CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 16

Greif, Equifax, The Carlyle Group, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Hologic, United Online, Silicon Image, TIBCO Software
David McCannMay 16, 2014
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 16

Greif, the industrial packaging manufacturer, has hired Larry Hilsheimer to run finance. He comes from Scotts Miracle-Gro, where he’d been finance chief for a year before being replaced a month ago by longtime Scotts executive Randy Coleman. Scotts CEO Jim Hagedon discussed the moves during the company’s earnings call on Monday, saying it “needed someone in this role who liked to get his hands dirty.” He said that during the past year Hilsheimer had acted as a corporate CFO while Coleman functioned as an operating CFO, and “it became clear that this was not a sustainable path.”

At credit-rating firm Equifax, Lee Adrean announced his retirement from the top finance spot. His replacement will be John W. Gamble Jr., who has been CFO of printer and document company Lexmark International since 2005. Lexmark, meanwhile, installed Gary Stromquist, vice president of finance for its imaging solutions and services unit as well as corporate finance, as interim finance chief.

Private-equity giant The Carlyle Group has appointed accounting director Curtis Buser as acting CFO, replacing Adena Friedman, who is heading back to former employer Nasdaq OMX Group as president of its corporate, information and technology solutions units.

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The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf named Karen Cate as its new CFO. Most recently, she was a vice president and controller of Trader Joe’s Company. Before that she held finance positions with Sun Microsystems, Nestle USA and Avery Dennison Corp.

Tony Woodard will become interim finance chief at Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, effective May 23. He will replace H. Melville Hope, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Medical device maker Hologic appointed Robert McMahon as its new head of finance. He had been worldwide vice president of finance and business development for Johnson & Johnson’s Ortho Clinical Diagnostics Group. McMahon succeeds the retiring Glenn Muir, who will remain with the company through November to work on the transition.

At United Online, which sells consumer products and services over the Internet through a network of operating subsidiaries, Edward Zinser will come aboard as CFO on May 19. He had been filling that role at Boingo Wireless, and he’s also run finance at THQ, Vivendi Universal Games, Internet Shopping Network and Chromium Graphics.

Silicon Image announced that Noland Granberry has resigned as chief financial officer to pursue an opportunity with a privately held company. Until a permanent successor is named, Steven Robertson, vice president of finance, will assume the CFO responsibilities.

The new CFO at TIBCO Software is Jim Johnson, who had been running finance at Jaspersoft, a company TIBCO acquired in April. Incumbent CFO Matt Langdon will depart at the end of May after 11 years with the company.