John Lawler is the new CFO at Ford. Lawler has most recently been serving as CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles and vice president of mobility partnerships. He has spent much of his 30 years at Ford in finance leadership and general management. Lawler served as president of Ford China for nearly four years when the company achieved record in-country performance. He also served as corporate controller and CFO, global markets, and head of worldwide strategy. Lawler takes over for Tim Stone, who is leaving the company.
Ford finance chief Tim Stone is leaving the automaker to become CFO and chief operating officer at software company ASAPP. Stone joined Ford last year from social media company Snap, the parent of the Snapchat app, after less than a year as CFO. Stone was the first outsider to serve as CFO at Ford since 1949. He had previously spent 20 years at Amazon, rising to vice president of finance. Stone started with Amazon in 1998 as the company’s corporate controller and head of tax.
McEwen Mining named Anna Ladd-Kruger as chief financial officer. Ladd-Kruger was most recently chief financial officer and vice president of corporate development at Excellon Resources, where she led the turnaround of their corporate and site operations finance team, processes, and systems. Previously, she was CFO at Trevali Mining, a base metals mining company. She currently sits on the board and serves as the audit chair of Integra Resources, and she will also continue on the board of Excellon Resources.
Trade credit insurer Euler Hermes Group, an Allianz SE company, named Clarisse Kopff CEO and management board chair, effective January 1. Kopff is currently chief financial officer at insurance company Allianz France. She began her career in debt origination at Lehman Brothers in London, then as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Paris before joining Euler Hermes in 2001 as controller for the company’s French entity in Paris. She served Euler Hermes in several positions of increasing responsibility and was promoted to group chief financial officer in 2014. Kopff succeeds Wilfried Verstraete, who is stepping down after 12 years in the role.
Hertz promoted Kenny Cheung to CFO to replace R. Eric Esper, who resigned after little more than a month in the position. Esper will join United Natural Foods as accounting officer and controller, according to a regulatory filing. Esper was promoted to CFO from chief accounting officer when Jamere Jackson resigned from Hertz in August. Cheung was most recently executive vice president of finance, chief operational finance, and restructuring officer.Before Hertz, Cheung held financial leadership roles at Nielsen Holdings, most recently as global chief audit executive, and prior to that as a regional chief operating officer after serving as regional chief financial officer.
Marketing agency Acosta appointed Chandra McCormack as chief financial officer. Most recently, McCormack served as finance chief at transportation company Greyhound Lines. Before Greyhound, she served in CFO roles at several retail, restaurant, and consumer packaged goods companies, including 13 years with Dean Foods Company in various financial leadership roles.
Consumer finance company Regional Management named Harpreet Rana as its new chief financial officer, effective November 23. Rana was most recently managing director, North America retail bank at Citigroup. She also held several additional leadership positions in both business and finance roles at Citigroup, including the head of U.S. retail deposit and lending products.
Tom Seib is the new finance chief at BRC Imagination Arts. Seib joins the design and production company from the creative and production agency One Good Man Productions, where he was CFO. Previously, he spent more than ten years in lead finance roles in the theatrical marketing, distribution/television marketing, and consumer products divisions of DreamWorks Animation.