CFOs On the Move: Week Ending September 2

SAP, Deere, Life Time, Token, Evolus, Caleres, Paysafe, ScottsMiracle-Gro

  Dominik Asam

Dominik Asam | SAP

Dominik Asam was named chief financial officer of SAP, effective March 7. Asam joins the business-software company from plane manufacturer Airbus, where he has been CFO since April 2019. Before that, he worked at Infineon Technologies AG, where he had been CFO since 2011. He succeeds Luka Mucic, whose departure was announced earlier this year.

  Josh Jepsen

Joshua Jepsen | Deere

Deere named Joshua Jepsen as its new CFO, replacing Rajesh Kalathur, who was appointed to the role about three months ago. Kalathur will continue as president of Deere’s financial unit and and chief information officer. Jepsen, who has worked at the farm equipment maker for 23 years, took over as deputy financial officer at Deere earlier this year. 

Robert Houghton | Life Time

Health club chain Life Time hired Robert Houghton as its new CFO. Houghton has been senior vice president of finance at food distributor United Natural Foods since May 2020. Before that, he was vice president of corporate finance and treasurer and vice president of investor relations for third-party logistics company C.H. Robinson. Houghton also held finance leadership roles with Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, General Mills, and International Paper Company. Houghton replaces Thomas Bergmann, who is retiring. 

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  Rommel De La Cruz

Rommel De La Cruz | Token

Token, a wearable authentication solutions provider, named Rommel De La Cruz as chief financial officer. De La Cruz joins the company from cloud-based supply chain visibility platform project44, where he was the vice president of finance and strategy. He then worked at digital agreements security company OneSpan, where he was the vice president of finance. Earlier, he held senior finance positions at Groupon and Motorola. 

Sandra Beaver | Evolus

Medical aesthetics company Evolus named Sandra Beaver as finance chief. Most recently, Beaver was senior vice president of finance at credit reporting company Experian. Before that, she spent 17 years working at global gaming company International Game Technology where she held several roles, including vice president of consolidated financial planning and analysis and vice president and CFO of the company’s North America gaming and interactive business unit. 

  Jack Calandra

Jack Calandra | Caleres 

Jack Calandra was appointed CFO of global footwear company Caleres. Calandra most recently was chief financial officer of a.k.a. Brands. Before that, he was executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Tailored Brands. He also held several executive positions at Gap, including senior vice president of corporate finance and investor relations; senior vice president and CFO, Banana Republic Global; vice president and CFO, Gap Direct; and vice president and CFO, Gap International. Calandra succeeds Ken Hannah, who has served been CFO for the last seven years. 

Alex Gersh | Paysafe

Alex Gersh will take over as finance chief of Paysafe on Oct. 3. Gersh joins the payments platform from sports betting data and analytics company Sportradar, where he led its IPO last year. Previously, he spent six years in the online betting industry, most recently as CFO and board director of Paddy Power Betfair. Earlier in his career, Gersh spent nearly eight years as CFO for NDS Group London, a digital pay TV software solutions provider. Gersh replaces former Izzy Dawood, who is leaving the company later in the year.

 Dave Evans

David Evans | ScottsMiracle-Gro

ScottsMiracle-Gro named board member and former chief financial officer David Evans as interim CFO. He has been a director of the company since 2018, serving on the board’s audit and finance committees. Evans was previously CFO of the company from 2006 to 2013 before resigning to join Battelle Memorial Institute as CFO. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Cardinal Health, where he also served as interim CFO. Evans replaces Cory Miller, who has left the company. Miller worked at the company for almost 23 years and has been CFO since January 2021. 

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