Vertro, an internet company that owns the ALOT product portfolio, has appointed James Gallagher as chief financial officer (CFO). Gallagher will report to Vertro’s president and chief executive officer (CEO), Peter Corrao, and will be based in the New York City office.
Gallagher has extensive financial, strategic and operational experience. He joins Vertro from Gallagher Enterprises, a strategic financial and management consulting firm he founded in 2001. Gallagher Enterprises provided consultancy on financial and operational issues and funding resources to start-ups and high-growth companies with revenues up to US$150m.
Prior to Gallagher Enterprises, Gallagher held positions including vice president, CFO and secretary at technology company, VRex, and CFO at international software company, Vizrt. He has also held senior level financial positions at companies including Infocus Employee Services (a Xerox spin-off), Medsite, Sony Music Entertainment, and Reiss Media Enterprises. He also spent 10 years as a senior audit manager at the international accounting and consulting firm of Arthur Andersen.
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