Boingo Wireless, which provides access to the world’s largest network of Wi-Fi hotspots, today announced that Edward Zinser joined the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective January 28. Zinser is responsible for the planning, legal, finance and corporate development functions of the company.
“We’re thrilled to have a CFO with significant public company experience at Boingo,” said Dave Hagan, president and CEO of Boingo Wireless. “Ed has repeatedly shown an ability to increase shareholder value as CFO for multiple companies, and I look forward to working together with him to take Boingo to the next level.”
Most recently executive vice president and CFO of THQ, Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI), Zinser has also served in senior financial positions with Vivendi Universal, USA Networks Inc. (Nasdaq:IBUY), and The Walt Disney Company.
At THQ, Zinser managed all financial, accounting, investor relations and information systems activities. At Vivendi Universal, he oversaw VU Games’ worldwide accounting and finance operations. Zinser came to VU Games from USA Networks, where he served as President and COO of Styleclick Inc. He was previously senior vice president and CFO of USA Networks’ Internet Shopping Network.
Zinser has also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Disney’s Publishing Group and has held other management positions at leading companies, including The Franklin Mint, the Pepsi Cola Bottling Group and The Campbell Soup Company.
A board member of Universal Electronics (Nasdaq:UEIC), Zinser received his BS in Management from Fairfield University and his MBA in Finance from University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
About Boingo Wireless
Boingo Wireless, Inc. is the global market leader in Wi-Fi. Boingo makes it easy for consumers to enjoy Wi-Fi access on their laptop or mobile device at more than 100,000 hotspots worldwide — including airports, hotels, cafes and metropolitan hot zones — with a single account. Through its Concourse Communications Group, LLC subsidiary, Boingo operates wired and wireless networks at 20 of the top 100 North American airports. More information about Boingo and Concourse is available at http://www.boingo.com and http://www.concoursecommunications.com .