The Walt Disney Company has named Carlos A. Gómez as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the company. Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christine M. McCarthy announced the news on Wednesday. Gómez is succeeding Jonathan S. Headley who is retiring after 24 years with the company.
“Carlos is an exceptionally talented and versatile finance executive and a 22-year Disney veteran. His leadership skills, breadth of experience, intellectual curiosity, and financial and strategic acumen make him the perfect choice as the Company’s next Treasurer,” said Ms. McCarthy. “Carlos also has benefited from working closely with Jon and members of his team, gaining valuable insight into their operations. While we’re all happy for Jon as he celebrates his retirement and will miss him as a colleague, he leaves behind an impressive legacy which includes an outstanding treasury organization and a strong roster of talent that he’s developed over the years, of which Carlos is a tremendous example.”
Gómez is coming in at a time where the current global pandemic has put a dent in the company. He will be responsible for management and oversight of the Company’s global treasury organization, which includes corporate finance, liquidity management, capital markets and banking activities, interest rate and foreign currency risk management, enterprise project and structured finance, pension and investments, enterprise consumer payments, and global cash management and treasury operations. He is also tasked with managing the Company’s relationships with its banking partners and the credit rating agencies.
“I am incredibly grateful to Christine for the opportunity to lead what is unquestionably a best-in-class Treasury organization. I’ve worked with Jon for almost twenty years, and it is an honor to succeed him in leading such a talented and experienced group of treasury professionals,” Gómez said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience in this new role to build on the foundation established by my predecessors to ensure the Company has the access to capital necessary to execute on its strategic priorities, and to help guide the team through this unprecedented time.”
Gómez joined the company in 2002 as an Associate in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co and recently served as Vice President, Investor Relations.
Disney previously announced more leadership changes including appointing Josh D’Amaro as Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products.