Fast Radius Appoints Pat McCusker as President and Interim Chief Financial Officer and John Nanry as Chief Operating Officer
CHICAGO — June 14, 2022 — Fast Radius (Nasdaq: FSRD), a digital manufacturing and supply chain company, today announced the appointment of Pat McCusker as President and Interim Chief Financial Officer and John Nanry as Chief Operating Officer, effective June 30, 2022.
McCusker and Nanry are both co-founders of Fast Radius. Over the past five years, McCusker has been instrumental in Fast Radius’ growth, having held leadership roles across commercial execution, financial operations, capital markets engagement, and other functions. McCusker previously served as Interim CFO for Fast Radius from 2017 to August 2021. In this role, he led broad cross-functional teams to prepare for and execute Fast Radius’ private financing rounds and entry into the public markets in February 2022. He most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer.
With deep expertise in manufacturing, engineering, and operations, Nanry has been crucial to the evolution of Fast Radius. He most recently held the position of Chief Manufacturing and People Officer, where he led the development of Fast Radius’ manufacturing operations and aligning the company’s workforce planning and business strategy. In his new position as Chief Operating Officer, Nanry’s role will expand to also include the execution of Fast Radius’ operational strategy and processes.
“Pat and John bring distinctive experience and both are poised to lead our company in these new roles,” said Lou Rassey, CEO and Co-Founder of Fast Radius. “Pat and John are steadfast in their commitment to Fast Radius. They have evolved with our company, taking on new responsibilities with great stewardship, and dedicated to driving impact for our business, our customers, and our shareholders.”
Prior to Fast Radius, McCusker was President, North America at InnerWorkings (Nasdaq: INWK), a technology-enabled marketing services firm. Before that, he was an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, where he served technology clients across a wide range of functions. Before McKinsey, McCusker held cross-functional leadership roles at multiple early-stage growth companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of Notre Dame.
Prior to Fast Radius, Nanry helped to build and lead the Digital Manufacturing Practice for McKinsey & Company, where he helped clients build and navigate their digital transformations. Nanry holds his MBA from Northwestern, and his BSE and MSE in Engineering from the University of Michigan.
McCusker replaces Prithvi Gandhi who resigned as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 30, 2022. On the departure of Gandhi, Rassey said, “Prith helped lead and navigate Fast Radius’ go-public process, while building out a strong team and finance function. I am grateful for his contributions. Everyone at Fast Radius wishes Prith great success in his next chapter.”
About Fast Radius
Fast Radius, Inc. is a leading cloud manufacturing and digital supply chain company. The Fast Radius Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ provides software applications and manufacturing solutions that help engineers design, make, and fulfill commercial-grade parts, when and where they are needed. This enables companies to manufacture and ship parts easily, flexibly, and sustainably. Founded in 2017, Fast Radius, Inc. is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Atlanta, Louisville, and Singapore, and microfactories in Chicago and at the UPS Worldport facility in Louisville, KY. To learn more about Fast Radius and how its digital manufacturing capabilities are helping companies, please visit Fast Radius or connect with us on LinkedIn or Twitter.
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Kelly Smith, MSL U.S.