The Qwest for a New Finance Chief

Qwest Communications's Woodruff to retire.
Michelle GabrielleMarch 1, 2001
  • And So The Search Begins:
    Qwest Communications International Inc., a Denver, Colo.-based broadband Internet communications company, said Robert S. Woodruff, executive VP and CFO, is retiring from Qwest on March 2 as planned to spend more time with his family. Robin R. Szeliga, SVP of finance, will be the interim CFO while a search for a replacement continues. Szeliga joined Qwest in November 1997. In 1999, Woodruff took home $239,780 in salary and $271,816 in all other compensation.
  • CFO to the Max: Rockville, Md.-based scientific software maker InforMax Inc. named John Marshall Green as its CFO. Green replaces Joseph Lehnen, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Previously, Green was executive VP of North American operations for HMSHost Corp., formerly Host Marriott Services Corp., a food, beverage, and retail merchandise concessionaire.
  • Powers Be Gone: Vodavi Technology Inc. CFO Tammy Powers has left the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based business telecommunications solutions provider to pursue other interests. Vodavi president and CEO Gregory Roeper has assumed the position of CFO on an interim basis until the company finds a permanent replacement.
  • Top o’ the Mornin’ for Parthus: Dublin-based Parthus Technologies Plc, a developer of platform-level technology for the mobile Internet, named a new president and CFO, effective immediately. Kevin Fielding, a board member and formerly COO, was named president, responsible for the financial and operating objectives for the company. VP of finance Elaine Coughlan was promoted to CFO. Other executive appointments at Parthus include board member and former CFO Peter McManamon to the post of executive VP for corporate development. The company said it made these changes with an eye toward Parthus’s increasing mergers and acquisitions.
  • Leaving to Find A Whole New World: Paladin Labs Inc., a Montreal-based producer of pharmaceuticals, announced that Lennie Ryer has resigned from his position as CFO of to pursue other interests. President and CEO Jonathan Goodman will act as interim CFO until the firm names a Ryer’s successor.