iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.
Dean will remain with iRobot as an advisor for an undetermined amount of time to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities to Zeiler.
Zeiler brings with her more than 30 years of senior financial leadership experience. Since joining iRobot in 2017 as vp/finance, she has overseen the company’s financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions. Working with the company’s senior management team, she has played a role in scaling the company’s global business by evolving key financial management processes, supporting the integration of two international acquisitions and adding local capability to optimize performance in key international markets. Prior to iRobot, she served in a number of senior financial leadership positions over a 20-year-tenure at Boston Scientific Corporation as well as financial management roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.
“I am pleased that Julie will succeed Alison as the company’s next CFO,” said Colin Angle, chairman and CEO of iRobot. “During the past three years, she has demonstrated an ability to work collaboratively across the organization to help drive scale, deliver profitable growth and manage through a wide range of challenges. We look forward to having Julie step into the CFO role to help propel our business forward and ensure that we capitalize on the many exciting opportunities we see to drive long-term value creation.”