CFOs on the Move: Week ending May 1, 2015

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05/01/2015
  • Richard Peretz has been promoted to the top finance spot at United Parcel Service, effective July 1. He takes over for Kurt Kuehn, who is retiring after heading finance since 2008. Peretz joined the company in 1981 while still in college and is now corporate controller and treasurer.
  • Medical-device maker Globus Medical has named Daniel Scavilla to head finance, effective May 4. He arrives after 28 years at Johnson & Johnson, most recently as CFO, global vice president finance and business operations of the vision care division.
  • Flowserve has selected Karyn Ovelmen to lead the finance function, effective June 1. She has been finance chief at LyondellBassell Industries since 2011.
  • Jacky Wu has been promoted to the top finance spot at Comverse. He replaces Thomas Sabol, who will stay on with the firm as a consultant through July 1. Wu had been senior vice president of finance and treasury.
  • Lee Enterprises has named Ronald Mayo CFO and treasurer. He takes over at the daily-newspaper owner for Carl Schmidt, who announced earlier this year that he would retire. Mayo joins the company from Halifax Media Group, where he also headed finance.
  • Household cleaning-products distributor Prestige Brands Holdings has promoted CFO Ron Lombardi to the posts of president and CEO, effective June 1. He succeeds Matthew Mannelly, who is retiring. A search for a new finance chief is under way.
  • Richard Weller has been named to lead the finance function at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, effective May 4. He replaces Gregory Hann, who retired on March 31. K. Lynn Mackison, who had been acting CFO, will return to her post as global controller. Most recently, Weller was global controller at Ingersoll-Rand.
  • Ignite Restaurant Group has promoted Brad Leist to the top finance spot, taking over for Michael Dixon. Leist, who has been at the firm since 2012, had been senior vice president of accounting and finance.
  • Jeffrey Kreger has been appointed CFO and treasurer at home health-services provider BioScrip. Previously, he was senior vice president of finance at LHC Group.
  • Craft Brew Alliance has named Joe Vanderstelt finance chief. Most recently, he was senior director, finance and planning, at MillerCoors.
  • Hyatt Hotels has named Atish Shah as interim CFO. Shah, who joined the hotel chain in 2009, had been senior vice president of strategy, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations.
  • Architectural design company HKS has chosen Sam Mudro to head finance. Previously, he was senior director of financial planning and analysis at Thomson Reuters.
  • Rouven Bergmann will become finance chief of Medidata, effective May 18, replacing Cory Douglas. Most recently, Bergmann led the finance function at SAP North America.
  • National Oilwell Varco has announced that chief accounting officer Scott Duff will add to his role: he has also been appointed interim CFO. As such, he succeeds Jeremy Thigpen, who has resigned to become CEO of Transocean.
  • Cloud networking provider GTT Communications has appointed Mike Sicoli to lead the finance function. Most recently, he was principal of consultancy MTS Advisors, which he founded in 2013. He is also a former CEO of Sidera Networks, as well as a former CFO of RCN Corp.
  • Richard Cogdill has been chosen to head finance at The Scoular Co. Most recently a consultant, he previously held several posts during 18 years at Pilgrim’s Pride, including CFO, treasurer, and secretary.
  • Advanced Energy Industries has named Thomas Liguori to the top finance spot, effective May 18. He currently leads the finance function at Multi-Fineline Electronix.
  • CFO Roger Smith has announced that he plans to retire from Infinity Property and Casualty in August. A search is under way to replace Smith, who has been finance chief since 2003.
  • Robert Zuccaro has announced that he plans to resign as head of finance at GAMCO Investors, effective July 1. He joined the company in 1998 as controller, and then became CFO until leaving the firm in 2003. He rejoined GAMCO in 2011, again as CFO.
  • Apparel retailer Tilly’s has said that finance chief Jennifer Ehrhardt plans to resign, effective by June. The company has begun a search for her successor.
  • Sandra Martin has been named to the top finance spot at Tribune Publishing. She joined the firm last year as vice president of corporate finance and investor relations, and had been serving as interim CFO since the departure of John Bode.
  • MV Transportation has appointed Bob Pagorek to lead the finance function. Formerly, he was vice president of operations finance at Navistar International.
  • Predictive-marketing and customer-intelligence firm Boxever has named Laura Shesgreen finance chief. Previously, she held the top finance spot at Skype and at eVite.
  • Petco has chosen Michael Nuzzo to head finance. He is a former chief administrative officer of 4moms, as well as a former CFO of GNC Holdings.
  • Charles Dannewitz has been promoted to CFO at Tech Data. He will take over for Jeffery Howells, who will retire June 5 after leading finance at the company since 1992. Dannewitz is now CFO, the Americas, at the technology products and services distributor.
  • Real estate investment trust Digital Realty Trust has selected Andrew Power as its next finance chief. He replaces William Stein, who was named CEO last year. Most recently, Power was managing director of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
  • Callaway Golf has named Robert Julian to lead the finance function, effective May 11. He succeeds Brad Holiday, who announced in December that he would retire. Previously, Julian headed finance at Lydall.
  • Kelyn Brannon, who has been CFO at Arista Networks since 2013, is leaving the company. Arista founder, chairman, and chief development officer Andreas Bechtolsheim will become acting CFO while the firm searches for a permanent replacement for Brannon.
  • Restaurant chain Potbelly has named Michael Coyne finance chief, effective May 1. He succeeds Charles Talbot, who resigned last month. Previously, Coyne was senior vice president, small business, at CNA Financial.
  • Robert Pinkerton has been appointed to head finance at ServiceSource International. He takes over for interim CFO Simon Biddiscombe, who will stay on as chief strategy officer through June 30. Formerly, Pinkerton was senior vice president of corporate development at TeleTech Holdings.
  • 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.

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