Sprout is pleased to announce the promotion of Zachary Whitley to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Zachary has been an integral part of the Sprout team since February 2020, previously serving as our Vice President of Finance. His exceptional leadership of his teams to accomplish their goals and objectives in a timely manner, strategic financial planning insights, and dedication to the company's broader success have earned him this well-deserved promotion.
“I take great pride in announcing Zach’s promotion to CFO,” said Shelly Li, Chief Executive Officer at Sprout. “Zach brought his A-game to work from day one. He rapidly gathered the institutional wisdom required to make critical decisions across the organization, and he has been consistent in assuming complete ownership of deliverables that have shaped Sprout into the market leader we are today. I’m excited to continue supporting his success with increased scope and responsibilities within our organization.”
Zachary is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a bachelor's and master's degree in accountancy from Wichita State University. Before joining Sprout, Zachary played key roles as Controller of Passport and as an Accounting Manager at Curo Health Services, bringing a wealth of experience to his current position. His prior background as an accountant in audit at Ernst & Young further strengthens his financial expertise. In his elevated role at Sprout, Zachary will lead the company’s Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis, People Operations, and Compliance functions.
“I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to serve as Sprout's CFO,” said Zachary Whitley. “Joining Sprout four years ago, I've had the privilege of observing firsthand our company's remarkable journey of growth and significant industry impact, achievements firmly rooted in the dedication and excellence of our exceptional team. I look forward to leveraging my experience to further drive our financial strategy and contribute to Sprout’s ongoing success.”
Zachary's promotion is effective February 5, 2024. As a member of Sprout’s executive leadership team, he will continue to play a pivotal role in steering Sprout through strategic initiatives and expansion plans.
Founded in 2014, Sprout specializes in providing IT asset disposition solutions for the world’s most privacy-obsessed enterprises. Backed by private equity company New Capital Partners since 2019, Sprout is committed to optimizing the lifecycles of at-scale IT hardware portfolios, removing electronic waste out of our landfills and shaping a sustainable future for generations to come. We are growing rapidly and seeking teammates who live core values: 1) One Sprout, 2) Deliver Excellent, and 3) Integrity Matters. If you believe you would be a good fit for the Sprout team, please apply for a position here: https://careers.sproutup.com/careers-home.