CFO Moves this week include:
|The Sherwin-Williams Company||Nordstrom||Gigamon Inc.|
|Rocket Fuel, Inc.||ALLETE, Inc.||MagneGas Corporation|
|Oaktree Capital Group, LLC||USA Truck, Inc.||The Mountain|
|Source Support Services||Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.||TruWest|
|Energy Hunter Resources, Inc.||Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.||NetBrain Technologies Inc|
|Newmont Mining Corporation||Varian Medical Systems||Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation|
|Demandbase||MISSION||EXCO Resources, Inc.|
|DataGravity||PlanSource||Black Stone Minerals, L.P.|
|AltheaDx, Inc||Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.||Stratix|
|Viega LLC||Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc.||Sientra, Inc.|
|Gladstone Commercial Corporation||MINDBODY, Inc.||Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc.|
|ITUS Corporation||Agilysys, Inc.||Ellie Mae|
|Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.|
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Sherwin-Williams Company [CLEVELAND] (NYSE: SHW) announced that its Board of Directors has elected Allen J. Mistysyn to serve as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mistysyn has served as Sherwin-Williams’ Senior Vice President – Corporate Controller since October 2014 and will assume the CFO duties currently held by Sean P. Hennessy. Mr. Hennessy will remain with the Company in the role of Senior Vice President – Corporate Planning, Development and Administration. Mr. Mistysyn has held a variety of operational and corporate finance leadership positions since joining Sherwin-Williams in June 1990. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President – Corporate Controller, he served as Vice President – Corporate Controller from May 2010 to October 2014. Mr. Mistysyn also served as Vice President – Assistant Corporate Controller from August 2009 to May 2010, Vice President – Controller, Paint and Coatings Division from November 2006 to August 2009, and Vice President – Controller, Consumer Division from February 2003 to November 2006. Additionally, Mr. Mistysyn served in various roles in our Paint Stores Group and Product Finishes Division.
Nordstrom [SEATTLE] announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mike Koppel has shared his plans to retire from the company in spring 2017. Koppel joined Nordstrom in 1999 and has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2001.
Gigamon Inc. [SANTA CLARA, Calif.] (NYSE: GIMO) announced that Rex S. Jackson is joining the company as chief financial officer. Rex previously served as CFO for four public companies including Rocket Fuel, JDS Uniphase, Symyx and Synopsys. He replaces Mike Burns, Gigamon’s CFO since July 2014.
Rocket Fuel, Inc. [REDWOOD CITY, Calif.] (NASDAQ: FUEL) announced that Stephen Snyder will join the company as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Snyder takes over from interim CFO Henrik Gerdes, who will resume his role as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Treasurer. Mr. Snyder previously served as CFO for Trilliant. Prior to that, he spent eight years at Adobe Systems, most recently as VP of Finance in the office of the CFO and before that as VP and GM for Adobe’s Channel Sales business. He also spent 13 years with Hewlett Packard in a series of increasingly senior global finance roles.
ALLETE, Inc. [DULUTH, Minn.] (NYSE: ALE) Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President of Energy-Centric Businesses Bob Adams has been promoted to ALLETE Chief Financial Officer. He will replace current CFO Steve DeVinck, who recently announced his intention to retire in the spring of 2017. Adams joined the Duluth-based company in 1987 as a financial analyst. He was named chief risk officer and vice president of business development in 2008, promoted to vice president of energy-centric businesses in 2014 and added the title of senior vice president of energy-centric businesses in 2015. The role of CFO is familiar to Adams, having served in that capacity in the past for Minnesota Power and Split Rock Energy.
MagneGas Corporation [TAMPA, Florida] (NASDAQ: MNGA) announced the appointment of Scott Mahoney to the positions of Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company. Luisa Ingargiola, the Company’s current CFO, will remain on the Board of Directors and will remain actively involved in operations and capital markets activities for the Company. Prior to joining MagneGas, Mr. Mahoney served as Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix Group Metals, LLC. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of several oil and gas companies and as Vice-President of JP Morgan Chase.
Oaktree Capital Group, LLC [LOS ANGELES] (NYSE: OAK) announced that David Kirchheimer has decided to retire as Oaktree’s Chief Financial Officer and member of its Board of Directors. He will transition to serving as an Advisory Partner for the firm. Daniel Levin, Managing Director, Head of Corporate Finance and Chief Product Officer, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2011, Mr. Levin was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman, Sachs & Co.
USA Truck, Inc. [VAN BUREN, Ark.] (NASDAQ: USAK) announced the appointment of James D. Reed as chief financial officer. Mr. Reed joins USA Truck from Interstate Distributor Company, where he served as CFO of Interstate and as president of its subsidiary Interstate Distributor Logistics. Mr. Reed joined Interstate in 2012 and served for a time as its senior vice president, sales. Prior to joining Interstate, Mr. Reed was senior director, finance and division CFO for EMC Corporation. Mr. Reed began his career with Intel Corporation in 1997.
Source Support Services [LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.] announced it has appointed Steve Snyder as its new chief financial officer. Snyder started his career with accounting firm KPMG. He then accumulated nearly 20 years of experience as the CFO of several public and private high-tech companies: Digi International; Gearworks, Inc.; X-IO Technologies, and Ancor Communications.
Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. [ALEXANDRIA, Va.] has named Alan R. Stewart Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining SPA, Mr. Stewart was the CFO for Vistronix. Before that, Mr. Stewart served as the CFO for Oceus Networks and ICF International.
TruWest [CLEVELAND] announced the hiring of new Chief Financial Officer Brent R. Leslie. Mr. Leslie joins TruWest from the Port of Cleveland. Mr. Leslie began his career at professional services firm PricewaterHouseCoopers LLP in Washington, DC.
Energy Hunter Resources, Inc. [DALLAS] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Roger Burks as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Roger Burks is currently executive managing director and CEO of WG Consulting, LLC. He has experience from over 20 years with Deloitte & Touche and 14 years as a senior executive in the energy industry.
Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. [CLEVELAND] (NYSE: CLF) announced that it has appointed Eric M. Rychel to its Board of Directors. Mr. Rychel is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Aleris Corporation. He joined Aleris in 2012. Mr. Rychel was a managing director in the Industrials Group at Barclays Capital, Inc. between 2010 and 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Rychel was a managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., from 1998 to 2009. Mr. Rychel began his career as an analyst at LSG Advisors.
NetBrain Technologies Inc. [BURLINGTON, Mass.] announced the addition of Jeffery Basile as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer for PeopleFluent. Jeff began his career as senior auditor at Coopers & Lybrand and held the positions of Corporate Controller and Vice President of Finance at high-tech companies including Starent Networks, Viisage Technology, and Aspect Software.
Newmont Mining Corporation [DENVER] (NYSE: NEM) has appointed Nancy K. Buese to succeed Laurie Brlas as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as part of a planned transition. Ms. Buese most recently served as Executive Vice President and CFO for MPLX. Prior to MPLX’s acquisition of MarkWest Energy Partners in 2015, Ms. Buese served for 11 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MarkWest. Ms. Buese also is a former Partner with Ernst & Young.
Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation [IRVING, TX] announced that the Company has appointed Michael R. Koy as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Magnum Hunter, Mr. Koy served as Chief Executive Officer of Denali Energy, LLC since 2014. Prior to his service at Denali Energy, Mr. Koy held several positions at EdgeMarc Energy, LLC. Mr. Koy served in various midstream and business development leadership roles at EdgeMarc Energy, prior to his appointment as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Koy began his career at BP in 1995. After a brief time with Maersk Oil in Copenhagen, Denmark, Mr. Koy joined Talisman Energy Inc. in 2009 as Vice President – Commercial for the North America Organization.
MISSION [NEW YORK] announced the promotion of Michael Abbott to Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining MISSION, Abbott was the Chief Operating Officer for Specialized Bicycle Components. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Burton Snowboards.
EXCO Resources, Inc. [DALLAS] (NYSE: XCO) announced that Tyler Farquharson, EXCO’s current Vice President of Strategic Planning, will become EXCO’s acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, following the departure of Chris Peracchi, EXCO’s current Vice President, acting Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Farquharson will continue to serve as EXCO’s Vice President of Strategic Planning.
DataGravity [NASHUA, N.H.] announced that Becky Zehr has joined the executive team as chief financial officer. Zehr has held numerous executive leadership positions at emerging companies including OneCloud Software, GTxcel and Exagrid.
PlanSource [ORLANDO, Fla.] announced that Michael Cooper has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining PlanSource, Michael served as a senior executive at Filtration Group and CFO at several companies such as Con-Air Industries, Empower Software Solutions, Connextions, and PSS World-Medical. Michael began his financial career at Ernst & Young.
Black Stone Minerals, L.P. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: BSM) announced that Jeffrey P. Wood will assume the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer following the previously announced departure of Marc Carroll. Mr. Wood was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Siluria Technologies, Inc. Prior to Siluria, Mr. Wood was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eagle Rock Energy Partners. Prior to Eagle Rock, Mr. Wood spent 11 years at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. Mr. Wood started his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse LLP.
AltheaDx, Inc. [SAN DIEGO] announced the appointment of Andrew Jackson as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AltheaDx, Mr. Jackson was Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of Celladon Corporation. Prior to Celladon, Mr. Jackson held senior finance positions at various life science and technology companies.
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. [MINNEAPOLIS] (NASDAQ: BWLD), announced the appointment of Alexander (Alex) H. Ware as executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, Ware served as executive chairman of MStar Holding Corp. From 2010 to 2015, Ware served as executive vice president (EVP) of strategic development and senior advisor for the Pohlad Companies. From 2005 until its sale in 2010, he served as EVP and chief financial officer of PepsiAmericas. Previously, Ware served PepsiAmericas as senior vice president, worldwide planning and corporate development. He began his Pepsi career in 1994 and held several progressive roles with PepsiCo, including strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and field finance operations. Prior to PepsiCo, Ware was a management consultant with Booz, Allen and Hamilton. Ware began his career in banking with Manufacturers Hanover Trust (now JP Morgan Chase).
Stratix [NORCROSS, Ga.] announced that Jim McCormick will join the company as chief financial officer. McCormick was previously chief financial officer for Silverpop. A certified public accountant and former strategic management consultant with Accenture, McCormick was also chief financial officer for Harbinger and for Knology.
Viega LLC [BROOMFIELD, CO] announced John Sullivan as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining to Viega, Sullivan worked as the vice president of finance for Applied Water Systems and CFO of Flow Control divisions at Xylem, a director of financial planning and analysis at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a director of finance at Tufts Health Plan.
Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. [SACRAMENTO, Calif.] (NYSE: AJRD) announced that Paul R. Lundstrom will join the company as vice president of Finance and chief financial officer. Lundstrom previously spent 19 years with United Technologies Corporation (UTC), most recently serving as vice president of Investor Relations. In prior positions with UTC, Lundstrom was vice president of finance and CFO for the Building & Industrial Systems and Climate, Controls & Security businesses in Asia. He also served as vice president of finance and CFO for Carrier’s commercial HVAC business in North America. Before moving to Carrier in 2006, Lundstrom served in a variety of finance leadership positions for UTC’s aerospace and defense business, Hamilton Sundstrand.
Sientra, Inc. [SANTA BARBARA, Calif.] (NASDAQ: SIEN) announced that Patrick F. Williams has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, and Treasurer. He succeeds Matthew Pigeon, who is stepping down from his role as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Most recently, Mr. Williams served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at ZELTIQ Aesthetics. Mr. Williams was at ZELTIQ for approximately four years. Prior to ZELTIQ, Mr. Williams served as Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations, and Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations at NuVasive. Mr. Williams currently serves on the Board of Directors of Miramar Labs.
Gladstone Commercial Corporation [MCLEAN, Va.] (NASDAQ: GOOD) announced that Michael Sodo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sodo most recently served as a CFO, Treasurer and Executive Vice President of VEREIT from October 2014 through October 2015. Mr. Sodo, a Certified Public Accountant, started his career at KPMG in the audit function before spending 11 years at Capital Automotive where he rose to Senior Vice President of Financial Reporting and Treasurer.
MINDBODY, Inc. [SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: MB) announced the appointment of Cipora Herman to its Board of Directors. Herman served as Chief Financial Officer for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers for four seasons. Prior to joining the 49ers, Herman served as Treasurer and Vice President of Finance at Facebook. Before Facebook, Herman served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer for Yahoo! and has held finance and banking positions at Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle), Hewlett-Packard Co., Agilent Technologies and Goldman Sachs.
Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc. [SOUTHFIELD, Mich.] (NASDAQ: SAUC) announced that Phyllis A. Knight has joined Diversified Restaurant Holdings as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Ms. Knight most recently served as EVP and CFO of Polar Corporation. Prior to that Ms. Knight spent eleven years at Champion Enterprises, Inc. and Champion Enterprises Holdings, LLC, the bulk of which as EVP and CFO.
ITUS Corporation [LOS ANGELES, CA] (NASDAQ: ITUS), announced that Michael Catelani has joined the company as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Catelani replaces Henry Herms, who will retire at the end of December after 21 years with the company. Previously, Mike cofounded Tacere Therapeutics, Inc., and served as its Chairman, President & Chief Financial Officer until its sale. Prior to Tacere, Mike served on the Board of Directors and was the Chief Financial Officer of Benitec Biopharma Limited. Mike was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Axon Instruments. Previously, he was the Vice President of Finance for Media Arts Group, Inc. Mike has also worked with several early stage start-ups and has served as a contract CFO to a number of established businesses in the biotech field.
Agilysys, Inc. [ALPHARETTA, Ga.] (NASDAQ: AGYS) announced that Chief Financial Officer Janine Seebeck has notified the Company that she is resigning from her position. Tony Pritchett, the Company’s Senior Director of Operations, will serve as Interim CFO until the appointment of a permanent successor. Mr. Pritchett is a certified public accountant who joined Agilysys in 2012 as Controller of the Retail Solutions Group and has subsequently served as the Company’s Controller as well as in his current role as Senior Director of Operations.
Ellie Mae [PLEASANTON, Calif.] (NYSE: ELLI) announced that its CFO, Ed Luce has announced his intention to retire. Matt LaVay, senior vice president of finance, will become CFO. Mr. LaVay joined Ellie Mae in 2012. Prior to joining Ellie Mae, Matt held senior finance positions with Taleo Corporation, Scientific Learning Corporation, Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft, Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. [FLINT, Mich.] (NYSE: DPLO) announced that Sean Whelan will step down from his role as chief financial officer and a director on Diplomat’s Board of Directors. Robin Johnson, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Diplomat’s Specialty Infusion Division, will take on an expanded leadership role until a formal replacement has been appointed.