CFOs on the move: week ending December 17
Auto parts manufacturer Continental SA appointed Katja Dürrfeld chief financial officer, with immediate effect. Dürrfeld will be responsible for group finance and management control and group information technology. She will also be responsible for the finances of the future sector of the automotive group from 2022. Dürrfeld started her career at Continental in 1997, holding operational positions in the areas of IT, marketing, sales, logistics, auditing and purchasing. In 2013, she was appointed Group Audit Manager.
Former Commercial Director of ZipRecruiter Timothy yarborough was named chief financial officer of the job aggregator last week. Yarborough takes over for David Travers, who was appointed president. Yarborough has also served as Senior Vice President and Vice President of Finance. He joined ZipRecruiter in 2014. The company also appointed Amy Garefis head of accounting.
Dave & Buster Entertainment, owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, has announced that it has appointed Michael Quartieri as CFO, effective January 1, 2022. Quartieri will be responsible for accounting, supply chain and investor relations. He was previously CFO and Corporate Secretary of live streaming company LiveOne. Prior to that, Quartieri was CFO at Scientific Games, a supplier of gaming products and systems. Quartieri replaces Scott bowman, who was appointed CFO of Authentic cuisine, a health-focused seasonal restaurant chain, earlier this month.
The advice of Deutsche Lufthansa AG appointed Remco Steenbergen as CFO starting in the new year. His contract runs until December 21, 2023. Steenberg will lead management control and risk management, corporate finance, accounting and balance sheets, taxes, purchasing and mergers and acquisitions. More recently, Remco Steenbergen was CFO of the Zurich group Barry Callebaut, a manufacturer of chocolate and cocoa products. He also worked at Philips and KPMG. Steenbergen replaces Ulrik Svensson, who resigned for health reasons in April 2020.
Lufthansa Group Chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley said: “Remco Steenbergen brings with him excellent financial expertise from various companies as well as industries… Especially now, as the pandemic has such dire consequences for air travel, an experienced and internationally respected CFO is more important than ever for the Lufthansa Group: not only to overcome the current crisis, but also for the years to come, when we have to and want to pay back the stabilization funds from the government. “
Children’s entertainment business Genius Brands International went out of his organization to name Zrinka Dekic as CFO and responsible for strategy and mergers and acquisitions. A former executive in the investment management division of Goldman Sachs, Dekic held positions in corporate strategy, strategic planning and business development at The Walt Disney Company. Dekic replaces Bob denton, which Genius Brands transferred to the role of executive vice president of finance and accounting.
Energy company Williams promoted John D. Porter to senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 1, 2022. Porter will replace John Chandler, who announced his retirement from Williams earlier this year. Formerly Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Head of FP&A, Porter started at Williams in 1998, left in 2001 for Forest Oil and returned in 2005. Marie hausman will assume the role of Vice President, CAD and Controller. She is currently Vice President of Personnel, Internal Audit.