CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 24

Hyatt Hotels, Medidata, HKS, National Oilwell Varco, GTT Communications, Scoular, Advanced Energy, Infinity Property and Casualty, GAMCO Investors,...
Joan UrdangApril 24, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 24

Hyatt Hotels has named Atish Shah as interim CFO. Shah, who joined the hotel chain in 2009, had been senior vice president of strategy, financial planning and analysis, and investor relations.

Sam Mudro

Sam Mudro

Architectural design company HKS has chosen Sam Mudro to head finance. Previously, he was senior director of financial planning and analysis at Thomson Reuters.

Rouven Bergmann will become finance chief of Medidata, effective May 18, replacing Cory Douglas. Most recently, Bergmann led the finance function at SAP North America.

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National Oilwell Varco has announced that chief accounting officer Scott Duff will add to his role: he has also been appointed interim CFO. As such, he succeeds Jeremy Thigpen, who has resigned to become CEO of Transocean.

Cloud networking provider GTT Communications has appointed Mike Sicoli to lead the finance function. Most recently, he was principal of consultancy MTS Advisors, which he founded in 2013. He is also a former CEO of Sidera Networks, as well as a former CFO of RCN Corp.

Richard Cogdill has been chosen to head finance at The Scoular Co. Most recently a consultant, he previously held several posts during 18 years at Pilgrim’s Pride, including CFO, treasurer, and secretary.

Advanced Energy Industries has named Thomas Liguori to the top finance spot, effective May 18. He currently leads the finance function at Multi-Fineline Electronix.

CFO Roger Smith has announced that he plans to retire from Infinity Property and Casualty in August. A search is under way to replace Smith, who has been finance chief since 2003.

Robert Zuccaro has announced that he plans to resign as head of finance at GAMCO Investors, effective July 1. He joined the company in 1998 as controller, and then became CFO until leaving the firm in 2003. He rejoined GAMCO in 2011, again as CFO.

Apparel retailer Tilly’s has said that finance chief Jennifer Ehrhardt plans to resign, effective by June. The company has begun a search for her successor.