CFOs on the Move: Week Ending January 15

Bank of America, Benihana, Teleflex, Aureon Laboratories, Tecumseh Products, Oberon Media, Interline Brands, Silverleaf Resorts, Efficient Frontier...
Joan UrdangJanuary 15, 2010

Bank of America Corp. CFO Joe Price has a new job: as of February 1, he will be president of the company’s consumer, small business, and card banking division. Chief accounting officer Neil Cotty will become interim finance chief while an external search for Price’s successor is under way.

Restaurant chain Benihana Inc. has announced that vice president, finance, and CFO Jose Ortega has resigned, and that Gene Baldwin has been named interim CFO. Baldwin has been a partner at CRG Partners Group LLC since 2002, and he and that firm have been consultants to Benihana since 2009. Baldwin will remain in his position at CRG while he takes on his new role at Benihana.

Richard (Randy) Meier has been named to lead the finance function at Teleflex Inc. He takes over from Kevin Gordon, who is leaving the company after 13 years. Meier is a former president and COO of Advanced Medical Optics Inc.

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Aureon Laboratories Inc. has named Robert Van Nostrand to the top finance spot. He comes to the company from AGI Dermatics Inc., where he was CFO.

Compressor manufacturer Tecumseh Products Co. has appointed James Connor treasurer and CFO. He has been a managing director of BBK Ltd. since 2005.

Oberon Media Inc., a multiplatform games company, has named Pat Barry finance chief. Previously, he was CFO and COO at Bluefly Inc.

John Ebner is the new treasurer and CFO of Interline Brands Inc., a direct marketer and distributor of maintenance, repair, and operations products. He joins the firm from Alltel Corp., where he had several roles, including treasurer and senior vice president of investor relations.

Silverleaf Resorts Inc. has named Harry White Jr. CFO. Most recently treasurer of the owner and operator of timeshare resorts, White was CFO from 1998 to 2008, when he stepped down from the position. He takes over from Robert Sinnott, who has resigned.

Performance marketing firm Efficient Frontier Inc. has appointed Tony Russo to head finance. Russo is a former CFO of SolidCore Systems.

Timothy Adams has been named to the top finance spot at athenahealth Inc., a provider of Internet-based business services for doctors’ practices. He takes over from Carl Byers, who is resigning from the company but will continue to act as an adviser. Currently an executive at Constitution Medical Investors Inc., Adams is a former CFO of Orthofix International NV.