Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board Member

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Arnold Hackett ’87
Chief Financial Officer

Arnold Hackett is Chief Financial Officer of Metrolink, having been named to the position in December 2021. He is responsible for overseeing the controller/treasurer, budgets and financial analysis, general accounting and payroll, grants finance, and fiscal management, along with accounts receivable and payable. Arnold also has responsibilities for Contracts, Procurement and Materials Management. Prior to accepting the role as Chief Financial Officer, He held several interim executive positions in Metrolink prior to being named CFO, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Interim CFO, and Interim Chief Strategy Officer.  Arnold joined Metrolink in May 2019.

Arnold has more than 30 years’ experience in private technology industry for Xerox Corporation; he had served as Vice President and General Manager of Alliance and Partnership Management, positions in research, engineering, strategy development, technical project/program management, business development and global process / performance improvement initiatives.

Arnold serves on the Board of Directors for GTxcel. GTxcel is a privately held American-based software as a service (SaaS) provider of digital and mobile publishing solutions. He also serves on several non-profit boards including UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering Dean’s Corporate Advisory Board (member) & Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity Industry Advisory Board (chair), California State University at Long Beach Engineering Corporate Advisory Board (member), United Negro College Fund (UNCF) – Los Angeles Leadership Council, The Wiley Center for Speech and Language Development, Friends of the Children – Los Angeles, Brotherhood Crusade Corporate Advisory Board, Harold and Carole Pump Foundation, and Jeffrey Osborne Foundation.

Arnold holds a BS from UCLA, an MS from CSULB, an MBA from USC, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. 

Arnold’s true passion is serving the community as a volunteer, mentoring students in STEM and enjoys spending time with his family and friends. Arnold resides in Pasadena, California.