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CFO Moves - week ending August 28, 2015


BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BGSF) announced the appointment of Dan Hollenbach as its Chief Financial Officer. Hollenbach has experience both as Chief Financial Officer and as Operating Division Director. Previous company experience includes four years with Robert Half Management Resources and six years of financial leadership with Global Employment Solutions.

Dexter + Chaney announced the appointment of Brian Rice as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Rice replaces retiring CFO John Ulacia, who is retiring after 20 years. Rice was previously the CFO/COO at LexBlog. Prior to LexBlog, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at NetMotion Wireless. Rice began his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young.

Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) announced that Margaret M. Loebl has resigned from her position as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Quaker effective September 18, 2015. Ms. Loebl has accepted the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ: AGFS), a specialty solutions company based in Philadelphia.

Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) announced the appointment of Mark Novakovich as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Novakovich has been with Control4 since 2004. Dan Strong, who had served as the company’s CFO since January 2008, will be pursuing an opportunity with a privately held company in the healthcare industry and will transition to a part-time advisory role on September 30th. For the last several years Mark has been responsible for all of Control4’s finance and accounting operations, as well as its tax, treasury, order management, and internal control activities. Prior to Control4, Mr. Novakovich held several senior finance positions including Chief Financial Officer at Lineo; and Corporate Controller at I-Link. Mark began his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers).

AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS, AGFSW) announced that it has appointed Margaret M. (Margo) Loebl to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective September 21, 2015. Stuart Gleichenhaus, who serves as interim CFO, will stay on as an advisor to Ms. Loebl to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Loebl most recently served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Quaker Chemical Company. Prior to this, Ms. Loebl worked as a consultant for Constellium. Before Constellium, her professional experience included: Corporate VP, CFO and Treasurer for TechTeam Global; Group Vice President of Finance for Archer Daniels Midland Company; VP, Corporate Finance for Nike, Inc.; and various progressive financial positions for over 13 years at General Motors.

Adare Pharmaceuticals, Inc., formerly Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies, announced that Joseph (Joe) Del Buono has joined as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer has join in the company. Del Buono joins from Adare Aphena Pharma Solutions, where he served as Corporate Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since 2011. Previously, he worked in a number of upscale financial positions at Alpharma / King Pharmaceuticals, Sun Chemical and Schering-Plough.

ServRx, Inc. announced the appointment of Mark L. Smith to the position of Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”). Mr. Smith joins ServRx from his former position as the CFO of iTech Broker, Inc. Previously, Mr. Smith was CFO for Village Estates Corporation. He spent nearly 10 years as CFO at Avesis Incorporated.

ATL Technology has named David Gens CFO of the company. Prior to joining ATL Technology, he served as senior financial officer in three of Seattle’s fastest growing companies, including RPI, Zango (now Blinkx), and Global Seafoods.

MSA Safety Incorporated (NYSE: MSA) announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Stacy McMahan, has resigned effective September 25, 2015, to accept the position of CFO at a public medical device and life sciences company. MSA Senior Vice President Kerry Bove has been appointed interim CFO. Ms. McMahan joined MSA in 2012 as Senior Vice President of Finance, and in 2013 she was elected Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW) announced that David M. Smith will be joining the Company as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Joseph S. Giordano III, who served in that role since 2008. Smith has served for the past ten years as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Key Safety Systems, Inc. (KSS).

sPower announced the appointment of David Shipley as its Chief Financial Officer effective August 24th, 2015. Shipley takes over as CFO after spending the last several months as sPower’s Senior Vice President of Structured Finance. Bob Wowk, sPower’s interim CFO, will be moving on to other ventures but will continue to assist with the transition. Shipley joined sPower in February 2015 from Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) where he was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets division. Prior to JLL, Shipley was a founding member of Enfinity America Corporation and spent five years as its CFO and Executive Vice President.

VerTech Solutions Group announced that it has named David Vande Casteele president and chief financial officer. Most recently, he was managing director at John Davenport & Associates.

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. announced that veteran finance executive Henry Lyons has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Most recently Lyons was CFO of APMEX, Inc. He has also served in financial leadership roles at corporations including Gain Capital, ACI Worldwide, GE Healthcare, W.R. Grace & Co. and Ernst & Young.

Monogram Residential Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MORE) announced the appointment of Dan Swanstrom as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer-Elect, effective on October 26, 2015. Swanstrom will succeed Howard Garfield, who will remain with the Company as Senior Vice President – Planning, Treasurer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Assistant Secretary. Mr. Swanstrom joins Monogram following a successful nine-year career at Morgan Stanley, most recently serving as Executive Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.

Eyelation announced that Brian Rady has joined Eyelation as Chief Financial Officer. Brian Rady was a co-founder of Redbox and served as the financial leader for the business for the first six years.

Intrepid Aviation is pleased to announce that Olaf Sachau, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Intrepid, Mr. Sachau had previously been in senior management roles with Amentum Capital and HSH Nordbank. At the same time, Intrepid also announced the promotion of Mike Lungariello to Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Lungariello joined Intrepid in 2012 and serves as the company’s Senior Vice President and Global Controller.

Coalfire announced Steve Deitsch has joined the company’s executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Coalfire, Deitsch was CFO of Lanx Inc., which was acquired by Biomet, Inc. late in 2013. Deitsch then became CFO of Biomet’s Spine, Bone Healing and Microfixation businesses. Before Lanx and Biomet, he held various executive finance roles at Zimmer Holdings, Inc., leading all finance and accounting functions for Zimmer’s European business. At

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CIE) announced that Shannon (Shane) E. Young, III will join Cobalt as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President. Mr. Young is currently Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for Talos Energy LLC. He replaces John P. Wilkirson, who has indicated his desire to pursue other interests. These changes are effective September 1, 2015. In addition to his current role, Mr. Young has over 20 years’ experience as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Salomon Brothers.

Health Catalyst announced the upcoming appointment of Dan Strong as Chief Financial Officer effective October 1, 2015. Strong has served for over seven years as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Control4. Current Health Catalyst CFO Jeff Selander will become the company’s Chief People Officer. Prior to joining Control4, Strong spent five years as the CFO at iBAHN. Before iBAHN, he worked for 14 years at Iomega Corporation as vice president of financial planning and analysis, vice president and corporate controller, and interim CFO. Strong has also held executive-level corporate finance positions at Campus Pipeline, Inc., and Pro Image Corp.

Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced that it has appointed Jan Kees van Gaalen to the position of vice president and chief financial officer effective September 1, 2015. Jan Kees van Gaalen replaces Martha Fusco who has served as interim chief financial officer since February 2015. Ms. Fusco will continue in her role as vice president and corporate controller. Prior to joining Kennametal, he was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Dresser-Rand Group Inc. Previously, he held several financial leadership positions including vice president and treasurer for Baker Hughes, Inc. and vice president finance and chief financial officer for PT Vale Inco TBK (formerly PT Inco TBK), in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Appcelerator announced it has appointed Spencer Punter as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Punter most recently served as CFO of SnapLogic, a cloud app and data integration company. Prior to SnapLogic, he was a Managing Director at Capital Dynamics. He began his career in technology investment banking at Morgan Stanley, and has served as a venture capitalist for Integral Capital Partners and as a General Partner for Bowman Capital. In addition to SnapLogic, he served as an executive for two other venture-backed companies, Aztek Networks and ApexMD.

Synergy Resources Corporation (NYSE MKT: SYRG) announced it has hired James P. Henderson as Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henderson is the former CFO of Kodiak Oil and Gas Corp. Prior to Mr. Henderson’s time at Kodiak, he spent 17 years at Western Gas Resources and its successor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Lydall, Inc. (NYSE: LDL) announced that Scott M. Deakin has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lydall, Inc., effective September 8, 2015. Mr. Deakin will be joining Lydall from his position as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc.. Prior to Ensign-Bickford, Mr. Deakin served as a strategy and operations consultant, and held financial leadership and general manager roles with leading diversified companies, including Eaton Corporation and Barnes Group Inc.

Envysion announced it has hired Calvin K. Quan as its CFO. Most recently Quan was CFO at Providence Corporate Development Company in Littleton, Colorado and President and CFO at Miller Heiman, Inc. Before that, he held senior financial and operations roles at a number of technology and Internet companies, including Verio and Nortel Networks. He is currently a board member at RO Innovation. Quan replaces Michelle Shewchuk, who helped recruit him to the company upon her retirement.

Namely announced the hire of Radhika Samant, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Rhadika joins from EnterpriseDB.

First Banks, Inc. (NYSE: FBSPrA), parent company of First Bank, announced that Lisa K. Vansickle, formerly the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Ms. Vansickle initially joined the Company in 1997 and has served in roles of increasing responsibility including Director of Internal Audit and Controller prior to her election as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. The company also announced that Michael J. Normile, previously the Company’s Senior Vice President and Controller, will succeed Ms. Vansickle as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Normile joined the Company in 2007 and, as a key member of the finance team, was promoted to Controller in 2008. Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Normile was a Director at McGladrey & Pullen LLP (now known as McGladrey LLP) after beginning his career with KPMG LLP in St. Louis, Missouri where he last served as a Senior Manager.

CFO Moves - week ending August 21, 2015

Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) [Minneapolis, MN] promoted John Mulligan to the newly created role of executive vice president and chief operating officer. Mulligan has worked at the company since 1996, when he began as a financial analyst. He has served as the company’s chief financial officer since 2012. In 2014, he led the company as the retailer’s interim president and CEO from May to August while continuing to act as CFO. Throughout his tenure at Target, Mulligan has served in key leadership positions in finance and human resources, including director of Target.com Finance, director of Capital Investments, vice president of Pay and Benefits, vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis and senior vice president of Treasury and Accounting.

SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) [Orlando, FL] announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Peter Crage to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Crage most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Extended Stay America, Inc. and ESH Hospitality, Inc. from November 2013 through July 2014 and served as Chief Financial Officer of HVM LLC from July 2011 to November 2013. From November 2010 to June 2011, Crage served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cedar Fair, L.P. From July 2005 to November 2010, he served as Cedar Fair L.P.’s Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, he served as Treasurer for Cedar Fair L.P. Marc Swanson will conclude his service as Interim CFO and will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer.

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) [Houston, TX] announced it is combining its CFO group with its Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration group, and has appointed Don Miller as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Miller is replacing John Briscoe, who will be leaving his current position as Chief Financial Officer to pursue other business opportunities. Miller, who joined Bristow in 2010, was until recently Senior Vice President, Mergers, Acquisitions and Integration. Prior to joining Bristow, Miller spent nine years with Enron North America in positions of increasing levels of responsibility, ending with his role as post-petition President and CEO of Enron North America. From 1985 until 1997, he held financial positions with Citicorp Securities, as both an energy corporate banker and high yield research analyst, and as account executive with Dean Witter Reynolds.

Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Incorporated [Palo Alto, CA] announced the appointment of James Welch, as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Eiger, Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Virobay Incorporated. Previously, Mr. Welch served as Chief Financial Officer of Acelrx Pharmaceuticals, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary at Rigel Pharmaceuticals, and earlier in his career was the Chief Financial Officer of Biocircuits Diagnostics.

23andMe, Inc. [Mountain View, CA] announced the appointment of Dean Schorno as chief financial officer and head of operations for the company. Schorno most recently served as chief financial officer of Adaptive Biotechnologies. Prior to his role at Adaptive Solutions, Schorno spent 13 years at Genomic Health, where he served as both vice president of operations and chief financial officer. Prior to Genomic Health, Schorno founded a successful CPA and consulting firm that he led for nearly a decade.

Dataram Corporation (NASDAQ: DRAM) [Princeton, NJ] announced that its board of directors has promoted Anthony Lougee from Controller and Chief Accounting Officer to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Lougee has been Dataram’s Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since 1999. Mr. Lougee started his career as a staff accountant at Philips Electronics and joined Dataram in 1991.

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) [Houston, TX] announced that Andrew Puhala has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Puhala served most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of American Electric Technologies, Inc. from January 2013 to September 2015. Prior to American Electric Technologies, Mr. Puhala served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AccessESP from 2011 through 2012. Before joining AccessESP, Mr. Puhala held several senior positions in finance, accounting, treasury and tax during a 15-year tenure with Baker Hughes Incorporated, including Vice President Finance – Corporate Development, Vice President Finance – Middle East, Division Controller – Centrilift, and Assistant Treasurer. His career also includes four years of public accounting experience with Arthur Andersen.

ShockWatch [Dallas, TX] has appointed Robert Hutson as its new Chief Financial Officer. He recently served as Interim CFO for the company. Robert has over 20 years of finance experience including 10 years as the Executive Vice President and CFO of the Dallas Stars NHL franchise. He most recently comes to ShockWatch from Six Pillars Partners where he served as fractional CFO for multiple Six Pillars Partners-related companies.

Qumulo [Seattle, WA] announced that Matthew Frey has joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Qumulo, Frey served as CEO of Optimum Energy. Frey also served as a board member at Vitesse Semiconductor. Prior to Optimum Energy and Vitesse Semiconductor, Frey was president and COO of World Wide Packets. Duane Anderson

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. [Irving, TX] named Duane Anderson as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to EFJohnson, Duane was the Corporate Controller for American Pad & Paper LLC and the Controller for Sagus International, Inc.

Primary Capital Mortgage, LLC [Atlanta, GA] announced that Stephen Bledsoe has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. He most recently was Controller and Senior Finance Officer at SunTrust Mortgage. Prior to his work at SunTrust, Mr. Bledsoe held accounting and finance roles at companies including HomeBanc Mortgage, Friedman Billings Ramsey, Freddie Mac and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Archer [Berwyn, PA] announced that Ted Pastva has joined executive leadership team as chief financial officer. Pastva held various leadership roles in finance at Aramark. Pastva then went to Seamless where he led the company’s financial and administrative growth. Pastva joins Archer from GrubHub where he served as vice president of finance and administration. Jim Berend

USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD) [Irving, TX] announced that Jim Berend has been appointed chief financial officer and executive vice president. Prior to joining USMD, Berend served as CFO and executive vice president of a company operating surgical hospitals in Texas. He previously was the partner in charge of the healthcare practice at Grant Thornton and the healthcare consulting practice at Ernst & Young in Dallas. Berend started his career at and spent nearly 25 years at Arthur Andersen, beginning as a staff accountant, rising to partner and then leading the healthcare practice in Dallas Fort Worth.

BravoSolution [Chicago, IL] announced that Peter Vlerick, formerly CFO at Avatar Solutions, has joined the company as chief financial officer.

Pindrop Security [Atlanta, GA] announced that Mike Vandiver has joined the company as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Pindrop Security, Vandiver served as CFO of Ingenious Med. He also served as the CFO of SecureWorks. Vandiver previously held financial leadership roles at companies such as Digiquant, LHS Group and BWAY Corporation.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: GDP) [Houston, TX] announced that Jan Schott, its Senior Vice PresiJohn Ornelldent and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned to take a financial position with a private company. Robert Turnham, the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role as interim-CFO.

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) [Billerica, MA] announced the appointment of John Ornell to its Board of Directors, effective August 19, 2015. Mr. Ornell recently retired from Waters Corporation, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2001 to 2013.

PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR) [Stamford, CT] announced the appointment of David Henderson as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Henderson joins PASSUR after spending four years as Chief Financial Officer at HealthPlanOne. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance and Corporate Development at Open Solutions. Prior to that, David was the Director of Product Management at Palm and AnyDay. He began his professional career in the financial services industry at The Carlyle Group and Dillon Read.

Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: OMCL) [Mountain View, CA] announced that Peter Kuipers has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Current CFO Rob Seim now completes the transition to his new role as Executive Vice President, International and Global Quality & Manufacturing. Prior to joining Omnicell, Mr. Kuipers served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Quantcast Corporation. Previously Mr. Kuipers served as Executive Vice President and CFO at The Weather Company. Prior to TWC, Mr. Kuipers served in various financial leadership roles at Yahoo!. Previously Mr. Kuipers served in senior financial leadership roles at Altera Corporation, General Electric Company, and Akzo Nobel. He started his career with Ernst & Young.

EVERTEC, Inc. (NYSE: EVTC) [San Juan, PR] announced that Peter Smith will join as Chief Financial Officer. The Company’s current CFO, Juan José Román Jiménez, will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Smith most recently served as Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Senior Vice President of Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Prior to this role, Smith served as Senior Vice President and Segment Controller at FIS.

ReliaMax [Sioux Falls, SD] announced that Jonathon Albright has joined the team as Chief Financial Officer of ReliaMax Holding Company. Most recently, he was CFO for Borro Group Holdings, Ltd. Prior to that he held CFO positions at TDX Group Limited, CMAX Holdings, Barclaycard UK and served as a senior vice president & finance director at JPMorgan Chase.

Beechwood Re [New York, NY] announced the appointment of David Kaplon as Chief Financial Officer of Beechwood’s group of companies. Prior to Beechwood, David was an Executive Advisor at Aquiline Capital Partners. Prior to Aquiline, David served at Blackstone’s Bayview Asset Management. David also served in a variety of executive leadership roles at XL Group and at Zurich Financial Services’ Centre Group.

The Match Group [New York, NY] announced that Gary Swidler will join as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Swidler joins The Match Group from Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he has been an executive for nearly 18 years in various capacities. Most recently, he served as a Managing Director where he led the Financial Institutions Investment Banking Group.

Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR) [Chicago, IL] announced the appointment of Sheau-ming Ross as Vice Sheau-ming RossPresident and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Mattersight, Ms. Ross was Chief Financial Officer of EPAY Systems. Prior to EPAY Systems, she served as Chief Financial Officer for Silver Chalice. Previously, Ms. Ross worked for twelve years in various financial leadership positions for the Tribune Company, including Chief Financial Officer for Chicago’s WGN-TV, CLTV, and WGN Radio as well as WGN America. Ms. Ross started her career in investment banking Credit Suisse Group.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTC: OTCM) [New York, NY] announced the resignation of Wendy Fraulo from her position as Chief Financial Officer.

Oceaneering International, Inc. (NYSE: OII) [Houston, TX] announced the appointment of Alan Curtis as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Curtis joined Oceaneering in 1995 as a Financial Controller and since December 2014 has served as Senior Vice President, Operations Support.

Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC) [San Diego, CA] announced the voluntary resignation of Bill Kachioff, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced that Mark Foletta has been appointed as the companChristopher Nelsony’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Foletta served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Amylin Mr. Foletta held a number of management positions with Intermark, Inc. and Triton Group Ltd., and served as an Audit Manager with Ernst & Young.

McKim & Creed, Inc. [Raleigh, NC] announced that Christopher Nelson has joined the company as its chief financial officer. Previously he served as partner/divisional CFO of Environmental Resources Management.

QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ: QLGC) [Aliso Viejo, CA] announced that the board has appointed Jean Hu as acting CEO. Hu has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2011 and will continue in that role and retain her CFO responsibilities while serving as acting CEO.

CFO Moves - week ending August 14, 2015

Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) [Seattle, WA] announced Kathleen Philips, who has been the company’s Chief Operating Kathleen PhilipsOfficer since 2013, has been named Chief Financial Officer. She joined the company in 2010 as General Counsel, and has spent the last two years as Chief Operating Officer. With Philips taking over the CFO role, Amy Bohutinsky has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

BrainScope Company, Inc. [Bethesda, MD] announced that Laurie Silver has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to BrainScope, she served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for the Services group at Symantec. Prior to Symantec, Ms. Silver was the Vice President of Finance and Administration of TrueCareers and a Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young LLP.

PR Newswire [New York, NY] welcomedRobert Gray Robert Gray as its new Chief Executive Officer. He was former CFO of PR Newswire’s parent company, UBM plc. Gray joined UBM’s Board as CFO in September 2009 from Codere S.A. where he was CFO from February 2004. Bob began his career at J.P. Morgan and subsequently worked at Deutsche Bank. He is Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of eDreams Odigeo.

Invuity, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVTY) [San Francisco, CA] announced the appointment of medical device financial and operations executive James Mackaness as its Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mackaness served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for IRIDEX Corp. Prior to IRIDEX, Mackaness was the CFO at two privately-held companies.

Adaptive Biotechnologies [Seattle, WA] announced the appointment of Chad Cohen as its new Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cohen has served on Adaptive’s Board of Directors since March 2015. Most recently, Mr. Cohen served as CFO for Zillow Group. Prior to Zillow, Mr. Cohen worked for Ticketmaster Entertainment as assistant controller and financial integrity manager. Previously, he was vice president and assistant controller for CountrywidChad Cohene Bank and supervising senior auditor at Ernst & Young. He started his career as a financial planning analyst for Novellus Systems. Mr. Cohen also serves as an independent director for Ticketfly. Dean Schorno, Adaptive’s preceding CFO, will step down to pursue a local opportunity.

PierPass Inc. [Long Beach, CA] named Kevin Recker as its Chief Financial Officer. Recker comes to PierPass after serving as Director of Accounting at International Transportation Service Inc. He has also served in senior accounting and audit positions at the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce, Panasonic Disc Services Corp., and with public accounting firms. Recker will replace Tom Stephenson, who is retiring after more than 10 years in the position.

Radiation Business Solutions [Nashville, TN] anRick MacLeannounced that Rick MacLean has been named as the new Chief Financial Officer. MacLean has more than 12 years of healthcare executive experience, including eight years in the oncology pharmaceutical development and distribution space with Adria Labs (Pfizer Pharma), Oncology Therapeutics Network (McKesson Specialty), and with Anaquest. He most recently served as CFO/COO of Jamison Incorporated. Former CFO Marsha Priester will continue to serve in an advisory capacity as MacLean transitions into his new role, and will remain active with the Boards of Directors.

Cardiff International Inc. (OTC: CDIF) [Fort Lauderdale, FL] announced that its Board of Directors named Mike Gillenwater Chief Financial Officer.

PatientSafe Solutions [San Diego, CA] announced the appointment of Balaji Sekar to the position of chief financial officer. He began his career working in financial planning and analysis then transitioned into healthcare, working as CFO for Sutherland Healthcare Solutions, and most recently as interim CFO for Sutherland Global Services.

Novelis Steve Fisher[Atlanta, GA] announced that it has named Steve Fisher as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Fisher previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer and has been serving as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2015.

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) [Wilsonville, OR] announced that Amit Singhi has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, replacing interim CFO Dave Muessle, who will remain Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Singhi most recently led the finance organization of Ford Motor Company’s Global Customer Service Division. Previously, Mr. Singhi was CFO of Ford South America which was preceded by several global finance, operational, and R&D positions at Ford and General Motors.

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) [St. Louis, MO] announced that William Scheffel, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has advised the company of his intention to retire. The Board has designated Jeffrey Schwaneke, Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer as Chief Financial Officer when Mr. Scheffel steps down. Mr. Schwaneke has over 18 years of experience, including over 11 years at Fortune 500 companies.

Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC [Northbrook, IL] named Babar Ghias its chief financial officer. Ghias most recently served as Marathon’s vice president of strategy and corporate development. Previously, Ghias worked for Credit Suisse in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Early in his career, he was an analyst for the Investment Banking Group at UBS Securities Asia Pacific.

Coupons.com IncorporatedJennifer Ceran (NYSE: COUP) [Mountain View, CA] announced Jennifer Ceran to the executive management team as Chief Financial Officer. Ceran comes to Coupons.com from Box, Inc., where she served as Vice President of Finance. Prior to joining Box in 2012, she spent nearly a decade at eBay Inc. in varying global roles, including VP Investor Relations, VP Financial Planning & Analysis and VP Treasurer. Ceran also spent more than a decade at Sara Lee Corporation, where she held various finance roles across corporate development, FP&A and treasury in domestic and international markets.

Hooper Holmes, Inc. (NYSE: HH) [Olathe, KS] is appointing Steven Balthazor Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Balthazor’s appointment reflects the decision by Tom Collins, SVP and Chief Financial Officer of Hooper Holmes, to accept a new opportunity as chief operating officer with a private company. Mr. Balthazor has recently served as the Principal of J. Galt Financial. Previously, he was Vice President of Finance for Digital Globe and Vice President of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer for GeoEye, Inc. He has also held prior executive positions including corporate treasurer and head of mergers and acquisitions.

BioPharmX Corporation (NYSE: BPMX) [Menlo Park, CA] has appointed 20-year finance veteran Greg Kitchener to be executive vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Mr. Kitchener most recently served as vice president of finance at Cepheid. He previously held financial leadership positions at Synopsys and Cisco Systems. Earlier, he worked at Charles Schwab and Waddell & Reed.

Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) [Sunnyvale, CA] announced the departure of Ilan Daskal who held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. The company also announced the appointment of Dan Madden to the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Madden has served as Cepheid’s Vice President and Corporate Controller since June 2014 and, from February through April 2015, also served as Cepheid’s Acting Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cepheid, Mr. Madden most recently served as Vice President Finance and Investor Relations, Vice President, Corporate Controller of Symmetricom, Inc., and Vice President and Corporate Controller of Sonic Solutions.

Daseke Inc. [Addison, TX] has elected Laura Wright to its board of directors. Wright is the retired chief financial officer of Southwest Laura WrightAirlines Co., serving in that position and as senior vice president of finance from 2004 through September 2012.

Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: XPLR) [Austin, TX] announced it has retained Tom Wilkinson as interim CFO. Tom replaces Michael Rapisand, departing CFO. Wilkinson was a founding partner of PMB Helin Donovan and left the firm as Managing Partner in December 2013, after twelve years. Wilkinson left PMB Helin Donovan to become CFO of Amherst Holdings. Prior to co-founding PMB Helin Donovan, Wilkinson worked for Dell and then as CFO of Credit Suisse First Boston subsidiary Calmco Servicing.

PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. (OTC: PCSV) [Boise, ID] has signed a Memo of Understanding with Gordon Smith, who will be contributing direction and expertise on organizational development and processes for the purposes of accelerating growth. Mr. Smith is the former CFO and CEO at Simplot Corp. He is also a former founding Director and 27-year board member of Micron Technology.

Halitron, Inc. (OTC: HAON) [Newtown, CT] announced that it has appointed Jeffrey Rubinstein the new President and Chief Financial Officer of KozyFurniture, LLC. Rubinstein began his career in Finance and Marketing at Anixter, Inc and then U.S. Robotics. He went on to own two The UPS Stores for nine years and a FastSigns store for two years. Jeff has held various financial, marketing, and sales positions at Chase Bank, Kelly Services, and Sunbelt Business Brokers before joining KozyFurniture as President and CFO.

The Timken CompanyJames Palmer (NYSE: TKR) [North Canton, OH] elected James Palmer, retired CFO of Northrop Grumman Corp., a director of the company. For the eight years prior to his retirement in 2015, Palmer served as corporate vice president and chief financial officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation. Palmer’s career also includes positions as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Visteon Corporation; senior vice president and president of Boeing Capital Corporation; and senior vice president and chief financial officer of McDonnell Douglas Corporation. He began his career as an audit partner with Ernst & Young in St. Louis.

Edmentum [Minneapolis, MN] announced that Rob Rueckl, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer. Rueckl has been the company’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2007.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC) [Santa Clara, CA] announced that Douglas Ahrens, the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and principal financial and accounting officer of the company intends to resign his employment. The Company retained Karen Rogge, President of RYN Group, LLC as interim CFO. Ms. Rogge has been President of RYN Group, LLC since its founding in October 2010. Previously, Ms. Rogge served as senior vice president and CFO at Extreme Networks, Inc. from April 2007 to July 2009. Prior to that Ms. Rogge was the vice president of corporate finance, treasurer and principal accounting officer of Seagate Technology from January 2004 to November 2006. Earlier in her career, she held executive financial, operations and general management positions at Inktomi Corporation and Hewlett Packard Company.

Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE: PAH) [West Palm Beach, FL] announced that Sanjiv Khattri will be joining as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Khattri has over 25 years of experience most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Covanta Holding Corporation. Prior to his role at Covanta, Mr. Khattri served as the Chief Financial Officer of General Motors Acceptance Corporation. Mr. Khattri began his career in the treasury department of General Motors and he became Assistant Treasurer of GM in 2001 following which he joined GMAC as its Chief Financial Officer. Platform’s current Chief Financial Officer, Frank Monteiro, will assume the role of Chief Operating Officer of the soon-to-be expanded Performance Applications segment.

Planet Payment, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLPM) [Long Beach, NY] announced that the Company has appointed Robert CoxRobert Cox as President of the Company with immediate effect. Mr. Cox will also continue in his role as Chief Operating Officer. Cox has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since November 2009, and has served as Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. From June 2009 to November 2009, Mr. Cox served as the Chief Financial Officer of Harris Interactive, Inc. From 2001 to May 2009, Mr. Cox served as the Chief Financial Officer of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc.. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the audit practice at KPMG LLP. The Company has promoted Raymond D’Aponte to Chief Financial Officer. D’Aponte has served as Vice President, Finance since May 2011 and has served as Senior Vice President, Finance since March 2014. From March 2005 to April 2011, Mr. D’Aponte served as Senior Director of Corporate Accounting and Finance of DealerTrack Holdings Inc. He began his career as a Certified Public Accountant in the audit practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

CFO Moves - week ending August 7, 2015

Sprint (NYSE: S) [Overland Park, KS] announced that Tarek Robbiati was named Chief Financial Officer. Robbiati most recently was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at FlexiGroup Ltd. Previously he held senior executive positions, including group managing director and deputy chief financial officer of Telstra Corp., chief executive officer at CSL Limited, and head of corporate finance for Orange Plc.

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) [Chicago, IL] announced that Gerald Laderman has been named acting chief financial officer. He succeeds John Rainey. Laderman most recently has been senior vice president of finance, procurement and treasurer. He previously served as vice president of finance and treasurer for Continental Airlines from 2001 to 2010 and joined the company in 1988.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) [San Jose, CA] announced John Rainey is joining as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rainey joins PayPal from United Continental Holdings, Inc. where he was Executive Vice President and CFO at United Airlines. Prior to being CFO at United Airlines, Rainey held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance at United Airlines and Continental Airlines. Before joining Continental, Rainey worked at Ernst & Young LLP in Houston for two years.

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) [New York, NY] announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Steven Berns, has resigned. Tribune Media has appointed Chandler Bigelow, its current Chief Strategies & Operations Officer as interim CFO. Bigelow previously served as CFO from 2008 to 2013, and is a 17-year veteran of the company.

Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK) [New York, NY] announced Steven Berns will succeed Tim Bixby as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

Hallmark Cards, Inc. [Kansas City, MO] has named Jim Shay executive vice president and chief financial officer. Shay will replace Tim Griffith who is retiring. Prior to joining KCP&L in 2010, Shay served as CFO for Northern Power Systems. He also has served as CFO of General Electric’s Environmental Services in Kansas City and as CFO of BHA Group Holding. Early in his career he was an audit manager with KPMG Peat Marwick, and managing director of Frontier Investment Banc Corp.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE: GXP) [Kansas City, MO] announced the acceptance of resignation from Jim Shay, senior vice president—finance and chief financial officer. The company also announced today the promotion of Kevin Bryant to senior vice president—finance & strategy and chief financial officer of Great Plains Energy. Most recently, Bryant served as vice president of strategic planning. Prior to that, Bryant served as vice president of investor relations and treasurer for Great Plains Energy.

AssetAvenue [Los Angeles, CA] announced that Peter Coleman has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Mr. Coleman has been CFO for several technology start-ups, including FuHu and LOYAL3 HOLDINGS, Inc. Prior to LOYAL3, Mr. Coleman was Chief Financial Officer at Merriman Holdings, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He also served concurrently as Chief Executive Officer of Merriman’s primary subsidiary, Merriman Capital, Inc. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Coleman was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of ThinkEquity Partners, LLC where he also served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Global Management Committee. Earlier in his career, he was an equity research analyst for Charles Schwab and Bank of America.

American Energy Partners, LP [Oklahoma City, OK] announced that Elliot Chambers will join as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of its affiliates American Energy NonOp, LLC (AENO). Chambers is replacing as CFO of AEW and AEMN, Jennifer Grigsby. Chambers previously worked for Chesapeake Energy Corporation for seven years, serving as Corporate Finance Manager from 2008 to 2009; Assistant Treasurer from 2009 to 2010; Vice President – Finance and Assistant Treasurer from 2011 to 2013; and Vice President and Treasurer from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Chesapeake, Chambers worked in New York for Colgate-Palmolive Corporation, Prudential Financial, Verizon Communications and Ernst & Young in various accounting, finance and treasury roles.

Ascent Resources, LLC [Oklahoma City, OK] announced that it has hired Jennifer Grigsby to serve as Chief Financial Officer. Mrs. Grigsby is joining Ascent from American Energy Partners, LP where she served as CEO and CFO of American Energy Minerals Holdings, LLC and as CFO of American Energy – Woodford, LLC since February 2015. She previously worked for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, serving as Vice President, Assistant Treasurer and Corporate Secretary from 2006 to 2007; Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary from 2007 to 2013; and Senior Vice President, Corporate and Strategic Planning from 2013 to 2014. Prior to Chesapeake, Mrs. Grigsby worked for Commander Aircraft Company and Deloitte & Touche, LLP.

Starwood Retail Partners [Greenwich, CT] announced that it has named Angela Aman Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Aman has spent the last four years as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Prior to Retail Properties of America, Inc. Ms. Aman served as Vice President and Portfolio Manager at RREEF and began her career as an analyst and associate in the Investment Banking Group at Deutsche Bank Securities.

Metromile [San Francisco, CA] announced that Joe Selsavage has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Joe was most recently CFO for Hotwire.

McCourt Global [New York, NY] announced that Brent Taravella has joined the firm as Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Taravella was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of iHeartRadio, iHeartRadio Networks, and the Katz Media Group, divisions of iHeartMedia. Prior to iHeartMedia, Taravella spent 14 years in a variety of roles with Fox Television Stations, including Vice President, Finance & Administration for Fox Station Sales, Inc., Vice President, Finance for WNYW-TV in New York City and Vice President, Finance for KTVC-TV and KVC-TV in Austin. Before that, Taravella held positions at WFAA-TV, a division of the Belo Corporation, and the ABC Radio Networks, a division of Capital Cities/ABC.

FINCA International [Washington, DC] welcomed Roman Hingorani as the new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining FINCA, he held multiple leadership roles in Citi, Standard Chartered Bank and Credit Agricole. In addition, Mr. Hingorani has held CFO and board positions at The International Investor.

USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) [Malvern, PA] announced the appointment of J. Duncan Smith as chief financial officer. Mr. Smith succeeds David DeMedio who transitions to the newly created position of chief services officer. Smith joins USAT from Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, where he served as CFO and Treasurer since 2005. Previously, he spent 12 years in a similar role with First Chester County Corporation, and five years with a denovo banking operation. Smith also had approximately seven years of experience with several public accounting firms including Grant Thornton and Ernst & Young.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE: CHD) [Ewing, NJ] has announced that Richard Dierker will succeed Matthew Farrell as Executive Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dierker joined Church & Dwight in 2009 and is currently Vice President, Corporate Finance. From 2008 to 2009, he held a senior financial management position at Alpharma, Inc. Prior to 2008, he held financial and business development management positions for Ingersoll-Rand Ltd.

Brightstar Corp. [Miami, FL] announced that Reza Taleghani has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Taleghani joins Brightstar from J.P. Morgan. Beyond banking, Taleghani served as the President and CEO of Sterling Airlines A/S.

Nu-Med Plus, Inc. (OTC: NUMD) [Salt Lake City, UT] announced that Keith Merrell has accepted the position of Chief Financial Officer replacing Mark Christensen.

Data Dimensions [Janesville, WI] announced the addition of Don Tuscany in the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He most recently held the title of Treasurer, Controller and Director of Financial Reporting at Dean Health Plan Inc. Before that, he was CFO at Employee Benefits Corporation and Chief Operations and Finance Officer of Integrated Risk Solutions. Also, from 1996 to 2010, Tuscany served in various executive roles at Assurant Health of Milwaukee, including Vice President, Global Sourcing & Vendor Risk Management.

SimpliVity [Westborough, MA] named Tom Beaudoin chief financial officer. He joins SimpliVity from Nuance Communications, where he served as executive vice president and CFO. Prior to joining Nuance in 2008, Beaudoin was president, CFO, and chief operating officer of Polaroid Corporation. Previously, he held senior finance positions at Parametric Technology, i2, Compaq, and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Harvest Partners LP [New York, NY] announced that Marc Unger has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Previously Mr. Unger was the CFO/COO of CCMP Capital Advisors. Prior to that, he was CFO of UBS Capital Americas. Mr. Unger started his career with Ernst & Young.

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) [San Diego, CA] announced the appointment of Matthew Korenberg as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Korenberg joins Ligand from NeuroCircuit Therapeutics, where he was founder and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to NeuroCircuit Therapeutics, Mr. Korenberg was with Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 14 years. Most recently he was a Managing Director in the healthcare investment banking team. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Mr. Korenberg was a healthcare investment banker at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc.

Central Garden and Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT) [Walnut Creek, CA] announced the resignation of Lori Varlas, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Board of Directors has named David Chichester as Acting Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chichester has served for 13 years on Central’s Board as Audit Committee Financial Expert. Mr. Chichester has served as CFO or held senior finance positions at several companies including Starbucks and Marriott Corporation.

ChannelAdvisor Corporation (NYSE: ECOM) [Research Triangle Park, NC] announced that it has appointed Mark Cook as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook succeeds John Baule, who has resigned as CFO. Mr. Cook has served as Vice President, Finance and Controller at Red Hat, Inc. since 2007 and previously served as Red Hat’s Treasurer. Prior to joining Red Hat, Mr. Cook served in financial leadership positions at a number of manufacturing and textile companies, including Cluett American Corp., Guilford Mills, Inc., Worthington Industries, Inc., Blount, Inc. and RJR Nabisco, Inc.

IRIDEX Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) [Mountain View, CA] announced that James Mackaness, who had served as chief financial officer since 2008 and as chief operating officer since 2012, has resigned his positions with the Company.

JenaValve Technology, Inc. [Irvine, CA] announced the appointment of Peter Wulff as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His industry experience includes CFO positions at medical technology companies Alphatec Spine, Inc., Artes Medical, Inc., and CryoCor, Inc. Most recently, Mr. Wulff served as CFO and COO for Pure Biosciences, Inc.

Cybergy Holdings, Inc. (OTC: CYBG) [Englewood, CO] announced the appointment of William Gregorak as the new Chief Financial Officer of the wholly owned subsidiary Cybergy Partners. Mr. Gregorak’s most recent position was as CFO of Ascent Solar Technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Gregorak spent 17 years at Hewlett-Packard including various senior finance and accounting positions and subsequently in the 1990s, as a national sales account manager and software development operations manager.

DocuSign, Inc. [San Francisco, CA] announced that Michael Sheridan has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Sheridan has served as CFO for several technology companies including Mimosa Systems, Playlist Inc., IGN Entertainment, Facebook and SonicWALL. He began his career with nine years in public accounting at Arthur Andersen.

Option Care [Deerfield, IL] announced the appointment of Michael Shapiro as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Shapiro most recently served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Catamaran Corporation. Shapiro joined Catamaran in 2012 as Senior Vice President, Finance and became CFO in 2014. Prior to joining Catamaran, Shapiro was Vice President and CFO for Rexnord Corporation. Shapiro previously spent 15 years at Baxter International, Inc. where he served in various financial leadership positions including Vice President, Finance and Business Development for the Renal Division of Baxter.

SandRidge Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SD) [Oklahoma City, OK] announced that it has appointed Julian Bott as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Bott, who most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Texas American Resources Company since 2009, assumes the CFO role from Eddie LeBlanc, who has served as CFO since July 2013 and has announced his retirement. Bott previously served as Managing Partner at Kensington Energy Partners (2008-2009), and Principal and Chief Financial Officer at 3DMD Technologies Ltd. (2004-2008). Mr. Bott served in various senior management capacities at TD Securities from 1996 to 2003 and in senior positions in the Energy Group at Bankers Trust Company from 1984-1996.

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) [Indianapolis, IN] announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Timothy Dooley will leave the Company. Mr. Dooley joined the Company in 1998 as Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis and was promoted to increasing levels of responsibility before being appointed as CFO in April of 2011.

Dimension Therapeutics, Inc. [Cambridge, MA] announced that Jean Franchi has been appointed to the newly created position of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Dimension, Ms. Franchi served as Chief Financial Officer at Good Start Genetics. Prior to her transition to Good Start in 2012, Ms. Franchi spent 16 years at Genzyme Corporation. In 2008, she was appointed Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, responsible for corporate financial reporting and. Earlier in her career, Ms. Franchi worked in accounting, finance, and sales operations for two diagnostic companies: bioMérieux, Inc., and API.

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MACK) [Cambridge, MA] announced that Yasir Al-Wakeel will be appointed Chief Financial Officer and head of Corporate Development. Dr. Al-Wakeel joins Merrimack from Credit Suisse where he served as a Director on the healthcare investment banking team. Prior to that role, Dr. Al-Wakeel was a research analyst at Credit Suisse.

VISANOW [Chicago, IL] announced that Brittany Smith has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining VISANOW, Smith was Director in the Technology, Media and Telecom Services group at Madison Dearborn Partners.

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:AMOT) [Amherst, NY] announced that Rob Maida, currently the Chief Financial Officer of Allied Motion, will be moving to the newly created position of Vice President of Operational Excellence and concurrent with this change, Mike Leach will become the new Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mike comes to Allied Motion from Osmose Holdings, Inc. where he served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the last six years. Prior to that, he was with Cytec Industries for eight years where he progressed to the position of North American Operations Controller for Cytec Specialty Chemicals and eight years with Belko Corporation where he was the VP of Finance and Administration.

SendGrid [Boulder, CO] announced that Yancey Spruill has joined the company as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining SendGrid, Mr. Spruill served as CFO of DigitalGlobe.

Tremor Video, Inc. (NYSE:TRMR) [New York, NY] announced that it has hired John Rego as Chief Financial Officer. Rego spent 8 years as the Executive Vice President and CFO of Vonage Holdings Corp. Mr. Rego has also served as the CFO of AppSense.

Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: PGND) [Boston, MA] announced today that Breht Feigh will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer. Feigh spent the past 18 years with American Dental Partners in roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to American Dental Partners, he held positions with Robertson, Stephens & Company; ING Barings and Dean Witter Reynolds.

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: BCLI) [Hackensack, NJ] announced that it has appointed Yoram Bibring as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bibring will replace Alla Patlis, the Company’s current interim CFO, who will resume her duties as Controller of the Company. Mr. Bibring joins BrainStorm from Sapiens North America where he served as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Sapiens, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Silenseed. Before that, he was the Chief Financial Officer for Healthcare Corporation of America. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as the Chief Financial Officer for Fundtech.

Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) [Milpitas, CA] has appointed Amar Maletira as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Maletira will replace Rex Jackson, who announced earlier this year his planned departure. Mr. Maletira most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Americas Enterprise Services group at Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, Mr. Maletira held a series of executive positions in global finance at HP including Business Unit CFO for Application services, Global Head of Financial Planning & Analysis and Director of Investor Relations. Prior to HP, Mr. Maletira served as Chief Operating Officer for a start-up IT consulting company in Michigan, and led sales teams at Siemens and HCL in India.

Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) [Lafox, IL] announced the election of Robert Ben as its Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Ben spent the past 15 years with Cobra Electronics Corporation. Prior to joining Cobra, Mr. Ben worked for Ivex Packaging Corporation and Abbott Laboratories as well as KPMG and for Ernst & Young as an auditor.

Endurance International Group Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EIGI) [Burlington, MA] announced that Tivanka Ellawala, chief financial officer, will transition from his current position and take on a new role driving the company’s e-commerce strategy. The company concurrently announced the appointment of Marc Montagner to the role of CFO. Marc Montagner joins Endurance from LightSquared, Inc. where he is CFO. Mr. Montagner returned to LightSquared in 2012 from Dupont Circle Partners in order to serve as CFO after having served as EVP, Sales, Marketing and Strategy at LightSquared between 2009 and 2010. Prior to joining LightSquared, Mr. Montagner was a Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Telecom, Media and Technology Group at Banc of America Securities. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and M&A at Sprint Nextel. Mr. Montagner had previously been a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and started his career at France Telecom North America.

TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE: TSLX) [New York, NY] announced that Alan Kirshenbaum has notified the Company of his intention to step down as Chief Financial Officer. Upon his departure, Robert Ollwerther, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, will assume the role of interim Chief Financial Officer. Ollwerther joined TSLX as Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Prior to TSLX, Ollwerther was an Advisor to TSSP. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Avenue Capital Group. Before that, Ollwerther was a Managing Director at Merrill Lynch where he spent 25 years in a variety of positions, including Chief Operating Officer for the Hedge Fund Development and Management Group; Chief Financial Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Chief Financial Officer for Latin America and Canada; Chief Financial Officer for Global Equities; and Head of International and Institutional Internal Audit.

Move, Inc. [San Jose, CA] has appointed Bryan Charap as chief financial officer. Most recently he has served as senior vice president of finance, and he has held a number of finance positions of increasing responsibility during his 14 years at Move. Charap began his career as a business analyst at Eddie Bauer.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) [Detroit, Michigan] announced that Michael Simonte currently the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will serve as President. Christopher May currently the Company’s Treasurer, will serve as Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Since December 1, 2011, Mr. May has served as Treasurer and previously, from August 2008 through December 1, 2011, Assistant Treasurer.

Akorn, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKRX) [Lake Forest, IL] announced the appointment of Randall Pollard as Chief Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pollard’s appointment follows the departure of Timothy Dick, who has elected to step down as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pollard joined Akorn as Vice President and Corporate Controller in April 2015 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Novartis, he served in various financial leadership roles at Wyeth and Mayne Pharma. Mr. Pollard began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen.

CFO Moves – week ending July 31, 2015

GE (NYSE: GE) [Fairfield, CT] announced the appointment of Tim Donovan as vice president and chief financial officer of Power Generation Services – GE Power & Water. Donovan joined GE in 1993. While at GE Healthcare, he served as CFO for Life Support Solutions and Devices – EMEA. He joined PGS in 2011 as CFO.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [Los Angeles, CA] has appointed Kenneth J. Kay to the post of Chief Financial Officer. Kay succeeds outgoing CFO, Dene Stratton. Most recently, in 2013, Kay co-founded Raven LLC. Prior to founding Raven, Kay served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Las Vegas Sands Corp. Kay previously served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. Kay has also held executive and CFO posts at several other corporations including the Dole Food Company, Universal Studios – Consumer Products Group, Playmates Inc. and Systemed Inc.

Airbnb [San Francisco, CA] announced that Laurence Tosi will join as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Before joining Airbnb, Tosi was the CFO of the Blackstone Group.

Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC [Atlanta, GA] announced that D. Paul Dascoli has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. He most recently was CFO at Express, Inc. Prior to Express, Mr. Dascoli was CFO at VF Jeanswear Limited Partnership. He spent 10 years as an executive at Thomasville Furniture Industries, where he was CFO. In addition, Mr. Dascoli has been a member of the Board of Directors of Stanley Furniture Co., Inc. since December 2010.

Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) [Lexington, KY] announced it has appointed Barry A. Hytinen to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Dale E. Williams. Mr. Hytinen is currently Tempur Sealy’s Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance. Since joining the Company in 2005, Mr. Hytinen has held positions of increasing responsibility, including leading large portions of the Company’s Finance organization, Global Financial Planning and Analysis, and Investor Relations.

Vexos [New York, NY] announced the appointment of Michael Pisch as their new Chief Financial Officer. Pisch most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Davis-Standard. Prior to this, Pisch served as the Chief Financial Officer for Micross.

Kailos Genetics [Huntsville, AL] announced Cheri Walker as chief financial officer and senior vice president of corporate development. She worked as an equity analyst for Deutsche Bank and in senior level corporate development and operating roles at Invitrogen, QIAGEN and Charles River Labs. Dr. Walker also served on the board of directors of Diatherix Laboratories, Inc.

Sparta Systems, Inc. [Hamilton, NJ] announced the promotion of Steve Buonaiuto to Chief Operating Officer.

POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: POZN) [Chapel Hill, NC] announced that Scott Charles will be appointed Senior Vice President of Finance of POZEN, with the intention of becoming Chief Financial Officer of Aralez Pharmaceuticals plc. upon completion of the pending merger of POZEN with Tribute Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Charles most recently served as the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Ikaria, Inc. Prior to that he was a Manager of Assurance and Business Advisory Services at Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) [Radnor, PA] announced that Roger Martin joined its Group Protection business as Senior Vice President, Finance. Martin joins Lincoln from Unum, where most recently he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) [Chattanooga, TN] announced that Francis J. Shammo has been elected to serve as a director of the company. Prior to his current role as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, Inc., he served as president and chief executive officer for Verizon Telecom and Business; senior vice president and chief financial officer for Verizon Business; and president of the west area for Verizon Wireless.

CommonBond [New York, NY] announced the appointment of Morgan Edwards as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Edwards spent the last seven years as a Managing Director at Macquarie Capital. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Edwards spent nearly 20 years at Morgan Stanley.

FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) [Lake Mary, FL] announced that Laura A. Murphy has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Murphy previously served as Vice President Finance – Healthcare Compliance Solutions of Stericycle, Inc., where she also previously served as Vice President, International & Corporate Finance. Prior to Stericycle, Ms. Murphy was Vice President and CFO of Philips N.A. Lighting Electronics, following a long tenure through a number of advancing finance positions at Ford Motor Company.

Paydunk, LLC [Pine Brook, NJ] announced the addition of Michael J. Losch as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Losch has served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at companies including Tellium, IDF International, Bioenergy of America and ACT Oncology.

FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) [Milpitas, CA] announced that Michael J. Sheridan will resign as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

U.S. Concrete, Inc. (NASDAQ: USCR) [Euless, TX] announced that William M. Brown, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has resigned.

MicroStrategy Incorporated (NASDAQ: MSTR) [Tysons Corner, VA] announced Phong Le as its Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Le will succeed Douglas K. Thede, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Mr. Le has served as the chief financial officer of XO Communications since August 2014. From March 2010 to August 2014, Mr. Le held senior positions at NII Holdings. Prior to that, Mr. Le worked in the consulting practice at Deloitte from 1998 to 2010.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX) [Boston, MA] announced that James Oliviero stepped down as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. The Company also announced the appointment of Scott A. Holmes as Chief Financial Officer. From September 2011 to July 2015, Mr. Holmes was with AMAG Pharmaceuticals, where he served most recently as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations. He also served as AMAG’s Chief Accounting Officer, Principal Financial Officer, its Controller and its Treasurer at various times. Prior to AMAG, Mr. Holmes served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of Molecular Biometrics, Inc. from June 2010 to September 2011. From August 2009 to May 2010, Mr. Holmes was Vice President of Finance and Administration at On-Q-ity Inc. He served as a consultant with Altman & Company from January 2009 to August 2009. From October 2003 to January 2009, Mr. Holmes served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Treasurer at Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also served as the Controller at Keryx from November 2001 to October 2003.

Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFOI) [Solon, OH] announced the appointment of Marcia J. Miller to serve as its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Miller had been acting as the interim CFO since February 5, 2015. Ms. Miller joined the Company in March 2012 as Assistant Controller, was promoted to Corporate Controller in July 2013, and interim Chief Financial Officer in February 2015. Prior to her role with the Company, Ms. Miller served as Manager Financial Planning and Analysis of Rockwell Automation from August 2011 to March 2012; and as Controller of Wingspan Care Group from October 2009 to August 2011. From 1989 to October 2009 Ms. Miller held progressive positions with Keithley Instruments. Ms. Miller began her career with Arthur Young LLP in 1985.

Pizza Studio [Los Angeles, CA] announced that John Theuer has been named the first CFO. Theuer most recently CFO of Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Prior to that, he was CFO of Panda Restaurant Group Inc. from July 1999 to December 2010.

PURE Bioscience, Inc. (OTC: PURE) [San Diego, CA] announced the resignation of Peter C. Wulff as its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. With Wulff’s departure, Mark Elliott, PURE’s Controller, will become the Company’s Vice President, Finance and will serve as the Company’s principal financial and accounting officer.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AXL) [Detroit, MI] announced the appointment of Christopher J. May to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. May served most recently as Treasurer and previously, Assistant Treasurer at AAM.

Precision [Rye Brook, NY] announced that Timothy Carlson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Precision, Mr. Carlson served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of ATMI. Before joining ATMI, Mr. Carlson worked for nine years at Campbell Soup, across various financial roles.

CFO Moves – week ending July 24, 2015

AMC Theatres (NYSE: AMC) announced that the Board has appointed Craig R. Ramsey, AMC’s Chief Financial Officer, as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ramsey currently serves as AMC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) announced that James B. Flaws, vice chairman and chief financial officer, will relinquish the chief financial officer title as part of his plan to retire later this year. R. Tony Tripeny will assume the roles of senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Tripeny joined the company in 1985 as a corporate accounting manager for Corning Cable Systems. In 2003, Mr. Tripeny became the group controller for Corning’s Telecommunications Group. In 2004, he was named division vice president and operations controller. He was elected vice president and corporate controller in 2005 and senior vice president and principal accounting officer in 2009. He has served as a member of Corning’s management committee since 2014, and was previously a member of the executive leadership team since 2011.

Bank of America (NYSE: BOA) announced that Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson has decided to step down. Paul Donofrio, who has been with Bank of America since 1999, will become CFO. Prior to his promotion, Donofrio was co-head of Global Corporate and Investment Banking, co-head of Global Investment Banking, and head of Global Corporate Banking.

Electro Rent Corporation (NASDAQ: ELRC) announced that Craig Jones, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, is retiring. Alan Sciarillo, Electro Rent’s Vice President, Finance will become acting CFO. Sciarillo has nearly 30 years of finance and accounting experience and has been with Electro Rent since 2006.

Marin Software (NYSE: MRIN) announced that Catriona Fallon has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Fallon joins Marin Software from Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation, where she served as Vice President and Chief of Staff for the CFO. Prior to Cognizant, Ms. Fallon spent over four years at Hewlett-Packard, most recently as Vice President Strategy and Financial Planning, Worldwide Marketing. Previously, Ms. Fallon was a research analyst at Citigroup Investment Research and Piper Jaffray & Company. In addition, Ms. Fallon previously served as a Consultant at McKinsey & Company and Senior Marketing Manager at Oracle Corporation.

CME Realty, Inc. (OTC PINK: CMRL) announced that the Company has appointed Vincent T. Prince as its new Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Prince will also head up the audit committee of the Company. Prince has had past positions at several companies including: Office Depot, Inc., Leggett & Platt, Inc., Dade Behring, Inc., BF Goodrich Aerospace, and Warner Brothers Publications. Most recently, Prince was CFO of Insurance Care Direct, Inc.

Clinicient Inc. welcomed Steven Sipowicz as chief financial officer. Prior to joining Clinicient, Sipowicz was the chief financial officer at ShiftWise. He was also the chief financial officer of Cascade Microtech and Corillian.

Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) announced the successful completion of the transition of Craig A. Lampo to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Diana G. Reardon.

Coordinated Health announced the appointment of veteran hospital and healthcare executive Linda Chen as Chief Financial Officer. Chen joins CH from Community Health Systems (CHS), where she served for four years, most recently as CFO of Easton Hospital.

Joule announced the appointment of Peter Matrai as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Matrai most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Butamax Advanced Biofuels.

NIKA announced that Usman Shakir has joined the executive leadership team as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining NIKA, Shakir served in Senior Corporate Finance roles with Berico, Deltek and AOL. Earlier in his career, Shakir worked in various Finance roles for GE Capital.

DRB Financial Solutions, LLC newly appointed Chief Financial Officer, Steve Bashmakov. Prior to joining DRB, Mr. Bashmakov spent the last five years at RoundPoint Financial Group where he served in a number of executive roles including CFO and President. Previously, he served in executive roles at Residential Credit Solutions, Resmor Trust, GMAC Residential Funding of Canada, ResCap and JP Morgan Chase.

The Walton Group of Companies has named Steven Friedman Chief Financial Officer of Walton Development & Management (USA), Inc. Friedman most recently served as the national director of Ernst & Young LLP’s Homebuilding and Land Development practice.

Spiral Toys (OTC: STOY) has appointed Akio Ariura as chief financial officer. Ariura formerly served as CFO of Radient Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Radient, Ariura was a consultant with Resources Global Professionals and previously held senior positions at Sunvest Industries and Derlan Industries.

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ININ) has appointed Ashley Vukovits as its new chief financial officer, senior vice president of administration, secretary and treasurer. Vukovits replaces Stephen R. Head, who is retiring as chief financial officer. Vukovits had served in finance roles at Interactive Intelligence since 2003. Most recently she served as vice president of finance for the company. Before joining Interactive Intelligence, Vukovits held senior finance positions with Union Acceptance Corp., and was an audit professional for KPMG LLP.

Electronic Recyclers International announced that it has promoted James Kim to Chief Financial Officer. Kim joined as a financial executive earlier this year. Previously, he was Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Greif & Co. Earlier in his career, Kim served as part of the Technology Investment Banking Group at Bank of America Securities, LLC; as part of the Global Industries & Healthcare Investment Banking Groups at Merrill Lynch and Co.; as a Senior Consultant of Corporate Transactions at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP; and as an Accountant at PriceWaterhouse, LLP.

Retail Properties of America, Inc. (NYSE: RPAI) announced that Heath R. Fear has accepted the Company’s offer to serve as its new chief financial officer and treasurer. Mr. Fear currently serves as senior vice president, head of capital markets of General Growth Properties, Inc. and as a member of GGP’s capital and management committees. Prior to GGP, Mr. Fear served as counsel for Prime Group Realty Trust, and as an associate in the real estate practice groups of Kirkland & Ellis and Pedersen & Houpt.

PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR) announced that Michael Bartusek has been appointed as the Company’s new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bartusek formerly served as the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Treasurer at Sutherland Global Services, Inc. Prior to SGS, Mr. Bartusek was Director of Finance for the North American operations at XEROX Global Services, Inc. Mr. Bartusek also held various financial positions at GE Capital and was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE) announced that Chris Jensen has been named the company’s chief financial officer. Jensen has served in the role on an interim basis since May 2014. Jensen joined Celanese in 2005. Prior to joining Celanese, Jensen worked in the inspections and registration division of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. He previously spent 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Liquidity Services (NASDAQ: LQDT) announced the appointment of Jorge Celaya as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Celaya will succeed Jim Rallo who will focus solely on his previously announced role as President of Liquidity Services’ Retail Supply Chain Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Celaya was co-founder of Avanz Capital. From July 2007 to March 2010, Mr. Celaya was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FTI Consulting. From October 2003 to February 2007, Mr. Celaya served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sitel Corporation. From 1990 to October 2003, Mr. Celaya held positions at Schlumberger.

Virtual Piggy, Inc. (OTCQB: VPIG) announced that Scott McPherson, the original CFO of Virtual Piggy, has returned to take over the CFO position full-time.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced that it has appointed Daniel D. Tempesta as its Chief Financial Officer and an Executive Vice President. Tom Beaudoin, who has served as Nuance’s CFO since July 2008, will depart at the end of the month. Mr. Tempesta joined Nuance in March 2008 and most recently has served as Nuance’s Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance. Previously, Mr. Tempesta held several senior finance roles, including Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, at Teradyne Inc. Prior to that he spent the first eleven years of his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Lakeland Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAKE) announced that Gary Pokrassa has retired as Chief Financial Officer. Teri W. Hunt, a 10 year veteran of Lakeland and most recently serving as Vice President of Finance, has been named as Acting Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Hunt has served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance since November 2010, before which time she served as its Corporate Controller from May 2007 to November 2010. Prior to Lakeland, Ms. Hunt served in accounting, audit and administrative capacities including the position of Corporate Controller for Wellstone Mills.

OXiGENE, Inc. (NASDAQ: OXGN) announced that Barbara Riching resigned from her position as Chief Financial Officer to pursue other interests.

Infor announced it has hired Jeff Laborde as Chief Financial Officer. Laborde most recently served as CFO of SumTotal Systems, Inc. Prior to SumTotal Systems, Laborde was a managing director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in the Technology, Media & Telecom Group. Earlier in his career, Laborde served in Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group and Arthur Andersen LLP’s Audit and Business Advisory Group.

Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ: MERC) announced that David M. Gandossi, the current Chief Financial Officer will assume the role of President and CEO and become a Director. Mercer also announced that Mr. David K. Ure, the Senior Vice-President, Finance will concurrently become the CFO and Secretary of the Company. Gandossi has served as Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary since August 2003. Mr. Gandossi’s previous roles included Chief Financial Officer and other senior executive positions with Formation Forest Products and Pacifica Papers Inc. Ure returned to Mercer in September 2013, assuming the role of Senior Vice President, Finance. Prior to serving as Vice President, Finance of Sierra Wireless Inc., Mr. Ure was Vice President, Controller at Mercer from 2006 to 2010. He has also served as Controller at various companies including Catalyst Paper Corporation, Pacifica Papers Inc., and TrojanLitho, as well as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Finlay Forest Industries Inc.

CPI Card Group announced that the company has hired business veteran David Brush to lead Finance, IT and Project Management Organization activities. Brush’s previous roles included group executive and president of Power Transmission at Rexnord Corporation, and vice president and general manager of Specialty Packaging at Pactiv Corporation.

Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE: TPC) announced that Michael J. Kershaw, its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be retiring from the Company. The Company announced that it has entered into a letter agreement with Gary G. Smalley to succeed Mr. Kershaw as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smalley has been Senior Vice President and Controller of Fluor Corporation since March 2008 and, since October 2014, concurrently served as Group Chief Financial Officer for one of Fluor’s business segments. Prior to joining Fluor, he held audit positions with Ernst & Young and J.P. Stevens and Company

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) announced that Caroline Dorsa, CFO for PSEG will retire. Dorsa has been executive vice president and chief financial officer for PSEG and its subsidiaries since April 2009. Prior to becoming CFO, she had served for six years as a member of the PSEG Board of Directors and a member of PSEG’s Audit, Corporate Governance and Finance Committees.

Knight Capital Funding announced the addition of Rich Ferrante as their new chief financial officer. Ferrante had been providing financial consulting to Knight Capital Funding prior to accepting the role of chief financial officer. Prior to joining Knight Capital Funding, Ferrante served as controller for CAN Capital and their subsidiary, AdvanceMe, Inc. and was promoted to chief financial officer in his first year. Ferrante’s career in financial services and accounting began at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and then Mercer, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, working within both the United States and internationally.

CFO Moves – week ending July 17, 2015

Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) announced that Michael T. Lawton will be retiring as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. He will be succeeded by Jeffrey D. Lawrence, current Treasurer of Domino’s, who has been with the Company since 2000. Lawrence began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen.

Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) announced that Michael Malone has declared his intention to retire as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mike Speetzen will replace Malone. Prior to Speetzen’s role as CFO at Xylem Inc., he served as CFO of ITT Fluid and Motion Controls. From 2007 to 2009 Speetzen was CFO of StandardAero. Mike spent 12 years in positions with Honeywell International.

Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) announced that Michael T. Speetzen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned his position with the company. Shashank Patel, a 19-year veteran of the Company and its former parent, will serve as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Patel currently serves as CFO and Vice President, Finance for Xylem’s Applied Water Systems division.

Tauriga Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: TAUG) announced the appointment of Ghalia Lahlou as Interim Chief Financial Officer.

Couchbase, Inc. announced that Jeff Epstein has joined its board of directors as an independent board member. Epstein, former chief financial officer (CFO) of Oracle Corporation, has been the CFO of several public and private companies, including DoubleClick, King World Production, and Nielsen’s Media Measurement and Information Group.

AnaptysBio, Inc. announced the appointment of Robert E. Hoffman as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining AnaptysBio, Mr. Hoffman was employed by Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since June 2012. From March 2011 to August 2011, Mr. Hoffman served as Chief Financial Officer for Polaris Group.

Atlas Holdings LLC announced that Cheri Reeve has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Reeve most recently served as Vice President of Finance at Atlas. She joined the firm in 2010 after serving in senior financial roles with the Commonfund.

ByteGrid Holdings LLC announced the appointment of Jay Sinder as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Most recently, he served as the Chief Executive Officer for CoreLink Data Centers. Prior to this he served as the CFO for Hostway Corporation and Focal Communications. Prior to this he held senior finance positions at Ameritech, MCI Communications, Telephone and Data Systems and IBM.

Nitro announced the appointment of Peter Bardwick as chief financial officer. His most recent role was CFO at Rocket Fuel. Bardwick began his career in investment banking with Citicorp and Salomon Brothers in New York.

Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Fred Kurland as the Company’s first Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Aridis, Fred Kurland served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Finance and Secretary of XOMA Corporation since December 2008.

ABBYY announced the appointment of Arthur Whipple to the role of chief financial officer. Prior to his position at ABBYY, Whipple was the CFO for several companies in the semiconductor industry including, Quicklogic Corporation, Teknovus, Inc., Silicon Storage Technology and, most recently, PLX Technology.

Tracx Inc. announced the appointment of former CEO of Mojiva, Bennett Theimann, as chief financial officer. Prior to his work at Mojiva, Theimann served as CFO at TargetSpot, Inc., Senior VP and Chief Procurement Officer at Hachette Filipacchi Media, CFO at Cellfish Media, President of Axel Springer Group and General Manager of Gruner+Jahr Publishing.

Florida Community Bank announced the appointment of Jennifer L. Simons to the post of Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Most recently she was Vice President and Senior Manager at PNC Financial Services Group. Prior to this position Ms. Simons held various leadership positions with US Bancorp, TCF National Bank, GMAC Residential Capital and GE Capital Fleet Services.

PIMCO has hired John Lane as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Financial Officer. He joins the firm from Apollo Global Management. Prior to that, Mr. Lane worked at Lehman Brothers, serving as the Chief Financial Officer.

Athene Holding Ltd. announced that the Company has named Guy H. Smith III (Chip) as Interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Smith will assume these responsibilities as a result of current CFO Brenda Cushing’s decision to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Smith previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and President and CEO of Liberty Life Insurance.

Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL) announced the appointment of Christopher J. Senner as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He joins Exelixis after five years at Gilead Sciences, where he served as Vice President, Corporate Finance. He previously spent eighteen years at Wyeth.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe announced that David Vincent (current Kneaders CFO) will assume the role of President and CFO.

Gladstone Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: GAIN) announced that its board of directors appointed Julia Ryan, the Company’s current Chief Accounting Officer, as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Melissa Morrison, the former Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company, will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Gladstone Capital Corporation. Ms. Ryan has served as the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer since April 2015. Prior to that time, she served as Senior Manager – Assurance Services at KPMG, LLP.

Energous Corporation (NASDAQ: WATT) has appointed Brian Sereda to the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sereda will replace Interim Chief Financial Officer Howard Yeaton. Most recently, Sereda served as Chief Financial Officer of ActiveVideo. Mr. Sereda previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Virage Logic Corporation. He was also Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Proxim Wireless Corporation. Mr. Sereda also served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller for Portal Software, and has held senior financial management positions with Credence Systems Corp., Handspring Inc., Sygen International, and Lam Research.

Synalloy Corporation (NASDAQ: SYNL) announced that Dennis M. Loughran has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Loughran’s experience includes eleven years with Reynolds Metals Company and six years as Vice President Finance and Supply Chain with Alcoa Consumer Products. More recently, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Rogers Corporation and Citadel Plastics.

Gravity4 has announced the hiring of former Google and eBay financial executive, Dipak Joshi, as its Chief Financial Officer. At eBay, Joshi ran international financial operations, and later, Dipak was Google’s Corporate Financial Controller. More recently, Dipak was chief financial officer at Fuze, Inc., Milestone Internet, and BitTorrent.

Green Courte Partners, LLC announced that Mark Engel will join the firm as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Engel will replace Jane Mody. Mr. Engel joins Green Courte after over twenty years at Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated, JPMorgan Chase & Co./Bank One Corporation and Deloitte & Touche LLP.

Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: PKOH) announced that John D. Grampa, former Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Materion Corporation, was appointed to ParkOhio’s Board of Directors. Mr. Grampa joined Materion Corporation as Vice President of Finance in 1998 and held the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer role from 1999 until the end of 2014. Prior to joining Materion, he held various executive roles at Avery Dennison Corporation and Diamond Shamrock Corporation.

CloudOne announced that it has promoted Brett Sharp to Chief Financial Officer. Sharp has served as the company’s Director of Finance since March 2015. Sharp has over 10 years of experience, working for KPMG, Harlan Laboratories and as the Director of Finance for Bluelock.

Vintage Wine Estates announced the appointment of Karen L. Diepholz to Chief Financial Officer. Diepholz was most recently Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for Equinox Payments. Prior to that, she was Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis for Hypercom Corporation.

Kewaunee Scientific Corporation (NASDAQ: KEQU) reported that D. Michael Parker, its Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary, has announced his plans to retire by the end of calendar year.

B2R Finance announced that Darren Thompson has joined the company as chief financial officer and executive vice president of strategy. Thompson has more than 30 years’ experience at companies including American Express, Fannie Mae, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs. Most recently, Thompson was a founding partner of Railfield Partners, LLC.

ThinkingPhones announced that Don Pratt has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he was CFO at Arbor Networks. Prior to Arbor, Don was CFO of Ellacoya and Taqua. He also held leadership roles in large public companies including Texas Instruments, FMC, and Boston Whaler/Reebok.

MMA Capital Management, LLC (NASDAQ: MMAC) announced that it has hired David Bjarnason to succeed Lisa Roberts as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bjarnason joins the Company from Fannie Mae, where he was a finance officer. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Mr. Bjarnason served in senior finance, consulting and financial statement audit roles with JPMorgan Chase & Co., CapitalSource, Inc., Freddie Mac, Deloitte LLP and KPMG LLP.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: BMTC) announced the appointment of David M. Takats as interim Chief Financial Officer. The Corporation also announced the resignation of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, J. Duncan Smith. Prior to joining the Bank, Takats was the Chief Financial Officer of First Keystone Financial, Inc. He also served as Senior Staff Accountant with Rosenbluth International, Inc., from 1995 to 2000.

CFO Moves – week ending July 10, 2015

PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) announced that Hugh Johnston, executive vice president and chief financial officer, is being named vice chairman. He will continue to serve as CFO, as well as oversee the Quaker Foods North America business and PepsiCo’s global e-commerce organization.

Express, Inc. (NYSE: EXPR) announced that Perry Pericleous, previously Vice President, Finance has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Pericleous succeeds Paul Dascoli who has left the Company. Mr. Pericleous is a 15-year veteran of the Company and most recently served as Vice President. Mr. Pericleous began his career at Drug Emporium and Value City Department Stores.

Zillow Group (NASDAQ: Z) announced that CFO Chad Cohen will resign effective Aug. 7, 2015 to pursue other business interests. Cohen will remain as chief financial officer through second quarter earnings and the 10-Q filing.

CliQr announced the appointment of Aidan Cullen as its CFO. He comes to CliQr after serving as a consulting CFO with Kranz & Associates. Previously, he served as CFO at Gigamon, as CFO of Sylantro Systems, and as CFO of Tasman Networks.

Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE: ADC) announced that Brian Dickman has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary to pursue another business opportunity. The resignation will take effect after a transition period which is expected to end on or around August 4, 2015. Kenneth Howe, former Chief Financial Officer of the Company, has been appointed to serve as interim Chief Financial Officer upon Mr. Dickman’s departure.

Harte Hanks (NYSE: HHS) announced the appointment of Douglas C. Shepard as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Shepard, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Robert A. Philpott, who has stepped down as President and CEO, as well as from the Company’s Board of Directors, to pursue other interests.

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Thomas R. Wright has stepped down due to personal reasons, but will remain involved with the company on a consulting basis. Kevan Blair, SVP Corporate Finance, has been named interim Chief Financial Officer.

MongoDB announced that it has appointed Michael Gordon as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Michael joins MongoDB from Yodle where he served as Chief Operating Officer and CFO. Previously, he served as Managing Director in the Media and Telecom investment banking group at Merrill Lynch. Before Merrill Lynch, Michael worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble.

MSC Industrial Supply Co. (NYSE: MSM) announced that it has named Rustom Jilla to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 20. Jilla succeeds Jeff Kaczka, who will be retiring from MSC. Jilla most recently served as CFO for Dematic Group. Prior to Dematic, he spent more than a decade as CFO of Ansell Limited. Earlier in his career, Jilla spent 12 years at The BOC Group where he held various Product Management and Finance leadership roles.

Office Practicum announced that it has named Ellen Purdy as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective July 6th, 2015. Purdy joins Office Practicum with 13 years of CFO experience, most recently with Markel Corporation. Prior to Markel acted as CFO of other private equity backed companies, including SDI Health, IPR International, and Renmatix. Purdy spent the first half of her career at Rohm and Haas where she held various financial, sales and market management positions.

Port Logistics Group announced the appointment of Marty Brogden as Chief Financial Officer. Brogden was most recently the Regional CFO for Agility Logistics. Prior to Agility, Brogden provided interim CFO services to an Oakley, Inc. subsidiary, ABC Window Company, and Accupoll, Inc. Brogden spent the first ten years of his career with what is now a Big 4 public accounting firm.

Convergex announced that Frederick Arnold has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. He currently serves as a director of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. and Corporate Capital Trust. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Arnold served as executive vice president and CFO of Capmark Financial Group and from 2006 to 2007, he oversaw the global finance functions of Masonite International as the firm’s executive vice president for finance. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Arnold held senior financial positions at Willis Group Holdings. He has also had positions at Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Smith Barney and Lehman Brothers.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI) announced the appointment of Jeffrey Davis as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Davis served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Walmart U.S. segment of Walmart Stores, Inc. Prior to joining Walmart, Davis was CFO for Lakeland Tours, LLC, CFO for McKesson General Medical, and he held financial leadership positions at the Hillman Co. Davis also spent four years at KPMG Peat Marwick.

CorporateRewards announced that Chris Gobalakrishna has been named Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Chris served as CFO of Univision Digital. Chris also acted as CFO of Univision Enterprise Development. Before joining Univision Chris led the finance function at Sony Music’s Global Digital Business for seven years.

Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE: HLTH) announced that it has appointed Kenny Klein to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Andy Chen, Nobilis’ outgoing CFO, will assume revenue cycle and development responsibilities with the Company as its Executive Vice President of Finance. Mr. Klein has served as Nobilis’ Chief Accounting Officer since April 2015. Prior to joining Nobilis, Mr. Klein served for over five years as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Menninger Clinic. Mr. Klein began his career in 1988 with KPMG Peat Marwick in the audit practice. After KPMG, Mr. Klein has held various financial leadership positions with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Castle Dental Centers, in addition to previously serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010.

Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ: PCBK) announced that Richard R. Sawyer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Sawyer was the executive vice president and chief financial officer for Tower Financial Corporation and was most recently the vice president for Lifeline Youth and Family Services.

Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ: FSC) and Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate Corp. (NASDAQ: FSFR) announced that the Boards of Directors for both FSC and FSFR have promoted Steven M. Noreika to Chief Financial Officer, replacing Richard A. Petrocelli, who will be leaving Fifth Street to pursue other opportunities. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Noreika has been serving as the Chief Accounting Officer of FSAM. Mr. Noreika joined Fifth Street in September 2008 and during his tenure, he has held various finance and accounting positions, including Chief Financial Officer of FSFR from November 2013 to July 2014. Prior to joining Fifth Street, Mr. Noreika spent six years at Time Warner Inc. and prior to that he managed audit and tax engagements at Marcum & Kliegman, LLP (now Marcum LLP).

Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOMB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Centennial Bank, announced the election of Brian S. Davis as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of Home and Centennial by each respective board of directors, effective July 8, 2015, succeeding Randy E. Mayor, who is retiring from banking after more than sixteen years with the Company. Mr. Davis previously served as Chief Accounting Officer and Investor Relations Officer for the Company.

Conn’s, Inc. announced the appointment of Thomas R. Moran to serve as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective as of July 27, 2015. Mr. Moran will succeed the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer, Mark Haley, who will continue to serve as the Company’s Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer after the Commencement Date. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Moran served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for West Marine, Inc. Prior to joining West Marine, Mr. Moran served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Wearguard-Crest Division of ARAMARK Corporation.

AeroVironment, Inc. announced that it has appointed Raymond D. Cook as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Cook replaces Teresa Covington, who has served as our interim Chief Financial Officer since February 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cook served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Silicon Image, Inc. from July 2014 to March 2015. Prior to joining Silicon Image, Inc., Mr. Cook served as Chief Financial Officer of STEC, Inc., a computer data storage company, from November 2008 to September 2013. Mr. Cook previously served in various capacities, including as Interim Chief Financial Officer as well as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, with Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. from July 2003 through November 2008.

Creative Artists Agency announced that James Burtson will join the company as Chief Financial Officer. Burtson succeeds outgoing CFO Jeff M. Berry. Burtson most recently served as Senior Vice President of Time Warner, Inc. Prior to re-joining Time Warner in 2002, Burtson worked at Clear Channel Communications, where he served as vice president of strategic development and CFO of the company’s online business. He previously worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. as an investment banker and began his career at Time Warner as a financial analyst in corporate finance and M&A.

TearLab Corporation announced the appointment of Wes Brazell as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Brazell will succeed William G. Dumencu who will transition to his new role as an internal consultant of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Brazell served as the Chief Financial Officer of Academic Partnerships, LLC from 2014 to 2015. From 1993 to 2014, Mr. Brazell held various positions at Alcon Laboratories, Inc. Prior to joining Alcon, Mr. Brazell held various positions at KPMG LLP.

InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) announced that Jeffrey P. Pritchett will join the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 2015. Mr. Pritchett joins InnerWorkings from Cerberus Operating and Advisory Company, LLC where he has served as a Senior Operating Executive since May 2013 and as Head of the Finance / CFO Practice since early 2015. He also has served as Interim Executive Chairman of the Board of TransCentra, Inc. and as a Board Member of Remington Outdoors Company. Prior to joining COAC, Mr. Pritchett served in various finance and strategy roles at Vertis Communications. Mr. Pritchett also held treasury, strategy and international financial roles of increasing responsibility at Delphi. Ryan Spohn will remain InnerWorkings’ Interim CFO through the completion of the Company’s second quarter filings, at which point he will resume his role as Senior Vice President and Controller.

Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVLT) announced the retirement of Charles Schafer, its President and Chief Financial Officer for the company. In this regard, Chairman and CEO Robert V. LaPenta will assume the role of President in addition to his current responsibilities and James DePalma will become the Chief Financial Officer. James DePalma is currently on the RVLT Board and is Vice Chairman and Senior Managing Partner of Aston Capital. Mr. DePalma’s background includes executive level roles at L-1 Identity Solutions, Viacom, CBS, Westinghouse Electric and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Katy Industries, Inc. announced the retirement of Jim Shaffer, its Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary. The Board of Directors has appointed Curt Kroll, its current Vice President, Corporate Controller and Assistant Secretary, to succeed Mr. Shaffer following a transition period. Before joining Katy, Curt’s career included 10 years of public accounting at Deloitte and BKD LLP.

PQ Corp. announced the appointment of Michael C. Crews as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 1. Crews will replace the retiring Alan McIlroy, a 10-year PQ veteran. During the last seven years, Crews served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Peabody Energy Corp.

Penhall Company announced the appointment of Lynn Schrier-Behler as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Schrier-Behler will succeed Bruce Lux, who will be leaving the Company to pursue other opportunities. Ms. Schrier-Behler was most recently Managing Director for Laurel Management & Consulting Services LLC. Prior to joining Laurel, Ms. Schrier-Behler was the North American Regional CFO for WS Atkins plc. Before that, Ms. Schrier-Behler was SVP, Finance and CFO for Parsons Transportation Group.

CFO Moves – week ending July 3, 2015

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has named Christine M. McCarthy Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She succeeds James A. Rasulo as CFO. Prior to her promotion, Christine worked as Disney’s Treasurer for the past 15 years. Prior to joining Disney, Ms. McCarthy was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Imperial Bancorp from 1997 to 2000. She held various finance and planning positions at First Interstate Bancorp from 1981 to 1996, and was elected Executive Vice President in Finance for First Interstate in 1993.

Kraft Heinz Company (NASDAQ: KRFT) appointed Paulo Basilio as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Basilio joined Heinz in June 2013 as Chief Financial Officer. The Company also announced the departure of James Kehoe, EVP and Chief Financial Officer.

Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (NYSE:PIR) announced that Jeffrey N. Boyer has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective July 27, 2015. Laura A. Coffey will continue to serve in her role as Executive Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer until Mr. Boyer’s appointment becomes effective, at which time she will be named to a separate executive position within the company. Most recently, Boyer served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Tuesday Morning Corporation since September 2013. Previously, Mr. Boyer spent five years with 24 Hour Fitness Worldwide, where he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and then promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Earlier, Mr. Boyer held positions of increasing responsibility with The Michaels Companies, Inc., including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has also held executive positions with Sears Holdings Corporation and Kmart Corporation.

Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) announced that Jeffrey N. Boyer, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has resigned his position effective as of July 22, 2015 to pursue other professional opportunities. Tuesday Morning currently anticipates that, following Mr. Boyer’s departure, its Vice President and Controller, Kelly Munsch, will be responsible for the Company’s accounting and finance functions on an interim basis until Mr. Boyer’s replacement is appointed.

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN) announced that Michel Cup will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Cup was most recently the CFO of D.E. Master Blenders 1753. Before joining D.E. Master Blenders 1753, Mr. Cup served as CFO of private equity owned and publically listed businesses in Europe. From 1999 until 2008, he held senior finance roles within the Numico and Danone baby and medical nutrition businesses. Mr. Cup began his career with Deloitte, where he served in a variety of audit and accounting roles from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Cup will take over from Charles Urbain, who currently serves as the company’s Interim CFO.

Homeland Security Solutions has announced that Julia Byron has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Byron joined Homeland Security Solutions, Inc. in early 2006 as a corporate accountant until her promotion to Vice President of Finance in 2012.

AlienVault announced the appointment of Brian Robins as chief financial officer. Prior to joining AlienVault, Robins served as vice president and chief financial officer of Global Business Services at CSC. Before that, Robins was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Verisign. Robins was previously vice president of finance and treasurer for data analytics provider Neustar for six years.

ThreatStream announced that Nancy Bush has joined the company as CFO. She joins ThreatStream from Adaptive Insights, where she was vice president of finance. Prior to joining ThreatStream, Bush held roles in rapidly growing technology companies within the security industry. Nancy was the acting CFO and vice president of finance at Fortinet and vice president of finance at ArcSight. She has also served as vice president of finance at Packeteer as well as at Maxtor.

Cloud Cruiser announced that Dan Gaudreau has joined Cloud Cruiser as its Chief Financial Officer . Before joining Cloud Cruiser, Dan served as SVP Operations and CFO at Actuate, which was acquired by OpenText; Enterprise Information Management leader in January 2015. Previously, Gaudreau was VP Finance and CFO at Plantronics, Inc. Prior to Plantronics, Dan was VP Finance and Operations and CFO at Ready Systems. Preceding Ready Systems, Dan was a finance executive at Apple Computer.

Graco Inc. (NYSE: GGG) announced that Christian E. Rothe has been appointed as the Company’s CFO and Treasurer effective September 1, 2015. Mr. Rothe succeeds James A. Graner who announced his planned retirement from the Company last year. Mr. Rothe is currently Graco’s Vice President and Treasurer, a role he has held since joining the company in 2011. Prior to his appointment at Graco, Mr. Rothe held a series of finance roles of increasing responsibility at Gardner Denver, Inc., including Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President, Finance – Industrial Products Segment, and Director of Strategic Planning and Development. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rothe held various corporate finance and business development roles at Ridley Inc. and HickoryTech Corporation.

vTv Therapeutics LLC announced the appointment of Rudy C. Howard as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Howard joins the Company with over 30 years of senior management experience, most recently serving as CFO at SciQuest. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and CFO at MDS Pharma Services. Before joining MDS, Mr. Howard served as CFO at several companies including PPD, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Thomas Financial announced the appointment of Lindsey Hacker as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Thomas Financial, Ms. Hacker worked at Ernst & Young as a Senior Auditor and at Brookdale, where she served as the Regional Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis and the Director of Accounting.

Assurex Health announced the appointment of Peter Donato, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bovie Medical. Donato has also served as the Corporate Controller for Cyberonics, Inc., as Chief Financial Officer of Catsys Health, Inc., and as Chief Financial Officer for IRIS International, Inc. Donato takes over for Stephen Stamp, who has held the position for the past two years.

Goldpoint Partners announced that Sean Gelb has joined the firm as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Gelb joins from Blackstone, where he was senior vice president of Private Equity Tactical Opportunities, Finance and Accounting. Previously, Mr. Gelb was a director at SS&C PEI Solutions, where he served as controller for private equity and venture capital fund structures. Prior to that, Mr. Gelb was a partner at Northport LLC (before the firm was acquired by SS&C PEI Solutions). In his earlier career, he held positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Richard A. Eisner & Company.

Tredegar Corporation (NYSE: TG) announced that Kevin A. O’Leary, vice president, CFO and treasurer, has stepped down from his position. D. Andrew Edwards, formerly vice president, CFO and treasurer of Tredegar Corporation from 2003 to 2009, will return to the company to serve as vice president, CFO and treasurer, effective the end of July.

Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ: CSWC) announced the appointment of Michael S. Sarner as Senior Vice President of the company, effective on or before August 1, 2015. Following the previously announced spin-off transaction, Mr. Sarner will be appointed Chief Financial Officer of the business development company. Before joining the Company, he spent 15 years at American Capital, Ltd. in a variety of financial roles, most recently as Senior Vice President, Treasury.

Forward Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORD) announced the appointment of Michael Matte as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Matte will assume his appointment with immediate effect. Prior to Mr. Matte’s appointment as CFO at Forward, Mr. Matte served as the CFO and Chief Accounting Officer of Aspen Group, Inc., until March 2014. Mr. Matte also served as an Executive Vice President of Finance and CFO of MeetMe, Inc. (formerly, QuePasa Corp.) from October 2007 to March 2013 and as the CFO for Cyberguard from February 2001 to April 2006. Mr. Matte currently serves on the Board of Directors of Coqui Radio Pharmaceutical, a position he has held since June 2013, and previously served on the Board of Directors of Iris International from January 2004 until April 2012. Mr. Matte has also served as a director for QuePasa Corp. from July 2006 until October 2007 and for Geltec Solutions from September 2008 until October 2009.

Manhattan College has appointed Matthew S. McManness vice president for finance and chief financial officer. McManness has most recently served as vice president for finance and administration at La Salle University. Previously, he was executive officer for Dartmouth College, vice president for finance and administration at Maryland Institute College of Art, and served in many administrative roles at Towson University in Maryland.

Numotion announced that Tamas Feitel has joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer. Feitel joins Numotion after an 18 year career at GE serving in executive level global finance leadership roles. His most recent position was Chief Financial Officer for GE Healthcare Global Services.

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) announced that it has named longstanding financial executive Amy Schwetz to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Schwetz replaces Michael Crews, who has announced plans to step down by the end of July to take the top financial position at a major industrial firm. Schwetz served as Peabody Energy Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration – Australia; Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration – Americas; Vice President of Investor Relations; Vice President of Capital and Financial Planning; Director of Financial Planning; and Director of Compliance and Accounting Policies. Schwetz joined Peabody from major accounting firm Ernst and Young where she held multiple audit roles over eight years.

Innocrin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the appointment of Charles (Chuck) Osborne as its Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2015. Most recently, Mr. Osborne was the Chief Financial Officer at SCYNEXIS. Prior experiences include time at NOBEX and International Murex Technologies Co.

Nomi announced the hiring of Jeff Babka as Chief Financial Officer. Babka comes to Nomi most recently from Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) where he was CFO since February 2014. Prior to APT, Jeff served as CFO at Vibrant Media, Sophos and Neustar.

Editas Medicine announced the appointment of Andrew Hack as chief financial officer. Dr. Hack joins Editas from Millennium Management where he was portfolio manager. Before joining Millennium, Dr. Hack was a healthcare analyst at HealthCor Management, Carlyle-Blue Wave Partners and the MPM BioEquities Fund.

World Point Terminals, LP (NYSE: WPT) announced that Jonathan Q. (“JQ”) Affleck was appointed as the general partner’s vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 1, 2015. Mr. Affleck joined the Partnership in 2013 and has served as general counsel for the Partnership since that time. Prior to joining the Partnership, Mr. Affleck was an associate in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates from January 2011 through March 2013.

Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. announced the retirement of Mark Durand as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Doug Langston, Vice President, Finance will act as principal financial and accounting officer of the Company.

Intralinks (NYSE: IL) has appointed Chris Lafond as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Lafond is succeeding Derek Irwin, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Lafond is an experienced executive leader who most recently was EVP and chief financial officer at Gartner, Inc.

 
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