Chief Financial Officer
Edward Arditte serves as the Chief Financial Officer for AccuWeather and leads all financial activities of the company, including strategic and financial planning, while serving on the Executive Steering Committee and supporting all fundamental company initiatives.
AccuWeather, with global headquarters in State College, Pennsylvania, now reaches over 1.5 billion people worldwide through smart phones, tablets, wired and mobile Internet sites, radio, television, newspapers, digital signage and the AccuWeather Network cable channel. Further, AccuWeather serves more than half of Fortune 500 companies as well as thousands of other businesses worldwide including such well respected brands as Amazon, Disney, Google, LG, Microsoft and Samsung. Recognized as the most accurate source of highly localized weather forecasts and warnings everywhere in the world with proven Superior Accuracy™, AccuWeather has saved tens of thousands of lives and prevented tens of billions of dollars in property losses.
Arditte has decades of experience in finance and operations at large global companies including Fairway Market, Tyco International Ltd., and Textron, Inc. Arditte already has great familiarity with AccuWeather’s internal structure and operations, having served as a Board Member since 2014, actively engaged in stewardship of compensation, auditing and other matters.
Prior to joining AccuWeather, Arditte was Co-president and Chief Financial Officer for Fairway Market, a New York-based company that operates 15 specialty stores in the greater New York area. Arditte played a critical role in the company’s IPO in 2013. He was also Senior Vice President at Tyco, where he oversaw strategy, investor relations and communications.
Arditte also spent 16 years at Textron, Inc. in a variety of roles, including Vice President and Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer of a major operating division, and Vice President of Investor Relations and Risk Management. He has also served as the Chief Financial Officer of BancBoston Capital, the private equity division of Fleet National Bank, which later became a part of Bank of America.
Arditte earned a B.A. degree from the University of California at Riverside and an M.B.A. degree from Boston University.