CFOs on the Move: Week ending June 12, 2015

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06/19/2015
  • 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.
  • Melba Bartels has been appointed to head finance at HomeStreet, effective Aug. 3. Formerly, she was CFO of the auto finance and student lending division of JPMorgan Chase.
  • Alison Cornell has been hired to lead the finance function at International Flavors & Fragrances, effective July 8. Most recently, she held the top finance spot at Covance.
  • Flotek Industries has promoted Robert Schmitz to the top finance spot. He takes over for H. Richard Walton, who has been named CFO emeritus. Schmitz had been corporate controller since 2013 at the oilfield technologies developer and distributor.
  • Shannon Okinaka has been promoted to finance chief at Hawaiian Holdings and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hawaiian Airlines. She had been interim CFO since January, when she succeeded Scott Topping, who left the company. Okinaka had also been controller of the airline since 2011.
  • Robert Mundy has been selected to head finance at Packaging Corp. of America. He will join the company on July 1 and take over as CFO from Richard West on Sept. 1. West will remain an adviser to the firm until he retires in March of next year. Mundy comes to the company from Verso, where he has led the finance function since 2006.
  • 3D Systems has promoted David Styka to the top finance spot, succeeding Ted Hull. Styka has been at the company since January, and had been chief accounting officer.
  • Freight-service provider Celadon Group has promoted Bobby Peavler to the posts of CFO and treasurer. Formerly, he was principal accounting officer.
  • Paul Korus, who heads finance at Cimarex Energy, plans to retire by Sept. 1. Mark Burford, vice president of capital markets and planning, will succeed him at that time.
  • Management and holding firm Griffon has announced that Brian Harris will take over the top finance spot, effective Aug. 1. He replaces Douglas Wetmore, who will retire as of July 31. Harris has been chief accounting officer of the company since 2009 and controller since 2012.
  • Broker-dealer LPL Financial has named Matthew J. Audette, CFO of  E*TRADE Financial, as its finance chief. He fills the role previously held by current LPL president Dan Arnold and will join the firm effective Sept. 28.
  • At E*TRADE Financial, meanwhile, current chief risk officer Michael A. Pizzi will replace Audette as CFO, effective June 16.
  • Casual apparel marketer Wolverine Worldwide tapped Michael D. Stornant as senior vice president, CFO and treasurer, effective June 12. He will succeed Donald T. Grimes, who has resigned his position to become executive vice president, chief operating officer and CFO for the Neiman Marcus Group, a privately held luxury retailer.
  • Don Pearson will be leaving his post as senior vice president and CFO of Sparton Corp, a provider of electromechanical devices, effective June 9. Pearson has accepted a finance chief post at an unnamed private equity-backed company. Sparton is conducting a search for a new CFO and has hired a senior finance professional on an interim basis to help with financial and accounting matters.
  • Seattle-based home-improvement-technology company Porch hired Bob Barton as CFO.  Most recently, he served for five months as CFO of A Place for Mom, an online senior living placement company.
  • NBCUniversal has promoted Anand Kini to lead the finance function. Kini, formerly executive vice president of strategy and business insights, has been interim CFO since February, following the resignation of Vasant Prabhu, who left the company after nine months to become finance chief at Visa.
  • Carnival Cruise Line has chosen James Heaney to fill the top finance spot, effective June 22. Most recently, he led the finance function at SeaWorld Entertainment.
  • Tom Callahan will become finance chief at Reader’s Digest Association on June 1. He replaces interim CFO Howard Halligan, who will become chief operating officer. Previously, Callahan was CFO of Forbes Media.
  • Logistics firm C.H. Robinson has appointed Andrew Clarke finance chief, effective June 1. He succeeds Chad Lindbloom, who was named chief information officer last fall. Clarke is a former president and CEO of Panther Expedited Services, as well as a former CFO of Forward Air.
  • Head of finance Almon Hall plans to retire from industrial firm Nortek at the end of the year. The company will begin a search to replace Hall, who joined Nortek as corporate controller in 1977 and has held the top finance spot since 2002.
  • Metals processor and distributor Ryerson Holding has promoted CFO Edward Lehner to the posts of president and CEO, effective June 1. He will take over for Michael Arnold, who is retiring at the end of May.
  • Charles Wagner, Jr., has resigned from the top finance spot at scientific analysis–instruments manufacturer Bruker, effective June 12, to take the same position at Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Anthony Mattacchione, senior vice president of finance and accounting, will become interim CFO.
  • Old Dominion Freight Line has announced that J. Wes Frye, CFO and senior vice president of finance, will retire at year-end. Adam Satterfield, now vice president and treasurer, will become head of finance at that time.
  • Automobile-financing firm Exeter Finance has named Paige Wisdom to lead the finance function, effective June 8. She joins the company from Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. (FHLMC/Freddie Mac), where she has been chief enterprise risk officer since 2010.
  • Mark Mey has resigned as finance chief of offshore drilling firm Atwood Oceanics. Mark Smith, who has been at the company since 2009 and is currently chief accounting officer and controller, will become interim CFO.
  • Dallas Clement has been promoted to finance chief at Cox Enterprises, effective July 1. He takes over for Doug Franklin, who will retire on Aug. 1 after 38 years at the media company. Clement has been CFO of business unit Cox Automotive.
  • John Stephens has resigned from the top finance spot at homebuilder MDC Holdings. Vice president of finance and corporate controller Robert Martin will become CFO and principal accounting officer, effective May 23.
  • Marketplace LivingSocial has named Atul Kavthekar to lead the finance function. Formerly, he was CFO and head of corporate development for the health and wellness solutions unit at Sears Holdings.
  • Magellan Midstream Partners has promoted Aaron Milford to finance chief. He replaces Michael Osborne, who has resigned. Most recently, Milford was vice president of crude-oil business development for the crude-oil and refined-petroleum products transporter, storer, and distributor.
  • Apparel retailer Tilly’s has named Michael Henry as its new CFO. He joins the firm next week and will become finance chief on June 13, succeeding Jennifer Ehrhardt, who announced her resignation earlier this year. Previously, Henry was senior vice president, global controller, at Quicksilver.
  • Sanchez Energy has chosen Gleeson Van Riet to fill the top finance spot. He has been interim co-CFO since March, when he replaced the retiring Mike Long.

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