CFOs On the Move: Week Ending April 1

Boeing Global Services, Express, Sierra Space, OppFi, Lumen Technologies, CKE Restaurants, Milestone, M2GEN, Ventus Therapeutics, AnyRoad
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending April 1
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  Stephanie Pope

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CFO Stephanie Pope has been promoted to president and CEO of Boeing Global Services. In her two decades working at Boeing, Pope has held a number of leadership positions, including chief financial officer of Boeing Global Services and vice president of finance and controller for Boeing defense, space, and security. Pope succeeds Ted Colbert, who is taking over as president and chief executive officer of the company’s defense, space, and security business.

Fashion apparel retailer Express hired Jason Judd as its new chief financial officer, effective April 4. Judd joins the company from Big Lots, where he had been senior vice president of corporate finance and treasurer since October 2019. He was previously CFO of Justice at Ascena Retail Group and held leadership roles at L Brands. He has been a member of the Park National Bank board since January 2019.

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  Troy Lahr

Troy Lahr was appointed finance chief at commercial space company Sierra Space. Lahr previously worked at Boeing for 10 years, most recently as chief financial officer of its defense, space, and security business. He also spent 12 years as an equity analyst researching the aerospace and defense industry. 

OppFi promoted Pamela Johnson to finance chief. Johnson joined the financial technology platform as chief accounting officer in 2021. She was previously chief financial officer for more than 10 years at consumer finance companies Heights Finance and Pioneer Financial Services. She began her career in public accounting at KPMG. Johnson replaces Shiven Shah, who served as CFO for five years and helped bring OppFi to the public markets. Shah will transition to an advisory role through the end of the second quarter of 2022.

  Chris Stansbury

Chris Stansbury will take over as CFO at Lumen Technologies on April 4. Stansbury most recently served as senior vice president and CFO of Arrow Electronics. He joined Arrow in 2014 as vice president and chief accounting officer. Earlier in his career, he was CFO for the networking group of Hewlett-Packard and he held several finance positions at PepsiCo.

CKE Restaurants, franchisor of fast-food restaurants Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, appointed Brandon Turner as chief financial officer. Turner was most recently chief operating officer and CFO of food tech start-up Hero Bread. He was previously CFO at Caribou Company, where he oversaw financial operations for five brands – Caribou Coffee, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Bruegger’s Bagels, Noah’s New York Bagels, and Manhattan Bagel. His earlier experience includes progressive leadership roles with Quiznos Subs, School of Rock, and investment banking organizations.

  Kristen Rutkowski

Milestone promoted Kristen Rutkowski to CFO. Rutkowski has been the settlement planning and administration firm’s director of finance since last year. Rutkowski has more than a decade of experience in public accounting, having previously held roles at Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C. and Drescher, and Malecki. 

Eric Anderson will join bioinformatics company M2GEN as finance chief. Anderson was previously CFO at Evidera and held several senior finance leadership positions at Walmart, including senior director of finance and strategy and chief financial officer of He also held financial and operational leadership roles at Michael’s Stores, FedEx, and IBM. Anderson succeeds Joseph Smith, who is retiring. 

  Christine Ha

Christine Ha is the new CFO at biopharmaceutical company Ventus Therapeutics. Ha was most recently a managing director in the healthcare investment banking group at Morgan Stanley. In her 13 years in investment banking, Ha executed over $24 billion of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, collaborations, and financings. Before Morgan Stanley, she held positions at Credit Suisse, Greenhill & Co., Aisling Capital, and HSBC Securities.

AnyRoad hired Iain Hassall as its first chief financial officer. Hassall joins the experience relationship management platform from software developer Astronomer, where he served as CFO. Before that, he was finance chief at software company Algolia. During his nine-year tenure at subscription management software company Zuora, he held a variety of finance, sales operations, and strategy roles, helping the company scale from under 100 employees and less than $10 million annual recurring revenue to 1,500 employees with $250 million in revenue and a successful IPO in 2018.