DALLAS – Feb.16, 2017 – Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, today announced that Phil Rehkemper has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective immediately. In this role, Rehkemper will report to Joe Popolo, chief executive officer of Freeman, and have responsibility for the company’s accounting, tax, financial planning and analysis, real estate and treasury teams.
Prior to joining Freeman, Rehkemper was chief financial officer for Sensity Systems, a Silicon Valley startup which he recently helped sell to Verizon. Previously, Rehkemper served as the CFO for API Technologies Corp. and was on the management team for International Rectifier as its vice president of finance, was CFO and vice president of finance at Alliance Fiber Optic Products, and was the corporate controller at Calient Networks. Rehkemper also provided financial leadership for Hewlett Packard, where he was the controller of the network server division, which experienced significant growth during his tenure.
“On behalf of our executive leadership team, I am delighted to welcome Phil to Freeman,” said Popolo. “Thanks to our clients, Freeman continues to see rapid growth, both domestically and internationally. It is imperative that we have a strong finance leader with exceptional operational and financial knowledge and an appreciation for our customer-centric culture. I know Phil will do a great job helping us as we support our clients’ brand experience needs around the globe.”
Rehkemper brings considerable experience, with 25 years of leadership experience and expertise in driving improved business results through sophisticated financial analysis and business process improvements.
Rehkemper holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Santa Clara University.
Freeman is the world’s largest brand experience company. We help our clients design, plan and deliver immersive experiences for their most important audiences. Through comprehensive solutions including strategy, creative, logistics, digital solutions and event technology, Freeman helps increase engagement and drive business results. What makes us different is our collaborative culture, intuitive knowledge, global perspective and personalized approach, gained from our 90 years as an industry leader. Freeman is a family-owned company with 90+ locations worldwide and over 7,000 employees, 2,000 of whom are located outside the U.S. For more information, visit www.freeman.com.
Alisha McBee, Freeman