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CFOs On the Move: Week Ending March 4

Shell, Graphite Bio, Domino's, Six Flags, Bayer, 1stDibs, Globalization Partners, Vintage Wine Estates, Minim, Faraday Future
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending March 4
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Sinead Gorman

Shell promoted Sinead Gorman to chief financial officer, effective April 1. Gorman is currently executive vice president of finance in the oil and gas company’s global Upstream business. She started her career as a civil engineer before beginning a finance career when she joined Shell in 1999. Since then, she has held several senior finance roles in all of Shell’s major businesses, in Europe, North America, and latterly globally. Gorman succeeds Jessica Uhl, who is stepping down after 17 years with Shell, the last five years as CFO. 

Graphite Bio appointed Alethia Young as finance chief. Young joins the clinical-stage gene-editing company from Cantor Fitzgerald, where she was senior biotech analyst and head of research, managing the equity research department covering small-cap, mid-cap and large-cap biotechnology companies. Before joining Cantor Fitzgerald in 2018, she held senior biotech analyst positions at Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank. Earlier in her career, she was a research policy analyst and president at Marwood Group. 

Sandeep Reddy

Sandeep Reddy will take over as Domino’s CFO on April 1. Reddy joins the pizza chain from Six Flags, where he is currently chief financial officer. Before joining the amusement park company, Reddy was CFO at clothing retailer Guess, where he helped lead its turnaround. Earlier in his career, he was toy manufacturer Mattel’s vice president of finance and supply chain for France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

Stephen Purtell will assume the role of interim chief financial officer of Six Flags when CFO Sandeep Reddy steps down on March 27. Purtell is currently senior vice president of corporate communications, investor relations, and treasurer. Before joining Six Flags in 2012, he was vice president of sales operations and market research for Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics.   

Kelly Gast

Bayer named Kelly Gast as CFO of its crop science division, effective April 1. Gast is currently Bayer’s U.S. chief financial officer. Previously, she was the vice president for commercial finance at Monsanto Company. Gast succeeds CFO Michael Schulz, who is leaving the company after a decade in the role. 

Online marketplace 1stDibs hired Thomas Etergino as CFO. Etergino joins the company from Vesta Healthcare, where he was finance chief for the past five years. He previously held CFO positions at AtriCure, The Street, and Refinery29. He also was previously chief accounting officer and treasurer of DoubleClick. Etergino replaces Tu Nguyen, who is leaving the company after two years as CFO. 

Simone Nardi

Employment platform Globalization Partners hired Simone Nardi as finance chief. Nardi was previously CFO at fuboTV, where he helped the organization go public. Previously, he was senior vice president and CFO, international for Scripps Networks Interactive, senior vice president and CFO for NBC Universal’s international channels and television production businesses, and CFO of NBC Universal’s business development division, where he had a lead role in launching Hulu. Nardi replaces Bob Cahill, who was promoted to president.

Kristina Johnston is the new CFO at Vintage Wine Estates, effective March 7. Johnston joins the wine producer after almost 17 years at beer, wine, and spirits producer Constellation Brands, where she was most recently vice president – finance lead. Earlier in her career, worked at Arthur Anderson and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Johnston replaces Katherine DeVillers, who has been named executive vice president of acquisition integrations. 

Mehul Patel

Mehul Patel will become CFO at software company Minim on March 21. Patel is currently vice president of supply chain finance and transformation at fintech Verifone. Before that, he was finance director for the telecom consumer premise equipment business unit at Motorola. During his 18 years at Motorola, he was a part of six acquisitions. 

Faraday Future appointed Becky Roof as the electric vehicle company’s interim chief financial officer. Roof, who is managing director with consulting firm AlixPartners, replaces Walter McBride, who has stepped down due to health reasons. Roof has been interim CFO at several companies, including Lordstown Motors, Eastman Kodak Company, and Hudson’s Bay Company. Faraday Future has yet to file its 10_Q or S-1 for the fiscal third quarter of 2021, due to an internal investigation.