Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre | Allianz
German insurer Allianz appointed Claire-Marie Coste-Lepoutre as its next finance chief. Coste-Lepoutre, currently the company's chief actuary and head of planning and controlling, will take over as CFO on Jan. 1, 2024. She joined the company in 2011 and was previously the CFO and deputy CEO of Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE. Coste-Lepoutre succeeds Giulio Terzariol, who is leaving the company to become the insurance chief executive of Generali. Terzariol joined Allianz in 1998 as a financial analyst and has been CFO for almost six years.
Joel Grade | Baxter
Medtech company Baxter appointed Joel Grade as chief financial officer. Grade joins Baxter after a 25-year career with food service provider Sysco. Since Dec. 2020, he has worked at the company as executive vice president of corporate development and previously held the roles of CFO, senior vice president of finance, and chief accounting officer. He started his career as a senior auditor at Ernst & Young. Grade replaces Brian Stevens, who has been interim CFO since May 31, and will transition back to his role as senior vice president, chief accounting officer, and controller.
Wayde McMillan | 3M
Wayde McMillan was named CFO of 3M’s health care business group, effective Nov. 1. McMillan joins 3M from medical device maker Insulet, where he has been CFO, executive vice president, and treasurer since 2019. Before that, McMillan was CFO and vice president of finance of the minimally invasive therapies group at Medtronic. He previously held leadership positions at Covidien, including CFO and vice president of finance of the medical devices group and U.S. CFO and vice president of finance of the surgical solutions business unit.
Christopher Del Moral-Niles | East West Bancorp
East West Bancorp, the parent company of East West Bank, named Christopher Del Moral-Niles as its new CFO. Most recently, he was CFO for Associated Banc-Corp, a position he held for a decade. He was previously the corporate treasurer for First American and president of First American Trust and, before that, was a senior vice president and director of liability management for Union Bank. Earlier in his career, Chris worked as an investment banker at both Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers. He replaces Irene Oh, who is becoming the company’s executive vice president and chief risk officer.
Chris Donus | Flash
Parking technology company Flash hired Chris Donus as CFO, effective Oct. 10. Donus was most recently CFO and chief operating officer at telehealth platform Wheel Health. Before that, he was vice president of the ride-sharing company Lyft’s express drive business unit, the customer-facing fleet line of its business. Donus was also a part of the founding executive team at Silvercar, where he was president from 2015 to 2018 alongside roles as chief operating officer from 2017 to 2018 and CFO from 2012 to 2015. He previously held leadership roles at Freescale Semiconductor, Hertz Global Holding, and Lucent Technologies.
Robin Harries | trivago
Robin Harries will rejoin travel search platform trivago as its new finance chief. Harries first joined the company in 2012 and facilitated the deal with Expedia Group, which acquired a 63% stake in in 2013. He left in 2018 after leading the company's initial public offering in 2016 and driving its global expansion in Asia and the Americas. Currently, he is a member of the board at 1&1 Telecommunication SE, a German telecom provider, where he boosted their consumer business growth.
Todd Wahlund | Otter Tail Corp.
Todd Wahlund will take over as chief financial officer of Otter Tail Corp. on Jan. 1, 2024. Wahlund began his career with Otter Tail Power Company, the company's electric utility, in 1992 as a general accountant and has been CFO of the utility for the past five years. Before this role, he was vice president of financial planning and treasurer at the company and was vice president of finance and planning of Varistar Manufacturing Platform. Wahlund succeeds Kevin Moug, who is retiring after 27 as the company’s CFO.
Robert Julian | The RealReal
The RealReal’s chief financial officer, Robert Julian, is leaving the company. Julian will leave the company by Jan. 31, 2024. If his replacement starts before then, he will transition to an executive advisor until he leaves. Before being named CFO in 2021, he was co-interim CEO of the company from June 2022 until Feb. 2023. He returned to his original role as CFO when the company hired a permanent CEO in Feb. 2023. He has previously held CFO roles at Callaway Golf, Sportsman's Warehouse, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, Lydall, and Legrand North America.