Sarah Youngwood | Nasdaq
Sarah Youngwood was appointed CFO of Nasdaq, effective Dec. 1. Youngwood was previously CFO and group executive board member for UBS Group, where she helped modernize the bank’s infrastructure and the acquisition of Credit Suisse. Before that, she spent more than two decades at JPMorgan Chase in a number of executive roles, including as CFO of consumer and community banking and global technology and head of investor relations for the firm. Youngwood replaces Ann Dennison, who has been CFO since 2021, and will remain at the company until the end of the year.
Greg Ethridge | Canoo
EV startup Canoo named current Board Member Greg Ethridge as finance chief, succeeding Ken Manget. Ethridge has agreed to resign from the company's Board of Directors by the end of the year, a position he has held since 2020. Manget took over as CFO earlier this year and the company did not give a reason for his exit. Ethridge was previously president, chief operating officer, and a director of Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corporation IV, V, and VI.
Pete Graham | Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae hired Pete Graham as the student loan lender’s next chief financial officer. Most recently Graham was CFO of collection agency PRA Group. He previously spent more than a decade working at General Electric in various executive finance positions including CFO for GE commercial distribution finance and GE capital markets. Graham succeeds Steve McGarry, who entered into a retention agreement with the company earlier this year. McGarry will remain CFO until Oct. 27, and will then will become executive vice president.
Dave Loretta | Duluth Trading Co.
Dave Loretta, CFO of clothing brand Duluth Trading Co., is leaving the company on Sept. 15 for a new role outside of the company. Loretta joined the company in 2017 as CFO and previously worked at retailer Nordstrom for 13 years in various roles including president and chief financial officer of Nordstrom Bank. While the company looks for Loretta’s replacement, Michael Murphy, vice president and chief accounting officer of the company, will take on the additional responsibility of interim CFO. Before Murphy joined the company in 2019, he was chief accounting officer at First Business Financial Services.
Lourie Zak | Genelux
Lourie Zak was named chief financial officer of immuno-oncology company Genelux. Zak has held several CFO roles, including at Guitar Center Brands, Sonifi Solutions, and PBS Biotech. She started her biotech career at Amgen, where she progressively moved into more senior positions, including executive director of finance, global commercial operations.
Angelika Torres | DartPoints
Data center platform DartPoints appointed Angelika Torres as CFO. Most recently, Torres was senior vice president of finance and M&A of business services platform ZenBusiness. Before that, she was executive vice president of finance and executive vice president of finance of cold chain logistics provider Emergent Cold. Earlier in her career, Torres was senior director of investor relations, finance, FP&A for retailer JC Penney.
Allison Lausas | IDEX
Allison Lausas was named interim chief financial officer of pump and dispensing equipment manufacturer IDEX. Lausas joined IDEX two years ago as vice president and chief accounting officer, and will continue in the role during the interim period. Before joining the company, she held positions of increasing responsibility at SunCoke Energy, including most recently as interim senior vice president, chief financial officer, and controller. Lausas replaces William Grogan, who is leaving the company for a new professional opportunity.
Carl Daley | Highmark Health
Highmark Health hired Carl Daley as its new CFO. Since 2020, Daley has been senior vice president of Medicare strategy and operations of health insurance company Humana. During his almost twelve years working at Humana, he held several leadership positions including senior vice president and insurance CFO, enterprise vice president and chief audit officer, and CFO and director of finance for Medicare Advantage and PDP. Daley previously spent 10 years at PWC working in audit and assurance services leadership positions. Janine Colinear, who has been interim CFO since January 2023, will resume her role as senior vice president overseeing finance for Highmark Health.
Michael Villani | Esports Entertainment Group
Michael Villani was promoted to chief financial officer of Esports Entertainment Group. Villani joined the esports and online gambling company in 2021 as financial controller and took over as interim CFO in January 2023. Before joining the company, he was a director in the deal advisory practice of KPMG supporting clients with technical accounting, buy-side and sell-side transactions, initial public offerings, and SEC reporting. Earlier he was CFO of a Geneva-based hedge fund Tiresias Capital Limited.