Checking In

A new CFO pulls up at Checkers Drive-In Restaurants and more.
Jennifer CaplanAugust 8, 2001
  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc., a Clearwater, Fla.- based fast food restaurant chain with stores in the Southeast and Midwest, checked David Koehler in as its new chief financial officer. Koehler, who was formerly vice president of finance at Pinnacle Towers, a wireless telecommunications space provider with headquarters in Sarasota, Fla., joins the company with more than 17 years of corporate experience, including stints at professional services firms, Price Waterhouse and Ernst & Young.
  • Daniel Dunn is like a breath of fresh air at Allied Healthcare Products, Inc., a respiratory care products manufacturer. Dunn was appointed vice president of finance and chief financial officer, replacing Gregory C. Kowert, who resigned to take a position as CFO at another company. Dunn, however, is not a newcomer to the St.Louis-based corporation. He worked there from 1987 through 1998 in a variety of finance positions, including four years as controller. Before that, he spent more than two years as director of finance at MetalTek International, a consortium of casting companies that produce metal alloy parts.
  • Jon Anderson is moving through the ranks at software and design services firm, Actel Corp., based in Sunnyvale, Calif. Anderson was promoted from corporate controller to vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He replaces Hank Perret, who is returning to Austin, Tex. to become CFO of a private company. Anderson will report to president and CEO, John East. Prior to joining Actel in 1998, Anderson spent 11 years with National Semiconductor Corp., based in Santa Clara, Calif.
  • Protection One, a Topeka, Kans.-based provider of security alarm monitoring services, appointed Darius Nevin executive vice president and chief financial officer. Nevin appears to be a safe bet, with 15 years of experience in the security industry under his belt. Most recently he was CFO of Guardian International, Inc., a Florida- based provider of residential and commercial security services to customers in Florida and New York.
  • Managers at Accel Partners, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based venture capital firm, with more than $3.5 billion under management, announced that the finance department’s got a new chief on campus. John Volk was appointed partner and chief financial officer. He replaces Carter Sednaoui, who announced his intention to depart earlier this year after more than 10 years at the company. Volk brings a wide range of skills to his new job. He spent over nine years as a tax consultant at Big Five accounting firms, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, and more than seventeen years as a venture capital, tax and securities attorney. In his new role, Volk will be responsible for overseeing financial reporting, tax, accounting, and investor relations.
  • Asyst Technologies Inc., a maker of manufacturing automation systems, is losing its CFO, Douglas McCutcheon, who resigned from the Fremont, Calif.-based company to pursue other business opportunities. McCutcheon has agreed to stay on in his current role until a replacement is found, but his successor is sure to inherit a tough job. Last month, the company reported a fiscal first-quarter net loss, and was forced to cut its workforce.