NU Online News Service, Nov. 15, 10:53 a.m. – Nationwide Financial Services Inc., Columbus, Ohio, has promoted Mark Thresher to chief financial officer.

Thresher succeeds Robert Oakley, who announced his retirement Sept. 17.

Thresher has been senior vice president-finance since 1999. He was responsible for planning, resource allocation, capital management, financial reporting, subsidiary coordination, mergers and acquisitions, and investor relations, and he will keep those responsibilities.

Thresher joined Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, the company that owns the majority of Nationwide Financial’s stock, in 1996 as treasurer of Nationwide. He later was named controller of Nationwide Life Insurance Company. In 1997 he was appointed vice president-finance and treasurer of Nationwide Financial.

Before joining Nationwide, Thresher spent 18 years with KPMG L.L.P.

Thresher has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Otterbein College. He holds the Certified Public Accountant professional designation.