O’Sullivan named CFO at Career Education

Big Lots promotes Johnson to CFO; treasurers named at Frontier Communications and Greif.

Colleen O’Sullivan has been promoted to CFO, treasurer and senior vice president of Career Education Corp., a $1.9 billion Shaumburg, Ill.-based provider of postsecondary education. She succeeds Michael Graham, 52, who is leaving to become CFO of JMC Steel Group. O’Sullivan, 45, at right, most recently served as the company’s chief accounting officer, corporate controller and senior vice president. She previously worked in senior finance positions at Hewitt Associates, Sears Holdings and Arthur Andersen.

Big Lots, the $5.2 billion Columbus, Ohio-based closeout retailer, appointed Timothy Johnson CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Joe Cooper, who will concentrate on his role as president of the company’s Canadian unit. Johnson has served as Big Lots’ senior vice president of finance since July 2011. Since joining the company in 2000, he has also served as director of strategic planning and vice president of strategic planning and investor relations.

Frontier Communications, the $5.2 billion Stamford, Conn.-based phone, Internet and satellite television provider, appointed Robert Starr treasurer and senior vice president. He succeeds David Whitehouse, who left to pursue another opportunity. Starr, 52, joins Frontier from Lazard Freres & Co., where he was global treasurer. He previously served as corporate treasurer at Ambac Financial and as first vice president of treasury at Salomon Smith Barney.

Nadeem Ali of GreifGreif, a $4.2 billion industrial packaging company in Delaware, Ohio, named Nadeem Ali treasurer and vice president. He replaces John Dieker, who left the company. Ali, 42, who's pictured at left, joins Grief from Cummins, where he was senior director of capital markets and treasury operations. He has also served in finance positions at Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer and Ford Motor Co. Ali was included in Treasury & Risk’s 40 Under 40 list in 2008.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, a $1.8 billion Bolingbrook, Ill.-based cosmetics retailer, named Bruce Hartman CFO. He succeeds Gregg Bodnar, who is leaving to attend to family issues. Hartman, 59, joins Ulta from Yankee Candle, where he served as CFO, chief administrative officer and executive vice president. He has also been CFO at Cushman & Wakefield, Foot Locker and May Department Stores.

Spirit AeroSystems, the $1.5 billion Wichita, Kan.-based manufacturer of airplane components, named Mark Suchinski treasurer and vice president of finance. It is a new position for the company; Philip Anderson, Spirit AeroSystems’ CFO, previously also handled the treasury responsibilities. Suchinski previously served as the company’s vice president of financial planning and analysis and corporate contracts.




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