Cade Kohoutek joined SDi in 2020 as the Vice President of Business Operations. She is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial and support operations, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, and Human Resources. In 2021, Cade was promoted to Executive Vice President of Finance and Compliance, taking on additional responsibilities that include ethics & compliance, IT, and security. During her time at SDi, Cade has completed the successful acquisition of RDA, Inc., effective June 1, 2021. She has also been instrumental in implementing new systems for Recruiting, Talent Management, and Compensation.
Cade has over twenty-five years of accounting and finance experience, including eleven years at Compaq/HP and seven years at Shell Oil Company in various finance leadership positions. She also spent two years at GSE Holding, Inc., as the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. During her time at GSE, she was the financial lead for the IPO process of the company and was on the platform for the ringing of the NASDAQ bell. While at HP as the Senior Manager of Mergers & Acquisitions, she oversaw twenty-seven billion dollars in accounting projects for over twenty-five mergers and acquisitions, including the thirteen billion dollars acquisition of Electronic Data Systems.
Cade began her career at Arthur Andersen in New Orleans, where she obtained her Louisiana CPA license (currently inactive) and was an Audit Senior. She has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. She is a native of New Orleans and currently resides in The Woodlands, TX with her three daughters. Cade’s favorite pastimes are traveling with her children and the Peloton. She also serves as PTO Treasurer and National Charity League (TX Roses Chapter) Assistant Treasurer, and she is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care.