C.H. Robinson names Mike Zechmeister as Chief Financial Officer

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C.H. Robinson has announced that Mike Zechmeister will be joining the company as Chief Financial Officer. Zechmeister will report to Chief Executive Officer Bob Biesterfeld.

“Mike is a seasoned and strategic public company CFO. He brings tremendous finance acumen and experience strengthening financial planning and analysis capabilities and driving growth through effective business partnership,” said Biesterfeld. “I would also like to thank Scott Hagen for his leadership and continuity as Interim CFO in this important transition,”. Hagen will continue serving in his capacity as Controller.

Zechmeister brings nearly three decades of finance experience to the role. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of United Natural Foods, Inc., where he led organization and capability enhancements across the Finance function. During his tenure at UNFI, the company experienced significant growth both organically and via acquisitions. Prior to joining UNFI, Zechmeister spent 25 years at General Mills, where he held a variety of finance leadership roles including Vice President of Finance for the Pillsbury Division, Vice President of Finance for U.S. Retail Sales, and Treasurer.

Zechmeister earned a BSB degree from the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He serves on the Board of Overseers for the Carlson School of Management.

Source: C.H. Robinson