Carl Berquist is retiring as finance chief of Marriott International on Dec. 31, but will stay on as a special adviser to the company through March of next year. On Jan. 1, he will be succeeded as CFO by Leeny Kelly Oberg, who now holds the top finance spot at Marriott’s wholly owned subsidiary, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.
Restaurant operator Yum! Brands has announced that CFO Patrick Grismer plans to resign, effective next February. The company plans an internal and external search to replace Grismer, who has headed finance since 2012.
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America has promoted Bill Gaumond to finance chief, effective Jan. 1. He takes over for Giulio Terzariol, who will head the group planning and controlling division at parent company Allianz SE. Formerly, Gaumond was senior vice president of asset liability and investment risk management.
Consumer-finance firm Santander Consumer USA Holdings has selected Ismail Dawood to fill the top finance spot. He replaces interim CFO Jennifer Davis, who will become deputy CFO. Most recently, Dawood led the finance function in the investment services division of The Bank of New York Mellon Corp.
Drug developer The Medicines Co. has announced that president and CFO Glenn Sblendorio will step down from his posts in January, and will become a strategic adviser to CEO Clive Meanwell until Sblendorio retires in March. Chief accounting officer William O’Connor will take over as CFO.
Charles Schneider has been appointed to head finance at telecommunications firm RigNet, replacing Marty Jimmerson. Previously, Schneider led the finance function for the engineering and construction – Americas division of KBR.
Douglas Emmett Inc. has promoted Mona Gisler to finance chief, effective Jan. 1, succeeding the retiring Theodore Guth. Gisler is currently chief accounting officer at the real estate investment trust.
Donaldson Co. has named Scott Robinson to lead the finance function. He takes over for Jim Shaw, who has been named to the newly created post of chief finance compliance officer at the filtration company. Formerly, Robinson headed finance at Imation.
WSFS Financial has appointed Kevin Thompson to the top finance spot. Previously, he was senior vice president in corporate finance at Zions Bancorporation.
Daniel Platt has been promoted to CFO and vice president-finance at UGI Utilities. Most recently, he was treasurer at parent company UGI Corp.