Turbine Names New Chief Financial Officer

Turbine announced today that M. Beau Paradowski has been appointed the company's chief financial officer. It's now his job to oversee "worldwide financial operations of Turbine and its award-winning franchises," which include Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons & Dragons Online.

According to a press release, Paradowski has more than 17 years of experience in the financial field, and most recently served ad CFO at Optasite Inc., which was sole to SBA Communications. You can read the full announcement after the jump.

WESTWOOD, MA – June 1, 2009 – Turbine, Inc., the premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities, today announced the appointment of M. Beau Paradowski as Chief Financial Officer. Paradowski will be responsible for overseeing worldwide financial operations of Turbine and its award-winning franchises.

“Beau brings extensive experience and a financial background that will be vital as Turbine scales its global operations,” said Jim Crowley, President and CEO of Turbine, Inc.  “This is a significant addition to our leadership team and we are extremely excited to bring his strong record of accomplishment and strategic growth planning to our rapidly growing business.”

Paradowski is an experienced financial veteran who brings over 17 years of experience to Turbine, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer at Optasite, Inc. where he led the company’s growth and subsequent sale to SBA Communications. Paradowski also served as Chief Financial Officer for Clearwire Technologies, leading its sale to Craig McCaw in 2003.  In addition, Paradowski has held various positions at Clear Channel Media (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation), Marcus Cable Company, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand).  

“Turbine really brings something unique to the table and has proven its first class development capabilities time and again,” said Paradowski. “I’m thrilled to join and help this talented team take Turbine to the next level.”


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