WorldOne Hires Gerard Smith as CFO
New York, NY (January 23, 2012) - WorldOne, the global leader in online healthcare data collection, announces today that Gerard Smith has joined as the global CFO. Smith will be based in WorldOne’s London office.
Smith brings years of significant experience as an International Finance Leader delivering superior growth, liquidity and profitability within dynamic high growth companies. Most recently Smith was EMEA CFO of Acxiom, a global Marketing Services Company with revenues exceeding $1.1 billion, and prior to that he was CFO of Easynet, a former BSkyB Company, with revenues of $400 million. Smith also has held several finance leadership roles in Dell Europe during a period from which the Dell European business grew from $1bn to $13bn.
Smith graduated with a Business degree from City University in London and is a Chartered Marketeer and Chartered Management Accountant. As CFO, Smith will oversee corporate finance and accounting globally. Smith’s demonstrated superior track record as a CFO and his hands on business experience makes him the perfect candidate to step into this key role on the WorldOne Executive leadership team.
“With Gerard’s extensive experience as a CFO, he is well-equipped to handle WorldOne’s high growth, global profile. We look forward to the continued evolvement of the Finance function as a value creating and service component of WorldOne,” said Peter Kirk, CEO of WorldOne.
WorldOne is the largest healthcare data collection company in the world serving the market research industry for over a decade. Headquartered in New York with regional offices in London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, São Paulo and Mexico City, WorldOne offers clients both online and offline access to medical professionals in 80+ countries. WorldOne’s clients include leading market research companies, agencies and consulting firms throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. WorldOne’s global research panel includes 1.6 million fully verified healthcare professionals who in 2011 completed nearly half a million online surveys, answering over 20 million questions. To learn more, visit www.worldone.com.