Geeknet gets new financial brain to fill CFO spot

FAIRFAX, Va. — Geeknet, the parent company of online retailer ThinkGeek.com, has appointed Julie Pangelinan as the company’s CFO, effective Aug. 12.

Pangelinan has more than 25 years of operations and financial experience, most recently as CFO of Interstate Hotels and Resorts and Sunrise Senior Living.

"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Pangelinan to the role of CFO," said Katy McCarthy, CEO of Geeknet. "We are impressed with Julie's public company CFO experience as well as her previous roles leading successful business transformations. Her dynamic leadership mixed with her strong financial background will be a tremendous asset to the company as we execute our vision of being the #1 destination in the galaxy for smart products. Julie joins the strong leadership team that we have put in place to drive future growth while continuing to delight our loyal ThinkGeek community." 

During her tenure at Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Pangelinan led the finance team during a period of significant growth in profitability. At Sunrise Senior Living, Pangelinan was hired to strengthen the accounting organization and was considered a key member responsible for restructuring the company. Prior to joining Sunrise, Pangelinan worked for Marriott International as VP, accounting policy.

"Geeknet is a unique and valuable asset with a large market opportunity," said Pangelinan. "I am extremely excited and proud to be joining the fantastic management team at Geeknet as we work together to grow a world-class e-commerce site. I look forward to being an integral part of the company's success."