People

CFOs on the Move

Toys ''R'' Us; Fair Isaac; Kaiser Aluminum; Foster Wheeler; J. Crew; Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers; Great American Insurance Group; Capita...
Dave CookApril 16, 2004
  • Toys “R” Us has named Raymond Arthur as chief financial officer. Arthur, who joined the company in 1999 as vice president and corporate controller, became senior vice president and CFO for Toysrus.com in 2000, and was named president in 2002. In November, the Wayne, New Jersey-based retailer announced that chief financial officer Louis Lipschitz, who had held that post since 1993, planned to retire in early 2004.
  • Fair Isaac Corp. announced that chief financial officer Ken Saunders will be promoted to chief operating officer of international and emerging markets, and that Charles Osborne will join the company as CFO. The developer of data management systems and services, headquartered in San Rafael, California, added that the transition will take place during Fair Isaac’s third fiscal quarter.
  • Two weeks after John La Duc retired as CFO of Kaiser Aluminum Inc., Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that it has hired La Duc as chief financial officer. Acting CFO Brian Ferraioli will continue as vice president and controller. Bermuda-based Foster Wheeler, which has operation headquarters in Hamilton, New Jersey, provides services including design, engineering, and construction.
  • New York-based apparel retailer J. Crew Group Inc. appointed Amanda Bokman as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 10. She will report to chairman and CEO Millard Drexler.
  • Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, whose eight hospitals includes St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, named two turnaround consultants to senior positions, according to Crain’s New York Business. David Speltz, who will serve as president and chief executive officer, and Tim Weis, who was named chief financial officer, previously served in those roles at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse, New York.
  • Cincinnati-based Great American Insurance Group has promoted chief financial officer Keith Jensen to executive vice president. Jensen will retain his role as CFO.
  • Capital Bank Corp. has named Richard Edwards as chief financial officer for the Raleigh, North Carolina-based company and its principal subsidiary, Capital Bank. Previously Edwards spent eight years with Ernst & Young.
  • Saint Louis University announced that Bob Woodruff has been named vice president of business and finance and chief financial officer. Woodruff has been interim CFO since October 2003, upon the departure of Rob Altholz.
  • Atlanta-based payment-processing company CardSystems Solutions Inc. named John Perry as president and chief executive officer and Michael Brady as chief financial officer.
  • Privately held Union Drilling has appointed president Christopher Strong to the additional role of chief executive officer. Strong joined the Pittsburgh-based provider of contract drilling services as chief financial officer in 1999.
  • Datatrac Corp., a logistics solutions provider headquartered in Atlanta, appointed Lee Morris as vice president and chief financial officer.
  • Kahiki Foods Inc., a Columbus, Ohio-based company that sells frozen Asian-Pacific foods in supermarkets, named Julie Pollner Fratianne as chief financial officer. This is a new position at Kahiki Foods, whose shares trade on the pink sheets.

4 Powerful Communication Strategies for Your Next Board Meeting