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Global Eagle Entertainment names CFO

Global Eagle EntertainmentGlobal Eagle Entertainment Inc., a provider of satellite-based connectivity, announced the appointment of Tom Severson as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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Mr. Severson most recently served as CFO of Emerging Markets Communications ("EMC"), which GEE acquired last month. Since the acquisition, he served as CFO of GEE's Maritime and Land service line.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Severson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Myxer, a streaming music internet radio company.

Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nicklaus Companies, the golf course design, golf equipment, and licensing business led by legendary professional golfer Jack Nicklaus.

Before his time with Nicklaus Companies, Mr. Severson was CFO of American Media, a publisher of magazines and books, and Paxson Communications Inc., a then publicly-held American broadcasting company (and now ION Media).

Very early in his career, Mr. Severson was the Chief Accounting Officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group and worked as a CPA in the audit assurance practice of KPMG.

Mr. Severson replaces Michael Zemetra, who resigned to pursue another opportunity.



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