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CFOs On the Move: Week Ending August 5

PayPal, Presidio, Tapestry, AMC Networks, Shift4, Endeavor Content, Xperi, MoneyGram, Coalition, Oppenheimer

  Blake Jorgensen

Blake Jorgensen | PayPal 

PayPal appointed Blake Jorgensen as finance chief. Jorgensen most recently worked at video game maker Electronic Arts, joining in 2012. During his time at the company, he held several roles, including CFO and chief operating officer. He has previously held CFO roles at Levi Strauss & Co. and Yahoo. Earlier, Jorgensen was the chief operating officer and co-director of investment banking at Thomas Weisel Partners, which he co-founded in 1998. He replaces John Rainey, who stepped down in May to become CFO of Walmart. 

Manny Korakis | Presidio

Manny Korakis has joined IT infrastructure provider Presidio as finance chief. Korakis was most recently chief accounting officer, corporate controller, and corporate treasurer at health information company IQVIA. He previously held senior-level positions at American Express Global Business Travel as corporate controller and chief accounting officer. He spent the majority of his career at S&P Global where, in his last two years, he was CFO of S&P Dow Jones Indices, a subsidiary with $1 billion in revenue.

  Scott Roe

Scott Roe | Tapestry

Scott Roe, CFO of fashion house Tapestry, will take on the additional role of chief operating officer ahead of COO Tom Glaser’s retirement. Glaser will remain with the company until October 1. Roe joined the company in June 2021 from apparel company VF Corp., where he worked for 25 years.

Patrick O’Connell | AMC Networks

Patrick O’Connell was named CFO of entertainment company AMC Networks. O’Connell joins the company from e-commerce company BRANDED, where he was chief strategy officer. Before that, he was executive vice president, head of corporate development at CBS. He previously spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was managing director within the investment banking division in the telecom, media, and technology group. He succeeds Christina Spade, the company’s chief operating officer and chief financial officer, who has been appointed chief executive officer. 

  Nancy Disman

Nancy Disman | Shift4

Shift4 appointed Nancy Disman as CFO. Disman joins the payment processing company from technology company Intrado, where she was CFO and chief administrative officer for the last five years. Disman was previously chief financial officer and chief administrative officer of TSYS’ merchant services division, CFO and chief operating officer for Cynergy Data, and chief operations officer and chief financial officer of the merchant services segment at First Data. She began her career working in Ernst and Young’s audit and assurance practice.

Kasee Calabrese | Endeavor Content

TV and film production company Endeavor Content hired Kasee Calabrese as its new chief financial officer. For the last eight years, Calabrese worked at AMC Networks, most recently as executive vice president of global finance. Before that, she was vice president of finance of television production group Leftfield Pictures. Earlier, she held executive finance roles at HIT Entertainment/Mattel, Cenveo, and RR Donnelley.

  Keith Jones

Keith Jones | Xperi

TiVo’s parent company Xperi hired Keith Jones as CFO of Adeia, its intellectual property business. Jones joins the company from technology company Rambus, where since 2018 he has held several finance roles and was most recently interim CFO. Before that, he was the worldwide corporate controller, vice president of finance, and the principal accounting officer at ShoreTel before its acquisition by Mitel Networks. Earlier he was CFO and vice president of finance at PDF Solutions. 

  Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson | MoneyGram

Brian Johnson was promoted to CFO of money transfer company MoneyGram. Johnson has been head of corporate finance and global treasurer since January 2021 and will take over on September 1.  He joined MoneyGram in July 2018 as head of corporate FP&A and M&A. Before joining MoneyGram, Johnson was a managing director at Commerce Street Capital. He succeeds Larry Angelilli, who has been appointed executive vice chairman of MoneyGram.

Jim Young  | Coalition

Cyber insurance provider Coalition appointed Jim Young as its first chief financial officer. Most recently, Young was CFO of agriculture technology company Indigo Ag. Young was previously CFO of fintech company Broadridge. Before that, he held senior finance roles at Visa, including senior vice president of finance. At Visa, he played a lead role in its $19 billion IPO.

  Brad Watkins

Brad Watkins | Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer named Brad Watkins as chief financial officer. Before joining Oppenheimer, Watkins was with KPMG. At KPMG since 2003, Watkins spent the majority of his time in its New York financial services audit practice, where he rose through the ranks before becoming a partner in 2015.