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Career moves including Kraft Heinz, Glassdoor and Swedbank

CFOs, finance directors and other senior corporate leaders on the move in the UK and elsewhere.

Paulo Basilio returns to Kraft Heinz as CFO

American food company Kraft Heinz has appointed Paulo Basilio as its new chief financial officer. Basilio has previously served as CFO from 2015 to 2017, before 3G Capital’s David Knopf replaced him. He has also served as the president of US commercial business and the chief business planning and development officer.

A spokesman from the company said in a statement: “As Kraft Heinz charts a new path forward, CEO Miguel Patricio today announced several key changes to his senior leadership team. These moves are designed to rebuild the company’s business momentum with a focus on driving long-term profitable growth.”

Glassdoor appoints Christian Sutherland-Wong CEO

Online jobs and career community and recruiting site Glassdoor has announced the promotion of president and chief operating officer Christian Sutherland-Wong to the position of chief executive officer. He will be replacing CEO and co-founder Robert Hohman who will step down and will remain with the company as chairman.

Sutherland-Wong was named the company’s first COO in 2018. He joined the company in 2015 as vice president and general manager of monetization. Previously, he had served at LinkedIn and Bain & Company. Currently, he is working with Toolworks an organization that assists people with difficulties to successfully enter the job market.

Robert Hohman, Glassdoor co-founder and CEO, said about the appointment: “Christian is one of the most strategic and thoughtful leaders I’ve ever known. This promotion is well-deserved as it reflects his day-to-day responsibilities and I have full confidence that Christian will build on the success he’s brought to Glassdoor, doing what’s best for job seekers, employers and our employees.”

Swedbank names frontrunner Henriksson new CEO in bid to rebuild trust

Banking and financial services and solutions provider has appointed the head of insurer Folksam, Jens Henriksson, as the new chief executive officer. The appointment comes after the recent resignations of the CEO and chairman of the bank.

Henriksson will replace acting CEO Anders Karlsson, who will take up his regular role as chief financial officer. Henriksson was previously the CEO of the Stockholm Stock Exchange and also worked at the Swedish Ministry of Finance.

Schuler names CFO

Technology and press manufacturer Schuler has announced the appointment of Thomas Kamphausen as CFO. He will be succeeding Norbert Borger, who will be resigning to pursue other interests. Kamphausen served as the former CFO and managing director of SSI Schäfer before joining Schuler.

Former PayPal executive joins crypto lending startup Cred as CFO

Crypto-backed lending and borrowing platform Cred has appointed Joe Podulka as its new CFO. Podulka has previously worked in a variety of roles at e-Bay/PayPal for 11 years, both in the US and abroad. He has extensive experience in broad finance and analytics gained from his roles as the CFO, VP Finance at Hearst Communications. The start-up has also appointed Dan Wheeler, formerly a partner at the international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, as its general counsel.

Fox Factory reveals CFO succession plan

Ride dynamics products designer and manufacturer Fox Factory Holding has announced the resignation of its CFO Zvi Glasman in November of this year, after 10 years of serving the company. He will be available for a smooth transition until the beginning of next year. The company has already initiated a search for its next CFO and will be considering both internal and external candidates for the vacated role.

Glasman commented on his resignation: “It has been a privilege to work alongside a talented and dedicated global team at Fox that consistently demonstrates a commitment to the product innovation and the growth of the Fox brand. I have great confidence in their ability to achieve our strategic and financial goals, and believe Fox is well-positioned to capitalize on opportunities for value creation well into the future.”

Synamedia hires CFO

Video and content security software services provider Synamedia has announced the appointment of Bijal Patel as chief financial officer. Patel has held a variety of senior finance roles in the international technology business over the last 20 years and has experience in transforming private equity-backed firms. Patel previously served as CFO at hospitality technology innovator HotSchedules, CFO at Aptean and Vice President of Finance and subsequent interim CFO at Finastra.

Marlabs appoints Manish Singhvi as CFO

Digital innovation lab Marlabs has announced the appointment of Manish Singhvi as its chief financial officer. Singhvi will be part of the executive team at Marlabs and will concentrate on financial strategy and management and business transformation fuelled by strategic planning, and cost optimization. Recently, he served as the group CFO at SLK Group and prior to that he was responsible for essential financial functions at Mphasis, an HP company. Singhvi has also featured in the list of India’s top 100 CFOs for three years, by CFO India magazine.

Siby Vadakekkara, CEO of Marlabs, said: “I am excited by Manish’s appointment, and the strengths he brings to the table. Manish’s experience in handling business transformation with a full view of the finance function will augur well for our plans with the company. My best wishes to Manish for his role at Marlabs.”

Dovel names new CFO

IT service management company Dovel Technologies has announced the appointment of Barry Broadus as the new chief financial officer. As the CFO, Broadus will supervise over the company’s finance strategy and financial operations and help define and implement the company’s strategic direction and growth plans. He served as the CFO of SRI international and prior to that as the CFO of ALion Science and Technology.

About his appointment, Broadus said: “Dovel is at an exciting place in their move to become a major player in the mid-tier professional services market.”

Hyperion’s Dual hires new UK & Europe COO

Hyperion’s Insurance Group’s underwriting arm Dual has announced the appointment of Rebecca Ince as the chief operating officer (COO) of the UK and Europe offices. Ince previously spent 18 years at Hiscox and is a veteran of the industry.

Richard Clapham, CEO of Dual, said: “Rebecca brings an in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the insurance industry to the role of COO, UK & Europe, and her understanding of today’s strategic business challenges makes her a natural fit for us and a valuable addition to our leadership team.”

Interfor CEO Davies to step down at the end of the year

Producer of quality wood products International Forest Products (Interfor) has announced that CEO and president Duncan Davies will be stepping down effective December 31. He will be replaced by the current senior vice president and COO of the company Ian Fillinger. Davies will continue to serve the company as an advisor until the end of 2020. Davies had joined Interfor in 1998 and was appointed the president in the same year and CEO in 2000. During his time, he has expanded the company from a regional producer to a reputable global position.

Ulrich Ulrichs appointed CEO of BBC Chartering

International shipping company BBC Chartering has announced the appointment of Ulrich Ulrichs as the new CEO. He will replace Svend Andersen who had held the position as one of the founders of the company since 1997.

Ulrichs joined BBC in 2019 as COO, as a specialist in the breakbulk multipurpose shipping business, and has worked in various senior positions with AAL and Rickmers Line as the CEO.

Academy Mortgage names new CEO and COO

Retail mortgage banking company Academy Mortgage has appointed James Mac Pherson as the new CEO. MacPherson has previously served the company as president since 2016. He has held various management positions in compliance operations and has structured the company’s disclosure operations and QA audit departments. The company has also promoted Kristi Pickering, who had joined as senior vice president of process automation, to the role of chief operations officer (COO).

MacPherson commented: “We are intentional in our planning at Academy Mortgage to ensure our company’s sustainable growth at every level. We are fortunate to have strong board members and an A+ executive leadership team at the helm to lead our company into a bright future.”



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