Visa CFO Vasant Prabhu will leave the company on Sept. 30. Prabhu, who joined Visa as finance chief in 2015, will help with the search for and onboarding of his replacement. He previously held CFO roles at NBCUniversal, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Safeway.
Outdoor retailer Yeti named its interim CFO Mike McMullen to the role permanently. McMullen, who has been interim finance chief since October 2022, will also take on the roles of senior vice president and treasurer. McMullen joined the company in 2016 as head of FP&A before being promoted to vice president of finance in 2017. He was a key member of the team that lead the company through its initial public offering in 2018.
Kristin Forney is the new finance chief of Ocean Spray Cranberries. Forney joins Ocean Spray from the natural food company Hain Celestial Group, where she was senior vice president of finance for their North America Division. Forney previously worked in finance and revenue growth management leadership roles across multiple businesses at ConAgra Brands over the course of 15 years. Earlier in her career, she spent nearly five years in public accounting with Grant Thornton.
Inflight internet and entertainment provider Gogo promoted Jessica Betjemann to CFO. Betjemann joined the company in 2016 and was most recently senior vice president of finance, chief accounting officer, and treasurer. Betjemann was previously vice president of strategic business planning at Nokia and held several senior leadership roles in strategy and business operations at Alcatel-Lucent. Betjemann replaces Barry Rowan, who is retiring after nearly six years as Gogo’s CFO.
Software-as-a-service company WalkMe appointed Hagit Ynon as chief financial officer. Ynon has been interim CFO of the company for the past six months and executive vice president of finance and operations during the three years prior. Before WalkMe, she spent nearly 19 years at tech company NICE in various finance leadership roles, including corporate vice president of finance. She is also a lecturer at Reichman University.
Aircraft maker Airbus appointed Thomas Toepfer as its new finance chief, effective April 1. Toepfer joins the company from the German plastics company Covestro. Before that, he was chief financial officer of KION Group, a materials handling and warehouse automation solutions provider. Toepfer replaces Dominik Asam, who is leaving the company on March 3 to become CFO of German software maker SAP. Until Toepfer joins the company, Xavier Tardy, executive vice president of finance for Airbus Defence and Space, will be interim CFO in addition to his current role.
Apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands hired Sarah O’Connor as its new chief financial officer, senior vice president, and treasurer. O’Connor was previously vice president of financial planning and analysis and treasurer at MedVet, a chain of emergency hospitals and care centers for pets. Earlier she held various finance and treasury roles at L Brands. O’Connor replaces Tom Robertson, who will transition into the newly created chief operating officer role.
Angela Drake, who is currently The Toro Company’s vice president, will be promoted to finance chief on March 10. Drake joined the outdoor equipment manufacturer as senior managing director and integration co-lead through its acquisition of Charles Machine Works (CMW) in 2019. Drake joined CMW in 1997 and held a series of management accounting roles leading to her appointment as chief financial officer, a role she held for eight years. She succeeds Renee Peterson, who is retiring.
Jack Guo will take over as chief financial officer of aluminum-product manufacturer Constellium on April 1. Guo joined the company in 2017 and is currently vice president of business development and strategy. Before joining the company, he worked at Credit Suisse for 12 years, most recently as a director in investment banking and capital markets, primarily in global metals and mining. He replaces Peter Matt, who is leaving the company for a new job.