As chief financial officer of Kronos, John Butler oversees the company’s global financial planning, accounting, reporting, analysis, product and services pricing, business analytics, tax and treasury, and financial administrative operations.
Since joining Kronos in 1996, Butler has served in a variety of financial roles – most recently as vice president of global finance – covering financial modeling and budgeting, financial reporting, revenue accounting, compensation planning, and providing guidance to a broad range of company divisions in the U.S. and internationally. In 2007, Butler played a key role in negotiating the sale of Kronos to private-equity firm Hellman & Friedman for $1.8 billion, and subsequently in executing various modifications to the company’s capital structure. During his tenure with Kronos, he has been involved in more than 60 of the company’s acquisitions, spanning companies, products, and resellers of Kronos products.
Prior to Kronos, Butler was a certified public accountant (CPA) at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), and worked in a variety of finance and accounting roles at small and large technology companies.
Butler earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a master’s degree in accounting from Bentley University.
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