Geeknet, the online network for the global geek community, has named Kathryn McCarthy as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), effective 4 January 2011. In addition to her duties as CFO, McCarthy will be responsible for corporate strategy, and she will be part of the office of the chief executive officer (CEO) at the company’s corporate headquarters. Current CFO Patty Morris will remain with Geeknet until 1 March 2011, in a transition role.
For 18 years, McCarthy was with GE, where she was named a company officer in 2003. As vice president and CFO of GE Healthcare in London, UK, she partnered with the CEO to deliver global growth, reduce costs and support mergers and acquisitions and integration activities. As vice president of the GE audit staff, she led global audits and reported frequently to the audit committee and the board of directors.
Previously, she was CFO of GE Transportation Systems and held leadership positions within GE Plastics in Europe and the US. She graduated from the GE Financial Management Programme and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.
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