CFOs on the Move: Week ending April 11, 2014

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  • Honeywell International has promoted vice president of corporate finance Tom Szlosek to the top finance spot. He takes over from Dave Anderson, who is retiring.
  • Social-game developer Zynga has named David Lee CFO and chief accounting officer, replacing Mark Vranesh, who is leaving the firm. Lee joins Zynga from Best Buy, where he was senior vice president of enterprise finance.
  • Retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has appointed Joanne Crevoiserat to lead the finance function, effective in May. She has worked at Kohl’s since 2007, most recently as executive vice president of finance.
  • Brad Buss plans to step down as finance chief at Cypress Semiconductor on June 1. He will be succeeded by Thad Trent, who has been vice president of finance since 2010.
  • Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has named CFO David Hisey to the newly created post of chief strategy and external affairs officer. He will be replaced by Robert Stiles, who will add to his current responsibilities as CFO of wholly-owned subsidiary Solutionstar.
  • Samir Zabaneh has been selected to head finance at Heartland Payment Systems. Most recently, he was chief financial and strategy officer and chief operating officer at Moneris Solutions, based in Toronto.
  • Holding company Leucadia National says that CFO Joseph Orlando plans to retire by the end of August for health reasons. A search is underway for his successor.
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has announced that finance chief William Steckel has resigned, effective April 24. Controller Katherine Hayes has been named interim CFO until a permanent replacement for Steckel is found.
  • Energy holding company Vectren has appointed Jerome Benkert, who now leads the finance function, chief administrative officer. Susan Hardwick, senior vice president of finance since last August, will take over as head of finance.
  • F. Nicholas Grasberger, who holds the top finance spot at Harsco, has been promoted to president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. He will remain CFO until his successor has been named, and then will become president and chief executive officer, expected to occur by midyear.
  • William Yocke is retiring as head of finance at Employers Holdings, effective June 30 of next year. The company will begin a search for his replacement.
  • John Shrewsberry has been promoted to finance chief at Wells Fargo, effective May 15. He replaces Timothy Sloan, who will lead the wholesale banking group. Shrewsberry now heads Wells Fargo Securities.
  • Health-care firm Humana has selected Brian Kane to lead the finance function, effective in June. He will succeed interim CFO Steve McCulley, who will remain chief accounting officer after Kane’s arrival. Kane joins Humana from Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director.
  • Brian Roberts has resigned as CFO of Warner Music Group, but it is expected that he will stay on until the end of the firm’s fiscal year. He has been at the company since 2007 and was named CFO in 2012.
  • Dynamic Materials has appointed Michael Kuta to the top finance spot. He takes over from Rick Santa, who will become senior vice president of business development. Most recently, Kuta was corporate controller at The Lubrizol Corp.
  • Biopharmaceutical company Medivation has chosen Rick Bierly to head finance. He replaces Patrick Machado, who is retiring. Formerly, Bierly was an executive director in the financial accounting advisory services practice at Ernst & Young.
  • Karen Rosenberger has been promoted to CFO and treasurer at Synchronoss Technologies. She takes over from Lawrence Irving, who will be an adviser to the company until he retires at year-end. Rosenberger had been chief accounting officer since 2012.
  • Open-ad management platform firm Sizmek is moving its corporate headquarters from Dallas to Austin. As a result, finance chief Craig Holmes has resigned, effective May 31. A search is under way for his replacement.
  • Lakeland Financial has named Lisa O’Neill to lead the finance function. She succeeds president and CFO David Findlay, who will become CEO on April 8. Previously, O’Neill headed finance at First Manitowoc Bancorp.
  • Merck has named Robert Davis to the top finance spot, effective April 23. He takes over from Peter Kellogg, who will leave the company on May 16 after a transition period. Davis is currently president of the medical-products division at Baxter.
  • Business consultancy AlixPartners has appointed Kevin Wills CFO and managing director, succeeding interim CFO Ken Hiltz. Formerly, Wills headed finance at Saks Inc.
  • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings has named Glenn Eisenberg to lead the finance function, effective June 16. He replaces Brad Hayes, who will stay in his post through the transition. Previously, Eisenberg was CFO and executive vice president, finance and administration, at The Timken Co.
  • Finance chief Jeff Park has been named executive vice president, operations, at Catamaran Corp., a newly created post. Taking over the top finance spot at the technology and pharmacy-benefit management provider will be Mike Shapiro, formerly senior vice president, finance.
  • Bell and Howell has selected Arthur Bergens to head finance. He previously led the finance function at Overture Networks.
  • Jeff Ross has been named to the top finance spot at Cyan. He replaces Mike Zellner, who has resigned. Ross joins the firm from Velti, where he was also CFO.

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