Nikola Corporation has announced that the current chief financial officer (CFO) of Nikola Corporation, Kim J. Brady, will retire as CFO effective April 7. Anastasiya “Stasy” Pasterick, who is currently serving as Nikola’s vice president, corporate controller, will succeed Brady as the company’s new CFO. Brady will remain employed with Nikola through April 28 as a non-executive officer in an advisory capacity to support the transition.
As CFO, Pasterick will be responsible for leading Nikola’s finance and accounting team, including investor relations, strategic finance, and treasury.
Pasterick started her career at KPMG LLP where she worked in audit for seven years, serving a portfolio of clients in the automotive and technology sectors. Prior to joining Nikola in 2019, Pasterick held several financial leadership positions at OEM manufacturing firms including director of accounting operations at Erickson, Inc., and corporate controller at nLIGHT, Inc., where she led all financial aspects of the company’s IPO.
At Nikola, the company says Pasterick was key in executing the organization’s SPAC merger in 2020 and has been responsible for the overall financial operations of the company including accounting, reporting, transactional finance, and manufacturing finance. She has established Nikola’s accounting and reporting infrastructure as a new public company and has been instrumental in scaling the organization’s financial operations through entering commercial production.
Pasterick is a certified public accountant (CPA) and holds a B.S. in business administration from Portland State University.