CFOs On the Move: Week Ending December 9

Frontdoor, Krispy Kreme, Nature's Sunshine, Covetrus, Greenhouse, TruGreen, WH Smith, DISQO
Lauren MuskettDecember 9, 2022
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending December 9
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  Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross | Frontdoor

Home service provider Frontdoor hired Jessica Ross as chief financial officer. She joins the company from Salesforce, where she is currently executive vice president of enterprise strategy and operational excellence. Before that, she was Salesforce’s executive vice president, finance chief transformation officer. She also worked at Stitch Fix, an online personal clothing and styling service, as vice president and chief accounting officer, at the time the company went public. Ross replaces Brian Turcotte, who will step down on December 30 and remain with the company through March 31, 2023, as an adviser to the CEO.

Jeremiah Ashukian | Krispy Kreme

Jeremiah Ashukian is the new CFO of Krispy Kreme. Ashukian joins the doughnut chain from chocolate, confectionery, and chewing gum manufacturer Mars, where he has worked for the last 21 years. He was most recently finance chief of Mars Wrigley North America. Ashukian replaces Josh Charlesworth, who has been chief financial officer since April 2017. Charlesworth will continue in his roles as global president and chief operating officer.

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  Shane Jones

Shane Jones | Nature’s Sunshine

Shane Jones was named CFO of vitamin and supplement company Nature’s Sunshine, effective December 30. Jones joins the company from the finance chief’s chair at FullSpeed Automotive, a franchiser and operator of automotive aftermarket service facilities. He has previously held CFO roles at West Marine, 1-800 Contacts, and and senior-level finance roles at Amazon, L Brands, and Yum! Brands.

  Ajoy Karna

Ajoy Karna | Covetrus

Ajoy Karna is the new finance chief of Covetrus. Karna joins the animal-health technology and services company from Sysco. During his 10 years with the wholesale food distributor, he held a number of senior finance and strategic leadership roles, most recently as senior vice president of strategy and CFO, international. Before that, Karna spent more than 20 years at PepsiCo, where he led global finance, strategy, and mergers and acquisition teams. Karna succeeds Matthew Foulston, who is retiring. 

  Kristina Salen

Kristina Salen | Greenhouse

Hiring software company Greenhouse named Kristina Salen as its new finance chief. Salen has held a variety of finance and leadership roles throughout her career, including as a technology analyst and portfolio manager at Fidelity and then as Etsy’s first CFO, taking the company public. Most recently, Salen was CFO of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a position she left in November 2021 after a year in the role. 

Ben Dunham | TruGreen

Lawn care provider TruGreen appointed Ben Dunham as CFO, effective January 9. Dunham most recently was finance chief of WeWork. Before joining WeWork in 2018, he spent 12 years at Yum! Brands, where during his tenure he was CFO of Pizza Hut Asia and later head of finance for Pizza Hut U.S. Dunham succeeds Michael Sims, who is retiring. 

  Kevin Gotthard

Kevin Gotthard | WH Smith

WH Smith, a global travel retailer for news, books, and convenience, hired Kevin Gotthard as chief financial officer for WH Smith North America. Gotthard joins the company from retailer Neiman Marcus Group, where was CFO for one year after his role as senior vice president of FP&A. Before that, he spent eight years at Ralph Lauren, most recently as vice president of finance — Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Gotthard began his career at Deloitte. 

  Scott Henderson

Scott Henderson | DISQO

Customer experience (CX) intelligence platform DISQO appointed Scott Henderson as its new CFO. Henderson joins the company following 21 years at Salesforce, most recently as executive vice president of global revenue operations. Henderson has held several leadership roles at Apple, Hexcel, APL, and other companies.