XL Fleet Bolsters Executive Team with Appointment of Cielo M. Hernandez as Chief Financial Officer
XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (“XL Fleet” or the “Company”), a leading provider of fleet electrification solutions for commercial vehicles in North America, today announced the addition of Cielo M. Hernandez as Chief Financial Officer of XL Fleet. As CFO, Hernandez will oversee the Company’s financial organization, including financial reporting, financial planning, internal controls, as well as treasury. Hernandez’s extensive experience and capability will also contribute to strategic planning, M&A, and investor relations.
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“We are extremely excited to welcome Cielo to our leadership team,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, Chief Executive Officer of XL Fleet. “Cielo is a high-caliber finance executive whose extensive experience driving growth, operational improvements and functional excellence positions her very well to lead XL Fleet’s finance organization and deliver significant value to our stakeholders. I look forward to working closely with Cielo as we continue to execute on our growth plan as a public company.”
Hernandez is a finance professional with more than 25 years of experience, with an extensive track record of leading global teams and strategies for both publicly traded and private companies. She has held various positions in finance, operations, procurement and information systems, and prior to joining XL Fleet, served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of South Jersey Industries, Inc., a publicly traded energy utility company. She previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the North America region at A.P. Moeller Maersk A/S, and held leadership roles at APM Terminals, Amcor and DIRECTV.
“Cielo’s strong finance and accounting background at both public and private companies is well-aligned with XL Fleet’s growth trajectory, and her strategic financial leadership is immensely valuable at a critical time in our company’s evolution,” said Tod Hynes, Founder and President of XL Fleet. “We look forward to Cielo’s contributions toward our ongoing growth and our mission of leading electrification across the global commercial fleet space.”
Hernandez earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in International Business from the University of Miami. Hernandez is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Certification in Human Resources Talent Management from Universidad Santiago de Cali, Colombia as well as Certifications in Executive Leadership and High-Performance Leadership from Cornell University, and Strategic Leadership and Improving the Business from IMD University Switzerland. Hernandez is a Board member of Rowan University Foundation and was named as one of South Jersey Biz’s Women to Watch for 2020.
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