Yvolution gains new group financial controller

Yvolution has appointed its new group financial controller and head of finance in the form of Darren Smith.

With over a decade of experience in the field, Smith will be responsible for managing the firm’s financial information and its subsidiaries, as well as implement strong internal controls.

Based at Yvolution’s Ireland headquarters, Smith will be tasked with financial modelling and analysis, as well as advising management on short and long term financial objectives.

“Darren has a proven track record of success and will be an incredible asset to Yvolution’s management team as the brand continues to expand rapidly,” said Thomas O’Connell, global CEO of Yvolution.

“This is a strategic hire to further strengthen the organisation’s financial position as we break into new markets and launch innovative products in a variety of categories.”

Prior to his new role at the company, Smith served as CFO for Van Tibolli Beauty, and held financial positions with logistics and distribution companies including DFDS A/S and Target Express Transport.

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