Following the recent news that Allscripts is looking for potential buyers they company today announced Richard J. Poulton as the new Chief Financial Officer, effective October 29, 2012.
Mr. Poulton steps into a very interesting situation and will oversee all company finance functions including controllership, tax, financial planning and analysis, treasury, and investor relations. According to reports he will report directly to Allscripts Chief Executive Officer Glen Tullman.
“Rick is an accomplished and respected executive who brings a strong operational focus to Allscripts,” said Tullman. “His prior experience as a public company CFO, paired with a strong record of delivering results paired with his strategic approach to financial management make him the right choice for Allscripts as we execute on our growth plans.”
Poulton brings more than 18 years of experience in financial planning, operational and business management, and development. He joins Allscripts from AAR Corporation (NYSE: AIR), a provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries, where he served as CFO and Treasurer. Prior to AAR, Poulton spent more than 10 years at UAL Corporation in a variety of financial and business development roles including Senior Vice President of business development as well as President and CFO of the company’s client focused Loyalty Services subsidiary.