Square, which developed a free credit card reader for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, has hired Sarah Friar as chief financial officer (CFO). Friar was most recently senior vice president (SVP), finance and strategy, for enterprise cloud computing leader salesforce.com.
Before salesforce.com, Friar spent over 10 years at Goldman Sachs in corporate finance, merger and acquisition (M&A) and equity research, and ultimately as business leader for the GS Technology Research group. She previously worked for McKinsey in both London and South Africa. She holds a Masters of Engineering from Oxford and a MBA from Stanford.
A report by broking group Marsh examines the repercussions from the administration of the South Korean company, which filed for bankruptcy protection at the end of August.
Global research by C2FO suggests that smaller businesses are less concerned with the repercussions of Brexit and the upcoming US presidential election.
A squeeze on skilled talent means it now takes an average of seven weeks to fill open permanent roles in finance in the UK according to new research from financial services recruitment firm Robert Half.
Early-stage merger and acquisition deals in Asia-Pacific show nearly 10% year-on-year growth in recent months.