has resigned from the company after serving as Vice President and CFO over the past three years. Easley served as Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since the company’s spin off from SPX Corporation in September 2015. He joined SPX in 2011 and served as Director of Internal Audit for three years and as Chief Financial Officer of the Industrial Products and Services segment of SPX Corporation from June 2014 through September 2015. He began his career in 2000 at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC [BELOIT, Wis.] announced the appointment of Paul Estrem as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NorthStar, Mr. Estrem served as CFO at Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, he was with Baxter International, Inc. for more than 20 years, where he held both financial and non-financial positions of increasing responsibility. During his tenure at Baxter, his experiences included divisional CFO for various divisions of Baxter, CFO of Baxter’s operations in Japan and serving as the Vice-President of Integration for a large acquisition. Prior to Baxter, Paul was a public accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co.
Incipio Group [IRVINE, Calif.] announced the appointment of Stephen ‘Steve’ Finney as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Finney served as CFO for KCD Brands, the division of Sears Holdings Corporation. From 2012 to 2015, Finney was the leader for retail businesses in North America markets for Quiksilver. Prior to Quiksilver, Finney had a career of more than 21 years with The Walt Disney Company where he held global positions in global business development, operations, finance and controllership across multiple divisions. At the start of his professional career, Finney held finance and accounting positions in the hotel design and construction divisions with Marriott Corporation and with Clark Construction Group.
Cuentas, Inc. [MIAMI] (OTCQB: CUEN) announced the appointment of Ran Daniel to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Since June 2018, Mr. Daniel has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Maayan Ventures Ltd. Mr. Daniel has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Blue Sphere Corporation from April 2016 through April 2018. From August 2014 to March 2016, Mr. Daniel served as the General Counsel and Head of the Family Office of Elie Tahari Ltd., and from December 2012 to August 2014, he has served as Executive Vice President of IDH Properties LLC, an affiliate of the Elad Group.
Praxsyn Corporation [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTCPK: PYXN) announced that Maxwell J. Korbin, II has agreed to accept the dual positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer as Executive Vice President.
New Senior Investment Group Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: SNR) announced the appointment of David Smith as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Smith brings 15 years of REIT experience to the Company. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Smith served as a Managing Director in the Private Equity Group of Fortress Investment Group LLC. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Smith held various finance, capital markets and investor relations roles at Ventas and Omega Healthcare Investors, and began his career in the real estate investment banking group at A.G. Edwards.