Date: May 6, 2014
Time: 12:45-2:00 pm
Location: NVC 14-245
Business attire suggested
Mr. Hickey joined Colgate in 1977 and held positions of increasing responsibility at the subsidiary, Internal Audit and Corporate levels.
In 1982, Mr. Hickey was promoted to Vice President, Finance for Riviana Rice USA and in 1984 became Chief Financial Officer of Riviana Foods, Inc., a former Colgate subsidiary. Two years later, he was promoted to Director, Corporate Audit and in 1987 became Vice President, Finance for Colgate Europe.
Mr. Hickey was promoted to Vice President, Finance for Colgate U.S. in 1989 and became Executive Vice President, Finance for Colgate North America in 1994. Under his leadership, significant improvements were made in productivity, teamwork, process change, working capital and business analytics, and the organization achieved record levels of profitability and cash generation.
In 1998, Mr. Hickey became Vice President and Corporate Controller. In this capacity, he guided Colgate’s budgeting, accounting and financial reporting operations and developed a strong financial team closely aligned with its business partners. His role later expanded to include responsibility for Tom’s of Maine.
Mr. Hickey assumed his current role in January 2011.
Mr. Hickey received a bachelor's degree from Baruch College and is a CPA.