Zachary Kirkhorn is stepping down as chief monetary officer and “Grasp of Coin” at Tesla, he introduced at present on LinkedIn. Kirkhorn, who has served for 13 years at Tesla, 4 of which as CFO, can be changed by chief accounting officer Vaibhav Taneja.
“Being part of this firm is a particular expertise and I’m extraordinarily happy with the work we’ve carried out collectively since I joined over 13 years in the past,” Kirkhorn stated. “As I shift my tasks to help this transition, I need to thank the gifted, passionate, and hard-working staff at Tesla, who’ve completed issues many thought not attainable.”
“I additionally need to thank Elon for his management and optimism”
He added, “I additionally need to thank Elon for his management and optimism, which has impressed so many individuals.” Kirkhorn didn’t give a motive for his resolution to step down.
As CFO, Kirkhorn helped steer the corporate by uncertain waters following the “manufacturing hell” of the Tesla Mannequin 3, which almost bankrupted the agency. His first yr as CFO was marked by record sales numbers for the corporate that has come to outline the huge shift to electrical automobiles.
He additionally oversaw Tesla’s first annual revenue, in addition to subsequent worthwhile years, which helped set up the automotive maker as one of the helpful within the business.
Taneja joined the corporate after Tesla acquired SolarCity in 2016, the place he labored as a vp of accounting operations and company controller. Tesla shareholders sued Elon Musk and the corporate over the acquisition, calling it a bailout. In 2022, a decide in Delaware ruled in favor of Musk.
Taneja held a number of roles at Tesla earlier than turning into chief accounting officer in March 2019.