June 23, 2024


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CFOs On the Move: Week Ending February 26

Matthew Area

Joby Aviation hired Matthew Area as finance main of the electric powered air taxi company. Area is at the moment CFO of North The us at Ford Motor Corporation. Area has spent extra than two many years operating at Ford, in roles together with typical auditor, where he led the modernization of inside audit, and CFO at Lincoln, where he released the brand in China and reinvigorated commercial overall performance in the U.S. Prior to Ford, he labored at Goldman Sachs and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Method. He has labored in worldwide operations for significantly of his career, together with 9 yrs in Asia Pacific and on chosen initiatives in South Africa, Brazil, Europe, and Egypt. 

Virgin Galactic Holdings appointed Doug Ahrens as its new CFO. Ahrens most lately served as CFO at Mellanox, a community company in the semiconductor industry, where he was responsible for all finance capabilities till the acquisition by NVIDIA in 2020. Prior to that, he was CFO for software program engineering company GlobalLogic. Before in his career, he spent around a decade at Maxim Built-in Products, leading economic setting up and coordinating M&A routines. Prior to that, he served in various economic roles at Intel for six yrs and as an environmental engineer at Chevron. He replaces Jon Campagna, who is stepping down as CFO. 

Debbie Clifford

Autodesk named Debbie Clifford as main economic officer, productive March 8. Clifford, who at the moment serves as finance main at SurveyMonkey, returns to Autodesk, where she spent thirteen yrs in many economic management roles, together with as vice president for economic setting up and investigation. Clifford succeeds R. Scott Herren, who still left the design and engineering software program company to develop into CFO at Cisco

Maxeon Photo voltaic Systems hired Kai Strohbecke as main economic officer, productive March fifteen. Most lately, Strohbecke has been the vice president of finance and worldwide operations controller for Micron Technological innovation. Prior to that, he spent ten yrs as CFO at Inotera Reminiscences, a memory semiconductor manufacturing company found in Taiwan that he helped record on the Taiwan Stock Trade in 2006. Prior to 2003, Strohbecke labored in many administration roles at Infineon and Siemens Semiconductor Group. Strohbecke succeeds Joanne Solomon, who is retiring.

James Allen

Healthcare company B. Braun Medical named James Allen as main economic officer. For the final six yrs, Allen served as an functioning company CFO with Steel Partners. His prior encounter features fifteen yrs at Johnson & Johnson in a wide range of business enterprise development and economic management roles. He began his career at Amoco Company. Allen replaces Bruce Heugel, who is retiring soon after twenty yrs operating at the company. 

Novolex appointed Dennis Norman as finance main. Norman joins the food packaging maker from health care IT and companies company nThrive, where he was CFO. Prior to that, he spent 16 yrs as an executive chief in demand of strategic setting up, finance, and company development at Polymer Group/Avintiv, the final six yrs as CFO. He succeeds Paul Palmisano, who is retiring soon after extra than 8 yrs at the company.

Ena Singh

Biofacturing company Zymergen promoted Enakshi (Ena) Singh to finance main. Singh has helped Zymergen shut extra than $1 billion in fairness financing and $100M in financial debt since becoming a member of the company as vice president of finance in 2014. Singh formerly served as senior vice president of asset administration at Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund. Beforehand, she was the vice president of technology expenditure banking at Merrill Lynch and an analyst for Latin American expenditure banking at Salomon Smith Barney.

Loyola Marymount College promoted Aimee Uen to senior vice president and main economic officer. Uen, who has labored at the college for ten yrs, was most lately vice president for finance and controller. Prior to becoming a member of LMU, Uen was an assurance supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

GameStop CFO Jim Bell is resigning soon after significantly less than two yrs. Bell reportedly was forced to resign as component of a drive by activist investor Ryan Cohen to “reshape the ailing retailer.” Bell will action down on March 26 and GameStop has released a lookup for a substitution. The announcement of his departure arrived about a month soon after a trading frenzy fueled by retail buyers sent GameStop’s stock on a Wall Avenue rollercoaster trip. 

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