Brent Novak currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer and brings to TPx Communications more than 25 years of financial leadership experience with public and private companies, and currently leads the company’s finance, accounting and tax functions, as well as human resources and business systems. Mr. Novak has an extensive background in corporate finance, accounting, treasury, financial planning and analysis, mergers and acquisitions, tax and strategic planning; and has partnered with CEOs and other senior executives on key strategic, operational and growth initiatives.
Prior to TPx, Mr. Novak spent nearly 2 years as the Chief Financial Officer of JAKKS Pacific, a publicly traded consumer products company, and spent 13 years at Ixia, a publicly traded technology company prior to its acquisition by Keysight Technologies in April 2017. Mr. Novak most recently served as Ixia’s Chief Financial Officer and later as Keysight’s Chief Financial Officer of the Ixia Business Group after the acquisition and through March 2018. Mr. Novak began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he left as a Manager in the Emerging Technology Group, and served private and publicly held clients before joining Idealab, a creator and operator of technology businesses, where he most recently served as its Director of Finance and Corporate Development.
Mr. Novak is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics summa cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara.