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Jenne Names Rick Coan as Senior Vice President of FinanceJenne Welcomes a 30-Year Financial Industry Leader and Former Crain's CFO of the Year to Its Executive Team (February 08, 2012)
AVON, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/12 -- Jenne Inc., a leading value-added distributor of IP telephony, audio and video conferencing, data networking and security products, announced that it has named Rick Coan as its new senior vice president of finance. Coan, a former business consultant to Jenne and a 30-year veteran in the financial services industry, reports directly to Rose Jenne, Chairman, as well as to Dave Johnson, CEO. He started at Jenne on January 1, 2012. In his new role, Coan is responsible for all of Jenne's day-to-day financial activities, treasury, risk management as well as mergers and acquisitions.
"We are excited to have Rick as a member of the Jenne executive team," said Dave Johnson. "He has an impressive record achieved at a number of growth companies from within the distribution sector and beyond, and we look forward to drawing from his many years of experience. His insight and expertise will benefit not only Jenne, but also our network of resellers and partners."
Previously, Coan served as vice president of finance at Orchard Pharmaceutical Services, a mail order specialty distribution pharmacy in Akron, Ohio; and as vice president of finance at Digital Concepts, a St. Louis-based manufacturer of electronic display consoles in the fitness industry with manufacturing subsidiaries in Mexico and China. As CFO of Garick, LLC in Cleveland, a lawn and garden industry manufacturer and distributor, Rick presided over mergers and acquisitions, budgeting and forecasting, risk management, treasury and a host of other disciplines. His other business affiliations include early positions with Ernst and Young, Nestle Internal Audit, Stouffer Hotels and Resorts, and Century Business Services ("CBIZ").
Coan was awarded the prestigious title of CFO of the Year by Crain's Cleveland Business in 2009, during his tenure with Garick. He currently serves on the boards of several Ohio corporations. Rick has an MBA from Baldwin-Wallace College and a BBA in accounting from Kent State University. He is a registered CPA-Inactive status.
Jenne Inc., headquartered in Avon, Ohio, is a leading value-added distributor of business telephony, data, audio and video conferencing, and security technology products, including equipment and software for the Enterprise and SMB markets. More than 150 major manufacturers partner with Jenne including Avaya, Aastra, ADTRAN, Bogen, ClearOne, Extreme Networks, GN Netcom, ICC, Lifesize, Panasonic, Plantronics, Valcom, and Verint. Jenne is dedicated to tracking emerging technologies, offering fresh solutions, new equipment and related applications, accredited training and certification to better serve dealers and resellers.
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