SoftBank's Brightstar Appoints a New CFO

MIAMI -- Brightstar Corp., the world’s leading mobile products, services and technology organization, announced today that Reza Taleghani has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. He will assume overall leadership for Brightstar’s global finance function, including responsibility for financial planning, treasury, accounting, tax, financial reporting, and internal audit functions. Taleghani will report to Jaymin B. Patel, Brightstar President and CEO.

Taleghani joins Brightstar from J.P. Morgan where he held leadership roles in several of the firm’s divisions with a career spanning investment banking, commercial banking, and asset management. A seventeen-year veteran of the firm, he worked in the Investment Bank in New York and London, in both coverage and product roles, before joining Commercial Banking where he was Managing Director and Group Head of Corporate Client Banking for the Northeast and Canada regions. There he led teams in New York, Boston and Toronto to deliver the full breadth of commercial and investment banking solutions to more than 350 corporations. He subsequently worked in J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a Managing Director and Market Manager in the Private Bank.

Beyond banking, Taleghani served as the President and CEO of Sterling Airlines A/S, a leading low-cost Scandinavian airline based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds dual B.A. degrees in History and Organizational Behavior and Management from Brown University, and received a J.D. and M.B.A. from Villanova University.

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