CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 31

Dunkin' Brands, Gibraltar, Silver Spring Networks, Federal Signal, EPAM, Nationstar Mortgage, Progress Software, Westmoreland Coal, Itron, Swift En...
Joan UrdangMarch 31, 2017
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending March 31

Dunkin’ Brands Group, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, said that finance chief Paul Carbone is leaving the firm, effective April 21. Vice president of finance and treasurer Kate Jaspon will become interim CFO while the company searches for a permanent successor to Carbone.

Kate Jaspon

Kate Jaspon

Building-products manufacturer and distributor Gibraltar Industries has promoted Timothy Murphy to the top finance spot, effective April 1. Murphy, who is now secretary and treasurer, replaces Kenneth Smith, who is retiring.

Silver Spring Networks has chosen Catriona Fallon as its next CFO. She takes over for interim CFO Ken Gianella, who will become senior vice president, finance, and treasurer. Fallon previously headed finance at Marin Software.

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Ian Hudson has been named interim CFO at Federal Signal. Hudson, who replaces Brian Cooper, will also remain corporate controller, a post he has held since 2013.

EPAM Systems, a software engineering solutions and product-development provider, has selected Jason Peterson to lead the finance function. He will join the company on April 5 and take over for resigning finance chief Anthony Conte on May 10. Peterson is a former vice president of finance, M&A, and due diligence at Cognizant Technology Solutions.

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings has named Amar Patel interim CFO, succeeding Robert Stiles. Patel was executive vice president of portfolio investments at the residential mortgage-services provider from 2011 until 2016.

Gary Kohn has been named to the top finance spot at Westmoreland Coal. Kohn, who joined the firm last year as vice president of investor relations and treasurer, has been interim CFO since November.

Progress Software announced that chief accounting officer Paul Jalbert has been appointed to head finance. Jalbert, who joined the firm in 2012, takes over for Kurt Abkemeier, who is leaving the company.

Technology and services firm Itron said that finance chief Mark Schmitz is leaving the company. Itron has begun a search for his successor; in the meantime, Robert Farrow, vice president of strategic planning and treasury, will serve as interim CFO.

Swift Energy has named G. Gleeson Van Riet to the top finance spot. He replaces Alton Heckaman, who is retiring. Van Riet formerly headed finance at Sanchez Energy.