David Hobbs – Our new CIO and CFO
Beginning August 15, David Hobbs will join EBSCO as Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
David is currently President and Partner of Cook & Bynum Capital Management. With more than two decades of experience spanning commercial banking, investment banking, and private and public market investing, David will play a pivotal role in driving EBSCO’s goal of sustainable long-term growth. He will be focused on capital allocation and will evaluate growth opportunities both via reinvestment in existing businesses and from acquisitions.
“As a talent-focused company, we approach every hiring decision as an opportunity to strengthen our team. David Hobbs’ experience uniquely positioned him as the ideal candidate for both the CFO role and the newly created Chief Investment Officer position, “said David Walker, EBSCO President & Chief Executive Officer. “His financial and operational leadership will help us build on the existing momentum within our businesses.”
David Hobbs will be a member of the company’s corporate leadership team. Hobbs will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial strategy and operations, including accounting, finance, treasury, tax, capital planning, investments, risk management, budgeting and planning, and mergers and acquisitions.
“It is an exciting time to be part of EBSCO Industries, and I am appreciative for the opportunity to join such a great organization,” said David Hobbs. “I look forward to working with the team to accomplish David’s and the Board of Directors’ ambitions for EBSCO’s next 75 years.”