Duolingo adds first general counsel, CFO

2020-04-08T19:57:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Popular language learning platform Duolingo announced the appointments of Stephen Chen as the company’s first general counsel and Matt Skaruppa as its first chief financial officer.

Beacon Healthcare Systems tabs chief compliance officer

2020-04-08T19:55:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Beacon Healthcare Systems announced the appointment of John Tanner as its chief compliance officer.

Hanover Insurance replaces longtime general counsel

2020-04-08T19:53:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Hanover Insurance Group announced Dennis Kerrigan has been appointed executive vice president and general counsel following the retirement of J. Kendall Huber, who spent 20 years in the role.

ORIC Pharmaceuticals names general counsel

2020-04-08T19:51:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

ORIC Pharmaceuticals, a privately held, clinical-stage oncology company, announced Dr. Christian Kuhlen has been named general counsel.

Taro appoints accounting chief

2020-04-08T19:49:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries announced the appointment of Daphne Huang as vice president, CFO and chief accounting officer.

Harley-Davidson names chief compliance officer

2020-04-01T19:38:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced the promotion of Paul Krause to chief legal and compliance officer in a recent regulatory filing.

Sempra Energy compliance chief resigns

2020-04-01T19:36:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Sempra Energy announced the resignation of President and Chief Legal Officer George Bilicic with “good reason.” Bilicic was also the company’s chief compliance officer.

Global Data Consortium lauds rarity of compliance hire

2020-04-01T19:33:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

ID verification firm Global Data Consortium announced the hiring of James Philip as chief compliance officer in a move it described as “not yet common practice in our industry.”

Sally Beauty tabs chief accounting officer

2020-04-01T19:30:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Salon retailer Sally Beauty Holdings announced the appointment of Marlo Cormier as senior vice president - finance and chief accounting officer.

Allianz Australia adds chief risk officer

2020-04-01T19:27:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Insurance group Allianz Australia announced the appointment of Tara Laybutt as chief risk officer.

InvenTrust appoints chief accounting officer

2020-04-01T19:25:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

InvenTrust Properties, a real estate investment trust, announced Mike Phillips has been appointed senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

NeoPhotonics hires general counsel

2020-04-01T19:23:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

NeoPhotonics, a manufacturer of optoelectronics, announced the appointment of Barbara Rogan as senior vice president and general counsel.

Gaming Arts adds accounting chief

2020-04-01T19:21:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Gambling machine provider Gaming Arts announced the appointment of Matthew Heyerdahl as chief accounting officer and director of finance.

Signet Jewelers names accounting chief

2020-04-01T19:19:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Signet Jewelers announced the appointment of Vincent Ciccolini as chief accounting officer in a recent regulatory filing.

Jefferies Group CFO dead from coronavirus complications


Jefferies Group announced the death of longtime Chief Financial Officer Peregrine “Peg” Broadbent from coronavirus complications.

Avis Budget Group general counsel to depart

2020-03-24T19:49:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Car rental company Avis Budget Group announced the departure of Executive Vice President and General Counsel Michael Tucker in a recent regulatory filing.

Grayhawk Investment adds chief risk officer

2020-03-24T19:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Wealth management firm Grayhawk Investment Strategies announced the appointment of Stacy Rosen as chief risk officer.


PCAOB vet Mark Adler to depart


The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced Mark Adler, former acting director of its Division of Enforcement and Investigations, is leaving after more than nine years with the agency.

​Everest Re names new chief risk officer

2020-03-18T15:02:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Everest Re, a global provider of reinsurance and insurance, has announced the promotion of Don Mango to chief risk officer and chief actuary, effective on March 30.

AIG chief accounting officer to leave

2020-03-18T12:50:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

American International Group said in a regulatory filing that Jonathan Wismer, its deputy chief financial officer and chief accounting officer, will be leaving the insurance company on March 31 “to pursue other opportunities.”


Swedbank announces new risk chief as probe nears end


Swedbank announced the appointment of Rolf Marquardt as chief risk officer just over a week prior to the expected announcement of the findings of a probe into its AML shortcomings conducted by law firm Clifford Chance.

Exelon appoints compliance and audit EVP

2020-03-17T15:29:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Electric power company Exelon announced it has named David Glockner as its new executive vice president of compliance and audit.

Red Robin tabs accounting chief

2020-03-17T15:27:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Restaurant chain Red Robin disclosed in a recent regulatory filing the appointment of Kristi Belhumeur as chief accounting officer.


Wells Fargo ends wild week with new general counsel appointment


Wells Fargo capped a tumultuous week Friday when it announced the appointment of Ellen Patterson as its new senior executive vice president and general counsel.

Tricida adds chief compliance officer

2020-03-09T18:26:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Pharmaceutical firm Tricida announced the hiring of Robert McKague as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Wells Fargo chief accounting officer to retire

2020-03-09T18:25:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Wells Fargo announced Richard Levy, executive vice president and chief accounting officer, has decided to retire after 18 years with the company. Muneera Carr will assume his position after March 31.


KPMG names firm veteran as U.S. CEO


KPMG has named Paul Knopp—who has been with the company for 36 years—to be its next U.S. chair and chief executive officer.

Pier 1 Imports quietly names new general counsel; files for bankruptcy


Without any official announcement, Pier 1 Imports has named Ray McKown as its new general counsel and corporate secretary, days before the home furnishings and decor company filed for bankruptcy.

LendingClub poaches chief risk officer from Uber

2020-02-27T20:49:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

LendingClub Corp., America’s largest online lending marketplace, announced the appointment of Annie Armstrong to serve as chief risk officer.

Six Flags discloses new general counsel

2020-02-27T20:48:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Theme park operator Six Flags Entertainment Corp. announced the appointment of Laura Doerre as executive vice president and general counsel in a recent filing with the SEC.

Nutanix appoints chief accounting officer

2020-02-27T20:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Software firm Nutanix announced the appointment of Aaron Boynton as chief accounting officer to scale its global accounting function and oversee all financial reporting and compliance efforts.

Guaranteed Rate hires chief risk officer

2020-02-27T20:44:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Guaranteed Rate, one of the largest retail mortgage lenders in the nation, announced the appointment of industry veteran Joseph Grassi as chief risk officer.

Krystal Biotech adds accounting chief; CFO resigns

2020-02-27T20:42:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Gene therapy company Krystal Biotech announced the appointment of Kathryn Romano as chief accounting officer.

Workiva tabs general counsel

2020-02-27T20:40:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Compliance solutions provider Workiva announced the company’s board of directors has named Brandon Ziegler as senior vice president and general counsel, effective March 16.

IntSights adds veteran CCO

2020-02-27T20:38:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Threat intelligence firm IntSights announced Chris Strand has joined its executive team as chief compliance officer to continue building out the company’s cyber-compliance initiative.

Barnes Group appoints general counsel successor

2020-02-27T20:34:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Barnes Group announced the appointment of James Pelletier as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective April 1. Pelletier will succeed Peter Gutermann, who will retire at the end of March.

Carrols Restaurant Group names general counsel

2020-02-27T20:31:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Carrols Restaurant Group, the largest Burger King franchisee in the United States, announced it has appointed Markus Hartmann as vice president and general counsel.

PayScale hires general counsel

2020-02-27T20:29:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cloud-based compensation software provider PayScale announced Kristin Boraas will serve as its new general counsel.

Merrill Corp. adds general counsel

2020-02-27T20:27:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Global SaaS provider Merrill Corp. announced the appointment of Patricia Elias as vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Westlake Chemical promotes accounting chief

2020-02-27T20:25:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Westlake Chemical has appointed Johnathan Zoeller to serve as vice president and chief accounting officer. Zoeller’s appointment will become effective upon the retirement of his predecessor, George Mangieri, at the end of March.

Aspen appoints group chief risk officer

2020-02-27T20:22:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Aspen Insurance Holdings announced Crystal Ottaviano has been appointed group chief risk officer, effective March 2.

Xcel Energy names new compliance, risk chief amid shuffle

2020-02-27T20:19:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Electric services firm Xcel Energy named Karen Hyde senior vice president, chief risk, audit and compliance officer amid a series of recent changes in leadership.

Trevena tabs chief legal and compliance officer

2020-02-27T20:16:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Biopharmaceutical company Trevena announced the appointment of Scott Applebaum as chief legal and compliance officer and senior vice president of regulatory affairs.

​Tyson Foods chief accounting officer steps down

2020-02-26T18:36:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Tyson Foods announced in a regulatory filing that Stephen Gibbs notified the company of his intention to step down as chief accounting officer to pursue another opportunity.

Versant Health appoints chief compliance officer

2020-02-26T14:13:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Versant Health, a national managed eye health and vision plan company, has appointed Lula Richards as its new chief compliance officer.


Citgo appoints new CECO amid misconduct review


Citgo announced the appointment of Jack Lynch as the company’s new chief ethics and compliance officer amid an internal probe into allegations of misconduct under prior management.

SEC names Chicago associate regional director

2020-02-12T17:56:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Paul Montoya has been named associate regional director for enforcement in the Chicago Regional Office.

Centene tabs general counsel

2020-02-12T17:54:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Centene Corp., a managed care solutions provider, announced the appointment of Chris Koster to senior vice president, secretary and general counsel.

United Talent Agency promotes general counsel

2020-02-12T17:52:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

United Talent Agency announced it has promoted Michael Sinclair to general counsel. Sinclair had been associate general counsel and takes on the role previously held by Chief Operating Officer Andrew Thau.

Targray appoints general counsel

2020-02-12T17:50:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Canadian multinational materials distributor Targray announced the appointment of Annie Galarneau as its general counsel.