IronPlanet names CFO

By Lindsey Anderson10 March 2015

IronPlanet's newly appointed CFO Debbie Schleicher.

IronPlanet's newly appointed CFO Debbie Schleicher.

Online auctioneer IronPlanet has named Debbie Schleicher as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Schleicher most recently served as the National Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton's Tax and Finance Optimization and Global Compliance Reporting practices where she was responsible for leading teams that worked to enhance compliance and reporting processes and controls, improve finance and tax function operational performance and manage tax and reporting risk.

In her new role, Schleicher will be responsible for IronPlanet's financial function including accounting, financial reporting, compliance, planning and analysis, treasury and tax. Schleicher has 27 years of experience in her field.

“I am pleased to welcome Debbie Schleicher to the IronPlanet team as our new CFO,” said Gregory Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “IronPlanet will benefit from Debbie’s vast experience in building reporting and tax processes, as well as her client management and implementation skills. Debbie is an important and strategic addition to our executive team as we continue to drive our business and expand our online platform for buying and selling used heavy equipment.”

Schleicher has worked in a number of international public accounting firms, including Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton. Prior to her nearly eight-year tenure as a partner at Grant Thornton, Schleicher was a partner at SC&H Group and a managing director with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Schleicher started her career at Arthur Andersen and worked there for 15 years, where she was a partner in corporate tax with a focus on corporate transactions, financial reporting for income tax, and business process outsourcing.Schleicher is a Certified Public Accountant and has Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware.

“I am thrilled to be joining IronPlanet,” said Schleicher. “I have tremendous confidence in our executive team and in the strength of IronPlanet’s platform, which provides great service, value and agility to sellers and buyers of used heavy equipment and trucks.”
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