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CFOs On the Move: Week Ending November 4

Away, Campbell Soup Company, Ford Credit, Infillion, American Electric Power, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Branch, Innovaccer, Jobber
Lauren MuskettNovember 4, 2022

  Catherine Dunleavy

Catherine Dunleavy | Away

Catherine Dunleavy, Away’s chief financial officer, was promoted to president of the luggage retailer. Dunleavy joined the company as CFO in October 2020. Dunleavy was previously vice president and CFO of global operations, technology, and strategic investments at Nike. Before that, she was executive vice president of content distribution at Comcast. Away’s new CFO has not been named and the company will be looking to fill the role.

  Mick Beekhuizen

Mick Beekhuizen | Campbell Soup Company

Campbell Soup Company named its CFO, Mick Beekhuizen, to be the president of its meals and beverages division. Beekhuizen will remain CFO until his successor is named. Beekhuizen joined the food and snack company in 2019 as chief financial officer from Chobani, where he held the same role. Beekhuizen takes over for Chris Foley, who will become president of snacks. 

Eliane Okamura | Ford Credit

Brian Schaaf, CFO of Ford Credit, is retiring after a 33-year career at Ford Motor Company and Ford Credit. Eliane Okamura will succeed Schaaf on Dec. 1. Okamura is currently the director of automotive strategy, risk, and agile finance on Ford’s treasury team, a position she has held since March 2021. She joined the company in 1995 in Brazil as an analyst and has held a variety of financial positions since, including treasurer of Ford South America. She also was the controller of several key product development teams, including North America trucks.

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  Margaret Chu

Margaret Chu | Infillion

Advertising platform Infillion appointed Margaret Chu as its new finance chief. Chu previously worked as an executive adviser at Infillion. Before joining Infillion’s executive leadership team, she was chief financial officer of Vox Media. Chu has held previous executive roles, including CFO of RSE Ventures and executive vice president of corporate strategy and development at Horizon Media.

  Ann Kelly

Ann Kelly | American Electric Power

Ann Kelly will take over as finance chief of electric utility company American Electric Power on Nov. 30. Kelly is currently vice president of finance and CFO of retail propane distributor AmeriGas Propane, a UGI subsidiary. Before joining UGI Utilities in 2014, Kelly was CFO for JGM, senior vice president of finance for Preferred Sands, and held roles of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting at Exelon Generation, PECO, Radnor Holdings, Price Waterhouse, and Dean Witter. 

Todd Wilson | Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Restaurant chain Red Robin Gourmet Burgers hired Todd Wilson as its new CFO. Wilson was most recently chief financial officer at Hopdoddy Burger Bar and Hibar Hospitality. Before that, he was vice president of finance for Jamba Juice. He worked at Bloomin Brands for 10 years and held several leadership positions, including division CFO of both Carraba’s Italian Grill and Fleming’s Prime Steak. He replaces Lynn Schweinfurth, who is retiring. 

  Thommy Guerrero

Thommy Guerrero | Branch

Branch named Thommy Guerrero as the insurance company’s first CFO. Most recently, Guerrero was head of finance and corporate development at MediaAlpha, where he spent seven years developing new partnerships and overseeing M&A and fundraising efforts, including during its Oct. 2020 IPO. He has previously worked on the finance and capital markets teams at Starwood, Ares Management, Morgan Stanley, and PWC.

  TG Ganeshan

TG Ganeshan | Innovaccer

Innovaccer appointed TG Ganeshan as the health cloud company’s new finance chief. Ganeshan has led financial operations at several healthcare IT organizations, including as CFO of RxSense; CFO of Optum’s payer markets and Optum’s payment integrity businesses; and senior vice president of finance at Equian (acquired by Optum). Before entering healthcare, he held financial leadership roles at Hilton Worldwide, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, and Anheuser-Busch Companies. He succeeds Naveen Gupta, who will remain with the company as a strategic advisor.

Craig Wert | Jobber

Jobber, a scheduling software platform for small home service businesses, hired Craig Wert as chief financial officer. Wert was most recently senior vice president of finance at video hosting platform Vimeo. Before that, he spent 15 years at Vonage, most recently as treasurer and vice president of finance.