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IDC; Sunoco Logistics; Viking Systems; Comverge; Aprimo; Dreman Value Management; Resource Capital; Nabi Biopharmaceuticals; Herley Industries; Sha...
Marie LeoneJune 15, 2006

• Interactive Data Corp. has appointed Andrew Hajducky executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer. He succeeds Steven Crane, who will serve as president of FT Interactive Data, the largest business unit at the provider of financial-market data. Hajducky has held the CFO title at several companies: Centre Path Network (formerly Giant Loop Network), CMGI, Mountain International/Accu-Tel, and most recently DirectoryM. He has also been a partner at Ernst and Young and an auditor with Price Waterhouse and with Coopers and Lybrand.

• Sunoco Logistics Partners announced the resignation of vice president and chief financial officer Colin Oerton, effective September 30, to pursue other interests. Sunoco Logistics, which acquires, owns, and operates refined-product and crude-oil pipelines and terminal facilities, has begun a search for his successor.

• Medical device manufacturer Viking Systems has appointed Gregory Decker chief financial officer. He succeeds Joseph Warrino, who accepted the newly created position of vice president and general manager of operations. Previously, Decker has served as the finance chief of Sensoria and NeoPoint, the finance director of Qualcomm’s consumer products division, and the controller for Ericsson Raynet.

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• Electric-power technology company Comverge has promoted Michael Picchi to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He assumes the CFO responsibilities from T. Wayne Wren, who retains the titles of executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary. Picchi came aboard in February as senior vice president and chief accounting officer; previously, he was senior vice president of finance and controller for PRG-Schultz. Earlier, he served as vice president of finance for AirGate PCS, a Sprint PCS wireless affiliate; he began his career with Coopers and Lybrand.

• Michael Nelson has joined software maker Aprimo as chief financial officer. Most recently, Nelson managed merger-and-acquisition activity at Click Commerce, after serving as that company’s CFO. Nelson was also the finance chief of SAFCO Technologies, which was acquired by Agilent; earlier in his career, he spent nine years with Price Waterhouse.

• Investment management firm Dreman Value Management has tapped Boris Onefater as chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Previously, Onefater worked at Deloitte Consulting, where he led the firm’s hedge funds practice; he was also a partner in Deloitte’s Capital Markets Group.

• Specialty finance company Resource Capital has appointed David Bryant senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 28. He succeeds Thomas Elliott, who will continue as senior vice president of finance at Resource America, an affiliate. Most recently, Bryant was senior vice president for real estate services at Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, where he previously served as treasurer.

• Nabi Biopharmaceuticals has named Jordan Siegel senior vice president for finance as well as chief financial officer and treasurer. Most recently, Siegel was vice president of finance for IVAX Pharmaceuticals; earlier, he served as vice president and treasurer, and was responsible for investor relations.

• Herley Industries, which manufactures microwave technology for the defense, aerospace, and medical industries, has hired Kevin Purcell as vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, Purcell was a vice president for finance, contracts, and compliance at a division of Smiths Aerospace; earlier, he was a manager in KPMG’s Government Contractor Advisory Services group.

• Shamin Hotels has appointed Grayson Owen to be the company’s first chief financial officer. Owen has been the hotel management company’s controller since 2000. He previously worked as an audit and tax manager for Hamilton Beach/Proctor-Silex and was a supervisor at KPMG.

• Business-to-business search engine company Zoom Information has named Bill Price chief financial officer. Most recently, Price was at MarketSoft, where he worked mainly on mergers and acquisitions; earlier, he was CFO of NextPoint Networks.

• Accelrys has announced that senior vice president and chief financial officer David Sankaran will resign to pursue other opportunities. Sankaran has agreed to continue in his role while the simulation-software company searches for a new CFO.