Jason M. Hill joined Gibson Brands, Inc. in February, 2013 and serves as Chief Financial Officer. While at Gibson Brands, Mr. Hill has worked with the management team on the expansion of Gibson Brands outside of the musical instruments business segment and into the broader consumer audio and lifestyle space with the acquisition of the TEAC Corporation (publically traded on Tokyo Stock Exchange), Cakewalk Inc. (professional audio/music software provider and WOOX Innovations ($1.5 billion dollar global consumer audio company, WOOX Innovations was the consumer/electronic lifestyle business segment of Philips). These additions have grown Gibson Brands into a $2 billion company with over 5,000 employees and sales into over 100 countries an offices in 44 countries. In addition, Mr. Hill led the financing activities for these acquisitions with a $225 million bond offering in July 2013 and a $150 million bond offering in May 2014.
Prior to joining Gibson, Mr. Hill served as a Chief Financial Officer of Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc., a multidiscipline engineering and architecture firm. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Hill held roles of increasing responsibility in finance and administration at Allen & Hoshall, Inc., a multidiscipline engineering and architecture firm, including finance, accounting, treasury, HR, payroll/benefits and led the practice’s public projects oversight group. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Hill worked at Ernst & Young, LLP and Arthur Anderson, LLP managing public company engagements including FedEx Corporation, AutoZone, Inc., Hospital Corporation of America, Inc., GTx, Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. He received his B.A. in Accounting and a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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