Bob Krieger is the new chief financial officer of Bearpaw Footwear, part of the company's bid to expand. He takes the position from Wayne Cottrell, who was holding down the fort as CFO as well as chief operating officer. Cottrell will continue in the latter position. Krieger was previously co-found and chief executive of Perennial Pension & Wealth, and has also worked with Franklin/Templeton and Merrill Lynch.