Geos Communications, a developer of mobile applications and services, has appointed Cynthia Gordon as chief financial officer (CFO). Gordon has over 20 years experience in finance and accounting, including management positions in auditing, SEC reporting, treasury, strategic planning and analysis, budgeting, accounting operations, compliance and investor relations.
Previous, she spent 15 years with Zale, a specialty retailer of fine jewellery with approximately US$1.6bn in revenue. At Zale, Gordon most recently held the position of interim CFO and senior vice president (SVP), controller, where she had responsibility for treasury, investor relations, Zale’s proprietary credit card and all accounting functions.
Prior to being appointed interim CFO, she held the position of SVP, controller of Zale from March 2003 – January 2009 and was responsible for all accounting, SEC reporting, internal audit and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) functions. In this position, she successfully identified and led cost cutting initiatives, including strategic realignment of the organisation. Gordon also held the positions of vice president, planning and analysis, senior director, investor relations, and director of treasury while working at Zale.
Before her tenure at Zale, Gordon was the director for external reporting and investor relations for A Pea in the Pod, during which time the company underwent its initial public offering (IPO). From 1986 – 1993, she held various auditing positions for Ernst & Young. She received her BA degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and received her certified public accountant (CPA) licence in the state of Texas.
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