Kin + Carta, the global digital transformation consultancy, has appointed Motorola Solutions’ Chris Kutsor as its Chief Financial Officer. He will assume the CFO role and join the board effective June 17th, 2019.
Kutsor is a seasoned executive with more than two decades of experience in financial management and operations in global technology businesses. He is a Chicago area native and holds an MBA in strategy and finance from the University of Chicago.
Chris’ prior leadership roles span financial management and operations, venture capital, and most recently, investor relations within Motorola Solutions, a global Fortune 500 technology solutions company.
In his most recent role as Investor Relations Officer, Chris led all investor-related communication, engagement, and relations for the firm and was named one of the top three IR professionals in telecom by Institutional Investor’s All-America Executive Team Awards. He was also named a global top Investor Relations Officer by Brendan Wood International in January 2019.
Kutsor said: “Kin + Carta has a strong business platform, bold ambitions, and an exciting future. It is on a rapid growth trajectory, and I look forward to helping the organisation continue to evolve, and realise its potential as a world-class market leader.”
J Schwan, Kin + Carta’s CEO, added: “Kutsor is a proven financial heavyweight in the technology sector – his leadership experience spans billion dollar global business units, venture capital investments, acquisitions, and strategic customer negotiations. The appointment is the next step in Kin +Carta’s exciting evolution and will enable us to propel the organisation as we continue to expand our business globally.”
Kutsor’s appointment follows the departure of Brad Gray, who will step down from the Board in July, at the end of Kin + Carta’s current financial year. Gray has been CFO since August 2014 and held multiple senior management roles within St Ives before it became Kin + Carta.
Schwan said: ‘Brad has played a significant role in the development of the company from its legacy print-based origins to its current focus on the digital transformation market. The Board wishes to express its deep thanks to Brad for his contributions and wishes him well for the future.’