Logitech International has appointed Erik Bardman as the senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO). He succeeds Mark Hawkins, who left the company in April. Bardman brings financial leadership spanning a career that includes six years with eBay and 15 years with General Electric (GE).
While with eBay, Bardman served as CFO for eBay Marketplaces, the company’s largest business with more than US$5bn in revenue and operations in more than 20 countries. During his tenure with GE, he held positions with several of the company’s consumer financial businesses. In his most recent position with GE, Bardman was vice president of global pricing for a consumer finance business with US$75bn in assets, covering 11 major product groups operating in more than 36 countries. He holds a BA from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of GE’s Financial Management Training Programme.
UK firms investment in training and development will increase, on average, by a fifth in the next year, claims Robert Half recruitment after interviewing 100 financial services (FS) executives.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.