BOOM! Studios Announces New CFO Jennifer Harned
by Brendan M. Allen
BOOM! Studios has announced the appointment of Jennifer Harned as Chief Financial Officer. She joins the company in a strategic leadership role, while directly overseeing the company’s finance department.
Jennifer Harned is a C-suite global operations and finance executive with extensive leadership experience in consumer products. She brings both large and small scale experience to the role, which enables her to contribute an entrepreneurial mindset and vision to establishing foundations for exponential, sustainable growth.
In 2019, Jennifer was President and General Manager for the Bell, Giro, Blackburn, Raskullz, Krash, and Copilot businesses, a subsidiary of Vista Outdoor, where she ran global sales. Prior to Vista Outdoor, she was COO and CFO at Action Sports for BRG Sports, Inc., a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded athletic equipment. In her time as an executive, Jennifer completed seven domestic and international acquisitions/divestitures, representing over $750M in value to multiple organizations, and is recognized for her vision in creating enterprise value through portfolio optimization, revenue growth, risk mitigation, and calculated new business opportunity assessment.
Most recently, Jennifer has acted in an executive or advisory role for a variety of early stage environments in the beauty, consumer electronics, sporting goods, tech, and apparel industries. Jennifer has an MBA, Honor Society from the University of California Los Angeles, and she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy & Computer Applications, with a concentration in Philosophy, Politics, & Economics, cum laude from the University of Notre Dame.
“Jennifer adds an unparalleled breadth of experience and acumen to our team at BOOM! Studios which will be instrumental in continuing the company’s tremendous growth,” said Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios Founder and Chairman of the Board. “She not only brings a phenomenal eye for opportunity, but also a fresh new perspective on what is ahead of us.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at BOOM! Studios at this exciting juncture in the company’s history,” said Harned. “The progress this company has made in recent years has been nothing short of incredible, and I look forward to working with my colleagues at BOOM! to harness and accelerate that momentum into our next stage of growth.”