IronPlanet, a leading online marketplace for buying and selling used heavy equipment and trucks, has named financial veteran Debbie Schleicher the company’s new chief financial officer. Schleicher joins IronPlanet with more than 27 years of experience helping companies meet their compliance and reporting obligations, as well as driving strategy and growth for global public accounting firms.
At IronPlanet, Schleicher will be responsible for its finance function, including accounting, financial reporting, compliance, planning and analysis, treasure and tax. She has worked in a number of international accounting firms, including Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Grant Thornton. She most recently served as 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 companies and reporting processes and controls, improve finance and tax function operational performance, and manage tax and reporting risk.
“IronPlanet will benefit from Debbie’s vast experience in building, reporting and tax processes, as well as her client management and implementation skills,” said Gregory Owens, IronPlanet chairman and CEO. “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.”
Prior to Schleicher’s nearly eight-year tenure as a partner at Grant Thornton, she was a partner at SC&H Group and a managing director with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“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 said.
Since 2000, IronPlanet has sold more than $4 billion of used equipment online.