CFOs On the Move: Week Ending February 25

CafeMedia, BBC Studios, Del Monte Produce, Phenom, Celsius, Nucor, RBB Bancorp, SailPoint, The Marcus Corp., InTech Aerospace, The Manitowoc Co.
Lauren MuskettFebruary 25, 2022
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending February 25
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Jeff D’Onofrio

CafeMedia hired Jeff D’Onofrio as its first finance chief. D’Onofrio joins the ad management service from Tumblr, where he spent eight years as CFO, COO, and finally as chief executive officer. Before that, his career spanned live streaming, social media, advertising, and commerce in senior finance and CFO roles at Google, Zagat, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

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Lorraine Burgess

BBC Studios promoted Lorraine Burgess to finance chief. Burgess joined the British content company in July 2021 as interim chief financial officer. Before joining BBC Studios, she worked at film, TV, and digital production company Green Door Pictures. She was previously chief operations officer of digital for Endemol Shine Group and also held roles at Ingenious Media and Universal Pictures. 

Del Monte Produce finance chief Eduardo Bezerra is stepping down on March 31 after three years in the role. Bezerra resigned to pursue other interests. The produce giant will name an interim CFO while it looks for Bezerra’s permanent replacement. Bezerra previously worked at Monsanto, where he held several roles over his 20-year tenure, including global finance integration lead and international business chief financial officer.  

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Davinder Athwal

Davinder Athwal was named CFO at human resources technology company Phenom. Athwal joins the company from fintech company OSG, where he was executive vice president and CFO. He was previously finance chief at Blucora, a tax-focused wealth management services and software provider. Earlier in his career, Athwal held progressively senior finance roles at UGI, Nortel, IBM, and PwC.

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Rod Bolger

Crypto lender Celsius appointed Rod Bolger as its new chief financial officer. Most recently, Bolger was CFO at RBC, Canada’s largest bank. Earlier in his career, he held several CFO positions at Bank of America, was managing director and deputy CFO at Citi, and held various finance roles at PwC. 

Steve Laxton, vice president of business development and strategic planning at Nucor, was promoted to finance chief. Laxton began his career at the steel production company in 2003 as general manager of business development and was promoted to vice president in 2014. Before joining Nucor, he worked for Cinergy, holding various positions including director of asset management and manager of corporate development. Laxton takes over for Jim Frias, who plans to retire in June after transitioning out of the CFO role in March. 

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David Morris

RBB Bancorp’s chief financial officer David Morris is taking over as interim president and chief executive officer effective immediately. Morris will continue in his role as CFO. He steps in for Alan Thian, who is taking a leave of absence pending an internal investigation conducted by a special committee of RBB’s Board of Directors. The subject of the investigation was not disclosed. 

Identity security company SailPoint hired Colleen Healy as its new CFO. Healy was most recently chief financial officer of Basis Global Technologies. She was previously vice president and global divisional chief financial officer at Hill-Rom Holdings and vice president of investor relations at TransUnion. Before that, Healy spent nearly 20 years with Microsoft in several capacities, including general manager and head of U.S. industry for financial services, head of investor relations, and senior director, treasury and capital markets group.

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Chad Paris

The Marcus Corporation promoted corporate controller and treasurer Chad Paris to chief financial officer, effective May 15. Before joining The Marcus Corporation in October 2021, Paris was CFO at manufacturing company Jason Group. Paris takes over for Douglas Neis, who is retiring after 36 years at the company. Neis has been finance chief since 1996. 

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Devan Haub

InTech Aerospace promoted Devan Haub to chief financial officer. Haub has been the airplane interiors and components company’s controller since she joined in September 2020. Haub’s background includes 10 years of progressive accounting and finance experiences, including in private equity-controlled enterprises in Texas. 

Crane manufacturer The Manitowoc Company promoted Brian Regan to CFO. Regan, who is currently vice president, corporate controller, and principal accounting officer, will take over on May 2. Before Manitowoc, Regan held positions of increasing responsibility at SPX, where he was most recently vice president finance and chief financial officer of SPX Transformer Solutions. Regan succeeds David Antoniuk, who will transition into an advisory role until January 2, 2023, and then retire.