Chicago-based health information technology developer Allscripts Healthcare Solutions has named Melinda Whittington, the former controller at food giant Kraft Heinz Co., its CFO.
Whittington, 48, has also been appointed senior VP finance, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, according to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Whittington, who previously held a host of financial positions with consumer products maker Procter & Gamble, replaces Richard Poulton, who was promoted to president of AllScripts in October.
In a news release, Allscripts CEO Paul Black said Whittington “brings a rare combination of exceptional technical controllership expertise and operational finance experience with proven global leadership skills. Her experience in large companies, in a variety of finance and accounting leadership roles, impeccable professional reputation and record of achievement makes her the right person to help drive Allscripts' future growth."
Whittington will start at Allscripts after the company reports its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 financial results, scheduled for Feb. 18.
Whittington is a certified public accountant and graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University. She has a bachelor's degree in accounting. She had a 20-year career at Procter & Gamble, ending in 2014 as finance director of its global home products business.
Whittington will receive a base salary of $450,000, with a pair of “new-hire” stock grants valued at $2 million, according to the SEC filing.