CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 20

Nike, Avery Dennison, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Flowserve, Investors Real Estate, Altitude Digital, Albany Molecular, Pacific Specialty Insurance, ...
Joan UrdangFebruary 20, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 20

Donald Blair, who has headed finance at Nike since 1999, is retiring in the fall. His successor will be Andrew Campion, currently senior vice president of finance, strategy and investor relations, effective Aug. 1. Blair will stay on at the company through the end of October to aid in the transition.

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Avery Dennison has named Anne Bramman finance chief, effective March 23. She replaces Mitchell Butier, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer in the fall. Most recently, Bramman led the finance function at Carnival Cruise Line.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has promoted Stephen Williamson to the top finance spot, effective Aug. 1. He will take over for Peter Wilver, who plans to retire from the firm in March of 2016. Williamson, who has been at the company since 2001, is currently vice president of financial operations.

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Flow-control products provider Flowserve has said that CFO Michael Taff is leaving the firm, effective March 31. A search is under way for his successor; in the meantime, Malcolm Platt, vice president of finance for the industrial product division, will become interim CFO.

Ted Holmes has been promoted to head finance at Investors Real Estate Trust. He replaces Diane Bryantt, who was promoted to chief operating officer. Formerly, Holmes was senior vice president of finance.

Altitude Digital, a video supply-side platform, has chosen Bradley Downes as its first finance chief. Most recently, he held several posts at Groupon, including vice president of finance, finance manager – operations and senior manager – treasury.

Felicia Ladin has been named to the top finance spot at Albany Molecular Research. Ladin, who replaces Michael Nolan, comes to the company from Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, where she was CFO, global specialty medicines.

Pacific Specialty Insurance has appointed David Biewer to lead the finance function. Most recently, he was chief actuary/vice president of actuarial at Esurance.

Radisys has promoted Jonathan Wilson to the posts of CFO, vice president of finance and secretary, taking over for Allen Muhich, who has resigned. Wilson has been at the firm since 2011, and had been director of finance, tax and treasury.

Mark Sopp, head of finance at Leidos Holdings, plans to retire later in the year. Sopp, who has held the top finance spot since 2005, will stay on at the national-security services provider until a successor has been named.