At ConAgra, one of North America's leading packaged food companies, Sklarsky implemented a new financial organization, significantly strengthened the balance sheet, and played a major role in building credibility with the investment community. He also helped expand profit margins at the $14 billion company. Prior to ConAgra, which he joined as CFO in 2004, Sklarsky was a senior financial executive at DaimlerChrysler and Dell Inc. In his 26-year career, he has developed a reputation for improving the financial operations, as well as the overall financial performance, of the companies he has served.
At Kodak, as with ConAgra, Sklarsky will be responsible for worldwide financial operations, including Financial Reporting and Analysis, Treasury, Audit, Controllership, Tax, and Investor Relations. Sklarsky also will have responsibility for Information Technology functions, Purchasing and Global Shared Services.
Sklarsky, a native of Buffalo, New York, is a 1978 graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1983.
Sklarsky was recruited by ConAgra in late 2004 from DaimlerChrysler, where he was Vice President, Product Finance, a position he held between 2001 and 2004. Prior to that, he spent more than one year as Vice President, Corporate Finance, and Vice President of Dell’s $5 billion consumer business. Sklarsky left Dell when DaimlerChrysler recruited him back to assist with the company’s turnaround efforts.
Sklarsky first joined DaimlerChrysler in 1983, and held a series of increasingly responsible finance positions before leaving for Dell in 2000. At the time of his departure for Dell, he was DaimlerChrysler’s Vice President, Corporate Financial Activities. He also had financial responsibility for procurement, product quality, cost management and worldwide manufacturing during his tenure.
Prior to DaimlerChrysler, Sklarsky, a certified public accountant, served as a Senior Accountant at Ernst & Young International from 1978 to 1981.more » « less