Blackstone Group has appointed Michael Chae to head finance. He succeeds Laurence Tosi, who resigned to become CFO of Airbnb. Chae joined Blackstone in 1997 and is currently a senior managing director.
Paul Dascoli has been named to lead the finance function at Serta Simmons Bedding, effective Aug. 25. Previously, he was finance chief at Express.
Online real-estate investment properties lender AssetAvenue has named Peter Coleman to head finance. He formerly led the finance function at FuHu, Loyal3 Holdings, and Merriman Holdings.
FARO Technologies has appointed Laura Murphy to the top finance spot, effective Aug. 10. Most recently, she was vice president of finance for healthcare compliance solutions at Stericycle.
Construction firm Tutor Perini has said that finance chief Michael Kershaw is retiring. He will be replaced by Gary Smalley, who has served as controller at Fluor since 2008.
PAR Technology has chosen Michael Bartusek to head finance. He is a former CFO and corporate treasurer of Sutherland Global Services; before that, he was director of finance for North American operations at Xerox Global Services.
Daniel Tempesta has been promoted to the top finance spot at Nuance Communications. He takes over for Tom Beaudoin, who is leaving the company. Tempesta joined the firm in 2008 and had been chief accounting officer, senior vice president of finance, and corporate controller.
Key Tronic has promoted Brett Larsen to the posts of CFO and treasurer. He succeeds Ronald Klawitter, who is retiring. Larsen has been vice president of finance and controller at the electronic manufacturing services provider since 2010.
Masonry-services company Penhall has selected Lynn Schrier-Behler as its next finance chief, replacing the departing Bruce Lux. Previously, she was managing director at Laurel Management & Consulting Services.
Gary Gillette has been named to the top finance spot at Select Energy Services. Formerly, he led the finance function at Allied Oil and Gas Services.