Little Rock, Arkansas (July 7, 2023) – Summit Utilities, Inc. (Summit) announces Bob Gunderman is joining as the company’s Chief Financial Officer who will be based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bob is a seasoned Chief Financial Officer and business partner with Fortune 500 public and private company experience. He is the former CFO of Windstream Holdings.
“Summit is a forward-looking, customer-focused company that has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years. I’m excited to join the team and bring my financial expertise as we continue to grow and meet the needs of the communities we serve,” said Bob Gunderman.
We are excited to have Bob join our team. He comes to Summit with almost 30 years of experience in financial management and acquisitions and integrations within customer-focused industries. His experience and background will contribute to the company’s
long-term growth and success,” said Kurt Adams, Summit’s President and CEO.
Over his approximately 30-year career, Gunderman has been a key executive overseeing company strategy and operations as well as capturing operational efficiencies. He led acquisition structuring, diligence, integrations, and synergy realization for transactions totaling more than $30B and financing transactions totaling more than $25B.
Gunderman holds a degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive). He serves on the board of directors of The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation and was a previous board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Arkansas.
Bob Gunderman’s Bio:
Bob Gunderman was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Summit Utilities in July of 2023. He is responsible for overseeing Summit’s accounting, financial planning, taxation, audit, investor relations, treasury, insurance, and gas supply and control teams.
Prior to joining Summit, Gunderman served as the Chief Financial Officer of Windstream Holdings, a privately held communications and software company (and previously publicly traded Fortune 500 company). Before being named CFO of Windstream in 2014, Gunderman held various senior finance executive positions after joining Windstream in 2008.
Gunderman began his career in 1994 with Deloitte and Touche LLP and entered the telecommunications industry in 1996, serving in various finance executive positions with Alltel, the 5th largest wireless telecommunications company in the United States before its acquisition in 2008.