AOL Names Arthur Minson as CFO
AOL has named Arthur Minson as executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), replacing Nisha Kumar, who left the company earlier this summer. Minson joins AOL from Time Warner Cable (TWC), where he has served as EVP and deputy CFO and helped manage the company’s separation from Time Warner. Prior to his role at TWC, Minson led AOL’s corporate finance and development activities.
In his new role, Minson will oversee the company’s financial functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and internal audit. He will be headquartered in New York City.
At TWC, Minson oversaw the company’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, operations finance, corporate services, and internal audit functions. He also worked closely with TWC’s treasury and investor relations (IR) departments, as well as senior management, to craft company strategy in those areas.
Minson joined TWC in 2006 in connection with its planned initial public offering (IPO). Prior to that, he was senior vice president, corporate finance and development at AOL, where he was responsible for financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions and corporate financial administration. He’s also held senior finance positions at Rainbow Media Holdings and Time Warner.
Minson, a certified public accountant (CPA), began his career in the audit practice of Ernst and Young as one of Time Warner’s principal outside auditors. He holds a BSBA in Accounting from Georgetown University and an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Columbia Business School.