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Michael Hofer was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at Grass Valley in 2020. With over 20 years in the world of finance, he has held influential leading roles in global, market-leading companies in the fields of media, access systems and telecommunications. His experience in international and multicultural public and private organizations across North & Latin America, Asia, Australia, and Europe, combined with the five languages he speaks, provide him with unique business insight.

Michael has extensive financial expertise in manufacturing and project business, M&A, integration and restructuring. Most recently, he held the role Chief Financial Officer for Kapsch TrafficCom, a Europe-based telecommunications company providing intelligent transportation and traffic management systems, where he led the finance operations and risk management function for the entire Americas region. In this position, he effectively oversaw the financial strategy, management, analysis and reporting for hundreds of simultaneous projects while the organization grew over 300%. He also held positions at Sony where his focus was on Sony Music manufacturing in the APAC region.

A certified public accountant of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Michael holds a PhD, an MBA in Finance, an MSA in Accounting and an advanced certification in Organizational Leadership from The Wharton School of Business. His honors include the Elijah Watt Sells Award from the AICPA in 2011.