Goodwin Executive Search, a leading firm in retained executive search, is pleased to announce the placement of Wellford Dillard as Chief Financial Officer at Emma in Nashville, TN.
Mr. Dillard was recruited to Emma from Social Tables in Washington, DC, a SaaS company in the meetings and events industry, where he served as Chief Financial Officer from 2015. At Social Tables, he was responsible for leading the effort to raise $15M – $20M of venture capital in a Series B. Previous, to his role at Social Tables, Mr. Dillard served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at VideoBlocks in Reston, VA, a $25M+ in revenues subscription-based resource for downloading stock footage, video, looping motion backgrounds and more. At VideoBlocks, Mr. Dillard was responsible for leading FP&A, Accounting, HR, Legal, Operations, Engineering and Customer Insights. Before VideoBlocks, Mr. Dillard served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance at Get Well Network in Bethesda, MD, a leading $55M in revenues provider of interactive patient care and patient engagement solutions for pediatric, adult, senior, government experiences. At Get Well Network, Mr. Dillard served as a strategic partner to the Chief Executive Officer and led the sale process for the company, resulting in a highly competitive process. He has also served as VP, Finance & Chief Financial Officer at oPower.
Mr. Dillard has a track record of success in growing software businesses. He is an operationally oriented, highly-strategic professional with a distinguished career in building, strengthening, and leading financial planning and analysis, accounting and operational functions at highly regarded organizations. He has had proven success in serving as trusted advisor to Chief Executive Officers and Board Members on corporate strategy, business decisions and operational improvements.
Mr. Dillard holds an MBA in Finance and Investments from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts in Finance from the University of Memphis. He will be making the move from Washington, DC to Nashville, TN.
Congratulations to Mr. Dillard & Emma!