The Aricent Group has appointed Mick Lopez as its new chief financial officer (CFO). He will report to chief executive officer (CEO) Sudip Nandy. Lopez replaces former CFO David Freedman.
Lopez brings over 25 years of experience with global organisations such as IBM, Tyco International, KPMG, and Cisco to his new role at the Aricent Group. In his most recent position at Cisco Systems, he was vice president of corporate finance and operations, with responsibility for the financial analysis and planning of the company. In addition, he played an instrumental role in Cisco’s pricing, investments, systems and strategies.
Prior to Cisco, Lopez was the vice president of strategy and business development at Tyco International where he oversaw the electronic security and fire suppression systems business. He joined Tyco in 2003, as the CFO of ADT Security Systems, to implement the restructuring of its financial operations. Before his tenure at Tyco, Lopez was the CEO of Americas Ventures/New Idea Centre, a venture capital consulting firm.
Lopez has extensive global experience from 16 years with IBM Corporation in various business units, while stationed in the US, Europe and Latin America. He held various positions of increasing responsibility in strategy and finance, including director of business development, CFO of IBM Brazil, CFO IBM PC Latin America, and manager of Europe PC pricing. He started his career as an auditor and consultant with KPMG.
Lopez holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida.
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