IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, announced financial veteran Debbie Schleicher as the company’s new chief financial officer (CFO). Schleicher joins IronPlanet with more than 27 years of experience helping dynamic organizations meet their compliance and reporting obligations, as well as driving strategy and growth for global public accounting firms.
“I am pleased to welcome Debbie Schleicher to the IronPlanet team as our new CFO,” said Gregory J. Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “IronPlanet will benefit from Debbie’s vast experience in building reporting and tax processes, as well as her client management and implementation skills. Debbie is an important and strategic addition to our executive team as we continue to drive our business and expand our online platform for buying and selling used heavy equipment.”
At IronPlanet, Schleicher will be responsible for its finance function, including accounting, financial reporting, compliance, planning and analysis, treasury and tax.
“I am thrilled to be joining IronPlanet,” said Schleicher. “I have tremendous confidence in our executive team and in the strength of IronPlanet’s platform, which provides great service, value and agility to sellers and buyers of used heavy equipment and trucks.”
Schleicher has worked in a number of international public accounting firms, including Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton. She most recently served as the National Partner in Charge of Grant Thornton's Tax and Finance Optimization and Global Compliance and Reporting practices, where she led teams that worked to enhance compliance and reporting processes and controls, improve finance and tax function operational performance, and manage tax and reporting risk.
Prior to her nearly eight-year tenure as a partner at Grant Thornton, Schleicher was a partner at SC&H Group and a managing director with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Schleicher started her career at Arthur Andersen and worked there for 15 years, where she was a partner in corporate tax with a focus on corporate transactions, financial reporting for income tax, and business process outsourcing.
Schleicher is a Certified Public Accountant and has Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Delaware.