Investment-management company AllianceBernstein has named John Howard finance chief. He takes over from Robert Joseph, Jr., who has been CFO since 1994 and will stay at the firm in a senior advisory role until he retires at the end of the year. Howard comes to the company from AQR Capital Management, where he was chief operating officer and CFO.
Robert Fishman has been named to lead the finance function at technology firm NCR Corp. Fishman, who has been interim CFO since October, joined the company in 1993.
The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co. has promoted David O’Malley to the top finance spot. He has been at the company since 1994, most recently as executive vice president.
Michael Castellano plans to retire as CFO of financial-advisory and asset-management company Lazard Ltd. on March 31 of next year. He will be replaced on April 1, 2011, by Matthieu Bucaille, now deputy CEO of Lazard Frères Banque in Paris.
David Looney is resigning as finance chief of Goodrich Petroleum Corp., effective March 31, but will remain as a consultant for six months. Jan Schott, who has been company controller since 2007, will replace Looney on an interim basis.
Online textbook-rental firm Chegg.com has named Gregory Stanger CFO. He is a former venture partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, as well as a former CFO of Expedia Inc.
John McLaughlin has been promoted to lead the finance function at Enwisen Inc., a software-as-a-service solutions provider. He joined the company in 2007 and was appointed vice president of finance in 2008.
On April 1, James Henderson will return to his post as CFO of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp., succeeding Keith Doss. For the past two years, Henderson has been director of finance at Aspect Energy LLC.
CFO Rick Dutkiewicz is leaving Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, effective April 9. A search is under way to replace Dutkiewicz, who has been CFO since October 2003.
Shad Burke has resigned as head of finance at Outdoor Channel Holdings Inc., but will stay on as a consultant through March 18, 2011. Chief accounting officer Doug Langston will act as principal financial officer until a permanent replacement for Burke is found.