Tuesday, January 23, 2018

New Foss CFO

By Karen Robes Meeks

Bryceon Sumner is Foss Maritime’s new chief financial officer, the company announced earlier this month. Sumner, who earned accounting degrees from the University of Georgia and the University of Texas at Austin, will manage Foss’ financial function and performance while keeping in mind the company’s long-range strategic goals.

“Bryceon is a strategic leader with a track record of successfully leading companies’ financial functions through periods of growth and change,” said John Parrott, President and CEO of Foss Maritime. “His financial leadership experience will be a key component of Foss’ success as we continue forward and grow our service lines.”

Before coming to Foss, Sumner was chief financial officer of Dallas-based educational technology provider Academic Partnerships. His career started at Ernst & Young, where he worked on several IPOs, including a banking tech IPO that was later sold for $3.9 billion.

“I’m thrilled to join Foss in this CFO role and I think my experience in a number of different industries will bring a unique perspective to Foss,” said Sumner. “The maritime industry is fascinating to me and I’m looking forward to learning and growing with the knowledgeable leaders at Foss, to help strengthen our finances and support the important work we are doing.”