Today’s CFOs on the Move:

Good news at PeopleSoft: profits, and a new CFO.
Lisa YoonOctober 18, 2000
  • Power to the People: PeopleSoft Inc. named Kevin Parker to the CFO post. The news came as the company announced a healthy third- quarter profit, compared to a loss a year ago. Parker succeeds Steve Hill, who was promoted to SVP of business development at the Pleasanton, Calif., business- management-software maker. Parker joins PeopleSoft from Aspect Communications Corp., a San Jose, Calif., CRM-software maker.
  • What a Genius: Robert C. Ellis was named interim CFO of Golden, Colo.-based Einstein/Noah Bagel Corp. The former independent financial consultant takes over from Paula E. Manley, who resigned to take the CFO post at Follet Higher Education Group in Oak Brook, Ill. Manley made more than $291,000 last year. And lots of free bagels.
  • Hypercom Corp.’s latest transaction is with Jonathon E. Killmer. The Phoenix-based maker of point-of-sale and network payment systems, including credit-card- swiping equipment, appointed Killmer as COO, in addition to his existing gig as CFO and chief administrative officer. His compensation was more than $315,000 last year.
  • A Major Breakthrough: Georgia Law was named CFO of Breakthrough Software Inc.. Law joins the San Jose, Calif.-based ebusiness software maker from, an ebusiness personalization platform maker, where she was VP of finance. Law is Breakthrough’s first CFO.
  • Music to His Ears: James W. Cruckshank was named VP and CFO of music and movie retailer Cruckshank joins the Portland, Ore., company from application-service-provider He’s Djangos’s first CFO.
  • Looking good on paper is Duane DeSisto, the CFO of, who has added COO to his title. PaperExchange is a e-business- solutions-provider to the pulp and paper industry.
  • Wide Eyeris: Denver-based software firm Eyeris Inc. named former US West CFO Allan Spies to its board.