Today’s CFOs on the Move (Update)

Even Better Homes and Gardens for one-time CFO Stephen Lacy.
Lisa YoonNovember 14, 2000
  • Domestic Bliss: Home-and-family media company Meredith Corp. said Christopher M. Little, SVP and president of Meredith Publishing Group, is retiring effective December 31. He will be succeeded by one-time CFO Stephen M. Lacy, who will also keep his current job as president of Meredith interactive and integrated marketing group. Lacy joined Des Moines, Iowa.-based company in 1998 as VP and CFO, and stepped into his current job in March this year. The publishing groups brands include the magazines Better Homes and Gardens and Ladies’ Home Journal.
  • The Missing Link: Dallas-based viaLink Co. said it appointed William P. Creasman to the posts of CFO, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Creasman joined the company, which provides subscription-based provider of business-to- business services to the food industry, in August as a VP. Before that, he was VP, general counsel, and secretary at TCBY Enterprises. He succeeds J. Andrew Kerner, who resigned to accept a position with another company.
  • Escape to Workscape: Phil Douglas is now CFO of Reston, Vir.-based human- resources technology provider Workscape Inc. He joins Workscape from Softwatch, where he was CFO. Douglas replaces George Bickerstaff.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Robert Schiller was named CFO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Armor Holdings Inc. He replaces Nicholas Winiewicz, who left the security-products maker to pursue other opportunities. Schiller keeps his title of executive VP.
  • Dying to Change Jobs: Hillenbrand Industries Inc., which makes caskets, finances funerals and provides beds, stretchers and other items to hospitals, said VP and CFO Donald G. Barger Jr., has resigned, effective in mid-December. The Batesville, Ind.-based company said Barger accepted a position as SVP and CFO of Yellow Corp. in Overland Park, Kan. He will remain with Hillenbrand until mid- December while the company conducts a search for his successor.
  • A Move to the Center: Web-services platform builder Epicentric Inc. named Vincent Fleming CFO. Fleming joins the San Francisco-based company from IT software firm Attest Systems Inc., where he was CFO and treasurer.
  • Douglas B. Smith was appointed CFO of management consulting firm Peppers and Rogers Group. He joins the Norwalk, Conn.- based company from Primedia, where he was SVP and treasurer.