Ken Bozzini Joins Arena Solutions as Chief Financial Officer
Foster City, Calif., Jan 9 - Arena Solutions, the leading provider of on-demand product lifecycle management (PLM) software for manufacturers of all sizes, today announced the appointment of Ken Bozzini as the company
In his previous position as CFO at Securimetrics Inc., Bozzini played a major role in the organization's evolution from entrepreneurial start-up to division of a publicly traded industry leader. He helped drive a $71 million government contract and significant revenue growth, and guided the company to successful passage of its first Sarbanes-Oxley and public company audits. Bozzini has also prepared numerous companies to go public, including Evolve Software, where he led the organization through an acquisition and an IPO and then transformed the company's cost structure and financing strategy as market conditions rapidly changed. With other senior financial positions at WildPackets Inc., Xoma Ltd., California Culinary Academy and Hewlett Packard—companies that range from small start-ups to publicly held multinationals—Bozzini has demonstrated an ability to propel companies from one stage of growth to the next.
"Ken is a true asset to the company. We are delighted to have someone of his caliber join our management team," said Craig Livingston, chief executive officer of Arena Solutions. "His financial savvy and business acumen complemented by his practical operational experience strengthen our current position and will help advance Arena Solutions toward its long-term growth expectations."
"In my last position one of my responsibilities was to oversee contract manufacturing. We managed our bill of materials (BOM) in Excel and used faxes and emails to communicate with suppliers. The process was labor-intensive, error-prone and extremely stressful, given the public company pressure of getting our product to market on time. Having been in that role, I immediately recognized the value of an on-demand BOM management solution like Arena. No operations manager should do without it, and it's exciting to join the company at a time when more and more of them are realizing just that," said Bozzini. "I look forward to helping drive company growth and guide Arena into the next phase of company development."
Bozzini holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Golden Gate University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He earned his CPA while working for PriceWaterhouse.
About Arena Solutions
Pioneer of cloud-based PLM, Arena’s suite of PLM and supply chain solutions enable engineering, manufacturing and their extended supply chains to speed prototyping, reduce scrap, streamline their supply chain, improve margins, and collapse time to market. Based in Foster City, Calif., Arena’s PLM applications simplify bill of materials (BOM) and change management for organizations of all sizes.The company has been ranked as a Top 10 PLM provider and Top 5 Supplier Collaboration solution. Arena also holds a spot on National Association for Business Resources’ “San Francisco’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” List for 2015. For more information, please visit: http://www.arenasolutions.com/