Financial Executives: Keeping Track

Alan Boyd; Donna Kinzel; David Khani; Timothy Pearson; Jane Nielsen; Frank Martell; Arne Haak

Texas Instruments, the Dallas-based semiconductor company with $13.9 billion in 2010 revenue, named Alan Boyd treasurer and vice president. He succeeds Charlie Tobin, who is retiring after 31 years with the company. Boyd was the company’s director of financial reporting since 2009. Since joining Texas Instruments in 1986, he has held various finance positions, including serving as finance director for TI Philippines.

Pepco Holdings, the $7 billion Washington-based utility, named Donna Kinzel vice president of investor relations. Kinzel served as the company’s director of investor relations since 2004. She was named assistant treasurer in 1999, after joining a Pepco unit, Delmarva Power, in 1990.

David Khani has joined Consol Energy, a $5.2 billion coal and gas producer in Pittsburgh, as vice president of finance. Khani joins Consol from FBR Capital Markets, where he was co-director of research, leading a team of more than 80 analysts covering 450 companies. Khani also served as co-group head of FBR’s energy and natural resources group.

Catalyst Health Solutions, a $3.7 billion pharmacy benefits manager in Rockville, Md., named Timothy Pearson CFO and executive vice president. He succeeds Hai Tran, who stepped down in June to pursue other business interests. Deirdre Kramer, the company’s corporate controller and senior vice president of finance, served as interim CFO. Pearson, 43, joins Catalyst from MedImmune, where he was CFO since 2007. Earlier, Pearson served as the company’s treasurer and vice president of finance. He joined MedImmune in 1998.

Coach, the $3.6 billion accessories manufacturer, hired Jane Nielsen to serve as CFO and executive vice president, effective Sept. 1. She succeeds Michael Devine III, the company’s CFO since 2001, who announced earlier this year that he will retire at the end of August. Nielsen, 47, joins Coach from PepsiCo, where she most recently served as CFO and senior vice president of Pepsico Beverages America and the company’s global nutrition group, which had combined revenue of more than $17 billion. In 15 years at PepsiCo, she worked in M&A, investor relations and strategic planning. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Nielsen worked at consultancy Marakon Associates and was an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Frank Martell was named CFO at $1.6 billion CoreLogic, an analytics and business services company in Santa Ana, Calif. He succeeds Buddy Piszel, who stepped down in February after receiving a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission related to his stint as CFO of Freddie Mac. Martell, 51, most recently was president and CEO of the Western Institutional Review Board. Earlier, he served as CFO and executive vice president at both Advantage Sales and Marketing and Information Services Group. Martell spent 11 years at ACNielsen, where his last position was COO, and 15 years in finance at GE.

Ruth’s Hospitality Group, the operator of Ruth’s Chris Steak House restaurants and other dining chains, named Arne Haak CFO. He succeeds Bob Vincent, who was named to the new position of senior vice president of corporate strategy. Haak, 43, joins the company from AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of Southwest Airlines, where he served as CFO since 2008. From 2005 to 2008, he was AirTran’s treasurer and vice president of finance, and from 2001 to 2005, he was director of corporate finance. Earlier, he spent seven years in pricing and revenue management positions at U.S. Airways. Ruth’s Hospitality Group is based in Heathrow, Fla., and had $357.6 million in 2010 revenue.

 

 

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