Travel technology provider Sabre has appointed Rick Simonson as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Having served in similar roles at several technology companies, including Nokia, he will lead the company’s global
finance organisation, responsible for all finance and controls, reporting, investor relations, and mergers and acquisitions.
Simonson most recently served as chief financial officer and president, business operations at Reardon Commerce.
Prior to that he spent nearly ten years in several global roles at Nokia in Helsinki, Zurich and New York, including executive vice president and general manager of Nokia’s Mobile Phones division.
He was also with Barclays Capital and Bank of America Securities serving the telecom, media, and technology industries.
He currently serves on the boards of Electronic Arts and Silver Spring Networks.
“Rick has a rare combination of extensive global finance, operational, and capital markets experience focused on technology sectors, and a proven track record as an executive and board member for numerous private and public companies.
“This makes him an ideal fit for Sabre,” said Sam Gilliland, chairman and chief executive, Sabre Holdings.
“He is a strong and experienced leader who will build on our best-in-class finance and operational capabilities.”