Donald W. Pearson joins the company to lead the finance organization
and support the operational and financial improvement strategy
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2019--
Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK), the leading global marketing execution firm,
today announced that Donald W. Pearson has been appointed Executive Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 10, 2019. In
this role, Mr. Pearson will oversee the financial operations and partner
with the company’s business leaders to ensure InnerWorkings’ business
strategy and operational plans drive significant shareholder value.
Mr. Pearson brings a wealth of financial leadership to the executive
team, with more than 25 years of experience driving operational,
financial, and commercial excellence in global public and private
companies. Most recently, Mr. Pearson served as Chief Financial Officer
of private-equity owned global packaging company BWAY Corporation,
before its sale to Stone Canyon Industries. Prior to BWAY, Mr. Pearson
was Chief Financial Officer of AMCOL International Corporation (NYSE:
ACO) and later Chief Financial Officer of Sparton Corporation (NYSE:
SPA), where he led numerous successful operational and financial
transformation initiatives at these growing companies.
“The Board and I are pleased to welcome Don to InnerWorkings as we
execute our plans to lower our costs and improve the efficiency of our
operations,” said Rich Stoddart, InnerWorkings’ Chief Executive Officer.
“Don brings the financial rigor and operational leadership we need on
our path to more profitable growth. I look forward to partnering with
him to significantly improve our financial performance and drive
shareholder value, while maintaining our position as the premier
provider of marketing execution solutions for large global corporations.”
Mr. Pearson will replace interim Chief Financial Officer, Chip Hodgkins,
who is leaving the Company effective January 15, 2019 to launch a new
commercial litigation investment firm, Statera
Capital, LLC. Statera provides financial solutions to law firms and
other organizations addressing complex legal challenges.
Mr. Stoddart concluded, “I want to thank Chip for an outstanding job
leading the finance organization for the past year and for his many
significant contributions to InnerWorkings over the prior decade. We
wish him all the best in his new venture.”
For more information about InnerWorkings, please visit www.inwk.com.
InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ: INWK) is the leading global marketing
execution firm serving Fortune 1000 brands across a wide range of
industries. As a comprehensive outsourced enterprise solution, the
Company leverages proprietary technology, an extensive supplier network
and deep domain expertise to streamline the production of branded
materials and retail experiences across geographies and formats.
InnerWorkings is headquartered in Chicago, IL and employs approximately
2,100 individuals to support global clients in the execution of
multi-faceted brand campaigns in every major market around the world.
InnerWorkings serves many industries, including: retail, financial
services, hospitality, consumer packaged goods, nonprofit, healthcare,
food & beverage, broadcasting & cable, automotive, and transportation.
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