CFOs On the Move: Week Ending July 23

Telos, Talkspace, Availity, Pinstripes, Medecision, 1847 Goedeker, Payactiv, Harsco, Core Development Group, Fanatics, Exxon Mobil

Mark Bendza

Telos appointed Mark Bendza as the cybersecurity company’s new chief financial officer. Bendza was previously vice president in charge of investor relations at Honeywell International. He has over 20 years of experience working with global companies in investor relations, business development, financial planning, analysis, financial strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and capital markets. Bendza succeeds Michele Nakazawa, who is retiring after serving as CFO for over 17 years. Nakazawa will join the senior executive team reporting to the CEO and will continue to work on special projects.

Virtual behavioral healthcare company Talkspace hired Jennifer Fulk as finance chief, effective July 26. Fulk joins Talkspace from Eli Lilly, where she served as CFO for several divisions including U.S. Bio-Medicines, Elanco North America, as well as the firm’s operations in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Also at Eli Lilly, she held leadership positions within the firm’s investor relations and mergers and acquisitions departments. Mark Hirschhorn, current CFO for Talkspace, will continue to serve as president and chief operating officer.

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Frank Petito

Health information network Availity named Frank Petito CFO. Previously, Petito was chief financial officer of Vivid Seats, an online marketplace for sports, concerts, and theater tickets. Before that, he served for 14 years at Orbitz, where he was senior vice president of corporate development and president of Orbitz for Business, its business-to-business division. During his time at Orbitz, Petito helped drive Orbitz’s IPO, mergers and acquisitions activities, and eventual sale to Expedia. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker, most recently at Hambrecht & Quist.

Dale Stapleton has joined dining and entertainment concept Pinstripes as chief financial officer. Stapleton most recently served as senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer and interim chief financial officer at The Neiman Marcus Group, where he worked for 17 years. He was previously vice president and controller at CompUSA, and before that, a senior manager with Ernst & Young. 

Quyen Nguyen-Haelle

Health analytics and software company Medecision hired Quyen Nguyen-Haelle as its new finance chief. Nguyen-Haelle will rejoin the company from population health services company Tandigm, where she was most recently vice president. While there, she held a series of roles with increasing responsibilities including leading finance operations and planning, value-based contracting, and business performance and analytics. She began her career at Grant Thornton.

1847 Goedeker named Maria Johnson as the online consumer goods retailer’s CFO, effective July 26. Johnson was most recently CFO of E3 Investment Group. Before that, she was the CFO of John Hardy. She was previously vice president of finance, global controller at Cheetah Digital, served as director of FP&A at Pepsico, and head of financial operations at McGraw Hill. Johnson will assume the role from Bob Barry, who has been appointed chief accounting officer effective the same day.  

Sridhar Ande

Payactiv hired Sridhar Ande as chief financial officer of the employer-sponsored financial wellness service. Ande worked nearly a decade at Visa, most recently as vice president and head of corporate FP&A, where he oversaw the company’s annual budgeting, forecasting, and earnings reporting. Before that, he was AVP at HBSC in card and retail services. 

Harsco named Anshooman Aga senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 16. Aga joins Harsco from Cubic Corporation, where he served as executive vice president and CFO since October 2017. Before that, he was senior vice president and chief financial officer of AECOM’s design and consulting services business in the Americas. He also held a series of financial leadership positions at Siemens, including CFO roles for the energy automation business, Siemen’s Rail Electrification, and TurboCare. He succeeds Pete Minan, who is retiring. 

Colin Yee

Toronto-based real estate development company Core Development Group appointed Colin Yee chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Yee was previously CFO for Forum Equity Partners, an alternative investment manager and private equity firm with over $1.3 billion in assets under management. Before that, Yee co-founded a publicly traded development company that acquired the Canadian operations of Sotheby’s International Realty, managed over 5,000 hotel rooms on behalf of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and actively focused on the development and operations of mixed-use hospitality and wellness assets.

Former IAC CFO Glenn Schiffman has been hired by Fanatics to help the online sports retailer expand into new verticals beyond sports apparel. Schiffman’s hire will not change the company’s current executive team. Schiffman, who left the media conglomerate in June, joined IAC as finance chief in April 2016 and from January 2021 he also held the role of  interim chief financial officer of Angi, a role he previously held from September 2017 until August 2019.

Exxon Mobil has named former United Airlines CFO Kathryn Mikells to lead its finance team, making her the first woman and outsider to join its management committee. Mikells will join Exxon in September from spirit distributor Diageo, where she has served as finance chief since November 2015. She replaces Andrew Swiger, who is retiring.