MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bird Global, Inc. (NYSE:BRDS), a leader in environmentally friendly electric transportation, today announced the appointment of H. Joseph (Joe) Prodan as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 30, 2023. Mr. Prodan succeeds Michael Washinushi, following his recent appointment to Interim CEO.
“I am delighted to welcome Joe as our new Chief Financial Officer,” said Washinushi. “His deep expertise in running the finance function at both public and private companies paired with his strategic mindset and commitment to excellence align perfectly with Bird’s values and vision for the future. I am confident that Joe will play an instrumental role as we continue to build a self-sustaining company for the long-term.”
Most recently, Mr. Prodan served as CFO of Flexiti, a technology company providing buy now, pay later solutions. Previously, Mr. Prodan served as CFO of TeraGo Networks and Mobilicity, where he was responsible for overseeing the finance, human resources and legal functions. He also spent four years serving as CFO of SiriusXM Canada. He currently serves on the board of directors of NamSys, Inc. (TSX-V: CTZ). Mr. Prodan holds a Bachelors in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University and is a certified public accountant.
“I am honored to join Bird, a company known for its innovation and a true pioneer in micromobility. I look forward to working closely with Michael, the board, and the entire leadership team to support Bird’s path to profitability,” said Prodan.
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Bird is an electric vehicle company dedicated to bringing affordable, environmentally friendly transportation solutions such as e-scooters and e-bikes to communities across the world. Founded in 2017 by transportation pioneer Travis VanderZanden, Bird’s cleaner, affordable, and on-demand mobility solutions are available in more than 350 cities, primarily across the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. We take a collaborative, community-first approach to micromobility. Bird partners closely with the cities in which it operates to provide a reliable and affordable transportation option for people who live and work there.
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