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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending June 1

MSCI, Heico, NV Energy, Orbitz Worldwide, Brown Shoe, The Chefs’ Warehouse
Joan UrdangMay 31, 2012

Investment-decision support provider MSCI Inc. has named Robert Qutub to head finance, effective after the company files its next Form 10-Q. He succeeds David Obstler, who will leave the company on August 31. Formerly, Qutub was CFO of consumer and business banking at Bank of America.

Carlos Macau has been named CFO and treasurer of aerospace company Heico Corp. He replaces Thomas Irwin, who has been promoted to senior executive vice president. Most recently, Macau was an audit partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP.

NV Energy Inc. has appointed Jonathan Halkyard to the top finance spot. He succeeds Dilek Samil, who will become chief operating officer. Halkyard joins the company from Caesars Entertainment Corp., where he has been CFO for six years.

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David Belmont has been named interim CFO and principal financial officer at Orbitz Worldwide Inc. He takes over from Russ Hammer, who has resigned (see item below). Previously, Belmont was group vice president, financial planning & analysis.

Brown Shoe Co. has appointed Russ Hammer to lead the finance function, effective June 11. He joins the company from Orbitz Worldwide Inc., where he was also CFO; before that, he headed finance at Crocs Inc.

Specialty-food distributor The Chefs’ Warehouse has named John Austin as its next finance chief, effective July 1. He succeeds Ken Clark, who will serve as special adviser to the CFO and stay on at the firm until next March. Austin, who has been a member of The Chefs’ Warehouse board of directors since last July, has been CFO of Hilb Group since 2009.

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