For some, becoming the chief financial officer of an organization remains their ultimate career goal. But today the position looks very different from the way it did even 10 years ago. Now, more than ever, the decisions made by the CFO are likely to affect the performance of the entire organization. Naturally, it takes a certain amount of experience to become head of finance. In this article, we have compiled a list of some of the CFO moves that took place in April.
CFO Pros on the Move April 2023
Jiajia Wu | Hyzon Motors
Jiajia Wu has been appointed as the interim CFO at Hyzon Motors. Wu joined the fuel cell electric vehicle company in 2021 as the chief accounting officer. Prior to this, she served as the global director of cost and technical accounting and reporting at UL Solutions, a safety science company. Before that, Wu held several positions at EY.
Michiel Boere | Remote
Remote, the human resources platform, has appointed Michiel Boere as its first Chief Financial Officer. Boere brings with him seven years of experience from Uber, where he served as the global CFO of Uber Eats. Additionally, he serves on the supervisory board of RAI Amsterdam and previously held the position of CFO at Greetz, a Dutch e-commerce company.
David Michaels | Soluna Holdings
David Michaels has been appointed as the interim Chief Financial Officer of Soluna Holdings, a company specializing in green data centers. The change was effective from April 21, following the decision of the current CFO, Philip Patman Jr., to step down and take up a position closer to his home. Michaels, who is a director at Soluna and chairs the audit committee, brings more than a decade of CFO experience, including his ten-year tenure at the American Institute for Economic Research.
Kelly Dilts | Dollar General
Kelly Dilts, who previously served as the Senior Vice President of Finance at Dollar General since joining the retailer in July 2019, has been promoted to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Dollar General, Dilts held various positions of increasing responsibility at Tailored Brands, including Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations, and served as CFO at women's apparel retailer Francesca's. Dilts takes over from John Garratt, who will continue serving as the company's President until his retirement in June.
Trey Hartman | W&T Offshore
Trey Hartman, the vice president, and chief accounting officer of W&T Offshore, an independent producer of oil and natural gas, has been appointed as the interim CFO. Hartman was initially hired as a controller in April 2021 and was later promoted to his current position in May 2022. Prior to joining W&T Offshore, he served as the vice president and controller for Sheridan Production. Hartman is taking over the role from Janet Yang, who is resigning due to personal reasons.
Gina Goetter | Hasbro
Gina Goetter, formerly the CFO of motorcycle company Harley Davidson, has been appointed as the new CFO of toy and gaming company Hasbro. Prior to joining Harley Davidson in October 2020, Goetter gained more than two decades of experience with General Mills and held a senior vice president of finance position at Tyson Foods. She takes over from Deborah A. Thomas, who announced her retirement in November after nearly 25 years with Hasbro. In the meantime, David Viney, the vice president and treasurer, has been appointed as Harley-Davidson's interim finance chief.
Dan Kaltenbach | Aware
Dan Kaltenbach has been appointed as the first Chief Financial Officer of Aware, an AI-based platform that examines human behavior. Kaltenbach joins the company from Owl Labs, an AI-driven platform for monitoring insurance claims. As the CFO of Owl Labs, he assisted the company in obtaining $30 million in Series-B funding, which helped advance the firm's technology to serve some of North America's most prominent insurance providers. Kaltenbach has previously served as the first CFO of Icertis and CFO of Blue Box.
Jonathan Ojany | KFC
Having most recently served as the Vice President and Head of Center Strategy and Operations at Coca-Cola, Jonathan Ojany joins the fast-food chain, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in the United States. At Coca-Cola, he held various roles, including Chief Operating Officer and Head of Strategy, Planning, Insights, and Analytics for the majority of its business in Africa. Prior to this, Ojany spent two years in the hospitality sector as the Director of Global Strategy and Planning for Intercontinental Hotels Group.
Jeff Farrow | Tarsus Pharmaceuticals
Jeff Farrow has been appointed as Tarsus Pharmaceuticals' new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Previously, Farrow served as the CFO of Global Blood Therapeutics and held CFO positions at ZS Pharma and Hyperion Therapeutics. He replaces Leo Greenstein, who is stepping down from his role as CFO, a position he has held since 2020.
Ali Bauerlein | Sight Sciences
Sight Sciences, an eyecare technology firm, has hired Ali Bauerlein as its new Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Bauerlein worked at Inogen, a medical technology company, where she co-founded the firm in 2001 and held the position of CFO from 2009 until 2021. Additionally, Bauerlein is a board member of Pear Therapeutics, Gelesis Holdings, and Koya Medical.