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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 20

Merkle, Morris Publishing, WSFS Financial, Houlihan's Restaurants, Metabiota, Zendesk, Benefitfocus, Liberty Property Trust, Bunge, Extreme Networks
Joan UrdangMay 20, 2016
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending May 20

Marketing agency Merkle has chosen Sean Creamer to lead the finance function. He is a former CFO of The Madison Square Garden Co.

Delinda Fogel

Delinda Fogel

Delinda Fogel has been promoted to the top finance spot at media firm Morris Publishing Group. She had been publisher of The St. Augustine Record and of staugustine.com.

WSFS Financial has appointed Dominic Canuso as its next finance chief, effective June 13. Interim CFO Rodger Levenson will return to his former post as chief corporate development officer. Canuso comes to the financial services firm from Barclaycard US, where he was senior director of finance.

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Houlihan’s Restaurants has named Bob Nygren lead the finance function. He joins the restaurant chain from Newk’s Eatery, where he also was CFO; before that, he was vice president of finance at Appelbee’s.

Risk-analytics provider Metabiota has selected Michael Bell to head finance. Previously, he was CFO of Singulex and of Novartis Diagnostics.

Zendesk has named Elena Gomez to fill the top finance spot, succeeding Alan Black. Formerly, she was senior vice president of finance and strategy at Salesforce.

Cloud-based benefits-management software provider Benefitfocus has appointed Dennis Story as its next finance chief, replacing Milt Alpern, who retired in March. Story, who starts his new position on July 1, previously headed finance at Manhattan Associates.

Christopher Papa has been named to lead the finance function at Liberty Property Trust, effective June 1. He takes over for George Alburger, who is retiring from that post but will stay on at the company as an adviser until the end of the year. Most recently, Papa held the top finance spot at Post Properties.

Finance chief Drew Burke plans to retire from agribusiness Bunge at the end of the year. He has been at the firm since 2002 and was appointed interim CFO in 2010 and CFO the following year. A search for internal and external candidates to succeed him is under way.

Extreme Networks has chosen Drew Davies to fill the top finance spot, effective June 1. Davies, who replaces Ken Arola, formerly was corporate controller at Marvell Semiconductor.

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