CFOs on the Move: Week Ending November 7

Silicon Graphics, Dollar Tree, Digriad, Tygris, Romarco Minerals, STEC, LoJack, AERT, PRC, Pyramid Petroleum, Bacardi U.S.A., Disaboom, BT Global S...
Kate Plourd and Jason KaraianNovember 6, 2008

• Greg Wood will replace Kathy Lanterman as CFO of Silicon Graphics Inc., starting on November 10. Lanterman, who has been with SGI for 10 years and has been CFO for two years, will remain with the company for two weeks during the transition. Wood brings experience from his role as CEO of Pro Tool Solutions and CFO at Liberate Technologies and Intertrust Technologies.

• The Finish Line CFO Kevin Wampler has finished his career at the sporting-goods retailer and will now oversee the finances at Dollar Tree. Wampler replaces Dollar Tree’s previous CFO, Kent Kleeberger, who left last month. Finish Line has begun a search for Wampler’s replacement and has appointed chief operating officer Steven J. Schneider to the interim CFO post.

• Poway, Calif.-based Digirad Corp. promoted its finance chief to CEO last week. Toddy Clyde replaces former CEO Mark Casner, who has resigned to pursue new business opportunities. Clyde has held the CFO position at Digirad since 2002. He will continue his duties as interim CFO until a replacement has been found.

• Lawrence G. Hund has been named CFO of Tygris Commercial Finance, where he’ll oversee treasury, accounting, tax, planning and analysis, and financial operations. Most recently, Hund served as CFO and vice president of Bridge Finance Group. Before that he was vice president of operations and CFO at Harley Davidson Financial Services.

• Gold development company Romarco Minerals Inc. has appointed James Meek as its senior vice president and CFO. Meek was recently the CFO for Sterling Mining. He also served as treasurer and manager of budget and forecasting at Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp.

• Raymond D. Cook will serve as CFO of STEC Inc., the leading global provider of solid-state technologies and solutions for original equipment manufacturers. Cook, who starts his duties November 11, is replacing retiring CFO Dan Moses. He comes to STEC from Mindspeed Technologies, where he was vice president of finance and controller since 2004 and served as interim CFO this year.

• LoJack Corp. has appointed Timothy O’Connor as CFO and senior vice president, replacing Michael Umana, who resigned in September. O’Connor was previously the senior vice president of finance operations at American Tower Corp.’s U.S. Tower Division, where he worked since 2007. Before that he was vice president of finance for the global technology and manufacturing group at Procter & Gamble.

• J.R. Brian Hanna will serve as CFO of the green building products manufacturer AERT Inc. Hanna comes to the Springdale, Ark.-based company from his most recent position as CFO of Brass Eagle Inc., where he led the spin-out of the sporting goods/paintball company JT Sports.

• PRC LLC has appointed Thomas L. Garrett as the company’s CFO. Garrett was most recently executive vice president and CFO of PCA International, which operates portrait studios. He was also executive vice president and chief operating officer of Churchill Mortgage and Nations Home Funding.

• Oil and gas exploration company Pyramid Petroleum has hired Jim Frazier as its CFO to replace Mansoor Anjum, who has resigned. Frazier’s most recent position was executive director and manager for Red Rock Capital.

• Bacardi’s sales, import, and marketing arm Bacardi U.S.A. has appointed Michael Misiorski as CFO and senior vice president. The wine and spirits industry is not new territory for Misiorski, coming from his most previous post as CFO and vice president of finance at Absolut Spirits Co. Misiorski started out his career at Occidental Petroleum before moving to Transamerica Insurance and Seagram Co.

• Disaboom, the online community for people with disabilities has appointed its president and CFO John Walpuck to the position of CEO as well. Before Walpuck joined the company in April 2007, he was CFO of Nine Systems, a streaming media software services company that was acquired by Akamai.

• François Barrault resigned as CEO of BT Global Services, following the division’s poor performance. He will be replaced by Hanif Lalani, currently group finance director at the U.K. telecoms giant.

• Italian furniture design company Natuzzi has appointed Mariano Domingo as its new CFO.

• Raoul Ruffiner has been nominated as CFO of Intershop, a Swiss property group. He previously spent nine years as finance chief of Swisscom Immobilien.

• Grant Murray announced his intention to resign as CFO of Five, a U.K. television group. His replacement will be David Hockley, who was previously financial controller at the company. Hockley served as finance director of before joining Five.

• Martin Lindqvist is taking over as CFO of Munters, a Swedish industrial services group, in March next year. He will join from Tetra Pak, where he was vice president of finance and control.

• U.K.-based insurer Old Mutual announced the resignation of Jonathan Nicholls as finance director. The former finance chief of Prudential, Philip Broadley will replace him.

• RDF Media Group, an independent television producer, has named Jonny Slow as its next CFO. His predecessor, Janice Price, will stay with the group until April 2009.