Financial Executives: Keeping Track


Hill-Rom Holdings,
a medical equipment company in Batesville, Ind., appointed Mark Guinan CFO and senior vice president. He replaces Gregory Miller, the CFO of $1.4 billion Hill-Rom since 2005, who is stepping down. Guinan, 48, had been chief procurement officer at Johnson & Johnson since 2009. Prior to that, he served as vice president of finance in J&J's global pharmaceutical group and in its global R&D and business operations. Guinan also held several positions within J&J's Ethicon Endo-Surgery business. Earlier in his career, he worked at Procter & Gamble.

Unitrin, a Chicago-based insurance company with $2.9 billion in 2009 revenue, named Dennis Vigneau CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds interim CFO Richard Roeske, who took up the role when Eric Draut resigned from the company in August. Vigneau, 43, had been CFO of American Life Insurance Co., a unit of American International Group, since 2008. For four years before that, he worked at Genworth Financial, where his positions included CFO of the retirement and protection segment. Starting in 1996, Vigneau worked in finance positions for the insurance operations of GE Capital.

SL Green Realty Corp., a $1 billion commercial real estate company in New York, named James Mead CFO. He replaces Gregory Hughes, who also served as SL Green's chief operating officer; Hughes is leaving to pursue other interests. Mead, 51, most recently was CFO of Strategic Hotels & Resorts, a Chicago-based REIT. He also worked at the Irvine Co. and at JP Morgan, where he was vice president of real estate investment banking.

AGL Resources, an Atlanta-based natural gas company with $2.3 billion in 2009 revenue, named Sarah Stashak director of investor relations and appointed its vice president of finance, Steve Cave, to the additional position of treasurer. Stashak, 36, was formerly director of investor and public relations for IntercontinentalExchange, an exchange operator and over-the-counter marketplace for commodities and derivatives. Before that, she was manager of investor relations at Mirant Corp. Case has been with AGL since 2001.

PepsiCo named Jamie Caulfield senior vice president of investor relations. He replaces Lynn Tyson, who is leaving to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities. Caulfield, 51, most recently was vice president of mergers and acquisitions at Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, which had $43 billion in sales last year. Earlier, he was vice president of investor relations and vice president of financial planning and analysis. Caulfield also worked at PepsiCo's Frito-Lay North America unit as group vice president of field finance and region finance director. Before joining PepsiCo, Caulfield was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand.

MedQuist, a $307 million medical transcription company in Mount Laurel, N.J., named its co-chief operating officer, Anthony James, to the additional position of CFO. James, 44, replaces Dominick Golio, who resigned late last month after deciding not to relocate to Franklin, Tenn., where the company's finance group is to be headquartered. James, 44, previously was chief operating officer at Spheris, another medical transcription company, from 2006 until April, when it was acquired by MedQuist and its majority shareholder, CBay. James had been CFO at Spheris from 2001 to 2006, after joining the company in 1999 as controller.

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