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Today’s CFOs on the Move:

PawnMart acquires a CFO, while Digital Lava heats up efforts to find a new one.
Michelle GabrielleDecember 21, 2000
  • Too Early for a Gold Watch? Fort Worth-based, PawnMart, Inc., a specialty finance and retail company, announced that Robert W. Schleizer has been appointed SVP and CFO. Schleizer will assume the responsibilities previously held on an interim basis by Monty Standifer. Schleizer has over 20 years of broad financial and operational experience and is currently a partner with Tatum CFO Partners, LLP. Monty plans to continue limited consulting engagements in the areas of corporate finance and capital formation with his firm, Capital Financial Advisors in Galveston, Texas. He had previously retired in 1999 after more than 27 years in retail financial management, treasury functions, financial planning, and business development.
  • E-ruption:
    Digital Lava Inc., a digital publishing and software technology company in Marina Del Rey, Calif., said that its CFO, Danny Gampe will resign at the end of the year for personal reasons. Bennett Lientz will take over as the interim CFO until a replacement is found. Lientz is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant in California.
  • In The Books:
    Bookham Technology Plc, said that its CFO Stephen Cockrell would take early retirement due to health problems. The London-based British optical component maker said Cockrell’s retirement would take effect on December 31. Bookham president Giorgio Anania will act as CFO until the company finds an external candidate to take up Cockrell’s post.
  • Big Softee: Software provider, Oculus Technologies Corporation, announced the appointment of Matthew Tullis as CFO, Ronald Czik as VP of engineering, and Robin Waldman as VP of marketing. Tullis joins the Boston, Mass.- based company with over eight years of industry and management experience from California Bank and Trust, where he served as VP. Czik most recently served as VP of engineering for X-Collaboration Software. Waldman joins Oculus from Prospero Technologies where she held the position of VP of marketing. Oculus also said that it moved its new corporate headquarters to 103 Broad Street in Boston, Mass.
  • Thanks a Billion!
    Abillon Software, a provider of intelligent wireless services and software, announced the addition of James C. Scott as Interim CFO. Scott, who previously served as a principal of Spring Lake, N.J.-based theCFO.com LLC, a provider of CFO services for technology companies, also joined Basking Ridge, N.J.-based, Abillon’s corporate Board of Directors.

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