Financial Executives: Keeping Track

a $14.6 billion biotechnology company in Thousand Oaks, Calif., hired Jonathan Peacock as CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Robert Bradway, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer in June; Michael Kelly had served as acting CFO. Peacock, 52, had been CFO and administration officer of Novartis Pharmaceutical since 2005. Earlier, he was a partner and co-leader of the corporate finance practice at McKinsey & Co.

Spirit AeroSystems, a $4 billion maker of components for commercial airplanes, named Steve Sharp corporate controller, treasurer and vice president. As controller, he succeeds D. Randolph Davis, who left the company in June. Hector Cortez, Spirit AeroSystems' assistant controller, has served as interim corporate controller. Sharp, 48, most recently headed the company's global facilities team and earlier served as controller for the fuselage systems unit.


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