CFO Moves in December 2018
December 16, 2018
Avon Products named Gustavo Arnal CFO, effective in spring 2019. Mr. Arnal succeeds Jamie Wilson, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
Thyssenkrupp named Johannes Dietsch as CFO, effective February. Mr. Dietsch, a former CFO of Bayer AG, will be offered a three-year contract. Thyssenkrupp's CFO role was previously held by Guido Kerkhoff until he was made chief executive in the summer.
Bang & Olufsen appointed Nikolaj Wendelboe as CFO and executive vice president, effective no later than July 2019. Mr. Wendelboe replaces Anders Aakær Jensen, who left the company in November.
The Madison Square Garden Co. named Victoria Mink finance chief. The appointment takes effect Jan. 1, 2019. Ms. Mink succeeds current Chief Financial Officer Donna Coleman who will retire on Jan. 1. Ms. Coleman will remain with the company to assist with the transition. Ms. Mink, who joined MSG in October, is currently executive vice president of finance.
Lockheed Martin named Kenneth Possenriede CFO, effective Feb. 11, 2019. Mr. Possenriede succeeds Bruce Tanner, a 37-year veteran of the company, who is slated to retire in 2019. Mr. Possenriede currently works as vice president of finance and program management in Lockheed's aeronautics unit. Prior to this, he was vice president and treasurer for Lockheed Martin from 2011 to 2016.
Axalta Coating Systems named Sean Lannon permanent CFO, effective Dec. 10. He had been serving in the post on an interim basis since October 2018. Previously, Mr. Lannon held the role of vice president, corporate finance and global controller since 2016, and was vice president and global controller from 2013 until that promotion.
Halliburton Co. disclosed compensation details for its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lance Loeffler. Mr. Loeffler will receive an annual base salary of $650,000, a restricted stock award and nonqualified stock options to purchase shares of Halliburton common stock.
Patisserie Holdings PLC named Nick Perrin as interim CFO following the departure of former CFO Christopher Marsh in October.
Qualcomm appointed Erin L. Polek as SVP, corporate controller and chief accounting officer. Ms. Polek served as VP, accounting & reporting, and interim co-controller since March 2017, and joined the company in February 2006. She will receive a base salary of $389,000 per year and be eligible to receive a bonus payment.
MetLife named Tamara L. Schock as EVP and chief accounting officer, effective March 4, 2019. Ms. Schock will succeed Bill O'Donnell, who has been named MetLife's U.S. CFO.
Revlon said its Chief Accounting Officer and Controller Wendel Kralovich will resign on Dec. 7 to pursue a new career opportunity.
J. Jill Group announced the departure of Chief Financial and Operating Officer Dave Biese. He is scheduled to leave the company on April 30, 2019. J. Jill Group has hired an executive search firm to conduct a search for Mr. Biese's successor.
KUKA AG named its current CFO Peter Mohnen interim chief executive, effective Dec. 6. Mr. Mohnen succeeds current CEO Till Reuter who will leave his post in December. Andreas Pabst will become interim CFO.
Western Digital said Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer Mark Long will step down from his current role to pursue opportunities as a private-equity investor. Mr. Long will remain CFO until his departure or until a successor is appointed and will stay with the company as an active member of the leadership team through June 1, 2019 to ensure a smooth transition.
Robinhood Markets named Jason Warnick as CFO. Mr. Warnick was most recently vice president of finance and chief of staff to the CFO at Amazon.com Inc., and had spent nearly 20 years at the tech giant.