Orbitz Worldwide has appointed Mitch Marcus as the company’s chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 12th. Mitch will have global responsibility for accounting, financial planning & analysis, investor relations, tax, internal audit and treasury. He will be based at the Orbitz Worldwide headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
David Belmont, who has served as interim CFO since June 2012, will return to his position as group vice president, financial planning and analysis.
“Mitch Marcus is an outstanding individual to lead the Orbitz Worldwide finance team given the breadth and depth of his background dealing with strategic financial issues,” said Barney Harford, CEO, Orbitz Worldwide.
“The combination of experience as a corporate executive, banker, lawyer and accountant makes Mitch very attractive to take on this key role within the Orbitz Worldwide organization.”
“As a leader in online travel, Orbitz Worldwide has great brands and proven leadership in using technology to make it easier for consumers to plan and purchase travel,” said Mitch Marcus. “Mobile technology is bringing intense change and enormous opportunities to online travel. Orbitz is well positioned to take advantage of this transformation, and I am very pleased to be joining Orbitz Worldwide at this exciting time.”