Passing the Buck

Dollar General hires a new CFO, along with Accelerated Networks and TeraNex.
Jennifer CaplanFebruary 20, 2001
  • Good Deal: Dollar General Corp., a Goodlettsville, Tenn.- based discount convenience store chain, announced that James Hagan has been named EVP and CFO, succeeding Brian Burr. Hagan was previously CFO at parking garage operator Central Parking. Dollar did not say what Burr’s position at the 5,000-store chain would be when Hagan takes over in 30 days.
  • Life In the Fast Lane: Moorpark, Ca.-based telecommunications equipment maker Accelerated Networks named H. Michael Hogan as vice president and CFO, replacing former CFO Fred Boyer, who has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Hogan, a principal with Regent Pacific Management Corp., most recently served as CFO of Valencia, Ca.-based 3D Systems.
  • Improving Lines of Communication: TeraNex, an Orlando, Fla.- based provider of real-time video computing platforms, applications, and services for broadcast, film, post-production and streaming, announced today that Mark Heimbouch has joined the company as CFO. Heimbouch brings 14 years of experience with private and public equity and debt markets, and international, merger and acquisition expertise to TeraNex. Prior to joining the company, Heimbouch was the CFO of Duro Communications, an Internet service provider in the Southeast.
  • Applied Finance: Mark Lawlor has been appointed CFO at Aspre, a Horsham, Pa.-based eBusiness application service provider (ASP). As Aspre’s first CFO, Lawlor will manage strategic partnerships, and focus on strategic planning. Prior to joining Aspre, Lawlor spent three years with an insurance services startup business in Fort Washington, Pa. as VP of finance and administration.
  • Here’s the Gist of It: New York-based Gist Communications, an independent producer of interactive television guides and applications, announced the appointment of James Cantalini to the CFO post. Cantalini will manage Gist’s overall financial responsibilities, including international strategies, merger and acquisitions, capital raising and alliance negotiations. Cantalini comes to Gist from UBS Warburg where he was a managing director. Prior to Warburg he ran Spring Capital Group, a private investment boutique specializing in international privatization and private equity fund-raising.
  • Getting In Shape: Health Fitness Corporation, a Minneapolis, Indiana-based providers of corporate health, fitness, recreational and occupational health services, announced that Wes Winnekins has joined the company as CFO. Winnekins was formerly CFO at, a privately held provider of online learning products for corporations. Prior to that position, he served as CFO and VP of operations for Reality Interactive, a publicly held developer of CD-ROMs and online training for the corporate market.
  • Deserting Sunnyvale: Hyseq, a Sunnyvale, Ca.-based, biopharmaceutical company, announced that Mark Gitter, its CFO, resigned to pursue other interests. Gitter, who has served as the company’s CFO since March 1999, was previously Hyseq’s director of finance and controller since July 1998. Gitter will continue in his role as CFO until at least March 31 to help with the transition, the company said in a statement.