CFOs on the Move: Week Ending December 16

DeVry, The Cooper Cos., Extra Space Storage, NCI, Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, The Navigators Group.
Joan UrdangDecember 16, 2011

Timothy Wiggins has been named CFO and treasurer of DeVry Inc., effective January 3. He takes over from Richard Gunst, who had announced he was retiring. Wiggins has been CFO of Tellabs since 2003.

Eugene Midlock is retiring as head of finance at medical-device manufacturer The Cooper Cos. He will be succeeded by vice president of finance Greg Matz.

Real estate investment trust Extra Space Storage Inc. has promoted corporate controller Scott Stubbs to the top finance spot. He replaces Kent Christensen, who is leaving the company.

Lucas Narel has been appointed CFO and treasurer at information-technology provider NCI Inc., effective January 1. He takes over from Brian Clark, who has been promoted to president. Most recently, Narel was vice president of finance at CGI Federal.

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. has named David Becker to lead the finance function. He is a former chief financial and administrative officer and treasurer of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics Inc., and a former CFO of MiddleBrook Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Insurance holding company The Navigators Group has appointed Ciro DeFalco to the top finance spot. He has been interim CFO since October, when Francis McDonnell retired. DeFalco has been at the firm since September; before that, he was senior vice president and group planning officer at White Mountains Re Group.

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