Heidi, Heidi, Heidi Ho: Heidi Miller, former CFO of Priceline.com Inc. and Citigroup Inc. was appointed vice chairman at New York-based Marsh Inc., the world’s largest insurance broker. Miller, who served as Citigroup’s CFO from 1998 to 2000, left Priceline last November, only eight months after joining the name-your-own-price Internet retailer. Her appointment at Marsh Inc. marks Miller’s return to the financial services sector, where she has spent most of her career. In the new position created for her, Miller will take charge of Marsh’s strategy, administration, communications, e- commerce, finance, human resources and technology.
Energy Boost: Carpinteria, Calif.- based Benton Oil and Gas Co. announced the election of Steven M. Tholen as SVP and CFO. A 20-year veteran of the energy sector, Tholen served as VP and CFO at Penn Virginia Corp. a natural gas producer, from 1995 to 2000. Prior to his post at Penn, Tholen was treasurer at Cabot Oil and Gas Corp. He succeeds David H. Pratt.
Drugstore Cowboy: J.C. Penney Co. Inc.‘s drugstore chain Eckerd Corp. named Dennis Miller as its CFO, replacing Robert Cavanaugh, who became CFO of J.C. Penney. Miller has served as Eckerd’s VP and controller for the past year.
Roaring Lion: SAP AG, a German provider of E-business software, appointed Edward J. Lyons as CFO of SAP America. Prior to SAP, Lyons spent 24 years with Nabisco Holdings Co., most recently as SVP and CFO of Nabisco International. According to a company spokesperson, the CFO position at SAP America has been vacant for more than a year, during which VP of finance Bob Tizio headed the company’s financial department. Tizio continues as VP of finance.
Moore Positions: Moore Corp., a Toronto-based supplier of document formatted information, print outsourcing and data based marketing, appointed Robert Lewis as CFO and executive VP. He will replace Michael Rousseau, who is leaving Moore after a short period to pursue other interests. Lewis joins the company with more than 15 years experience in corporate finance, accounting, and IT management positions, mainly in the printing industry. He was previously CFO at World Color Press.
Caught in the Net: Dallas-based NetCommerce Inc. announced the appointment of Donald W. Prosser as CFO and board member. Prosser was previously CFO of Anything Internet Corp. and Chartwell International Inc. He has been involved with NetCommerce, a holding company operating wholly owned subsidiaries that focus on the Internet, direct marketing and finance, since 2000 as a consultant.
Breaking a Sweat: Oracle Corp. CFO Jeff Henley and board member Donald Lucas exercised options totaling 1.15 million common shares and they plan to sell the stock, worth a combined $36.6 million, Securities and Exchange Commission filings said. Henley, who has been CFO since March 1991, is looking to sell 1 million shares with a market value of $32 million. Lucas, who has sat on the board as a director since March 1980, filed to sell 150,000 shares worth $4.6 million.
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