Desktop Metal, Inc, Burlington, Massachusetts, USA, has appointed James Haley and Arjun Aggarwal to its executive leadership team. Haley assumes the role of Chief Financial Officer effective February 12, and Arjun Aggarwal will take up the role of Chief Product Officer effective February 9.
“I have previously worked with James and forged a great relationship with him over thirteen years,” stated Ric Fulop, CEO and co-founder of Desktop Metal. “He brings a strong track record of leading financial operations for high-growth technology companies with significant functional experience overseeing strategic transactions and public financing events. James has already proven to be a strong addition to our leadership team, and I am excited to work with him closely in his new role to drive our success and deliver value for our shareholders.”
Haley, who has served as Desktop Metal’s vice president of Finance since August 2020, brings over twenty-five years of financial leadership experience with high-growth technology companies, including serving in senior finance roles at four public companies and two divisions of global public companies.
He holds a BA in Management from Curry College and an MBA from Northeastern University. To help ensure a smooth transition, Haley will work closely with Elizabeth Linardos, the company’s current CFO, who is expected to remain with the Desktop Metal in an advisory capacity through July.
Haley commented, “I am excited to step into the CFO role at Desktop Metal to help the company continue executing its strategic vision. I look forward to continuing to work with the entire Desktop Metal team to build on the company’s momentum, accelerate our growth, and deliver value to shareholders.”
Aggarwal has served as Desktop Metal’s vice president of Product and Business Development since January 2020, having joined the company in October 2017. In the newly-created role of Chief Product Officer, Aggarwal will manage the company’s product portfolio strategy and strategic partnerships to position it for long-term growth.
Prior to Desktop Metal, Aggarwal served in venture investing and technology investment banking roles at New Enterprise Associates and Morgan Stanley. He holds a BS in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University.
“Arjun’s had an incredible impact on our business since he’s joined us, and he is deeply familiar with our technology, customers, and market opportunity. We’re excited to create this new role for him as we expand our product portfolio and enter a new phase of our business,” added Fulop.
Aggarwal stated, “Desktop Metal has been a pioneer in reshaping Additive Manufacturing for production applications. The company has an extraordinary opportunity to change how industrial businesses innovate across product design, manufacturing, and supply chain. I’m excited to continue exploring our customers’ evolving needs and working with our team in this new role to bring exceptional solutions to market that help drive this transformation.”