Nikola Announces Leadership Succession; Anastasiya Pasterick to Become Chief Financial Officer
- Kim J. Brady to retire as Chief Financial Officer of Nikola Corporation, effective April 7, 2023.
- Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick, current Nikola Corporation Vice President, Corporate Controller, has been named successor.
PHOENIX. March 27, 2023 — Nikola Corporation (Nasdaq: NKLA), a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, today announced that Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Nikola Corporation, Kim J. Brady, will retire as CFO effective April 7, 2023. Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick, who is currently serving as Nikola’s Vice President, Corporate Controller, will succeed Brady as the company’s new CFO. Brady will remain employed with Nikola through April 28, 2023, as a non-executive officer in an advisory capacity to support the transition.
As CFO, Pasterick will be responsible for leading Nikola’s finance and accounting team, including investor relations, strategic finance, and treasury.
“Stasy’s proven financial acumen and attention to detail are the capabilities the company needs now as we build on the momentum surrounding the unveiling of our new energy brand, HYLA, the commercialization of our Class 8 battery-electric truck, and the pending production of our Class 8 hydrogen fuel cell vehicle,” said Michael Lohscheller, Nikola Corporation President and CEO. “We are grateful to Kim for his leadership and dedication to the company for the past five years. He led the organization’s early rounds of funding and was instrumental in taking the company public and shaping its strategy. We sincerely wish him all the very best as he embarks on a new and exciting chapter in his life.”
“It has been a privilege to be part of the great team at Nikola and I am proud of what we have accomplished together, including building a strong foundation for a zero-emissions transportation future and energy transition to hydrogen,” said Brady. “I’ll miss the passion, vision, and collaborative spirit throughout the organization and am pleased to see a high-caliber leader like Stasy step in as the next CFO of the company.”
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to continue shaping Nikola as we remain focused on the execution of our business plan and navigate the next chapter of our journey,” said Pasterick. “I am grateful to Kim for serving as a valued colleague, mentor, and friend since I joined the Nikola team over four years ago.”
ABOUT STASY PASTERICK
Pasterick started her career at KPMG LLP where she worked in audit for seven years, serving a diverse portfolio of clients in the automotive and technology sectors from pre-revenue start-ups to global multi-billion-dollar corporations. Prior to joining Nikola in 2019, Pasterick held several financial leadership positions at OEM manufacturing firms including Director of Accounting Operations at Erickson, Inc., and Corporate Controller at nLIGHT, Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR), where she led all financial aspects of the company’s IPO.
At Nikola, Pasterick was key in executing the organization’s SPAC merger in 2020 and has been responsible for the overall financial operations of the company including accounting, reporting, transactional finance, and manufacturing finance. She has established Nikola’s accounting and reporting infrastructure as a new public company and has been instrumental in scaling the organization’s financial operations through entering commercial production.
Pasterick is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Portland State University.
ABOUT NIKOLA CORPORATION
Nikola Corporation is globally transforming the transportation industry. As a designer and manufacturer of zero tailpipe emission battery-electric and hydrogen-electric vehicles, electric vehicle drivetrains, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and hydrogen station infrastructure, Nikola is driven to revolutionize the economic and environmental impact of commerce as we know it today. Founded in 2015, Nikola Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information, visit www.nikolamotor.com or Twitter @nikolamotor.
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