Orbitz Worldwide, a global online travel company, has appointed Russ Hammer as chief financial officer (CFO). Previously, he was CFO at Crocs. Hammer succeeds Marsha Williams, whose planned retirement was announced in June 2010. Hammer will have global responsibility for accounting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, tax and treasury. He will be based at the company’s headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Prior to joining Orbitz Worldwide, Hammer served for three years as CFO of Crocs in Boulder, Colorado. At Crocs, he led the company’s restructuring efforts and supported the company’s successful turnaround. Prior to joining Crocs, Hammer worked for Motorola for 29 years, serving in a variety of senior executive positions including: CFO of the company’s Connected Home Solutions business; chief audit officer (CAO); CFO of the Asia Cellular Subscriber business; and CFO of the Global Paging Subscriber business.
Hammer holds a BSc in Accounting and Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.
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