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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 9

Universal Pictures, Goodwin Proctor, ArcBest, Lincoln Educational Services, PTC, West, RPX, Avita Networks, Natural Resource Partners, Windstream
Joan UrdangJanuary 9, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Jan. 9

Jeff Fleeher

Jeff Fleeher

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has named Jeff Fleeher worldwide CFO, a newly created post. Previously, he was CFO for strategy content distribution at NBCUniversal.

Law firm Goodwin Procter has chosen Michael Barton as its finance chief. Most recently head of finance at management consulting and accounting firm Rothstein Kass, he is also a former executive director for finance at Grant Thornton.

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Freight-transportation services provider ArcBest has appointed David Cobb to lead the finance function. He replaces Michael Newcity, who will become chief innovation officer as well as president of subsidiary ArcBest Technologies. Cobb had been ArcBest’s controller since 2006 and chief accounting officer since 2010.

Lincoln Educational Services has promoted Brian Meyers to the top finance spot. He succeeds Cesar Ribeiro, who is leaving the firm following a medical leave that began in September. Formerly senior vice president of finance and controller, Meyers had taken on Ribeiro’s responsibilities since that time.

Andrew Miller has been chosen to head finance at software developer PTC, effective Feb. 5. He takes over for Jeff Glidden, who announced in August that he would retire. Miller has been finance chief at Cepheid since 2008.

Communication-services provider West Corp. has named Jan Madsen CFO and treasurer, effective after the company files its Form 10-K for 2014. She will succeed Paul Mendlik, who is retiring. Most recently, Madsen was responsible for finance at Creighton University; before that, she held the top finance spot at the financial services division of First Data Corp.

RPX has promoted Robert Heath to lead the finance function. He takes over for Ned Segal, who has resigned. Heath joined the company in 2011 and had been senior vice president, corporate development.

Michael Shahbazian has been named interim CFO at Aviat Networks, replacing the retiring Edward Hayes. Shahbazian is a former interim CFO of PDF Solutions and of Saba Software.

Craig Nunez has been appointed CFO and treasurer of Natural Resource Partners. He takes over for Dwight Dunlap, who retired at year-end. Previously, Nunez was CEO of investment firm Bocage Group, as well as treasurer of Halliburton.

Windstream has promoted Bob Gunderman to the top finance spot. Gunderman, who has been interim CFO since October, will also remain treasurer at the network-communications provider until a replacement is found.