Cornerstone Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer and Sets Date for Q2 Earnings Call
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — July 17, 2020 – Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in people development solutions, announced today that Brian Swartz, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), will leave the company effective Aug. 14 to pursue another opportunity. The company is launching a search for a successor. In the meantime, Trish Coughlin, Cornerstone’s Chief Accounting Officer since January 2019, will serve as interim CFO. Coughlin brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role with previous finance positions at Workday, Goldman Sachs and Co., Honeywell and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“I have quickly come to appreciate Brian’s intelligence, tenacity and strategic thinking and will miss his partnership. We are grateful for his significant contribution to Cornerstone and wish him well in this next phase of his professional journey,” said Phil Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, Cornerstone. “I am also looking forward to my first quarterly earnings call next month and discussing our company’s future.”
“I am thankful to our board of directors, Phil and the entire Cornerstone team for an incredible four years,” said Brian Swartz, CFO, Cornerstone. “Although I am excited about the new opportunity I am pursuing, the decision was especially difficult for me to make now because of the confidence I have in Cornerstone’s ability under Phil’s leadership to execute and capitalize on its market opportunity.”
Additionally, the company today announced that its financial results for the second quarter of 2020 will be released after market close on Monday, Aug. 10. Cornerstone will host a conference call to discuss the results at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) on the same day. Dial-in information for the call and a live webcast will be available on the events page of Cornerstone’s investor relations website. An audio replay will be available for three days following the conclusion of the call (between 8 p.m. PT on Aug. 10 and 11:59 p.m. PT on Aug. 13). The replay will also be available as a webcast on Cornerstone’s investor relations website.
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Cornerstone is a premier people development company. We believe people can achieve anything when they have the right development and growth opportunities. We offer organizations the technology, content, expertise and specialized focus to help them realize the potential of their people. Featuring comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern training content, development-driven performance management and holistic employee data management and insights, Cornerstone’s people development solutions are used by more than 6,000 customers of all sizes, spanning more than 75 million users across over 180 countries and nearly 50 languages. Learn more at www.cornerstoneondemand.com.