BL Harbert International’s longtime executive, R. Alan Hall, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary, will retire at the end of 2023.
Hall has been the Chief Financial Officer at the company since its formation in January 2000. Prior to 2000, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Bill Harbert International Construction, Inc. and Controller of the Joint Venture Office of Harbert International, Inc. Hall has served with a Harbert family company for over 32 years.
“It is hard to imagine this company without Alan by my side, but he is moving on to a well-deserved retirement,” said Billy Harbert, Chairman and CEO of BL Harbert International. “At every step of the way, Alan has acted with unwavering impartiality and always put the company’s long-term financial health above all other considerations. Alan has been a trusted advisor for our family companies for more than 30 years.”
Andrew (Drew) Edge has been named the new Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2024. Edge previously served as BL Harbert International’s Controller beginning in 2000. Prior to 2000, Edge was the Controller of Bill Harbert International Construction, Inc.
In 2015, Edge was promoted to Senior Vice President, Business and Finance of the International Group. Throughout his career with Harbert Family companies, Edge has overseen the accounting and finances for construction projects in more than 70 countries.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve as BL Harbert International’s new Chief Financial Officer,” Edge stated. “I have had the unique opportunity to see the company through a variety of lenses and hope to collaborate with our teams worldwide to drive financial growth and opportunities.”
“Drew’s financial and accounting acumen, work ethic, and good nature have made him an indispensable part of the BLHI senior leadership team for decades, so it is fitting that he will now assume the most senior financial role in the company,” said Harbert.