CFOs on the Move: Week ending April 10, 2015

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  • Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic has promoted vice president of investor relations, communications and treasurer Claudia San Pedro to CFO and treasurer. As finance chief, she succeeds Stephen Vaughan, who has been promoted to executive vice president of franchise operations, finance, and planning.
  • Finance chief Chris Brewster plans to retire from ATM owner and operator Cardtronics later in the year. Brewster, who has headed finance since joining the company in 2004, will stay on until his replacement has been named.
  • Lynn Mackison has been named acting CFO at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, taking over for Greg Hann, who retired on March 31. Mackison has been global controller since January.
  • ABM has appointed D. Anthony Scaglione to lead the finance function, taking over from James Lusk. Scaglione has been senior vice president, treasurer, and head of mergers and acquisitions at the firm since 2012, and before that was treasurer from 2009 until 2012.
  • Michael Roberts has been chosen to head finance at Cardinal Logistics Management and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings, replacing the departing Ed Barnes. Roberts has been controller since he joined the company last year.
  • Career Education has said that finance chief Reid Simpson has resigned in order to head finance at ShopperTrak. David Rawden of business-advisory company AlixPartners will become interim CFO.
  • Molecular-diagnostics firm Cepheid has named Ilan Daskal to the top finance spot. Previously, he was CFO of International Rectifier.
  • Kelly Tompkins has been promoted to lead the finance function at Cliffs Natural Resources. He takes over for Terrance Paradie, who has resigned to become CFO of TransDigm Group. Tompkins started at the firm in 2010 and most recently was executive vice president of business development.
  • Insurer United Fire Group has chosen Dawn Jaffray to head finance, effective April 27. She joins the company from Soleil Advisory Group, where she also held the top finance spot.
  • Real-estate investor Green Brick Partners has promoted Richard Costello to finance chief. Costello, who had been vice president of finance since January, succeeds interim CFO John Corley.
  • Michael Angelakis will step down from his roles as vice chairman and CFO of Comcast to form a new venture with the company. Angelakis, who will become CEO of the new firm, will also serve as a senior adviser to Comcast once its new finance chief has been named.
  • Robert Madore has been promoted to CFO at Ralph Lauren. He succeeds Christopher Peterson, who has been promoted to president, global brands, a newly created post. Madore has been at the company since 2004 and most recently was senior vice president of finance.
  • TD Ameritrade Holding has appointed Steve Boyle to lead the finance function, replacing the retiring Bill Gerber. Boyle, who currently heads finance at TD Bank, will join the firm in July and become CFO on Oct. 1.
  • TripAdvisor has announced that finance chief Julie Bradley is resigning, but she will stay on until Sept. 30 or 30 days after her replacement’s employment begins, whichever is earlier.
  • Sysco, which sells and distributes food products, has promoted Joel Grade to the top finance spot, effective Sept. 1. He will take over for Chris Kreidler, who is leaving the company. Grade has been chief accounting officer and senior vice president of finance since last year.
  • Medical-device firm Insulet has named Michael Levitz to head finance, effective May 4. He replaces Allison Dorval, who has resigned. Levitz is now CFO and treasurer at Analogic.
  • Real estate investment trust Spirit Realty Capital has chosen Phillip Joseph, Jr., to lead the finance function, effective April 20. He succeeds Michael Bender, who has been named chief accounting officer. Joseph is a former managing director and global treasurer at Prologis.
  • John Granara has been promoted to CFO at renewable energy and energy efficiency firm Ameresco, effective May 1. He takes over for Andrew Spence, who is retiring from the company at the end of the year. Granara has been chief accounting officer since 2013.
  • Diagnostics company Alere has named James Hinrichs finance chief, replacing David Teitel. Previously, Hinrichs headed finance at CareFusion.
  • U.S. Auto Parts Network has appointed Neil Watanabe to lead the finance function. He succeeds interim CFO Michael Yoshida, who will return to his position as controller. Watanabe joins the firm from National Stores, where he was chief operating officer.
  • Sandy Bell has been named to head finance at Logic PD, succeeding Frank Hallowell, who has resigned. Bell is a former CFO of ExpressPoint Technology Services.
  • Peter Clifford has been Lognamed to the top finance spot at Cantel Medical. He takes over for Craig Sheldon, who is retiring. Most recently, Clifford was vice president of operations finance and information technology at IDEX.
  • Watts Water Technologies has named Todd Trapp to lead the finance function, effective April 9. He joins the company from Honeywell International, where he was vice president of financial planning and analysis.
  • Staffing-services provider Volt Information Sciences has chosen Paul Tompkins to fill the top finance spot. Previously, he was finance chief at Reader’s Digest Association.
  • Kadant, which manufactures papermaking machinery, has promoted Michael McKenney to lead the finance function, effective June 30. He takes over for Thomas O’Brien, who is retiring. McKenney joined Kadant in 1993 and is now vice president of finance and chief accounting officer, posts he has held since 2002.

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