Electronics for Imaging (EFI), a provider of customer-focused digital printing innovation, has appointed Vincent Pilette as chief financial officer (CFO). Pilette joins EFI from Hewlett-Packard (HP), where he most recently held the title of vice president (VP) of finance for the enterprise server, storage and networking business. He will be reporting directly to EFI’s chief executive officer (CEO), Guy Gecht.
Prior to joining EFI, Pilette spent 14 years at HP, holding a variety of finance positions in the US and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Most recently, Pilette held the position of VP of finance for the US$20bn enterprise server, storage and networking business. In this capacity, he was responsible for all aspects of finance for HP’s fastest growing segment in 2010.
Prior to this role, Pilette served, for three years, as VP of finance for HP software, during which HP software revenue tripled and operating margin expanded. Over the last five years, he participated in the acquisition and integration of more than 10 companies, including 3Par, 3Com, Mercury Interactive, Opsware and Peregrine.
Pilette holds a BS in Engineering and MS in Business from Louvain University in Belgium, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Pilette succeeds Gordon Heneweer, who had served as interim CFO since 10 May 2010.
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