Big FP&A Moves in March and April 2023 – from Amaz!n Prunes to Soccer USA

What FP&A downturn? There are plenty of fantastic moves for FP&A professionals in March and April 2023 that you may have missed. 

Mandeep Basi, Director of FP&A at California Sunsweet

California Sunsweet, maker of Amaz!n Prunes and Amaz!n Prune Juice has got a new burst of flavor with Mandeep Basi promated at the Californian company as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Mimi Saraswat, VP FP&A North America, Crawford & Company

Mimi Saraswat joined  Crawford & Company as Vice President – FP&A North America Loss Adjusting at Crawford & Company. She was previously director of corporate finance at Inspire Brands.

James Powell, Director, FP&A at Coaction Specialty Insurance

James previously has been promoted to Director of FP&A at insurance company Coaction Global. He previously served as a Senior Accountant at Crum & Forster, a prominent casualty and property insurance company.

Andrew Insch, Director of FP&A at St. Modwen

Andrew Insch, became Director of FP&A at St. Modwen, a prominent property developer and regeneration enterprise. He previously held the position of Head of Commercial Finance at iQ student accommodation, a leading provider of student accommodation in the UK

Jen Happ, Director of FP&A at the US Soccer Federation

Jen Happ scores a new position as Director of FP&A at the US Soccer Federation. In her words: “I partner closely with the sporting and commercial arms of the federation with the goal of making soccer the leading sport in the US.”

Previously, she was the VP of Finance at Improvado, a leading marketing data and automation platform (she just helped them raise their Series A).

Ash Barton, Director of FP&A at Ori Biotech

Ash has joined London-based Ori Biotech which is on a mission to enable widespread patient access to a new generation of lifesaving Cell and Gene Therapies.Ash previously held the position of Head of FP&A at Zapp, the 24/7 convenience delivery app servicing London.

Ash has a five-pronged approach to business partnering:

– Be a valued, and respected business partner to all areas of the business

– Focus on products/ services and customers

– Balance between Agility and Healthy Skepticism in decision making

– Utilize Technology to streamline process, and improve speed and accuracy of output

– Always listen, and be humble to change course through a ‘Fail Fast’ approach

Jeremy Sorrells, Head FP&A, Pandion

Jeremy Sorrells, Head of FP&A at Pandion, a leading shipping network specializing in e-commerce. Previously finance director, strategic initiatives at Fedex for nearly five years. 

Daniel Walton, Head of FP&A, Learning Pool

Daniel becomes Head of FP&A at Learning Pool, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for learners. Previously he was head of FP&A at telecoms company, Commify.

Sam Kwan, Senior Manager FP&A, Saje Natural Wellness

Sam Kwan has taken a role at Saje Natural Wellness, an e-commerce retailer specializing in natural and plant-based products “that promote a happier and healthier lifestyle” Previously he was at Canopy Growth Corporation, an Ontario cannabis company.

Tom Unden, Director, FP&A, HealthAxis

Tom Unden has joined HealthAxis as Director of FP&A. Previously Tom spent five years at manufacturing software company, QAD, a Thoma-Bravo portfolio company.

Aaron Bajor, Director of FP&A at Matillon

Aaron moves to Director of FP&A at Matillion, a software development company specializing in data retrieval. Previously he was Senior FP&A Manager at Overjet, a prominent dental software development company.

Irina Lioghenchi, Director of FP&A at 3Cloud

Irina joins 3Cloud as Director of FP&A after being Vice President of Client Finance at PR company Weber Shandwick

Jacob Clark, FP&A Director, Climate Pros

Out of the kitchen and into the fridge (business), Jacob Clark has got the gig at FP&A Director at Climate Pros, a leading commercial refrigeration companyJacob previously held the position of FP&A Manager at Pampered Chef, a global company specializing in kitchen products.

Ivan Melisek, Director of FP&A at Atrium

Formerly Senior Manager of FP&A at Salesforce, Ivan Melisek became Director of FP&A at Montana-based IT leader, Atrium.

Alana Izzo, FP&A Director at Gong

Alana Izzo has been promoted to FP&A Director at Gong, a revenue intelligence company. She rises up from senior manager at the B2B SaaS company.

Adam Drew Group Director for FP&A, Suse

Adam Drew becomes Group Director of FP&A at Suse, a software company focused on developing and selling Linux products to business customers. In his past career he held the positions including Head of Group Reporting at British defense company Serco Group.