Seasoned Leader Brings Over Two Decades of Finance and Accounting Experience to Omnicell
Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) (“Omnicell” or the “Company”), a leader in transforming the pharmacy care delivery model, today announced that Nchacha E. Etta has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective June 1, 2023. Mr. Etta succeeds Peter J. Kuipers, who, as previously announced, will be stepping down from his role as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kuipers will remain with the Company through July 1, 2023, to help ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.
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Nchacha E. Etta, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Omnicell (Photo: Business Wire)
Mr. Etta is a seasoned finance and accounting executive with more than 20 years of experience leading and working in global finance organizations across healthcare and consumer products industries. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Essilor of America, Inc., a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica SA, where he developed and executed long-range financial and commercial strategy. Prior to his role at Essilor of America, Mr. Etta served as the Worldwide Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Johnson & Johnson Vision, where he led finance operations with a 250-person global team. He has also served in a number of financial roles of increasing responsibility at The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft Corporation and Eli Lilly and Company.
“We are very pleased to welcome Nchacha to the Omnicell team and we look forward to benefiting from his finance and accounting expertise as well as the broader leadership experience he brings to our organization,” said Randall Lipps, chairman, president, chief executive officer, and founder of Omnicell. “Nchacha is a commercially focused and collaborative leader who not only has a proven track record of delivering strong financial and operating results but also shares our passion for improving patients’ health. We believe his skillsets and insights will be incredibly valuable as we continue to focus on realizing the benefits of our recent acquisitions, strengthening our operational efficiencies and building on the momentum underway. I look forward to working closely with him as we continue to strive to deliver value for our stockholders, our employees, our healthcare partners and their patients.”
“Omnicell is a category creator that is working to transform the pharmacy care delivery model, and I am honored to join the team in an effort to leverage my expertise to help drive the Company’s strategy forward,” said Mr. Etta. “Omnicell’s mission is one that I deeply believe in, and I look forward to collaborating with Randall and the entire management team as we seek to capture the potential opportunities that lie ahead and drive long-term value creation.”
About Nchacha E. Etta
Mr. Etta most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Essilor of America, Inc., a subsidiary of EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in ophthalmic products, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of financial strategy and operations, including FP&A, Investor Relations, Tax, Treasury, M&A, Audit, Pricing and Capital Allocation for the $4 billion Americas region. Prior to EssilorLuxottica, Mr. Etta served as Worldwide Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Johnson & Johnson Vision from 2015 to 2019, where he led finance operations and oversaw a 250-person team for this $3 billion global business. Mr. Etta also spent nine years at The Coca-Cola Company, where he held various senior finance roles. Earlier in his career, Mr. Etta served as Business Analysis Manager at Microsoft Corporation, Senior Supply Chain Analyst at Eli Lilly and Company, and Analyst of International Investments Fund at The Carlyle Group. Mr. Etta began his career as a Senior Accountant at Orano Cycle (previously Cogema). He earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Howard University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from George Mason University.
Since 1992, Omnicell has been committed to transforming the pharmacy care delivery model in an effort to optimize financial and clinical outcomes across all settings of care. Through a comprehensive portfolio of automation and advanced services, Omnicell is uniquely positioned to address evolving healthcare challenges, connect settings of care, and streamline the medication management process. Healthcare facilities worldwide partner with Omnicell to help increase operational efficiency, reduce medication errors, improve patient safety, and enhance patient engagement and adherence, helping to reduce costly hospital readmissions. To learn more, visit omnicell.com.
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