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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 6

Visa, Dick's Sporting Goods, Lexmark International, ARC Document Solutions, Brown Shoe, CenterPoint Energy, Rollins, BioScrip, Cequent, Kirkland's
Joan UrdangFebruary 6, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Feb. 6

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Vasant Prabhu

Just eight months into his job as CFO of NBCUniversal, Vasant Prabhu is hopping to Visa, effective Feb. 9. He’ll take over the top finance spot at the card-payment giant from Byron Pollitt, who is retiring. Prabhu, who is among the many CFOs to hold an engineering degree, had been finance chief at Starwood Hotels & Resorts for 10 years, until he moved to NBCU last June. He’s also led finance at Safeway.

CFO Andre Hawaux will add to his responsibilities at Dick’s Sporting Goods, as he has also been named chief operating officer. Before joining the firm in 2013, Hawaux was president, consumer foods, at ConAgra Foods.

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Printer manufacturer Lexmark International has named David Reeder to lead the finance function. He replaces interim CFO Gary Stromquist, who will return to his post as vice president of finance for the company’s imaging solutions and services unit and the corporate finance group. Most recently, Reeder was CFO of Electronics for Imaging.

ARC Document Solutions has promoted Jorge Avalos to lead the finance function. He takes over for John Toth, who has resigned from the company. Avalos joined the firm as director of finance in 2006 and has been chief accounting officer and vice president of finance since 2011.

Russ Hammer has resigned as head of finance at Brown Shoe Co. He will be succeeded on Feb. 16 by Kenneth Hannah, formerly finance chief of JC Penney Co.

CenterPoint Energy has named William Rogers executive vice president of finance and accounting, effective Feb. 9, and he will take over the CFO post effective March 3. As finance chief, he will succeed Gary Whitlock, who will become a special adviser to the president and CEO. Rogers joins the company from American Water Works, where he was treasurer.

Eddie Northen has been named CFO and treasurer of Rollins, parent company of Orkin, effective May 1. He replaces Harry Cynkus, who is retiring. Previously, Northen was vice president of international finance and accounting – global business services at UPS.

Home-health services provider BioScrip announced that CFO and treasurer Hai Tran has resigned, effective March 27. A search is under way for his successor.

David Rice will become finance chief of Cequent once it is spun off from manufacturer TriMas, expected at mid-year. He is now division finance officer for TriMas’s Cequent performance products division.

Retailer Kirkland’s has promoted Adam Holland to the top finance spot, effective Feb. 8. He is currently chief accounting officer and vice president of finance.

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