More NewsVibrant Names Jeff Babka as CFO

Vibrant Names Jeff Babka as CFO

Vibrant Media has named Jeff Babka as chief financial officer (CFO). Most recently, Babka was CFO of Sophos, a global IT Security company. Under Babka’s direction, Sophos was on path to complete its initial public offering (IPO) when, within weeks of filing its F-1 with the SEC when the company was acquired by Apax Partners in a transaction valuing it in excess of US$830m.

Prior to joining Sophos, Babka was senior vice president (SVP) and CFO of NeuStar, where he led the company’s efforts in support of its US$700m IPO and listing on the New York Stock Exchange on 29 June 2005, and US$700m follow-on offering in December 2005.

Just prior to joining NeuStar, Babka was executive vice president (EVP), finance and administration and CFO of Indus International, a publicly-held service delivery management software company, where he led the Indus team on two acquisitions and the raising of US$40m in new investor financing while executing a financial turnaround.

Babka is a Magna cum Laude graduate of the University of Dayton, and obtained his MBA from Manhattan College. He is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Programme, and obtained a certified public accountant (CPA) certification in Ohio in 1974.

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