CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 30

McDonald's, Avon Products, CDI, Cullen/Frost Bankers, Remy International, Ferrellgas, Intrawest Resort Holdings, RealNetworks, Alorica, InnerWorkings
Joan UrdangJanuary 30, 2015

Peter Bensen

Peter Bensen

Peter Bensen, head of finance at McDonald’s, has been promoted to chief administrative officer, a newly created position. Corporate controller Kevin Ozan will replace him as finance chief, effective March 1.

Avon Products has appointed James Scully to lead the finance function, effective by April 1. Most recently, he was chief operating officer at J. Crew, where he also was CFO and chief administrative officer during his nine-year tenure.

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Engineering and technology-services company CDI has promoted Michael Castleman to the top finance spot, effective after it files its Form 10-K for 2014 in March. He will succeed Robert Larney, who is leaving the company. Castleman is now executive vice president, corporate development and operations.

Cullen/Frost Bankers has named Jerry Salinas to head finance. Salinas, who has been treasurer since 1997, replaces Phillip Green, who has been promoted to president.

Albert VanDenBergh has been named to the top finance spot at Remy International, effective Feb. 20. He joins the automotive parts manufacturer and distributor from Delphi Automotive, where he was finance director of Delphi connection systems.

Propane seller Ferrellgas Partners has announced that finance chief Ryan VanWinkle has resigned. Alan Heitmann, senior vice president of finance and investor relations, will take over until a permanent replacement for VanWinkle is found.

Travis Mayer has been promoted to CFO and treasurer at Intrawest Resorts Holdings, replacing Gary Ferrera, who has resigned. Mayer has been at the company since 2007, most recently as executive vice president, operations and business development. Before that, he served as senior vice president, finance and business development, and as vice president, financial planning and analysis.

RealNetworks has named Marjorie Thomas CFO and treasurer, effective Feb. 4. She takes over for Tim Wan, who moved out of state. Thomas joins the firm from Intuit, where she was treasurer and vice president of corporate finance. Before that, she was corporate controller and senior vice president, finance, at Sony Electronics.

Alorica has promoted James Molloy to finance chief. Previously chief accounting officer, he succeeds Jack Pollock, who will stay on as an adviser at the customer-service operations outsourcer.

CFO Joseph Busky is planning to leave marketing-execution company InnerWorkings after it files its Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014. Controller Ryan Spohn will become interim CFO.