RMS, the world's leading risk modeling and analytics company, today announced the appointment of Reed Birnbaum as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), from his prior post of Senior Vice President, Finance and Analytics at RMS.
As CFO, Birnbaum will report directly to Chief Executive Officer Karen White, and serve as a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Birnbaum will oversee the company's financial management, including financial planning and reporting, accounting, tax, treasury, procurement and facilities functions. With his appointment, Birnbaum also joins the Board of Directors of RMS Japan.
“Reed has an exceptional track record of strategic leadership coupled with an adept talent for aligning people and resources to drive great outcomes,” said RMS CEO Karen White. “Reed’s high integrity, breadth of experience and skills along with his approach to collaboration with the team makes him the ideal choice. The Executive Committee and I are thrilled to have Reed in this role.”
Birnbaum brings more than 20 years of finance experience across private and public companies to RMS. Prior to joining RMS, he was Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller of Intermolecular, including through the company’s successful IPO in 2011. There he was responsible for corporate, field, and global finance and accounting. Prior to Intermolecular, Birnbaum held positions in finance and accounting at Better Place, BigBand Networks, Cellon and Exodus. Birnbaum started his career in public accounting at KPMG LLP, where he earned his license as a certified public accountant.
“I am excited and humbled by this appointment and the opportunity to join such a talented executive team,” said Birnbaum. “Having spent much of my career in fast-paced technology companies, I look forward to putting my background and skills to work to help facilitate continued growth for RMS.”
RMS solutions help insurers, financial markets, corporations, and public agencies evaluate and manage catastrophe risks throughout the world. RMS has over 1,200 employees across 13 offices in the US, London, Bermuda, Zurich, India, China, Japan, Singapore and Australia - our products and models covering six continents.
We lead an industry that we helped to pioneer—catastrophe risk modeling—and are delivering models, data, and risk management solutions on the RMS(one)® platform to transform the world’s understanding and quantification of risk through open, real-time exposure and risk management.
More than 400 insurers, reinsurers, trading companies, and other financial institutions trust RMS solutions to better understand and manage the risks of natural and human-made catastrophes, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, and pandemics.