— Grass Valley announced the appointment of Lisa Prentice to the position of
chief financial officer. Effective immediately, Prentice will assume
overall responsibility for all aspects of Grass Valley’s global finance,
accounting, assets, tax, and information and technology application
initiatives. Prentice brings a wealth of industry knowledge and
leadership skills to her new post, with 29 years of finance experience
in the technology business.
joins Grass Valley from InFocus, the presentation and collaboration
technology company most known for its presentation projectors.
She spent five years as the company’s CFO during a crucial period of
returning InFocus to profitability and taking the company private.
During her tenure, she successfully led all financial functions of a publicly traded company including investor relations and SEC reporting.
to InFocus, Prentice served eight years as the CFO for PACCESS, a
global packaging supply chain services firm. She was responsible for
financial accounting, reporting, planning, forecasting, cash management,
and other financial activities within the company. Prentice began her
career at Tektronix, where she worked in numerous financial roles during
her 17-year post there.
holds an MBA from Portland State University and a BS in Business
Accounting from the University of Oregon. She is based in the company’s
new headquarters in Hillsboro, Ore., and reports to Thorsteinson.