Clarient Hires Michael Rodriguez as CFO
Clarient, a technology and services resource for pathologists, oncologists and the pharmaceutical industry, has hired veteran financial executive Michael Rodriguez as senior vice president (SVP) and chief financial officer (CFO). Current SVP and CFO Raymond Land will remain with Clarient as a consultant until the final fiscal 2009 accounting is completed and Clarient’s Form 10-K is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Rodriguez has served as a senior financial executive in a variety of emerging growth companies, including two publicly-traded companies. His most recent experience was as CFO of Endocare, a medical device company, from 2004 through July 2009, when it was acquired by HealthTronics. He has extensive experience in strategic partnering and mergers and acquisitions, and is well respected by the investment community.
Prior to Endocare, Rodriguez was executive vice president (EVP) and CFO of Directfit, a provider of information technology staffing services, from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he developed the financial organisation at Tickets.com, a fast-growing internet-based provider of entertainment ticketing services and software and ultimately held the position of SVP and CFO. From 1995 to 1997, Rodriguez was corporate controller and director of Finance at EDiX Corporation, a medical informatics company. He began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he worked from 1989 to 1993. Rodriguez earned an MBA from Stanford University and a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.