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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending June 10

IMAX, Coach, Edison Int'l, Assurant, Ruby Tuesday, DSW, Colfax, Nexteer Automotive, DeVry Education, Beam Suntory
Joan UrdangJune 10, 2016
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending June 10

Design house Coach said that CFO Jane Nielsen is leaving the company. Coach is undertaking a search for candidates to succeed Nielsen, who is expected to depart in August.

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Patrick McClymont has been chosen to lead the finance function at IMAX, effective Aug. 8. McClymont, who replaces Joe Sparacio, previously headed finance at Sotheby’s.

Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, has promoted Maria Rigatti to the top finance spot, effective Sept. 30 upon the retirement of W. James Scilacci. Rigatti currently is finance chief at SCE.

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Assurant has chosen Richard Dziadzio as its next CFO and treasurer, effective July 18. He replaces Christopher Pagano, who will become chief risk officer, a newly created post. Most recently, Dziadzio headed finance at QBE North America.

Sue Briley has been named interim CFO of Ruby Tuesday. She has been vice president of finance since July 2014.

Mary Meixelsperger has resigned from the top finance spot at DSW. Jared Poff, treasurer and vice president of finance, business development, will become interim CFO and senior vice president of finance until a permanent replacement for Meixelsperger is found.

Manufacturing and engineering firm Colfax has selected Christopher Hix to head finance. Hix, who takes over for Scott Brannan, will join the company on July 1 and become CFO after it files its Form 10-Q for the second quarter the following month. Formerly, Hix was finance chief of OM Group.

William Quigley has been appointed to the top finance spot at Nexteer Automotive. He previously led the finance function at Dana Holding Corp. and at Visteon.

DeVry Education Group has promoted chief accounting officer and treasurer Patrick Unzicker to CFO and treasurer. As head of finance, he succeeds the departing Timothy Wiggins, who had held the post for almost five years.

Spirits manufacturer Beam Suntory has promoted chief supply-chain officer John Owen to finance chief, effective July 1. Owen has been at the company since 2013; before that, he worked at Avon Products for 30 years, where he held several posts, including CFO of North America.