CFOs On the Move: Week Ending February 26

Matthew Area

Joby Aviation hired Matthew Area as finance chief of the electrical air taxi enterprise. Area is presently CFO of North America at Ford Motor Company. Area has put in more than two decades performing at Ford, in roles which include general auditor, the place he led the modernization of inner audit, and CFO at Lincoln, the place he launched the brand in China and reinvigorated business effectiveness in the U.S. Ahead of Ford, he labored at Goldman Sachs and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He has labored in global operations for much of his vocation, which include nine many years in Asia Pacific and on picked initiatives in South Africa, Brazil, Europe, and Egypt. 

Virgin Galactic Holdings appointed Doug Ahrens as its new CFO. Ahrens most not long ago served as CFO at Mellanox, a community enterprise in the semiconductor marketplace, the place he was liable for all finance functions until eventually the acquisition by NVIDIA in 2020. Ahead of that, he was CFO for application engineering enterprise GlobalLogic. Before in his vocation, he put in above a 10 years at Maxim Integrated Items, major economic preparing and coordinating M&A activities. Ahead of that, he served in numerous economic roles at Intel for six many years and as an environmental engineer at Chevron. He replaces Jon Campagna, who is stepping down as CFO. 

Debbie Clifford

Autodesk named Debbie Clifford as chief economic officer, productive March 8. Clifford, who presently serves as finance chief at SurveyMonkey, returns to Autodesk, the place she put in thirteen many years in different economic leadership roles, which include as vice president for economic preparing and examination. Clifford succeeds R. Scott Herren, who still left the structure and engineering application enterprise to develop into CFO at Cisco

Maxeon Solar Technologies hired Kai Strohbecke as chief economic officer, productive March 15. Most not long ago, Strohbecke has been the vice president of finance and international operations controller for Micron Technologies. Ahead of that, he put in 10 many years as CFO at Inotera Recollections, a memory semiconductor manufacturing enterprise found in Taiwan that he aided checklist on the Taiwan Stock Trade in 2006. Ahead of 2003, Strohbecke labored in different management roles at Infineon and Siemens Semiconductor Team. Strohbecke succeeds Joanne Solomon, who is retiring.

James Allen

Healthcare enterprise B. Braun Medical named James Allen as chief economic officer. For the previous six many years, Allen served as an functioning enterprise CFO with Metal Associates. His prior experience involves 15 many years at Johnson & Johnson in a variety of enterprise advancement and economic leadership roles. He started his vocation at Amoco Company. Allen replaces Bruce Heugel, who is retiring right after 20 many years performing at the enterprise. 

Novolex appointed Dennis Norman as finance chief. Norman joins the foods packaging company from healthcare IT and companies enterprise nThrive, the place he was CFO. Ahead of that, he put in 16 many years as an govt leader in demand of strategic preparing, finance, and corporate advancement at Polymer Team/Avintiv, the previous six many years as CFO. He succeeds Paul Palmisano, who is retiring right after more than eight many years at the enterprise.

Ena Singh

Biofacturing enterprise Zymergen promoted Enakshi (Ena) Singh to finance chief. Singh has aided Zymergen near more than $one billion in equity financing and $100M in personal debt considering the fact that joining the enterprise as vice president of finance in 2014. Singh formerly served as senior vice president of asset management at Mubadala, Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund. Beforehand, she was the vice president of know-how financial investment banking at Merrill Lynch and an analyst for Latin American financial investment banking at Salomon Smith Barney.

Loyola Marymount University promoted Aimee Uen to senior vice president and chief economic officer. Uen, who has labored at the university for 10 many years, was most not long ago vice president for finance and controller. Ahead of joining LMU, Uen was an assurance manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

GameStop CFO Jim Bell is resigning right after considerably less than two many years. Bell reportedly was pressured to resign as element of a force by activist investor Ryan Cohen to “reshape the ailing retailer.” Bell will stage down on March 26 and GameStop has launched a look for for a replacement. The announcement of his departure arrived about a month right after a investing frenzy fueled by retail traders despatched GameStop’s inventory on a Wall Street rollercoaster journey. 

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