Panviva, a provider of business process guidance (BPG) systems, has appointed Stephen Johnson as chief financial officer (CFO), reporting to chief executive officer (CEO) David Frenkel.
Johnson brings 30 years of leadership experience gained from a broad range of dynamic, entrepreneurial, and growth-oriented companies where he built high-performing teams, instituted world-class financial controls and processes, and led successful initial public offerings (IPOs) and merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions. He will provide leadership and financial management of all of Panviva’s corporate-wide financial operations, accounting practices, legal department, facilities management, and human resource functions.
Johnson was formerly CFO for Tervela, a developer of high-performance messaging systems for financial institutions. Prior to that, he was CFO, treasurer, and secretary for ManageSoft, a multinational software company specialising in dynamic software management and compliance solutions. Before ManageSoft, he was CFO, treasurer, and secretary at Centra Software, a US$45m provider of enterprise collaboration software. He lead Centra through two rounds of venture financing and a successful US$80m IPO.
Earlier in his career, Johnson was the director of finance, worldwide field operations, for Avid Technology, a US$500m public company that is a leader in digital media creation tools. He was also an audit supervisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and is a certified public accountant (CPA).
Johnson has an MBA in finance from Babson College, and he earned a BS in finance and administration from the Whittemore School at the University of New Hampshire. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs. He is also director and treasurer of Northeast Arc, a non-profit organisation providing lifelong support for people with disabilities.
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