AUSTIN, Texas – FTC Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTCI), a prominent provider of solar tracker systems and related services, has officially named Cathy Behnen as its Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Behnen, who has been serving as the company’s interim CFO since November 2023, brings over two decades of financial leadership experience to her new permanent role.
Before her tenure as interim CFO, Behnen held the position of Chief Accounting Officer at FTC Solar since 2020. Her extensive background includes roles such as CFO and VP of Finance at Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:)’s Hollywood Casino Jamul – San Diego and Partner at accounting firm RubinBrown. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and has earned an MBA from St. Louis University.
Shaker Sadasivam, Chairman of the Board at FTC Solar, expressed confidence in Behnen’s appointment, citing her deep understanding of the company and the broader market, as well as her proven track record in financial leadership. Behnen herself is optimistic about her role in guiding FTC Solar towards its long-term profitability goals, highlighting recent progress in improving the company’s market positioning and cost structure.
FTC Solar, established in 2017 by renewable energy industry veterans, specializes in solar tracker technology that enhances energy production at solar power installations by optimizing panel orientation to the sun.
This announcement is based on a press release statement.
As FTC Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ:FTCI) welcomes Cathy Behnen as its new Chief Financial Officer, the company’s financial health and market performance remain pivotal for investors. With a market capitalization of $78.75 million, FTC Solar’s financial position is characterized by a high cash to debt ratio, suggesting a solid balance sheet foundation as per one of the InvestingPro Tips. However, this is contrasted by the company’s significant cash burn, which is an important consideration for investors looking at the company’s long-term viability.
The recent appointment may instill investor confidence, but FTC Solar’s stock has experienced substantial price volatility, another point highlighted by the InvestingPro Tips. This volatility is reflected in the company’s stock price, which has seen a notable return over the past week of 22.45%. Despite these short-term gains, the company’s stock price has fallen significantly over the past year, with a -79.21% return, indicating challenges in…