CFOs On the Move: Week Ending August 13

Albertsons, Bright Machines, GoFundMe, Acorns, WellAir, Kari Dixon, Ares Management Corp., BD, Wabtec, Cavco Industries,, Impossible F...
Lauren MuskettAugust 13, 2021

Sharon McCollam

Sharon McCollam will join Albertsons Companies on September 7 as the grocery store chain’s new president and CFO. McCollam retired from Best Buy in 2016, where she was executive vice president, chief administrative officer, and chief financial officer. She is recognized as the co-pilot of Best Buy’s Renew Blue transformation, which has been regarded as one of the foremost omnichannel transformations in the retail sector. Before Best Buy, she held several leadership positions at Williams-Sonoma, including chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Since retiring from Best Buy, McCollam has served as a member of several corporate boards, including Stitch Fix, Hallmark, and Signet Jewelers. She takes over for Bob Dimond, who is retiring and will stay with the company as an adviser through February 2022.

Bright Machines hired Michael Keogh as chief financial officer as the technology company prepares to go public later this year through a de-SPAC transaction. Keogh joins the company from Stanley Black & Decker, where he was the president of the Stanley X group. Before that he worked at Apple, where he held leadership positions across various finance organizations. Keogh previously spent over 13 years at Intel, where he held finance positions of increasing responsibility. 

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Jeneen Minter

Fundraising platform GoFundMe named Jeneen Minter as chief financial officer. Most recently, Minter was the CFO and analytics officer at Material Bank. Before that, she was the head of finance for sustainable shoe retailer Allbirds, CFO for Revolve Clothing, and held leadership positions at Zappos and Coors Brewing Company. 

Acorns appointed Rich Sullivan as finance chief ahead of its expected public listing. Sullivan joins the saving and investing app from Twitter, where he led corporate finance and FP&A. His public company experience spans two decades and includes roles in corporate finance, treasury, merger and acquisitions, and investor relations. Before Twitter, he held executive positions at STX Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation, where he served as the company’s deputy CFO during his tenure. He has also held various roles at AT&T. Sullivan takes over for Jasmine Lee, who served as both chief operating officer and chief financial officer. Lee will remain in her role as chief operating officer.  

Kari Dixon

WellAir appointed Kari Dixon as the air purification devices manufacturer’s finance chief. Most recently, Dixon was vice president of financial planning and analysis of dental products manufacturer Dentsply Sirona. In this role, she was responsible for global FP&A, business process development, and M&A projects, such as the acquisition of Byte. She also served as the interim head of investor relations. Before that, she served as vice president of corporate development and treasury for Form Technologies.

Alternative asset manager Ares Management promoted Jarrod Phillips, a partner and chief accounting officer at the company, to finance chief. Phillips joined the company in 2016 as chief accounting officer. Before joining the company, he was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, where he focused on financial services and asset management assurance and advisory services. Phillips replaces CFO and chief operating officer Michael McFerran, who was terminated after an investigation found that he engaged in inappropriate personal relationships and interactions with certain employees in violation of company policies.

Christopher DelOrefice

Medical technology company BD named Christopher DelOrefice as executive vice president and CFO, effective September 6. DelOrefice joins BD from Johnson & Johnson, where he is currently vice president of investor relations. In his nearly two decades working at J&J, he has also held a variety of senior finance leadership roles, including CFO of both the consumer and medical devices segments for North America. He also held finance leadership roles for J&J supply chain, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and consumer global R&D. Before that, DelOrefice held leadership positions in cost accounting, global audit, and financial reporting at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, AET Films, and Ametek. DelOrefice succeeds Christopher Reidy, who is retiring. 

Wabtec appointed John Olin as its new CFO, effective October 1. Olin joins the rail technology company as the former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Harley-Davidson. Before that, he was controller of Kraft Foods’ cheese division and had 12 years of financial leadership at Kraft, Oscar Mayer Foods, and Miller Brewing Company. He also held positions with financial services and specialized consulting firms including Ernst and Young.

Allison Aden

Manufactured home company Cavco Industries named Allison Aden as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 30. Aden most recently was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Diversified Technologies. Before that, she was executive vice president and CFO of Schweitzer-Mauduit International. Other experience includes financial management positions with Americold Logistics, Recall Corporation, LNR Property, PRG-Schultz International, Hewlett-Packard, and McKesson. 

Payments provider hired Céline Dufetel as CFO. Céline was most recently CFO and COO at T. Rowe Price. She previously spent a decade at McKinsey & Company as a partner in its financial services practice. 

Impossible Foods’ interim chief financial officer, David Borecky, has been promoted to finance chief. Borecky, who joined the company in 2019 as chief accounting officer and served as interim CFO for six months, was previously the controller for Stripe and held senior management positions at mobile payments provider Square. While at Square, he helped lead its IPO registration process in 2015.

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