Appointments Archive

Nov 30, 2010
The report attempts to link pay practices to risk taking and the eventual failures that resulted in the global financial crisis. The survey that was complied by the Corporate Library, a research organization and commissioned by the Council of Institutional Investors asserts that despite some changes in certain elements of compensation in response to recent regulatory changes, many institutions are continuing to tie together a significant amount of senior employee co...
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Nov 24, 2010
With the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, corporate incentive compensation recovery policies have once again been thrust front and center into the public discourse on executive compensation. As a result of Dodd-Frank, federal law now requires broader usage of incentive compensation recovery policies at public companies. Consequently, compensation committees at these institutions are facing the unenviable task of not only figuring ou...
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Nov 22, 2010
Advantage IQ, a provider of strategic energy management solutions, has appointed Donato Capobianco to the newly created position of senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Capobianco will provide legal advice on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters for Advantage IQ and its subsidiary, Ecos IQ. 
‘Donato is an important addition to our executive team as we grow the business, leveraging the data we capture for our clients to deliver strategi...
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Nov 22, 2010
Real estate services and investment firm Grubb & Ellis has named Mathieu Streiff as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces Andrea Biller, who has left the company. 
‘Mat has played a key role within our management team for several years,’ says Thomas D’Arcy, president and CEO of Grubb & Ellis, in a press release. ‘We are extremely confident that his legal experience, strategic thinking and proven management skills w...
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Nov 22, 2010
Pita has been a member of the 26,000-strong body for 10 years and first joined the board in 2005. 
He has held senior legal roles at many large and respected US public companies, including senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Las Vegas Sands, general counsel at Tyson Foods, and vice president and general counsel at BellSouth International.
He is joined on the board by new members Mary Kennard, vice president and general counsel at American ...
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Nov 22, 2010
Craig Hunt has been tapped as chief administrative officer and general counsel of Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation. He has been promoted from the role of senior vice president, secretary and general counsel. 
‘Craig has provided critical leadership to the company, especially throughout the restructuring process. He will be a key member of the senior leadership team going forward,’ said Ralph Hake, chairman of the board of directors.
Hunt’s tenure with the comp...
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Nov 22, 2010
Federal-Mogul has appointed Brett Pynnonen to the position of senior vice president and general counsel. Reporting directly to president and CEO José Maria Alapont, he also serves as a corporate officer and member of Federal-Mogul’s strategy board. 
In announcing the appointment, Alapont enthuses: ‘Brett has strong business knowledge and senior-level, international legal experience. He will contribute to Federal-Mogul’s relentless drive for leading technology and ...
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Nov 22, 2010
KKR Financial Holdings (KFN) has made a raft of changes to its senior executive team. In addition to naming Michael McFerran CFO and Jeffrey Van Horn executive vice president and director of tax, the company has also appointed Nicole Macarchuk as general counsel. 
‘We’re pleased that Mike McFerran will be taking on the additional role of CFO,’ says William Sonneborn, CEO of KFN and a member of KKR. ‘As COO and a member of the management team, Mike has made signif...
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Nov 22, 2010
IntraLinks Holdings has tapped David Curran as executive vice president of business and legal affairs. Curran replaces Gary Hirsch, senior vice president and general counsel, and is responsible for the oversight and management of all legal and compliance matters at IntraLinks. 
Curran has held senior leadership positions with several global technology companies, including Integrity Interactive, a provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) risk management solutions, where h...
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Nov 12, 2010
There’s been no shortage of change in the corporate governance world in 2010, and while most attention has been focused on Washington, there was another important change that took place late in the year: the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals appointed Ken Bertsch to the position of CEO and president. Bertsch replaces David Smith at the helm of the organization, which, now in its 84th year, is one of the oldest governance groups in the ...
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