- Nikola CFO Anastasiya Pasterick to Depart, Company Begins Search for Successor.
Nikola Corporation recently announced significant changes in its executive team. Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick, who has served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since March this year, will be resigning from her role to explore new opportunities. Her departure is set for December 1, 2023, and she plans to assist with the transition process until then. In appreciation of her contributions, Nikola will accelerate the vesting of 113,014 restricted stock units held by Ms. Pasterick.
Former General Motors Vice Chairman Steve Girsky, now Nikola’s President and CEO, will temporarily oversee the company’s financial operations following Ms. Pasterick’s departure. Girsky, who played a pivotal role in Nikola’s public listing via a SPAC merger and has served as the company’s fourth CEO in four years, is expected to manage financial affairs effectively until a new CFO is appointed.
Nikola’s leadership changes come at a time when the company is navigating the competitive electric vehicle market. Notably, Mary Chan, another ex-GM executive and a VectoIQ colleague, was recently appointed as Nikola’s first Chief Operating Officer. Moreover, board member Steve Schindler has been elevated to the chairman position, consolidating the SPAC’s key figures from the boardroom to production.
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