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Ken Jacobson, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Jacobson is the chief financial officer (CFO) for Avnet, leading the global finance group.

Ken joined Avnet in 2013 and was most recently corporate controller. In this role, he was responsible for the global finance organization within each of Avnet’s business units as well as management oversight of Avnet’s global supply chain engagements. Ken is experienced in developing strong, collaborative cross-functional relationships and balancing business objectives with accounting requirements.

Ken came to Avnet with 12 years of public accounting and industry experience working with a variety of public, private and international companies across various industries including technology, manufacturing and distribution. Most recently, Ken served as the director of external reporting and accounting research at First Solar Inc., where he led the external reporting and accounting support function with responsibility for appropriately applying and reporting U.S. GAAP to significant transactions including revenue arrangements, business and asset acquisitions, and joint ventures and partnerships.

Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Washington.

Last updated: September 2022