- Seasoned Financial Executive Brings Extensive Capital Markets Expertise and Experience Managing Rapid Growth Companies
Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc. (“FF”) (NASDAQ: FFIE), a California-based global shared intelligent electric mobility ecosystem company, announced today that Walter J. (“Chuck”) McBride has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. McBride brings extensive experience overseeing capital markets activity and managing financial and accounting infrastructure. He has overseen growth across a wide range of organizations, both public and private, by strategically expanding on existing competencies while ensuring that internal systems are poised to manage rapid expansion.
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Faraday Future Appoints Walter J. (“Chuck”) McBride as Chief Financial Officer (Photo: Business Wire)
Mr. McBride succeeds Zvi Glasman, who resigned as CFO of the company to pursue other opportunities. To help facilitate a smooth transition, Mr. Glasman has agreed to continue with FF in a non-executive officer capacity through the end of 2021 and as a consultant through February 15, 2022.
Mr. McBride brings to FF extensive public company and capital markets expertise, including holding CFO roles at three publicly traded companies in the cleantech and manufacturing, Internet and software technology and health care and life sciences sectors, including Capstone Green Energy. Most recently, Mr. McBride served as Managing Director and CFO of Orange County Financial Services LLC, a consulting firm specializing in capital raising for disruptive technology, cleantech, and other high growth companies. Mr. McBride also served as CFO of Kistler Aerospace Corporation, a private aerospace company created to develop a fleet of reusable vehicles to launch payloads to earth orbits and resupply the International Space Station.
Throughout his many roles, Mr. McBride has successfully supported capital raises through public and private offerings, built and refined finance, investor relations and related functions, managed processes to drive both organic and inorganic growth, and led strategic planning processes focused on streamlining operations, increasing profitability, and driving shareholder returns. Mr. McBride also has robust expertise building and successfully implementing financial and accounting systems and internal controls infrastructure.
“I want to welcome Chuck McBride to the FF team, he is a seasoned financial executive bringing hands-on strategic planning, capital markets and infrastructure development experience across a diverse set of companies, which will be invaluable as FF moves through its exciting next phase of growth,” said Global CEO of Faraday Future Carsten Breitfeld. “I am confident that Chuck will be a wonderful addition to our senior management team, and I look forward to working with him as we continue on our path towards a summer 2022 launch of the FF 91.”
“I am thrilled to join FF as the company progresses toward its first market offering with the FF 91 in 2022 and continues to disrupt the auto industry with a truly differentiated product and technology platform,” said McBride. “I look forward to working with Carsten and the rest of the talented FF team as we work to realize the company’s tremendous growth potential and set new standards for the EV industry.”
Breitfeld continued: “With Chuck’s appointment as CFO and Zvi’s ongoing support, I am confident that this will be a seamless transition. I want to thank Zvi for his many contributions during a pivotal time for our company and for his important leadership as FF commenced trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market. All of us at FF appreciate Zvi’s work throughout this transition and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
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ABOUT FARADAY FUTURE
Established in May 2014, FF is a global shared intelligent mobility ecosystem company, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Since its inception, FF has implemented numerous innovations relating to its products, technology, business model, profit model, user ecosystem, and governance structure. On July 22, 2021, FF was listed on NASDAQ with the new company name “Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc.”, and the ticker symbols “FFIE” for its Class A common stock and “FFIEW” for its warrants. FF aims to perpetually improve the way people move by creating a forward-thinking mobility ecosystem that integrates clean energy, AI, the Internet and new usership models. With the ultimate intelligent techluxury brand positioning, FF’s first flagship product FF 91 Futurist is equipped with unbeatable product power. It is not just a high-performance EV, an all-ability car, and an ultimate robotic vehicle, but also the third internet living space.
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