Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), a diversified media and merchandising company, has appointed Ken West as chief financial officer (CFO). West joins MSLO from Marvel Entertainment, a licensing and media company, where he had served as executive vice president and CFO since 2002.
In this position, West will be responsible for the company’s financial operations, while working closely with the executive team in shaping MSLO’s business strategy and capital allocation process. He will have oversight responsibility for financial planning, treasury, financial compliance and reporting, investor relations, and related functions. He assumes the role from interim CFO Allison Jacques, who remains with MSLO as senior vice president (SVP) controller.
Prior to joining Marvel in 2002, West, a certified public accountant (CPA), was CFO of two middle-market, privately held companies, and spent over 15 years with the Stamford, Connecticut office of Ernst & Young, principally in the auditing division serving middle-market and entrepreneurial growth entities. West is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
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