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CWT appoints Bill Courtney as CFO

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 settembre 2021

Minneapolis. CWT, the Business-to-Business-for-Employees (B2B4E) travel management platform, today announces the appointment of Bill Courtney as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Based in North Carolina, Bill will report to Michelle McKinney Frymire, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CWT and serve as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Acting CFO, Courtney Mattson, will return to her former role as Global Treasurer and Deputy CFO. Both appointments are effective 1 September 2021.“It is with tremendous delight that we welcome Bill to the CWT team as we look forward to our future growth and development, and the accelerating return to corporate travel globally,” said Michelle McKinney Frymire, CWT’s CEO. “In addition to Bill’s broad travel industry experience, he also brings exceptional commercial and leadership skills to the role, and I am very much looking forward to working with him again.”“I am excited to be joining such a prestigious globally recognized company at this exciting inflection point in both its own history and that of the business travel industry,” added Bill.Prior to his appointment, Bill held the position of CFO at Starkey Hearing Technologies. Before joining Starkey, he held senior global finance roles with Medtronic, Bank of America, Barclay’s Bank, Best Buy Co. Inc., and Delta Airlines. Bill is a graduate of Elon University and holds an MBA from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Deloitte: M&A, cresce la fiducia dei CFO italiani ed europei

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 14 febbraio 2021

Dopo un brusco rallentamento nella prima metà del 2020, le operazioni di fusione e acquisizione a livello globale hanno registrato un rilancio da record: da giugno a ottobre 2020, le aziende hanno annunciato di aver concluso deal per un valore complessivo di 1.400 miliardi di dollari, segnando una crescita del +84% rispetto ai primi cinque mesi dell’anno, e portando a un valore totale di 2.200 miliardi di dollari di contratti siglati nei primi 10 mesi dell’anno.È quanto emerge dal report “M&A emerges from quarantine – M&A strategies to thrive in the post-pandemic environment”, basato sulle risposte di oltre 1.500 CFO in 17 paesi partecipanti alla Deloitte European CFO Survey, ai quali è stato chiesto quali fossero i loro obiettivi di M&A, le priorità strategiche, i rischi e le sfide per i prossimi mesi.Circa l’83% dei CFO europei (62% italiani) ha espresso elevati livelli di fiducia nella solidità dei bilanci e delle risorse delle proprie aziende. Particolarmente positivi e fiduciosi i CFO del settore automobilistico, dei servizi finanziari e dei servizi professionali.Inoltre, in assenza di segnali di un’imminente inversione dell’attuale politica monetaria estremamente accomodante, circa il 73% dei CFO dichiara di essere fiducioso sulla disponibilità di credito. Su quest’ultimo aspetto, tuttavia, i CFO italiani sono meno fiduciosi: solo il 47% è allineato con i propri colleghi europei.I CFO meno fiduciosi nella solidità finanziaria della propria azienda hanno indicato l’obiettivo di cessione di attività non essenziali al fine di sostenere i loro bilanci ed acquisire maggiori risorse finanziarie.Circa il 73% dei CFO europei e il 76% di quelli italiani è anche fiducioso circa l’opportunità di crescita del proprio settore, in particolare per chi opera nei servizi finanziari, nel life sciences, nei media e nelle telecomunicazioni (TMT). Anche il prezzo delle aziende target non è visto come un ostacolo: circa il 74% dei CFO europei (73% italiani) ritiene che vi siano condizioni di prezzo favorevoli per le acquisizioni. Inoltre, circa l’80% dei CFO europei e il 64% di quelli italiani ha dichiarato di avere fiducia nelle capacità di integrazione ed attuazione degli accordi della propria azienda.
Tra gli aspetti critici vengono invece evidenziati la situazione economica generale e gli ostacoli normativi. Circa il 40% dei CFO europei (35% di quelli italiani) non pensa che vi sarà una significativa ripresa economica entro i prossimi 12 mesi e quasi la metà degli intervistati (44% in Europa e 51% in Italia) guarda con timore i molteplici ostacoli politici, burocratici e normativi da affrontare per completare le transazioni di fusione e acquisizione.È stato chiesto ai CFO di assegnare il grado di priorità agli obiettivi di M&A a breve (<6 mesi) e medio termine (6-12 mesi) ed è emerso che i CFO utilizzano una combinazione di strategie difensive e offensive per salvaguardare la propria posizione nel mercato, accelerare la ripresa e posizionarsi per raggiungere la leadership. A conti fatti, sia in Europa che in Italia, il 59% degli intervistati ha selezionato strategie relative a M&A offensive, mentre il 41% ha scelto strategie difensive. Le aziende italiane inoltre perseguono sempre più attività non tradizionali di fusione e acquisizione, come joint venture, alleanze, fusioni e acquisizioni disruptive e investimenti di venture capital in asset sostenibili (59%), acquisizioni per accelerare la trasformazione digitale dell’azienda (67%) oltre ad attività di ristrutturazione del portafoglio che portano a disinvestimenti (62%) insieme ad operazioni di fusione e acquisizione più tradizionali, come il consolidamento nel proprio settore di attività (75%).

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Christoffer Abramson new CFO at Catella AB

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 agosto 2020

Christoffer Abramson has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and member of Group Management at Catella AB (publ). Christoffer most recently comes from a role as CFO at EF Real Estate Holdings in Boston. In his role within the EF Group, Christoffer has been involved in building a global Real Estate group based in the USA. Prior to that, he worked as an operating executive for various Private Equity-funds in London and Paris. Christoffer started his career at General Electric where he worked for 10 years in various roles, most recently as CFO of GE Real Estate in London.”In Christoffer, with his solid background and experience in the international Real Estate sector, Catella gets an important contribution to further develop the business and ensure future growth.” says Johan Claesson, acting CEO and President of Catella AB.Christoffer Abramson will take up the role of CFO at Catella on 15 October 2020. The appointment is subject to the approval of the Supervisory Authority in Luxembourg, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier.

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J.Jill, Inc. Announces CFO Transition Plan

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 novembre 2018

J.Jill, Inc. (NYSE:JILL) today announced that Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Operating Officer Dave Biese will be leaving the company on April 30, 2019. Mr. Biese will work closely with management to ensure a smooth transition to his successor.
“I would like to thank Dave for his commitment to J.Jill over his long tenure with the company. He was a key member of our executive team and played a pivotal role in building J.Jill into a prominent omni-channel retailer while leading our finance and operations teams. We wish Dave all the best in his future endeavors,” said Linda Heasley, Chief Executive Officer.“I am very proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved at J.Jill over the past nine years including our initial public offering in March 2017. I believe there continues to be tremendous opportunity and growth ahead for J.Jill and I wish all our teams years of success. I am also committed to ensuring a smooth transition over the next several months,” said Mr. Biese.J.Jill’s Board of Directors has retained Heidrick & Struggles, a leading executive search firm, to assist in identifying a new Chief Financial Officer.

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Ventas CFO Robert F. Probst Recognized as 2018 FEI Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 novembre 2018

Robert F. Probst, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has been awarded the 2018 Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year by the Financial Executives International (FEI) Chicago Chapter. The award was presented during the 8th Annual Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards reception and dinner. “We congratulate our colleague Bob Probst on this outstanding and well deserved recognition,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With his suite of skills and attributes, Bob is an incredible asset to the Ventas team. He sets the standard in leading Ventas’s financial center of excellence, coaching his team to excel as strong business partners and driving great results. Bob’s demeanor, honesty, intellect and team orientation are prized within the firm.” As a member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Probst plays a key role in all aspects of finance, accounting, IT, strategy and investor relations, as well as leading the Senior Living Asset Management portfolio which represents approximately half of the Company’s net operating income. His focus is on providing clear growth strategies, consistent execution, development of an entrepreneurial culture, and the infusion of top talent to Ventas. Probst joined Ventas in 2014 after a career spanning a wide variety of business, financial and geographic positions in publicly-traded corporations, including as CFO of Beam, Inc. and, prior to that, senior roles at Baxter International and UK-based Diageo PLC.

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Sarah Friar to Step Down as Square CFO

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 ottobre 2018

Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) announced today that Sarah Friar has informed the company of her intention to step down as Chief Financial Officer of Square in order to accept an offer to become Chief Executive Officer of Nextdoor.David Viniar, Square’s Lead Independent Director, former CFO of Goldman Sachs and current member of its Board of Directors, will lead the search for a new CFO. Friar will stay at Square into December to ensure an orderly transition.“As Square’s CFO, Sarah steered us through an IPO and helped build a growing ecosystem of businesses that will scale into the future,” said Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square. “Sarah leaves us having established a culture of entrepreneurship and discipline across the entire company. She has been an amazing leader, partner, and friend, and we are grateful for all she’s done for Square.” “These past six years at Square have been an incredible journey,” said Sarah Friar. “It is rare to work at a company that aligns such a meaningful purpose with unbounded market opportunity. It has been a privilege to work with such a talented executive team, who pushed me and the company to move further and faster every day.”

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Interlink Electronics, Inc. Announces CFO Will Step Down

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 agosto 2018

Interlink Electronics, Inc. (NASDAQ: LINK), a global technology leader and trusted advisor in Human Machine Interface (HMI) solutions, announced today that David S. Burnett will step down as Chief Financial Officer on August 17, 2018. He will remain available to the company in an advisory capacity through the end of the calendar year. Steven N. Bronson, CEO of Interlink Electronics, Inc., will assume the role of acting Chief Financial Officer.Mr. Bronson said, “I’m immensely grateful to David and his many contributions to Interlink. He has helped guide us through several strategic initiatives and conducted himself with the highest ethical standards and integrity. David has a broad network and is well respected at Interlink and by outside constituents. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”Mr. Burnett still serves as the Chief Financial Officer of BKF Capital Group, Inc. (OTC PINK: BKFG), a company controlled by Mr. Bronson, and the beneficial owner of 13.5% of the common stock of Interlink Electronics.Mr. Burnett stated, “Interlink Electronics has been a leader in the printed electronics industry for many years and continues to develop innovative HMI solutions. I am proud of my time at Interlink and am confident that the groundwork has been laid toward improving financial performance.”

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American Water’s Linda Sullivan Honored by Philadelphia Business Journal as a CFO of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 luglio 2018

American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly-traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced that Linda Sullivan, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), was recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a CFO of the Year honoree. The award honors those executives who exemplify the professionalism, integrity, resilience, mastery of all the financial and people skills that make a great CFO.“I want to congratulate Linda on this well-deserved recognition,” said Susan Story, president and CEO, American Water. “Linda has made her mark on our company and throughout the water industry, not just through her proven financial expertise and experience, but through her strategic thinking, broad business savvy and leadership capabilities. She is committed and successfully drives toward outstanding service for our customers and communities as well as our investment community.” In her current role, Sullivan leads American Water’s Finance and Operational Services teams. She has responsibility for all aspects of financial management and strategy, investor relations, treasury, financial planning, accounting, internal audit, risk management, supply chain and facilities management, including the construction of the company’s new corporate headquarters in Camden, NJ.Sullivan earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University. She serves on the Board and as Audit Committee Chair of NorthWestern Energy Corporation, and on the Board of the University of Maryland University College Ventures. She is the first investor-owned utility representative serving on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Financial Advisory Board.The Philadelphia Business Journal CFO of the Year Honorees were selected by the Business Journal editorial team from a slate of nominees. Several criteria were used for the selection, including: financial accomplishments, tenure and scope of responsibilities, leadership, respect and influence within the company, community involvement and stewardship of the company’s business model.

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Western Union to Release First Quarter Results on May 1, 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 aprile 2018

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) announced today that Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO, and Raj Agrawal, Executive Vice President and CFO, will host a webcast and conference call to discuss first quarter 2018 results on May 1, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time. A press release highlighting the financial results will be issued at approximately 4:00 p.m. Eastern time the same day.
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of December 31, 2017, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 550,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 150,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to billions of accounts. In 2017, The Western Union Company completed 276 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 547 million business payments. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com.

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