PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania – (BUSINESS WIRE) – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI), today announced the appointment of James M. Kempton as its new Chief Financial Officer effective November 3, 2021. Kempton joins Smith Micro from LB Foster Company where he serves as a corporate controller and chief accountant.
“We are very pleased to announce Jim’s appointment as our new CFO,” said William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO of Smith Micro. “Jim brings a successful track record of proven leadership skills and extensive financial expertise and experience that will help advance Smith Micro’s strong business case.”
Prior to joining LB Foster in February 2020, Kempton was Executive Vice President and CFO at Caliburn International in Reston, Virginia. Prior to that, he held successive leadership positions at Michael Baker International and Michael Baker Corporation, both based in Pittsburgh. Mr. Kempton began his career at Ernst and Young, one of the largest professional services companies in the world.
Mr Smith added, “I would also like to thank Michael Fox who will serve as interim CFO until Jim arrives.”
Mr. Kempton will succeed Michael Fox, who has served as Smith Micro’s interim chief financial officer since September 2021. Mr. Fox joined Smith Micro as Interim Vice President Finance in August 2021 after former CFO Tim Huffmyer announced his resignation.
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