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USA: CFO Moves – week ending December 14, 21 & 28, 2012

Tracking CFO movement across the USA.

CFO Moves – week ending December 14, 2012

CFO Moves this week include:
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT) announced that it has named Kevin Moriarty as Avnet Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Kevin MoriartyAs announced in April, Avnet’s current Chief Financial Officer Ray Sadowski will be retiring from his position after 20 years as CFO. Moriarty comes from Honeywell where joined them in 2002 as controller for the Automation and Control Solutions Division and led their internal audit team following his promotion in 2004 to vice president of Finance overseeing Corporate Audit. Prior to joining Honeywell, Moriarty was with Bristol-Myers Squibb and also spent more than 12 years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was an audit partner.

FIS™ (NYSE: FIS) announced that Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Michael Hayford, has informed the company of his plan to retire in 2013. Mr. Hayford has served as FIS’ chief financial officer since Oct. 2009.

Smack Sportswear (OTC: SMAK) announced it has hired Charles A. Lesser, former CFO of True Religion Apparel (TRLG), as the Company’s new CFO. Prior to True Religion, Lesser was an Officer at various private and public companies including Weider Sporting Goods.

PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) elected Robert J. Christensen to the position of PACCAR chief financial officer and executive vice president. Mr. Christensen’s most recent responsibility was as executive vice president. He joined PACCAR in 1983 and has had senior management roles with PACCAR Parts, Kenworth and Peterbilt.

Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) announced that Wendy Earp has been promoted to senior vice president, secretary, treasurer and CFO. She joined MEMA as its controller in May 2001. Prior to joining MEMA, Earp spent 11 years at the Raleigh, N.C., office of a top-tier public accounting firm.

Vonage Holdings Corp.(NYSE: VG) announced that Barry Rowan, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer, has decided to leave the Company to pursue another opportunity. Mr. Rowan will step down from his positions effective upon the Company’s filing of its 2012 Form 10-K in February 2013, and will assist in ensuring a smooth transition of his responsibilities.

Cool Planet Energy Systems announced that Barry L. Rowan will be joining the company in the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cool Planet, Mr. Rowan served as EVP, CFO and Chief Administrative Officer for Vonage Corporation, a $900 million Internet communications company Mr. Rowan will step down from his position at Vonage effective upon the Company’s filing of its 2012 Form 10-K in February 2013, and will begin his role as CFO of Cool Planet on February 15, 2013. Previously Mr. Rowan served as EVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer with Nextel Partners.

Relypsa, Inc. announced the appointment of Kristine M. Ball to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Ms. Ball was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of KAI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to KAI, Ms. Ball served as Vice President of Finance at Exelixis, Inc.. Prior to Exelixis, Ms. Ball was a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s life sciences audit practice.

SolidFire announced the appointment of John Hillyard to Chief Financial Officer. He has a strong track record in high growth companies serving as CFO of DataLogix Inc., CFO of LeftHand Networks and CFO of FrontRange Solutions.

Seattle Opera announced the appointment of Richard Johnson as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Before joining Seattle Opera, Johnson was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV. Prior to his engagement with The Smith Center, Johnson was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Washington National Opera in Washington, DC. He also served for two years as Chief Financial Officer of the Boston Ballet. He was Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Orange County Performing Arts Center from its opening in 1986 through 2003. Johnson is also the co-founder and Chair of CFO/Arts.

WMS Industries Inc. (NYSE:WMS) announced that stockholders elected Matthew Paull as Member of the Board of Directors. Paul is former Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of McDonald’s Corporation.

BSD Medical Corporation (NASDAQ: BSDM) announced the appointment of William S. (Bill) Barth as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Barth will assume the duties upon the departure of Dennis Gauger, current Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Since May 2011, Bill has served as an independent corporate financial and strategic planning consultant. From June 2008 to May 2011, he served as Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Emphusion, LLC. From January 2001 through April 2008 Bill was VP of Finance and CFO for NWT Inc. /Tandem Labs (Tandem). During the 20 years prior to his experience with Tandem, Bill served as CFO for 6 medical device companies.

Commtouch® (NASDAQ: CTCH) announced that Brian D. Briggs will replace outgoing CFO Ron Ela as of January 1, 2013. Briggs will join Commtouch after serving as executive vice president and CFO at SecureNet Payment Systems. Prior to his post at SecureNet, Briggs served in various management roles at Custom Direct , Ashton-Potter, Ithaca Bancorp (now M&T Bank), and Ernst & Young.

Exar Corporation (NASDAQ: EXAR) announced that Ryan A. Benton joined the Company as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Benton replaces Kevin S. Bauer who has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 23, 2009. Mr. Benton most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of SynapSense Corporation. Prior to SynapSense Mr. Benton was Chief Financial Officer of SoloPower, Inc. Mr. Benton served as a financial consultant for ASM International NV. He was Chief Financial Officer for PB Unlimited. Also, he served as corporate controller at eFunds.

Graybar announced that Randall R. Harwood has been elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Harwood has worked for Graybar since 1978 and has served on Graybar’s Board of Directors since 2009. He is currently District Vice President in the company’s Dallas district. Harwood’s appointment follows the announcement that D. Beatty D’Alessandro will be resigning from Graybar as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and as a member of Graybar’s Board of Directors.

AppDirect announced that it appointed John Moffett joins as Chief Financial Officer. John Moffett comes to AppDirect after spending two years as CFO at Vizu Corporation. Previously, Moffett served as CFO of Digg. Prior to Digg, he worked at Equinix, Wells Fargo, Atherton Capital, and KPMG.

Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) announced that Bryan M. Reasons has been appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Reasons joined Impax Laboratories in January 2012 as vice president, Finance, and has served as acting CFO since June 2012. Prior to joining Impax Laboratories, Mr. Reasons served as vice president, Finance, and as vice president, Risk Management and General Auditor, at Cephalon, Inc. (Cephalon). Following the acquisition of Cephalon by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Teva), he served briefly as the vice president, Finance, of Teva. Prior to joining Cephalon in 2005, Mr. Reasons held various finance management positions at Dupont and began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

ScanSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCSC) announced the appointment of its new Chief Financial Officer, Charles Mathis. Mathis previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Force Protection, Inc. Beginning his career in investment banking at Salomon Brothers, Mr. Mathis later held financial leadership positions at United Dominion Industries, Inc., EnPro Industries, Inc., and Elbit Systems Ltd.

Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) announced that Melissa H. Cruz, the company’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, has informed the company that she has decided to retire in 2013 for personal reasons.

Michael Baker Corporation (NYSE: BKR) announced that upon the resignation of its CEO, Bradley L. Mallory, the Company has created an Office of the Chief Executive, including Michael J. Zugay, chief financial officer, to lead the Company on an interim basis. Mr. Zugay joined Baker in 2009 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously was senior vice president and chief financial officer of iGate Corporation, and prior to that served as president and chief executive officer of Bliss-Salem, Inc.

Levi Strauss & Co. announced that Harmit Singh will join the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer on January 16, 2013. Most recently, Singh was chief financial officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. In addition to his four years at Hyatt Hotels Corporation and fourteen years of various global leadership roles at Yum! Brands, the world’s largest restaurant company, (including CFO of Pizza Hut), Singh also worked at American Express India and Price Waterhouse in India. Upon his arrival, Kevin Wilson, who has served as interim chief financial officer since August 2012, will resume his role as vice president, finance for the Americas Commercial Operations.

USANA Health Sciences, Inc.(NYSE: USNA) announced that Doug Hekking is stepping aside as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer to return to a strategic role that will support the Company’s finance and operations groups. Mr. Hekking’s decision to change roles was prompted by his need to attend to family health matters and his desire to serve in a more targeted role within the Company. Paul Jones, who is currently serving as the Company’s Vice President of Human Resources, has been named as interim CFO. Mr. Jones has been with USANA since 2005. Prior to joining the Company, he worked with Associated Food Stores, Inc. as Vice President of Operations – Dan’s Foods; Vice President of Farr West Operations; and Vice President of Human Resources.

Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. announced the addition of William “Bill” Butz as Maxim’s new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the team, Bill served as President of Erickson Living. Before leading the team at Erickson Living, Bill worked for Allegis Group for 15 years where he held various financial leadership positions, including CFO of Aerotek; Allegis Group’s largest operating company.

Earthstone Energy, Inc. (NYSE: ESTE) reported that James M. Poage resigned as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. The Company appointed Paul D. Maniscalco to be the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Since 2006, Mr. Maniscalco has been a Principal with SJM Financial and Accounting. Prior to joining SJM, Mr. Maniscalco was a Senior Audit Manager with Sherb & Co., LLP located in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Maniscalco has Big 4 as well as regional CPA firm background.

Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (NYSE: TEG) named James F. Schott, currently vice president – external affairs, to serve as vice president and chief financial officer for Integrys effective January 1, 2013. Schott succeeds Joseph P. O’Leary, senior vice president and chief financial officer, who announced plans to retire in 2013. Jim started his career working with Arthur Andersen. He later worked for Wisconsin Gas (now a subsidiary of Wisconsin Energy Corporation) where he held several positions including controller, vice president finance and vice president operations. Since joining Integrys in 2003, he has held the roles including assistant vice president regulatory affairs and later vice president external affairs.

RENN Global Entrepreneurs Fund, Inc., (NYSE: RCG) announced the resignation of Barbe Butschek, Chief Financial Officer to pursue other interests. RENN Global is also pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin W. McAleer, a partner with Pillar Solutions Group LLC. as acting Chief Financial Officer.

KnowledgeTree announced the appointment of Petra Weishaupt-Smith joined as chief financial officer. Petra Weishaupt-Smith joined most recently from Digitalsmiths Corporation where she served as COO and CFO. Prior to that position, she served as CFO for A4 Health Systems.

iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) announced the resignation of Steven Gatoff, senior vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Gatoff has served since early 2009 and will remain in his current position with iPass through February 2013 at which time he will be relocating back to the East Coast.

CFO Moves – week ending December 21, 2012

CFO Moves this week include:
Twitter announced that Ali Rowghani has been named as chief operating officer (previously chief financial officer) and named Mike Gupta as chief financial officer. Before joining Twitter, Rowghani was CFO at Pixar, and Gupta held the CFO role at Zynga.

World Bank Group announced the appointment of Bertrand Badré as Managing Director for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Badré, a French national, is currently serving as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Société Générale. Prior to joining Société Générale, Badré served as the Chief Financial Officer of Crédit Agricole SA from July 2007 to July 2011. He has also been Managing Director of Lazard and an advisor to President Chirac. Badré began his career in 1989 as Assistant Group Controller for BFI-Ibexsa, now part of Avnet. From 1995 to 1999, in the Ministry of Finance he was charged with several control, audit and consultancy missions for the French National Audit Office. In that capacity he was seconded to the World Bank in Togo in 1997. Badré later joined Lazard in London as Assistant Director in the Corporate Finance Division, and then went up the ranks becoming Vice President and later Director in Lazard’s New York office. From 2004 to July 2007, he served as Partner and Managing Director of Lazard in Paris. Badré has also served as a Director on a number of boards, including the Supervisory Board of Eurazeo between 2010 and 2012, Haulotte Group since 2005, various boards of the leading French regional daily Newspaper Group Ouest France,and represented Crédit Agricole and Société Générale on the board of a number of their subsidiaries. The appointment will be effective March 1, 2013.

Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) announced that Rob Wiesenthal has been appointed Chief Operating Officer/Corporate, Warner Music Group, a new position, effective January 1, 2013. Wiesenthal joins WMG from Sony Corporation where he has served in various leadership roles including Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corporation of America; Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment Inc.; and Group Executive, Sony Corporation. He was also a member of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Operating Committee and sat on the Board of Directors for Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Ericsson.

TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO) announced the promotion of Naveen Chopra to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Chopra will succeed Anna Brunelle, who has resigned and after a transition period will be leaving TiVo to pursue other opportunities. Naveen Chopra is being promoted from Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. Mr. Chopra joined TiVo in 2003, and previously worked for Moxi, Microsoft/Web TV and several start-ups.

Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) announced that its chief financial officer, Ross J. Kari , has informed the company of his intent to retire in the second half of 2013.

Velti (NASDAQ: VELT) announced the appointment of Jeff Ross as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Ross joins Velti from Sybase, where he has been Chief Financial Officer since 2007 and was before Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller, until its acquisition by SAP. Wilson Cheung, Velti’s current Chief Financial Officer, will remain with Velti and transition into a new role in its fast-growing Asian markets.

Regional Management Corp. (NYSE: RM) announced that it has appointed Donald (“Don”) Thomas as its new Chief Financial Officer. Previous CFO Robert D. Barry will remain with the Company to assist with the transition process and will officially retire from the Company on January 15, 2013. Mr. Thomas was most recently CFO of TMX Finance since 2010. Prior to TMX Finance, Mr. Thomas spent 17 years at 7-Eleven, Inc. in various positions, including interim CFO, Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. He has also held positions at The Trane Company and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Andrea Morse

ARAG announced that Andrea Morse has been named Chief Financial Officer. Morse joined ARAG in 2006 as Corporate Controller and was promoted to Treasurer in 2011.

Solera Networks announced that it has appointed Ken Saunders as chief financial officer. Saunders, who previously served as vice president of finance for Solera since July 2012. Prior to joining Solera Networks, Saunders served as senior vice president at S K Hart Management. Previous to Solera Networks, Saunders was CFO of Blue Line Advisors — a New York-based investment company — while also serving as interim-CFO for two of the company’s portfolio operating firms. Saunders’ career also includes positions at TNS Media Intelligence and the National Football League, including three years as COO/CFO of NFL Europe.

CytoDyn Inc. (OTC: CYDY) announced the appointment of Michael D. Mulholland as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining CytoDyn, Mr. Mulholland served as Chief Financial Officer of several other public companies, most recently Nautilus, Inc.

Celator Pharmaceuticals announced the appointment of industry veteran Fred M. Powell as chief financial officer. Powell joins Celator from OraPharma, Inc.. Prior to joining OraPharma, he was the chief financial officer of BMP Sunstone Corporation. Powell also held top finance and administration positions at Eximias Pharmaceutical Corporation, Innaphase Corporation, and ERT (formerly EResearch Technology).

Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced that Glenn A. Culpepper has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer. Culpepper will succeed Tod C. Holmes, who last April announced his intention to retire in 2013. Culpepper joins Republic from Summit Materials, where he has been CFO for the last two years. Prior to that, Culpepper spent 21 years at CRH PLC, including two years as its principal financial officer and member of its board of directors, and 13 years as the CFO of its North American operations, Oldcastle Materials.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that Mark T. Clark , executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will become executive vice president, Finance and Strategy, and James F. Pearson , senior vice president and treasurer, will become senior vice president and CFO. Clark joined the company in 1976, and has held positions as treasurer, division manager, director of Marketing, vice president of Business Development and senior vice president of Strategic Planning and Operations. He was elected to his current position in 2009. Pearson has been with the company since 1976 and has served in numerous financial positions, including group controller for FirstEnergy Solutions, FirstEnergy’s competitive subsidiary, and the Strategic Planning and Operations group. He has been treasurer since 2005 and was elected to his current position earlier this year.

Cloud Silver Lining (CSL) announced the appointment of Tom Heise to the post of Chief Financial Officer. Heise is co-founder and a member of the Board of Directors of Pristine Consulting. Prior to founding Pristine, Heise co-founded and served as President of

Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP), parent company of Univest Bank and Trust Co. and its insurance, investments and equipment financing subsidiaries, named Michael S. Keim as executive vice president and chief financial officer for Univest Corporation and Univest Bank and Trust Co., effective January 1, 2013. Keim joined Univest Bank and Trust Co. in 2008 and most recently held the position of senior vice president, Mortgage Banking. Prior to joining Univest, he was a self-employed consultant working with a private equity firm to develop and implement a bank acquisition strategy. Keim also spent 14 years working for GMAC Residential where he had varied responsibilities including senior vice president and managing director of Consumer Lending, chief financial officer and executive vice president and chief operating officer of GMAC Bank.

Laredo Petroleum Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LPI) announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Richard C. Buterbaugh Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. W. Mark Womble, who has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Laredo since 2007, will retire the end of March 2013. Buterbaugh has served as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations of the Company since June 2012. Prior to joining Laredo, Buterbaugh served as Vice President of Corporate Planning for Kerr-McGee Corporation until its merger with Anadarko Petroleum and as Vice President of Investor Relations for Quicksilver Resources, Inc.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE: WD) announced that Deborah A. Wilson will step down as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer effective March 31, 2013. Ms. Wilson will stay on through the completed audit of the Company’s 2012 financial statements and filing of the 2012 Form 10-K with the SEC. Darrell Jenkinson

Diono®announced the appointment of Darrell Jenkinson as Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Diono as CFO, Darrell held the position of Corporate Controller at Distant Lands Coffee in Renton, Washington for fourteen years.

UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR) that Tom Herzog will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) and Senior Vice President effective January 1, 2013. Prior to accepting the CFO position at UDR, Mr. Herzog served as CFO at Amstar, a Denver-based real estate investment company. Mr. Herzog’s experience in the public REIT sector includes serving as CFO for two S&P 500 companies, HCP, Inc. (2009-2011) and AIMCO (2005-2009). Prior to his CFO experience, Mr. Herzog held the position of Chief Accounting Officer at AIMCO (2004-2005), served as an executive with GE Real Estate for four years, and prior to this, served in multiple capacities at the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche for 10 years.

Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) announced that Lisa McDermott, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will be leaving the Company effective March 10, 2013, in order to pursue other interests.

Prospect Global Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: PGRX) announced the appointment of Damon G. Barber as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Barber is former Chief Executive Officer of CST Mining Group Limited. During this time, Mr. Barber also served as Chairman of Marcobre S.A.C., a joint venture between CST and Korea Resources Corporation and LS Nikko. Prior to joining CST, Mr. Barber was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank and served as the Head of Deutsche Bank’s Metals and Mining investment banking practice in Asia-Pacific. Mr. Barber also spent more than 11 years at Credit Suisse, including almost 10 years as an investment banker in Credit Suisse’s Energy Group.

Eco-Trade Corp. (OTC: BOPT) announced that John Pinsent has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors and as the Company’s CFO. Mr. Pinsent has held Director, Audit Committee and Chair positions for numerous publicly-listed companies including Liberty Mines Inc., Hyduke Energy Services, Synodon Inc., Innovotech Inc., and Enterprise Oilfield Group.

Teladoc announced the appointment of Mark Hirschhorn as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Hirschhorn most recently served as CFO of RCS and Media Monitors. Hirschhorn’s experience also includes financial leadership roles at RSL Communications, Deltathree Communications and Deloitte LLP.

FleetPride, Inc. announced that it has appointed Jeff Liaw as Chief Financial Officer. Liaw comes to FleetPride after seven years as a principal with TPG, which recently invested in FleetPride. Prior to TPG, he was an associate at Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. Liaw serves or has served on private and public company boards of directors, including American Tire Distributors, Armstrong World Industries, Energy Future Holdings (formerly TXU), Graphic Packaging, and Oncor Electric Delivery.

Adaptive Planning announced the appointment of David Pefley as its Chief Financial Officer. Pefley brings solid experience in CFO and senior financial leadership roles at large, global, high-growth software and technology companies including Aspect Development, KLA-Tencor, National Semiconductor, Yield Dynamics, Virtutech (acquired by Intel), and Daisy Systems.

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) announced that John M. Jureller will join the company, succeeding Don Shassian, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer who has announced his resignation. From 2008 through 2012, Mr. Jureller was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations for the Resources Group of General Atlantic LLC. Before this, he was Chief Financial Officer of WestPoint International, Inc. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Jureller was with ALIXPARTNERS LLC. Previously, he was Chief Financial Officer of Trans-Resources, Inc; Senior Vice President, Corporate Development at Gartner, Inc.; and Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development at Caribiner International, Inc. Early in his career, Mr. Jureller held increasingly senior financial roles at PepsiCo World Trading Company, Inc., Emcor Group, Inc., and General Electric Capital Corporation. Mr. Jureller began his career in finance at Bankers Trust Company. He is a member of the White Plains Hospital Board Finance Committee in White Plains, New York.

Infraredx, Inc. announced the appointment of Michael Guarasci as chief financial officer. Mr. Guarasci joins Infraredx from Indus Capital Partners LLC, where he was chief operating officer. Prior to Indus, Mr. Guarasci held leadership positions at the Credit Suisse U.S. Asset Management division, serving as a managing director and chief financial officer.

Direct Insite (OTC: DIRI) announced that the Company has appointed Jeff Yesner to the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Mr. Yesner replaces Sandra Wallace, who resigned as Vice President Finance, Acting Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer. Prior to joining Direct Insite, Mr. Yesner was a consultant with Steven Douglas Associates, working as an interim chief financial officer for a consumer products manufacturer and distributor. Mr. Yesner was previously Chief Financial Officer of Options Media Group Holdings and its wholly-owned subsidiary Phoneguard, Chief Accounting Officer of Medical Staffing Network Holdings, Manager of Financial Reporting for Time Warner, and U.S. Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for

CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) announced that William J. Lyons, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will retire on March 1, 2013. After his retirement, the Company expects that Mr. Lyons will remain a consultant to the Company through December 31, 2013. On December 14, 2012, the Board elected David M. Khani, the Company’s Vice President-Finance, to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer effective upon the retirement of Mr. Lyons on March 1, 2013, and at which time he will become an executive officer of the Company. Mr. Khani has been the Company’s Vice President-Finance since July 20, 2011. From February 2007 to July 2011, Mr. Khani was the Director and then the Co-Director of Research at FBR Capital Markets & Co. Prior to that time, Mr. Khani served as the Managing Director and Co-Group Head of FBR’s Energy and Natural Resources Group.

Park National Corporation (NYSE: PRK) announced the retirement of its Chief Financial Officer John W. Kozak. While it was previously reported that Mr. Kozak would retire in April 2013, Mr. Kozak has been pleased with the transition of the Chief Financial Officer duties and decided that he was ready to retire from both Park and The Park National Bank. Park’s Chief Accounting Officer Brady T. Burt will succeed Kozak.

Girl Scouts of California’s Central Coast announced the appointment of Nancy Tillie as Chief Financial Officer. Tillie most recently held the position of CFO/COO for the Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation, and prior to that, she served as CFO for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.

Gentherm Incorporated (NASDAQ: THRM) announced that senior automotive finance and operations executive Lewis Booth has been named to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2013. Booth is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ford Motor Company, a position he held for over three years until his retirement from the company in April of this year. During his 34-year career at Ford, he served in increasingly responsible management positions. In May 2011, Booth joined the Board of Directors of Rolls-Royce Holdings and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He joined the Board of Mondelez International in October 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Booth will serve as a member of Gentherm’s Audit and Nominating Committees.

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) announced the promotion of Thomas Hansonto Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Tom Hanson was most recently Vice President and CFO.

Universal Truckload Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: UACL) announced that it has appointed David Crittenden as Chief Financial Officer. Bob Sigler , Universal’s previous CFO, will serve as Executive Vice President. Mr. Crittenden joined LINC as its CFO in August 2006. Prior to joining LINC in 2006, Mr. Crittenden was a vice president of MSX International, Inc. He has held development positions at MascoTech, Deloitte Consulting and Corporate Capital Group.

SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRDX) announced the appointment of Andy LaFrence as the company’s Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, effective February 12, 2013. LaFrence will succeed Timothy Arens, who currently serves as interim Chief Financial Officer. Arens will remain with the company and will transition into the role of Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy. LaFrence most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of CNS Therapeutics, which was recently acquired by Covidien. Prior to that, he was an audit partner at KPMG.

CFO Moves – week ending December 28, 2012

CFO Moves this week include:
Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) disclosed that it is in the final stages of selecting and appointing a new chief financial officer, which process it expects to complete by December 31. The Company expects to announce the appointment as it starts its next fiscal year in February 2013. Beginning January 1, 2013 and continuing until the start date of a new chief financial officer, the functions of the principal financial officer will be performed by Joseph Kennedy, the Company’s chief executive officer.

CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) announced that Richard M. Cohen will serve as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2013, and will continue as Executive Chairman and director of CorMedix. Mr. Cohen currently is Interim Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Anaplan has hired Alan Priest as CFO. Priest was most recently Vice President of Finance at LiveOps. Before LiveOps, he held corporate planning, M&A, and investor relations roles at Covad Communications, NorthPoint Communications, RouteScience Technologies, and SBC Internet Services.

Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) announced that the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer, Edward J. Powers , will resign to accept another job opportunity. Joseph Kelleman, the Company’s Director of Finance – Supply Chain, has been named as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kelleman joined Medifast as Director of Finance – Supply Chain in February 2012. Most recently, Mr. Kelleman was Global Operations Controller – CDIY Business at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. from 2010 to 2012. While at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Mr. Kelleman was Director of Finance – Asian Operations from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Kelleman was also Director of Finance – NAPT Commercial Operations from 2001 to 2009, Director of Finance – WWPT Manufacturing from 1999 to 2001, and Director of Finance – North American Manufacturing from 1997 to 1999.

Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTC: SWRF) announced that K. Bryce Toussaint has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.

Sunpeaks Ventures, Inc.(OTC: SNPK) announced the hiring of Eric Clarke as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Sunpeaks, Clarke served as part of the leadership team at MedStar Health. Prior to MedStar, Clarke served as the Managing Director in charge of the Washington D.C., Risk Management Practice for a national professional services firm.

Drilling Info Inc. has named Dave Piazza as its new chief financial officer. Prior to joining Drilling Info, Piazza most recently served as CFO for eight years with QuadraMed Corporation.

Apria Healthcare Group Inc. (AHG) announced that Chris A. Karkenny will depart the Company and transition his holding company responsibilities to Peter A. Reynolds, the Company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller, who will also become the Company’s principal financial officer.

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