Phillips Edison & Company Inc., an internally-managed real estate investment trust, has hired Brian Gibson as senior vice president of finance. In this role, he will be responsible for corporate finance, risk management and capital markets.
Gibson joins PECO from WORLDPAY, now Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (NYSE: FIS), a global fintech company, where he served as vice president and segment chief financial officer for issuer solutions. In this role, he 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, 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.
He 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 previously held financial roles at Unilever (NYSE: UL) and Arthur Andersen, LLP.
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.
Phillips Edison & Company Inc. (formerly known as Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I Inc.) is one of the nation’s largest owners and operators of grocery-anchored shopping centers. 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. The company’s offering was declared effective by the SEC in August 2010 and raised approximately $1.8 billion in investor equity before closing in February 2014.