CFOs on the Move: Week ending April 17, 2015

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04/17/2015
  • Sandra Martin has been named to the top finance spot at Tribune Publishing. She joined the firm last year as vice president of corporate finance and investor relations, and had been serving as interim CFO since the departure of John Bode.
  • MV Transportation has appointed Bob Pagorek to lead the finance function. Formerly, he was vice president of operations finance at Navistar International.
  • Predictive-marketing and customer-intelligence firm Boxever has named Laura Shesgreen finance chief. Previously, she held the top finance spot at Skype and at eVite.
  • Petco has chosen Michael Nuzzo to head finance. He is a former chief administrative officer of 4moms, as well as a former CFO of GNC Holdings.
  • Charles Dannewitz has been promoted to CFO at Tech Data. He will take over for Jeffery Howells, who will retire June 5 after leading finance at the company since 1992. Dannewitz is now CFO, the Americas, at the technology products and services distributor.
  • Real estate investment trust Digital Realty Trust has selected Andrew Power as its next finance chief. He replaces William Stein, who was named CEO last year. Most recently, Power was managing director of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • Callaway Golf has named Robert Julian to lead the finance function, effective May 11. He succeeds Brad Holiday, who announced in December that he would retire. Previously, Julian headed finance at Lydall.
  • Kelyn Brannon, who has been CFO at Arista Networks since 2013, is leaving the company. Arista founder, chairman, and chief development officer Andreas Bechtolsheim will become acting CFO while the firm searches for a permanent replacement for Brannon.
  • Restaurant chain Potbelly has named Michael Coyne finance chief, effective May 1. He succeeds Charles Talbot, who resigned last month. Previously, Coyne was senior vice president, small business, at CNA Financial.
  • Robert Pinkerton has been appointed to head finance at ServiceSource International. He takes over for interim CFO Simon Biddiscombe, who will stay on as chief strategy officer through June 30. Formerly, Pinkerton was senior vice president of corporate development at TeleTech Holdings.
  • Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic has promoted vice president of investor relations, communications and treasurer Claudia San Pedro to CFO and treasurer. As finance chief, she succeeds Stephen Vaughan, who has been promoted to executive vice president of franchise operations, finance, and planning.
  • Finance chief Chris Brewster plans to retire from ATM owner and operator Cardtronics later in the year. Brewster, who has headed finance since joining the company in 2004, will stay on until his replacement has been named.
  • Lynn Mackison has been named acting CFO at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, taking over for Greg Hann, who retired on March 31. Mackison has been global controller since January.
  • ABM has appointed D. Anthony Scaglione to lead the finance function, taking over from James Lusk. Scaglione has been senior vice president, treasurer, and head of mergers and acquisitions at the firm since 2012, and before that was treasurer from 2009 until 2012.
  • Michael Roberts has been chosen to head finance at Cardinal Logistics Management and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings, replacing the departing Ed Barnes. Roberts has been controller since he joined the company last year.
  • Career Education has said that finance chief Reid Simpson has resigned in order to head finance at ShopperTrak. David Rawden of business-advisory company AlixPartners will become interim CFO.
  • Molecular-diagnostics firm Cepheid has named Ilan Daskal to the top finance spot. Previously, he was CFO of International Rectifier.
  • Kelly Tompkins has been promoted to lead the finance function at Cliffs Natural Resources. He takes over for Terrance Paradie, who has resigned to become CFO of TransDigm Group. Tompkins started at the firm in 2010 and most recently was executive vice president of business development.
  • Insurer United Fire Group has chosen Dawn Jaffray to head finance, effective April 27. She joins the company from Soleil Advisory Group, where she also held the top finance spot.
  • Real-estate investor Green Brick Partners has promoted Richard Costello to finance chief. Costello, who had been vice president of finance since January, succeeds interim CFO John Corley.
  • Michael Angelakis will step down from his roles as vice chairman and CFO of Comcast to form a new venture with the company. Angelakis, who will become CEO of the new firm, will also serve as a senior adviser to Comcast once its new finance chief has been named.
  • Robert Madore has been promoted to CFO at Ralph Lauren. He succeeds Christopher Peterson, who has been promoted to president, global brands, a newly created post. Madore has been at the company since 2004 and most recently was senior vice president of finance.
  • TD Ameritrade Holding has appointed Steve Boyle to lead the finance function, replacing the retiring Bill Gerber. Boyle, who currently heads finance at TD Bank, will join the firm in July and become CFO on Oct. 1.
  • TripAdvisor has announced that finance chief Julie Bradley is resigning, but she will stay on until Sept. 30 or 30 days after her replacement’s employment begins, whichever is earlier.

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