• Blackstone, CFOs, Merrill Lynch

    Blackstone Poaches Merrill Lynch Executive To Replace CFO

    Blackstone has replaced its chief financial officer with a top executive poached from Merrill Lynch. Laurence Tosi, who has been at Merrill for nine years and most recently was the chief operating officer of its investment banking division, will replace Michael Puglisi, a 14 year Blackstone vet. The move by Tosi is being read by […]

    / Jun 10, 2008 at 8:34 AM
  • CEOs, CFOs

    Wall Street Bucks National Trend Of Rising CFOs

    Nearly one-fifth of US chief executive officers in 2005 were formerly chief financial officers, a doubling of the percentage from the prior decade. The Economist explains the changing make-up of CEOS–more women, shorter tenures–but it leads with the rise of the financial professional, which seems to be caused largely by regulatory changes such as Sarbanes-Oxley […]

    / Jun 3, 2008 at 1:10 PM
  • CFOs, Lehman

    Erin Callan: CFO As Media Celebrity

    The Wall Street Journal ran a profile over the weekend of Erin Callan, the 42-year old chief financial officer of Lehman Brothers, just in time for the six months semi-versary of her promotion to the c-suite. Many on Wall Street were skeptical of Callan stepping into the role. She started out with several strikes against […]

    / May 19, 2008 at 4:36 PM
  • CFOs, Health, women

    C(heart)LBY an expert in managed care of wives, mistresses

    Details are emerging about the May resignation of WellPoint CFO David Colby. Colby was forced to resign after his 10 year stint by WellPoint Chairman, President, Secretary of the Exchequer, CEO, and Grand Poobah Larry Glasscock for violating the company’s code of conduct. The Colbinator was a pretty big deal in the managed care sector, […]

    / Jun 15, 2007 at 10:53 AM
  • CFOs

    It’s Not All Sweet In The C-Suite*

    Are you a CFO? Do you hate your job? Do you hate your job? Then you must be a CFO. (That’s right, a little commutative property at work here @ the DB HQs. We took honors math, no big deal…). No longer relegated to merely dentists, Cornell students and Enron CEOs, “Occupations with the Highest […]

    / Jan 22, 2007 at 3:18 PM
  • Back Dating, CEO, CFOs, Companies, Comverse, Steve Jobs

    Comverse Guilty Plea Sheds Light On Government’s View of Backdating

    Yesterday’s guilty plea by the former chief financial officer of Comverse Technology may help shed some light on the government’s view of criminal liability for backdating stock options. David Kreinberg is the first executive to plead guilty to backdating charges. When the backdating scandal first broke, many observers assumed that the government would focus its […]

    / Oct 25, 2006 at 11:33 AM
  • CFOs

    CFO Wanted: Must Be Right With Jesus

    An Illinois-based company needs a CFO with 7 to 10 years of senior management experience in international finance. And, oh yeah, Jesus has to be your favorite management guru. Qualifications include being a Christian, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and also agree with the Bible League’s Statement of Faith. Turns out that under […]

    / May 17, 2006 at 2:32 PM

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