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USA | CFO Moves – week ending February 3, 10, 2017

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CFO Moves – week ending February 10, 2017

Perry Ellis International, Inc. [MIAMI] (NASDAQ: PERY) announced the appointment of David Rattner as Chief Financial Officer. David brings over 20 years of financial experience from Elizabeth Arden, most recently serving as VP Finance and Corporate Controller. CFO Anita Britt announced her retirement from the company effective March 31, 2017.

Zscaler [SAN JOSE, CA] announced the appointment of Remo Canessa to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Canessa’s 30-year career includes 11 years as CFO at Infoblox, and three years as CFO at NetScreen Technologies. He currently sits on the Board of Aerohive.

TBWA\WorldHealth [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Brian Carr to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Carr served as Chief Financial Officer for TBWA\Chiat\Day, New York. Carr first joined TBWA in 2004 as Associate Director of Finance, and in 2010, he was promoted to the position of Latin American Controller/Chief Financial Officer of TBWA Latin America. Prior to joining TBWA, Carr earned financial leadership roles at Time Warner, KPMG LLP, and Arthur Andersen LLP.

BankMobile [NEW YORK], a division of Customers Bank, named Warren Taylor as Chief Financial Officer. He will also retain his current positions of President of Customer Engagement, Chief of Staff and Head of Banking. He was previously President of the BankMobile Division of Customers Bank, Director of Consumer Lending, and EVP/President of Community Banking at Customers Bank. Prior to joining Customers Bank, he spent 20 years at Sovereign Bank, and acted as the Division President. Before Sovereign, Taylor was CEO of the first bank to sell to Sovereign.

Rocky Brands, Inc. [NELSONVILLE, Ohio] (NASDAQ: RCKY) announced that Mike Staude, who was appointed interim Chief Financial Officer on January 12, 2017, is leaving the Company effective February 17, 2017 to pursue other interests.

DATIS HR Cloud, Inc. [TAMPA, FL] announced the hire of Karen Gittens as the new Chief Financial Officer. Gittens previously held the title of CFO at CareSync. Prior to joining CareSync, Gittens held positions at Deloitte & Touche as a Public Accountant, CCS Medical as a Corporate Controller, and Pristine, LLC. as the CFO.

Hunt Consolidated, Inc. [DALLAS] announced that after 34 years of service to the company, Don Robillard is retiring as chief financial officer of the Hunt organization. Jamie Beggs will succeed Robillard as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Although Robillard is retiring, he will remain with the organization as CEO and chairman of ES Xplore, LLC. Previously, Beggs worked for Celanese Corporation where she held a number of finance and business related positions over the last 10 years, including vice president and treasurer and chief financial officer of their Materials Solutions division. After graduation, she was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers where she became a certified public accountant and served primarily oil and gas audit clients. Subsequently, she relocated to Dallas to work for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board before joining Celanese.

WePay [REDWOOD CITY, CA] announced the appointment of Mark H. Resnick as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as CFO and COO of Vindicia thru its acquisition by Amdocs. Previously, he served in C-level roles at Transera and Coremetrics, the latter which was acquired by IBM.

Nobilis Health Corp. [HOUSTON] (NYSE MKT: HLTH) announced the appointment of David Young as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Young served as Senior Vice President/Division CFO of St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Americas Division. Prior to St. Jude, Mr. Young served as Vice President of Finance at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to his role at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mr. Young was Vice President of Finance at Cardinal Health. Mr. Young will succeed Kenny Klein, who will remain at Nobilis in a finance leadership role focusing on the company’s Hospital Division.

Old Second Bancorp, Inc. [AURORA, Ill.] (NASDAQ: OSBC), parent company of Old Second National Bank, announced that J. Douglas Cheatham, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors, will retire from the Company and the Board, effective March 15, 2017.

Emerus Holdings Inc. [HOUSTON] announced that George Attmore has been named chief financial officer. He most recently served as CFO at CareSpot Express Healthcare. Previously, he served as senior financial officer at DSI Renal Inc. Prior to that position, Attmore worked at Archon as leader for the healthcare middle market lending and investing platform. He has also held senior-level positions as a healthcare leader with GE Capital Corp. and as an accountant with Ernst & Young LLP.

Aspect Software [PHOENIX] announced that Gregg Clevenger has joined the company as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Clevenger comes to Aspect most recently from NanoSteel. Prior to NanoSteel he was CFO of GXS Corporation. Clevenger has more than 25 years of international finance experience having served as CFO and board director of both privately held and public companies across multiple industries including telecom and technology services, cleantech, and life and materials sciences. Prior to his career as CFO, Clevenger was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Argent Group in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

AvidXchange [CHARLOTTE, N.C.] announced the addition of Joel Wilhite as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, Joel was the CFO at Quantros. Prior to Quantros, Joel was the Senior Vice President of Finance for BenefitFocus, and the CFO for the International division of Blackbaud. He began his career as an auditor at KPMG.

Surface Oncology [CAMBRIDGE, Mass.] announced the appointment of Jeff Goater as its Chief Business Officer. He joins Surface from Voyager Therapeutics, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Voyager, he spent nearly a decade on Wall Street, most recently as a Managing Director at Evercore Partners. In addition, he brings several years of biotechnology business development leadership experience.

Fazoli’s [LEXINGTON, Ky.] announced the appointment of David Hasler as chief financial officer. Hasler spent the past 10 years in finance roles with Wal-Mart, most recently as senior director of global treasury. Prior to his 10 years at Wal-Mart, Hasler served in similar roles at The Body Shop International plc, Limited Brands and Procter & Gamble.

Zeta Global [NEW YORK] announced the appointment of Jarrod Yahes as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Yahes is a former senior finance executive at EXL Service Holdings, and previously served as the CFO of Jackson Hewitt,

Glaukos Corporation [SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.] (NYSE: GKOS) announced that Joseph E. Gilliam will join the company as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development in May 2017. Mr. Gilliam will replace the company’s current Chief Financial Officer Richard Harrison, who is retiring later in 2017. Mr. Gilliam joins Glaukos from J.P. Morgan, where he was Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group and focused on the life sciences industry, including the medical technology, diagnostics and biotechnology sectors. Since 2000, Mr. Gilliam has held various positions of increasing responsibility at J.P. Morgan, Chase Manhattan and The Beacon Group, prior to these firms being combined in 2001.

Patch of Land [LOS ANGELES] hired Min Lee as CFO. Lee joins from Credit Suisse, where he was a director in the Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging team.

Arrow Financial Corporation [GLENS FALLS, N.Y.] (NasdaqGS: AROW) announced that Terry R. Goodemote has indicated his intention to retire from the Company. Goodemote joined the Company in 1992 and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow and as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arrow’s lead subsidiary, Glens Falls National Bank and Trust Company.

Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] announced that Richard P. Shea is stepping down from his position on the Syndax Board of Directors and is joining the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Shea has more than 30 years of experience in a range of financial and advisory roles in the biotechnology industry, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as well as the chair of the Audit Committee of Syndax’s Board of Directors. Before being named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Momenta in July 2007, Mr. Shea served as its Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since October 2003. Prior to joining Momenta, he served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Variagenics Inc., that was merged with Hyseq Pharmaceuticals Inc., and as Vice President, Finance of Genetics Institute, Inc., which was acquired by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was then acquired by Pfizer, Inc. Allan L. Shaw, Chief Financial Officer, is leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities.

EyeGate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] (NASDAQ: EYEG) announced the promotion of Sarah Romano, Corporate Controller, who has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer. Sarah Romano joined EyeGate Pharmaceuticals as Corporate Controller in 2016. Prior to joining EyeGate, Ms. Romano served as Assistant Controller at TechTarget and Corporate Controller at Bowdoin Group. Previously, she held financial reporting positions of increasing responsibility at SoundBite Communications until its acquisition by Genesys in 2013, and was a Senior Financial Reporting Analyst at Cognex Corporation. Ms. Romano began her career as an Auditor in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Integral Technologies, Inc. [EVANSVILLE, Ind.] (OTC: ITKG) announced the appointment of Eli Dusenbury as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Dusenbury is succeeding W. Bartlett Snell who resigned from the company at the end of his agreement. Mr. Dusenbury is currently the Controller for the Company.

Horace Mann Educators Corporation [SPRINGFIELD, IL] (NYSE: HMN) announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Dwayne D. Hallman, passed away following brief hospitalization. On Jan. 30, 2017, Horace Mann announced Mr. Hallman was on medical leave following a severe medical incident, and they named Bret A. Conklin acting Chief Financial Officer.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [BOSTON, MA] (NASDAQ: PIRS) announced that Darlene Deptula-Hicks has submitted her resignation to pursue other interests. While the Company conducts an executive search for a permanent successor, Lance Thibault of Danforth Advisors, is assuming the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer.

Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. [ FORT WORTH, Texas] (NASDAQ: TLF) announced that Tina L. Castillo has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Castillo replaces Shannon L. Greene who had been serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since her appointment to those positions in May 2000. Since February 2016, Ms. Greene has also been serving as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Greene will continue in her role as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Castillo has served as TLF’s Controller since February 2016. Prior to joining TLF, Ms. Castillo has served in various senior financial leadership roles since 2009, including as Chief Financial Officer at another publicly traded company based in Fort Worth. Ms. Castillo began her career in 1994 in the audit practice group at Ernst & Young LLP.

CFO Moves – week ending February 3, 2017

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. [New Albany, Ohio] (NYSE: ANF) announced that Joanne Crevoiserat, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer while continuing in her current roles. Ms. Crevoiserat has been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch since May 2014 and a member of the Office of the Chairman since October 2015. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Fitch, she served in a number of senior management roles at Kohl’s Inc. including Executive Vice President of Finance and Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation. Prior to her time with Kohl’s, Ms. Crevoiserat held senior finance positions with Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, including Chief Financial Officer of the Filene’s, Foley’s and Famous-Barr brands.

W. P. Carey Inc. [NEW YORK] (NYSE: WPC) announced that ToniAnn Sanzone has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Sanzone has been serving as interim CFO of W. P. Carey Inc. since October of 2016, having served as Chief Accounting Officer since 2015. Ms. Sanzone joined W. P. Carey in April 2013 as Global Corporate Controller, prior to which she served as the Corporate Controller at iStar Financial Inc., where she held various senior accounting positions from 2006 to 2013.

Ingredion Incorporated [WESTCHESTER, Ill.] (NYSE: INGR) announced that Jack Fortnum, CFO and executive vice president, plans to retire on June 30, 2017 after 33 years with the company. Jim Gray, Ingredion vice president corporate finance, will be become executive vice president and CFO effective March 1, when Fortnum will move into a senior advisory role until his retirement. Gray joined Ingredion in 2014 as vice president finance North America. Prior to Ingredion, he spent 12 years at PepsiCo, Inc. in senior finance and strategy positions, including three years as Gatorade division CFO and vice president finance PepsiCo.

Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. [DULUTH, Ga.] (NYSE: ABG) announced that Keith Style provided notice of his intention to resign from the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. The Company also announced that William Stax, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company, was appointed interim Principal Financial Officer while the Company conducts a search for a new Chief Financial Officer.

Prosper Marketplace [SAN FRANCISCO] announced it has appointed Usama Ashraf as Chief Financial Officer. Ashraf has held senior leadership positions at prominent financial services companies, most recently as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at Annaly Capital Management and Corporate Treasurer at USAA. Prior to joining USAA, Ashraf spent 13 years in the Treasury and Corporate M&A departments of CIT Group, most recently serving as Deputy Treasurer. Previously, he worked in the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup.

Think Finance, Inc. [ADDISON, Texas] announced the appointment of Barney Briggs as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Briggs recently served as CFO for the International Global Consumer Technology Group at Citigroup. He has also held a number of other roles at Citigroup, including as Senior Vice President of the American Airlines AAdvantage co-branded cards business, CFO of Citi’s Travel & Business Strategic Unit, and Vice President of Citi’s Private Label Oil Planning & Control unit. Briggs has also worked as CFO for Barclays Bank Delaware, as well as for venture backed start-up companies.

ELAP Services LLC [WAYNE, Pa.] announced that it has appointed Mike Burnett as chief financial officer. Mr. Burnett previously served as chief financial officer for PDR. He also was CFO of MediMedia USA. Mr. Burnett also held financial positions at IMS International in the United Kingdom.

Brainshark, Inc. [WALTHAM, Mass.] welcomed Dermot O’Grady as its new chief financial officer. O’Grady replaces former CFO Mike McEachern, a 16-year Brainshark veteran and founding member of the management team Prior to joining Brainshark. O’Grady previously served as CFO at Xkoto, and Convoq.

DataStax [SANTA CLARA, CA] announced the appointment of Robert O’Donovan as chief financial officer. He replaces former chief financial officer Dennis Wolf. O’Donovan joins DataStax from Pivotal, Inc. Prior to Pivotal, O’Donovan was vice president of sales productivity and enablement at Dell/EMC in Sydney, Australia. O’Donovan has held various positions at Dell/EMC in the Asia Pacific/Japan region including senior director of business operations and CFO, and was also CFO at Dell/EMC in the UK and Australia/New Zealand.

Abpro [WOBURN, Massachusetts] announced the appointment of Adam Mostafa as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mostafa was Managing Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Cantor Fitzgerald. Prior to Cantor, Mr. Mostafa was with Needham & Company, CRT Capital Group and Citigroup as a member of their Healthcare Investment Banking groups. Mr. Mostafa spent a number of years at AQR Capital Management.

Zephyr [NEWARK, Calif.] welcomed Robb Ellis as the new chief financial officer. Ellis has spent over 20 years building and leading finance teams in global companies with significant complexity and operating scale.

Zenoss Inc. [AUSTIN, Texas] announced Michael Lovell as the company’s new chief financial officer. Lovell was previously CFO at Lifesize. Prior to serving as CFO of Lifesize, Lovell was vice president of finance at Surgient. He also served as CFO and vice president of operations of NewportWorks. Prior to that, he was CFO of Grassroots Enterprise.

PharMerica Corporation [LOUISVILLE, Ky.] (NYSE: PMC) announced the appointment of Robert E. Dries as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 1996 to 2016, Mr. Dries held several senior positions at Omnicare Inc., most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Financial Operations from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Dries began his career at KPMG.

Liaison Technologies [ATLANTA] announced that Joost Rutten has joined the team as chief financial officer. Rutten was previously the CFO at SAP SuccessFactors. Before taking the helm at SAP SuccessFactors, Rutten spent several years at SAP Ariba in both international and domestic roles. In 2014, he was named global Head of Finance and Division CFO at SAP SuccessFactors. Prior to his work at SAP, Rutten co-founded an independent corporate and capital advisory firm. Before that, he spent two years with AlpInvest Partners, and nearly three years with the Amsterdam-based ABN AMRO Bank NV.

Brightmark Energy, LLC [SAN FRANCISCO] announced the addition of Scott Healy as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial officer. Previously he has had senior level management responsibility for building renewable energy businesses.

Rimini Street, Inc. [LAS VEGAS] announced the appointment of Thomas Sabol as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Sabol replaces the Company’s previous CFO, Doug Zorn, who retired at the end of 2016. Prior to his most recent work as a management consultant providing M&A, CFO support and strategic planning assistance to several companies, Sabol served as CFO for Comverse, Inc., now Xura, Inc. He was also responsible for information security, supply chain management and procurement, and supported the successful sale of Comverse’s billing business to Amdocs Limited in July 2015. Prior to Comverse, Sabol was the CFO of Hypercom Corporation. Sabol also served as CFO and COO of Plexus Corp. Earlier in his career, Sabol served as vice president and general auditor for Kemper Corporation, and began his career with Coopers & Lybrand.

SafeGuard World International [AUSTIN, Texas] announced the addition of Ryan Schooler as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He replaces former CFO Tony Lloyd. Mr. Schooler most recently served as CFO of Fox Service Company. Previously he held senior executive positions, including CFO of Alchemy Systems, Austin Capital Management, and Jardine Foods.

HBR Consulting LLC [CHICAGO] announced that Kathryn (Kathy) Carr has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Carr brings more than 20 years of financial strategy experience to HBR, including 18 years at Baker McKenzie, an international law firm. At Baker McKenzie, Carr served as a key strategic partner. Most recently, Carr served as senior vice president and finance director at Golin.

TCP International Holdings Ltd. [AURORA, Ohio] (OTC: TCPIF) announced Zachary Guzy as Chief Financial Officer. He has been serving as Interim Chief Financial Officer for the Company since October 3, 2016. Guzy was Global Corporate Controller for the Company from June 2012 until his appointment as Interim CFO in October 2016.

Natera Inc. [SAN CARLOS, Calif.] (NASDAQ: NTRA) announced the appointment of Mike Brophy as Natera’s new chief financial officer. Mr. Brophy replaces Herman (“Herm”) Rosenman, who joined the Company’s board of directors following his three-year tenure as Natera’s current CFO, a position he held since January 2014. Mr. Brophy has served as Natera’s senior vice president of Finance and Investor Relations since September 2016, and served as the Company’s vice president of Corporate Development and Investor Relations since September 2015. Prior to joining Natera, he served as an executive director and as a vice president in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley.

FireEye, Inc. [MILPITAS, CA] (NASDAQ: FEYE) announced that Mike Berry, FireEye chief financial officer since 2015, is leaving FireEye to pursue another opportunity, and Frank Verdecanna, FireEye senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. Prior to joining FireEye in 2012 as the company’s vice president of finance, Verdecanna served as chief financial officer of Apptera, and iPass. Verdecanna began his career as a CPA in public accounting with Coopers and Lybrand.

CorMedix Inc. [BEDMINSTER, NJ] (NYSE MKT: CRMD) announced that Robert W. Cook was appointed Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Bioblast Pharma Ltd. His prior pharma experience includes appointments at Strata Skin Sciences, as well as Immune Pharmaceuticals and its predecessor EpiCept Corporation, including one year as Interim President and CEO of EpiCept. Previously, he served as CFO of Pharmos Corporation. Mr. Cook began his career in financial services at Chase Manhattan and he also held a position as a Vice President in the Healthcare Group at General Electric Capital Commercial Finance.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. [DEERFIELD, Ill.] (NYSE: FBHS) announced that chief financial officer Lee Wyatt has elected to retire at the end of 2017 when he turns 65. Consistent with the Company’s succession planning process, Patrick Hallinan will succeed Wyatt when he steps down at year end. Hallinan recently accepted the position of senior vice president of finance at Fortune Brands to begin the transition. For the past three years, he served as chief financial officer of the plumbing segment. He previously served as vice president of finance at Beam Inc. and as vice president of finance at MasterBrand Cabinets for three years. Hallinan began his career as a consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.

Regis Corporation [Minneapolis, MN] The Board of Directors of Regis Corporation appointed Michael C. Pomeroy as Interim Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer. Mr. Pomeroy serves as a Senior Director with Huron Consulting Services LLC. Mr. Pomeroy began his career at GE. He progressed from the Corporate Audit Staff through several finance leadership roles. His last assignment with GE before leaving for Kodak was as the Chief Financial Officer of GE Aircraft Engine Europe. During his tenure at Kodak, Mr. Pomeroy held Chief Financial Officer roles for four out of the five of the company’s multi-billion dollar divisions. Mr. Pomeroy’s final role with Kodak was co-leading the carve-out of the Medical X-ray business into a stand-alone privately held entity, becoming Chief Financial Officer and a Board Director. Mr. Pomeroy then went on to other private equity Chief Financial Officer and advisory roles, including serving as Chief Financial Officer of Palladium Energy, from 2012-2013 and Advisor, the Carlyle Group, a multinational private equity firm, from 2014-2015. He joined Huron in June 2015. Mr. Pomeroy’s Finance leadership experiences included the following industries: Industrial/Manufacturing, Transportation, Aviation, Energy, Healthcare, Consumer Retail, Distribution, and more.

NMI Holdings, Inc. [EMERYVILLE, CA] (NASDAQ: NMIH) announced that Glenn Farrell, executive vice president and chief financial officer, plans to retire on July 31, 2017. Adam Pollitzer, formerly of J.P Morgan Securities LLC, has been named to succeed Mr. Farrell as the company’s next executive vice president and chief financial officer effective May 2, 2017. Adam Pollitzer was most recently a managing director in J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Banking division. He served in multiple leadership positions during his 15-year tenure at J.P. Morgan.

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