CFOs On the Move: Week Ending March 3

Dell, Werner, Qurate Retail Group, Root, Funko, ProSomnus, Skillz, Algorand
CFOs On the Move: Week Ending March 3
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Tom Sweet

Tom Sweet | Dell Technologies

Tom Sweet, CFO of Dell Technologies, will retire after 26 years at the company. Sweet joined Dell in 1997 and held various leadership positions before assuming the CFO role in 2014. Sweet will be replaced by Yvonne McGill, the company’s corporate controller. McGill has held several finance roles throughout her 25 years with the company, including CFO and senior vice president of the company’s infrastructure solutions group and senior vice president of global FP&A. 

Chris Wikoff | Werner

Werner appointed Chris Wikoff as the transportation and logistics provider’s new chief financial officer. Wikoff was previously the executive vice president and treasurer of telecommunications company West Technology Group, formerly Intrado. Before that, Wikoff was vice president of finance and treasurer at network infrastructure provider CommScope. Wikoff succeeds John Steele, who is retiring.

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Bill Wafford

Bill Wafford | Qurate Retail Group

Qurate Retail Group, a retailer and media conglomerate comprising seven retail brands, including QVC, HSN, and Zulily, hired Bill Wafford as its new chief financial officer. Wafford joins the company from apparel brand Everlane, where he has been CFO since Feb. 2022. He has held CFO roles for retail companies such as JCPenney, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Thrasio. He also was previously a partner in the advisory practice group at KPMG, after holding various executive finance roles at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Target, and Archstone Consulting. James Hathaway, who had been interim CFO since August 2022, will become CFO of QVC U.S.

Megan Binkley | Root

Megan Binkley was named interim chief financial officer and treasurer of car insurance company Root. Since Nov. 2022, Binkley has been the company’s deputy chief financial officer. She joined the company in April 2019 as chief accounting officer. Binkley replaces Robert Bateman, who was fired from the company less than one year into his employment after Root received information on Feb. 24 about misconduct related to Bateman’s personal behavior. The misconduct was not related to the company’s financials or financial reporting. 

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Steve Nave

Steve Nave | Funko

Steve Nave was appointed chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Funko. Nave has been a consultant to the pop-culture toy company since December 2022. Before joining Funko, Nave held several executive leadership positions at, including serving as’s chief financial officer, chief operating officer, and chief executive officer. He was also previously CEO of Bluestem Brands, the parent company to several e-commerce retail brands.

Brian Dow | ProSomnus

Brian Dow was named CFO of ProSomnus, a sleep apnea device maker. Dow was most recently chief financial officer of molecular diagnostics company Agendia. Before that role, he was CFO and senior vice president of finance and administration at medical technology company Pulse Biosciences. He has held a series of financial officer positions, including vice president and principal accounting officer of Pacific Biosciences of California and chief financial officer of Northstar Neuroscience.

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Alvin Lobo

Alvin Lobo | Skillz

Mobile games platform Skillz hired Alvin Lobo as finance chief. Lobe was previously chief financial officer at Score Media and Gaming, where he steered the company through an IPO. Before that, Lobo spent several years in the gaming industry, including as vice president of corporate finance for Boyd Gaming and as director of corporate finance and investor relations for Wynn Resorts. His earlier experience includes investment banking roles at Barclays Capital, Lehman Brothers, and Bank of America.

Matthew Commons | Algorand

Cryptocurrency and blockchain platform Algorand hired Matthew Commons as its first chief financial officer. Commons was most recently the founder and president of blockchain and fintech advisory firm Common Partners. Earlier in his career, he was the founding CFO of cleantech company Ogin and held financial and strategic roles for energy companies such as The NorthBridge Group, LS Power Equity Advisors, and American Electric Power.