CFOs on the Move: Week Ending April 13

Take-Two Interactive Software, Amgen, Peoples Bancorp, Integrated Electrical Services, Limited Brands, DoubleClick, Family Dollar Stores, Nevada Ch...
Sarah JohnsonApril 12, 2007

Karl Winters has resigned as CFO of Take-Two Interactive Software, which created the “Grand Theft Auto” videogame. Lainie Goldstein, senior vice president of finance, was named interim CFO. The company is searching for a permanent finance chief. Goldstein joined Take-Two in 2003 after seven years with Nautica Enterprises, where she served as vice president of finance and business development. Goldstein also held positions in the audit and reorganization departments at Grant Thornton.

Richard Nanula has resigned as executive vice president and CFO of Amgen to pursue other opportunities, according to the biotech company. Robert Bradway, vice president of operations strategy, will take his place. Before joining Amgen last year, Bradway spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, where he was managing director in investment banking. He also led Morgan Stanley’s health-care practice and banking department in Europe. Nanula, who became Amgen’s CFO in 2001, will stay with the company for 90 days. He began his career with the Walt Disney Co., where he held several titles, including senior executive vice president, CFO, and president of Disney Stores Worldwide.

• Donald Landers has resigned as chief financial officer and treasurer of Peoples Bancorp Inc. and Peoples Bank after eight months on the job. Landers joined the company in 2003 as controller and chief accounting officer and was promoted to CFO and treasurer August 1, 2006. Landers plans to pursue other opportunities, according to the company. Carol Schneeberger, executive vice president of operations, will take his place on an interim basis as the company searches for a permanent replacement.

• Integrated Electrical Services has named Raymond Guba senior vice president and CFO. He will replace David Miller, who joined the company when it was created in 1998 as chief accounting officer. Guba is a former CFO of Kraton Polymers, a GE Energy division, and GE Auto Financial Services. He also served as controller of Genstar Container Corp. He also held several leadership positions at GE Aircraft Engines, including director of finance. During the early part of his career, he worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

• Limited Brands has promoted executive vice president of finance Stuart Burgdoerfer to chief financial officer. He replaces Ken Stevens, who left the retailer after only two months in the CFO role. Burgdoerfer will also serve on Limited’s executive committee. He joined the company in 1998 to begin a six-year tenure that included vice president of financial planning, CFO of the White Barn Candle Co., senior vice president of finance, and corporate controller. He worked at Home Depot as senior vice president of finance from 2004 and 2006 before returning to Limited Brands last November. He previously worked as a CPA at Deloitte & Touche. Stevens announced he was retiring in August to spend more time with his family. Martyn Redgrave, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, has been filling in as CFO and will be Burgdoerfer’s boss.

• Marketer DoubleClick has appointed Charlie Dickson as chief financial officer. He most recently served as a board member and CFO for United Components Inc. Previously, he served as CFO of, Winstar Communications, and General Instrument Corp. Dickson also held several senior finance positions with MCI Communications, including vice president of finance for multiple operating divisions.

Family Dollar Stores has promoted its vice president of finance, Kenneth T. Smith, to senior vice president and chief financial officer. He replaces R. James Kelly, who was promoted last summer. Smith joined the retailer in 1990 as a financial analyst. He previously held various positions with Beall’s Department Stores and Ernst & Young.

• Nevada Chemicals has appointed Kevin Davis to chief financial officer. He previously worked at NPS Pharmaceuticals as assistant corporate controller. He has also served as CFO of Lehi Roller Mills and corporate controller and vice president of conferencing services at Gentner Communications Corp.

• CACI International has appointed Thomas Mutryn as chief financial officer and treasurer. He joined the IT and network solutions company in September 2006 as executive vice president of corporate development and treasury and became acting CFO and treasurer in January 2007 to replace Stephen Waechter. Mutryn previously served as CFO for GTSI Corp. and U.S. Airways.

• Tranax Technologies has named James McCanna as vice president and CFO.
Before joining the ATM and self-service kiosk developer, McCanna was CFO and vice president of finance and worldwide operations of 3Dconnexion. He also held the finance chief title at Silicon Motion and Innergy Power Corp. He also worked at Quantum Corp. in senior financial management roles.

• Genaera Corp. has promoted senior vice president of corporate communications and former controller Leanne Kelly to CFO. She succeeds John Skolas, who will step down as executive vice president, CFO, and general counsel on May 1. He will provide consulting to the biopharmaceutical company for the rest of the year. Kelly has held her current position since November. She previously was vice president of finance, and she was an interim CFO in 2003. She has also worked at Lamina Ceramics as controller; Luminant Worldwide as a senior financial analyst and accountant; and KPMG as a senior auditor.