As executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO) for Sabre, Rick Simonson leads the company’s global finance organization and is responsible for all finance and controls, reporting, investor relations and corporate development activities. He is an ideal fit for this role, bringing a unique combination of experiences with global finance, operations and capital markets focused on technology sectors. He also has a proven track record as an executive and board member for numerous private and public companies.
Before joining Sabre in March 2013, Rick most recently served as CFO and president for business operations at Rearden Commerce, an e-commerce company. Prior to that he spent nearly a decade with Nokia Corporation in several global roles based in locations around the world – in Helsinki, Zurich and New York – including EVP and general manager of Nokia’s mobile phones unit and more than five years as EVP and CFO. Rick’s career includes time with Barclays Capital as managing director in the telecom and media investment banking group. He also spent 16 years with Bank of America Securities, where he held various finance and investment banking positions in San Francisco and Chicago.
Rick currently serves on the boards of Electronic Arts, where he chairs the nominating and governance committee, and Silver Spring Networks, where he chairs the audit committee. He holds an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree from the Colorado School of Mines.