Review-Journal owner GateHouse Media announced Tuesday it has chosen John Perdigao as chief financial officer for its Western newspapers. Perdigao, formerly CFO at the Houston Chronicle and director of finance at the Los Angeles Times, has served as division controller at GateHouse since May.
“The product GateHouse newspapers gives to the public is important, and I’m happy to be part of that,” Perdigao said.
In his position, Perdigao will oversee finance and accounting for GateHouse Media newspapers in nine states west of the Mississippi River. Perdigao started at the Los Angeles Times in 2003 as an accounting manager, rising to assistant controller in 2006 and director of finance/controller in 2009. In 2013 he moved to the Houston Chronicle, where he served as CFO until 2015, moving to Gatehouse Media in May.
Prior to working in media, Perdigao served as the controller/operations manager at O & R Enterprises, a Los Angeles-based security, transportation and investigative company. During that period, Perdigao became a licensed security guard in California, working with Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Combs and Kobe Bryant. He chauffeured Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, to home games and was assigned to protect her during games.
Perdigao graduated from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. In 2007 he received an MBA in finance from Regis University in Denver, Colo.