Hitachi Capital America named Executive Vice President Terry Hatfield its new operational excellence leader and hired Valerie Pagliaro as senior vice president and chief financial officer.

In her newly-created position, Hatfield, who previously served as HCA’s CFO, will be responsible for spearheading a company-wide initiative to drive customer experience, process, and operating infrastructure improvements across the company. She will focus on data-driven decision making and build the capabilities and culture needed to continue HCA’s marketplace success and growth.

“Terry has been an integral member of the team here at Hitachi for nearly 30 years,” said HCA President and COO Ryan Collison. “Her in-depth knowledge of finance, IT, process, and compliance make her the perfect leader for our company’s excellence initiative.”

Pagliaro comes to HCA from The Alta Group. She will be responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership for all HCA accounting and finance functions. Pagliaro previously held many senior positions at GE Capital, including operating business CFO roles for the core equipment financing, vendor finance, and trade finance businesses.

“We’re very excited to welcome Valerie to the team,” said Collison. “She brings decades of industry leadership experience, the demonstrated ability to drive superior results, and a track record of implementing sound financial processes. Her skills and abilities will prove invaluable as we embark on this next phase of HCA’s strategy.”