CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Nov. 7

Rolls-Royce, SL Green Realty, Health Alliance Plan, Clean Energy Fuels, 3D Systems, Global Eagle Entertainment, Xoom, Rex Energy, Employers Holdings
Joan UrdangNovember 7, 2014
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Nov. 7

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David Smith has been appointed as CFO and a director of Rolls-Royce, replacing Mark Morris, who opted to leave the company after 27 years. Smith joined the Rolls-Royce this year as finance chief of its aerospace division. He spent 25 years at Ford Motor, where he was CFO and then chief executive at the automaker’s Jaguar Land Rover unit before moving to technology company Edwards Group as CFO.

Real estate investment trust SL Green Realty has promoted Matthew DiLiberto to head finance, effective Jan. 1. He will succeed James Mead, who will leave the company when his contract expires. DiLiberto, who joined the firm in 2004, is now chief accounting officer and treasurer.

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Ted Hull has been appointed as finance chief at 3D Systems, effective Nov. 11. As CFO, he will replace Damon Gregoire, who will become executive vice president, mergers and acquisitions. Hull is a former CFO of Fusion-io, as well as a former vice president of finance at Cisco.

Todd Hutchison has been promoted to the top finance spot at Health Alliance Plan. Hutchison, who has been at the nonprofit health plan since 2011, had been vice president, underwriting and actuarial services.

Clean Energy Fuels has promoted Robert Vreeland to CFO. He takes over from Richard Wheeler, who has resigned. Most recently, Vreeland was vice president of finance and accounting.

Michael Zemetra has been promoted to head of finance at Global Eagle Entertainment. He had been controller and chief accounting officer since June of last year.

Xoom, which provides digital money transfers, has announced that CFO Ryno Blignaut has resigned, effective Dec. 1. Matt Hibbard, vice president of finance, will take over the finance function.

Medical-device firm Insulet has promoted Allison Dorval to the top finance spot. She replaces Brian Roberts, who has resigned but will stay on through year-end to aid in the transition. Dorval had been controller since 2008.

CFO Michael Hodges has resigned from Rex Energy, effective Jan. 31. A search is under way for his successor.

Insurance company Employers Holdings has named Terry Eleftheriou as its new CFO. He takes over from William Yocke, who announced in April that he would retire in June of 2015 and who will now become an adviser to the company. Eleftheriou is a former principal of Aeolus Capital Partners.