12 Jan Hyliion Appoints Sherri Baker as Chief Financial Officer
Hyliion today announced Sherri Baker will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective February 8, 2021. Baker will succeed Greg Van de Vere, who will retire after serving nearly four years with Hyliion.
“I want to thank Greg for his dedication and immense contributions to Hyliion since early in the company’s founding,” said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion. “Greg has been critical in shaping our business, from startup to public company, and has established a strong foundation for our future success. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
“Sherri joins Hyliion at a truly exciting time for the company as we accelerate our commercialization strategy and scale the business. With extensive experience in senior financial leadership roles, Sherri has a proven track record of helping to drive profitable business growth and will play a critical role in Hyliion’s success,” Healy added.
In the role, Baker will oversee Hyliion’s financial operations and strategy, including financial planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, tax and investor relations. Baker has nearly two decades of finance and accounting leadership experience, as well as a strong understanding of investor relations, M&A and manufacturing operations, including go-to-market and engineering functions.
“Hyliion is well-positioned for growth and I am excited to partner not only with the leadership team, but the entire talented organization at such an important time in the company’s evolution,” said Baker. “Drawing on my diverse public company experience, I look forward to helping Hyliion execute its strategic plan, drive its commercial goals and deliver value for stockholders.”
Baker previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PGT Innovations, a publicly traded, national leader and advanced manufacturer of premium windows and doors from March 2019 to January 2021. While there, Baker was responsible for the company’s finance strategy, budgeting and planning, accounting, legal, IT, financial reporting, and investor relations functions.
Prior to joining PGT Innovations, Baker served as Vice President, Commercial Finance for Dean Foods Company, the largest dairy subsidiary in the United States, with 2018 revenue of more than $7.7 billion. Earlier, Baker served as Vice President of Investor Relations, Strategy and Corporate Finance, as well as Vice President of Finance, Logistics for Dean Foods. Prior to Dean Foods, she spent 13 years at Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, in a succession of finance and accounting roles.
Baker holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of North Texas