Sprout AI Inc., a vertical farming tech company, announced the appointment of Jon Olsen as interim chief financial officer of the company. Olsen brings over 16 years of financial leadership experience across a wide variety of industries, including technology and professional services in the public and private sectors.
Chris Bolton, CEO of Sprout AI and a former member of GE, commented, “We welcome that Jon worked for General Electric, a company that wrote the axiom ‘Management is all about managing in the short term while developing the plans for the long term.’
Jon’s rigor in financial record-keeping, attention to detail and accurate financial modeling are perfectly timed to help showcase Sprout AI to our bankers, auditors and the financial community during this period of rapid growth and expansion.”
Prior to joining Sprout AI Inc., his previous experience has included roles such as finance analyst for General Electric (GE) and Raytheon, finance manager for GE Oil & Gas, and corporate controller for Victory Rig Equipment and Volker Stevin.
Olsen’s combined education and work experience provide expertise in finance, taxation, business strategy, auditing, management and business leadership. He is a CFA, CPA and CGA, with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Calgary and a certified general accountant designation in Alberta, Canada.