Thousand Oaks, CA, January 15, 2018 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that SAGE, a leading independent, academic, and professional publisher, has hired Chris King to be their new Vice President of Global Finance Systems.
Mr. King joins SAGE with Big 4 professional accounting, M&A, strategic planning, and FP&A expertise. Along with the global finance team, he will lead the effort to modernize SAGE’s global finance systems and have oversight over global internal controls and financial processes.
Mr. King was most recently VP of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Wesco Aircraft, a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange and one of the world’s leading distributors and providers of supply chain management services to the global aerospace industry. He was responsible for leading international teams, finance and accounting systems, and process improvements, including the implementation of the Company’s planning and forecasting consolidation software.
Prior to Wesco, Mr. King served as CFO at ICON Aircraft, a startup where he was responsible for building the accounting and FP&A functions, including business planning, financial modeling, implementing an ERP system, and establishing internal controls. His responsibilities at ICON also included raising over $200 million in equity, leading the IT department, and handling all legal and risk management responsibilities. Earlier in his career, Mr. King held the position of CFO and Interim CEO at MRV Communications, acted as SVP of Finance and Regional CFO at Tandberg Television, was CFO, Secretary, and Treasurer at GoldPocket Interactive, and was an Audit Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. King has served on various Boards of Directors and is a CPA in the state of California. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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