Mr. Gibbens is a globally-experienced and award-winning Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Treasurer, Head of Corporate Development, and Chief Investment Officer of Top 10 Largest Corporate Pension Plan. Mr. Gibbens has executed over $50 bn in capital markets transactions including preparing four IPOs, multiple convertibles equity raises, investment and high-yield bonds as well as bond and share buybacks, and complex recapitalizations. He has executed over $50 bn in merger, acquisition, divestitures and joint ventures across multiple continents including the merger of Alcatel-Lucent and sale of Arysta LifeScience to UPL. Mr. Gibbens managed over $45 bn in pension and benefit assets. He has over 20 years of experience with public and private Board of Directors as well as equity and bondholder investor and rating agencies relations.
He lived in France for 4 ½ years as Head of Corporate Finance & Global Chief Investment Officer for Alcatel-Lucent. He has managed up to 800 people in teams while working in organizations as small as start-ups (25th employee); 3,300 (CFO/CHRO of Arysta); 4,500 (CFO of Affinion), 80,000 (Head of Corporate Finance & CIO at Alcatel-Lucent) and 800,000 (Director of Domestic Finance and Business Development at General Motor’s Treasurer’s Office).
Mr. Gibbens graduated from Carleton College and then received his MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (aka Chicago Booth) where he was a LEAD Facilitator and a Chicago Booth and General Motors Fellow.