CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 27

Kimberly-Clark, Kraft Foods, Scripps Networks, Hershey, Cantor Fitzgerald, Serta Simmons Bedding, EnPro Industries, ADTRAN, Ascena Retail, Kennametal
Joan UrdangFebruary 27, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 27

Maria Henry

Maria Henry

Maria Henry has been named finance chief of Kimberly-Clark, effective April 27. She will succeed Mark Buthman, who plans to retire by year-end after 33 years with the company, the last 12 as CFO. Most recently, Henry held the top finance spot at Hillshire Brands, and before that was CFO of the North American retail and food-service business at Sara Lee.

Kraft Foods Group has appointed James Kehoe to head finance, replacing Teri List-Stoll. Kehoe joins the firm from Gildan Activewear, where he was chief financial and administrative officer. Earlier in his career, Kehoe worked at Kraft for more than 20 years, most recently as senior vice president of corporate finance.

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Joseph NeCastro

Joseph NeCastro Joe NeCastro
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer – Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive has promoted chief financial and administrative officer Joseph NeCastro to chief development officer, a newly created post. Lori Hickok, executive vice president of finance, will succeed him as CFO.

Patricia Little will take over the finance function at The Hershey Co., effective March 16. She now holds the top finance spot at Kelly Services, where corporate controller and chief accounting officer Olivier Thirot will become acting CFO.

Steven Bisgay has been named to the top finance spot at Cantor Fitzgerald, taking over for Douglas Barnard, who is retiring after nine years in that post. Previously, Bisgay headed finance at KCG Holdings.

Serta Simmons Bedding said finance chief Brian Callahan has resigned, effective Feb. 23. A search is under way for his replacement.

J. Milton Childress has been promoted to head finance at EnPro Industries, effective March 31. He succeeds Alexander Pease, who resigned. Childress, who has been at the firm since 2005, is now vice president, strategic planning and business development.

Networking and communications equipment provider ADTRAN has said that James Matthews, who is CFO, secretary, treasurer and senior vice president of finance, is retiring. Michael Foliano, senior vice president of global operations, will become interim CFO.

Ascena Retail Group has promoted Robb Giammatteo to finance chief. He joined the firm in 2013 as senior vice president of financial planning and analysis and investor relations.

Frank Simpkins is retiring from Kennametal, effective March 31. He started at the firm in 1995 and became head of finance in 2006. Corporate controller Martha Fusco is now interim CFO.