Tesla Hires its New Finance Chief From Google
After months of searching, Tesla has found its new chief financial officer in a former top financial executive at Google.
During Tesla’s earnings call on Tuesday the company announced that it has hired Jason Wheeler, who was Google’s former vice president of finance for 13 years. The electric carmaker had been searching to replace its CFO, Deepak Ahuja, who announced over the summer that he planned to retire.
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said on an earnings call that Ahuja and Wheeler would work together closely before Ahuja retires. Wheeler will begin his new role on Nov. 30.
On the earnings call, Musk called Wheeler a “super smart guy” who “really understood what we were doing.”
Tesla also announced that it has brought on John McNeil as its new head of global sales and service. McNeil is the former CEO of business software company Enservio and the co-founder Sterling Collision Centers auto repair.
Tesla’s vice president of worldwide service and deliveries, Jerome Guillen, said in August that he was taking a leave of absence until at least the end of the year.
Musk said he was “excited” about the executives joining the team, and said that Tesla will announce more management additions in the coming months.
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