HBM Announces CFO Succession
HBM Holdings announced today that Patrick Fitzgerald has been named SVP & Chief Financial Officer of HBM Holdings. Fitzgerald will report to Anderson Fincher, President and CEO of HBM Holdings. Fitzgerald succeeds Don Roberts, who will retire in May following a transition period.
“We honor Don’s successful legacy, and welcome Pat as the incoming CFO to bring HBM through the next chapter of our growth journey,” Fincher said. “Pat’s quality experience and leadership will further the remarkable legacy Don has built.”
Roberts joined Mississippi Lime Company (MLC) in 1999 as the Chief Financial Officer of that business. Following over a decade of profitable growth at MLC, Don was part of the founding leadership team to start HBM Holdings in 2011. Under Roberts’ leadership, HBM’s portfolio has grown both organically and inorganically, and Don has been instrumental in driving our commitment to financial excellence, safety, and people development.
“My time at HBM and at MLC has been a gift, and I am proud of what our teams have built together,” Roberts said. “I have every confidence that HBM’s next phase of growth will be significant. Pat is joining the team during a period of positive momentum.”
Fitzgerald joins HBM from Emerson, most recently serving as Vice President of Finance & Chief Financial Officer at Emerson Process Systems and Solutions, a >$2B division of Emerson. He brings to HBM a broad background that extends beyond finance. He has over 20 years of proven global financial leadership, general management, acquisition development and integration expertise, and investor relations experience in the industrial software and manufacturing industries. As a career veteran of a diversified industrial company, Fitzgerald successfully held positions of increasing responsibility at Emerson.
Fitzgerald attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religion and a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University. He also earned his CFA certificate. Pat’s strength as a financial professional, paired with time as a general manager, has uniquely prepared him to support HBM’s next phase of growth.
“I am humbled to join the leadership team and to build on the strong foundation that is in place as we move into the next chapter for the business,” Fitzgerald said. “I look forward to working with such a strong portfolio of leaders and a talented group of finance professionals.”
HBM is a privately held industrial conglomerate focused on investing in middle-market acquisitions with favorable growth potential in Flow Control, Specialty Chemical, Aerospace and Off-Highway Mobility, and Packaging industries. The HBM portfolio currently includes the following companies: Mississippi Lime Company, Schafer Industries, HarperLove, and Control Devices. www.hbmholdings.com