Former CFO, Andrew Szafran, transitions to Vice Chairman role


CHICAGO – January 25, 2023AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, announced today that Mark Killian has been promoted to serve as the company’s Chief Financial Officer.

The move is the culmination of a planned succession, as former CFO Andrew Szafran transitions into the role of Vice Chairman. As Vice Chairman, Szafran will serve as an advisor to AHEAD’s executive team, Board and private equity investors, Berkshire Partners and Centerbridge Partners.

Killian joined AHEAD in 2018 and most recently served as Vice President of Finance. He has a deep financial background with experience in investment banking, corporate finance, accounting and planning and analysis.

He will lead all areas of the company’s financial functions including accounting and cash management, tax, treasury, FP&A, M&A execution and strategic financial business support.

Killian will continue AHEAD’s laser-focus on profitable growth through a combination of high-quality internal investment and select strategic acquisitions. His immediate focus is on providing superior financial support to the business, with the goal of driving rewarding client experiences as the company scales.

“Mark is a proven leader with a background that perfectly aligns with the current and future needs of AHEAD,” said CEO Dan Adamany. “He will guide us in the right direction as we move into our next chapter. And I want to personally thank Andrew for his years of service, navigating AHEAD through immense growth and setting us up for a future of continued success.”

“This company continues to challenge me to bring my best on a daily basis,” said Killian. “I look forward to stepping into this role and finding new opportunities to support our collective growth and evolution.”

For more information about AHEAD and its services, visit www.ahead.com.



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