CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 24

Avery Dennnison, Taser, Thor Equities, Roper Technologies, Entercom, National Instruments, American Tire Distributors, Libbey, Wedbush Securities
Joan UrdangMarch 24, 2017
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 24

Avery Dennison has appointed Gregory Lovins as interim CFO, replacing Anne Bramman, who is leaving the firm. He has been treasurer, a job he will keep, since August; before that, he was vice president of global finance for the materials group (now label and graphic materials).

Jawad Ahsan

Jawad Ahsan

Jawad Ahsan has been named to the top finance spot at Taser International, which offers public-safety technologies. Most recently, he headed finance at Market Track.

Urban real-estate developer and manager Thor Equities has named Fess Wofse as finance chief. He formerly led the finance function at Apollo Global Real Estate Management.

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Robert Crisci has been promoted to the top finance spot at Roper Technologies, effective May 15. He will take over for John Humphrey, who is retiring this year. Crisci is now vice president of finance and investor relations.

Radio broadcasting company Entercom Communications has chosen Richard Schmaeling to head finance, effective April 18, replacing Steve Fisher. Most recently CFO of Travel Leaders Group, he previously was CFO of LIN Media and vice president of finance at Dow Jones.

National Instruments has appointed Karen Rapp to lead the finance function, effective May 9. She previously was senior vice president of corporate development at NXP Semiconductor.

Bill Williams has been named CFO at American Tire Distributors. He is a former CFO Engagement Partner at Tatum Randstad Holdings.

Glass-tableware maker Libbey named James Burmeister to lead the finance function. He succeeds interim CFO Ronni Smith, who will return to her role as corporate controller. Burmeister will join the firm on March 30 from The Anderson’s Inc., where he is treasurer and vice president of finance.

Steven Fife has been named to the top finance spot at LifeVantage. He previously was CFO and COO at Evidera.

Wedbush Securities has selected David Weaver to head finance. He joined the firm as a consultant last year; before that, he was director, fund accounting, at Globeop Financial Services.