IMAX promoted Natasha Fernandes to chief financial officer. Fernandes, who has been part of the movie theater chain’s finance team for the last 15 years, was most recently deputy CFO. Her previous roles include corporate treasurer, assistant controller, and director of financial reporting. Before joining IMAX, she was an audit manager of manufacturing and service industries at Deloitte. Fernandes succeeds Joseph Sparacio, who was the company's finance chief from 2007 to 2016 and rejoined last year as interim chief financial officer.
Omni Hotels & Resorts promoted CFO Kurt Alexander to president, effective May 1. Alexander joined the hotel chain in 2014 and has been finance chief for the last five years. He has held several positions at the company, including vice president of finance and director of strategic planning and asset management. Alexander replaces Peter Strebel, who will now take on the role of chairman.
Digital freight network Convoy hired Sonia Jain as finance chief. Jain joins the company from Cars.com, where she has been chief financial officer since 2020. Before that, she spent 10 years with Redbox/Outerwall and she earlier spent several years at both Morgan Stanley and McKinsey & Co. Jain takes over for president and chief operating officer Mark Okerstrom, who has been acting CFO since December 2020.
Sue Collyns, president and CFO of The Beachbody Company, is leaving the digital fitness platform provider. Collyns, who joined the company in 2014, has transitioned to a senior adviser role and will leave at the end of May. Marc Suidan will take over as CFO on May 10. Suidan has been a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2011 and was most recently the global tech, media, and telecom leader.
Jarrod Langhans joined fitness drink maker Celsius as its new chief financial officer. Most recently, Langhans was CFO of Primo Water’s European and Israel operating segments. He started his career in public accounting at Cherry Bekaert. Langhans replaces Edwin Negron Carballo, who is retiring.
CNN’s chief financial officer Brad Ferrer was laid off by Warner Bros. Discovery as part of a finance team restructuring after the failed launch of the streaming service CNN+. The restructuring comes weeks after Discovery merged with CNN’s parent company WarnerMedia. Ferrer has been replaced with Discovery’s current CFO for streaming and international, Neil Chugani.
Kelly Gold was promoted to CFO at CAMP4 Therapeutics. Gold joined the biotech in 2017 and is currently chief business officer and senior vice president of finance. Before joining CAMP4, Gold held several roles in corporate finance and business planning at Biogen. She earlier worked in both the healthcare and Latin American investment banking groups at Deutsche Bank. She began her career as a mechanical engineer designing biocontainment systems for Biosafety Level 4 research facilities.
Splash Beverage Group hired Ron Wall as chief financial officer, effective May 2. Wall joins the company from Scotch Whiskey distiller William Grant & Sons, where he has been CFO since 2009. Before that he spent 13 years in a variety of senior finance roles at Diageo, including senior vice president of U.S. spirits and national accounts, finance director (SVP) Iberia in Madrid, and vice president of finance.
Lummus Technology appointed Atanas Atanasov as its new finance chief. Atanasov was previously executive vice president, CFO, and treasurer of specialty polymer producer Kraton. Before that, he was CFO of Empire Petroleum Partners and CFO of NGL Energy Partners. He also spent nine years with GE Capital. Atanasov replaces John Albanese, who will remain with Lummus for another 18 months to support strategic projects.
Ana Schrank has joined digital health platform Truepill as its first CFO. Most recently, Schrank was chief financial officer at Collective Health. Earlier she spent 23 years at McKesson, where she held positions such as CFO of McKesson connected care and analytics, chief audit executive, and vice president of investor relations.