Transwestern today announces Franklin Byrd has joined the firm as Managing Senior Vice President – Corporate Operations and Finance, a new position created to enhance finance, accounting, reporting, compliance and administrative functions across the Transwestern family of companies.
“Franklin’s extensive experience in finance and operations will make him a valuable asset to our company and clients,” said Steve Harding, Chief Financial Officer. “He has worked with a variety of investment and financing vehicles, giving him a broad understanding of Transwestern’s assets and sound perspective on corporate strategy.”
Byrd has more than 25 years of experience in finance, accounting and compliance, having actively participated in the financing and management of over $9 billion of debt and equity transactions, both public and private. Prior to joining Transwestern, he served as Vice President of Finance for Hunt Power L.P., a division of Hunt Consolidated Inc. During his seven-year tenure at Hunt, Byrd had divisional CFO responsibilities in which he oversaw financial vision, direction and leadership for the construction and investment of electric infrastructure assets. During his time at Hunt, he was responsible for setting up multiple Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) companies, including deal structuring, finance, financial reporting and compliance.
Byrd is a Certified Public Accountant who currently serves on the Financial Executives International Association and is an active member of The American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.