Chief of Staff & Chief Financial Officer
Jorge Fernandez serves as the CFO for the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS), where he is responsible for managing the organization’s Finance (accounting, budgets, control, and reporting), Information Technology, Contracts and Compliance departments. Mr. Fernandez serves as CASIS’ Director of Administration, fulfilling the requirements set forth in the Cooperative Agreement. Mr. Fernandez joined the organization in May 2012 as a consultant and was brought on as the CFO in July 2012.
Prior to working with CASIS, Mr. Fernandez was employed by Celsia Technologies as CFO from 2005-2012. Mr. Fernandez also served as the finance director for Tiger Direct (NYSE: SYX), a Fortune 1000 computer and electronics retailer. Additionally he has served as the finance director for the PRG-Schultz Latin America Division (NASDAQ: PRGX) – an accounts payable recovery audit services firm, and held the position of vice president of finance for Fiera Group, an e-commerce startup in Latin America.
Mr. Fernandez began his career as part of the assurance practice at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he managed audit engagements in South Florida. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting from the University of Florida, and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Florida.