CFOs on the Move: Week Ending October 9

MySpace, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Velti, NCR, Newell Rubbermaid, Advanced Micro Devices, myMatrixx, Rentrak, YRC Worldwide, Smith Inter...
Joan UrdangOctober 8, 2009

Mark Rosenbaum has been named the first CFO of social-networking site MySpace. Most recently, Rosenbaum was a consultant to MGM; before that, he was senior vice president, corporate finance, at Gemstar-TV Guide.

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies has named Michael Murray to head finance. He comes to the company from Yahoo! Inc., where he was senior vice president, finance, and chief accounting officer.

Wilson Cheung, who had led the finance function at semiconductor company AXT Inc. since 2004, is the new CFO of software provider Velti Plc.

Robert Fishman, corporate controller at technology company NCR Corp., has been appointed interim CFO. He takes over from Anthony Massetti, who resigned to become CFO at enterprise-communications systems provider Avaya Inc.

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. CFO J. Patrick Robinson is taking early retirement, and is expected to leave the company at year-end. Robinson, who joined the commercial- and consumer-products company in 2001, has held the top finance spot since 2003.

Thomas Seifert has been named CFO at Advanced Micro Devices Inc. He takes over from Robert Rivet, who was promoted to chief operations and administrative officer. Seifert comes to the company from Qimonda, where he was chief operating officer and CFO.

Pharmacy-services company myMatrixx has appointed Thomas Cardy to the roles of chairman, CFO, and treasurer. Cardy, who has been a member of the firm’s board of directors since 2006, formerly headed finance at online travel company Preview Travel.

Rentrak Corp., a multiscreen media measurement provider, has named David Chemerow to the chief operating officer and CFO spots. As CFO, he replaces Mark Thoenes, who is leaving the company. Previously, Chemerow led finance at Olympus Media LLC.

Tim Wicks, CFO of transportation-service provider YRC Worldwide Inc., has been promoted to chief operating officer. Taking over the top finance role is Sheila Taylor, the company’s treasurer and vice president-investor relations.

Margaret Dorman, who has been CFO and treasurer of Smith International Inc. since 1999, is retiring, effective October 16. She will be succeeded at the company, a supplier to the oil and gas industry, by William Restrepo, a former CFO and secretary of seismic-data provider Seitel.