CFOs On the Move: Week Ending March 12

IHA, Fossil, AliveCor, Ballard Power Systems, Justworks, Tervis, Bausch Health, Chairish, MX, Yumi, Heineken
Lauren MuskettMarch 12, 2021

Maria Bowles

Medical group IHA promoted Maria Bowles to chief financial officer. Bowles joined the medical group in 2018 as the director of finance and budget after working at General Motors for 19 years. She worked in several areas during her time at the car manufacturer, including global finance talent management, investor relations, audit services, and corporate financial planning and analysis. Before joining GM, she worked in the Detroit office of Deloitte & Touche. Bowles takes over for Lowell Sprague, who is stepping down as CFO, but will continue to lead the company’s real estate portfolio and property management endeavors.

Accessory manufacturer Fossil promoted Sunil Doshi, senior vice president global finance and accounting and chief accounting officer, to chief financial officer, effective March 29. Doshi previously served as CFO for Fossil Group’s Americas region from 2012 to 2015. Before rejoining Fossil last year, he served as chief financial officer at Mitra QSR, one of the largest domestic franchisee operators within Yum! Brands. Before that, he was chief financial officer at Zoe’s Kitchen. He started his career at L Brands, where he held various senior finance roles. Doshi replaces Jeffrey Boyer, who will remain chief operating officer.

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Clyde Hosein

Clyde Hosein is the new finance chief at personal EKG device company AliveCor. Hosein was most recently CFO at robotic process automation company Automation Anywhere. He has previously served as chief financial officer at several technology companies, including cloud-based communications company RingCentral and semiconductor product developer Marvell Technology Group.

Ballard Power Systems hired Paul Dobson as CFO, effective March 29. Dobson most recently served as CFO and Interim CEO at Hydro One, an electricity transmission and distribution utility serving Ontario, Canada. Previously, he held senior financial and operating roles at Direct Energy for 15 years, including as CFO and COO. Before that, he served for 10 years at CIBC in various finance, strategy, and business development roles. Dobson replaces Tony Guglielmin, who is retiring after serving as CFO since 2010.

HR technology company Justworks hired Aida Sukys as finance chief. Sukys joins the company from Willis Towers Watson, where she has held multiple finance leadership positions since she joined in 1991, most recently as the group CFO and global head of financial business services.

Hosana Fieber

Hosana Fieber, who is CFO at drinkware company Tervis, will also take on the role of chief operating officer. Fieber has served as finance chief since 2017. She began her tenure at the company in 2009 and has held several roles at the company, including financial planning and analysis manager, controller, and vice president.

Sam Eldessouky was named chief financial officer at Bausch Health. Eldessouky, who joined the pharmaceutical company in 2016, was most recently senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer. Before that, he was senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer at security company Tyco International. Eldessouky succeeds Paul Herendeen, who will take on the newly created role of advisor to the chairman and CEO, effective June 1.

Vintage furniture company Chairish hired Lyle Poindexter as its new CFO. Poindexter was previously vice president of finance at luxury consignment retailer The RealReal and retailer Restoration Hardware, where he led both companies through their IPOs.

Brian Kinion

MX named Brian Kinion as the fintech company’s new chief financial officer. Most recently, Kinion was CFO at freelancing platform Upwork, where he spearheaded the company’s 2018 IPO. Before Upwork, he held financial leadership positions at Marketo and SuccessFactors. Kinion succeeds James Dotter, who was recently named chief business officer.

Yumi hired Goldman Sachs partner Sarah-Marie Martin as the baby food company’s first CFO. She has been a managing director for Goldman’s financial and strategic investors group since 2016. Before that, she spent more than two decades at Credit Suisse.

Heineken CFO Laurence Debroux will step down next month after six years as CFO and be succeeded by Harold van der Broek, currently president of hygiene at British consumer-products company Reckitt Benckiser. Van der Broek will be the eighth new addition to Heineken’s 11-person executive team since Dolf van den Brink took over as CEO in February 2020.