Navigant has hired Stephen Lieberman from Laureate Education. Lieberman joins Navigant as its Executive Vice President and CFO, and will, in addition, serve as a member of the firm’s Executive Advisory Board.
Stephen Lieberman most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Finance at Laureate Education, a role he held since 2012. Lieberman was responsible for the company’s largest business segment and, in addition, managed key corporate functions at the firm; including corporate finance, investor relations, treasury, tax, real estate and risk management. Previously, Lieberman worked at Dana Holding Corporation as the Senior Vice President in Finance for a brief stint in 2011. Earlier roles include Vice President and Treasurer at United Airlines, between 2006 and 2010, as well as a range of roles at GM going back to 1997, including Finance Director, Controller/Treasurer in Mexico, and Treasurer, Asia Pacific Regional Treasury Center, Beijing, China.
Lieberman holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan an MBA in Finance from University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business – which included an exchange programme with the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University.
Lieberman will join Navigant as the firm’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer by mid-April. In the role, Lieberman will lead to the firm’s Accounting and Finance, Investor Relations, Real Estate, Operations, Technology, and Corporate Development functions. In addition, he serves as a member of the firm’s Executive Advisory Board. The interim CFO Thomas Nardi, will remain briefly at the firm while Lieberman settles in; Lieberman begins at the firm on the 18th of April.
“Navigant is pleased to welcome Stephen to our leadership team. His experience across a range of global industries and his ability to lead finance functions in rapidly transforming enterprises align well with Navigant’s trajectory,” says Julie M. Howard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I would also like to thank Tom for his strong contributions as our Interim Chief Financial Officer. His leadership during this time has been exemplary and I expect a smooth transition to Stephen.”