David Risley must have had a leg up on the competition. He was named CFO of La-Z-Boy Inc., a Monroe, Mich.-based furniture maker. Risley takes the seat of Frederick “Fritz” Jackson, who will retire next month. Before joining La-Z-Boy, Risley served as VP of finance and CFO of Aeroquip-Vickers Inc., which was recently acquired by Eaton Corp., a Cleveland-based diversified manufacturer.
He Ain’t No Fool: The Motley Fool, a multimedia personal finance company in Alexandria, Va., named Scott Schedler its new CFO. Schedler comes to The Motley Fool with 15 years of experience as a financial manager at The General Electric Company. Most recently, he served as CFO of GE Capital’s container finance division.
Out of Sight: CUseeMe Networks, a software solutions provider in Nashua, N.H., announced the resignation of Christine J. Cox, its CFO and VP of finance. Cox, who joined the company in 1996, has resigned to join MetraTech, a web services billing company in Waltham, MA. CuseeMe, which is completing a merger with First Virtual Communications, Inc. will not conduct a search for a replacement.
Travelbyus, Inc. just picked up Greg Miller to fill the EVP and CFO role. He replaces Richard L. Morgan, former CFO of Aviation Group Inc.,) and Grant Kuramoto, formerly CFO of travelbyus.com Ltd. Miller will also be CFO of the dot-com subsidiary. Morgan will continue with the Reno, Nev.-based company as EVP and secretary of Travelbyus. Miller joins the company from Telepanel Systems Inc., where he served as EVP and COO.
On the Bandwagon: GigaMedia Limited, a provider of broadband Internet access services and Chinese broadband content in Taiwan, announced that CFO Yichun Chang has resigned to pursue other interests. He was succeeded by Winston Hsia. Hsia is a former CFO and founder of an Internet capital formation business, 01 Inc., in Korea. Prior to that, Hsia worked for seven years in the fixed income industry, including terms at Peregrine Investment Holdings and Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong.
CFO Debut: Premiere Conferencing, a Web-based conferencing unit of Atlanta, Ga.-based Ptek Holdings, Inc., announced the appointment of Will Franklin to the position of CFO. Most recently, Franklin served as president and CEO of Clifford Electronics, an international consumer electronics company located in Los Angeles.
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