CFOs on the Move: Week Ending December 11

Kellogg, Morgan Stanley, Hewitt Associates, GigOptix, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Ultralife, Emeritus, Cygnus Business Media.
Joan UrdangDecember 11, 2009

Ronald Dissinger has been promoted to CFO at Kellogg Co. He had been CFO of Kellogg North America.

Morgan Stanley has named Ruth Porat to the top finance spot. Porat, who had been global head of the financial institutions group since 2006, replaces Colm Kelleher, now co-president of institutional securities.

John Park, who leads the finance function at human-resources consulting and outsourcing firm Hewitt Associates Inc., has decided to leave the firm in early 2010 for other opportunities. As of January 4, he will be replaced by Robert Schriesheim, CFO of Lawson Software Inc.

GigOptix Inc., a provider of high-speed analog components, has named Ron Shelton CFO. He takes over from acting CFO Dawn Casterson, who has resigned. Most recently a consultant to technology companies, Shelton formerly was head of finance at Allen Technology Corp.

Kathryn Falberg is the new finance chief at Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, she was CFO and COO of ARCA biopharma Inc.

Philip Fain has been appointed CFO and treasurer at Ultralife Corp. Fain, who joined the company as vice president of business development in 2008, has been interim CFO since November.

Assisted-living provider Emeritus Corp. has named Robert Bateman executive vice president-finance and CFO, effective December 21. Previously, he led finance at VisionGate Inc. Bateman succeeds Raymond Brandstrom, a founder of the company, who will stay on as an adviser and vice chairman of the board of directors.

Cygnus Business Media has appointed Paul Bonaiuto to the top finance spot. He comes to the company from Journal Communications Inc., where he served as finance chief.