CDTi appoints Tracy A. Kern as chief financial officer
Ms. Kern has more than 15 years of experience in finance, accounting and auditing. Her most recent position was Chief Financial Officer at Interlink Electronics Corporation, Inc., a provider of force-sensing technologies, where she led the company's relisting with Nasdaq after a five-year absence and instituted internal controls to ensure compliance with SEC requirements.
From 2008 to 2015, Ms. Kern was Corporate Controller at Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation, a global provider of high performance integrated circuit solutions for carrier, enterprise and internet-of-things networks that was traded under the ticker VTSS until it was acquired by Microsemi Corporation.
At Vitesse she managed a 10-member accounting team responsible for all aspects of domestic and international operational accounting, implemented financial statement controls and supported due diligence leading to debt negotiations and the company's merger.
From 2003 to 2008, she was Chief Financial Officer of CHAD Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded medical device manufacturing company. At CHAD she was responsible for financial analysis and reporting and SEC compliance, and was part of the successful negotiation of significant corporate asset sales as well as acquisition of corporate financing.
From 1998 to 2003, she was Audit Manager at the public accounting firm KPMG, LLP.
Ms. Kern is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California Lutheran University.