CFOs on the Move: Week Ending February 4

Robert W. Baird, Bob Evans Farms, TBA Global, Sunrise Senior Living, Bunge, Merriman Holdings, R360 Environmental Solutions, Skybox Security, Corne...
Joan UrdangFebruary 4, 2011

Leonard Rush will retire as CFO of financial-services firm Robert W. Baird & Co. on March 31. He will be succeeded by Dominick Zarcone, who has been a managing director in the company’s investment-banking group since 1995 and chief operating officer for investment banking since 2004.

Bob Evans Farms Inc. has appointed Paul DeSantis finance chief, treasurer, and assistant corporate secretary, effective March 7. He joins the restaurant owner and operator from A. Schulman Inc., where he was CFO, treasurer, and assistant secretary. Richard Green, who has been interim CFO since last month, will remain chief risk and compliance officer.

Communications and engagement-marketing agency TBA Global has named Joseph Lugo to lead the finance function. Most recently, he was CFO of Interbrand; before that, he worked at Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, where he was vice president of finance in Europe.

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Sunrise Senior Living Inc. chief accounting officer C. Marc Richards will also become head of finance, as the company has decided to combine the two posts. He will replace current CFO Julie Pangelinan, who will leave the company on or before March 11.

Andrew Burke, global operational excellence officer at food and agribusiness company Bunge Ltd., will add to his responsibilities as he takes on the top finance spot. He has been interim CFO since September.

Financial-services firm Merriman Holdings Inc. has named Jack Thrift CFO of the holding company and of broker-dealer Merriman Capital Inc. He takes over from Peter Coleman, who will become a consultant to the company. Thrift is a former partner and managing director of operations at White Oak Global Advisors, and prior to that role served as chief operating officer of Merriman Asset Management.

R360 Environmental Solutions Inc. has selected Frank Schageman as its new finance chief. Previously, he was CFO of OFS Holdings LLC.

Lior Barak will head finance at security risk-management company Skybox Security Inc. Most recently, he was vice president of finance at PureWave.

Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. has named Vincent Morgus CFO and executive vice president, finance. He comes to the specialty pharmaceutical firm from Quintiles, where he was senior vice president, corporate development.