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Tesla hires former Seagate executive as its Chief Accounting Officer

Updated December 4, 2018

Earlier this year the Chief Accounting Officer at Tesla left the company and to fill that vacancy the company announced on Monday, July 30th that it has appointed a new head of accounting Dave Morton.

In a blog post on its official website, the automaker went on to reveal the announcement of the new hire:

“At Tesla, we continue to grow our leadership team by adding new aspiring talents. We are extremely delighted to welcome Dave Morton to take on the role of the Chief Accounting Officer. Previously Dave was an employee for Seagate Technology, a global provider of data storage technology and solutions, where he had several leadership roles since joining the company back in 1995”

Through their blog, post-Tesla also went on too confirm that after his appointment Dave will be reporting to longtime (and two-time) CFO at Tesla, Deepak Ahuja.

The Blog post further reads:

“Dave’s most recent post at Seagate was of a Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President and his expertise of more than two decades will bring a lot of accounting and financial expertise to Tesla. He will be responsible for Tesla’s global accounting, payroll, tax, trade activities, and corporate financial reporting also he would directly be reporting to Tesla’s CFO Deepak Ahuja.”

Previously the post of Chief Accounting Officer at Tesla was held by Eric Branderiz who says that he resigned due to ‘personal reasons’, however within days of resigning he accepted the role of CFO at Emphase.

Branderiz joins the list of the many top Tesla executives who have left the company this year. The most recent executive to leave the company was tesla’s head of sales Ganesh Srivats who left just last week.

While there have been many top executives who are leaving, the automaker has also been hiring experienced executives are leaving, Tesla is also still hiring.

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