Veteran Tech CFO Liz Huebner brings decades of public company expertise as chair of Boom’s audit committee
DENVER—May 26, 2021 -- Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest and most sustainable airliner, today announced that it has added a highly regarded technology CFO to its Board of Directors. Liz Huebner previously served as CFO of Getty Images, Primus Knowledge Solutions and Fluke Corporation.
Huebner began her career at Arthur Andersen and served as CFO for three different publicly-traded technology companies before retiring from Getty Images in 2006. Since then, she has served on several boards of directors and is currently on the boards of Blue Apron, Recreational Equipment, Inc., and Curology, Inc., a private company. She also served on the Blucora board of directors and on the board of the Pacific Northwest chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, which is dedicated to supporting corporate governance and mentoring the next generation of corporate directors. Boom will leverage Huebner’s more than 35 years of experience in financial auditing to chair Boom’s audit committee and help guide Boom through its next phase of rapid growth.
“I’m so inspired by Boom’s mission to make the world more accessible with sustainable supersonic flight, and I believe Boom’s management team has what it takes to make this vision a reality,” said Huebner. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with this outstanding team to help the company navigate its expansion.”
“Over the past several months, we’ve continued to grow our talented team—from the addition of world class senior leaders, highly experienced board members and strong advisory council members to help us scale,” said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. “We’re especially fortunate to attract so many passionate supporters for our mission to make the world dramatically more accessible.”
Boom is currently completing its design of Overture, its 65-88 seat airliner that will serve at least 500 transoceanic routes across the globe. The company is scheduled to break ground on its manufacturing facility in 2022, begin production in 2023 and roll out a completed aircraft in 2025. Flight testing and certification work is planned to begin in 2026, with the goal of flying passengers by the end of the decade. Simultaneously, the company is currently engaged in ground testing of its supersonic demonstrator, XB-1, heading toward flight test by early next year.