Controllers Council introduces a new series, CFOs on the Move, a monthly roundup of recent announcements of Chief Finance Officers (CFOs). Following are 12 new CFOs for September, 2023.
United Airlines Names Michael Leskinen as New CFO
United Airlines announced that Michael Leskinen has been promoted to CFO and Executive VP. Leskinen joined United in 2018 as managing director of investor relations and was promoted to VP of corporate development and investor relations in 2019.
Lands’ Ends Names New CFO – Bernard McCracken
Lands’ End has announced the appointment of Bernard McCracken to the role of chief financial officer, effective immediately. McCracken has served as the U.S. apparel company’s interim chief financial officer since January, and as chief accounting officer since April 2014.
StanChart Hires New CFO – Diego De Giorgi
Standard Chartered’s longtime CFO, Andy Halford, is retiring, and the bank has hired a veteran of Bank of America and Goldman Sachs to succeed him. Diego De Giorgi, who served as global head of investment banking at Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch between 2013 and 2019, joins StanChart on Friday as CFO designate. De Giorgi is expected to be appointed CFO and join StanChart’s board as an executive director in the first quarter of 2024, pending regulatory approval.
Lipari Foods Names New CFO – Zac Gordon
Lipari Foods, a Warren, MI, food distributor, has named Zachary (Zac) Gordon as their Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Gordon will succeed Dave Littleson, who announced his retirement earlier this year. Gordon brings to Lipari Foods extensive experience in operational finance, financial planning and analysis, financial intelligence, accounting, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions.
Barry Callebaut Appoints New CFO
Switzerland-based food manufacturer Barry Callebaut named Peter Vanneste as new chief financial officer and said it will invest 500 million Swiss francs ($562.1 million) in core customer areas over the next two years.
UPMC Names Frederick M. Hargett as New CFO
UPMC hired a veteran North Carolina health care system executive as its new CFO. Frederick M. Hargett has been EVP and CFO of Novant Health Inc. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for 15 years. He’ll succeed the retiring Ed Karlovich, who has been CFO of the Pittsburgh-based $26 billion-plus health care system since 2019.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Hires New CFO – Mike Lenihan
CKE Restaurants — parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s — announced the appointment of Mike Lenihan to the position of chief financial officer. Lenihan has a two decade-plus career at Yum Brands, where most recently he served as vice president of financial planning & analysis & treasury for the Taco Bell parent company.
Semtech Announces New CFO – Mark Lin
Semtech Corp announced that its board has appointed Mark Lin as new executive vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Emeka Chukwu. The company said Lin’s appointment becomes effective once he starts employment with the company, no later than Oct. 4.
Bird Global Appoints New CFO – Joseph Prodan
Electric scooter company Bird Global appointed Joseph Prodan as its CFO in its latest move following a series of recent C-suite shakeups.
Resilinc Announces New CFO – Eric Goldwater
Resilinc, a leading supply chain mapping, disruption sensing, and resiliency analytics company, announced the appointment of Eric Goldwater as CFO. These new executive hire will further strengthen an already accomplished leadership team focused on accelerating product innovation and growth initiatives to satisfy market demand for more resilient, sustainable, secure, and transparent supply chains.
Cox Automotive Announces Scott LeTourneau as Next CFO
Cox Automotive named a new chief financial officer on Friday. Appointed to the role is Scott LeTourneau, who was most recently senior vice president of corporate development for Cox Enterprises, which is Cox Automotive’s parent company. LeTourneau, who has been with Cox since 2012, will start the new role as executive vice president and CFO on Tuesday. He will head up the company’s finance functions and have responsibility for NextGear Capital.
Christensen Inc Appoints New CFO to Drive Growth and Innovation
Christensen Inc., a leading distributor of fuels, lubricants, and propane across the Western United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Phillips as its new Chief Financial Officer. Scott brings a wealth of experience from world-class organizations, including the U.S. Marines, Citigroup, Walmart, and Steel Distribution where he has demonstrated his ability as a purpose-driven leader.