HRT News Desk — HRT Technologist, January 30, 2018 | ShiftPixy, Inc. the workforce management and engagement platform provider has announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer. Patrice H. Launay comes in as the companys CFO (with immediate effect) and will succeed Stephen DeSantis, who recently quit (as per news sources from October 5, 2017).
Speaking on the occasion, the companys CEO, Scott W. Absher shared his thoughts on Launays entry and its possible implications: The Board and I are very excited about Patrice joining ShiftPixy as our new CFO. His exemplary skills and deep experience in accounting along with his astute business acumen make him the right person to lead our finance team.
Patrice arrives at ShiftPixy with a strong background in accounting given his time as audit manager at various top-tier firms. He began his career at PwC spending 6 years with the firm across its Paris and LA offices.
Thereafter, he spent 2 years at Groupe Roullier and then another 2 years at City Auditor Office, Long Beach, California. Between 2011 and 2016, Patrice was part of BDO USA and was auditing a number of listed and non-listed firms from the US and Australia. Right before, coming onboard ShiftPixy, he was the Accounting and Financial Manager for RxSight, Inc., – ensuring designing and deployment of effective controls, accounting procedure drafting, and month-end close assistance.
Patrice has a Masters Degree from the Business School of Tours (ESCEM), majoring in Finance & Accounting. He is also a certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner with a Series ^% securities license.
Launay shared his thoughts on the new role and his vision for the company: I am excited to join the Company at this early stage in its evolution. I look forward to applying my skillset to help Scott and the team as we create a world-class operation.