Thursday, January 10, 2013
Lynda.com Hires New CFO
Carpinteria-based Lynda.com, the online video education site, looks to be continuing its growth trajectory, and has hired a new CFO. The company said it has named Elaine Kitagawa as Chief Financial Officer, after recently hiring former PopCap CTO Frits Habermann as its new Chief Technology Officer. Kitagawa was previously CFO at Saba Software, and also served at Gaia Online. Lynda.com has been one of Southern California's unsung growth stories in recent years, going from a bootstrapped project of co-founder Lynda Weinman on her own personal website (Lynda.com) to a multi-million dollar leader in providing online training and education from everything from creative software like Adobe Photoshop to Excel, AutoCAD, and more.