Peopleclick, a workforce acquisition provider for global enterprises, has appointed James Buchanan as chief financial officer to support the company’s growth goals, including a planned public offering

Prior to joining Peopleclick, Buchanan served for six years as CFO for Convera Corp., an enterprise search and categorization software company, before being appointed COO. In addition, he has held senior financial leadership positions with Legent Corp., Goal Systems International, Norfolk Southern Corp. and PepsiCo.

“Buchanan’s expertise in leading a financially well-managed company in a public environment is complemented by his role as a strategic business advisor,” said Peopleclick President and CEO Stephen Sasser. “He will be a vital member of the Peopleclick executive team as we incorporate the practices and discipline necessary for a public company.”

The appointment of Buchanan to the Peopleclick senior management team is the third since April 2003, when Sasser joined as the company’s CEO. Kathy Barton was appointed vice president of marketing in September 2003.