Stefan Kramer will take over as CFO of BMW of North America in September. Kramer is currently CFO of BMW Group Financial Services in the United States. He joined the automaker in 2005 as an in-house consultant responsible for the organizational development of the global finance department. He began his career at PwC in 1996, where most of his work focused on finance projects in the telecommunication and automotive industry. Kramer replaces Stefan Richmann, who will assume the CEO role for BMW Group Financial Services in the U.S. and region Americas.
Flexible workspace provider WeWork hired Andre Fernandez as its new CFO, effective June 10. Most recently, Fernandez was chief financial officer of enterprise software provider NCR Corporation. Before that, he was president and chief executive officer of CBS Radio; president and chief operating officer of Journal Communications and before that, CFO at Journal Communications. Fernandez currently serves on the boards of Givewith, Sachem Acquisition Corp., and Bankroll Club.
CFO Julie Albrecht will leave Sonoco on June 30. The company is considering internal and external candidates while searching for her replacement. Albrecht joined the packaging company in March 2017 as corporate vice president, treasurer, and assistant CFO and has been finance chief since 2019. Before joining Sonoco, she held senior finance roles for several public companies.
Harrods appointed Tim Parker as its new CFO. Parker joins the high-end London department store from Hong Kong-based conglomerate Jardine Matheson, where he worked for 10 years in a range of senior finance jobs across Hong Kong and Malaysia. After five years at the retailer, Harrods’ previous CFO, John Edgar, left the company in 2017.
Athenahealth named John Hofmann as finance chief. Most recently, he was CFO of Omnitracs, a fleet management and transportation technology company. Before that, he was chief financial officer of Infogroup, a data and marketing technology business. He also has technology investment management experience at private equity firms Silver Lake Sumeru and GTCR. Hofmann replaces Luis Borgen, who retired last month.
TPI Composites hired Ryan Miller as chief financial officer. Before joining the composite wind blades manufacturer, Miller held various financial and investor relations roles at Rockwell Collins and Collins Aerospace. He was most recently vice president and CFO of the avionics division of Collins Aerospace. Miller previously worked for Deloitte & Touche in public accounting in various audit roles.
Covanta named Gregg Kam as CFO. Before joining the waste management company, Kam was chief financial officer at beauty and personal care manufacturer kdc/one. He has previously held CFO roles at Sonneborn, The Newark Group, and International Specialty Products. His experience includes financial leadership positions at National Starch and Chemical and Unilever. Kam replaces Brad Helgeson, who is leaving the company after 15 years.
Sean Blitchok will join MeridianLink, a loan and mortgage origination software platform, as CFO on June 13. Blitchok has held leadership roles at several organizations, including Salesforce, BlackLine, Hewlett-Packard, and Honeywell International. At Salesforce, he was division CFO, leading finance for a business unit with more than 15,000 people and managing approximately $6 billion in revenue. Blitchok succeeds Chad Martin, who is leaving the company for a role at a private equity firm.
Physicians Resources LTD appointed Jody Holt as the revenue cycle management company’s new chief financial officer. Holt has been chief financial officer at several companies, including senior living provider Covenant Living and internet service provider Single Digits. She began her career with PwC.
Biopharmaceutical company MindMed named Schond Greenway as finance chief. Greenway was previously CFO of biopharmaceutical company Avalo Therapeutics. Before that, he was vice president of investor relations at pharmaceutical company Mesoblast. He served in a similar role at Halozyme Therapeutics and in various roles at investment banking firms Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital, predominantly focused on healthcare and technology.