Harken Announces Appointment of John Jensen as Global CFO


    John_JensenPewaukee, Wisconsin—Harken, a leading designer and manufacturer of sailboat and industrial hardware, is pleased to announce that John Jensen has joined the company's leadership team as Chief Financial Officer. John brings with him 30 years of experience from a variety of industries including technology, publishing, and manufacturing. He served as President and COO of Allied Computer Group and Reiman Publications. In 2002, he founded Jensen Consulting LLC, partnering with over 50 small and midsize companies to position them for growth, and to meet the challenges of today's multinational environment.

    "We are very proud to have John Jensen as part of our management team," said Harken Global CEO, Giampaolo Spera. "His energy, vision, and extensive experience as a leader and financial expert is an invaluable addition to our teams in both the USA and globally.

    "John is the right person for us, at the right time," said Harken USA CEO, Bill Goggins. "His outside experience, strong communication, and teamwork skills will help create a path for Harken's success in the future. Harken has one of the best corporate cultures and John's a great fit. We're thrilled to have him part of the team.”

    "It is my honor to be a part of the Harken team," said CFO John Jensen. "I recognize that opportunities like this happen only a few times in one's life, so I had to say 'yes' when I was offered the position. I am very impressed with the integrity of the management team at Harken. Peter and Olaf Harken have built a wonderful company. Giampaolo and Bill are true leaders and will continue to expand on their vision. I am looking forward to working with this talented and forward-thinking group of people."

    John is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a member of the Executive Committee (TEC), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA). He serves on the Board of Directors of four private companies.

    John is married to Kathy. He is an avid golfer, distance runner, and boater. He has two sons, two step-sons, two daughters-in-law, a granddaughter, and a Large Muensterlander dog named Colt.

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