Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) last week announced that its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of Alan Pickerill, currently Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Head of Investor Relations, to succeed Mark Okerstrom as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As announced previously, Okerstrom has been appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.
"Alan has been a critical member of the Expedia financial leadership team for nearly 10 years and during that time has established himself as a highly capable leader and financial thought partner to not only me but also our entire executive team," said Okerstrom. "A smart, experienced and savvy finance professional, Alan combines his broad functional expertise with a deep knowledge of Expedia and the well-earned respect of the broader investment and finance community at large. As we enter our next chapter of growth, there is no better person to stand by my side at the financial helm of Expedia."
In his new role, Pickerill will be responsible for accounting, financial reporting and analysis, investor relations, treasury, internal audit, tax and global real estate. Expedia's eCommerce Platform team and its Corporate Development team will continue to report directly to Okerstrom.
Pickerill has deep finance and accounting experience spanning nearly 30 years. He began his career as an accountant at Deloitte and Touche where he practiced for seven years before moving onto progressively senior finance leadership roles at a variety of publicly traded technology and internet companies including roles at Microsoft and Getty Images. Pickerill joined Expedia in 2008, took over leadership of its award-winning Investor Relations function in 2010, and added Global Treasury to his remit in 2015. He currently sits on Expedia, Inc.'s, Disclosure Practices and Foreign Exchange Review Committees.
Pickerill holds a degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and earned his CPA designation in 1991 (since expired).
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