AOL has appointed Artie Minson as its new chief financial officer, we’ve confirmed. (See release below.)
Minson rejoins AOL from Time Warner Cable, where he was an Executive Vice President and Deputy CFO. Previously, he worked in Corporate Finance and Development at AOL, where he was hired in 2004.
Minson is not a well-known name in the Internet circle. But as AOL prepares to be a separate company, his experience at Time Warner Cable — which, itself, recently spun off from Time Warner — will be valuable.
“Artie’s strong financial acumen, operating experience, and deep understanding of our company and the Internet and content industries make him a perfect fit for AOL,” AOL CEO Tim Armstrong said in a release. “He’s also a public company veteran who helped handle Time Warner Cable’s transition to a public company. Artie will hit the ground running and be a tremendous asset to AOL as we focus on driving growth, value and innovation.”
Meanwhile, it seems Minson is so unknown that no one has taken his picture, except this Patrick McMullan society party photo from 2003 (click to see on page).
Minson graduated cum laude with a B.S. in accounting from Georgetown University in May of 1992 and received an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1997, according to an old Time Warner Cable release.
Here’s today’s release:
AOL NAMES ARTHUR MINSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Time Warner Cable Deputy CFO Rejoins AOL; Brings Critical Expertise from Time Warner Cable’s Successful Transition to Independent Public Company
New York, NY, August 27, 2009 – AOL today named Arthur Minson as the company’s new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Minson joins AOL from Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), where he has served as Executive Vice President and Deputy CFO and helped manage that company’s separation from Time Warner. Prior to his role at Time Warner Cable, Minson led AOL’s Corporate Finance and Development activities.
“We’re delighted to have Artie back at AOL as we continue our transition to an independent public company,” said AOL CEO Tim Armstrong. “Artie’s strong financial acumen, operating experience, and deep understanding of our company and the Internet and content industries make him a perfect fit for AOL. He’s also a public company veteran who helped handle Time Warner Cable’s transition to a public company. Artie will hit the ground running and be a tremendous asset to AOL as we focus on driving growth, value and innovation.”
“This is a wonderful opportunity to rejoin AOL at one of the most important and exciting times in this great company’s history,” said Minson. “AOL has an incredible collection of assets, and Tim has set the company on the right strategic course. I look forward to working with Tim and the entire AOL organisation to help maximise the financial and operating performance of these assets and their value for investors.”
In his new role, Minson will oversee the Company’s financial functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax, treasury, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, and internal audit. Minson will be headquartered in New York City and will begin at AOL on September 8, 2009.
Minson previously served as Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Time Warner Cable, overseeing the company’s accounting, financial planning and analysis, operations finance, corporate services, and internal audit functions. He also worked closely with TWC’s treasury and IR departments, as well as senior management, to craft company strategy in those areas.
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