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CFO Moves – week ending April 21, 2017

Red Hat, Inc. [RALEIGH, N.C.] (NYSE: RHT) announced that Eric Shander has been named the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. Shander most recently served as Red Hat’s acting CFO, and vice president and chief accounting officer. Shander joined Red Hat in 2015. Shander came to Red Hat with more than 25 years of business, accounting, and financial experience at global software and technology companies, including at IBM and Lenovo. At IBM, Shander held several key roles in the company’s finance and operations organizations, including serving as the company’s vice president of Americas IT infrastructure delivery from 2011-2015. Prior to that, he ran IBM’s Finance and Accounting Global Process Services division from 2008-2011. Shander rejoined IBM in 2008 from Lenovo, where he was the company’s vice president and chief accountant. At Lenovo, he led the formation of the global CFO function immediately after the company acquired IBM’s PC business in 2005. Prior to Lenovo, Shander spent nearly 15 years at IBM, where he held a variety of finance and accounting roles.

Sears Holdings Corporation [HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.] (NASDAQ: SHLD) announced that Rob Riecker, currently Controller and Head of Capital Market Activities, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of Sears Holdings. Mr. Riecker joined the Company in 2005 as Assistant Controller and served in various senior positions within the Company’s Finance organization. Mr. Riecker succeeds Jason Hollar, who has resigned from Sears Holdings to pursue another career opportunity.

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: STKS) announced that Samuel (Sam) Goldfinger, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.

Gogo [CHICAGO] (NASDAQ: GOGO) announced that Barry Rowan will join the company as an Executive Vice President and will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rowan joins Gogo from Cool Planet, where he had served as Chief Financial Officer since 2013. Prior to Cool Planet, he served as EVP, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Vonage Corporation. Before joining Vonage, Rowan was EVP and CFO of Nextel Partners. Rowan began his career at Hewlett-Packard and held senior leadership positions at Comlinear Corporation and Fluke Corporation.

Birch Communications, Inc. [ATLANTA] announced the appointment of Kevin Dotts as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Birch, Kevin served as Chief Financial Officer of Internap. Before Internap, Kevin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Culligan International in Chicago and EarthLink in Atlanta. Kevin started his career with financial leadership roles in various domestic and international divisions of GE.

Hilco Global [NORTHBROOK, Ill.] announced the appointment of Paul Feehan as Chief Financial Officer at the international financial services holding company. Mr. Feehan will be taking over this role from John Chen, who has been managing these duties in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Operating Officer which he will continue. Feehan has built an impressive career in financial services at GE Capital since joining in 1987, most recently having served as the Chief Credit Officer for its Corporate Finance unit.

USA Truck Inc. [VAN BUREN, Ark.] (NASDAQ: USAK) announced that Jason Bates has joined its leadership team as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bates joins USA Truck from Swift Transportation Company, where he had served as Vice President of Finance, Revenue Services and Investor Relations Officer since 2010. Prior to his most recent role at Swift, Mr. Bates served as the company’s Vice President and Assistant Treasurer. Mr. Bates started at Swift in 2003 and previously served in financial leadership roles. Prior to Swift, he served in a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles for Honeywell International.

Devon Energy Corp. [OKLAHOMA CITY] (NYSE: DVN) announced that the company’s board of directors has elected Jeff Ritenour, most recently Devon’s senior vice president of corporate finance, investor relations and treasurer, to the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer. Ritenour has been with Devon since 2001 and has served in his most recent role since 2016. In his 16 years with the company, he has served in numerous leadership positions and in various financial and commercial roles, including senior vice president of investor relations and vice president of acquisitions and divestitures. Before joining Devon, Ritenour was affiliated with Ernst & Young in Dallas, Texas.

Marketo, Inc. [SAN MATEO, Calif.] announced that Mark Miller is joining the company as chief financial officer (CFO). In addition, Marketo’s current CFO Brian Kinion has decided to leave Marketo to pursue other opportunities. Miller brings with him more than 20 years of experience as a finance leader at technology companies, most recently as CFO of ACTIVE Network. Prior to ACTIVE, Miller held the position of executive vice president and CFO of LHP Hospital Group, Inc., and EVP and CFO of Sabre Holdings. During his 10 years with Sabre, he also served as the company’s controller. Miller was previously CFO and vice president of finance at GetThere, which is part of Sabre Travel Network.

Aries Clean Energy [NASHVILLE, Tenn.] announced that Mark N. Witt has joined the executive management team as Chief Financial Officer. Witt has specialized for the 10 years in helping formulate financing and growth solutions for multiple companies as founder and president of Commercial Energy Services in Houston, TX. Prior experience includes financial management positions at British Petroleum, Goldman Sachs, and KPMG.

Dash Financial Technologies [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Ari House as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. House joins Dash from The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), where he served as Chief Financial & Corporate Development Officer. Prior to that, Mr. House served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis / Corporate Development for Fortent. He began his career in Salomon Smith Barney’s corporate finance division.

Hyperdynamics Corporation [HOUSTON] (OTCQX: HDYN) announced that Sergey Alexeev has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Alexeev joined Hyperdynamics in September 2016 as Vice President-Commercial Development on a consulting basis. Prior to joining Hyperdynamics last year, Mr. Alexeev was Chief Operating Officer for Soyuzneftegaz, and earlier was Chief Financial Officer and First Vice President for Rosneft. Earlier, he held executive positions with ABN AMRO Bank and Coopers & Lybrand, both in Moscow.

First Capital Real Estate Trust Incorporated [NEW YORK] announced that Stephen M. Johnson has joined First Capital as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Johnson joins First Capital from DRW Holdings LLC, where he served as Head of Equity Volatility Trading Asia. Prior to joining DRW, Mr. Johnson served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at Ronin Trading LLC, from February 2014 until March 2015 and at Marquette Partners L.P., between January 2012 and February 2014. From April 2007 to January 2013, Mr. Johnson served as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Partner at Hun Management LLC.

CampusLogic [PHOENIX, AZ] announced the addition of Colleen Shannon as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently she was CFO of Remarkable Health. She began her career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.

AAR Corp. [WOOD DALE, Ill.] (NYSE: AIR) announced that long-time Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman Timothy J. Romenesko will be retiring. Romenesko joined AAR in 1981 and performed various financial roles for several AAR operating units before being named Corporate Controller in 1991 and serving as CFO and Treasurer from 1994 to 2006. From 2007 to 2015, he was AAR’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Before returning to the role of CFO in 2016, Romenesko was Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Expeditionary Services segment.

AP Gas & Electric [HOUSTON] announced that John Williamson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining APG&E, Williamson spent 10 years at Direct Energy in various roles including CFO of Direct Energy Residential, CFO of Direct Energy Business, and Group Head of Accounting and Reporting in London.

Banker’s Toolbox, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the appointment of Ashley Womack as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Womack served as a Senior Director in the Private Equity Performance Improvement group at Alvarez & Marsal.

Pressure BioSciences, Inc. [SOUTH EASTON, MA] (OTCQB: PBIO) announced that Joseph L. Damasio Jr. joined the Company as its Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Damasio has over 20 years of experience, most recently as Finance Director at Nelipak Packaging. Before joining Nelipak, Mr. Damasio held various financial positions at CP Bourg, IQE KC, and Kopin Corporation. Prior to Kopin, Mr. Damasio was employed by Pressure BioSciences, Inc., first as Accounting Manager (2007), then as Controller (2008), and finally as Vice President of Finance and Administration (2011). Prior to joining PBI, Mr. Damasio was a senior accountant at BearingPoint, Inc. (formerly KPMG Consulting) and an auditor at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Damasio began his financial career with NEN Life Science Products Inc.

Powin Energy Corporation [TUALATIN, OR] (OTCQB: PWON) announced that Craig Eastwood is the newest members of the company’s executive leadership team. Eastwood joined the company in March 2017 and is directing all fiscal functions for the company as chief financial officer. Most recently, Eastwood was the corporate controller at Erickson. He has also held senior financial leadership positions with ESCO, Daimler Trucks, and Pharmaceutical Product Development. He started his career in public accounting with Deloitte.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. [NEW YORK] (NASDAQ: SGYP) announced that Gary G. Gemignani has been appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gemignani replaces Senior Vice President, Finance, Bernard Denoyer. Most recently Mr. Gemignani served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Biodel, Inc. Prior to this role, Mr. Gemignani served in senior and executive financial and operational roles with multiple public and private companies including Coronado Biosciences, Inc., Gentium S.p.A., Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and Wyeth. Mr. Gemignani began his career with Arthur Andersen.

Growth Acceleration Partners [AUSTIN, TX] has promoted Michelle Schwalbach to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Growth Acceleration Partners, Michelle was the Controller for Digby, Pinion Software and HotData.

Q2 Holdings, Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] (NYSE: QTWO) announced the addition of Lynn Atchison, CFO of Spredfast, Inc., to its board of directors. Atchison currently serves as chief financial officer of Spredfast, Inc., which she joined in February 2017. Prior to Spredfast, Atchison served as the chief financial officer of HomeAway, Inc., from August 2006 until March 2016.

HALO Maritime Defense Systems [NEWTON, N.H.] announced that David Tolly has joined as Chief Financial Officer. David Tolly is coming to HALO from Corporate Solutions Group, Inc., where, as CEO, he held leadership roles including CFO, interim CFO, and interim CEO for numerous private equity portfolio companies, as well as provided a wide range of financial advisory and transaction services. Prior to Corporate Solutions Group, Inc., Tolly was COO and managing director at Focus Management Group. Prior to Focus, Tolly was Chief Operating Officer of Fabricated Products Group, and was the CFO for Diam International.

United Community Banks, Inc. [BLAIRSVILLE, Ga.] (NASDAQ: UCBI) announced the appointment of Jefferson L. Harralson as executive vice president and chief financial officer of both the parent company and its banking subsidiary, United Community Bank. He replaces Rex Schuette, who has served in the role of chief financial officer for the past 16 years. Harralson joins United from Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, where he was a managing director. He joined KBW as vice president in 2002, and was charged with rebuilding the firm’s Southeastern Bank Research effort after the events of September 11, 2001.

Green Bancorp, Inc. [Houston, Texas] appointed Terry Earley as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Green Bancorp. Mr. Earley served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Yadkin Financial Corporation (“Yadkin”), from July 2014 until the closing of Yadkin’s merger with F.N.B. Corporation in March 2017. Prior to his employment with Yadkin, Mr. Earley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VantageSouth Bancshares, Inc. and VantageSouth Bank beginning in February 2012 and March 2012, respectively, each located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Prior to that, Mr. Earley served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountain Bank and Rocky Mountain Capital, located in Jackson, Wyoming, in 2010, and as Chief Financial Officer of Bancorp of the Southeast, LLC, located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, in 2009. Mr. Earley also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of RBC Bank (USA), which he joined in 1992.

HAVERTYS [ATLANTA, GEORGIA] (NYSE: HVT and HVT.A) announced that Richard B. Hare will join the Company as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Havertys, Hare was senior vice president, finance, treasurer and chief financial officer of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. from March 2006 until it was acquired in December 2016. His previous experience includes serving as chief accounting officer and controller for Greenfuels Holding Company, LLC, from August 2002 to March 2006 and as assistant treasurer for SCI Systems, Inc., from October 2000 to June 2002. Hare also served as treasurer and assistant treasurer for Wolverine Tube, Inc., from January 1994 to October 2000. Before that he spent four years in the audit practice at Coopers & Lybrand in Birmingham, Alabama.

BioScrip, Inc. [DENVER] (NASDAQ: BIOS) announced the appointment of Stephen M. Deitsch to the positions of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Deitsch succeeds Jeffrey Kreger, who stepped down from his roles as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Deitsch joins BioScrip with extensive strategic and operational financial leadership experience, including over twelve years in the healthcare industry at Zimmer Biomet, Biomet and Lanx. Mr. Deitsch served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Zimmer Biomet Spine, Bone Healing, and Microfixation business and as Vice President Finance, Biomet Corporate Controller. Mr. Deitsch was the Chief Financial Officer of Lanx from September 2009. From 2002 to 2009, Mr. Deitsch also served in various senior financial leadership roles at Zimmer Holdings, Inc., including Vice President Finance, Reconstructive and Operations, and Vice President Finance, Europe. Most recently, since August of 2015, Mr. Deitsch has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Coalfire, Inc.

Onit, Inc. [HOUSTON] announced that it appointed York Richards as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). York was most recently serving as CFO at Riversand Technologies, Inc. York managed the development and execution of the Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program for BMC Software. During his career, he held a number of senior financial positions and served as director of finance of NetIQ Corporation, controller at PentaSafe Security Technologies and senior auditor of Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Royal Financial, Inc. [CHICAGO] (OTCQX: RYFL) announced that William M. Morfoot was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Bank. From July 2014 to April 2017, Mr. Morfoot served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer for Standard Bank and Trust Company in Hickory Hills, IL. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Treasurer of Urban Partnership Bank in Chicago, IL. Previously, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Morfoot served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ShoreBank in Chicago, IL. Prior to joining ShoreBank, he was an Executive at Crowe Horwath, LLP (“Crowe”).

Meridian Waste Solutions, Inc. [MILTON, GA] (NASDAQ: MRDN) named Christopher C. Diaz CFO. Mr. Diaz has nine years of waste industry experience most recently serving as corporate controller for Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. He has also held financial reporting and auditing positions with CSX Transportation and Skinner Nurseries, Inc. Mr. Diaz began his career as an auditor with the national accounting firm McGladrey & Pullen, LLP.

VAALCO Energy, Inc. [HOUSTON] (NYSE: EGY) announced the appointment of Phil Patman, Jr. as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining VAALCO, from 2012 to 2016, Mr. Patman served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, The Americas, for Thailand’s National Oil Company PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP). Mr. Patman also served as Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions (Asia) for The AES Corporation from 2010 to 2011. He also served as Principal, Global Infrastructure, for Darby Private Equity, from 2007 to 2010. Before that, Mr. Patman was Director, Business Development-Asia, for Globeleq Ltd. from 2004 to 2007. He also served as a Professional Consultant, LNG and Natural Gas, for Marathon Oil from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Patman began his career as a lawyer in private practice in Houston, from 1993 to 1997.

CareDx, Inc. [BRISBANE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: CDNA) announced the appointment of Michael Bell as Chief Financial Officer joining CareDx, and succeeding Charles Constanti. Michael is the former CFO of Metabiota. Previously, he served as the CFO of Singulex, and has held leadership and executive positions within Novartis, including tenure as the CFO of Novartis Diagnostics. Previously, Michael worked in public accounting at Ernst & Young and Deloitte.

Sorenson Media [SALT LAKE CITY, UT] announced Greg Woodward as Chief Financial Officer. Woodward previously served as CFO and COO at Pluralsight. Prior to Pluralsight, Woodward served as CFO of PermaPlate and as SVP in the Portfolio Group of Huntsman Gay Global Capital.

Freedom Leaf, Inc. [LAS VEGAS, NV] (OTC PINK: FRLF) announced Charles Grigsby as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Grigsby joins Freedom Leaf from a successful 28 year career in Charles Grigsby & Co CPA’s and Grigsby Forensics & Valuation.


CFO Moves – week ending April 14, 2017

HanesBrands [WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.] (NYSE: HBI) announced that Chief Financial Officer Richard D. Moss has decided to retire. Moss joined the company in January 2006 as treasurer. He was promoted to CFO in October 2011.

Winnebago Industries, Inc. [FOREST CITY, IA] (NYSE: WGO) announced that it has appointed Bryan Hughes as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hughes will succeed Sarah Nielsen, who is retiring. Mr. Hughes joins Winnebago after spending the past 20 years at Ecolab, Inc., where he held multiple roles with increasing responsibility at the business unit and corporate levels throughout his tenure. Most recently, Mr. Hughes was the Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller. Mr. Hughes began his career as a CPA with Ernst & Young and joined Ecolab in 1996.

FOX News [NEW YORK] has appointed Amy Listerman the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President of Finance and Accounting. Prior to joining FOX News, Listerman served as the CFO and Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales and head of Advertising Sales Data Strategy at Scripps Networks Interactive. She joined the company in 2012, and saw her role expanded in 2016 to include leadership of the Scripps Data and Analytics organization. From 2001 to 2012, Listerman served in various capacities relating to business development and sales strategy at NBC Universal (NBCU). Most recently, she held the title of Senior Vice President Ad Sales Finance, Pricing and Strategy. Previously, she performed financial management roles at Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble.

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, Inc. [Hoffman Estates, Illinois] announced that Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Financial Officer, Ryan D. Robinson, is resigning.

Parker Hannifin Corporation [CLEVELAND] (NYSE: PH) announced that Jon P. Marten, Executive Vice President – Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, will retire after 30 years of dedicated service to the company. The Board of Directors has elected Catherine A. Suever, currently Vice President and Controller and acting Chief Financial Officer, to succeed Mr. Marten as Executive Vice President – Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Suever joined Parker in 1987 as the Assistant Manager of External Reporting and subsequently was promoted to Manager of External Reporting. She moved into operations as Division Controller of the Gas Turbine Fuel Systems Division and also served as a Business Unit Manager for the division. In 2006, she became Director, Finance and Investor Relations Support for the corporation and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer in 2007. In 2008, she was named Vice President and Controller for the Climate & Industrial Controls Group. She became Vice President and Corporate Controller in 2010.

Willis Towers Watson [ARLINGTON, VA, and LONDON] (NASDAQ: WLTW) announced that Roger Millay, Willis Towers Watson’s Chief Financial Officer, will be voluntarily retiring.

MYnd Analytics, Inc. [NEW YORK] (OTCQB: MYAN) announced that Donald D’Ambrosio has been named its new Chief Financial Officer. He replaces Paul Buck, who is retiring.

CIT Group Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: CIT) announced that John Fawcett has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. He will succeed CFO Carol Hayles who has decided to pursue other opportunities. Fawcett served as CFO of Citizens Financial Group (CFG) and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Americas from 2007 through 2015. Prior to this he had a 20-year tenure at Citigroup with CFO roles in various areas including as CFO of Global Transaction Services, CFO of the Commercial Markets Business and head of Financial Planning and Analysis for the Global Corporate and Investment Bank, to name a few. Most recently, Fawcett served on the board of Rabobank North America.

Black Bear Diner [REDDING, Calif.] announced the addition of Anita Adams as chief financial officer.

Advisor Group [PHOENIX] announced the appointment of Greg Stockett as Chief Financial Officer. Stockett joins Advisor Group from REDI Global Technologies, where he held dual roles as Chief Operations Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to REDI, Greg held senior leadership positions with several financial firms, including BondDesk Group, Barra Inc., and Deloitte & Touche, LLP, among others.

Pluralsight [SILICON SLOPES, Utah] announced the appointment of James Budge as chief financial officer. He most recently served as CFO of Anaplan. Prior to Anaplan, Budge held the position of CFO and COO at Genesys. Before that, Budge served as CFO and COO at TiVo.

FATHOMTM Water Management, Inc. [PHOENIX] announced the hiring of Amanda Nevins as the company’s new chief financial officer. Nevins is joining FATHOM from CSID. Prior to CSID, she was the Chief Financial Officer – U.S. group of Rackspace. Prior to Rackspace, Nevins was with Zappos.com in a variety of roles, most recently as chief accounting officer.

Novoclem Therapeutics [DURHAM, N.C.] announced that Patrick K. Henderson has joined the company and will serve as Chief Financial Officer. Henderson joins Novoclem from LabCorp where he served as Vice President, Finance for the past 20 months. Prior to LabCorp, he served as Executive Director, Finance of Salix Pharmaceuticals. In 2005, Henderson joined Salix and helped build Salix’s finance organization, serving in various financial leadership roles of increasing responsibility over his 10-year tenure. He was appointed as Executive Director, Finance in 2012. He has also held several financial leadership roles at Cigna Healthcare.

Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc. [BRISBANE, Calif.] (NASDAQ: AIMT) announced the appointment of Eric Bjerkholt as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bjerkholt joins Aimmune from Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was CFO. Prior to Sunesis, Mr. Bjerkholt was CFO at IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and LifeSpring Nutrition, Inc. He began his healthcare career at J.P. Morgan & Co. as an investment banker.

NewVoiceMedia [SAN FRANCISCO, CA] announced the appointment of Fiona Talbot as SVP Finance & HR Administration. She is joining from Encore Tickets where she served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, Fiona was VP Finance & Treasury at MACH, and a Director within PWC’s tax and structuring group.

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. [LANCASTER, Pa.] (NYSE: AFI) announced that John “Jay” W. Thompson, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is leaving the Company. Kimberly Z. Boscan, the Company’s Vice President and Controller, has been appointed to serve as interim CFO upon Thompson’s departure. Boscan joined AWI in 2015, serving as Vice President and Controller of AWI’s Resilient and Wood Flooring businesses prior to the Company’s separation from AWI on April 1, 2016, at which time she became the Company’s Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining AWI, from 2012 to 2015 Boscan provided management consulting services through her firm, Zeiser Boscan Enterprises, LLC, and through Vaco Indianapolis, LLC. In 2008, she joined Mead John Nutrition in advance of its spin-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb to serve as Assistant Controller, a role she held until 2012. Additionally, from 1997 to 2007, Boscan held a variety of roles within the finance organization of Ford Motor Company.

Nations Equipment Finance [NORWALK, Conn.] announced the appointment of Susan O’Donovan as Chief Financial Officer. Susan was most recently with Castleton Commodities International as the Executive Director, Head of Controller Project Management and Strategic Initiatives. Susan’s past experience includes controllership and treasury roles with asset managers Plainfield Asset Management, Wexford Capital and Smith Management. She was also involved in ContiFinancial Corporation. Susan also served as the Manager of Financial Reporting for GE Capital. Susan began her career as an auditor for PriceWaterhouse.

LiveXLive [BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.] (OTC: LIVX) announced the appointment of Jerry Gold as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gold joined LiveXLive in March of 2017 as Strategic Financial Advisor to the Chairman. Mr. Gold served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Warner Music Group for nearly a decade. Mr. Gold also managed Warner Music’s investment in Columbia House, a joint venture with Sony Music, and was a member of the Board of Directors.

Lynx FBO Network [HOUSTON] announced that Matt DeLellis has joined as Chief Financial Officer. DeLellis was formerly the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Corporate Development at Landmark Aviation.

Burnham Benefits Insurance Services [IRVINE, CA] announced the appointment of Steve Vilas as chief financial officer and partner. Prior to joining Burnham, Vilas served as chief operating officer of employee benefits at Edgewood Partners Insurance Center, LLC, and as chief financial officer at both VRT Insurance Services, Inc. and Sitzmann Morris & Lavis.

Recondo Technology [GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.] announced that Dan Grote has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Grote was CFO of ReadyTalk. Prior to ReadyTalk Grote held various leadership positions, including CFO of software provider netFactor, and senior finance roles at Market Force Information and Verio.

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. [NEWPORT, R.I.] (NASDAQ: PANL) announced the retirement of Chief Financial Officer Anthony “Tony” Laura. Mr. Laura has been involved with the Company in various roles since its inception in 1996. He will remain with the Company as a director and continues to be a major shareholder. Mr. Laura will be replaced by Gianni Del Signore, who had previously served as Controller. During his seven-year tenure at Pangaea, Del Signore has worked closely with Mr. Laura in managing Pangaea’s overall finance function. Prior to Pangaea, Del Signore worked with Ernst & Young for five years.

Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. [FLINT, Mich.] (NYSE: DPLO) has appointed Atul Kavthekar as chief financial officer and treasurer. Prior to Diplomat, Mr. Kavthekar served as the CFO of LivingSocial, Inc., from June 2015 to December 2016. He previously held executive roles at Walgreens, from December 2009 to December 2013, and at Sears Holdings Corporation’s health & wellness division, which includes the Kmart Pharmacy chain, from December 2013 to May 2015. Mr. Kavthekar also has extensive mergers and acquisitions and capital markets experience as an investment banker.

Tricida, Inc. [SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.] announced the hiring of Geoffrey Parker as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Mr. Parker served as an industry consultant and as a board member for a number of public healthcare companies from 2015 to 2017. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2010 to 2015. Prior to Anacor, Geoff spent approximately 20 years in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs.

PTC Therapeutics, Inc. [SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J.] (NASDAQ: PTCT) announced that Shane Kovacs, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the company.

Webster Financial Corporation [WATERBURY, Conn.] (NYSE: WBS) announced that Gregory S. Madar has been named chief financial officer of HSA Bank. Madar currently serves as chief accounting officer of Webster Bank and Webster Financial Corporation.

Beaver-Visitec International [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced that Shervin Korangy has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Korangy most recently served as a senior executive of Novartis Group AG. Prior to joining Novartis in 2010, Korangy served as a Managing Director at The Blackstone Group.

UGI Corporation [VALLEY FORGE, Pa.] (NYSE: UGI) announced that Kirk R. Oliver will leave his position as UGI’s chief financial officer.

Jack in the Box Inc. [SAN DIEGO] (NASDAQ: JACK) announced that Jerry Rebel plans to retire as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. The company will begin an external search for a new CFO, and Rebel will continue to serve as CFO until after the appointment of a successor.

NorthStar Realty Europe Corp. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: NRE) announced that Keith A. Feldman has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of NorthStar Realty Europe. Mr. Feldman will succeed Scott Berry, who previously announced his intention to resign from the company. Mr. Feldman serves as a managing director of Colony NorthStar, Inc., NorthStar Realty Europe’s external manager, a position he has held since January 2017 and served as a managing director of NorthStar Asset Management Group Inc., a predecessor company of Colony NorthStar, from July 2014 to January 2017, as a managing director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from January 2014 to July 2014 and as a director of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from January 2012 to December 2013. Earlier in his career, Mr. Feldman held various financial positions at NorthStar Realty Finance Corp., Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and KPMG LLP.

Security On-Demand Inc. [SAN DIEGO] announced that William Lyman has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Security On-Demand, William was a Partner with Lyman Management Group, Corp (LMG). William was a General Partner with Alliance Technology Ventures before LMG. He also previously served as a sell-side technology industry associate analyst with Montgomery Securities and Solomon Smith Barney. His early career encompassed over ten years in operational roles with start-ups (Subscriber Computing, International Software Machines), Fortune 500 Companies (Motorola, Square D), and the intelligence community (National Security Agency).

Gibraltar Industries, Inc. [Buffalo, NY] (NASDAQ: ROCK) announced the appointment of Timothy Murphy as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Murphy, who is currently Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary at Gibraltar, will succeed Kenneth Smith, who had previously announced his intention to retire. Mr. Murphy joined Gibraltar in 2004 as Director of Financial Reporting. He then held senior positions in the Treasury Operations department, and has been Vice President and Secretary of the Company since 2012, and Treasurer since 2013. Prior to joining Gibraltar, Mr. Murphy was Senior Manager at KPMG.

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. [Los Angeles, California] appointed Paul Rainey to serve as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jeffrey A. Leddy, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, will no longer serve as the Company’s interim principal financial officer. Mr. Leddy will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Paul Rainey previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Harris CapRock Communications from May 2014 to April 2017. Prior to Harris CapRock, Mr. Rainey served as Chief Financial Officer of General Electric’s Lighting Professional Solutions business from March 2013 to April 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer of its Power Equipment business from March 2010 to February 2013. Prior to March 2010, Mr. Rainey served in two senior financial planning and analysis roles at General Electric from January 2007 to March 2010 and from October 2003 to October 2005. Between those appointments, Mr. Rainey served as a FamilyLife missionary from November 2005 to December 2006. Mr. Rainey currently serves on the boards of directors of Cutwell 4 Kids and America Responds with Love, and previously served on the boards of directors of Hesed Consulting, Georgia CASA and the Notre Dame Business Advisory Council.

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. [Bethesda, Maryland] announced the retirement of James H. Langmead, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Charles D. Levingston succeeds Mr. Langmead as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Levingston previously served as the Bank’s Executive Vice President — Finance, since January 2012, and previously worked at The Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and Philadelphia as a commissioned Bank Examiner, and at PriceWaterhouseCoopers as a Manager in the Advisory practice.

TriNet Group, Inc. [SAN LEANDRO, CA] (NYSE: TNET) announced that Richard Beckert has joined TriNet as senior vice president of finance. Beckert will be appointed as chief financial officer immediately following the filing of TriNet’s Quarterly Report. He replaces Bill Porter, who will continue as TriNet’s chief financial officer until Beckert’s appointment. Prior to TriNet, Beckert most recently served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at CA Technologies. Earlier at CA, Beckert served as senior vice president and corporate controller. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of strategic pricing for CA. Before joining CA, Beckert spent more than two decades at IBM in various leadership positions, including division controller of the Data Management division and of the Lotus division. At IBM, he also served as the director of financial operations for IBM Americas.

VTS [NEW YORK, NY] announced the appointment of Michelle McComb as Chief Financial Officer. Michelle McComb was formerly the CFO at Datto. Prior to her work at Datto, McComb served as CFO of Bloomberg’s Financial Products division, Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank, International CFO at Lucent Technologies and CFO of VitalSigns Software. McComb began her career at Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley.

American Gene Technologies International Inc. [ROCKVILLE, MD] announced the appointment of C. Neil Lyons as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lyons previously served as CFO for Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. From 2005 to 2011 Mr. Lyons was CFO for RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation [SPRINGFIELD, IL] (NYSE: HMN) announced that Bret A. Conklin has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Conklin has been serving as Acting Chief Financial Officer since January 30, 2017, due to the unexpected hospitalization and subsequent passing of the Company’s prior Chief Financial Officer, Dwayne D. Hallman. Conklin has been with Horace Mann for 15 years, as Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Conklin joined the company as Senior Vice President and Controller in 2002. Conklin previously served as Vice President of Kemper Insurance from 2000 through 2002. Before that, he was Vice President and Controller of Horace Mann from 1998 through 2000, and Vice President and Controller of Pekin Insurance from 1992 through 1998. He has seven years of public accounting experience with KPMG Peat Marwick from 1985 to 1992.

 
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