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CFOs On the Move: Week Ending April 8

Hostess Brands, Keurig Dr Pepper, Micron, Burlington Stores, Vimeo, Cars.com, Cepton, Enseo, Fresh Vine Wine, Aliaswire
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending April 8
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  Travis Leonard

Travis Leonard will take over as finance chief of snack company Hostess Brands on May 11. Leonard was previously CFO of the medical segment at Cardinal Health, where he led a global finance organization supporting its medical products, distribution, and services business with $16.7 billion in revenue. He joined Cardinal Health in 2018 as corporate treasurer. Before that, he worked in finance and corporate audit roles at Cargill and he spent nearly 14 years in finance roles of increasing responsibility across multiple businesses at Kraft Foods. Leonard replaces interim CFO Mike Gernigin, who will stay with the company as chief accounting officer. 

Ozan Dokmecioglu, currently Keurig Dr Pepper’s CFO and president of International, will take over as CEO on July 29. Dokmecioglu joined the drink company in 2016 as chief financial officer of Keurig Green Mountain. Before that, he worked at Kellogg, where he was vice president of finance, CFO North America and vice president of finance, CFO Europe. Before joining Kellogg in 2012, he held finance leadership roles with Kraft Foods, Cargill, and Arthur Andersen. Dokmecioglu succeeds Bob Gamgort, who will assume the role of executive chairman of Keurig Dr Pepper for two years.

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  Mark Murphy

Micron appointed Mark Murphy as chief financial officer, effective April 18. Murphy joins the memory chipmaker from chip company Qorvo, where he has been CFO since 2016. Before Qorvo, Murphy held several finance and operations leadership positions in semiconductor and broader electronics markets, including CFO at Delphi Automotive, CFO at MEMC Electronic Materials, and president of the electronics materials division at Praxair. Murphy replaces interim CFO Sumit Sadana, who will return to his role as chief business officer.

Burlington Stores CFO John Crimmins is retiring. The off-price retailer has started its search for a new finance chief and Crimmins will provide consulting services through the end of February 2023. Crimmins joined Burlington in 2011 as senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer and was named CFO in 2019. Before joining the retailer he was CFO at Timberland. 

  Gillian Munson

Video-sharing platform Vimeo named Gillian Munson chief financial officer. Munson was most recently CFO at Iora Health, where she oversaw its recent acquisition by One Medical. She has previously been CFO of XO Group, a venture partner at Union Square Ventures, a managing director at Allen & Company, and an equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley. Munson currently serves on the boards of Duolingo and Phreesia. Vimeo’s outgoing finance chief Narayan Menon will become an executive adviser through the end of the year.

Chief financial officer Sonia Jain is leaving Cars.com to join a pre-IPO, venture capital-backed company. Jain took over as finance chief at the online car marketplace in July 2020. The company appointed its vice president and treasurer Jandy Tomy interim CFO. Tomy has been with the company since March 2017 and previously served as interim CFO from January through June 2020. 

  Hull Xu

Hull Xu, Cepton’s vice president of finance and strategy, was promoted to chief financial officer. Xu, who joined the company last year, led the merger transaction between Cepton Technologies and Growth Capital Acquisition. He has experience as an investment banker and electrical engineer by training. During his 13-year tenure at the Royal Bank of Canada and at Barclays Investment Bank, he advised technology companies on capital markets and strategic transactions. Xu replaces Winston Fu, who will become an adviser on strategic projects. Fu will remain on the board of directors and become vice-chairman.

  Brian Gurley

Hospitality tech company Enseo named Brian Gurley as its new CFO. Gurley has more than 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience and was most recently CFO of SaaS company Magnitude Software. Gurley was previously director at CBIZ Private Equity Advisors, where he served as interim CFO for several middle-market private equity-backed entities. He began his career in public accounting at KPMG.

Fresh Vine Wine hired Ellen Scipta as finance chief. Most recently, she was CFO of joint development manufacturer Intricon. Scipta was previously vice president of finance at Bio-Techne, a life science and diagnostic products manufacturer and retailer. Before that, she worked at agriculture and energy cooperative CHS, where she was director of financial planning and analysis. Scipta replaces Elliot Savoie, who has transitioned to head of corporate development and ventures.

  Brian Bartlett

Brian Bartlett is the new chief financial officer at fintech company Aliaswire. Most recently, Bartlett was CFO at biotech AZTherapies. Previously, he was partner at The DMF Group, where he provided across-the-board financial, strategic, and operational consulting services to start-ups and early-stage companies. Earlier finance roles include CFO and chief operating officer at SaaS and professional services provider MembersFirst and senior financial analyst at publishing company Houghton Mifflin.