According to the official Walt Disney World Company report, Christine M. McCarthy, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has just announced that Carlos A. Gómez is now named the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of The Walt Disney Company. Carlos Gómez will now report directly to Christine McCarthy and is taking over for Jonathan S. Headley who announced in February that he is retiring after 24 years with The Walt Disney Company.
This news comes after a long day of Disney Parks announcements as well as only a few days after The Walt Disney Company appointed a new leadership team for Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.
“Carlos is an exceptionally talented and versatile finance executive and a 22-year Disney veteran. His leadership skills, breadth of experience, intellectual curiosity, and financial and strategic acumen make him the perfect choice as the Company’s next Treasurer,” said Ms. McCarthy.
“Carlos also has benefited from working closely with Jon and members of his team, gaining valuable insight into their operations. While we’re all happy for Jon as he celebrates his retirement and will miss him as a colleague, he leaves behind an impressive legacy which includes an outstanding treasury organization and a strong roster of talent that he’s developed over the years, of which Carlos is a tremendous example,” she continued.
Carlos Gómez will now be responsible for the management as well as oversight of The Walt Disney Company’s global treasury organization. This includes looking over things such as “corporate finance, liquidity management, capital markets and banking activities, interest rate and foreign currency risk management, enterprise project and structured finance, pension and investments, enterprise consumer payments, and global cash management and treasury operations.”
On top of these duties, Gómez will also be in charge of managing the Walt Disney Company’s baking partner relationships and the credit rating agency relationships.
Gómez had the chance to speak out about this new role stating, “I am incredibly grateful to Christine for the opportunity to lead what is unquestionably a best-in-class Treasury organization. I’ve worked with Jon for almost twenty years, and it is an honor to succeed him in leading such a talented and experienced group of treasury professionals,” Mr. Gómez said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in this new role to build on the foundation established by my predecessors to ensure the Company has the access to capital necessary to execute on its strategic priorities and to help guide the team through this unprecedented time.”
More On Carlos Gómez
If you are unfamiliar with Carlos Gómez, he most recently served as the Vice President, Investor Relations, where he has been since 2011. According to the official Walt Disney Company website, here “he managed the Company’s relationships with research analysts and institutional investors and led the Shareholder Services team. He also formulated investor and financial communication strategy for key business initiatives, quarterly earnings releases, and mergers and acquisitions, including the acquisition of 21st Century Fox.”
Before 2011, Mr. Gómez was a part of the Corporate Finance team where he held the position of Director, Corporate Finance. He was here from 2006 to 2011 and, according to the official Walt Disney Company website, he “was responsible for managing the Company’s day-to-day global capital markets activities, negotiating corporate credit facilities and managing relationships with the Company’s lenders. He also led the analyses of capital structure and balance sheet implications of M&A transactions, including the acquisitions of Pixar and Marvel. Mr. Gómez joined the Company in 1995 as an Analyst in the Financial Risk Management group.”
We want to congratulate Carlos Gómez on his new role and wish him all the best.