United Airlines has appointed Gerald Laderman acting CFO. He takes over for John Rainey, who resigned to become finance chief at PayPal Holdings. A 27-year veteran of the airline, Laderman had been senior vice president of finance, procurement, and treasurer.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has selected Kenneth Kay to lead the finance function, replacing Dene Stratton. A co-founder of investment firm Raven LLC, he is also a former finance chief of Las Vegas Sands Corp. and of CB Richard Ellis Group.
Steven Berns has resigned from the top finance spot at Tribune Media, effective Aug. 11. Chandler Bigelow, CFO from 2008 until 2013 and now chief strategies and operations officer, will add to his responsibilities when he becomes interim CFO on Aug. 12.
Sprint has chosen Tarek Robbiati to head finance, succeeding the departing Joseph Euteneuer. Previously, Robbiati was CEO and managing director at Australian firm FlexiGroup.
Jim Shay has been appointed to lead the finance function at Hallmark Cards, effective Sept. 8. He succeeds Tim Griffith, who is retiring at the end of the year after 37 years at the company, the past 8 as head of finance. Formerly, Shay was CFO of Great Plains Energy and of Kansas City Power & Light.
Wireless distributor Brightstar has named Reza Taleghani to head finance. He replaces Vincent Donargo, who has been appointed executive vice president of financial operations and transformation. Taleghani comes to the company after 17 years at J.P.Morgan, where he held such posts as managing director and market manager in the private bank at J.P.Morgan Asset Management.
Kathleen Philips has been promoted to finance chief at Zillow Group. She takes over for Chad Cohen, who resigned effective Aug. 7. Philips had been chief operating officer since 2013.
Barry Hytinen has been promoted to the top finance spot at Tempur Sealy International, replacing Dale Williams. Hytinen has been at the bedding provider since 2005, most recently as executive vice president, corporate development and finance.
SandRidge Energy has appointed Julian Bott to lead the finance function, succeeding the retiring Eddie LeBlanc. Bott had headed finance at Texas American Resources since 2009.
Pharmaceutical firm Akorn has named Randall Pollard chief accounting officer and interim CFO. As interim finance chief, he takes over for Timothy Dick, who is leaving the company. Pollard joined Akorn in April as corporate controller.