RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – The Triangle Business Journal recognized Michael Kaelin, chief financial officer of RTI International, as one of the top chief financial officers in the Triangle.
The CFO Awards honor outstanding financial executives who exemplify excellence as corporate financial stewards.
"The 2014 class of winners shows the experience and expertise we have in the financial sector in this community," said Bryan Hamilton, publisher of Triangle Business Journal. "Not only are they providing sound fiscal oversight for their companies, they are impacting how they grow."
Kaelin was named CFO of RTI in October 2012 and is responsible for managing RTI's corporate financial requirements and institute-level financial risks. He is also responsible for ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of research group finance, contracts, proposals, procurement and Information technology services.
Kaelin joined RTI in 2007 as vice president of finance for Social and Statistical Sciences (now Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences). In 2009, he was named vice president of Research Group Finance, responsible for the finance teams in all research groups across the institute.
Kaelin has more than 25 years of financial management experience, including his prior tenure as vice president of finance for Raleigh-based Misys Healthcare Inc., a leader in the healthcare information technology industry. At Misys he led a unit that provided software solutions to the physician community.
Kaelin also held a number of senior financial positions in companies such as Channel Master and Productivity Point International, where he was chief financial officer, as well as Coopers & Lybrand.
He is a licensed certified public accountant in North Carolina and holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, W.Va.