CFOs on the Move: Week ending August 28, 2015

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08/28/2015
  • Jennifer Ceran has been named finance chief at Coupons.com, effective Sept. 8. She takes over the finance reins from CFO and COO Mir Aamir, who has been promoted to president and COO. Most recently, Ceran was vice president of finance at Box; before that, she held several posts at eBay, including vice president of investor relations and vice president of financial planning and analysis.
  • Henry Lyons has been appointed to lead the finance function at Sedgwick Claims Management Services. Previously, he headed finance at APMEX.
  • LINN Energy has promoted David Rottino to the top finance spot at both the firm and limited liability company LinnCo, succeeding Kolja Rockov. Rottino has been chief accounting officer since 2008.
  • John Bax has been named finance chief at trash company Rubicon Global. Previously, he was CFO of LivingSocial and of RecycleBank.
  • Video marketplace Tremor Video has selected John Rego to head finance, effective Sept. 8. He is now finance chief at Virgin Galactic, and formerly held that post at Vonage Holdings.
  • Scott Deakin has been named to lead the finance function at Lydall, effective Sept. 8. He was CFO of Ensign-Bickford Industries.
  • Transaction processor EVERTEC has named Peter Smith finance chief, effective Sept. 1, replacing Juan José Román Jiménez. Formerly, Smith was chief accounting officer at Fidelity National Information Services.
  • Era Group has appointed Andrew Puhala to head finance, effective Sept. 14. He takes over for Christopher Bradshaw, who will continue in his other roles as president and CEO at the helicopter transport operator. Puhala has led the finance function at American Electric Technologies since 2013.
  • Jan Kees van Gaalen has been named to the top finance spot at Kennametal. He succeeds interim CFO Martha Fusco, who will return to her former post as corporate controller. Van Gaalen is a former CFO of Dresser-Rand Group.
  • Engineered services and products provider Oceaneering International has promoted Alan Curtis to finance chief. Curtis has been at the firm since 1995 and has been senior vice president, operations support, since last year.
  • 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.

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