Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Lazarus joined Pilot Freight services as Chief Financial Officer in 2019. In this role, Lazarus will help lead Pilot through a period of significant strategic growth and operational transformation.
From 2015 to 2018, he was the Chief Financial Officer within the Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems, Plc., a cyber security and intelligence solutions provider. He was responsible for the five-year strategic planning process and was accountable for the financial reporting, planning and compliance for operations in 18 countries.
From 2009 to 2014, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Silver Sky, a leading cloud-based, security solutions provider. At Silver Sky, he was responsible for strategic growth initiatives including the design and execution of plans for successfully transforming the operational performance of the corporate finance, accounting, legal and human resource organizations. He led the Silver Sky strategic sale process to and integration with BAE Systems, Plc.
From 2003 to 2008, he was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer of Genesys Conferencing, a leading international provider of unified communications and conferencing solutions delivered as a SaaS offering. At Genesys, he helped to integrate 14 acquisitions across 25 countries, strengthen its capital structure and direct its resources towards significant investment in research and development and international sales initiatives. During his tenure at Genesys, a publicly traded company duly listed on Nasdaq and EuroNext, equity value grew by 300%. He helped to lead the strategic sale of Genesys to West Corporation.
From 1993 to 2003, Andrew was an investment banker focusing on emerging growth companies in the telecommunications, Internet infrastructure and SaaS providers. He was responsible for advising companies on achieving their growth objectives in part by successfully executing capital markets and M&A strategies. He has led several IPO’s, leverage lending, M&A and restructuring transactions.
He received his MBA from New York University, Stern School of Business, in 1993 and his BS from Babson College in 1987.