Nvidia's CFO David White jumps ship

Nvidia’s chief financial officer has left the building.

The company announced the resignation of David White last night, claiming he had walked for “personal reasons”. He will be temporarily replaced by longstanding employee Karen Burns, who currently serves as corporate controller and vice president of tax until Nvidia can get a replacement together.

White joined the company in February 2009, coming in from Sanmina-SCI Corporation.

Although his resignation is effective from March 17, Nvidia has roped him into staying on in a smaller role for a few months to help ease in the new CFO.

Of course with a resignation there comes the obligatory statement from the CEO. This time  
Jen-Hsun Huang made a grovelling thanking speech while placing Karen in a good light.

“Her experience, her understanding of our business and her leadership will be a tremendous asset to us during this transition,” he said.

Prior to her sentence with Nvidia, she served nine years in tax and audit roles with KPMG. She’ll know all about the dosh then.