LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — Pasquale (Pat) Conte has been named executive vice-president and chief financial officer of the Hain Celestial Group, Inc. He succeeds Stephen J. Smith, who will remain with the company through the end of the month to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Conte joined Hain Celestial in 2009 after acting as a financial consultant to the company previously. Most recently, he was senior vice-president of finance and treasurer. During his time at Hain Celestial, Mr. Conte has overseen the company’s global financial planning and analysis and has worked strategically on mergers and acquisitions, quarterly reporting, taxes and compliance, productivity and other initiatives. Mr. Conte is a certified public accountant and has worked at Colgate-Palmolive Co., NYNEX Corp., Arthur Anderson, L.L.P., and Motorola, Inc.