CFOs On the Move: Week Ending September 23

Yeti, Burberry, Chobani, Tanger Outlets, Upwork, Connatix, Diality, AvantStay, HyreCar, Agios Pharmaceuticals, SnapLogic, Shapeways
Lauren MuskettSeptember 23, 2022
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  Julie Brown

Julie Brown | Burberry

British luxury retailer Burberry’s finance chief Julie Brown will step down on April 1, 2023. Brown is leaving Burberry after six years for a new position outside of the luxury industry. The process to identify her successor is underway. Brown joined the company from medical products maker Smith & Nephew in 2017. She will leave her role as chief operating officer. 

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Paul Carbone

Paul Carbone | Yeti

Paul Carbone will step down as CFO of outdoor retailer Yeti on Oct. 28. Carbone is leaving to pursue a new business opportunity that will allow him to be closer to family. He joined the company as CFO in 2018 from retailer The Talbots, where he was chief financial officer and chief operating officer. 

Tarkan Gürkan | Chobani

Interim CFO of yogurt maker Chobani, Tarkan Gürkan, has taken the role on a permanent basis. Gürkan took over as interim CFO in June after CFO Jody Macedonio stepped down the same month. Before joining Chobani, Gürkan was chief investment officer at Shepherd Futures, the family office of Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya. Before that, Gürkan was senior vice president of corporate mergers and acquisitions at PepsiCo. He previously was vice president of corporate development at Campbell Soup. Gürkan also held financial leadership positions at Lehman Brothers and Nabisco Holdings.

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  Michael Bilerman

Michael Bilerman | Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets hired Michael Bilerman as its new chief financial officer, chief investment officer, and senior vice president. For the last 18 years, Bilerman worked at Citi, most recently as managing director. He led the bank’s global real estate investment research franchise, while also managing the U.S. real estate and lodging team. Bilerman started his career at Goldman Sachs, where he spent six years in investment banking and equity research.

Jeff McCombs | Upwork

Freelance platform Upwork is looking for a new CFO. Current finance chief Jeff McCombs will stay with the company through the year to support the CFO transition. McCombs joined the company in August 2020 from Doctor On Demand, where he had been CFO since 2018. Before that, he was CFO of OpenTable for two years and CFO of Flipboard from 2014 to 2015.

  Joseph Pergola

Joseph Pergola | Connatix

Connatix, a video technology company for publishers and advertisers, named Joseph Pergola as its first chief financial officer. Pergola was most recently CFO for ad tech firm Integral Ad Science, where he helped take the company public in June 2021. Previous roles include sales operations leader of global sales strategy and enablement at Amazon; director of FP&A, technology, product, and user experience at Audible; and CFO, Americas, and regional head of finance at Criteo. 

Pamela Wapnick | Diality

Pamela Wapnick was named chief financial officer of medical technology company Diality. Most recently, she was CFO of Capsida Biotherapeutics, where she built several functions of the company from startup to over 100 employees. Wapnick’s career history includes working at Amgen, where she was both vice president of finance for R&D and treasurer. She then was CFO at True North Therapeutics and, later, of Graybug Vision. 

  Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain | AvantStay

Vacation home rental platform AvantStay appointed Ankur Jain as chief financial officer. Jain joins the company from Better Place Forests, a company that offers forests as an alternative to cemeteries, where he was CFO. Before that, he was CFO and a founding team member at tech-enabled property management company Mynd and vice president of finance of Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (now Invitation Homes), where he took the company public. 

Eduardo Iniguez | HyreCar

Car-sharing service HyreCar appointed its head of finance, Eduardo Iniguez, as interim chief financial officer. Iniguez was previously vice president of corporate finance at aerospace distribution company AllClear Aerospace & Defense. He takes over for Serge De Bock, who is leaving the company at the end of the month for a senior leadership position at another company. 

  Cecilia Jones

Cecilia Jones | Agios Pharmaceuticals

Cecilia Jones was named finance chief of Agios Pharmaceuticals. Jones joins Agios from LogicBio Therapeutics, where she was chief financial officer. Before that, Jones spent more than 10 years at Biogen, most recently as vice president of R&D, worldwide medical and business development finance. Jones replaces Jonathan Biller, who resigned to become chief legal officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Ahsan Malik | SnapLogic

SnapLogic hired Ahsan Malik as the software company’s new finance chief. He joins from cybersecurity company Malwarebytes, where he led the global strategic finance organization. Before that, Malik was vice president of finance at Blue Jeans by Verizon where he managed global finance and accounting teams and business analytics teams in the U.S. and India. He also held leadership roles at App Annie, PunchTab, Hightail, Alloy Ventures, and Credit Suisse First Boston.

  Alberto Recchi

Alberto Recchi | Shapeways

3D printing service provider Shapeways appointed Alberto Recchi, currently an independent board member of the company, as CFO, effective October 1. Recchi started his career as an aerospace engineer at Agusta and later spent 12 years at Credit Suisse advising the U.S. and European private equity funds on transactions including recapitalizations, equity offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Shapeways’ board, Recchi was CFO of Galileo Acquisition. Recchi succeeds Jennifer Walsh, who will leave the company by the end of the year. 

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