Athlon Energy has announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark A. Stevens, 50, to serve as a Director, effective immediately. Mr. Stevens will serve as an independent director under the Board’s appointment for an initial term that will expire at the 2016 annual meeting of stockholders.
Mr. Stevens is currently a tax consultant for Morningstar Partners. He previously served as Senior Vice President–Taxation of XTO Energy Inc. for 22 years from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. Prior to joining XTO, Mr. Stevens was an Accountant at Meridian Oil and Pennzoil Corp. He also serves on the Board of HomeBank Texas. Mr. Stevens received a BBA in Accounting from Harding University and is also a CPA.
“We are very pleased that Mark has agreed to join our Board. He brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership from his highly successful career at XTO Energy; from its inception through its storied growth and ultimate merger with ExxonMobil,” stated Bob Reeves, President & Chief Executive Officer. “I am sure that Mark’s high level of integrity and strong business judgment will prove valuable for Athlon in the future.”
About Athlon Energy
Athlon Energy is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition, development, and exploitation of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin.
NVIDIA has announced that it has named Colette Kress, a 24-year veteran of the tech industry, as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Since March 2011 the Interim CFO has been Karen Burns, who will now return to her previous role within NVIDIA as VP , Corporate Controller and Tax.
Murphy Oil Corporation has announced that Tim Butler has been promoted to Vice President, Tax.
Butler joined Murphy as International Tax Specialist in 1987 at the Company’s office in New Orleans. In 1992, he transferred to El Dorado as Senior International Tax Accountant. In 1996, Butler was promoted to Supervisor, Research and Foreign Tax. He was promoted to Manager, Research and Foreign Tax in 2000. He was promoted to General Manager, Worldwide Taxation in 2007.
Butler received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Also promoted is John Gardner who is now Treasurer for Murphy Oil Corporation.
Gardner succeeds Mindy West who has resigned as Vice President and Treasurer of Murphy Oil Corporation to assume her new role as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Murphy USA, Inc.
Gardner joined Murphy in 1995 as an Associate Accountant at the Corporate Headquarters in El Dorado, Arkansas. He held several positions within the Controller’s department before being named Manager, Policies & Procedures in 2004. In 2008, he was named Controller for Murphy Exploration & Production Company-USA and relocated to Houston, Texas. In 2009, Gardner was promoted to Director, Planning and Special Projects for Murphy Eastern Oil Company and transferred to the office in
St. Albans, United Kingdom. He returned to Murphy Exploration & Production Company in Houston in 2012 when he was promoted to Assistant Treasurer.
Gardner received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Louisiana-Monroe in 1994.
Michael Holt joined GoDaddy.com in June as VP Tax.
Mr Holt has been a tax partner at BDO for the past 3 years and prior to this was Global Director, Tax Accounting Automation at Jefferson Wells. He was educated at Brigham Young University.
His appointment follows that of the new CFO for GoDaddy, Scott Wagner, in May 2013.
Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today announced that the board of directors appointed John R. (J.R.) Haley, currently director of Tax, to the newly established position of vice president of Tax, effective June 1, 2013. He will report to MPC’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Don Templin.
“In this new position, J.R. will have responsibility for all tax matters including overall tax compliance, tax planning, and helping the company shape its views around emerging tax issues,” said Don Templin, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “J.R. has a wealth of experience, more than 30 years, managing complex federal, state and local tax matters and developing people.”
Haley earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Findlay in 1981. He joined Marathon that same year as a tax analyst and has had increasing responsibilities within the Tax organization. In 1986, he became a certified public accountant. Haley was promoted to tax accounting manager for U.S. Steel in 1992. He returned to Marathon in 1994 and became tax manager in 1996. In 2004, he was named tax compliance manager followed by international tax accounting manager in 2009. He assumed his current position of director in July 2011.
Haley is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Ohio Society of Public Accountants. He also serves on the American Petroleum Institute’s General Committee on Taxation.
Spinnaker Support, the global market leader for SAP and JD Edwards third-party maintenance, co-sourcingSM, and consulting, announces today George Skidmore has joined the company as its Vice President, Global Tax and Regulatory Compliance. In this role, Mr. Skidmore will work closely with the Global Support team to grow Spinnaker Support’s resources and capabilities to provide custom tax and regulatory solutions for all of its JD Edwards and SAP customers.
“The regulatory compliance piece of our business is so critical, especially as we grow, that we knew we needed to find a powerhouse to fill this role,” said Matt Stava, Managing Principal for Spinnaker Support. “George brings so much experience in this field that we are excited for him to take us to the next level in providing customized solutions for our current and future customers. We couldn’t be happier that he decided to join our team.”
Mr. Skidmore brings over 25 years of international tax and accounting experience. He has significant experience in developing and managing Intellectual Property related to cross-border tax, treasury management, and tax and regulation research. Mr. Skidmore comes to Spinnaker Support after 6 years consulting to several manufacturing and mining companies, where he advised in areas such as cross-border M&A transactions, global treasury solutions, international entity reorganization, and foreign tax attribute and tax credit monetization analyses. Throughout his career, he has held key positions in the oil and gas industry as well as Wal-Mart and Arthur Andersen.
“I was attracted to the breadth and depth of the Spinnaker Support team. They are extremely experienced in the SAP and JD Edwards third-party maintenance sphere,” said Mr. Skidmore. “With the key infrastructure in place, Spinnaker Support has positioned themselves for rapid growth. I am very excited about their commitment to expand global tax and regulatory compliance support, and I look forward to working directly with the Spinnaker Support customer base to deliver customized solutions.”
NERA has promoted Vladimir Starkov to Vice President.
Dr. Starkov, based in NERA’s Chicago office, specializes in the areas of intercompany pricing and asset valuation. He has participated in engagements involving various tax controversy situations, negotiation and implementation support for Advance Pricing Agreements with tax authorities, design of intercompany pricing methodologies, valuation of intangible property transferred in intercompany transactions, including cost-sharing agreements, and preparation of transfer pricing documentation. He has conducted business valuation, including closely held businesses, and valuation of stock option compensation. He has also worked on a consulting engagement focused on improving internal controls over modeling of allowances for a bank’s bad debt losses.
Dr. Starkov holds a PhD and MA in economics from West Virginia University and an MS in environmental engineering from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia.
Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. , the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced the appointment of Maryanne Knott as Vice President of Tax.
Maryanne will hold responsibility for Dunkin’ Brands’ foreign, Federal, state and local tax strategies. She will report to Paul Carbone, Chief Financial Officer for Dunkin’ Brands.
Ms. Knott joins Dunkin’ Brands from Deloitte Tax LLP of Boston, where she served for more than 12 years in a number of roles, most recently as Director. She led engagement teams for public and closely-held companies in the retail, consumer products and telecommunications industries.