CIT Group, the New York City-based lender to small- and midsize businesses, named Scott Parker CFO and executive vice president. CIT, which went through bankruptcy proceedings in 2009, announced late last year that its previous CFO, Joseph Leone, would retire as of April. Parker, 43, most recently was CFO and chief operating officer of Cerberus Operations and Advisory Co., a unit of hedge fund Cerberus Capital Management. Earlier in his career, he spent 17 years at General Electric, where his last position was CFO for GE Capital Solutions. CIT also appointed Carol Hayles corporate controller and senior vice president. Hayles, 49, joins CIT from Citigroup, where she worked for 24 years, most recently serving as deputy controller. Previously, Hayles was CFO of Citi's e-business, of its global relationship bank and of Citibank Canada.
Harsco, a Harrisburg, Pa., industrial services company with $2.9 billion of 2009 revenue, says its CFO and senior vice president, Stephen Schnoor, will take on the additional title of treasurer. Schnoor, 56, has been Harsco's CFO since 2008.