Skin care brand Murad names CFO

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Skin care brand Murad — which was founded by Howard Murad, a board-certified dermatologist-trained pharmacist — has named Fred Gysi as CFO.

Gysi will report to Richard Murad, general manager. In this role, Gysi will be responsible for financial reporting, budgeting, treasury and cash flow management, financial and marketing analysis, and strategic planning.

Most recently, Gysi was the CFO for Canon Communications, a trade show and B2B publishing company. While at Canon, Gysi helped position the company for its sale to UBM, a U.K.-based conglomerate.

Murad products are sold in salons, spas and such retail locations as Sephora and Ulta Beauty.