CFOs on the Move: Week ending August 21, 2015

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08/21/2015
  • Move, a subsidiary of News Corp. that provides online real-estate services, has promoted Bryan Charap to the top finance spot. He has been at the firm for 14 years, and had been senior vice president of finance.
  • SeaWorld Entertainment has chosen Peter Crage to lead the finance function, effective Sept. 1. He succeeds interim CFO Marc Swanson, who will remain chief accounting officer. Formerly, Crage was finance chief at Extended Stay America and at ESH Hospitality.
  • Peter Kuipers has been named finance chief at Omnicell. He replaces Rob Seim, who will become executive vice president, international and global quality and manufacturing. Previously, Kuipers was CFO at Quantcast.
  • Allied Motion Technologies has named Mike Leach to the top finance spot. He takes over for Rob Maida, who will become vice president of operational excellence, a newly created post. Most recently, Leach was finance chief at Osmose Holdings.
  • Health-care company Centene has announced that CFO William Scheffel plans to retire early next year. Jeffrey Schwaneke, now chief accounting officer and corporate controller, will replace him at that time.
  • Don Miller has been promoted to finance chief at Bristow Group, which provides helicopter services to the offshore energy industry. He succeeds John Briscoe, who is leaving the company. Miller had been senior vice president of the firm’s mergers, acquisitions, and integration group, which will now merge with its CFO group.
  • Viavi Solutions has named Amar Maletira to the top finance spot, effective Sept. 9. He takes over for Rex Jackson, who is leaving the company at the end of September. Formerly, Maletira headed finance for the Americas Enterprise Services group at Hewlett-Packard.
  • Specialty-chemicals producer Platform Specialty Products as appointed Sanjiv Khattri to lead the finance function. Previously, he was finance chief at Covanta Holding Corp.; before that, he was CFO of General Motors Acceptance Corp. Khattri succeeds Frank Monteiro, who will become chief operating officer of Platform’s performance applications division.
  • MicroStrategy has named Phong Le to the top finance spot. He replaces Douglas Thede, who announced earlier in the year that he would retire from the enterprise software platform provider. Le had headed finance at XO Communications.
  • Jan Schott has resigned as finance chief at Goodrich Petroleum. President and chief operating officer Robert Turnham, Jr., will become interim CFO until a permanent replacement for Schott is found.
  • Consumer-products firm Church & Dwight has promoted Richard Dierker to CFO and executive vice president of finance, effective Jan. 1. As CFO he will replace Matthew Farrell, who will become CEO. Dierker has been at the company since 2009 and is now vice president of corporate finance.
  • Shutterstock has named Steven Berns to lead the finance function. He takes over for Tim Bixby, who has resigned from the imagery, music, and video provider. Most recently, Berns headed finance at Republic Airways Holdings has promoted Joe Allman to finance chief. He succeeds Timothy Dooley, who is leaving Republic on Sept. 1 after holding the top finance spot since 2011. Allman has been at the company since 2007 and has been vice president of finance and treasurer since 2012.Tribune Media. He had also been a member of Shutterstock’s board of directors for the past three years before he resigned last week.
  • Republic Airways Holdings has promoted Joe Allman to finance chief. He succeeds Timothy Dooley, who is leaving Republic on Sept. 1 after holding the top finance spot since 2011. Allman has been at the company since 2007 and has been vice president of finance and treasurer since 2012.
  • Sensor-systems designer and manufacturer FLIR Systems has appointed Amit Singhi CFO and senior vice president of finance. He takes over for interim CFO Dave Muessle, who will remain principal accounting officer and corporate controller. Singhi comes to the company from Ford Motor, where he headed finance for the global customer service division.
  • Cepheid has named Dan Madden to the top finance spot. He replaces Ilan Daskal, who had been CFO since April. Madden had been corporate controller at the molecular-diagnostics firm since 2014 and was acting CFO from February until April of this year.
  • Marc Montagner has been appointed finance chief of Endurance International Group Holdings, succeeding Tivanka Ellawala. Previously, Montagner headed finance at LightSquared.
  • American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings has promoted Christopher May to CFO. He has been at the firm for 21 years, most recently as treasurer.
  • William Brown has resigned from the top finance spot at U.S. Concrete, effective Aug. 25. A search is under way for his replacement.
  • Press Ganey Holdings has named Breht Feigh to lead the finance function, effective Aug. 31. Feigh joins the firm from American Dental Partners, where he also headed finance.
  • Finance chief Craig Jones is retiring from Electro Rent at the end of the month. Vice president, finance, Allen Sciarillo has been named acting CFO.
  • United Airlines has appointed Gerald Laderman acting CFO. He takes over for John Rainey, who resigned to become finance chief at PayPal Holdings. A 27-year veteran of the airline, Laderman had been senior vice president of finance, procurement, and treasurer.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has selected Kenneth Kay to lead the finance function, replacing Dene Stratton. A co-founder of investment firm Raven LLC, he is also a former finance chief of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and of CB Richard Ellis Group.
  • Steven Berns has resigned from the top finance spot at Tribune Media, effective Aug. 11. Chandler Bigelow, CFO from 2008 until 2013 and now chief strategies and operations officer, will add to his responsibilities when he becomes interim CFO on Aug. 12.
  • Sprint has chosen Tarek Robbiati to head finance, succeeding the departing Joseph Euteneuer. Previously, Robbiati was CEO and managing director at Australian firm FlexiGroup.
  • Jim Shay has been appointed to lead the finance function at Hallmark Cards, effective Sept. 8. He succeeds Tim Griffith, who is retiring at the end of the year after 37 years at the company, the past 8 as head of finance. Formerly, Shay was CFO of Great Plains Energy and of Kansas City Power & Light.

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