Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) Vice President of Worldwide Finance and Operations Justin McAnear will be resigning in early October, according to a statement CNBC obtained. This marks the third executive to leave the Company in just the past week alone.
McAnear will leave Tesla to join another unnamed firm as the Chief Financial Officer. At Tesla, McAnear worked under Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja.
"Several weeks ago, I announced to my team that I would be leaving Tesla because I had the chance to take a CFO role at another company," McAnear said in a statement obtained by CNBC. "I've truly loved my time at Tesla, and I have great respect for my colleagues and the work they do, but this was simply an opportunity I couldn't pass up."
McAnear said that he is working effectively to transition smoothly, as number of the team are stepping up to fill his position. McAnear said that any other speculations about his departure are inaccurate.
McAnear’s departure marks the multitude of Tesla executives resigning from the Company in the past year. Last week, Tesla Chief Accounting Officer Dave Morton and Chief People Officer Gaby Toledano both resigned. Morton left his position just a few weeks into his role.
Their resignations come just a few months after Senior Engeineer Doug Field and Vice President of Worldwide Services Ganesh Srivats both departed back in July.
According to Jim Chanos, short seller and Tesla critic, the Company has had 41 executives resign this year alone. Other executives include President of Global Sales and Service Jon McNeill, who resigned back in February, the previous Chief Accounting Officer Eric Branderiz, who left back in March, and Vice President of Finance Susan Repo. All of which, took on new positions at opposing companies.
Tesla did not respond to comments regarding McAnear’s leave, as the two parties wished the announcement to remain private until further notice.
Tesla shares were trading slightly lower at 0.3% after the opening bell on Thursday.