EVP of Finance & Operations, Hagit Ynon, to serve as interim CFO upon Casey's departure
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- WalkMe Ltd. (NASDAQ: WKME), a leading provider of digital adoption platforms, today announced the departure of Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Casey. After nearly three years of financial leadership, Casey is leaving to pursue another opportunity. He will remain with WalkMe on an advisory basis through WalkMe's third quarter earnings announcement to support an orderly transition.
WalkMe has launched a formal search to hire Casey's permanent replacement who, along with the company's recent executive leadership team additions, will lead WalkMe's expansion efforts to capitalize on digital adoption's $34B total addressable market. In the meantime, Hagit Ynon, WalkMe's EVP of Finance & Operations, will serve as interim CFO following Casey's departure. Ynon has been with WalkMe for more than three years leading the global finance, IT, operations and facilities organizations.
"Andrew took us through a very exciting time at WalkMe, and while we will miss his leadership, business acumen, and financial stewardship, we wish him all the best in his new endeavor to lead another pre-IPO company as CFO," said Dan Adika, CEO and Co-founder, WalkMe. "On behalf of everyone at WalkMe, I'd like to thank him for his contributions toward building a solid foundation that supports our innovation, international presence, and financial strength. And I'm thrilled to have Hagit step in as interim CFO, leading the team she helped build and manage over the past three-plus years."
"WalkMe was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the team that pioneered the digital adoption platform (DAP) category," said Casey. "And I'm extremely proud of what we've accomplished in just under three years. I've had the rare good fortune of being presented a second life-changing opportunity with a unique professional and personal appeal, strongly aligned with the capabilities I've honed through my incredible experience at WalkMe. While it was a tough decision to leave WalkMe at an inflection point for the DAP category, it was an honor to work among so many talented leaders, and I can leave knowing the company is well positioned for the future."
WalkMe's cloud-based Digital Adoption Platform enables organizations to measure, drive and act to ultimately accelerate their digital transformations and better realize the value of their software investments. Our code-free platform leverages our proprietary technology to provide visibility to an organization's Chief Information Officer and business leaders, while improving user experience, productivity and efficiency for employees and customers. Alongside walkthroughs and third-party integration capabilities, our platform can be customized to fit an organization's needs.
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