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Answers Beyond Jeeves

Former CFOs of Ask Jeeves and Chrysler Financial get new appointments.
CFO.com StaffMay 7, 2001
  • Former Ask Jeeves CFO Thomas Low has the financial know-how for Oakland, Calif.-based Project Arena. The web-based professional services automation company named him CFO. Low had served as interim CFO of Project Arena since November 2000, after he left Ask Jeeves.
  • Thomas F. Gilman made a deal with Asbury Autogroup, an auto dealership network, to serve as its CFO, a new position created by the Stamford, Conn.-based company. Gilman was a former VP of Daimler Chrysler Corp. and also served as CFO of Chrysler Financial Co.
  • Be Our Guest: Pegasus Solutions Inc., a processor of hotel industry transactions, named Susan Cole as its CFO. Cole replaces Jerry Galant, who is resigning after five years with the Dallas-based company. Cole most recently was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, and served as the lead engagement partner on the Pegasus account.
  • James Joins Brittany: Brittany Corp., a Cleveland-based holding company named James C. Boldt as EVP and acting CFO. Most recently, Boldt served as president of international operations for Austin Powder Co. He originally joined Austin as treasurer and CFO.

Making The Exchange: Equinix Inc., a maker of neutral Internet business exchange centers, announced the appointment of CFO Phil Koen as president and COO. Koen was CFO of Mountain View, Calif.-based company for the past two years. He will maintain his CFO duties until the company hires a successor. Before joining Equinix, Koen served as president and CEO of PointCast Inc., where he also held the positions of COO, CFO and executive VP. The company also announced that general counsel Renee Lanam has been appointed VP of corporate finance and general counsel. VP of finance Keith Taylor has been named chief accounting officer.

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