The Real Issue: Tracy Martin was appointed VP and CFO of Red Herring Communications Inc., an integrated network of media properties. Martin has been with the San Francisco-based company since December 1999. Before joining Red Herring, he was director and corporate controller of NeoMagic Corp., a semiconductor company. He also held a variety of senior financial positions with Apple Computer Inc. and Price Waterhouse LLC.
Phegley is in the House: Warehouse supermarket chain Smart & Final Inc. named treasurer Richard Phegley, as CFO, replacing Martin Lynch, who will retire at the end of May. Lynch was with the company for 12 years.
Which Way Did He Go: MGI Software Corp., a provider of E-commerce imaging and digital video software, said that its CFO Rodney S. Davis has “left the company effective immediately.” No reason was given for his departure. The company said a search for a new CFO has been launched and it expects to announce a replacement soon.
Care for the Best: LogistiCare Inc., a national transportation management company, announced that Eric A. Karl has joined the company as its CFO. Prior to joining the College Park, Ga.-based firm, Karl was CFO of Biomedical Disposal Inc. in Atlanta.
Solid as a Rock: Digital Lava Inc. named Bennet Lientz Jr. as CFO. Lientz has served as interim CFO for the Marina Del Rey, Calif.-based publishing company since December and will now assume the position permanently. Lientz’s experience includes positions at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Rainmaker Digital Pictures, and Digital Domain Inc., where he held various financial positions.
Getting Connected: Amber Networks, a provider of Internet protocol infrastructure products, appointed Michael Johnson SVP and CFO. Prior to joining the Fremont, Calif.-based company, Johnson was VP and CFO of CacheFlow Inc., a manufacturer of content- intelligent networks.
Independence Day: Independent Bank Corp., an Iona, Mich.- based bank holding company, named Robert Shuster to succeed William Kohls as CFO. Kohls will be leaving in the fall to attend graduate school and pursue a teaching opportunity. Shuster has worked with Standard Federal Bank and Arthur Anderson.
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