CFOs On the Move: Week Ending October 22

Intel, Bausch Health Companies, Tailored Brands, Express, Adtalem Global Education, Genesco, BioDelivery Sciences, ChowNow, Charter Communications,...
Lauren MuskettOctober 22, 2021

George  Davis

Intel CFO George Davis plans to retire in May 2022. Davis will continue to serve in his current role until his successor is appointed. Davis joined the semiconductor company in 2019 from Qualcomm, where he was CFO and executive vice president. During his tenure, he served on the company’s executive committee and was responsible for leading the global finance organization, IT, and investor relations. He previously held several leadership positions, including chief financial officer and executive vice president at Applied Materials and vice president of finance at Atlantic Richfield.

Tom Vadaketh will join Bausch Health Companies as CFO for its Bausch Pharma business on January 3. Vadaketh has more than 30 years of financial leadership experience, including nearly 10 years in CFO roles at eResearch Technology, Cambrex, and the Crosby Group. He also previously spent more than 20 years at Tyco International and Procter & Gamble. Vadaketh takes over for Sam Eldessouky, who will become CFO of the company’s eye care unit Bausch + Lomb after its IPO.

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Brandy Richardson

Brandy Richardson was appointed CFO of Tailored Brands, the owner of retail stores Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, and K&G Fashion Superstore. Richardson was recently executive vice president and CFO at Neiman Marcus Group. During her 15-year tenure with the retailer, Richardson held roles of increasing responsibility, including senior vice president and chief accounting officer, vice president and controller, and vice president of finance for the marketing and creative organization. Before joining Neiman Marcus Group, Richardson held internal business and consulting roles at medical equipment manufacturer Cardinal Health and Ernst & Young. 

Matthew Moellering

Perry Pericleous is stepping down as finance chief at fashion apparel retailer Express, effective November 12. While the company searches for his replacement, Matthew Moellering will serve as acting CFO in the interim. Moellering will maintain his existing responsibilities as the company’s president and chief operating officer, a role he has held since September 2019. Moellering previously served as interim president and interim chief executive officer from January 2019 to June 2019 and was the company’s chief financial officer and treasurer from 2007 to 2011. Before joining Express, he served in various roles with Limited Brands and with Procter & Gamble. Before that, he was an officer in the United States Army. 

Adtalem Global Education promoted Robert Phelan to chief financial officer after serving as interim CFO since April 2021. Phelan was previously the company’s vice president and chief accounting officer since February 2020. Before joining Adtalem, he spent more than 23 years advancing through several senior financial and operational leadership positions at Sears Holding, where he was most recently senior vice president and corporate controller. Phelan began his career at KPMG.

Thomas George

Footwear retailer Genesco appointed interim CFO Thomas George to the role permanently. George has served as interim chief financial officer since December 2020 and is expected to serve in the position through at least March 2024. He previously was CFO for nine years of the global footwear company Deckers Brands, where, during his tenure, the company doubled its revenue and increased its market capitalization fourfold. He was previously chief financial officer of eyewear brand Oakley.

Pharmaceutical company BioDelivery Sciences named John Golubieski as CFO, effective November 4. Golubieski’s career progressed from PricewaterhouseCoopers to a 16-year career in various finance functions at Bristol-Myers Squibb before taking on senior level finance roles. These roles include senior vice president of finance of King Pharmaceuticals before being acquired by Pfizer, CFO at Fougera before being acquired by Novartis, and then onto Lantheus Medical Imaging as interim CFO. Most recently, John served as the CFO of orthopedic company IlluminOss.

Andre Mancl

Online food ordering platform ChowNow appointed Andre Mancl as chief financial officer. Mancl joins ChowNow from Credit Suisse, where he was global co-head of internet investment banking. He has worked on more than 100 investment banking transactions, including the IPOs of Lyft, LegalZoom, AppLovin, Snap, TheRealReal, GoDaddy, Wix, Eventbrite, and Upwork. Before his investment banking career, Mancl was an officer and helicopter pilot in the United States Navy. After his Navy tour, he was an assistant adjunct professor at UCLA teaching courses in leadership and ethics and advanced naval weapons systems.  

Jessica Fischer

Jessica Fischer was promoted to chief financial officer of Charter Communications. Fischer, who was most recently executive vice president of finance, joined Charter as corporate treasurer in 2017. Before joining Charter, she was a partner in the national tax department at EY, primarily working in the media and telecommunications space. Fischer replaces longtime CFO Chris Winfrey, who was promoted to chief operating officer. 

Xenter hired Tony Collins as the medical device technologies developer’s new CFO. Collins was most recently group chief financial officer at Zimmer Biomet. Additionally, Collins held several financial leadership positions at Zimmer Biomet, including vice president of finance, corporate controller, and chief accounting officer and vice president finance for global operations and supply chain. Before that, Collins held executive leadership positions with Guidant/Boston Scientific, including chief financial officer of Guidant Japan.