When choosing a permanent Chief Financial Officer, Texas-based Orthofix International didn’t have to look very far, in fact, they’ve recently announced that Emily Buxton has been named to the post. Buxton has been acting as the company’s interim CFO since October of last year. According her bio on the Orthofix website, Ms. Buxton graduated from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina with a degree in Accounting and has a career history that includes public accounting and positions with two public companies involved with SEC reporting. According to the Herald Online:
Ms. Buxton joined Orthofix’s corporate finance group in 2003 as a Senior SEC and Consolidations Accountant. After advancing to the position of Vice President, Controller, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Global Orthopedics for Orthofix from 2010 to the time of her appointment as Interim Chief Financial Officer.
The confirmation of Ms. Buxton in the position of Chief Financial Officer is not the only big change at Orthofix recently. As we reported in March, the company also has a new President and CEO in Brad Mason. The Herald article also contained a glowing quote from Mason about the newly confirmed Ms. Buxton: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Emily to this critical position, particularly at this time in Orthofix’s history when we are so well positioned for the future. It will be my pleasure to work side by side with her and the rest of the executive team as we explore the many opportunities we have to define the Orthofix of tomorrow. Emily has successfully served in various financial roles of increasing responsibility since joining Orthofix in 2003. I believe her proven track record in financial management, global business experience, and strong understanding of every aspect of the Company will help take us to the next level in driving value for our healthcare partners and shareholders.”