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Dog’s Best Friend

PetSmart names James Daniel to the top finance post; plus Jostens and more.
Jennifer CaplanJune 19, 2001
  • Smart Move: Pet retailer Petsmart Inc. named James Daniel SVP and CFO. He replaces Thomas Liston, who has been the interim CFO since February. Daniel was EVP, CFO, and treasurer for MicroAge Inc., a computer provider for small companies that has ceased operations, from 1993 to 2000. He was CFO and treasurer at Dell Computer Corp. before that.
  • Join The Party: Jostens Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of products, programs and services for celebrations, announced that William Priesmeyer, SVP and CFO, has resigned effective June 29. A search has begun to identify a successor to Priesmeyer, who joined the company in 1997. The company also announced the resignation of VP and treasurer Lee U. McGrath effective June 15. McGrath, who joined the company in 1995, left to pursue other interests. Jack Larsen, director of corporate development, will assume responsibility for Jostens’ treasury and investor relations functions, in addition to his current responsibilities.
  • Holding On: City Holding Co., a Charleston, W. Va.-based bank holding company, named Charles Hageboeck CFO, replacing Robert Henson, who resigned in March. Henson, who had also been the company’s acting chief executive, resigned March 31 to pursue new opportunities. Hageboeck joins City Holding from Roche Diagnostics Corp., a pharmaceutical company, where he had been in charge of forecasting for business planning.
  • Going Back Home: San Jose, Ca.-based BackWeb, a provider of push communications infrastructure for E-business, announced that CFO Hanan Miron is leaving the company. For the past year, Miron had been commuting between California and Israel, and has decided to spend more time with his family in Israel. Miron will remain with the company until July 31. BackWeb has begun a search for Miron’s replacement.
  • An Educated CFO: Blackboard Inc., an Internet infrastructure software company for online education, announced that Peter Repetti joined the company as CFO. Repetti comes to Blackboard from WebOS, an operating system services company for wide area applications, where he was CFO.
  • Sure Thing: San Diego-based food service company, SureBeam Corp., named David Rane to the CFO post. He succeeds Kevin Claudio, who will become SVP. Rane was COO at StoreRunner Networks Inc., an Internet commerce infrastructure company, before joining SureBeam.
  • Prepare For Landing: Denver-based regional air carrier Frontier Airlines announced that CFO Steve Warnecke would resign effective June 29 to pursue other business opportunities. The airline said president Sam Addoms will assume the CFO duties.