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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 15, 2019
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This Form 8-K/A is being filed to update information disclosed on the Form 8-K filed by us on January 15, 2019.
On January 26, 2019, the compensation committee and audit committee of our board of directors appointed Lara Sweet, our Chief Accounting Officer, as interim Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer effective immediately. Ms. Sweet will assume the duties of our Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer until such time as her successor is appointed, or until her earlier resignation or removal.
Ms. Sweet, 44, has served as our Chief Accounting Officer since October 2017 and previously served as our Controller since June 2016. From November 2014 to June 2016, Ms. Sweet served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at AOL, Inc., and previously served there as Vice President, Internal Audit from April 2014 to November 2014, and Vice President, Assistant Controller from August 2011 to April 2014. Ms. Sweet holds a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.
Ms. Sweet does not have any family relationship with any of our board of directors or any executive officer. There are no relationships or related transactions between Ms. Sweet and us that would be required to be reported. As of the date of this report, no new compensatory arrangements have been entered into with Ms. Sweet in connection with her appointment as interim Chief Financial Officer. To the extent we enter into new compensation arrangements with Ms. Sweet, we will disclose the material terms of such arrangements in a subsequent filing.
As previously reported, we announced that Tim Stone, our Chief Financial Officer, would be resigning to pursue other opportunities. At the time of that filing, Mr. Stone’s last day had not been determined. On January 26, 2019, we and Mr. Stone decided that his last day at Snap will be February 5, 2019. Mr. Stone will continue to assist us in the effective transition of his duties, including through our scheduled full year 2018 financial results announcement.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
LARA SWEET APPOINTED INTERIM CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT SNAP INC.
Mr. Stone will continue to assist Snap in the effective transition of his duties, including through Snap’s scheduled full year 2018 financial results announcement.
Snap has initiated a search for a permanent Chief Financial Officer.
“As we execute on our next phase of growth and scale our business for the long term, we remain highly focused on ensuring we have the right leaders in place to help us achieve our vision for the future. Lara has intricate knowledge of our financial procedures and controls, and she will provide seamless continuity to the finance team while we continue our search for a permanent CFO,” commented Mr. Spiegel. “We appreciate the importance of this search process and have made it a priority to identify a successor with the right skill set and experience to help drive growth and deliver value to our investors.”
“I look forward to continuing to support Snap in my expanded role and working with my colleagues to deliver meaningful progress on executing our financial goals,” said Ms. Sweet.
In her duties as interim Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer, Ms. Sweet will oversee Snap’s finance, accounting, and people teams.
Lara Sweet Biography
Ms. Sweet joined Snap in 2016 and served in multiple roles in Snap’s finance organization, including Chief Accounting Officer and VP Controller. During her tenure in these roles, Ms. Sweet was integrally involved in developing and implementing best practices across Snap’s accounting and financial reporting functions. Prior to joining Snap, Ms. Sweet served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer at AOL. She has also held the positions of Senior Director, External Reporting at Freddie Mac and Senior Manager, Internal Audit at Marriott International.
Ms. Sweet received a B.S. in Accounting from George Mason University.
About Snap Inc.
Snap Inc. is a camera company. We believe that reinventing the camera represents our greatest opportunity to improve the way people live and communicate. We contribute to human progress by empowering people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world, and have fun together. For more information, visit snap.com.
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