CFOs on the Move: Week ending July 3, 2015

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07/03/2015
  • Jeffrey Boyer will lead the finance function at Pier 1 Imports, effective July 27, replacing interim CFO Laura Coffey. He joins the firm from Tuesday Morning, where he had been CFO and chief administrative officer since 2013. Before that, he was CFO and then chief operating officer at 24 Hour Fitness.
  • Peabody Energy has selected Amy Schwetz as its next finance chief, taking over for the departing Michael Crews. Schwetz has held several positions at Peabody, including senior vice president of finance and administration – Australia, vice president of investor relations and senior vice president of finance and administration – Americas.
  • Real-estate investment trust W.P. Carey has promoted Hisham Kader to the posts of CFO and managing director. As CFO, he succeeds Katy Rice, who has been promoted to the newly created position of senior managing director. Kader started at the firm in 2011 as global corporate controller and was named chief accounting officer the following year.
  • Mead Johnson Nutrition has appointed Michel Cup to head finance, effective Sept. 1. He will replace interim CFO Charles Urbain, who will become chief operating officer at that time. Cup comes to the firm from Netherlands coffee-and-tea company D.E. Master Blenders 1753, where he also led the finance function.
  • Tiptree Financial has chosen Sandra Bell to hold the top finance spot. Formerly, she was finance chief at Prospect Mortgage.
  • Mark Brody has been named interim CFO at fashion company Vince Holding. He takes over for Lisa Klinger, who has resigned. Previously, Brody, a member of the company’s board since 2008, was managing director and group CFO at Sun Capital Partners.
  • Twin Disc has named Jeffrey Knutson CFO and treasurer, in addition to his posts as vice president of finance, secretary, and corporate controller. He joined the marine and heavy-duty power-transmission equipment designer, manufacturer, and seller in 2005 as controller of its North American manufacturing division.
  • Chelle Adams has been appointed to the top finance spot at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. She started at the resort as chief internal auditor, and then became vice president of finance and corporate controller before being named to her new post.
  • Fluid-handling equipment manufacturer Graco has promoted Christian Rothe to lead the finance function, effective Sept. 1. He replaces James Graner, who announced last year that he would retire. Rothe is now treasurer, and will retain that title after his promotion.
  • Jason Morgan, who had been finance chief of restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen since 2008, has resigned. A search is under way for his successor.
  • Aflac has appointed Frederick Crawford to the top finance spot, effective June 30. Previously, he headed finance at CNO Financial Group, a post he had held since 2012.
  • Frank Calderoni has been named to lead the finance function at Red Hat, effective July 13. He takes over for Charlie Peters, who will retire at the end of July. Calderoni recently left Cisco Systems after seven years as its CFO.
  • Commerce-as-a-service provider Digital River has selected Hoke Horne to head finance. Most recently he worked at Groupon, where he was finance chief of North America and vice president of global commercial finance.
  • 99 Cents Only Stores has appointed Michael Fung interim CFO and treasurer. He succeeds Bradley Lukow, who has resigned. Fung has been on the company’s board of directors since December 2013, and was interim chief administrative officer from January 2013 until September 2013. Prior to that, he was CFO of U.S. operations at Walmart Stores.
  • John Garratt has been named interim CFO of Dollar General, effective July 1 when he takes over for the retiring David Tehle. Garratt joined the firm last year, and is now senior vice president of finance and strategy.
  • Edible Arrangements International has appointed Tony DiPippa to the top finance spot, replacing George Wilson. Most recently finance chief at Cache, he is also a former CFO of WB Mason, as well as a former vice president of North American finance at Godiva Chocolatier.
  • Gordon Milne, CFO of homebuilder The Ryland Group, plans to retire upon the company’s merger with homebuilder Standard Pacific, which still must be approved by shareholders of the two firms. Jeff McCall, who heads finance at Standard Pacific, will become finance chief of the new company.
  • Mark Ohlendorf, president and CFO of Brookdale Senior Living, is stepping down from his role as finance chief, but will remain president. A search for a new CFO is under way.
  • Macquarie Infrastructure Corp. has promoted Liam Stewart to the top finance spot, effective June 30, replacing Todd Weintraub. Stewart has been asset director of the firm’s Atlantic aviation unit.
  • Greg Hazelton has been named to lead the finance function at Northwest Natural Gas (NW Natural), effective June 30. He takes over for Stephen Feltz, who is retiring. Most recently, Hazelton was vice president of finance, controller, and treasurer at Hawaiian Electric Industries.
  • LendingTree has appointed Gabe Dalporto to lead the finance function. Dalporto, who has been the company’s chief marketing officer since 2011 and president of mortgage since 2013, replaces Alex Mandel.
  • J.D. Carlson has been promoted to finance chief at Penske Automotive Group. He succeeds David Jones, who will become CFO at Iconix Brand Group. Carlson has been corporate controller since starting at the company in 2006, and was appointed principal accounting officer in 2011.
  • Brandon O’Brien has resigned as CFO at mobile-device accessory firm ZAGG. Effective July 13, he will be succeeded by Bradley Holiday, a member of ZAGG’s board of directors, who most recently led the finance function at Callaway Golf.
  • Digital media player designer Roku has named Steve Louden to the top finance spot. Most recently, he was treasurer at Expedia.
  • Multi-Fineline Electronix has appointed Thomas Kampfer to head finance. He is a former president of CohuHD.
  • National-security services provider Leidos Holdings has selected James Reagan to lead the finance function, effective July 6. Previously, he was finance chief at Vencore, a post he had held since 2012.
  • David Klein will become CFO of alcoholic-beverages company Constellation Brands following the firm’s filing of its Form 10-Q for the first quarter. He succeeds Bob Ryder, who is leaving the firm. Klein had headed finance for Constellation’s beer division.
  • Southcross Energy Partners GP, LLC, general partner of Southcross Energy Partners LP, has named Bret Allan to the top finance spot. Allan, who replaces J. Michael Anderson, formerly was treasurer and vice president, finance, at Energy Transfer Partners.
  • Medical-device provider Abiomed has named Michael Tomsicek finance chief, effective July 15. He takes over for Robert Bowen, who is retiring. Previously, Tomsicek was CFO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals.
  • Michael Grasher has resigned from the top finance spot at specialty workers’ compensation insurance provider Amerisafe. The company has begun a search for his replacement.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods has appointed Teri List-Stoll as its next finance chief, effective in August. She will replace Andre Hawaux, who has been serving as both chief operating officer and CFO and will remain in the COO role. List-Stoll will join the firm from Kraft Foods Group, where she headed finance from 2013 until this past February and was a senior adviser from February until May.

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