Financial Executives: Keeping Track


Aeropostale,
a New York City-based clothing retailer with $2.2 billion in 2009 revenue, named Marc Miller CFO. He succeeds Michael Cunningham, also the company's president, who is taking on new responsibilities for planning, logistics and real estate. Miller most recently served as Aeropostale's senior vice president of strategic planning and new business development. Before joining the company in 2005, he worked at Footstar, where his final position was vice president of strategic planning and corporate development, and served as president of apparel and consumer products at Tradeout.

INX, a Houston-based telecommunications infrastructure company with $259 million in revenue, named Philip Rydzewski CFO and senior vice president. He replaces Brian Fontana, who resigned in August. Rydzewski, 47, most recently was a consultant providing CFO services to companies. From 2007 to 2008, he was chief accounting officer at HealthMarkets, an insurance company. Earlier, Rydzewski served as vice president of finance for Catalyst Health Solutions and CFO of HMS Holdings, and worked at KPMG.

Celera, an Alameda, Calif. genetic testing company, named Alfred Merriweather CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Ugo DeBlasi, who resigned in November in order to be closer to his family in Connecticut. Merriweather, 56, is joining Celera from Calypso Medical Technologies, where he was CFO. From 2001 to 2009, he was CFO of Monogram Biosciences. Merriweather has also served as CFO for Symphonix Devices, Lipomatrix and Laserscope. He began his career with Price Waterhouse. Celera had revenue of $167 million last year.

Carlsbad, Calif.-based MaxLinear, which provides radio circuitry for broadband applications, appointed Adam Spice CFO and vice president. He replaces interim CFO Joe Campa, who retains his role as vice president of finance and treasurer. Spice, 42, most recently was CFO of Symwave, a semiconductor company. From 2000 to 2009, he worked at Broadcom in positions including vice president of finance and corporate development and treasurer. Earlier, Spice was senior finance manager at Intel Capital, and served as a finance manager in the planning and logistics division at Intel. MaxLinear, which went public early in 2010, had revenue of $53 million in the first nine months of the year.

Ares Capital, a New York company with $37 billion in assets and $245 million in investment income last year, named Penelope Roll CFO. She replaces Richard Davis, who will remain with the company as treasurer and chief operating officer of Ares Management, an affiliate. Roll, 45, has been executive vice president of finance at Ares' investment adviser, Ares Capital Management, since April 2010. She was CFO of Allied Capital Corp. from 1998 to 2010, when it was acquired by Ares, and served as Allied's controller from 1995 to 1998. Earlier, she worked in the financial services practice of KPMG.

Groupon, the Chicago-based Internet startup that offers coupons and discounts, named Jason Child as its first CFO. Child, 42, is joining Groupon from Amazon.com, where he spent 12 years, most recently as vice president of finance for international business. He also held positions in international finance in Germany and Japan and served as Amazon's worldwide corporate controller. Prior to joining Amazon, Child worked at Arthur Andersen as a consulting manager.

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