Business aviation broadband connectivity expert Gogo has promoted Jessica (Jessi) Betjemann to executive vice president and chief financial officer, with Leigh Goldfine becoming chief accounting officer.
Both appointments become effective March 11 following current CFO Barry Rowan’s retirement on March 10. Rowan has served as Gogo’s CFO for nearly six years.
As CFO, Betjemann will lead Gogo’s financial operations including financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit. She will directly report to Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s chairman and chief executive.
“I’ve worked with Jessi for several years and am confident in her ability to lead the company financially, driving value for customers, shareholders and employees,” said Thorne. “I also want to thank Barry for his many years of dedicated service to Gogo. His vision and efforts transformed Gogo into a company with a strong balance sheet and a path for ongoing success.”
Betjemann brings more than two decades of experience building financial value and managing investment decisions for a variety of companies. Prior to joining Gogo in 2016, Betjemann served as business planning strategy VP at Nokia in 2016 and held several senior leadership roles in strategy and business operations at Alcatel-Lucent from 2007 to 2015. Prior to that, Betjemann held progressive strategy and finance roles at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.