CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 17

Tribune Publishing, MV Transportation, Boxever, Petco, Tech Data, Digital Realty Trust, Callaway Golf, Arista Networks, Potbelly, ServiceSource
Joan UrdangApril 17, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 17

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin

Sandra Martin has been named to the top finance spot at Tribune Publishing. She joined the firm last year as vice president of corporate finance and investor relations, and had been serving as interim CFO since the departure of John Bode.

MV Transportation has appointed Bob Pagorek to lead the finance function. Formerly, he was vice president of operations finance at Navistar International.

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Predictive-marketing and customer-intelligence firm Boxever has named Laura Shesgreen finance chief. Previously, she held the top finance spot at Skype and at eVite.

Petco has chosen Michael Nuzzo to head finance. He is a former chief administrative officer of 4moms, as well as a former CFO of GNC Holdings.

Charles Dannewitz has been promoted to CFO at Tech Data. He will take over for Jeffery Howells, who will retire June 5 after leading finance at the company since 1992. Dannewitz is now CFO, the Americas, at the technology products and services distributor.

Real estate investment trust Digital Realty Trust has selected Andrew Power as its next finance chief. He replaces William Stein, who was named CEO last year. Most recently, Power was managing director of the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Group at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Callaway Golf has named Robert Julian to lead the finance function, effective May 11. He succeeds Brad Holiday, who announced in December that he would retire. Previously, Julian headed finance at Lydall.

Kelyn Brannon, who has been CFO at Arista Networks since 2013, is leaving the company. Arista founder, chairman, and chief development officer Andreas Bechtolsheim will become acting CFO while the firm searches for a permanent replacement for Brannon.

Restaurant chain Potbelly has named Michael Coyne finance chief, effective May 1. He succeeds Charles Talbot, who resigned last month. Previously, Coyne was senior vice president, small business, at CNA Financial.

Robert Pinkerton has been appointed to head finance at ServiceSource International. He takes over for interim CFO Simon Biddiscombe, who will stay on as chief strategy officer through June 30. Formerly, Pinkerton was senior vice president of corporate development at TeleTech Holdings.