Seasoned financial executive joins Valencell from Red Hat
Raleigh, N.C. – July 23, 2019 – Valencell, the leading innovator in wearable biometric sensor technology, today announced the appointment of Kristine O’Shea as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). O’Shea joins Valencell from Red Hat, most recently as Vice President of Finance, where she helped scale the company’s financial operations with the growth of the business through acquisition by IBM. O’Shea brings with her an extensive background in corporate finance, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, strategic planning and risk management.
“I am thrilled to have Kristine join Valencell at such an important time in the company’s growth,” said Kent Novak, CEO of Valencell. “I’m particularly impressed with Kristine’s ability to lead and grow financial operations in complex market spaces like the ones Valencell operates in. I believe Kristine and the entire Valencell team have a unique opportunity to enable impactful health outcomes through our technology.”
“Valencell is such an exciting company with so many different growth opportunities in front of it, and I’m delighted to be a part of the team,” O’Shea said. “I look forward to bringing my skills and background to accelerate Valencell’s next phase of growth.”
As CFO, O’Shea joins Valencell executive management team, leading Valencell’s financial strategy and operations and will report directly to Novak.
Valencell produces the most accurate wearable biometric sensor systems in the world and provides this patent-protected technology to consumer electronics manufacturers, mobile device and accessory makers, medical device makers, sports and fitness brands and gaming companies for integration into their products. Valencell’s technology can be used in wearables and hearables for virtually anyone, anywhere, doing anything. Their technology is scalable to multiple form-factors such as earbuds, smartwatches, armbands and wrist devices and is currently integrated into more biometric wearable devices than any other technology provider in the world.
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