CFOs on the Move

Goodrich Petroleum; Siemens Business Services; Alliance Financial; Axis Capital; EVCI Career Colleges; Panolam Industries; Rapid Link; Pinnacle Dat...
Marie LeoneMay 11, 2006

• Goodrich Petroleum has named David Looney executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds D. Hughes Watler, who resigned to pursue other interests. Looney has twenty-five years of experience in the energy finance business, most recently as CFO of Energy Partners. Previously, he was vice president of finance for EOG Resources.

• Siemens Business Services has appointed Jeffrey Scholl chief financial officer. Prior to joining the IT services provider, he was vice president of financial audit for Siemens Corp., the holding company of the German conglomerate’s U.S. unit. Scholl has held various financial management positions with Siemens, including controller of Siemens Energy and Automation. Earlier, he served as group controller of Square D.

• Alliance Financial Corp. has tapped J. Daniel Mohr as treasurer and chief financial officer of the bank holding company, and executive vice president and CFO of its wholly owned subsidiary Alliance Bank N.A. He succeeds David Kershaw, whose retirement was announced in January. Prior to joining Alliance, Mohr served as finance chief of Partners Trust Financial Group, the Pioneer Companies, and Skaneateles Bancorp.

• Specialty insurer Axis Capital Holdings has appointed David Greenfield chief financial officer, effective sometime during the third quarter. Greenfield joins Axis from KPMG, where he began his career and worked for nearly 22 years with clients in the financial services industry. Most recently, he served as global sector chair for insurance and as a member of the firm’s Global Financial Services Leadership Team.

• EVCI Career Colleges announced the resignation of chief financial officer Joseph Looney, effective May 31. Looney is leaving the education company to pursue an opportunity at a manufacturing and distribution company located closer to his home. Richard Goldenberg, currently the CFO of Interboro Institute, one of EVCI’s college companies, will assume Looney’s responsibilities if a permanent successor has not been hired by the end of the month.

• Vincent Miceli has been hired by decorative laminate manufacturer Panolam Industries International as chief financial officer. Previously, Miceli served as CFO and controller of Opticare Health Systems; he has also held senior finance positions with Amphenol.

• Rapid Link, an Internet phone services company, has named Chris Canfield chief financial officer. Previously, he was president and CEO of Telenational Communications, which was recently acquired by Rapid Link. Canfield succeeds Allen Sciarillo, who has resigned to pursue other professional interests.

• George Troutman has joined computer systems services provider Pinnacle Data Systems as chief financial officer, treasurer, and secretary. Most recently, Troutman was finance chief of Pathlore Software; previously, he was a senior manager at Ernst and Young focused on audit, tax, and consulting.

• SearchHelp, which markets and develops software services that provide real-time online protection and family safety, has named John Caruso chief financial officer. A certified public accountant, Caruso has held senior financial and operational positions in the United States and Europe.

• Gregory Smith will assume the role of chief financial officer at diversified financial services corporation Marshall and Ilsley, effective sometime in June. Smith has worked in investment banking since 1990, most recently as a managing director specializing in Midwest financial institutions for Credit Suisse.

• American Mold Guard has named Paul Bowman chief financial officer. He succeeds Mark Davidson, who will continue in his role as chief operating officer. Bowman joins the mold prevention services company from Applied Materials, where he served as the managing director of investor relations and, earlier, as managing director of finance for worldwide manufacturing. Previously, he held various financial management positions with Unisys.