Lauren St. Clair has joined NerdWallet as chief financial officer. St. Clair joins the personal finance platform from eBay, where she was the CFO of North America and responsible for managing all financial aspects of the multi-billion-dollar e-commerce company in the region. Before eBay, she was finance chief at StubHub International, where she directed financial forecasting and reporting processes for the company.
Getty Images named Milena Alberti-Perez as CFO. Alberti-Perez joins the media company with over 20 years of experience in media and finance, most recently as the chief financial officer at advertising technology company MediaMath. Alberti-Perez spent 16 years at Penguin Random House in both finance and publishing roles, including serving as chief financial officer. She began her career at Lehman Brothers in its municipal finance division and then joined Morgan Stanley’s equity research group as its research analyst.
Amos Kazzaz will be promoted to finance chief at Air Canada on February 15. Kazzaz joined the airline in 2010 as vice president of financial planning and analysis and has served as senior vice president of finance since 2015. He previously held senior executive roles within the airline and transportation sector, including a 24-year career at United Airlines with several executive positions in finance, planning, and cost management.
California Pizza Kitchen appointed Judd Tirnauer as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Judd most recently served as the CFO at Black Angus Steakhouse and, before that, with Real Mex Restaurants and Wet Seal. He also spent 15 years at Destination Maternity, where he led several projects aimed at reducing operating costs, improving overall margins and EBITDA, reducing debt load, and inventory management.
Eric Guerin was named CFO at CDK Global, effective January 18. Guerin joins the software company from Corning, where he served as division vice president and sector CFO of Corning Glass Technologies. Throughout his career, he has held various leadership roles, including vice president of finance and CFO, aftermarket services and solutions at Flowserve; vice president of finance, global R&D, Alcon division at Novartis; and finance director, WWR&D and new business development, Ethicon at Johnson & Johnson.
The Darden Restaurants, the parent company of Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, and The Capital Grille, named Rajesh Vennam as chief financial officer. Vennam joined the company in 2003 as a senior business analyst for market development. He went on to work as a senior financial analyst in investment analysis, Olive Garden marketing analysis, and treasury; and eventually as a manager of treasury before being promoted to director of financial planning and analysis for LongHorn in 2010. Vennam left the company to join Red Lobster as senior vice president of financial planning and then returned to Darden in 2016 as senior vice president of finance and analytics.
IoT startup Hologram hired Annie Rosen as finance chief. Most recently, Rosen was CFO at electric vehicle technology company Indigo Technologies, where she oversaw finance, strategy, HR, and legal. Before that, she spent 14 years at Fidelity Investments as an analyst and portfolio manager.
Zine Mazouzi was promoted to CFO at Steve Madden. Mazouzi, who is currently chief accounting officer and senior vice president of finance and operations, will take over on January 1. Before joining the fashion accessory company, he served in leadership roles at Sears, including chief financial officer of Sears and Kmart footwear. Earlier in his career, he served in various leadership roles, including CFO at Nine West Group. Mazouzi succeeds Arvind Dharia, who has served as Steve Madden’s CFO since October 1992. Dharia will serve in an advisory capacity through 2021.
Market research company IRI appointed Suellen Ravanas as global chief financial officer. Ravanas joins the company from commercial real estate company Jones Lang Lasalle, where she served as CFO, Americas since 2016. Before that, Ravanas was CFO, North America at advertising company Leo Burnett and CFO of Leo Burnett’s holding company, Publicis Communications, for a short time in 2016. She also held multiple senior-level finance roles at PepsiCo for brands, including Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade.
Timothy Mullany will join Jack in the Box as its new CFO on January 18. Most recently, Mullany was finance chief at VASA Fitness, where he led the finance and accounting team and developed and executed company growth strategies. Before that, he was chief financial officer at RAVE Restaurant Group. Earlier in his career, he held additional CFO roles at Restaurants Unlimited and Consumer Capital Partners, franchisor and operator of the Smashburger and Quiznos brands.