Catch of the Day

Tracy Martin joins Red Herring as finance chief.
Michelle GabrielleApril 11, 2001
  • 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.