Chief Financial Officer
Brett serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. Throughout the course of a highly successful twenty-six-year career as a senior financial executive leading diverse, global organizations in the financial services sector, he has consistently built and led transformative finance and accounting operations that strengthened business processes, drove growth, and enhanced P&L performance. He has an exemplary record of leading acquisitions and building high performing teams, as well as raising equity and debt in private and public markets.
Prior to joining Skyworks, Brett served for twelve years as Chief Financial Officer-Senior Vice President with Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services, an NYSE publicly traded financial services company with approximately $1.5B in revenues and $101M in EBITDA. He managed the company’s 1,700%+ increase in top-line revenues, defining the financial strategies and operations supporting both organic and M&A growth. As a CFO, he provided executive leadership in strategic planning, acquisition execution and integration, cash management, capital raises, financial planning and analysis, KPI reporting, tax, audit, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In regard to investor relations activities and SEC reporting, he effectively managed relationships with key investors and analysts and led preparation of SEC-compliant filings including 10-Ks, 10-Qs, proxy, press releases, and participated in investor meetings. Most recently, he played a central role in the company’s $1.3B sale to a portfolio company of a private equity firm, championing the executive task force, analysis, due diligence, and coordination which resulted in a successful close in 2020.
Prior to Ladenburg Thalmann, Brett spent nine years with Bear Stearns, where he held progressive roles supporting internal and external financial reporting for all business units, and ultimately grew to head the global company’s FP&A function as Managing Director. In these executive roles, he enhanced global corporate decision capability in a number of key areas, most notably, forecasting, GAAP-compliant internal and external reporting, and budgeting. In addition, he was responsible for oversight of the company’s core financial reporting including earning releases, SEC external reporting, and other data for presentations to C-level leaders, board of directors, investors, and rating agencies. He also served as a key partner on a portfolio of corporate strategic initiatives.
Brett initially began his career with PwC, rising to Senior Associate in the Audit and Business Advisory Services group, where he was responsible for performing and reviewing audit procedures, drafting financial statements, and reviewing financial transactions for Fortune 500-level clients across a variety of industries. He was also an active participant in new hire development and mentorship programs.
Brett graduated from Binghamton University with a B.S. in Accounting and is an active CPA.