Worldly, recognized as the leading global impact intelligence platform, today announced the appointment of Francois Thrower as its new Chief Financial Officer. As Worldly focuses on providing best-in-class technology to deliver social and environmental sustainability data for consumer goods brands, Thrower’s extensive financial expertise and strategic experience are invaluable assets, positioning him to help spearhead Worldly’s upward scale.
Worldly’s CEO Scott Raskin welcomed Thrower stating, “It gives us great pleasure to welcome Francois to our dynamic team in the crucial role of CFO. His wealth of experience in honing and transforming financial strategies and his forward-thinking approach perfectly complement our team and rapidly growing business. As we forge ahead, broadening our customer base and refining our product line-up, Francois will provide financial proficiency as we amplify our mission of equipping the industry with the essential intelligence to foster environmental and social sustainability.”
Thrower’s career spans over two decades, marked by strategic management consulting roles and pivotal financial leadership positions in numerous SaaS companies. He is recognized for his financial management and strategic planning skills, consistently demonstrating an ability to navigate intricate financial realms while promoting operational efficiency. This expertise has been a cornerstone in his career, catalyzing sustained business growth and evolution.
“I am immensely excited to join the executive team at Worldly. As CFO, I recognize the critical role of data in guiding investment and shaping strategic business choices,” said Thrower. “Worldly stands at the forefront of the industry with its sustainability intelligence platform and its focus on providing businesses the insights they need to deepen social and environmental sustainability in the apparel and consumer goods sectors. I am keen to fuel this progress, contributing my expertise to elevate Worldly to unparalleled heights.”
Thrower brings a deep understanding of the dynamic intricacies of the technology sector, coupled with an aptitude for aligning financial strategies with organizational objectives. This skill set aligns perfectly with his role in steering Worldly through its future growth phases. His appointment comes at a critical time, synchronizing with the company’s endeavors to widen its service spectrum, evidenced by recent collaborations like the acquisition of Fair Factory Clearinghouse’s insightful social and labor evaluations. As Worldly grows, Thrower’s financial stewardship promises to be a linchpin in aiding its customers to reach their sustainability goals and prepare for emerging ESG regulatory requirements.
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