Hertz Global Holdings has announced that its Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC) business has recently added two new members to its senior leadership team as the business continues with plans to become an independent company by mid-2016.
Barbara Brasier has joined HERC as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective November 9, 2015. Brasier will oversee HERC’s global Finance function, including accounting, analysis, audit services, budgeting, control, planning, tax, treasury and reporting. In addition, Brasier will play a lead role in positioning HERC in the capital markets and developing relationships with banks, ratings agencies, institutional investors and financial analysts.
Brasier joins HERC with 35 years of experience in finance and a career that has spanned diverse roles across public accounting, paper-goods, machinery and industrial-equipment and food-manufacturing industries. Most recently, Brasier was Senior Vice President, Tax and Treasury, for Mondelez International, Inc., a $30+ billion food company comprising the global snacking and food brands that were spun off from the former Kraft Foods Inc.
Valad Europe, the leading diversified real estate investment manager, has announced the appointment of Claire Treacy as Chief Financial Officer.
In this role, Claire will be responsible for Valad Europe’s corporate finance functions, debt origination and ongoing management of the company’s finance operations across Europe. Prior to her promotion, Claire was Head of Tax and Risk at Valad for 10 years. During this time she was closely involved in the launches of the VEDF, V+ Germany, V+ Nordic, V+ Nordic 2 and Parc d’Activités funds, both during their establishment and in the acquisition phases.
Before joining Valad Europe, Claire was a Senior Tax Manager in KPMG’s Real Estate group, specialising in European fund structuring. She has a Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Trinity College, Dublin.
Commenting on the appointment, David Kirkby, Managing Director of Valad Europe, said: “Claire has been an integral part of the team for a number of years and throughout this time has demonstrated an exemplary track record supporting all of our major transactions. This appointment provides important continuity to our business as we embark on the next ambitious phase of our growth as part of Cromwell Property Group.”
Claire Treacy, newly appointed Chief Financial Officer at Valad Europe, said: “We have worked hard over the last few years to build a world-class investment management platform with an international network of capital partners. This is an exceptional opportunity to play a key role in the future expansion of the business.”
Valad Europe manages €5.3 billion of real estate assets and investment capacity across its 24 funds and mandates in Europe, comprising in excess of 400 assets and approximately 3,700 tenants, managed by local teams totalling 180 people in 22 offices and 13 European countries. –
“I am pleased to welcome Debbie Schleicher to the IronPlanet team as our new CFO,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet Chairman and CEO. “IronPlanet will benefit from Debbie’s vast experience in building reporting and tax processes, as well as her client management and implementation skills. Debbie is an important and strategic addition to our executive team as we continue to drive our business and expand our online platform for buying and selling used heavy equipment.”
At IronPlanet, Schleicher will be responsible for its finance function, including accounting, financial reporting, compliance, planning and analysis, treasury and tax.
“I am thrilled to be joining IronPlanet,” said Schleicher. “I have tremendous confidence in our executive team and in the strength of IronPlanet’s platform, which provides great service, value and agility to sellers and buyers of used heavy equipment and trucks.”
Schleicher has worked as a tax partner at Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton. She most recently served as the National Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton’s Tax and Finance Optimization and Global Compliance and Reporting practices, where she led teams that worked to enhance compliance and reporting processes and controls, improve finance and tax function operational performance, and manage tax and reporting risk.
Mr Warmerdam has joined Mazars Romania as a Tax Partner.
Mr Warmerdam is a Dutch national as was formerly a tax partner with PwC in Bucharest. He left the Firm in 2006 to join real estate developer Avrig 35 as CFO, where he worked for almost 4 years.
He is a member of the Dutch Federation of Tax Advisors and has worked in tax since 1991, when he trained with PwC in The Hague.
Cott Corporation today announced the retirement of Neal Cravens and appointment of Jay Wells as its Chief Financial Officer, effective March 20, 2012. Mr. Cravens will remain with Cott until the end of 2012 to ensure an efficient transition.
“We are very thankful for the many contributions Neal made during a period of transformational change at Cott,” said Mr. Fowden. “Neal was instrumental in completing the Cliffstar acquisition, as well as assisting with the refinancing of Cott’s debt. I wish Neal all the best during his retirement,” continued Mr. Fowden.
Mr. Wells, 49, joins Cott from Molson Coors where he held various senior finance positions over the last seven years, including Chief Financial Officer of Molson Coors Canada, a subsidiary of Molson Coors Brewing Company, and Global Vice President, Treasury, Tax, and Strategic Finance of Molson Coors Brewing Company. A former partner with Deloitte, Mr. Wells is a certified public accountant with extensive expertise in financial planning and analysis, capital markets, domestic and international tax planning, foreign currency management and strategic transactions. Mr. Wells holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and is a graduate of Albright College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
“We are pleased to welcome Jay who brings with him a thorough knowledge of finance, tax and strategic planning that is critical to a growing, global beverage company like Cott,” said Jerry Fowden, Cott’s Chief Executive Officer. “With his strong financial acumen, strategic sense and extensive business experience, Jay is the perfect fit for our operations- and customer-focused culture and should help us achieve both our short- and long-term goals,” continued Mr. Fowden.
Wells was formerly a Deloitte tax partner.
About Cott Corporation Cott is the world’s largest retailer brand beverage company. With approximately 4,000 employees, Cott operates soft drink, juice, water and other beverage bottling facilities in the United States, Canada, the U.K. and Mexico. Cott markets non-alcoholic beverage concentrates in over 50 countries around the world.
Manoj has more than 20 years’ experience in a variety of sectors. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse and has held senior international finance and commercial positions with Cable & Wireless. Before joining TNT Post UK he was CFO of a private equity backed technology business.
Married with one daughter, Manoj enjoys swimming and going to the gym in his spare time.
Commenting on the appointment, Nick Wells, chief executive, TNT Post UK, said:
“We are delighted that Manoj has joined the senior team here at TNT Post UK and we look forward to working with him as we continue our spectacular growth in the postal sector based upon our dedication to high quality and innovative services that meet the needs of both the private and public sector.”
Jonathan Chadwick has joined Skype as their new CFO. He was previously with McAfee, where he was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to McAfee, Jonathan spent 13 years in various finance roles at Cisco Systems. He oversaw Cisco’s finance teams for the service provider, enterprise, commercial, small business, and consumer customer segments. In addition, he headed teams that lead business architecture planning and new business model introduction across Cisco.
Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant in England and holds an honors degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Bath, UK.