CFO Moves this week include:
|Zillow Group, Inc.||Aqua Metals, Inc.||XG Sciences, Inc.|
|Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc.||Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc.||McorpCX, Inc.|
|Ballantyne Strong, Inc.||Qlik||The Joint Corp.|
|Equidate, Inc.||PROCEPT BioRobotics||W&T Offshore, Inc.|
|Ansira Partners, Inc.||Globe Photos, Inc.||Centric Brands Inc.|
|Tapestry, Inc.||Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.||Datadog|
|iPic Entertainment||Constellis||CenturyLink, Inc.|
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Zillow Group, Inc. [SEATTLE] (NASDAQ: Z, ZG) announced Allen Parker will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Parker brings nearly 30 years of experience in deep operational finance, including at Fortune 500 companies Amazon and General Electric. Parker spent the last 13 years in finance roles at Amazon. Since 2011, Parker served as VP Finance, Amazon Devices, Appstore & Amazon Pay. Prior to Amazon, Parker was CFO and VP of strategic planning at Trane Residential Systems where he led finance and strategy. Before that, Parker held various leadership roles at General Electric Lighting. Parker will begin his role as CFO of Zillow Group on November 16, at which time Interim CFO Jennifer Rock will continue on with her position as Chief Accounting Officer.
Aqua Metals, Inc. [MCCARRAN, Nev.] (NASDAQ: AQMS) announced the appointment of Judd Merrill as Chief Financial Officer. Merrill joins Aqua Metals from Klondex Mines Ltd. where he was Director of Finance/Accounting. Prior to joining Klondex, Merrill spent five years as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Comstock Mining Inc. Merrill also worked as a controller at Fronteer Gold Inc. and as an assistant controller at Newmont Mining Corp. Merrill began his career at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Merrill replaces Frank Knuettel II, who left the Company in August 2018.
XG Sciences, Inc. [Lansing, Michigan] appointed Jacqueline Lemke as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, beginning on November 19, 2018. Lemke served on the Board of Directors of the American Brain Tumor Association since January of 2017. From 2012 to 2016, she served as President and CEO of Bioanalytical Systems, Inc. Previously, Ms. Lemke was Vice President of Finance and Global CFO of Remy, Inc., a division of Remy International, from 2007 to 2010. From 2004 to 2005, she served as Vice President of Finance and Global CFO Connected Home Solutions at Motorola, Inc., and, prior to that, was Global Strategic Planning Director of the Invista division at the DuPont Company.
Blackmore Sensors and Analytics, Inc. [BOZEMAN, Mont.] announced the appointment of Jeff Davison as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Blackmore, Davison was CFO for Mitek. He previously was with RightNow, where he was the company’s CFO, as well as VP Finance, and VP worldwide sales operations. Earlier in his career, Davison spent three years with Netsuite as SVP of Sales Success. Mr. Davison also served as the CFO of Outbrain.
Colony Credit Real Estate, Inc. [LOS ANGELES] (NYSE: CLNC) announced that Sujan S. Patel resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, to pursue other opportunities. The Company appointed Neale W. Redington as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Redington, a 10-year veteran of Colony Capital, Inc., also serves as Managing Director and the Chief Accounting Officer of Colony Capital. Prior to joining the predecessor Colony business in 2008, Mr. Redington was an audit partner in the real estate and hospitality practice of Deloitte & Touche LLP, having worked there for 20 years.
McorpCX, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] (TSX-V: MCX, OTCQB: MCCX) announced the appointment of Tricia Tomko as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently Ms. Tomko has been the Director of Finance for a privately held communications and consulting firm and has past experience as the controller of an international SaaS software company. Earlier in her career, Ms. Tomko was the controller for the Federal Reserve Bank in Cleveland, Ohio, the Director of Accounting Operations for a publicly traded media company and a large retail grocery chain.
Ballantyne Strong, Inc. [OMAHA, Neb.] (NYSE American: BTN) announced that Mark Roberson will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective November 16th. Roberson has served most recently as Chief Operations Officer of Chanticleer Holdings, Inc. since May 2015. Prior to Chanticleer Holdings Inc., he served as Chief Executive Officer, since February 2010, Acting Chief Executive Officer, from May 2009 to February 2010, and as Chief Financial Officer, since October 2007, of PokerTek, Inc. Mr. Roberson previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Baker & Taylor, Inc., Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, Inc., LifeStyle Furnishings International, Ltd., Coopers & Lybrand, LLP and Ernst and Young, LLP. He has served on the Board of Directors of Cynergistek, Inc. since May 2016, where he chairs the Audit and Compensation Committees. Roberson will succeed Lance Schulz, who resigned effective November 16, 2018, as Chief Financial Officer.
Qlik [PHILADELPHIA] announced that Dennis Johnson has been promoted and appointed Chief Financial Officer, assuming the official role and title after serving in an interim basis for the past several months. Johnson has served in various financial roles at Qlik since 2009, including Vice President of Finance and Director of Accounting and External Reporting. Prior to serving as interim CFO, Dennis was Qlik’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Qlik, Dennis served as the Vice President of Finance for Medecision, and has also previously held finance and accounting roles at VerticalNet and Arthur Andersen.
The Joint Corp. [SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.] (NASDAQ: JYNT) appointed its Corporate Controller, Jake Singleton, to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Singleton was a senior manager with Ernst & Young.
Equidate, Inc. [SAN FRANCISCO] announced that Mark Lee has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Lee’s most recent role was COO/CFO at PENSCO Trust Company. Prior CFO/Finance roles include: CFO for the Stanford Management Company (the University’s endowment), CFO of Charles Schwab’s Capital Markets, RIA Trading/Custody, and Asset Management Groups, Goldman Sachs Equity Trading, Barclays Global Investors, and Hewlett Packard.
PROCEPT BioRobotics [REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.] announced the appointment of Kevin Waters as chief financial officer. Mr. Waters most recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Accuray Inc. Prior to Accuray, Mr. Waters held financial leadership positions at three publicly traded medical device companies, including Conceptus, Laserscope and VISX. Mr. Waters began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.
W&T Offshore, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: WTI) announced the appointment of Janet Yang to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, following her appointment as acting Chief Financial Officer in August 2018. Ms. Yang will also assume the role of Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Previously Yang was Finance Manager and in 2012 became Director, Strategic Planning & Analysis, a position she held until being appointed Vice President, Corporate & Business Development in 2017. Prior to joining W&T, Ms. Yang held positions in research and investment analysis at BlackGold Capital Management, investment banking at Raymond James and energy trading at Allegheny Energy.
Ansira Partners, Inc. [DALLAS and ST. LOUIS] announced that Laurie MacLaren has joined the company in a newly formed role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. MacLaren replaces Gary Weller who served as Ansira’s CFO for more than 10 years. Before joining Ansira, MacLaren spent 19 years with Sapient. During her last six years with Sapient, she served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer.
Globe Photos, Inc. [LAS VEGAS] (OTCQB: GBPT) appointed Shamar Tobias as the company’s interim chief financial officer. Tobias succeeds Scott C. Black who has been appointed to the new position of chief legal officer. Tobias co-founded and serves as managing partner of Blue Chip Accounting, LLC. Earlier, he served as a consulting partner at a PCAOB, a registered accounting firm also located in Henderson, Nevada.
Centric Brands Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: CTRC) announced that Anurup Pruthi has joined the Company and has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pruthi most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at The Children’s Place. Prior to this role, Mr. Pruthi served as the Chief Financial Officer of the retail subsidiary of Reliance Industries, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Future Group business consulting and services company. He also held senior executive financial and operational positions at Burberry PLC, Mexx Europe Holding, a subsidiary of Liz Claiborne, Inc., and at Liz Claiborne, Inc.
Tapestry, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: TPR) announced that the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Wills, has advised he will be departing the Company to pursue another opportunity. In order to facilitate a smooth transition, Mr. Wills is expected to stay through February 8, 2019.
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] (NASDAQ: FPRX) announced that David V. Smith will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective November 26, 2018. Smith replaces Linda Rubinstein who was Interim CFO. Smith most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of IntegenX, Inc. until its acquisition earlier this year by Thermo Fisher Scientific. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer at each of Thoratec Corporation, Chiron Corporation, and Anergen, Inc., and in various accounting and financial leadership roles at Genentech, Inc.
Datadog [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of David Obstler as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Obstler served as CFO of TravelClick. Prior to TravelClick, Mr. Obstler held CFO roles at OpenLink Financial, MSCI Inc., Risk Metrics Group, and Pinnacor. Mr. Obstler also held investment banking positions at JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs.
Carbon [REDWOOD CITY, Calif.] announced the promotion of Elisa de Martel to Chief Financial Officer. Elisa de Martel joined Carbon in February 2018 as Vice President of Finance. Elisa was with Apple Inc. for 11 years, where she served in a variety of financial roles and most recently, was the Director of Manufacturing Finance. Prior to her tenure with Apple Inc., she was a finance manager with Citroen UK and a supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Peraton [HERNDON, Va.] announced the appointment of Alan Stewart as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Stewart joins Peraton from Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. where he served as senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Prior to this role, Stewart served as chief financial officer for Vistronix, now a part of ASRC. Earlier in his career he held chief financial officer roles at Oceus Networks, Inc., ICF International, DataZen Corporation, Blackboard, Inc., and Deltek Systems, Inc.
Darigold [SEATTLE] announced the hiring of Mark Garth as its new Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, effective Nov. 27. Garth most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer for Country Fresh Holdings, LLC. Prior to joining Country Fresh, Garth was Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Perdue Farms (Maryland) and Wells’ Dairy (Iowa). Previously, Garth held significant senior financial roles at Plexus Corp. (Wisconsin), Conagra (Nebraska) and Maytag (Iowa).
iPic Entertainment [BOCA RATON, Fla.] (NASDAQ: IPIC) announced that Paul Westra is resigning to rejoin the financial services industry. Andre Loehrer, iPic’s Controller, will assume the position of interim Chief Financial Officer. Loehrer joined iPic in March 2017 as the financial controller. He has over 18 years’ experience in accounting and auditing. Prior to joining iPic, Loehrer served as the Controller of Twin-Star International, Inc. from October 2013 until March 2017.
Constellis [Reston, Va.] announced that Gordon Foster has joined as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Constellis, Gordon served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ASRC Federal and Northrop Grumman’s Chief Financial Officer/Director of Business Management for its civil division. Prior to that, he served as Northrop Grumman’s Chief Financial Officer/Director of Business Management for its Cyber Solutions division and Intelligence Systems division.
CenturyLink, Inc. [MONROE, La.] (NYSE: CTL) announced that Neel Dev has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Dev served as interim CFO since Sunit Patel‘s departure from the company in September. Dev previously served as CenturyLink’s group vice president of finance and was with Level 3 for 13 years prior to the CenturyLink acquisition.