Chris Wikoff will serve as Werner Enterprise’s next CFO, the carrier announced on Thursday.
Wikoff most recently served as executive vice president and treasurer of cloud-based technology company West Technology Group, where he oversaw accounting, treasury, tax, investor and lender relations and financial shared services. He also led West’s finance and business transformations, which included acquisitions.
Werner CEO Derek Leathers applauded Wikoff’s growth mindset and experience as a financial leader versed in technology and operational processes.
“Chris will be integral in ensuring continued financial discipline and focus in support of our DRIVE strategy and value delivery to our customers, associates and shareholders,” Leathers said in a statement.
Wikoff’s experience in M&A could prove useful to Werner, which has been active in striking deals over the past two years. Executives noted their plans to continue evaluating potential acquisitions during a November earnings call.
Wikoff most recently was executive vice president and treasurer of West Technology Group, formerly Intrado Corp., a cloud-based global technology company where he oversaw accounting, treasury, tax, investor and lender relations and financial shared services. He also led West’s finance and business transformations, which included acquisitions.
“[Werner] is a premier transportation and logistics company and I look forward to building on an already strong foundation to drive value for all our stakeholders, as well as partnering with Derek and the rest of the leadership team to further elevate our financial rigor while ensuring continued customer excellence,” Wikoff said in a statement.