Zimmer Biomet Holdings disclosed in a securities filing it has appointed Carrie Nichol as controller and chief accounting officer, effective Oct. 1. In this position, Nichol will serve as the company’s principal accounting officer.
Suketu Upadhyay, who had assumed the responsibilities of the company’s principal accounting officer during the search process that led to Nichol’s hiring, will continue in his role as executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Nichol joins Zimmer Biomet from Endo International, a global specialty pharmaceutical company, where she served as senior vice president, controller, and chief accounting officer from April 2018 to September 2019. She joined Endo as director of consolidations and financial systems in March 2015 and was promoted to assistant controller in September 2015.
Prior to joining Endo, Nichol served as SVP and controller of Haas Group (now part of Wesco Aircraft Holdings), where she led the global accounting and finance teams from June 2011 until March 2015. Previously, she was with IKON Office Solutions (now part of Ricoh Company) for a total of five years, from June 2008 until June 2011 and from June 2003 until July 2005, having served most recently as the director of financial reporting and corporate accounting with responsibility for all public filings and technical and corporate accounting.
From December 2005 until June 2008, Nichol was with Advanced Metallurgical Group serving as assistant controller. She began her career in public accounting with KPMG.