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Freddie Mac Names CFO

Anthony 'Buddy' Piszel leaves Health Net to join Freddie Mac as CFO next month.

Freddie Mac


has named Anthony S. ("Buddy") Piszel to serve as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 13.

Piszel will serve as a member of the McLean, Va.-based mortgage company's senior executive leadership team and report directly to chief operating officer Eugene M. McQuade.

Piszel joins Freddie Mac from

Health Net

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, where he has served as CFO since August 2004. Before joining Health Net, Piszel worked for more than a decade at

Prudential Financial

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, where he served as corporate controller from 1998 to 2004. Piszel has also worked as an audit partner with Deloitte & Touche and as a practice fellow with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Meanwhile, Health Net is actively seeking a successor to Piszel. The Los Angeles-based managed health care company has appointed James Woys, president of government and specialty services, to serve as acting CFO following Piszel's departure on Nov. 10.