Chief Financial Officer
Over the past 25 years Mr James Orlando has held senior finance positions driving growth and shareholder value in the United States, Asia and Australia.
Most recently he was Chief Financial Officer of Veda Group Ltd (VED.ASX) leading the company through its successful $1.05 billion IPO in December 2013. Jim subsequently managed the highly successful takeover offer of Veda by a US purchaser for $2.6 billion in February 2016.
Before joining Veda, Jim was the CFO of AAPT where he focused on improving the company's earning, as well as divesting its non-core businesses. He also served as the CFO of PowerTel Ltd, an ASX-listed telecommunications service provider which was sold to Telecom New Zealand in 2007. Jim also held various international treasury positions at AT&T and Lucent Technologies in the US and Hong Kong including running Lucent's international project and export finance organisation.
Jim holds the position of Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Catapult Group International Ltd. (CAT.ASX). Jim holds a BS degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the United States. He also served on the Advisory Board of the US Export-Import Bank.