Hewitt Names a New CFO

December 7, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – There’s going to be a new finance chief at human resources consulting and outsourcing firm Hewitt Associates.

The Lincolnshire, Illinois-based firm today announced that Chief Financial Officer John J. Park has decided to leave the company early next year to pursue new career challenges. Robert A. Schriesheim, currently the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lawson Software, Inc., will join Hewitt as the company’s new chief financial officer on January 4, 2010. 

The announcement said that Park “is committed to creating a smooth transition of leadership” and that it was “pleased that he has agreed to remain at Hewitt until early next year”. Park is evaluating a number of opportunities for his next position, according to the announcement. 

Schriesheim, 49, is currently executive vice president, chief financial officer and a member of the board of Lawson Software, Inc., the world’s third largest publicly traded Enterprise Resource Planning software provider. According to the announcement, he helped lead a broad operational, financial, and strategic transformation following a trans-Atlantic merger-of-equals.  

Previously, he held executive positions at ARCH Development Partners, Global TeleSystems, SBC Equity Partners, Ameritech, AC Nielsen, and Brooke Group Ltd.