WILMINGTON, Del.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#businessbehindbusiness–CSC announced today that Tom Porth, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), has communicated his plan to retire in early July 2020. EJ Dealy, executive vice president and head of Corporate Development, has been elected to succeed Porth as CFO, reporting to president and chief executive officer, Rod Ward. CSC also announced they’ve promoted Jennifer Kenton to executive vice president and head of Marketing in addition to continuing in her role as head of Global Sales and Customer Development teams for its Corporate and Legal Solutions (CLS) business unit. Mark Calandra has also been promoted to executive vice president from general manager of CSC’s Digital Brand Services (DBS) division. Both Kenton and Calandra will join CSC’s Executive Management Committee.
Effective April 27, 2020, Dealy became the CFO. Porth will continue in an advisory role until his retirement, ensuring a seamless transition.
“On behalf of the entire board and leadership team, I want to thank Tom for his 16-year commitment to our company, including serving as CFO for the past eight years,” says Ward. “His guidance and leadership have been instrumental to our company’s transformational growth, including nearly quadrupling our value between 2010 and 2020—and he has guided us through the critical valuation and financing aspects of our acquisitions that have diversified and strengthened our brand. His expertise and integrity will be greatly missed.”
Ward continued, “Succession planning is a critical component of our culture at CSC, and is one of the ways we prepare for the future and develop our people. Over the past 10 years, EJ Dealy has become an integral part of CSC’s management team, and brings strong financial management experience and a deep understanding of our company to the role. He will play an important part in guiding our company financially as we continue to expand and grow.”
Porth joined the company in 2004 as marketing leader for CSC’s incorporate.com business that supports the needs of small businesses. Over his 15-year tenure, Porth has made an indelible mark on CSC as he moved from running the Small Business unit to becoming the chief marketing officer as well as CFO.
Dealy joined CSC in 2010 following a career in manufacturing and consulting where he gained diverse financial, corporate development, and enterprise technology experience. EJ is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and previously served on their Philadelphia Chapter and Northeast region board of directors. He also serves on the boards of Nexxt (former Safeguard Scientifics investment), and Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia, Delaware, and Susquehanna Valley.
“I love CSC and the people with whom I’ve had the privilege to work,” says Porth. “As I look back on my time here, I am extremely proud of the work we have done to transform our businesses and position us for long-term growth. I’ve worked closely with EJ over the last several years and have great confidence in his leadership.”
Kenton has been with CSC for more than 25 years, and has served as senior vice president of Global Sales for CLS since 2001. She joined CSC in a regional sales role and has held various leadership positions over the years in sales and service, as well as product and market development.
“Our Sales and Marketing teams have a strong mutual respect for one another, and have been effective in driving growth for our various business units,” says Kenton. “Bringing these areas together will make our collective efforts stronger. We look forward to developing and driving marketing strategies that deliver the next level of customer development for CSC.”
Calandra has more than 20 years of experience in the corporate domain management and brand protection industry. He’s overseen the global vision, growth, and development of the DBS business for CSC for the past 15 years.
CSC is the world’s leading provider of business, legal, tax, and digital brand services to companies around the globe. From keeping your business in compliance and streamlining operations, to protecting and promoting your brand online, we use our expertise and personal approach to help your business run smoother. We are the business behind business. We are the trusted partner for 90% of the Fortune 500®, more than 65% of the Best Global Brands (Interbrand®), nearly 10,000 law firms, and more than 3,000 financial organizations. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA, since 1899, we have offices throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. We are a global company capable of doing business wherever our clients are—and we accomplish that by employing experts in every business we serve.
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