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USA | CFO Moves – week ending February 13, 20, 27, 2015


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CFO Moves – week ending February 27, 2015

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) announced the appointment of Patricia A. Little as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective March 16. Currently, Little is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Kelly Services, Inc. She serves as a board member and chair of the audit committee of McCormick & Company, Incorporated. Prior to joining Kelly in 2008, she spent 24 years with Ford Motor Company holding leadership roles in both corporate and operational finance.

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) announced that Patricia A. Little will step down as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective March 13, 2015, to pursue an opportunity outside of the Company. Concurrently, Olivier Thirot, Kelly’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, will assume the role of Acting CFO. Mr. Thirot brings more than 25 years of extensive financial and accounting experience to the position, having managed several key finance functions at Bacardi Ltd. and L. Raphael where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his current role as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Mr. Thirot was responsible for the finance functions in Kelly Services’ EMEA and APAC regions. He joined the Company in 2008.

Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) confirmed that David Taylor, currently executive vice president, finance and planning and chief financial officer of Lorillard, will serve as the new chief executive of ITG Brands LLC (“ITG”). ITG will be a newly formed subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC following the closing of Lorillard’s pending merger with Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) (“RAI”) and RAI’s divesture of certain brands to Imperial Tobacco. The appointment will be effective immediately upon the closing of such transactions. Mr. Taylor has served as Lorillard’s executive vice president, finance and planning, and chief financial officer since January of 2008. Prior to joining Lorillard, Mr. Taylor was a senior managing director with FTI Palladium Partners. In that capacity, he served as interim chief financial officer of Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. from January 2006 to November 2007.

Chromalox announced the appointment of Craig A. Creaturo as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President-Administration. Mr. Creaturo most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of II-VI Incorporated, a position he held since 2004. He joined II-VI Incorporated in 1998 as Corporate Controller and became an executive officer in 200 Previously, Mr. Creaturo spent six years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP.

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) announced that it has reached an agreement with Karyn F. Ovelmen, executive vice president and chief financial officer, for her separation from the Company. Under the agreement, Ovelmen will continue as CFO for up to three months while the Company conducts a search for her successor. Ovelmen previously served as executive vice president and CFO of Petroplus Holdings AG, a large European refiner and wholesaler of petroleum products. She also served as executive vice president and CFO of Argus Atlantic Energy. Prior to that, Ovelmen served as vice president of external reporting and investor relations for The Premcor Refining Group Inc.

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. (NYSE: CRL) announced that Thomas F. Ackerman, Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will retire from Charles River Laboratories in February 2016. Mr. Ackerman joined Charles River in 1988. He became Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1996 and was elevated to his current position in 2005. David R. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Global Discovery Services, has been named as Mr. Ackerman’s successor. Mr. Smith joined Charles River through our acquisition of Argenta and BioFocus from Galapagos NV, where he was serving as Chief Executive Officer of its Galapagos Services division. Mr. Smith spent eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers prior to joining AstraZeneca in 1997. After leaving AstraZeneca, Mr. Smith served as the Chief Financial Officer of Galapagos NV before becoming Chief Financial Officer for Cambridge University Hospitals, where he served in that capacity for six years, from 2007 to 2013.

BlackLine hired Mark Partin as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Partin most recently served as CFO at Fiberlink Communications, which was sold to IBM. Prior to that, Mr. Partin was CFO at Headhunter.net (now Careerbuilder.com). Mr. Partin began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen. Former CFO Charles Best will remain with the company as Chief Accounting Officer.

Potbelly Corporation (NASDAQ: PBPB) announced that Charles Talbot, Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving Potbelly to accept a senior leadership position with another company outside of the restaurant industry. Mr. Talbot will continue to serve as Potbelly’s CFO until his departure on March 27, 2015.

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ: LKQ) announced that John S. Quinn, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LKQ, is moving to the position of LKQ’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of European Operations. Dominick “Nick” Zarcone has been appointed as LKQ’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer to succeed Mr. Quinn, effective at the end of March 2015. Mr. Zarcone has been with the investment bank of Robert W. Baird since 1995, most recently as its Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to being named CFO of Baird in 2011, Mr. Zarcone spent 16 years in Baird’s Investment Banking Department where most recently he was Chief Operating Officer.

Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) announced that Joseph G. NeCastro, currently chief financial and administrative officer, has been appointed chief development officer. Lori A. Hickok, presently executive vice president of finance, will succeed NeCastro as chief financial officer. Prior to Scripps Networks, Joseph G. NeCastro was executive vice president and chief financial officer for The E.W. Scripps Company. He joined the company in 2002, from Penton Media, Inc. where as chief financial officer at Penton. He previously held senior financial positions at Reader’s Digest, and U.S. News & World Report. Lori Hickok was previously vice president and controller for The E. W. Scripps Company. She first joined the company in 1988, as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department. She held positions as the chief analyst for corporate development, controller for the company’s new media operations as well as the controller of the company’s former cable television systems division, which merged in 1996 with Comcast Corporation. She left the company after the merger to serve two years in senior financial roles at Paramount Kings Island in Cincinnati including chief financial officer.

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC (SSB) announced that Chief Financial Officer Brian Callahan has resigned from the company to pursue other interests. In the interim, SSB Chief Executive Officer Gary Fazio will assume oversight of the company’s finance functions.

Xero Limited announced that Graham Smith has joined the Xero Board as an additional independent, non-executive Director. Smith’s experience includes being Salesforce’s Chief Financial Officer and as a Board member of industry leaders such as Splunk.

Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, announced that Executive Vice president and Chief Financial Officer Michael (Mick) Reynolds will retire during the late second quarter of 2015. Reynolds has been with the company since 1998 and has held the position of chief financial officer for 16 years. Prior to joining Pacific Continental, Mr. Reynolds spent 17 years in the corporate finance divisions of First Interstate Bank and U.S. Bancorp.

Revitas announced the appointment of Michael Coluzzi as the new Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President. Coluzzi joins Revitas after serving as Chief Financial Officer of Quintiq. Prior to Quintiq, Coluzzi served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Metrologic, which was later acquired by Honeywell International.

Accolade, Inc. announced that Steve Barnes has joined from NRG Energy as chief financial officer. Prior to NRG Energy, he was managing director and chief financial officer for Novitas Capital.

Summit Bank (OTC: SBKO) announced that Ross Kari will be joining its Board of Directors. Ross Kari retired in 2013 as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Freddie Mac. Mr. Kari spent a large portion of his career – from 1983 to 2001 – at Wells Fargo, rising from senior financial analyst to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He has also served as chief financial officer of Fifth Third Bank and Safeco and executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. Mr. Kari also served as a director and chair of the audit committee for KKR Financial Holdings LLC.

Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) announced that its Board has appointed Frank A. “Andy” Wilson as an Independent Director. Mr. Wilson will also serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board. Andy Wilson joined PerkinElmer in May 2009 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining PerkinElmer, Mr. Wilson held key financial and business management roles over 12 years at the Danaher Corporation, including corporate vice president of investor relations; group vice president of business development; group vice president of finance for Danaher Motion Group; president of Gems Sensors; and group vice president of finance for the Industrial Controls Group. Previously, Mr. Wilson worked for several years at AlliedSignal Inc., now Honeywell International, where he last served as vice president of finance and chief financial officer for Commercial Aviations Systems. His earlier experience includes PepsiCo Inc. in financial and controllership positions of increasing responsibility, E.F. Hutton and Company, and KPMG.

TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) announced that it has appointed Herbert K. Parker, former chief financial officer and current executive vice president, Operational Excellence at Harman International to its Board of Directors. Previously, he served in various senior financial positions with global power and technology company ABB Group for 28 years, from 1980 to 2008, including chief financial officer of the billion Americas region from 2006 to 2008, when he was based in Norwalk, Conn. From 2002 to 2005 he was the chief financial officer of the global automation division.

Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) hired Denise McGlone as chief financial officer. McGlone served as chief financial officer at Affinity Federal for eight years and was CFO at Sallie Mae.

SynCardia Systems, Inc. announced that Dan Hudspeth has been named Chief Financial Officer. Hudspeth most recently provided interim executive and board advisory services to venture capital and private equity-backed companies through his company, Cohesive Strategy LLC. He has served as the chief financial officer of Genomica Corp., Rally Development Corp. and Allos Therapeutics.

XIFIN, Inc. has named James C. Malone as its new chief financial officer. Malone most recently served as executive vice president/CFO at American Well, Inc. Additionally he served as EVP/CFO at Misys PLC, and was the EVP/CFO of The Trizetto Group, Inc. Malone has also held executive positions with IMS Health, Cognizant and Dunn & Bradstreet Corporation.

Automated-X, Inc. (OTC: AUTX) announced that it has appointed Alan Bailey as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bailey spent over 35 years at Paramount Pictures (a division of Viacom Industries), most recently as Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer.

Castle Biosciences, Inc. announced the appointment of James L. Dunn, Jr. as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dunn has served in both CFO and General Counsel roles across various industries. He most recently served as CFO of Applied Optoelectronics, Inc., and successfully managed its IPO. He began his career as a Co-Founder and CFO of Pentegra Dental Group (now iLinc).

Spence-Chapin announced the promotion of Adam Cotumaccio by naming him President. Cotumaccio was previously COO/CFO of the 107-year-old agency. Cotumaccio has served on several non-profit and for-profit boards and has extensive cause marketing experience. Adam was formerly the Global COO for Kinetic Worldwide and previously served as COO, Americas GroupM ESP, the Entertainment, Sports and Cause Marketing division within GroupM.

Levenger announced that Steven Hansen, the former chief financial officer, has rejoined the company as CEO. Hansen was most recently a founding partner and President of GoldFellow LLC, and served as CFO of inSleep Technologies LLC. He maintained strong ties with Levenger during this time, serving on the company’s advisory board after concluding his tenure in 2010 as Levenger’s CFO. Prior to his initial term at Levenger, Hansen served as CFO for other companies including Andin International, JewelAmerica and Aurafin LLC. In addition, he has held partnership positions at Tatum Partners and GRH Holdings, and currently serves as an adviser to Tarantin Industries and Sleep Science LLC.

Fortus Healthcare Resources announced that Dave Keenan has joined as chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Fortus, Keenan served more than 12 years as VP – Treasury and Taxation at Oneida Ltd.. He also spent eight years as a tax manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

CFO Moves – week ending February 20, 2015

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) announced that it has named James Kehoe Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He rejoins the company from Gildan Activewear Inc., a leading supplier of branded basic family apparel in Canada, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Operating Excellence at Mondelez International, Inc. Mr. Kehoe’s most recent role at Kraft was as Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance. Mr. Kehoe succeeds Teri List-Stoll, whom the company announced last week would step down from her role as of Feb. 28, 2015. Ms. List-Stoll will work closely with Mr. Kehoe to ensure a smooth transition.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) announced that Chief Financial Officer Mark Buthman has announced his intention to retire at the end of 2015. The Company has named Maria Henry as Buthman’s successor. Henry, who was the CFO of Hillshire Brands Company from 2012 to 2014, and CFO of Sara Lee’s North American Retail and Food Service business from 2011 to 2012, will become Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective April 27, and will work with Buthman on a smooth transition. Prior to joining Sara Lee in 2011, Henry was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Culligan International. Before Culligan, Henry was the chief financial officer for Vastera. She began her career at General Electric.

Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) announced that Michael Taff, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will be leaving the company. To ensure a smooth transition, Taff will be staying on through March 31. Malcolm Platt, vice president, finance for the Industrial Product Division, will serve as interim chief financial officer. Platt joined Flowserve in 2002, and has served in his current role since January 2012. Prior to his current role, he held various positions of increasing responsibility within the company’s finance organization.

Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. announced that Steven Bisgay has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bisgay replaces Douglas Barnard, who is retiring at the end of Q1 2015 after nine years as CFO of Cantor Fitzgerald and over 30 years in the industry. Mr. Bisgay joins Cantor from KCG Holdings, Inc., where he most recently served as Chief Financial Officer. Before his appointment as CFO at KCG Holdings, Mr. Bisgay served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Head of Business Development, Group Controller and Director of Internal Audit at Knight Capital Group, Inc. Prior to his tenure there, Mr. Bisgay was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) announced that Peter M. Wilver, senior vice president and chief financial officer, has decided to retire, effective March 31, 2016. The company’s board of directors has elected Stephen Williamson, currently vice president of financial operations, as his successor, effective August 1, 2015. Williamson joined Thermo Fisher in July 2001 as vice president, European financial operations, based in the U.K., and subsequently served as the finance lead for the Informatics and Services, and Environmental Instruments businesses. He was named vice president of finance for Analytical Technologies in 2006, and two years later became vice president of financial operations for the company. Previously, Williamson held various finance leadership roles with AlliedSignal/Honeywell in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. He began his career with Price Waterhouse in London and New York.

EnPro Industries (NYSE: NPO) announced that J. Milton Childress will assume the responsibilities of senior vice president and chief financial officer on March 31, 2015, replacing Alexander W. Pease, who has announced his resignation as senior vice president and chief financial officer effective as of that date in order to accept a new career opportunity which he expects to finalize in the coming weeks. Pease has agreed to remain with EnPro in an advisory capacity through May 31, 2015 to ensure an orderly transition. Childress is currently EnPro’s vice president, strategic planning and business development, a position he has held since February 2006. He joined EnPro in December 2005 after serving four years as managing director of McGuireWoods Capital Group, of which he was a co-founder. Previously, he was senior vice president, planning and development, at United Dominion Industries, Inc. Before joining United Dominion in 1992, he held a number of positions with Ernst & Young LLP’s corporate finance consulting group.

Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF) a bank holding company whose principal subsidiary is Seacoast National Bank (the “Bank”), announced that Stephen A. Fowle will be joining the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Seacoast and the Bank. Fowle will join Seacoast in April 2015. William (Bill) Hahl, Seacoast’s current CFO, intends to retire and has agreed to continue to serve as Executive Vice President during a transition period, providing assistance as needed. Fowle is currently CFO of WSFS Financial Corporation, since 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Fowle served as CFO at Third Federal Savings and Loan Association of Cleveland, MHC. Fowle has also served as Vice President of Corporate Finance at a regional investment banking firm.

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced that Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Frank Simpkins will retire from the company effective March 31, 2015. The company named Vice President and Corporate Controller Martha Fusco to serve as interim CFO starting Feb. 23, 2015. Fusco has served as corporate controller since Dec. 2009, and has 10 years of service at Kennametal.

CAN Capital announced the appointment of Aman Verjee as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Verjee was the CFO of Collective, Inc. Prior to that, he was the CFO at Sonos. Verjee spent six years at PayPal, in a variety of finance roles overseeing financial planning and analysis, customer analytics and strategy. He also served as the CFO for eBay Marketplaces, North America. Earlier in his career he held positions at Lehman Brothers and McKinsey & Company.

Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTC: MFON) announced it has appointed Christopher J. Meinerz as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Mobivity, Meinerz served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Spindle, Inc. Meinerz previously served as CFO and CCO at Next Generation Insurance Group (NGI). Before his tenure at NGI, Meinerz was Executive Vice President of Finance and Treasury for DDi Corp. In addition, he served as Global Vice President of Finance for eTelecare of Scottsdale, AZ.

Vystar® Corp. (OTC: VYST) has named Warren Binderman as its acting Chief Financial Officer. Vystar President and CEO, William Doyle previously executed the CFO duties. Binderman is, and will continue as, the Managing Member and CEO of Binderman Group, a certified public accounting and business advisory consulting firm. Binderman also served as the assurance practice leader (Mid-Atlantic) and a Partner with Smart and Associates, LLP. He has served as the CFO of a Goldman Sachs Private Equity company and he started his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. where over nine years he moved through the ranks to Experienced Manager.

CFO Moves – week ending February 13, 2015

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced that Donald W. Blair, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will retire from NIKE in October 2015. As part of a planned transition, Blair will remain in the CFO role through July 31, 2015, and will remain with the company through October 31, 2015 in support of the transition. Effective August 1, 2015, Blair will be succeeded by Andrew Campion, currently Senior Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Investor Relations for NIKE, Inc. Campion joined NIKE in 2007 as the Vice President of Global Planning and Development. In 2010, Campion became CFO of the NIKE Brand, responsible for leading all aspects of financial management for nearly 90% of NIKE’s business. In 2014, he was promoted to SVP, Finance, Strategy and Investor Relations, while also maintaining his responsibilities as CFO of the NIKE Brand. Prior to NIKE, Campion served with the Walt Disney Company from 1996 to 2007, in a number of finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.

Dropbox announced that Vanessa Wittman will be joining in March as its new CFO. Vanessa is taking the reins from Sujay Jaswa, who joined in 2010. She joins us from Motorola Mobility, where she served as SVP and CFO following its acquisition by Google. Before Motorola, Vanessa was CFO of Marsh & McLennan and held senior roles at Microsoft and Morgan Stanley.

Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) announced that Teri List-Stoll, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be leaving the role effective Feb. 28, 2015. Ms. List-Stoll has been with Kraft since Sept. 2013. Ms. List-Stoll will continue to serve the company as a senior advisor to ensure a smooth transition.

Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY) announced the appointment of Anne L. Bramman as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 23, 2015. Bramman succeeds Mitchell R. Butier, who was recently named Avery Dennison president and chief operating officer. Ms. Bramman is joining Avery Dennison from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, where she has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining Carnival, Bramman spent six years at Columbus, Ohio-based L Brands, Inc. She began her career at L Brands in 2004 as vice president – finance for Victoria’s Secret stores. In 2006, she was promoted to vice president/assistant treasurer – mergers, acquisitions and capital markets for the corporation before assuming the position of senior vice president and chief financial officer for the Henri Bendel brand in 2008. She previously served as senior vice president – worldwide finance and strategic planning for THQ, Inc. for two years, and for three years as senior vice president of corporate development and treasurer at the corporate offices at Kinko’s, Inc. Her other financial experience includes seven years at Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) and three years with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) announced that John Stipancich has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Stipancich joined Newell Rubbermaid in 2004. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and Executive Leader of the company’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Since August 2014, Stipancich has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Before joining the company, Stipancich held senior positions with two former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. portfolio companies. He started his legal career at the international law firm of Squire Patton Boggs.

Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO) announced that Marc D. Miller, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Miller joined Aeropostale in 2005 as Vice President of Strategic Planning and New Business Development and was promoted to Group Vice President in 2006, Senior Vice President in 2007 and appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2010. David J. Dick will join the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. Dick served as the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of dELiA*s, Inc., after serving as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the retailer from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Dick was the Chief Financial Officer of Charlie Brown’s Acquisitions Corp. from 2006 to 2007. Additionally, Mr. Dick held a number of positions at Linens ‘n Things from 1993 to 2006, including Vice President, Controller and Treasurer.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) announced that Michael Monahan has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO). Monahan will continue his role as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Monahan becomes Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Monahan has been with Pitney Bowes since 1988 and held positions in Corporate Accounting, Investor Relations, Corporate Development, as a business unit CFO and product management. He has served as CFO since 2008. Prior to that, he served as Pitney Bowes President of the Mailstream Solutions and Services – Americas, the portfolio of which included North and South American operations of the SMB Mailing Business and Presort Mail Services.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE: PIR) announced that Company veteran Laura A. Coffey has been named Executive Vice President – Interim Chief Financial Officer. She replaces Cary Turner, who has retired as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pier 1 Imports. Ms. Coffey joined Pier 1 Imports in 1997 and has held various positions, including Vice President – Assistant Controller, Principal Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning and most recently, Senior Vice President of Planning. Prior to Pier 1 Imports, Ms. Coffey held positions with Alcon Laboratories and KPMG, LLP.

CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) announced that William S. Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, has been appointed to its board of directors. Johnson has also been appointed to the company’s Audit Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Johnson has served as CFO of Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ: CCMP) since 2003. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, corporate development and general management, including executive positions with BP Amoco and Budget Group.

Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA) announced that Robb Giammatteo has been appointed to serve as Ascena’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Giammatteo joined Ascena in September 2013 as its Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis and Investor Relations. Before joining Ascena, he held the position of Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis at VF Corporation. Prior to VF Corporation, Mr. Giammatteo spent several years in a variety of financial leadership roles at Limited Brands and General Motors.

Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), a unit of Manulife Asset Management Private Markets, announced that Bill Peressini has been named President. Mr. Peressini, HNRG’s Chief Financial Officer, assumes the role of president. Mr. Peressini will also continue as CFO until September 30, 2015. Before joining HNRG in 2011, Mr. Peressini held senior management positions at Stimson Lumber Company, and PacifiCorp, an energy and telecommunications company. Wilfred Steiner has been appointed as Managing Director and CFO of HNRG, effective Oct. 1, 2015. Mr. Steiner is currently Managing Director Australasia (HNRGA) and Director of International Finance. Since joining the organization in 2004, he has held a number of roles and worked on major timberland transactions in Australia, New Zealand and Chile. He will be relocating from Sydney, Australia to Boston. Before joining HNRG in 2004, Mr. Steiner was the CFO of Hoyts Cinemas Limited. He also had worked at Arthur Andersen.

BGC Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: BGCP) announced Graham Sadler will be retiring. Mr. Sadler will stay full-time at BGC until a successor is found. Mr. Sadler joined BGC and Cantor Fitzgerald in December 2008 and served as CFO for Europe and Asia. In April 2009 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of BGC Partners globally.

Main Event Entertainment announced the appointment of Chandra McCormack to the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Main Event, McCormack served as chief financial officer, treasurer and vice president of administration for Niagara Conservation. Her previous experience includes roles as chief financial officer for Advanced Beauty Inc., vice president of finance at Dean Foods Company, senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting and assistant vice president at Bank of the West.

Bemis Company, Inc. (NYSE: BMS) announced that Arun Nayar was elected to the Board of Directors. Mr. Nayar is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International (NYSE: TYC). He joined Tyco as the Senior Vice President and Treasurer in March 2008 and was also the Chief Financial Officer of Tyco’s ADT Worldwide. From 2010 until September 2012, Mr. Nayar was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations and Treasurer. Prior to joining Tyco, Mr. Nayar spent six years at PepsiCo, Inc., most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Global Operations, and before that as Vice President and Assistant Treasurer – Corporate Finance.

Wyless announced the appointment of Steve Sarno as CFO. Steve previous experience includes roles as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Sapient and Exa Corporation as well as Senior Vice President of Finance at The Princeton Review. Earlier in his career Steve spent 10 years at PWC.

Hostway Services, Inc. announced the addition of new Chief Financial Officer Kurt Phillips. Phillips comes to Hostway from ShopperTrak where he was the company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In six years there, Prior to joining ShopperTrak, Kurt was the Vice President of Finance and Controller for Townsend Analytics.

Prelert announced that John O’Donnell has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. O’Donnell most recently served as CFO of Aveksa. Prior to that, he served as the controller for both Empirix and Netegrity.

CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Matthew Dallas as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Simultaneous with the announcement, CoLucid announced the retirement of Tim C. Gupton. Tim has been the CFO for CoLucid since its inception, and was also a partner in Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP. Prior to joining CoLucid, Matt was the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at AVEO Oncology. Matt previously worked at Genzyme Corporation, NEN Life Sciences, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) announced that Christopher J. Eperjesy will join the company as chief financial officer. Eperjesy succeeds Timothy Delmore, who retired at the end of December, as planned. Since 2002, Eperjesy has been chief financial officer, vice president of finance and treasurer, at Twin Disc Inc. Prior to Twin Disc, Eperjesy served as a divisional vice president of corporate finance for Kmart from 2001 to 2002. Before that, he spent six years with the Chrysler Corporation/DaimlerChrysler AG in a variety of increasingly responsible corporate finance roles in the United States, Belgium and Germany.

SK Capital Partners announced that Jerry Truzzolino joined SK Capital as its Chief Financial Officer after serving in a similar position at CI Capital Partners since 2011. Prior to 2011, Mr. Truzzolino was at Neuberger Berman where he was a Senior Vice President and Co-Head of their Finance Group. Previously, Mr. Truzzolino held financial positions with the private equity group at Lehman Brothers and at the Blackstone Group.

Atlassian announced that Erik Bardman has joined as its chief financial officer (CFO). Bardman has served as CFO of public and private companies during the past 26 years. He is currently a Director and chairman of the Audit Committee of Trulia (NYSE: TRLA). Previously Bardman was CFO for the maker of Roku, Inc.; Logitech International, S.A. (NASDAQ: LOGI); and eBay Marketplaces (NASDAQ: EBAY). Bardman started his career at the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) serving in a number of positions over 15 years, including vice president of strategic pricing at GE Global Consumer Finance.

UniRush, LLC announced that Douglas McGann has been promoted to President. McGann previously served as CFO of UniRush since joining the company in September 2012. Prior to joining UniRush, McGann was a partner at Milestone. Prior to that, McGann was the Regional Director and Asia Pacific Head of Citigroup’s affluent banking and high net worth wealth management businesses. He has also held senior operating roles at JPMorgan Chase, including his role as the head of strategy and overall business execution for the Personal Financial Services division. Before joining JPMorgan Chase, McGann held leadership positions at Deloitte Consulting and the Capital Markets Company (Capco) and traded municipal securities at Merrill Lynch.

Congoleum Corporation announced the appointment of Chris O’Connor as Chief Financial Officer. Reggie Chesson, the company’s interim CFO, will continue on as a consultant to ensure a seamless transition. O’Conner is the former CFO of CMH Space Flooring Products, Inc.

Enable Injections has named Timothy R. Flaherty as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was most recently CFO for North America of Bonfiglioli. Prior to that, he served as a financial executive at publicly held Arvinmeritor, Ametek/HCC Industries and AtriCure.

Rexnord Corporation (NYSE: RXN) announced that George C. Moore will join the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Moore currently serves as a director of Wastequip, Inc., where he has served since 2012. Prior to joining Wastequip, Mr. Moore served as Executive Vice President of Rexnord from 2006 to 2012 and as Rexnord’s Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008 and as acting CFO for portions of 2009 and 2010. Mr. Moore has also served as a director of Jacuzzi Brands Corp. from 2008 to 2009 and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Maytag Corporation, from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Moore served as Group Chief Financial Officer and Group Vice President of Finance at Danaher Corporation, where he was employed from 1993 to 2003.

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced that Rick Dillon, Century’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will take a temporary medical leave of absence. Mr. Dillon is expected to return by the end of the first quarter. In the interim, Mr. Dillon’s duties and responsibilities will be assumed by Michael Bless, Century’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) announced the appointment of Robert O’Hare as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1, 2015. Brett Zane, after having made significant contributions as CFO since 2007, will work closely with Mr. O’Hare to ensure a seamless transition. Mr. Zane will leave the Company on March 11, 2015. Mr. O’Hare is joining the Company from Square, Inc., where he served as Corporate Finance & Investor Relations Lead since 2013. From 2010 to 2013, he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at Pandora Media, Inc. He worked as an investment professional with Spectrum Equity Investors and Spitfire Capital and began his career in investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners.

Camargo Pharmaceutical Services has named Carter Gaither chief financial officer. Before joining Camargo, Gaither owned his own management group, which provided accounting, finance, human resources and information technology consulting services including business strategy to small businesses. He also served as managing director of finance and administration for Union Springs, a pharmaceutical startup, and manager of finance and administration for River Cities Capital Funds in Cincinnati.

Trice Medical announced the appointment of Craig Carra to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Carra’s career started as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers). From 1996-2002, he served as Corporate Controller and Treasurer for Surgical Laser Technologies. From 2002-2012, Mr. Carra served as VP Sales and Business Development for PhotoMedex. Prior to Trice Medical, Mr. Carra served as the financial and business development leader for Ella Health, a venture backed company.

DDR Corp. (NYSE: DDR) announced that it has appointed David J. Oakes to the role of chief executive officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Oakes assumed the role of president and chief financial officer in January 2013, and previously served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer since February 2010. He also served as chief investment officer since April 2007. Prior to working at DDR, Mr. Oakes served as senior vice president and portfolio manager at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, and as a research analyst at Goldman Sachs.

CannaPharmaRx, Inc. (OTC: GDHC) announced that Christopher P. Schnittker has joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer, replacing Gary Herick, who will remain on the Board of Directors and as an employee in the role of Director of Finance. Prior to joining CannaPharmaRx, Chris has held the CFO role at Cambrooke Therapeutics, Echo Therapeutics, Soligenix, VioQuest Pharmaceuticals, Micromet, Cytogen and Genaera. He began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Brannelly as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Paul most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, and Treasurer of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. Prior to joining Karyopharm, he held the position of Vice President Finance, Treasurer, and Secretary for Verastem, Incorporated. Prior to Verastem, Paul was Chief Financial Officer of Longwood Fund. Paul also held senior financial management roles with Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), CombinatoRx and Dyax.

 
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