CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 10

Sonic, Cardtronics, Wesco Aircraft Holdings, ABM, Cardinal Logistics Management, Career Education, Cepheid, Cliffs Natural Resources, United Fire G...
David KatzApril 10, 2015

Claudia San Pedro

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Drive-in restaurant chain Sonic has promoted vice president of investor relations, communications and treasurer Claudia San Pedro to CFO and treasurer. As finance chief, she succeeds Stephen Vaughan, who has been promoted to executive vice president of franchise operations, finance, and planning.

Finance chief Chris Brewster plans to retire from ATM owner and operator Cardtronics later in the year. Brewster, who has headed finance since joining the company in 2004, will stay on until his replacement has been named.

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Lynn Mackison has been named acting CFO at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, taking over for Greg Hann, who retired on March 31. Mackison has been global controller since January.

ABM has appointed D. Anthony Scaglione to lead the finance function, taking over from James Lusk. Scaglione has been senior vice president, treasurer, and head of mergers and acquisitions at the firm since 2012, and before that was treasurer from 2009 until 2012.

Michael Roberts has been chosen to head finance at Cardinal Logistics Management and its parent company, Cardinal Logistics Holdings, replacing the departing Ed Barnes. Roberts has been controller since he joined the company last year.

Career Education has said that finance chief Reid Simpson has resigned in order to head finance at ShopperTrak. David Rawden of business-advisory company AlixPartners will become interim CFO.

Molecular-diagnostics firm Cepheid has named Ilan Daskal to the top finance spot. Previously, he was CFO of International Rectifier.

Kelly Tompkins has been promoted to lead the finance function at Cliffs Natural Resources. He takes over for Terrance Paradie, who has resigned to become CFO of TransDigm Group. Tompkins started at the firm in 2010 and most recently was executive vice president of business development.

Insurer United Fire Group has chosen Dawn Jaffray to head finance, effective April 27. She joins the company from Soleil Advisory Group, where she also held the top finance spot.

Real-estate investor Green Brick Partners has promoted Richard Costello to finance chief. Costello, who had been vice president of finance since January, succeeds interim CFO John Corley.