CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Aug. 25

T. Rowe Price, J. Crew, Intuit, Symetra Financial, Brinker, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Dean Foods, Analog Devices, PS Business Parks, Photronics
Joan UrdangAugust 25, 2017
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Aug. 25

Céline Dufétel will take over the top finance spot at T. Rowe Price Group in February, replacing Ken Moreland, who will retire after nearly 14 years at the company. Dufétel is now a managing director and global head of marketing and client service at Neuberger Berman.

Tommie Brooks

Tommie Brooks

Symetra Financial has promoted finance chief Margaret Meister to CEO and president, effective Feb. 1. She will be replaced as CFO by chief actuary Tommie Brooks at that time.

J. Crew Group has promoted Vincent Zanna to CFO and treasurer. Zanna, who joined the company in 2009, had been senior vice president of finance and treasurer since last year.

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Neil Williams, who has led the finance function at Intuit since January 2008, plans to leave the company next January. Michelle Clatterbuck, senior vice president of finance for the firm’s consumer tax group as well as acting finance leader for its small business group, will succeed him on Feb. 1.

Casual-dining restaurant chain Brinker International has promoted Joseph Taylor to the top finance spot. He joined the company in 1999 as vice president of finance, and has been interim CFO since April.

Jean Franchi has taken over as head of finance at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals. She previously led the finance function at Dimension Therapeutics.

Dean Foods said that finance chief Chris Bellairs will leave the firm on Sept. 1. Chief accounting officer Scott Vopni will become interim CFO while the company searches for Bellairs’ successor.

Prashanth Mahendra-Rajah has been named CFO and senior vice president of finance at analog-technology firm Analog Devices, effective Sept. 28. He will take over from interim CFO Eileen Wynne, who will retain her other post as chief accounting officer. Mahendra-Rajah currently heads finance at WABCO Holdings.

Real estate investment trust PS Business Parks said that CFO and secretary Edward Stokx has resigned, effective Aug. 31. President and CEO Maria Hawthorne will become principal accounting officer and principal financial officer until Stokx’s replacement has been named.

Photomask manufacturer Photronics announced that Sean Smith, who has been finance chief since 2002, will retire, effective Sept. 4. He will stay on as principal accounting officer through September, and then will remain a consultant through early December. John Jordan, CFO, treasurer, and controller at AstroNova, will take over the top finance spot on Sept. 5.