CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (“PECO” or the “Company”), an internally-managed real estate investment trust (“REIT”) and one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers, today announced the hire of experienced finance executive Brian Gibson as Senior Vice President of Finance. In this role, he will be responsible for corporate finance, risk management and capital markets.
Mr. Gibson joins PECO from WORLDPAY (now Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. NYSE: FIS), an industry-leading global fintech company focused on merchant and financial institution payment innovation, where he served as Vice President and Segment CFO for Issuer Solutions. In this role, Mr. Gibson was responsible for financial planning and analysis, profit and loss delivery, strategy development, capital planning, contract pricing, and governance.
“Brian’s prior performance speaks for itself, as he’s proven to be a skilled leader who has produced positive results in the fields of portfolio management, financial planning and strategy development for leading companies,” said John Caulfield, Chief Financial Officer at PECO. “We expect that his expertise and informed insights will immediately and positively impact our efforts to advance PECO’s strategic priorities.”
Prior to WORLDPAY, Mr. Gibson spent 18 years in various roles at Proctor & Gamble (NYSE: PG), most recently serving as Business Unit CFO for North American Transportation and Warehousing. In that position, he oversaw the company’s physical distribution network and led strategic sourcing analysis, transportation procurement and capital planning. Mr. Gibson also served in Business Unit CFO roles for Proctor & Gamble’s Go-To-Market operations with Grocery retailer, Global Shave Care, and North America Baby Care. He also has held financial roles at Unilever (NYSE: UL) and Arthur Andersen, LLP.
Mr. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business.
About Phillips Edison & Company
Phillips Edison & Company, Inc. (“PECO”), an internally-managed REIT, is one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. PECO’s diversified portfolio of well-occupied neighborhood shopping centers features a mix of national and regional retailers selling necessity-based goods and services in fundamentally strong markets throughout the United States. Through its vertically-integrated operating platform, the Company manages a portfolio of 336 properties, including 298 wholly-owned properties comprising approximately 33.5 million square feet across 32 states (as of June 30, 2019). PECO has generated strong operating results over its 27+ year history and has partnered with leading institutional commercial real estate investors including TPG Real Estate and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. The Company remains exclusively focused on creating great grocery-anchored shopping experiences and improving the communities it serves one center at a time. For more information, please visit www.phillipsedison.com.