WANdisco, a provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services, has hired Nick Parker, the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Dyson Group, as CFO. Parker will report to chief executive officer (CEO) and co-founder, David Richards. He will oversee WANdisco’s finance, accounting and investor relations. He also becomes a part of the company’s executive management team, which directs all aspects of company strategy, planning and operations.
Parker was previously the Dyson Group CFO for over eight years and played a key role in the transformation of Dyson from a traditional refractory business into a high growth performance materials group. More recently Parker was CEO of Sheffield Wednesday Football Club, where he transformed and then sold the club to private investors. Parker also served as vice president of corporate development at Carclo, where he oversaw a large volume of corporate activity with numerous acquisitions and disposals in the UK and overseas.
Parker holds a BA in Accountancy and Economics from the University of Exeter in the UK.
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