Manoj George, a former chief financial officer at two of the Triangle’s best-known tech success stories, is the new chief executive officer at a California-based financial services firm.

George on Tuesday was named CEO at Nair & Co., which provides outsource CFO and other services to companies. Nair is based in Sunnyvale, Calif. George replaces Dr. Shan Nair, the firm;s co-founder, who remains a member of the firm’s board. Nair noted in the announcement that George had worked with the company as a consultant since 2008.

The firm offers finance, compliance, human resources and legal services to more than 1,000 clients in more than 50 countries. Nair has primary offices in the U.K., China, India, Japan, Singapore and the U.S.

In previous ventures, George was CFO at Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) and at

“I am very pleased to be joining Nair & Co. as the CEO,” Manoj said in a statement. “This is a great company that has done a tremendous job earning the industry’s respect as a strong, dependable and competent organization with a solid team of experts and an impressive clientele. I look forward to guiding the company to its next phase of growth both in terms of business as well as client service.”
At Red Hat, Manoj helped organize its initial public offering, participated in nine acquisitions and also helped establish Red Hat’s subscription revenue model for Linux related services.

“Nair & Co. has grown by more than 30 percent in the last 6 months. We look ahead to an era of growth continuing at these levels,” said Nair in a statement. “:Manoj George brings the right skill set to Nair & Co. at this juncture in our growth. Manoj has the experience and the skills to lead the company and implement change smoothly and without disruption. Having been a consultant to the board since 2008, he is fully aware of the functioning of the company and will work closely with the founders in developing and implementing strategic initiatives for the organization.”

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