The chief financial officer (CFO) of COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna left the company Wednesday (May 11) after only one full day on the job.
Jorge Gomez started with Moderna on Monday (May 9), but he left “effective immediately,” Moderna said on Wednesday. Gomez’s duties will be temporarily taken up by former CFO David Meline, who had recently retired, until the company can find a permanent replacement.
Moderna announced Gomez as the company’s new CFO on April 11, after he had left his position as CFO and executive vice president at dental equipment manufacturer Dentsply Sirona, a role he had been in since 2019.
Gomez’s incredibly short tenure at Moderna came to a swift and abrupt end after Dentsply, through a filing with the SEC on Tuesday (May 10), disclosed an ongoing investigation into irregular financial reporting at the company.