Somerset-based Catalent Inc. on May 11 announced that effective June 1, 2021, Thomas Castellano will serve as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer, succeeding Wetteny Joseph who will leave the company to become the CFO of Zoetis Inc.
“On behalf of the board, our shareholders, and all of us at Catalent, we’d like to thank Wetteny for his long and dedicated service, and we wish him every success in his future endeavors,” said John Chiminski, chair and chief executive officer, in a prepared statement. “We are delighted to recognize Tom’s continuing contributions and development as a senior executive at Catalent, and I look forward to working with him in his new role. Today’s smooth succession demonstrates the strength of Catalent’s bench and our proactive planning and executive development efforts.”
Castellano currently serves as Catalent’s global vice president of operational finance, providing finance partnership on strategic execution across the company’s business units, and as a member of Catalent’s executive leadership team.
He joined the company as director for Financial Planning & Analysis in 2008, playing an integral role in Catalent’s successful initial public offering in 2014, and has served in successively senior positions since then including as vice president, Financial Planning & Analysis and vice president, Finance, Investor Relations, and treasurer.
Prior to joining the company, Castellano worked with the capital markets finance group at Lehman Brothers, holding roles of increasing responsibility. He began his career at Cendant Corp. as part of its financial leadership development program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and an MBA, both from Seton Hall University.