Shield AI Announces Appointment of François Chadwick as Chief Financial Officer

SAN DIEGO, August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — AI Shield, the fast-growing defense technology company that builds AI pilots for aircraft, today announced that Francois Chadwick joined the company as Chief Financial Officer.

Chadwick brings more than 30 years of financial experience, holding senior roles at Uber, KPMG and Volta. At Uber, he grew the finance team from 20 to 1,100 people, launched finance and accounting operations in 100 countries and took the company public – achieving a marketing capitalization of $120 billion.

“During our search for a CFO, the team considered numerous public company CFOs, technology CFOs, bankers and finance professionals – each with distinguished backgrounds and a keen interest in joining. Shield AI François has stood out for his deep technical expertise, his adherence to our shared values ​​and his unique experiences, including taking companies public and building large organizations from the ground up,” said Ryan TsengCEO of Shield AI.

Prior to joining Uber, Chadwick was the national tax head of the emerging growth practice at KPMG, where he focused on hyper-growth global technology companies; he was CEO of the consulting company Taxaccord LLC; and held positions at BDO, Jefferson Wells and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Liverpool John Morres University.

“Shield AI is one of the few companies in the world working to deliver technology critical to global stability and peace. I am thrilled to join this world-class team and look forward to putting my professional experiences to good use to ensure the success of the company and its noble mission,” said Chadwick.

About Shield AI

Shield AI is a venture-backed company built around a team of experienced executives, fighters with relevant national security experience, and world-class artificial intelligence engineers. The company has offices in San Diego, washington d.c., dallasand Abu Dhabi. Shield AI products and personnel are currently on the ground actively supporting operations with the US Department of Defense and its allies. For more information, visit

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