Kathryn Mikells

Kathryn Mikells

Xerox finance chief Kathryn Mikells has resigned, effective Oct. 31, to take on the same post at London-based spirits company Diageo. Vice president of investor relations Leslie Varon will become interim CFO while Xerox undertakes an external search for Mikells’s replacement.

John Ferrara has resigned from the top finance spot at TheStreet. Richard Broitman, who has been chief accounting officer since 2009, will become interim CFO.

The J.G. Wentworth Co. has named Scott Stevens to lead the finance function. He joins the financial-services firm from Western Union, where he was treasurer and chief risk officer. Stevens succeeds John Schwab, who is leaving the company.

Mark Hoyt will become CFO, treasurer, and secretary of VASCO Data Security International once the firm files its form 10-Q for the quarter ended Sept. 30. As CFO, he takes over for Cliff Brown, who will become a consultant until his retirement next May. Previously, Hoyt was CFO for Groupon’s operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Allscripts has promoted CFO Rick Poulton to president. A search is under way for his replacement, and he will remain finance chief until his successor has been named.

Robert Bateman has been selected to head finance at Infinity Property and Casualty, effective Oct. 19. He succeeds Roger Smith, who retired at the end of August. Most recently, Bateman held the top finance spot at Country Financial.

Bridgeport Education has chosen Kevin Royal as its next finance chief, taking over for Dan Devine. Royal joins the firm from Maxwell Technologies, where he was CFO, secretary, and treasurer.

Beverage and culinary-products supplier Farmer Bros. has named Isaac Johnston, Jr., CFO and treasurer, replacing Mark Nelson. Previously, Johnston was CFO of operations and chief transformation officer at United Surgical Partners International.

Michael Bartolotta has been appointed CFO and treasurer of real estate operating firm Vereit, succeeding Michael Sodo. Formerly, Bartolotta held the top finance spot at Cushman & Wakefield.

Radiation-oncology firm Accuray has promoted Kevin Waters to head finance. He takes over for Gregory Lichtwardt, who has retired. Waters has been senior vice president of finance since starting at the company in 2013.

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