From the September/October 2012 issue of Treasury & Risk magazine

Executives on the Move

Robert Bateman; Tammy Romo; J. Michael Bischoff; Daniel Cancelmi; Matthew Galvanoni; Doug Martin; Dave Vellequette; Nadeem Ali

Hartford Financial Services Group, the $21.9 billion Connecticut-based insurance provider, appointed Robert Bateman controller and senior vice president. He succeeds Beth Bombara, who was promoted to president of the company’s life runoff unit. Bateman, 45, most recently was CFO of the commercial markets division. Earlier, he served as CFO of claims and was vice president of internal audit at Kaman Corp.



Southwest Airlines, the $15.7 billion Dallas-based air carrier, named Tammy Romo CFO and senior vice president of finance. She succeeds Laura Wright, who is retiring after eight years as CFO. Romo, 50, previously Southwest’s senior vice president of planning, has also served as director of investor relations, treasurer and controller. Before joining Southwest, Romo was an audit manager at Coopers & Lybrand.

Marsh & McLennan Cos., the $11.5 billion professional services firm, named J. Michael Bischoff CFO. He succeeds Vanessa Wittman, who left to become CFO at Motorola Mobility, a unit of Google. Bischoff, 64, has served as MMC’s interim CFO since March. Previously, he led MMC’s corporate development, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and investor relations units. Bischoff joined the company in 1982.

Tenet Healthcare, an $8.9 billion company that operates hospitals and outpatient centers, named Daniel Cancelmi CFO. He succeeds Biggs Porter, who left the Dallas-based company in March to become CFO at Fluor Corp. Cancelmi, 49, has served as Tenet’s principal accounting officer since 2007 and was named senior vice president in 2009. Earlier, he was the company’s controller. Prior to joining Tenet, Cancelmi worked at PwC. 

Ingredion, a $6.2 billion Westchester, Ill.-based company that produces starches, sweeteners and other ingredients, appointed Matthew Galvanoni corporate controller and vice president. He succeeds Robin Kornmeyer, who is retiring next year. Galvanoni, 40, joins Ingredion from Exelon, where he worked for 10 years, most recently serving as assistant corporate controller and vice president. Earlier, he was a senior manager of assurance at PwC.

Newell Rubbermaid, a $5.9 billion marketer of consumer and commercial products, named Doug Martin CFO. He succeeds Juan Figuereo, who is stepping down. Martin, 49, is a 25-year veteran of the Atlanta-based company and most recently served as deputy CFO. Prior to that, he was vice president of finance for Newell Consumer, the company’s largest unit; vice president of finance for the office products unit; and treasurer.



Avaya, a $5.5 billion communication systems and software provider based in Basking Ridge, N.J., named Dave Vellequette CFO and senior vice president. He succeeds Anthony Masetti, who is leaving the company. Vellequette joins Avaya from JDS Uniphase, where he was CFO since 2005. Prior to joining JDS as controller in 2004, Vellequette was vice president of worldwide sales and service operations at Openwave Systems and worked in finance at Cisco.

Greif, 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, joins Grief from Cummins, where he was senior director of capital markets and treasury operations in the company’s corporate treasury. Prior to joining Cummins, Ali served in treasury and finance positions at Genentech, Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer and Ford Motor Co.


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