Michael McDonnell, chief financial officer atÂ IntelsatÂ since 2008, will depart the satellite services conglomerate in mid-December to take the CFO position atÂ contract research organization Quintiles.
Quintiles said MondayÂ McDonnell will succeed current CFO Kevin Gordon, whoÂ has heldÂ that role since 2010 and will move into the chief operating officer capacity at the Durham, N.C.-based company.
Both McDonnell and Gordon led their respective companies through initial public offerings in 2013 and also oversaw capital structure reorganizations.
McDonnell joined Intelsat after prior CFO roles atÂ MCG Capital and EchoStar Communications.
Intelsat said Monday it has started an external search for a new CFO.