Professional Services Giant Jacobs Announces New EVP/Chief Financial Officer

Claudia Jaramillo currently is executive vice president, strategy and corporate development, and she will succeed Kevin Berryman effective Aug. 14.

Dallas-based Jacobs announced that Claudia Jaramillo will become executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Aug. 14. Jacobs is one of the largest professional companies in the world.

She currently is executive vice president, strategy and corporate development, and she will succeed Kevin Berryman, who will then serve as special advisor to Jacobs Chief Executive Officer Bob Pragada, who assumed that role earlier this month succeeding Steve Demetriou.

Helping advance Jacobs’ ‘Boldly Moving Forward’ strategy

“Claudia’s record of leadership and operational execution ideally positions her to serve as Jacobs’ next CFO and further advance our ‘Boldly Moving Forward’ strategy. Since joining Jacobs last year, Claudia’s strategic thinking and financial acumen have already made a considerable impact,” Pragada said in a statement. “She has a deep understanding of the compelling growth opportunity across our strategic accelerators of climate response, data solutions, and high value consulting and advisory, and her diverse background driving innovative solutions for multi-national companies across industrial sectors aligns with our own ambitious growth objectives. Her experience in driving cultural transformation will further enhance our continued commitment to create a diverse and inclusive company like no other that attracts and retains best in class talent.”

Jacobs said that Jaramillo has a proven track record of driving continuous operational improvement and disciplined capital allocation through complex business cycles.

Jaramillo came to Jacobs in July 2022 in her current role following more than 20 years with Schlumberger, the world’s largest energy services company. During her tenure there, Jaramillo successfully led multiple global operational finance roles, including most recently leading strategic capital deployment as head of treasury, Jacobs said.

Driving strong financials

Pragada praised Berryman for his contributions to the company.

“As a key member of our executive leadership team since 2014, Kevin has been instrumental in transforming Jacobs to a higher growth, higher value technology enabled solutions provider. During his tenure, Kevin has been a proactive partner in forming and implementing our strategies and has driven strong financial performance focused on disciplined cost control, robust cash flow generation and effective capital deployment, in addition to committed leadership to our cultural transformation,” Pragada said.

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