Kevin Burns | Coupa
Spend management software firm Coupa named Kevin Burns as its new CFO. Most recently, Burns was chief financial officer of global technology company Dynatrace, where he led its IPO in 2019. Before that, he was the CFO and chief operating officer of iCAD and AMICAS, which was acquired by Merge Healthcare. Burns succeeds Tony Tiscornia, who has worked for the company for almost 11 years. Tiscornia joined the company as a controller in 2012 and was appointed CFO in 2021.
John Szczepanski | Vince Holding
Vince Holding, a global retail company that operates the Vince brand, named John Szczepanski as its new finance chief. Szczepanski has over 20 years of experience as a finance professional with the majority of his career spent working at Ralph Lauren, where he most recently was CFO of its global supply chain, brands, and the lifestyle group. Before Ralph Lauren, Szczepanski held multiple roles across corporate and divisional finance functions at MeadWestvaco, now WestRock, and before that, was in corporate treasury at Fortune Brands. Szczepanski replaces interim CFO Michael Hand, who will resign from the role when Szczepanski joins the company on Jan. 2, 22024. Hand will remain with the company for a transition period in a non-executive capacity.
Stasy Pasterick | Universal Hydrogen
Universal Hydrogen hired Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick as its first chief financial officer, effective Dec. 4. Pasterick most recently worked at electric truck maker Nikola, where she joined in 2019 and took over as CFO in April 2023. At Nikola, Pasterick was key in executing the company’s public listing through a SPAC merger in 2020. Before Nikola, Pasterick held various financial leadership positions, including director of accounting operations at Erickson and corporate controller at nLIGHT, where she led all financial aspects of the company’s IPO. Pasterick started her career at KPMG.
Jens Schulte | Thyssenkrupp
Jens Schulte was appointed CFO of the German industrial company Thyssenkrupp. Schulte has been finance chief of German specialty glass maker Schott AG since 2016 and before that, he held financial leadership roles for over six years at construction product manufacturer Hilti Group. Schulte succeeds Klaus Keysberg, who has been CFO since April 2020. Schulte is expected to start as finance chief in the second half of the company’s fiscal year, which starts on April 1, 2024.
Diya Sagar | Artists, Writers & Artisans
Artists, Writers & Artisans (AWA) hired Diya Sagar as the graphic novel publisher’s first finance chief. Sagar joins the company from its lead shareholder Lupa Systems, where she was an investor in media and technology companies. Earlier she led corporate development and strategy at independent TV production company Endemol Shine Group. She started her career in investment banking at Deutsche Bank, covering M&A and capital raises for technology, media, and telecoms companies.
Susan Young | Apollo Intelligence
Apollo Intelligence, a real-time data provider to healthcare organizations, named Susan Young as CFO. Most recently, Young was chief financial officer at high school sports media company PlayOn! Sports, a KKR portfolio company, where she helped establish the finance organization, financial reporting, and M&A activities. She has previously held CFO roles at Q2 Solutions (now part of IQVIA), Terra Dotta, MarVista Entertainment, and Explorica following early career work at Kodak, Xerox, and Stryker.
Chris Cramer | Claire's
Chris Cramer was named chief financial officer and chief operating officer of accessories retailer Claire's. Most recently, Cramer was president of Parade, a Gen Z-focused intimate and lifestyle apparel retailer. Before joining Parade, he spent over 16 years working at Bath & Body Works in leadership roles, including chief financial officer and, most recently, chief operating officer of BBWI. He has also held leadership positions at IBM and Accenture.
Kevin Beth | Hub Group
Transportation services and brokerage firm Hub Group promoted its chief accounting officer, Kevin Beth, to chief financial officer, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Beth joined the company in 2003 as corporate controller and he became assistant treasurer in 2007. He held various roles with increasing levels of responsibility before being named chief accounting officer in July 2020. Beth succeeds Geoffrey F. DeMartino, who will remain in a non-executive role with the company through early February 2024 to assist with the transition. Beth will continue with his current responsibilities as chief accounting officer on an interim basis until his replacement is hired.