Saybrook President Lorne Buchman announced last week that Mike Cairns, a former Saybrook trustee, has been appointed interim Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Saybrook.
Cairns, who served as chair of the finance committee of Saybrook’s Board of Trustees, has over 25 years of financial experience, including tenure with such companies as Transamerica Corporation and Deloitte and Touche. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Finance for Legacy Corporation. A member of the CSCPA, he received his MBA from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.
Cairns said he is thrilled to be working more closely with Saybrook, and pleased by its recent growth and development.
“I have served on Saybrook’s Board of Trustee’s since 2003, and during this time, I have seen the school go through many changes,” said Cairns. “The level of energy I see today is incredible and I am very excited to be here. The direction the school is taking with the new programs and affiliations can only lead to a stronger and more vibrant institution.”