CFOs On the Move: Week Ending November 13

Cisco, Fifth Third, Broadridge, Hilco Redevelopment, Lufthansa, HydraFacial, Resolute Forest Products, Spring Lane Capital
Lauren MuskettNovember 13, 2020

R. Scott Herren

Cisco named R. Scott Herren finance chief, effective December 18. Since November 2014, Herren served as CFO and senior vice president at design and engineering software company Autodesk. At Autodesk, he helped the company transform its business model from perpetual licenses to SaaS and recurring subscriptions. Before that, he worked at Citrix Systems, where he served in a variety of leadership roles during his 14-year tenure and was most recently senior vice president of finance. Before Citrix, Herren spent more than 15 years in senior strategy and financial positions at FedEx and IBM. Herren succeeds Kelly Kramer, who is retiring after nine years at the company.

Jamie Leonard

Fifth Third Bancorp appointed Jamie Leonard as CFO. Leonard, who joined the company in 1999, most recently served as chief risk officer. Leonard previously served as treasurer, overseeing the bank’s investment portfolio, funding and liquidity, capital management, and investor relations. Before that, he was the director of business planning and analysis. Leonard replaces Tayfun Tuzun, who left the bank to become the new finance chief at BMO Financial Group.

Edmund Reese has been appointed chief financial officer at Broadridge Financial Solutions, effective November 30. Reese joins the fintech firm from American Express, where he most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of the Global consumer services group. He joined American Express in 2009 and has held several financial leadership positions, including senior vice president, head of investor relations, and CFO positions across the global lending, travel, and global business services businesses. Before American Express, he held senior finance positions at Merrill Lynch and Citigroup Smith Barney.

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John Collins

Hilco Redevelopment Partners hired John Collins as chief financial officer. Collins was most recently CFO at Link Industrial Properties. Before that, he was finance chief at the U.S. operations of Global Logistic Properties and its predecessor company IndCor Properties, where he oversaw the financial operations of over $15 billion in assets under management. He also held roles of increasing responsibility in finance for Pearlmark Real Estate Partners, Ernst & Young, and Grant Thornton.

Remco Steenbergen will become CFO at airline Lufthansa on January 1. Most recently, he was chief financial officer at chocolate and cocoa products company Barry Callebaut Group in Switzerland. Before that, he worked at Philips and KPMG. Steenbergen takes over for Carsten Spohr, Chairman of the executive board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG, who has been serving as interim CFO.

Liyuan Woo

The HydraFacial Company named Liyuan Woo as its new chief financial officer. Woo was most recently chief operating officer and CFO at virtual reality brand The VOID. Throughout her career, Woo provided leadership to both growth-oriented and turnaround situations and had experiences in global brands such as SharkNinja, Gymboree, Bebe, and Deloitte.

Remi Lalonde has been promoted to president and CEO at Resolute Forest Products. Lalonde has worked at Resolute for 11 years, rising through a series of successive roles in corporate, manufacturing, and senior leadership. He has been serving as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer since November 2018, after serving briefly as vice president for strategy, M&A, business development, and procurement. Lalonde takes over for Yves Laflamme, who is retiring after 39 years at the company.

Spring Lane Capital named Ann Leng CFO and chief operating officer. She joins the private equity firm from AC Investment Management, where she was CFO for over ten years. She was previously CFO at the business services company Innovation Group. Leng started her career in financial services as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers, before working at Ivy Asset Management, a subsidiary of Bank of New York.