Zagat Finds a Gem

Plus, Keefe, Bruyette banks on a new CFO.
Lisa YoonJanuary 22, 2001
  • Steven C. DeLorenzo gets a perfect 30 for service from Zagat Survey LLC. The New York-based provider of consumer survey- based dining and travel information named DeLorenzo as its “first-ever” CFO. According to Zagat, the former CFO of Pseudo Programs Inc., a streaming media company, will be “invaluable to achieving the company’s growth plans” with his “15 years of financial experience.” The company did not indicate whether DeLorenzo serves after 11 pm.
  • A Sound Investment: Investment- banking and brokerage firm Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods Inc. named Jeffrey L. Fox as its new finance chief. Fox joins the New York-based firm from First Union Brokerage Services, where he was CFO. He succeeds Guy Woelk, who is retiring after 17 years with KBW.
  • Is Bob Barton good for what ails Inc.? The online pharmacy, which is cutting 120 jobs to reduce costs, said Barton will replace David Rostov as VP of finance and CFO. Barton was previously VP and general manager of pharmacy operations of the Bellevue, Wash.- based firm. Rostov is resigning to pursue other endeavors. He made $145,600 in 1999.
  • James Sievers will be changing into some more casual clothes this summer. He’s retiring as president and CFO of Downers Grove, Ill.-based Spiegel Inc., the specialty retailer that runs Eddie Bauer and Newport News in addition to its catalogue business, on June 30. Eddie Bauer CFO Jim Cannataro will succeed Sievers as CFO. Sievers made $1 million and exercised $147,000 in options in FY1999.
  • Capital One Financial Corp. is giving David Willey some credit. The Falls Church, Va.-based credit card company named Willey as executive VP and CFO. Willey was previously the firm’s SVP of corporate financial management. He will continue to serve as director of Capital One’s principal subsidiaries, Capital One Bank and Capital One, FSB, where he is also president.
  • Hot Wheels: Tire distributor TBC Corp. named Thomas Garvey as CFO. Garvey was executive VP of Tire Kingdom, a tire retailer that the Memphis- based TBC acquired in June 2000. Garvey replaces Ronald McCollough, who is retiring.