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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 9, Celanese, Total System Services, Starwood Property Trust, Veeco Instruments, Plexus, AVI-SPL, Demandware, Seacor Holdings, Bob Evans F...
Joan UrdangMay 9, 2014

Online real-estate marketplace has appointed Tim Morse to lead the finance function. Previously, he was CFO and interim CEO at Yahoo, CFO and general manager of business development at GE Plastics and CFO of Altera.

Steven Sterin, outgoing CFO at Celanese

Steven Sterin, outgoing CFO at Celanese

Celanese has named Chris Jensen interim CFO. He takes over from Steven Sterin, who has resigned. Jensen is currently chief accounting officer and senior vice president, finance.

Finance chief James Lipham is retiring from electronic payment processor Total System Services, effective June 30. Paul Todd, who has been executive vice president for strategy, mergers and acquisitions, product and marketing since 2008, will succeed him on July 1.

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Rina Paniry has been promoted to the top finance spot at Starwood Property Trust, replacing Stew Ward. Paniry now leads the finance function at Starwood subsidiary LNR Property, which she joined in 2006 as chief accounting officer.

Veeco Instruments has named Shubham Maheshwari CFO and executive vice president, finance. He succeeds David Glass, who announced in December that he would retire. Formerly, Maheshwari headed finance at OnCore.

Patrick Jermain has been promoted to the top finance spot at Plexus Corp. He takes over from Ginger Jones, who plans to resign from the company in September but will stay on as a nonexecutive officer until then to aid in the transition. Jermain has been at the company since 2010 and has been vice president of finance and treasurer since last year.

AVI-SPL has selected Raj Dani to head finance. He joins the video-communications provider from TeleTech Holdings, where he was senior vice president of corporate development.

Enterprise cloud commerce provider Demandware has appointed Timothy Adams to lead the finance function, effective June 2. He succeeds Scott Dussault, who announced in February that he was leaving the company. Adams now holds the top finance spot at athenahealth.

Richard Ryan plans to retire as finance chief of Seacor Holdings on Aug. 1. Matthew Cenac, who joined the company in 2003 and has been chief accounting officer since 2005, has been named to replace him.

Restaurant owner and operator Bob Evans Farms has said that CFO and treasurer Paul DeSantis has resigned. T. Alan Ashworth, vice president of corporate development and finance, will take over these roles on an interim basis.