Goldfine Named Controller and Chief Accounting Officer
Both appointments become effective
As CFO, Betjemann will lead Gogo's financial operations including financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit. She will directly report to
"I've worked with Jessi for several years and am confident in her ability to lead the company financially, driving value for customers, shareholders and employees," said Thorne. "I also want to thank Barry for his many years of dedicated service to Gogo. His vision and efforts transformed Gogo into a company with a strong balance sheet and a path for ongoing success."
Betjemann brings more than two decades of experience building financial value and managing investment decisions for a variety of companies. She previously served as Gogo's Senior Vice President of Finance, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer since
Prior to joining Gogo in 2016, Betjemann served as Vice President of Strategic Business Planning at Nokia in 2016 and held several senior leadership roles in strategy and business operations at Alcatel-Lucent from 2007 to 2015. Prior to that, Betjemann held progressive strategy and finance roles at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and economics from
Goldfine re-joined Gogo in
"Leigh has an impressive accounting background, and he knows Gogo very well," Thorne said. "After working closely with him prior to his transition to Intelsat, and now with his return to Gogo, I believe he is the perfect person for this role."
Throughout his career, Goldfine's held progressive leadership roles in corporate accounting. From
Goldfine is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration-accounting, and master's degree in accounting, both from the
Gogo is the world's largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions. Gogo's products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals.
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