Richard D. Nanula, who was instrumental in several of Walt Disney Co.’s biggest financing deals in recent years, has been named its senior vice president and chief financial officer.

Nanula formerly served as Disney’s vice president and treasurer. He replaces Judson C. Green, who has been named president of Walt Disney Attractions, the unit that operates the company’s theme parks and resorts.

Nanula, 31, helped negotiate Disney’s $965-million offering of liquid yield option notes last year. He was also involved in the acquisitions of Wrather Corp. and Childcraft Education Corp.


Nanula declined to discuss specific plans, but said new financing opportunities “will continue to be a focus of the company.”

Replacing Nanula as vice president and treasurer is Michael J. Montgomery. Montgomery, 36, helped negotiate Disney’s $600-million Touchwood Pacific Partners I film financing package and the financing of Euro Disneyland.