Photo of Oswaldo Holguin, Westat CFO

In an exciting move that signals a new chapter for Westat, Oswaldo Holguin steps into the role of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on January 4, 2024. This seasoned financial leader, boasting over three decades of experience, is set to guide Westat’s financial operations, planning, and reporting, aligning with the company’s strategic priorities.

Holguin’s extensive background is highlighted by his leadership skills, the development of high-performance teams, and proficiency in strategic planning and implementation. His track record in accounting, investments, growth strategies, and new business design perfectly aligns with Westat’s objectives and vision for the future.

Previously serving as CFO at Creative Associates International, Holguin demonstrated his financial acumen by overseeing all aspects of financial functions, including analysis and planning, contracts, accounting, audits, treasury services, and pricing activities for the organization and its subsidiaries. This experience positions him as the ideal candidate to drive financial excellence at Westat.

Derek Ellis, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), expressed confidence in Holguin’s ability to contribute significantly to the Finance team and Westat as a whole. Acknowledging the valuable contributions of Susan Mountford, Vice President, and former CFO, Ellis emphasized a smooth transition facilitated by close collaboration between Holguin and Mountford.

“We extend our appreciation to Susan for her significant contributions to Westat over the past 10 years,” Ellis remarked. “We are excited to welcome Oswaldo to the Westat team. Oswaldo is an accomplished leader with a proven track record of driving transformational change in a collaborative environment.”

With Holguin at the financial helm, Westat looks poised to navigate strategic priorities with precision, ensuring a robust and prosperous financial future. Holguin’s arrival signifies not just a change in leadership but a strategic move that will shape Westat’s financial landscape for years to come.