Cerner Corporation recently announced that Mark Erceg will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective Feb. 22. Erceg will succeed Marc Naughton, who is departing from Cerner at the end of the first quarter. Naughton will serve as an Executive Advisor to ensure a smooth transition.
In a recent news release, Cerner said Erceg comes to Cerner with more than 25 years of multi-dimensional financial experience, including serving as CFO at three different publicly held companies. He began his career at Procter & Gamble and spent more than 18 years in a variety of finance, strategy and operational leadership roles. After leaving P&G, Erceg had three successive CFO roles at Masonite International Corporation, Canadian Pacific Railway and Tiffany & Company, where he has developed deep functional expertise and technical knowledge in all aspects of corporate finance.
During his career, Erceg has demonstrated the ability to create shareholder value at multi-billion-dollar organizations by leading operational transformation initiatives across complex global businesses, developing and executing strategic plans and negotiating and integrating acquisitions. Erceg holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, an MBA in Finance from Indiana University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
“I am pleased to welcome Mark to Cerner’s executive team,” said Brent Shafer, chairman and CEO, Cerner. “Mark’s diverse skill set and deep experience in global and operational finance is an excellent fit as Cerner continues to transform and innovate for worldwide providers and health care systems. I am confident Mark will provide strong leadership and be a terrific fit within Cerner.”
As Cerner’s CFO, Erceg will lead the company’s global finance organization, including accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax and investor relations.
“I am thrilled to join Cerner and work towards the company’s mission of transforming health care,” said Erceg. “Cerner is well-positioned to deliver innovations that can improve patient care, enhance health system operations and eliminate global inequities in care. I look forward to helping drive the next wave of growth and unlocking value for Cerner shareholders.”
Last October, Cerner announced that longtime CFO Marc Naughton would leave the company after 30 years.
Earlier, Cerner announced two other changes in its top executive ranks, with leaders being succeeded by existing staff members.
Travis Dalton is the Cerner’s new chief client and services officer. Previously director of Cerner Government Services, Dalton replaces John Peterzalek.
Dan Devers is now chief legal officer, succeeding Randy Sims. Devers previously oversaw Cerner’s cloud strategy, a critical and growing component of Cerner’s services delivery.
In his new position, Dalton will lead sales operations, client management and marketing. The moves are the latest since Shafer became Cerner CEO in early 2018.