Mr. Watson joins the company with more than 20 years of corporate financial leadership experience with large organizations including Fortune 500 companies Yum Brands (NYSE: YUM) and McKesson (NYSE: MCK).
Prior to joining ADDvantage Technologies, Mr. Watson served as Chief Financial Officer of Southland Holdings, a large privately held heavy civil construction company. In that role, he led all departments of finance, accounting, treasury and human resources. During his time there, he led several large transformation initiatives designed to position the company for growth. Prior to that, he served as Head of Business Analytics & Forecasting for Pizza Hut US, a Yum! Brands subsidiary, the largest restaurant company in the world. In that role he led all areas of financial analysis and forecasting. Mr. Watson has also held financial leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility for several companies prior to that. One notable example includes ADC Telecommunications (currently operating as part of Commscope [NASDAQ: COMM]), a publicly traded telecommunications equipment manufacturer.
Mr. Watson received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.