CFOs on the Move: Week Ending November 21

J.P. Morgan Chase, Aegon, Harsco, Global Eagle Entertainment, Emergent BioSolutions, THQ, PMC, Hydrogenics Corp.
Bonnie EvansNovember 21, 2012

J.P. Morgan Chase has named Marianne Lake to succeed Douglas Braunstein as its CFO. Lake currently is CFO for the bank’s consumer and community banking unit. Braunstein will become vice chairman of the company when Lake takes the CFO role in 2013.

Aegon, the Dutch owner of U.S. insurer Transamerica Corp., will name Darryl Button to lead Aegon’s finance team. Button will replace CFO Jan Nooitgedagt, who will retire at the end of his term. Button was finance chief at the insurer’s American operation for eight years. Most recently he was head of Aegon’s corporate financial center, which manages risk, tax, finance, and investor relations.

Industrial services company Harsco Corp.’s CFO and treasurer, Stephen Schnoor, has resigned.  The company’s current vice president and corporate controller, Barry Malamud, will serve as interim CFO.

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Global Eagle Acquisition Corp. announced that Dave Davis, former CFO of Northwest Airlines Corporation and US Airways Group and current director of Row 44 Inc., will join the company as vice president and CFO. The move will be effective upon closing of its proposed business combination transaction in which Global Eagle will acquire Row 44 and be renamed Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions announced that Robert G. Kramer has been appointed as the company’s head finance executive, effective December 3.  Kramer succeeds CFO R. Don Elsey, who will be leaving to pursue a new opportunity.  Kramer is currently executive vice president, corporate services division.

Paul Pucino, CFO of video-game developer and publisher THQ, has resigned. The company has not yet named an interim or replacement finance chief.

Steven J. Geiser has been appointed to lead finance at PMC, Inc., a big-data semiconductor producer.  Geiser was most recently CFO at Trilliant Networks, Inc.  He succeeds CFO Mike Zellner, who will stay on through the end of this year to ensure a smooth transition.

Hydrogenics Corporation has hired Bob Motz as CFO. Before joining Hydrogenics, Motz was CFO and later CEO of Aeroquest International Limited.