Goldfine Named Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 14, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world’s largest supplier of broadband connectivity companies for the enterprise aviation market, at this time introduced Jessica (Jessi) Betjemann might be promoted to Govt Vice President and Chief Monetary Officer and Leigh Goldfine might be appointed to Chief Accounting Officer.
Each appointments change into efficient March 11 following present CFO Barry Rowan’s retirement on March 10. Rowan has served as Gogo’s CFO for almost six years.
As CFO, Betjemann will lead Gogo’s monetary operations together with monetary planning and evaluation, accounting, treasury, tax, and inner audit. She is going to straight report back to Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s Chairman and CEO.
“I’ve labored with Jessi for a number of years and am assured in her means to steer the corporate financially, driving worth for purchasers, shareholders and staff,” stated Thorne. “I additionally wish to thank Barry for his a few years of devoted service to Gogo. His imaginative and prescient and efforts reworked Gogo into an organization with a powerful steadiness sheet and a path for ongoing success.”
Betjemann brings greater than twenty years of expertise constructing monetary worth and managing funding selections for a wide range of corporations. She beforehand served as Gogo’s Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer since August 2021, after becoming a member of the corporate as Vice President, Monetary Planning and Evaluation in August 2016. Notably, Betjemann helped lead Gogo by means of the sale of its Industrial Aviation division to Intelsat in December 2020, reworking Gogo into a personal aviation-centric enterprise.
Previous to becoming a member of Gogo in 2016, Betjemann served as Vice President of Strategic Enterprise Planning at Nokia in 2016 and held a number of senior management roles in technique and enterprise operations at Alcatel-Lucent from 2007 to 2015. Previous to that, Betjemann held progressive technique and finance roles at Lucent Applied sciences and AT&T.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma in arithmetic and economics from Lafayette School in Easton, Pa., and a Grasp of Enterprise Administration diploma in finance, advertising and marketing and worldwide enterprise from the Stern College of Enterprise at New York College. She resides in Naperville, Unwell., along with her husband and has two daughters at present attending school.
Goldfine re-joined Gogo in October 2022 as Vice President, Company Controller after serving as Assistant Controller for Intelsat’s Industrial Aviation division since April 2021. He transferred to Intelsat following Gogo’s Industrial Aviation division sale in 2020. He had beforehand labored at Gogo starting in Might 2010 the place he served in progressive management roles in company accounting.
“Leigh has a formidable accounting background, and he is aware of Gogo very effectively,” Thorne stated. “After working carefully with him previous to his transition to Intelsat, and now together with his return to Gogo, I consider he’s the right particular person for this position.”
All through his profession, Goldfine’s held progressive management roles in company accounting. From November 2005 to Might 2010, he was promoted from a senior accountant to a supervisor of economic reporting for Richardson Electronics in LaFox, Unwell. Previous to his time at Richardson, he held accounting positions with Exelon Company and Trizec Properties after beginning his profession with accounting agency BDO Siedman in 2000.
Goldfine is a Licensed Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma in enterprise administration-accounting, and grasp’s diploma in accounting, each from the College of Wisconsin-Madison. He resides in Erie, Colo., together with his household.
Gogo is the world’s largest supplier of broadband connectivity companies for the enterprise aviation market. We provide a customizable suite of sensible cabin programs for extremely built-in connectivity, inflight leisure and voice options. Gogo’s services and products are put in on hundreds of enterprise plane of all sizes and mission sorts from turboprops to the most important international jets, and are utilized by the most important fractional possession operators, constitution operators, company flight departments and people.
As of Sept. 30, 2022, Gogo reported 3,079 enterprise plane flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system put in, 6,777 plane flying with its ATG programs onboard, and 4,484 plane with narrowband satellite tv for pc connectivity put in. Join with us at enterprise.gogoair.com.
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