CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Aug. 18

Norfolk Southern, SpartanNash, Lucktastic, Diamond Resorts, Financial Engines, NeoPhotonics, Redwood Trust, Pier 1 Imports, Sanmina, Brown Jordan
Joan UrdangAugust 18, 2017
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Aug. 18

Cynthia Earhart has been named to head finance at Norfolk Southern, taking over for interim CFO Thomas Hurlbut. Earhart joined the transportation firm in 1985 and previously was chief information officer.

Mark Shamber

Mark Shamber

Grocery distributor SpartanNash has appointed Mark Shamber to lead the finance function, effective Sept. 11. Most recently a consultant, Shamber, who succeeds interim CFO Thomas Van Hall, formerly was finance chief at United Natural Foods.

Rick Busch has been appointed to the top finance spot at Lucktastic, an entertainment and free app destination. He formerly headed finance at Publishers Clearing House.

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Diamond Resorts International has named Peter Crage finance chief. He replaces Alan Bentley, who will be an adviser to the company until he retires on Dec. 31. Crage had been CFO at SeaWorld Entertainment.

Investment adviser Financial Engines has chosen Craig Foster to lead the finance function, effective next month. Foster, who takes over for the retiring Ray Sims, formerly headed finance at Amobee.

Elizabeth Eby has been named finance chief at NeoPhotonics, which develops and manufactures optical-network components. Eby, who succeeds interim CFO Sandra Waechter, previously worked at Intel, where she most recently was vice president of finance and group CFO for the Internet of Things Group.

Redwood Trust has promoted Collin Cochrane to the top finance spot, effective Sept. 1. He takes over for Chris Abate, who was promoted to president last year and has been serving as interim CFO since then. Cochrane has been managing director and controller since 2013.

Jeffrey Boyer, who heads finance at retailer Pier 1 Imports, has resigned to take on the top finance spot at Fossil Group. Pier 1 will name an executive search group to find a replacement for Boyer, whose resignation is effective Oct. 3.

Electronic-components manufacturer Sanmina has promoted David Anderson to finance chief, effective Oct. 2. He will succeed Bob Eulau, whose promotion to CEO was announced in July. Anderson joined the company in 2002 and has been principal accounting officer and corporate controller since 2013.

Furniture manufacturer Brown Jordan International has appointed Jeff Leonard to the top finance spot. Most recently, he headed finance at The Hillman Group.