Acxiom's Chris Wolf Joins First Advantage as CFO

by Lance Turner  on Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011 8:09 am  

First Advantage of St. Petersburg, Fla., a "talent acquisition" and electronic data services firm, said Tuesday that it has hired Christopher Wolf as its executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Wolf was most recently executive vice president and CFO of Acixom Corp. of Little Rock, a publicly traded data services company (Nasdaq: ACXM). He announced his departure from Acxiom in March, along with CEO John Meyer.

"Chris is joining us at an exciting time," Todd Mavis, CEO of First Advantage, said in a news release. "His proven track record of helping to facilitate and support high growth objectives will be instrumental as we expand from our base of 10,000 clients worldwide.

"The combination of Chris's experience in both domestic and international markets, coupled with his success in the public and private sector is a perfect complement to the First Advantage leadership team."

Wolf has also held executive and senior management positions with Smart Balance Inc. and Catalina Marketing Corp.

First Advantage provides talent acquisition services including employment background screening, occupational health services, recruiting services, skills and behavioral assessments and business tax consulting services.

Acxiom has not announced a new CEO, and is being led by interim CEO and board member Jerry Gramaglia. Gramaglia has said the next CFO will be appointed by Acxiom's new chief executive.

Wolf remains tied to Acxiom under a consulting services agreement for up to one year after his employment ended on June 1. He'll receive $33,333 per month for that period. He also signed a general release of claims against the company.



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