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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 31

Dell, Starbucks, Abercrombie & Fitch, Campbell Soup, Titan International, Ross Stores, Fidelity & Guarantee Life, Elizabeth Arden, Papa Murphy's, C...
Joan UrdangJanuary 31, 2014

Thomas Sweet has been named to lead the finance function at Dell. He takes over from Brian Gladden, CFO since 2008, who is leaving the company at the end of February. Sweet is moving up from his posts as corporate controller and chief accounting officer.

Starbucks has promoted CFO Troy Alstead to chief operating officer, a newly created post. He will be succeeded by Scott Maw, senior vice president of corporate finance.

Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has appointed finance chief Jonathan Ramsden chief operating officer. Ramsden, who has been at the company since 2008, will also remain as CFO until his replacement is named.

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B. Craig Owens, CFO and chief administrative officer at Campbell Soup since 2008, plans to retire on May 1. Anthony DiSilvestro, senior vice president-finance, will become head of finance at that time.

Holding company Titan International has promoted finance chief Paul Reitz to president, effective Feb. 3. He will be succeeded by John Hrudicka, who leads the finance function at Elkay Manufacturing.

Ross Stores has promoted Michael Hartshorn to the top finance spot, effective Feb. 2. He has been deputy CFO since January 2012.

Dennis Vigneau has been named to head finance at Fidelity & Guaranty Life, effective Feb. 12. He will take over from Wendy Young, who will become chief risk officer. Vigneau previously was finance chief at Kemper Corp.

Beauty-products firm Elizabeth Arden has appointed Rod Little to lead the finance function, effective April 1. He has been CFO of Procter & Gamble’s global salon professional division since 2009.

Papa Murphy’s International has selected Mark Hutchens to head finance. He joins the pizza chain from Bloomin’ Brands, where he was CFO-international; before that, he was controller and chief accounting officer at Office Depot.

Startup Clinkle has named Mike Liberatore to the top finance spot. Most recently, he was senior director of large enterprise finance and the North America financial planning and analysis group at PayPal.