Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Avista adds White as Chief Operating Officer
Avista Solutions, the Columbia, S.C.-based LOS provider, announced today that it has hired Jerry White to the dual positions of chief operating officer and chief financial officer. In his new roles, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and the financial management of the company. White brings over 25 years of financial experience to Avista, most of which have been spent with technology-focused firms.
White has has an even longer history with Avista Solutions CEO and co-founder Mark Phlieger, whom he met during high school in Cocoa, Florida.
"I was working on getting Desktop Underwriter up and running for Fannie Mae,” says Phlieger, “and Jerry was working for companies that built rockets and software for the Defense Department. Even though we arrived at Avista from different directions, I couldn’t be more pleased to be working with him after all these years."
White joins Avista Solutions after five years with Metavante Banking Solutions, in Orlando, Florida, where he was CFO for Bankway, one of the company’s core products. Prior to that, he spent five years with Mitsubishi Power Systems as the company’s controller. He was also corporate controller at aerospace defense contractor Coleman Research Corporation, where he spent seven years. After beginning his financial career as an accountant with Eagle Technology, another aerospace technology firm in the Orlando area, he moved up to his first senior post as controller with Mills and Nebraska, Central Florida’s leading independent residential and commercial building supply company.
White earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and his MBA from Webster University.