Chief Financial Officer
Amy Ard serves as Proterra’s chief financial officer. With more than twenty years of experience in finance and various manufacturing industries, Ard brings a rare combination of expertise leading both large public companies and private companies through significant stages of growth. At Proterra, she is supporting the company’s next level of expansion by aligning corporate finance with all aspects of the business, from engineering and manufacturing to sales and marketing and operations. Ard’s experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) defined her career and passion for manufacturing early on. Before joining Proterra, Ard was CFO at AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (AMG), a publicly held global specialty metals and engineering company. During her tenure as CFO, net debt was driven down by over $200 million and AMG’s share price improved by over 30 percent, despite a significant downturn in the commodity sector. Ard also took AMG through a $275 million IPO, refinanced a $320 million debt facility, led the integration of two key acquisitions with purchase prices in excess of $25 million and implemented a global cash and risk management system. Over the course of her career, Ard has accrued multifaceted corporate finance experience and has proven her unique ability to build talented teams, create operational excellence, and manage cash flows for capital-intensive projects, while accurately forecasting quarterly financial earnings. Ard holds a bachelor’s in accountancy and an MBA, both from Villanova University.