Rocket Fuel Fills CFO Void With Appointment Of Sankaran

Programmatic ad firm Rocket Fuel on Monday announced the appointment of Dave Sankaran as chief financial officer. The appointment comes three months after Rocket Fuel announced that J. Peter Bardwick, the company’s former CFO, would resign at the end of the third quarter of 2014.

Sankaran was formerly CEO and CFO of SupportSpace. He also served as EVP and CFO of Nighthawk Radiology. Both SupportSpace and Nighthawk are SaaS-based companies, per a release. Prior to that, he was SVP and CFO of Accelrys, an analytics software provider.

"We are excited to add Dave to our executive team," stated George John, CEO and chairman of the board at Rocket Fuel. "His extensive financial leadership, coupled with his background in publicly traded SaaS and technology companies, complements Rocket Fuel's ongoing initiatives.”

Bardwick resigned from Rocket Fuel to “pursue other opportunities closer to his home and family,” per a release, and Bela Pandya, VP of finance at Rocket Fuel, served as interim CFO of Rocket Fuel beginning October 1, 2014. Bardwick continues to aid Rocket Fuel as a consultant.

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