Karina Franco Padilla joined Proterra as Chief Financial Officer in 2022. She most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance, North America Chief Financial Officer at JELD-WEN. At JELD-WEN, Padilla also served as Senior Vice President of Finance, Corporate Planning and Analysis, and Investor Relations. Prior to joining JELD-WEN, Padilla also held leadership positions at Ingersoll Rand, including as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Latin America business unit and Vice President of Finance, Corporate Planning, and Analysis. Padilla also held a variety of leadership roles at Dell Technologies, including as Director of Investor Relations and an international assignment in Mexico City as Chief Financial Officer of Dell Mexico with teams across Mexico and Central America.
Padilla holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University. She is a certified public accountant.