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Monthly Archive: June 2011

Cyrille Baudet – Ernst & Young

Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX:HW, NYSE: HWD)appoints Mr Cyrille Baudet to the position of Group Chief Financial Officer, reporting to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr Baudet began his career with Ernst & Young in Africa and Paris auditing oil and mining companies in Africa followed by a period with PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London where he focused on software companies. […]


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Philip Matthews – Ernst & Young

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Michael J. Horazy – Bearing Point

Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR organizations to drive bottom-line impact, appoints Michael J. Horazy as vice president, sales, and is responsible for U.S. corporate markets. Horazy has more than 15 years in sales management, business development and consulting experience in the human capital industry. Prior to joining Bersin & Associates, he served as vice […]


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Kathy Persian – Accenture

Profitect, a profit protection solution provider that delivers increased profits through the identification and reduction of value chain margin leakage, shrink, waste, margin erosion, operational damages, and process errors appoints Kathy Persian, GVP Merchandising and Retail Systems of SuperValu has joined Profitect’s Board of Advisors.
Kathy began her career at Accenture in 1988 where in due course was promoted to Partner, […]


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Joan Swain – Accenture

Wilson Legal Solutions, a provider of services to help large and midsize law firms maximize the benefits of technology appoints Joan Swain as its vice president of professional services. Swain will be responsible for building a professional services practice at Wilson Legal Solutions. Areas of specialization will include senior level consulting, project management, software implementation and training, and product […]


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Elizabeth Bastoni – KPMG

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, appoints Elizabeth Bastoni has been appointed executive vice president, Human Resources for Carlson. Bastoni will report to Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer, Carlson. From 1998 to 2000, Elizabeth was director of Global Compensation, Benefits and Expatriate Programs for Lyonnaise des Eaux worldwide. She started her career in Paris with […]


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Brian Morris – KPMG

Capstone Advisory Group, LLC appoints Brian Morris as a Managing Director. in the Chicago Office. Prior to joining Capstone, Mr. Morris spent more than 10 years with KPMG as a Managing Director in the Economic and Valuation Services Group. He managed and executed over $100 billion of valuation service engagements across many industries. Before KPMG, he spent several years employed […]


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Tony Tortorice – PriceWaterhouseCoopers

SADA Systems, Inc. (http://www.sadasystems.com), premier cloud computing IT firm, appoints Tony Tortorice to its Board of Advisors. Tony Tortorice, the former CIO for the State of Washington, LA Unified School District, LA Community College District and Partner at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, will begin serving as an advisor to the leading cloud computing IT firm starting February of 2011. Prior to his work […]


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Jack Thrift – Deloitte

Merriman Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: MERR) appoints Jack Thrift as chief financial officer of the holding company and broker-dealer, Merriman Capital, Inc. Thrift replaces Peter V. Coleman, who will continue to work for Merriman on a consulting basis. Thrift has more than 20 years of experience in finance, accounting and operations. He recently served as managing director of operations and partner […]


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Julie A. Abraham – Ernst & Young

EMRISE CORPORATION (NYSE Arca: ERI), a multi-national manufacturer of defense, aerospace and industrial electronic devices and communications equipment, appoints Julie A. Abraham to its Board of Directors and to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board, effective February 1, 2011. Abraham, 52, a resident of Westbrook, CT, has worked in accounting and finance for a variety […]


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Bob Contri – Deloitte

Deloitte appoints Bob Contri as leader of the banking and securities sector practice in the United States. Contri was also elected a vice chairman. In his new role, Contri is responsible for providing deep banking and securities industry experience to Deloitte client teams, as well as setting the sector’s overall strategy. He also is spearheading Deloitte’s efforts around helping clients […]


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William J. King – Accenture

HFS Consultants (HFS), which provides a broad range of essential healthcare management solutions to hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout California, appoints new senior manager, William J. King in the Management & Operations practice. Prior to joining HFS, King was a senior executive at Accenture and has also held top-level positions at Broadlane, A.T. Kearney and Mitchell Madison Group. […]


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Karen Ferguson Macleod – Deloitte

SFN Group, Inc. appoints Karen Ferguson Macleod as president of its executive services division, Tatum. Ferguson Macleod was co-founder of Resources Global Professionals ― a professional services firm founded as a division of Deloitte & Touche LLP ― which generated revenues of $100 million within five years of startup, then grew to $500 million in eight years and $850 million […]


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