Charlotte Simonelli’s broad business experience includes tenure with Kraft and Unilever US. Interim CFO Tim Gustavson will resume his duties as chief accounting officer/controller.
Realogy Holdings Corp. announced the appointment of Charlotte Simonelli as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, effective March 25. Reporting to Realogy President and Chief Executive Officer, Ryan Schneider, Simonelli will serve as a member of the company’s executive leadership team. She joins Realogy from Johnson & Johnson where she most recently served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Medical Devices.
“Charlotte is a strategic and hands-on executive with deep financial experience at some of the world’s most recognized and respected organizations,” said Schneider. “She will be a great addition to the team, and I look forward to working closely with her to drive operating performance, to optimize our capital structure, and to unlock additional value for our shareholders.”
As Realogy CFO, Simonelli will be responsible for all financial functions across the company’s multiple businesses and brands, including financial reporting, planning and analysis, accounting, treasury, tax, and investor relations.
“I am excited to take on this role and join such a talented and experienced leadership team led by Ryan Schneider,” said Simonelli.
“Realogy is an industry leader with unmatched scale, and I look forward to working with the team to leverage the company’s resources, including technology and data analytics, to drive improved business results going forward.”
Simonelli has held various finance roles in both Europe and the United States within large multi-brand global organizations, including Reckitt Benckiser Inc., Kraft Foods Inc. (now Mondelez International Inc.), and PepsiCo, Inc. Her background includes strong experience in P&L management, FP&A, M&A, sales finance, SAP project management, and supply chain finance and audit. Simonelli began her career at Unilever US, Inc., focused on financial planning and analysis. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
As part of the transition, interim Realogy CFO Tim Gustavson will resume his primary responsibilities as the company’s Chief Accounting Officer and Controller.