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CFOs on the Move: Week Ending January 15

CFOs are already finding new opportunities early in 2022.
CFOs on the Move: Week Ending January 15
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AutoWeb named Carlton Hamer as chief financial officer, effective Jan. 10. A CPA, Hamer comes from Cox Automotive, where his positions included senior director of finance/controller of the AutoTrader.com division. AutoWeb is an automotive sale matchmaking platform.

Whole Earth Brands, a provider of healthy foods and plant-based sweeteners, announced the appointment of Duane Portwood as CFO, effective Jan. 10. Most recently, Portwood was CFO of Tegra Global, a private sports apparel manufacturer. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO of Akorn, a generic pharmaceutical company. He also spent a decade at The Home Depot as corporate controller. Former Whole Foods CFO Andy Rusie resigned on Oct. 8, 2021, and subsequently took the post of chief financial officer at Old World Industries, an automotive and chemical company.

Adolfo Chou

Mural, a digital workspace provider, named Adolfo Chou to the position of chief financial officer. Chou joins MURAL from Coinbase, where he served as vice president of finance. Before Coinbase, he led LinkedIn’s global FP&A team that supported the company’s talent solutions,  LinkedIn learning, and premium subscriptions businesses. Mural is the DBA of Tactivos.

Matts S. Pinard was promoted to executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer of Stag Industrial, an

industrial real estate investment trust.

 

Pinard has served as the company’s senior vice president – capital markets and investor relations since 2019. He joined Stag Industrial in 2013. Pinard has been employed at the company since 2013; before joining Stag, he held positions in capital markets and portfolio management. Former CFO and treasurer William R. Crooker is assuming the chief executive officer in July. Crooker was named president of the company in May 2021 after five years as finance chief.

With the retirement of Paul Walsh, Allegro MicroSystems named Derek D’Antilio chief financial officer and treasurer. D’Antilio recently served as the CFO of a Summit Partners portfolio company. From February 2019 to March 2021, he served as the CFO of IDEX Biometrics, a global fabless semiconductor firm. Prior to IDEX Biometrics, D’Antilio spent eight years at MKS Instruments, an equipment and service provider to semiconductor and industrial markets. Former CFO Walsh will remain in an advisory capacity at Allegro until Feb. 4.

Organic marketing technology firm Conductor named Sherri Moyen as its new, first-ever female CFO. Moyen brings more than 20 years of leadership experience at privately held and publicly listed technology companies. Moyen recently served as CFO of Alvaria, a workforce engagement software provider. Before that, she was the chief financial officer of Aspect Software.

Former Airbnb vice president of finance Teodora Gouneva joined NEXT Insurance as CFO. Teodora Gouneva Gouneva steps into the role previously held by Michelle Cheung, who will now serve as the insuretech startup’s first chief corporate officer, leading the company’s legal, people, and operations functions.

Gouneva spent 15 years at PayPal, where she was CFO of acquired companies Venmo and Braintree. Earlier in her career, she worked in investment banking.