Interim Head of the Charles

Charles River Associates CFO leaves; former Winstar CFO gets a new gig; more.
Michelle GabrielleApril 18, 2001
  • Jumping Ship: Charles River Associates Inc., a Boston-based financial consulting firm, said its CFO Laurel Morrison will resign for personal reasons at the end of the month. The company’s controller, Marybeth Celorier, was named interim CFO while the company seeks a permanent replacement for Morrison. Morrison will also resign from the company’s board of directors.
  • A Shoe-In: sports retailer Vans Inc. named Andrew Greenebaum to the new post of CFO. Greenebaum had previously been CFO of eCompanies, an Internet venture capital fund. Kyle Wescoat will continue as VP of finance of the Santa Fe Springs, Calif.-based Vans until Greenebaum takes over.
  • Fred Rubin, former SVP and treasurer of Winstar Communications Inc., a broadband telecommunications services provider, is keeping the lines of communication open. He was named EVP and CFO of AirMedia, a global Internet-based wireless communications company in New York. Just in time: the New York-based Winstar filed for bankruptcy today.
  • Denver-based local telephone service provider Qwest Communications International Inc. called on Robin Szeliga to be its permanent CFO. Szeliga was named interim CFO last month, after working for Qwest since 1998. The company also named Afshin Mohebbi as its president and COO.
  • Time For a Change: Tibco Software Inc., a maker of software for real-time Internet transactions, said that CFO Paul Hansen resigned to pursue personal interests. Hansen joined the Palo Alto, Calif.-based Tibco in July 1998 from Adaptec Inc., a Milpitas, Calif.-based data storage products maker, where he had also been CFO. TIBCO said that it would begin a search for a CFO and that VP of finance Chris O’Meara would assume financial responsibilities in the interim.
  • At Your Service: Webster Financial Corp., a Waterbury, Conn.- based financial services company, named William Healy CFO, replacing Joseph Carlson. Carlson had been acting as CFO on a consulting basis since John Brennan, who had held the position since 1990, passed away in May 2000. Healy joins the bank from Summit Bancorp, where he had been CFO.
  • That’s a Wrap: Suresh Thadhani, CFO of Alcan Inc., a Montreal-based aluminum maker, announced his plans to retire from the company this summer. Thadhani did not say whether Montreal-based Alcan had a candidate in mind to replace him.
  • A Marketer’s Dream: E-centives Inc., a maker of online marketing technologies, announced it has appointed David A. Samuels as CFO, replacing Michael Sullivan. Sullivan plans to take some time off, but will continue as a consultant for the company in the near term. Prior to joining Bethesda, Md.-based E- centives, Samuels served as VP of finance for Teligent International.
  • Roderick de Greef has made a place for himself in the heart of Cardiac Science Inc. He was named EVP and CFO of the Irvine, Calif.-based producer of cardiac devices and supplies. De Greef has provided corporate finance advisory services to a various early-stage companies. He has also served as an advisor to Cardiac Science’s board of directors since 1997.
  • On the Meter: Santa Clara, Calif.-based Nassda Corp., a vendor of nanometer circuit simulation and analysis solutions, appointed Tammy Shu-Hua Liu as the company’s CFO. Liu previously served as CFO for EPIC Design Technology Inc. and PiE Design Systems Inc.