Eli Lilly appointed Anat Ashkenazi as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Ashkenazi has worked at the pharmaceutical company since 2001, most recently as senior vice president, controller, and chief financial officer of Lilly Research Laboratories. She also led the corporate strategic planning team, business transformation office, and served as CFO for several of the company’s global business areas. Before joining Lilly, she worked in financial services at Ma’alot Standard & Poor’s and at Ha’poalim Bank in Israel. Ashkenazi replaces Josh Smiley, who has resigned after an independent investigation revealed “inappropriate personal communications” between him and some employees.
Pilgrim’s Pride named Matthew Galvanoni as global chief financial officer, effective March 15. Galvanoni joins the food company from manufacturing company Ingredion, where was most recently vice president of finance. Earlier, he was global corporate controller and chief accounting officer at Ingredion. Galvanoni started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and held several financial leadership positions at Exelon, where he most recently served as assistant corporate controller.
Belden hired Jeremy Parks as its new CFO. Parks is rejoining the company from International Wire Group, where he was chief financial officer. Parks worked at Belden from 2008 through August 2020, most recently as the vice president of finance for the industrial solutions segment. Parks takes over for Henk Derksen, who is leaving the company in March.
Kim Tran is the new finance chief at nonprofit Goodwill. Tran was most recently CFO of Inteleos, a medical ultrasound education organization. She was previously chief financial officer for United Way of the National Capital Area and held senior leadership positions at several nonprofit organizations, including the National Trust for Historic Preservation and United Way Worldwide. Tran takes over for Marla Jackson, who moved into the role of vice president of performance excellence.
Fast-food restaurant Taco John’s named Richard Bundy as its new chief financial officer. Most recently, Bundy was chief financial offer for retail company Christopher & Banks. He began his career at NASA as a project resource analyst before accepting a role with Albertson’s grocery chain as a financial analyst. Bundy then went on to the apparel industry, where he held a variety of leadership roles at retail brands such as Victoria’s Secret, Soma Intimates, and Chico’s.
Ankur Shah joined Asian grocery delivery startup Weee as its first CFO and chief strategy officer. Before Weee, Shah was finance chief and chief strategy officer at Careem, a Dubai-based ride-hailing company that Uber acquired for $3.1 billion in 2019. Shah began his career as an analyst at McKinsey & Company.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation appointed Beth deHamel as chief financial officer. DeHamel was most recently interim CEO at humanitarian aid organization Mercy Corps. Before that, she was CFO at the organization. She previously held the chief financial officer role at TriMet, the Portland Oregon public transit agency. She began her career in investment banking, working at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Paine Webber.
Sports retailer Lids promoted its senior vice president of finance, Nick Corthier, to chief financial officer. Corthier first joined the retailer in 2000 as a sales associate and rejoined in 2013 as director of finance. Corthier began his career in finance at Deloitte & Touche, where he held several public accounting roles with the company.
Health care information firm Sema4 appointment Isaac Ro as chief financial officer. Ro previously served as CFO of Thrive Earlier Detection, where he led the sale of Thrive to Exact Sciences for $2.15 billion. Before that, he led the U.S. medical technology team at Goldman Sachs. He also held a similar role at SVB Leerink.