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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending October 28

International Paper, Barnes &spamp; Noble, United Online, Rosetta Resources, Clear Capital, Volubill, Thermadyne Holdings, Navarre.
Joan UrdangOctober 28, 2011

Carol Roberts has been promoted to the top finance spot at International Paper Co. Formerly senior vice president, industrial packaging, she takes over from Tim Nicholls, who will become senior vice president, printing and communications papers, the Americas.

Barnes & Noble Inc. has named Allen Lindstrom interim CFO. He replaces Joseph Lombardi, who has resigned from that post but will stay on as a nonofficer until the middle of next year to aid in the transition. Lindstrom has been corporate controller since 2007, and also serves as principal accounting officer.

Neil Edwards has been named to lead the finance function at United Online Inc. He succeeds Scott Ray, who has left the company. Edwards, who had been acting CFO while Ray was on medical leave, has been chief accounting officer, treasurer, and senior vice president, finance, since 2001.

Production and exploration firm Rosetta Resources Inc. has appointed John Hagale finance chief. He joined the company on October 24 and will become CFO and treasurer on November 9. Formerly, he was CFO and chief administrative officer of The Methodist Hospital System.

Clear Capital, a real-estate asset valuation provider, has named Gabriel Nacht to the top finance spot. Previously, he was CFO at Meridian Project Systems, Z-Spanish Media, and Bustos Media.

Philippe Mechanick has been named to lead the finance function at policy-management and -enforcement provider Volubill. He is a former CFO of Sapiens International Corp.

Thermadyne Holdings Corp. has selected Jeffrey Kulka to be its new finance chief. He joins the welding and metal-cutting products manufacturer and marketer from Harlan Laboratories Inc., where he also was CFO.

J. Reid Porter is retiring as CFO and COO of software distributor Navarre Corp. Diane Lapp, former vice president of finance, will take over as interim CFO.