CFOs on the Move: Week Ending July 3

Pier 1 Imports, Peabody Energy, W.P. Carey, Mead Johnston Nutrition, Tiptree Financial, Vince Holding, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Graco, Zoe's Kitchen
Joan UrdangJuly 3, 2015
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending July 3

Jeffrey Boyer will lead the finance function at Pier 1 Imports, effective July 27, replacing interim CFO Laura Coffey. He joins the firm from Tuesday Morning, where he had been CFO and chief administrative officer since 2013. Before that, he was CFO and then chief operating officer at 24 Hour Fitness.

Amy Schwetz

Amy Schwetz

Peabody Energy has selected Amy Schwetz as its next finance chief, taking over for the departing Michael Crews. Schwetz has held several positions at Peabody, including senior vice president of finance and administration – Australia, vice president of investor relations and senior vice president of finance and administration – Americas.

Real-estate investment trust W.P. Carey has promoted Hisham Kader to the posts of CFO and managing director. As CFO, he succeeds Katy Rice, who has been promoted to the newly created position of senior managing director. Kader started at the firm in 2011 as global corporate controller and was named chief accounting officer the following year.

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Mead Johnson Nutrition has appointed Michel Cup to head finance, effective Sept. 1. He will replace interim CFO Charles Urbain, who will become chief operating officer at that time. Cup comes to the firm from Netherlands coffee-and-tea company D.E. Master Blenders 1753, where he also led the finance function.

Tiptree Financial has chosen Sandra Bell to hold the top finance spot. Formerly, she was finance chief at Prospect Mortgage.

Mark Brody has been named interim CFO at fashion company Vince Holding. He takes over for Lisa Klinger, who has resigned. Previously, Brody, a member of the company’s board since 2008, was managing director and group CFO at Sun Capital Partners.

Twin Disc has named Jeffrey Knutson CFO and treasurer, in addition to his posts as vice president of finance, secretary, and corporate controller. He joined the marine and heavy-duty power-transmission equipment designer, manufacturer, and seller in 2005 as controller of its North American manufacturing division.

Chelle Adams has been appointed to the top finance spot at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. She started at the resort as chief internal auditor, and then became vice president of finance and corporate controller before being named to her new post.

Fluid-handling equipment manufacturer Graco has promoted Christian Rothe to lead the finance function, effective Sept. 1. He replaces James Graner, who announced last year that he would retire. Rothe is now treasurer, and will retain that title after his promotion.

Jason Morgan, who had been finance chief of restaurant chain Zoe’s Kitchen since 2008, has resigned. A search is under way for his successor.