Seaspan Corporation has appointed Ryan Courson as its chief financial officer, effective from May 5, 2018.
According to Seaspan, David Spivak, current CFO, has given notice that he will leave the company on June 29, 2018 to pursue other opportunities. From May 5, 2018, Spivak will continue with Seaspan as special advisor to the president and chief executive officer until his departure.
Courson joined Seaspan in March 2018 as senior vice president of corporate development. He previously spent three years at investment firm Falcon Edge Capital, where he focused on researching and investing in capital-intensive industrial companies in North America and Asia. Prior to that, Courson worked at Teton Capital and was acting CFO of Teton’s largest investment, Davos Brands. Courson began his career at Berkshire Hathaway, where he performed financial analysis and helped structure joint ventures with Berkshire portfolio companies and Asian counterparties.
Courson is fluent in Mandarin and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis, where he currently serves as a visiting professor.
Spivak has been CFO since May 2016, according to Seaspan.