CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Oct. 17

Marsh, Red Lion Hotels, Kate Spade & Co., Post Holdings, Watts Water Technologies, Sizmek, Ixia, Everyware, Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, 8x8
Joan UrdangOctober 17, 2014
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending Oct. 17

Courtney Leimkuhler

Courtney Leimkuhler

Marsh, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, has named Courtney Leimkuhler finance chief, effective March 1. She will take over from Paul Malvasio, who will retire. Leimkuhler has headed finance at the U.S. and Canada division of Marsh since December.

Jim Bell has been named to lead the finance function at Red Lion Hotels, effective Oct. 29. Previously, he was interim president and CEO at Coldwater Creek.

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Kate Spade & Co. has selected Thomas Linko to head finance. Most recently, he was CFO and COO at Juicy Couture.

Jeff Zadoks has been promoted to the top finance spot at Post Holdings, effective Nov. 1. He will succeed Robert Vitale, who has been promoted to president and CEO. Zadoks, who joined the firm in 2011, is currently corporate controller and chief accounting officer.

President and CEO Robert Pagano will serve as interim CFO at Watts Water Technologies. He replaces Dean Freeman, who has left the firm.

Open-ad manager Sizmek has named Ken Saunders to lead the finance function. A partner at Black Dragon Capital, Saunders formerly headed finance at several firms, including Fair Isaac and Beyond Trust Software.

Brent Novak has been promoted to finance chief at Ixia. He has been vice president, finance, since 2006 and acting CFO since March.

Food-preparation products marketer EveryWare has named Alvarez & Marsal senior director Joel Mostrom as its interim CFO, replacing Bernard Peters. A search is under way for a permanent replacement for Peters.

Finance chief Cary Claiborne is leaving Sucampo Pharmaceuticals,effective Nov. 7. The company has begun a search for his successor.

Cloud-based communication provider 8×8 has promoted Mary Ellen Genovese to the top finance spot, effective Oct. 31. She will take over from Dan Weirich, who will become an adviser to the company until year-end. Formerly, Genovese was senior vice president of human resources.

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