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The Skinny on Calvin Klein’s New COO

Also, BlackHog, ICTV, and Pathfire appoint new CFOs.
Lisa YoonFebruary 14, 2001
  • Nothing Comes Between William Finkelstein and His Calvins: Warnaco Group Inc. announced that it named its CFO Finkelstein to the New York-based apparel maker’s Calvin Klein unit, where he will be COO of the $900 million jeans and underwear businesses. To fill in the CFO post, Warnaco brought in Philip Terenzio, former VP and controller of BestFoods, a unit of Unilever Plc/NV. The changes come closely following the settlement of a bitter dispute between Calvin Klein Inc. and Warnaco, in which Calvin Klein accused Warnaco of wrongfully selling the designer’s jeans to discount retail clubs.
  • Hogging the Spotlight: Sunnyvale, Calif.-based procurement- applications developer BlackHog Inc. named Joe McCarthy as CFO. McCarthy joins the privately held firm from Kana Communications, a customer relationship management software maker, where he was the finance chief.
  • John Taft is no couch potato. He’s been named CFO of interactive-television company ICTV. Taft joins the Los Gatos, Calif.-based firm from Condor Systems Inc., where he was CFO and secretary.
  • On the Right Path: Business-to-business digital content firm Pathfire Inc. appointed Neal McEwen as CFO. He joins the Atlanta-based firm form VerticalOne, where he was a co-founding CFO and president.
  • “What I’d really like to do is direct…” Former Chase Manhattan Bank CFO Mike Esposito was named as director on the board of LiveCapital. The San Mateo, Calif., firm provides real-time credit and financing for businesses.

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