CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Oct. 14

Sears, Voya Financial, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Howard Hughes, Pacific Life, Wayside Technology, Dick’s Sporting Goods, International Flavors & Frag...
Joan UrdangOctober 14, 2016

Jason Hollar has been promoted to CFO at Sears Holdings, effective immediately. He succeeds Robert A. Schriesheim, who left the company to pursue other business interests. Hollar joined Sears in October 2014 as senior vice president of finance.

Voya Financial has promoted Michael Smith to the top finance spot, effective Nov. 7. He replaces Ewout Steenbergen, who is leaving to become CFO at S&P Global. Smith has been at the firm since 2009 and formerly was CEO of insurance solutions. He has also been chief risk officer, as well as CEO, CFO, and CRO of the company’s annuities business.

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Andreana Santangelo has been promoted to finance chief at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, effective immediately. She takes over for Allen Maltz, who is retiring at the end of the year. Santangelo joined the insurer in 2003 and had been chief actuary.

Real-estate company The Howard Hughes Corp. has chosen David O’Reilly to head finance, effective Oct. 17. He succeeds Andrew Richardson, who has resigned. O’Reilly has led the finance function at real-estate investment trust Parkway Properties since 2012.

CFO Adrian Griggs will become chief operating officer at Pacific Life Insurance, effective Jan. 1, and Darryl Button will become finance chief in March. Button comes to the company from Aegon, where his posts have included CFO, head of the firm’s corporate financial center, and head of its Canadian operations.

Wayside Technology Group has named Michael Vesey to the top finance spot. Previously, he was vice president of SEC reporting at OTG Management.

Lee Belitsky has been promoted to CFO at Dick’s Sporting Goods. He takes over for André Hawaux, who has been interim principal financial officer since August, and who will return to his former role as chief operating officer. Belitsky started at the company in 1997 as controller and was named treasurer in 2005. Before being named to his most recent position as executive vice president, product development and merchandise planning, Belitsky held several jobs at the senior vice president level.

International Flavors & Fragrances has promoted Richard O’Leary to finance chief. He succeeds Alison Cornell, who is leaving the firm. O’Leary has been chief accounting officer and controller since July of last year.

Howard Thill has been selected to head finance at Sanchez Energy. Most recently, he was senior vice president of communications and investor relations at Devon Energy.

Retailer Claire’s Stores has named Scott Huckins to lead the finance function. He comes to the company from Sears Holdings, where he was treasurer and president of wholly owned captive reinsurance company Sears Re.

Cloud-based benefits-management software provider Benefitfocus has appointed Jeffrey Laborde to the top finance spot. He formerly headed finance at Sum Total Systems and at Infor.