CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 15

Amway, True Value, Apollo Education, ConnectWise, Momentive Performance Materials, Aviat, Universal American, Synaptics, Tata Communications, Botto...
Joan UrdangMay 15, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 15

Amway has chosen Mark Stevens to fill the top finance spot. He takes over for Mike Cazer, who was named chief operating officer last year. Formerly, Stevens was vice president of worldwide sales at Apple.

Deborah O’Connor has been appointed to lead the finance function at True Value, replacing David Shadduck. She joins the hardware cooperative from OfficeMax, where she was senior vice president of integration and finance.

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Eileen Kamerick

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Eileen Kamerick has been named CFO and treasurer of business-management platform ConnectWise. Previously, she was CFO of Press Ganey Associates; CFO and managing director of Houlihan Lokey; and CFO, Americas, of Amoco.

Private education provider Apollo Education Group has said that finance chief Brian Swartz has resigned, effective May 15. Joseph D’Amico, who retired from the company in 2013, has been named interim CFO. During his former time at Apollo, D’Amico served in several posts, including president, CFO, and chief operating officer.

Momentive Performance Materials has appointed Erick Asmussen to lead the finance function effective May 26, succeeding interim CFO Brian Berger. Most recently, Asmussen headed finance at GrafTech International.

Ralph Marimon has been named to the top finance spot at Aviat Networks, effective May 26. He now heads finance at QuickLogic.

Adam Thackery has been promoted to finance chief at insurance-firm holding company Universal American. As CFO, Thackery, who has been senior vice president of financial planning and analysis since 2008, replaces president and CFO Robert Waegelein, who will retire on May 31.

Synaptics, which produces human-interface products, has selected Wajid Ali to head finance. He takes over for Kathleen Bayless, who announced in December that she would retire. Previously, Ali was controller at Teledyne Technologies.

Tata Communications has named Pratibha Advani to the top finance spot. Most recently, she was finance chief at NIIT Technologies, and before that was CFO of Barclays Shared Services Private Ltd.

Rick Booth has been chosen to lead the finance function at Bottomline Technologies. Formerly, he was corporate controller at Sapient.