Since Mark Fields took over as the Chief Executive Officer of Ford, there’s been change in the wind. Most recently, Fields was hunting for a new vice president of global strategy. He’s found one in John Casesa, a former automotive analyst and investment banker. He will report directly to Fields.
“John knows business and the auto industry inside and out,” Fields said. “His deep experience and relationships will help guide and shape our global strategies — particularly as we challenge today’s business model and push to innovate to make us even stronger tomorrow.”
Casesa will lead a global strategy team that focuses on enhancing existing strategy and identifying and evaluating new opportunities for profitable growth. Casesa’s team will support investments in new products, technology, and business models that focus on innovation and smart mobility efforts.
Casesa holds a bachelor of science from St. John’s University and a master of business administration from Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Prior to accepting the position with Ford, he worked as the senior managing director of Guggenheim Partners. He also worked as an analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co and a planning analyst at General Motors.
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