Hill-Rom Holdings leaders announced Dec. 2 the appointment of James “Jay” Saccaro as senior vice president and chief financial officer. He will join the company Dec. 30, according to a news release.
Saccaro arrives at Hill-Rom from Baxter International Inc., where he held positions of increasing responsibility over his 11-year career. He most recently served as vice president and global franchise head of specialty pharmaceuticals, a $1.5 billion business consisting primarily of anesthesia and nutritional products.
From 2011-13, Saccaro served as corporate vice president and treasurer and, before that, was the vice president of finance for Baxter’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business. He held a number of other strategic planning and finance positions during his tenure there.
John Greisch, Hill-Rom president and chief executive officer, noted, “Jay brings to Hill-Rom a proven record of delivering strong financial and operating results and extensive experience leading global health care teams. He is an outstanding addition to our leadership team as we continue to pursue our growth strategy and deliver increased value for our shareholders. We are delighted to have him on board.”
Saccaro holds two degrees from Stanford University – a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a Master of Science degree in engineering and economic systems.