Windstream has appointed Bob Gunderman as CFO for the company. Gunderman has been serving as interim CFO since Oct. 1,.
Prior to being named interim CFO, Gunderman was senior vice president and treasurer for Windstream with responsibility for all capital budgeting, forecasting, treasury and capital market functions, debt management, investor relations and risk management. He previously served as vice president of financial planning for the company. He will retain his current treasury duties while the company conducts a search for a permanent treasurer.
Gunderman was vice president of internal audit for Alltel prior to joining Windstream in 2008. He served in various management roles at Alltel, including vice president of revenue accounting and revenue assurance, director of financial planning and director of mergers and acquisitions. He was a senior accountant with Deloitte and Touche LLP before entering the communications industry in 1996.
“I am pleased to promote Bob to CFO. He is a skilled and seasoned finance leader with intimate knowledge of our business and the opportunities in front of us. Alongside our talented finance organization, Bob will play an integral role in driving improved operating performance and profitability at Windstream,” said Tony Thomas, Windstream’s new CEO.
The company also announced three other executive appointments:
- David Works, executive vice president and chief human resources officer, has been named president of enterprise
- David Redmond, president of consumer, has been named president of consumer and small and medium business
- Mike Shippey, senior vice president of carrier solutions, has been named president of carrier.
“Sharpening our strategic focus on our core segments, each led by accomplished and effective leaders within the company, will instill greater accountability for efficient, high quality performance,” said Thomas. “Additionally, the new structure aligns functions and responsibilities to better support the evolving needs of our customers and drive growth.”