Jeff Shepherd | Subway
Restaurant chain Subway appointed Jeff Shepherd as its new CFO. Most recently, Shepherd was chief financial officer of Advance Auto Parts. Before Advance, Shepherd was controller for General Motors Europe and held several senior roles within GM. Shepherd spent 16 years at Ernst & Young, where he developed a process for assisting global clients through bankruptcy. Shepherd succeeds Ben Wells who will retire at the end of the year after working at the chain since Dec. 2019. Wells’ 46-year career included a stint as CFO of Burger King from 2005 to 2011.
Ryan Grimsland | Advance Auto Parts
Ryan Grimsland was named chief financial officer of aftermarket car-parts retailer Advance Auto Parts. Grimsland most recently was senior vice president of strategy and transformation at home improvement retailer Lowe’s. During his 17-year tenure at Lowe’s he was also senior vice president of corporate finance and treasurer and vice president of corporate FP&A. Before joining Lowe’s, he held positions in operations and finance at Haverty’s Furniture and UBS. Grimsland replaces interim CFO Tony Iskander. Iskander took over for Jeff Shepherd in Aug. 2023 amid a leadership shakeup and will continue in his role as senior vice president of finance and treasurer.
Todd Regelsberger | Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Retail store technology provider Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions hired Todd Regelsberger as chief financial officer. Regelsberger previously worked at Q2 Solutions, a clinical trial laboratory services organization, where he led a 100-member international finance team. Before that, Regelsberger held financial leadership roles with Carrier, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Bausch & Lomb, and Kodak.
Giles Wilson | Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens tapped Giles Wilson to be its next chief financial officer. Wilson joins the shoe manufacturer from spirits company William Grant & Sons, whose brands include Glenfiddich Scotch Whisky, Hendrick's Gin, and The Balvenie Whisky. Wilson served four years as CFO of aviation services business John Menzies before being promoted to chief executive officer. Wilson replaces Jon Mortimore, who announced his retirement in April.
Anna Brunelle | May Mobility
Autonomous vehicle company May Mobility hired Anna Brunelle as its chief financial officer. Brunelle has spent 25 years in finance at technology growth companies, including 15 years as finance chief at lidar technology company Ouster, digital video recorder and streaming service TiVo, meal replacement product maker Soylent, and digital services company GlobalLogic.
Bruce Beckman | Malibu Boats
Recreational powerboat maker Malibu Boats named Bruce Beckman as finance chief, effective Nov. 27. Beckman joins the company from semiconductor materials supplier Entegris, where he most recently was senior vice president of finance. During more than eight years at Entegris, Beckman held several finance positions, including leading a global team of over 200 FP&A and accounting professionals. Before that, he worked in numerous capacities for General Mills, including vice president of finance for the meals division and director of corporate planning and analysis. Beckman replaces interim chief financial officer David Black, who will transition to the vice president of finance role.
Jason Judd | Express
CFO Jason Judd is leaving the clothing retailer Express on Nov. 17 to pursue another opportunity. Judd joined the company last year from Big Lots, where he was senior vice president of corporate finance. Judd previously held finance leadership roles at retailers Justice, Victoria's Secret, and Bath & Body Works. Mark Still, Express’s senior vice president of brand finance and planning and allocation, will assume the roles of interim CFO and treasurer.
Keith Meier | Assurant
Keith Meier is the new finance chief of insurance company Assurant. During his 25-year tenure at the company, he has been head of international and senior vice president of global strategy and M&A. Most recently, Meier was chief operating officer. Meier started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in insurance. Meier succeeds Richard Dziadzio who, after seven years working at Assurant, leaves in March 2024.
Michael Blair | Checkers & Rally's
Michael Blair was appointed chief financial officer of drive-thru restaurant chain Checkers & Rally's. Most recently, Blair was CFO of restaurant and sports bar chain Miller's Ale House. Before that, he worked at Bloomin' Brands for nine years in several finance roles, including director of FP&A at Outback Steakhouse. In his final two years at Bloomin’ Brands, Blair was International CFO, overseeing company and franchise financial performance worldwide.