Yanela Frias | Prudential Financial
Prudential Financial promoted Yanela Frias, president of the company’s group insurance business, to chief financial officer, effective March 15. Over her nearly three-decade career with Prudential, Frias has held several senior leadership positions, including assistant treasurer for Prudential Financial, CFO for individual life insurance, and CFO for annuities. Frias succeeds Ken Tanji, who will leave the company in September after working there for over 35 years.
Manmohan Mahajan | Walgreens Boots Alliance
Manmohan Mahajan, interim CFO of Walgreens Boots Alliance since July 2023, was appointed permanent chief financial officer. Mahajan joined the company in 2016 and was previously senior vice president, global controller, and chief accounting officer. Before joining the company, he was in positions of increasing responsibility with GE Capital, a former subsidiary of General Electric, for 13 years.
Tony Bowen | H&R Block
H&R Block’s CFO Tony Bowen has announced his retirement. Bowen plans to remain at the company into September 2024, as the company searches for his replacement. Bowen has been chief financial officer of the tax preparation company since 2016. He started his career with H&R Block in 2004 as a senior treasury analyst and held several executive roles, including vice president of finance, general manager of DIY tax software, and associate vice president of corporate development.
Matt Puckett | VF
VF Corporation, an apparel and footwear company that owns Vans, The North Face, and Timberland, said its finance chief, Matt Puckett, will step down later this year. Puckett, who has worked at the company for 20 years and has been CFO since 2021, will remain in his current role until his successor is appointed. Puckett joined the company in 2001 as a senior accountant in the finance organization and later held a series of finance roles, including as CFO of VF’s sportswear coalition, which is comprised of the Nautica and Kipling brands. Before joining VF, he held finance roles for companies in the furniture industry.
Gary Millerchip | Costco
Gary Millerchip was named finance chief of Costco Wholesale, taking over from long-serving Costco CFO Richard Galanti, effective March 15. Galanti, who has been CFO of the company since 1993, will remain on Costco’s board of directors. He will also remain in an advisory capacity until 2025. Millerchip joins the company from Kroger, where he has been chief financial officer for the last four years. He spent 15 years working at Kroger and earlier spent 20 years in banking, most recently with the NatWest Group (formerly Royal Bank of Scotland) in the U.K.
Anastasis Stamoulis | Coca-Cola HBC
Anastasis Stamoulis will take over as finance chief of Coca-Cola HBC, the bottling partner of Coca-Cola, on May 1. Stamoulis has worked at the company for 16 years, including as CFO in several of the company's operations, as group financial controller, group financial operations, and as head of strategic finance and FP&A. Before joining the company, he spent seven years in senior financial positions in the automotive industry. Stamoulis replaces Ben Almanzar, who will step down as CFO during the second quarter of 2024 after three years in the role. Almanzar is leaving the company for a new opportunity in North America.
David Longo | Chegg
David Longo was promoted to chief finance officer of learning platform Chegg, effective February 21. Longo is currently vice president, chief accounting officer, corporate controller, and assistant treasurer at Chegg. Before joining Chegg in December 2021, he was chief accounting officer of Shutterfly, a digital retailer of personalized products and services. Before that, he was senior vice president and controller at CBS Interactive, an online content network and a division of CBS. He succeeds Andrew Brown, who will retire after more than 12 years at the company.
Phil Graves | Meati Foods
Meati Foods, a company that makes plant-based meat alternatives, hired Phil Graves as chief financial officer. Graves joins the company from sustainable bison meat company Wild Idea Buffalo, where he has been CEO for nearly two years.Previously, Graves was the chief sustainability officer and foundation president at sporting goods retailer Bass Pro Shops; the vice president of corporate development at outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia and founder of its corporate venture fund, Tin Shed Ventures; and board member for the Center for Responsible Business at the Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley.
Ravi Narula | Aura
Aura, a family identity theft protection platform, appointed Ravi Narula as its new finance chief. Narula joins Aura from technology company Certinia, where he was chief financial officer for over two years. Before that, he was CFO of internet-based telecom provider Ooma for over six years, where he led its initial public offering in 2015. Narula also played a key role in both BigBand Networks and Gigamon IPOs.
Michael Grau | MSG Entertainment
Michael Grau is joining Madison Square Garden Entertainment on Feb. 12. as executive vice president of finance and will take over as CFO on April 1. Grau most recently worked at Altice USA, where he was CFO for over three years. Before that, he had a 20-year career at Cablevision Systems, which was acquired by Altice in 2016. Grau held roles of increasing responsibility across his tenure, including leading the corporate finance department and planning and executing key corporate strategies. Grau began his career in finance as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche.