Cara is pleased to announce the appointment of Joel Pomerenk as its Chief Financial Officer.
Joel brings more than two decades of senior finance leadership across Fortune 100, nonprofit, and education sectors. He joins Cara from Oracle Corporation, where he most recently served as Finance Vice President and Global Process Owner for Compensation, and, prior to that, Finance Director, Global Business Units. His span of responsibility included strategic budgeting, financial modeling, planning and reporting, and large-scale systems implementations, among others.
“Joel is coming to Cara with a palpable enthusiasm and a sincere interest and passion for the work we do,” said Maria Kim, President and CEO of Cara. “As he enters what he considers the ‘second half’ of his career, Joel is committed to spending it in nonprofit, community impact finance and we couldn’t be happier to have him join the Executive Team at Cara in this critical stewardship and leadership position.”
A California native, Joel earned his BA in Economics from Occidental College in Los Angeles and his MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. In addition to two decades at Oracle, Joel spent five years as the CFO of Adler University. Additionally, Joel served on the board of Polaris Charter Academy – an innovative elementary charter school serving the West Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago.