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The company that supposedly turned down a $6 billion acquisition offer from Google has now given another sign that it has some very interesting financial plans. Groupon announced today that it’s secured Jason Child, a high-ranking exec at Amazon, as its chief financial officer.
Child held the title "Vice President of Finance" for Amazon’s international business prior to this move, and that role put him in within a department worth about $14 billion. So Child has valuable experience with large, public companies that operate in more than one country.
The service that provides eBay with a good chunk of its revenue now has a new chief financial officer. eBay announced today that Patrick Dupuis, formerly of contact center outsourcing specialist Sitel, is taking the CFO position at PayPal.
If that seems like an odd career path, the fact that BJC Healthcare, a nonprofit healthcare organization, employed Dupuis prior to Sitel may send your eyebrows even higher. Dupuis did serve as CFO at both those outfits, however.
If you’ve ever heard about a Yahoo acquisition and thought that the price sounded excessive – or heard about a sale and thought the opposite – know that Yahoo’s CFO is aware of the problem. Tim Morse recently indicated that the company is trying much harder to spend wisely.
If Microsoft makes any acquisitions in the next few months, don’t look for the term "billion" to be involved. Even "___ hundred million" may be out of the question. Microsoft’s CFO, Peter Klein, recently indicated that the corporation isn’t interested in spending lots of money.
Patrick Pichette joined Google as its CFO on August 12, 2008, and since then, he’s seen the company through both good times (a stock price of $620 per share) and bad (try $262). So Google fans should find it comforting that Pichette, with his range of experience, has said the company’s doing quite well again.
Twitter’s at last found someone to be its chief financial officer, and the man appears to be more than qualified for the position. Ali Rowghani actually comes to Twitter from Pixar, where he also held the title of CFO.
Pixar is, of course, the popular animation studio responsible for movies like Toy Story, The Incredibles, and WALL-E. Disney bought it in 2006 for $7.4 billion, and Rowghani was present at the time, having started at Pixar in 2001.