Joseph (Joe) DaMour is Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at J.D. Power. He is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial operations, encompassing accounting and financial reporting, as well as purchasing, legal, ad claim sales and mergers and acquisitions strategy and execution. He also provides strategic and tactical guidance to the leadership team as the company continues to expand globally.
Mr. DaMour has more than 30 years of automotive experience in seniorlevel management positions. Prior to joining J.D. Power in 2013, he was chief financial officer of Via Motors, a privately held electric vehicle development and manufacturing company. Before that, he was chief financial officer of Fisker Automotive, a luxury plug-in electric vehicle manufacturer.
Previously, Mr. DaMour spent nearly 25 years with General Motors, the last 20 in executive-level positions of increasing responsibility around the world, including Europe, South America and Asia. As executive director, corporate restructurings, he led the project management office, which restructured the company and took it in and out of bankruptcy. As vice president and chief financial officer of GM global powertrain, he led the company’s efforts in selling the Allison Transmission division to two private equity firms for $5.6 billion. Earlier, as vice president and chief financial officer of General Motors Asia Pacific, Mr. DaMour was responsible for establishing the strategic financial direction for the Asia Pacific region. In addition to his extensive financial experience, particularly in the areas of debt and equity financing and restructuring, he was the general director of marketing and sales for General Motors do Brasil. Earlier at GM, he worked in the company’s corporate office in various management positions, including global banking; European regional treasury center; investor relations and monthly financial reporting; new business development; and overseas financing.
Mr. DaMour received a bachelor’s degree in political science (magna cum laude) and a juris doctor-master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan.