CFOs On the Move: Week Ending June 17

Quest Diagnostics, Calendly, Marengo Therapeutics, United Rentals, Sentrics, Latham Group, Flutterwave, AGCO, Sonoco, Neptune Wellness

  Sam Samad

Sam Samad | Quest Diagnostics 

Quest Diagnostics named Sam Samad as CFO, effective July 11. Samad joins the diagnostic information services from gene-sequencing company Illumina, where he has been chief financial officer since 2017. Before that, he held several senior leadership positions at Cardinal Health, including senior vice president and corporate treasurer. Earlier in his career, he spent 13 years at Eli Lilly in a variety of sales and finance roles, including as CFO of the company’s Canada affiliate. Samad succeeds Mark Guinan, who is retiring after over eight years in the role. 

John McCauley | Calendly

Scheduling platform Calendly hired John McCauley as CFO. Before joining Calendly, McCauley was CFO of global sales enablement company Seismic. Previously, he held senior financial strategy positions at Illumina and ServiceNow, where he helped lead its IPO in 2012. He began his career in assurance services at Ernst & Young.

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  Svetlana Makhni

Svetlana Makhni | Marengo Therapeutics

Svetlana Makhni was appointed finance chief of biotech company Marengo Therapeutics. Makhni was previously CFO of Escient Pharmaceuticals, and before that, she was chief financial officer and head of operations at behavioral health services provider Bierman ABA. Earlier in her career, she worked in healthcare investment banking at several companies, including BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs, Westbrook Partners, and the Blackstone Group.

Jessica Graziano | United Rentals

United Rentals CFO Jessica Graziano will leave the equipment rental company on July 29 to take over as CFO at U.S. Steel. Graziano joined the company’s finance organization in 2014 and was named CFO in 2018. Before that, she held various positions of increasing responsibility at Revlon. Graziano will be replaced by Ted Grace, who has been named interim CFO while the company searches for a permanent replacement. Grace joined United Rentals in 2016 as vice president and head of investor relations. 

  Amy Acosta

Amy Acosta | Sentrics

Sentrics, a technology provider for senior living communities, appointed Amy Acosta as chief financial officer. Previously, Acosta was CFO at real estate technology platform Grace Hill, where she orchestrated the company to a successful exit. She was also CFO at financial technology and marketing company KASASA and held financial leadership roles at Kony, a mobile application and digital technology company.

Robert Masson | Latham Group

Robert Masson was named finance chief of swimming pool manufacturer Latham Group. Masson joins the company from Hypertherm, a cutting systems and software manufacturer, where he is executive vice president and chief financial officer. Before that, he was vice president of finance at Flowserve. Masson worked in various finance leadership roles at Raytheon, including CFO roles for several of Raytheon’s business units. He started his career as a Lieutenant and Naval Aviator for the United States.  Masson replaces Mark Borseth, who is retiring. 

  Oneal Bhambani

Oneal Bhambani | Flutterwave

Flutterwave hired Oneal Bhambani as the payments technology company’s CFO. Bhambani joins the company from Kabbage, where he was vice president, chief financial officer, and head of capital markets. Before Kabbage was acquired by American Express, he was CFO and helped lead its acquisition and integration. Before that, he was president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer of Flywheel Software.  

Damon Audia | AGCO

AGCO hired Damon Audia as its new chief financial officer. Audia joins the agricultural equipment manufacturer from Kennametal, a tooling and industrial materials supplier, where he has been CFO since 2018. Before that, he was CFO of Carpenter Technology, a specialty alloys manufacturer. He also spent ten years in various leadership roles at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, most recently as senior vice president of finance for the company’s North America division. Audia succeeds Andy Beck, who is retiring. 

  Rob Dillard

Rob Dillard | Sonoco

Packaging company Sonoco promoted its chief strategy officer, Rob Dillard, to CFO. Dillard joined the company in 2018 and has led the company’s corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions activities. Before joining Sonoco, he was president of personal care Europe and vice president of strategy and innovation at Domtar Personal Care. He was previously president of Stanley Hydraulics and vice president of business development at Stanley Black and Decker. He replaces Julie Albrecht, who is leaving the company. 

  Raymond Silcock

Raymond Silcock | Neptune Wellness

Raymond Silcock will take over as finance chief of Neptune Wellness on July 25. Before joining the health and wellness company, Silcock was executive vice president and chief financial officer at Perrigo. He has held CFO roles at several companies, including CTI Foods, Diamond Foods, The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, US Tobacco, and Cott. He previously worked at Campbell Soup for 18 years in various positions, most recently as vice president of finance, bakery and confectionary division. 

Chad Becker | Rockley Photonics Holdings

Chad Becker has been named interim CFO for Rockley Photonics Holdings after their previous finance chief, Mahesh Karanth, stepped away from the role to pursue other interests. The company has begun a search for a full-time replacement. Becker was previously VP of financial planning and analysis within the company, and has acquired over 20 years of experience at companies including Microsoft and NetApp. 

Matt Susz | Jo-Ann Stores

Matt Susz, executive vice president and chief financial officer of retailer Jo-Ann Stores, passed away unexpectedly on June 15. The publicly held company’s board of directors has appointed Tom Dryer, vice president and controller, to serve as the company’s interim CFO. Susz had been at Jo-Ann for 19 years, the last three-and-a-half years as finance chief.