• Citigroup has named
Gary Crittenden chief financial officer, effective March 12. He was formerly executive vice president and CFO and head of Global Network Services at American Express. Dan Henry will fill in for Crittenden as executive vice president and acting CFO at American Express, which is searching for a permanent replacement.
Before joining the credit card company in 2000, Crittenden served as CFO of Monsanto from 1998 to 2000. He also was CFO for Sears Roebuck & Co. from 1997 to 1998 after heading Sears’ Hardware Stores business. Crittenden also serves on the boards of UPS and Staples. In January, Sallie Krawcheck relinquished her title as CFO of Citigroup to become chairman and chief executive of the company’s Global Wealth Management Division.
• AOL has named
Nisha Kumar its new chief financial officer. She replaces Stephen Swad, who took a job with a private-equity firm, according to several news reports. Kumar comes to AOL from its parent, Time Warner, where she held senior positions in operations and mergers and acquisitions. She has also been a vice president at Priceline.com and an investment banker at Morgan Stanley.
• Oren Shaffer will retire as vice chairman and CFO of Qwest Communications International on April 1. John Richardson, controller and senior vice president of finance, will succeed him as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Shaffer took on the CFO role in 2002. He previously was president and chief operating officer of Sorrento Networks and CFO of Ameritech and Goodyear.
• Video rental company Movie Gallery has appointed Thomas Johnson as executive vice president and CFO. He had been filling in as interim CFO since last June in addition to retaining his title of senior vice president of corporate finance and business development. He joined Movie Gallery in 2004 from Russell Corp., where he led the company’s investor relations program. In addition, he has directed investor relations for Wolverine Tube, where he also served as assistant treasurer; Blount International; and KinderCare Learning Centers, where he was director of marketing and financial planning and analysis.
• ChipX has appointed Robert Sheffield as CFO. He has served as CFO of several companies, including Time-Warner Interactive, Faroudja, Asante Technologies, Televideo Systems, and most recently, Sequence Design.
• United Water has appointed its senior vice president for finance, Edward Imparato, as CFO. Imparato joined United Water in 1987 and has held various positions: manager of corporate accounting, director of financial planning, corporate controller, treasurer, and vice president and general manager of the company’s New York regulated operations. Before joining United Water, Imparato worked as a financial analyst in a publishing firm.
• Narus has appointed Daniel McEntee as vice president of administration and CFO. Previously, McEntee was the finance chief of InnoPath Software and CFO for Globalstar. He has also served in several finance roles including stints at Ford Aerospace and Mervyn’s Department Stores. McEntee’s new company handles security for computer networks.
• Presstek has appointed Jeffrey Cook as senior vice president and CFO. Cook held the titles of CFO and chief information officer at Kodak Polychrome Graphics from 2000 to 2005. He also has 29 years of financial leadership experience, including 17 years with various General Electric businesses. He replaces Moosa E. Moosa, who is leaving Presstek to pursue other interests. Presstek manufactures digital imaging solutions.
• Greenfield Pitts was named CFO of Emerson Radio Corp. A director of the consumer electronics company for the past year, he will retain his board seat. Pitts has also served as a director of Asian corporate finance for Wachovia Securities in Hong Kong and head of a strategic alliance with HSBC Holdings and Wachovia Bank. As part of Pitts’ appointment, John Florian, the former deputy chief financial officer and controller, has been named CFO of Emerson North American Operations, and Ivan Lau has shifted from a controller in Asia to CFO of Emerson Asian Operations.
• Bill Barrett Corp. has named Bob Howard CFO and treasurer. Howard, expected to begin his new job in April, is the finance chief for Quantum Resources. He previously worked at Bill Barrett in various executive roles, including executive vice president of finance and investor relations and treasurer. He left the gas and oil company last May. He has also served as vice president of finance and administration and director of AEC Oil & Gas. He also worked at Barrett Resources Corp. as senior vice president of investor relations and corporate development, senior vice president of accounting and finance, and treasurer.