ServiceMax Appoints Pavel Kovar as Chief Accounting Officer
ServiceMax, a leader in asset-centric field service management, announced the appointment of Pavel Kovar as Chief Accounting Officer. Reporting directly to Chief Financial Officer Simon Edwards, Kovar will oversee global accounting operations, financial reporting, tax, and internal controls functions as the company prepares to list on NASDAQ, as announced previously.
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“Pavel has demonstrated strong public company finance expertise as well as a track-record of scaling global teams and we expect he will make significant contributions as we align the global business to improve execution, efficiency, operating margins and our cash position,” said Simon Edwards, CFO, ServiceMax. “Pavel’s leadership and experience will be instrumental as we drive continued growth this fiscal year and beyond.”
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Pavel joins ServiceMax from Houzz Inc. where he served as Corporate Controller. Previously, he served as VP of Finance at Tile and held a number of senior finance positions at TiVo, including several years as TiVo’s Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining TiVo, he spent eleven years with Ernst & Young in Silicon Valley and Europe. Kovar holds a master’s degree in International Trade from the University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California. He also volunteers on the Supervisory Board of Commonwealth Central Credit Union.
“It is an honor to take on the role and contribute to an organization that has a commitment to its customers, a strong business model and values operational excellence and efficiency in its pursuit of growth and profitability,” said Kovar. “I am excited about the opportunity to continue building a best-in-class finance organization to support the Company’s global growth initiatives.”