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Cable vet joins On Command, the hotel TV service. Also, new Morphotek CFO can't be sheepish about cloning.
Lisa YoonJune 19, 2002

>> Bernard Dvorak delivering board-room service starting July 8 as CFO, SVP, treasurer of On Command Corp…. Company provides TV entertainment services to hotels… Dvorak’s recent jobs include CEO and CFO at Formus Communications, a builder of high-speed networks in Europe… Also did CFO stint at Cordillera Communications and UnitedGlobalCom… Before that he was controller for United Cable Television…

Dvorak replaces Bill Myers, who resigned at the end of May to become finance chief of cable-programming company Starz Encore Group… Market seemed to have liked move, since company’s share price shot up to $2.42 from $1.95 yesterday, when CFO move was announced…

>>Hello, Dolly? Biotech firm Morphotek Inc., whose technology generates new species of animals and plants, hired Rodney Dausch as VP and CFO… Dausch most recently was EVP and COO for a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, which privately held Morphotek didn’t name… As CFO, he also led that company through its initial and secondary public offerings…

>> Fasturn Inc., an operations-management software company, said today that it’s tapping Lisa Kennedy Crooke as CFO, VP… Most recently, Crooke was CFO at Viquity Corp., a commerce network service provider, where she raised more than $20 million in equity, debt financing… Prior to Viquity, Crooke was corporate controller at Documentum Inc., an enterprise software company, where she managed finance operations from start-up days through an IPO…

>> William E. Hitselberger moving up from subsidiary to CFO, SVP slots at insurance holding company PMA Capital… Hitselberger joined PMA Capital in 1996 as CFO, SVP of PMA Insurance… Succeeds Francis W. McDonnell, who’s leaving to accept post at ACE USA….