Ingram Content Group Has New CFO: Brian Dauphin to Replace Frank Kerrigan

Brian Dauphin, currently senior vice president of Ingram’s Lightning Source print-on-demand business, will become chief financial officer of the Ingram Content Group on July 1, replacing Frank A. Kerrigan, who has been CFO since 1996. Kerrigan, who intends to retire, will stay on with the company as a senior vice president, effective July 1, through a transitional period.

Dauphin joined Ingram in 1999 as controller for Lightning Source. Through the early 2000s, he rose up the ranks in the organization until he was appointed senior vice president in 2012. He has CFO experience in a previous career working for a healthcare start-up. He also spent time as an accountant at global accounting firm Ernst & Young.

Kerrigan joined the company in 1994 as vice president and controller and was appointed CFO in 1996.

“We will miss him,” Ingram Content CEO John Ingram said in a statement (below), adding, “but we are very fortunate to have Brian Dauphin waiting in the wings. The transition period in the months ahead will be a luxury that we’re fortunate to have.”

[Press Release]

Brian Dauphin named Chief Financial Officer at Ingram Content Group, succeeding Frank Kerrigan

Brian Dauphin, Senior Vice President of Ingram Content Group, will become the company’s Chief Financial Officer on July 1, reporting to CEO John R. Ingram. Mr. Dauphin will succeed Frank A. Kerrigan, who has served as Ingram’s CFO since 1996.

Mr. Kerrigan has announced his intent to retire next year. Effective July 1, he will become Senior Vice President, for a transition period.

Mr. Ingram saluted Mr. Kerrigan’s service to Ingram and noted his years of effective working relationships with financial officers of companies throughout the book industry, including publishers and booksellers.

“Through all the challenges our industry has faced, Frank Kerrigan has been a steady constant in a swirl of change,” Mr. Ingram said. “He is well respected throughout our organization and throughout our industry, and he deserves it. We will miss him, but we are very fortunate to have Brian Dauphin waiting in the wings. The transition period in the months ahead will be a luxury that we’re fortunate to have.”

Mr. Kerrigan, a Nashville native, joined Ingram Book Group as Vice President and Controller in 1994. He was promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Book Company in 1996. Prior to Ingram, he served in the automotive supply industry for several years.

He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Dauphin is currently the Senior Vice President of Ingram’s Lightning Source Inc., which provides print on demand services to publishers. As a member of the Lightning Source management team, he has worked closely with Mr. Kerrigan for the past four years.

Mr. Dauphin joined Ingram in 1999 as Controller for Lightning Source. He was appointed Vice President and Controller of Lightning Source in 2003, Senior Vice President for Finance in 2004, and Senior VP Finance for Ingram Content Group in 2012.

Before joining Ingram, Mr. Dauphin was the co-founder and CFO of Carelink Health Partners, which managed hospital-based skilled nursing facilities and senior health centers until sold to LifeTrust America in 2007.  Earlier in his career, Mr. Dauphin worked at the public accounting firm of Ernst & Young and later was a financial management specialist for Cooper Industries – a Fortune 500 diversified global manufacturing company.

Mr. Dauphin has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Dauphin is married and has twin daughters.

Ingram Content Group Inc. is a subsidiary of Nashville-based Ingram Industries Inc. The company provides books, music and media content to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 26,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital distribution, logistics, and manufacturing solutions to access global consumer demand, and realize the full business potential of book content. Ingram’s operating units are Ingram Book Company, Lightning Source Inc., Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Periodicals Inc., Ingram International Inc., Ingram Library Services Inc., Spring Arbor Distributors Inc., Ingram Publisher Services Inc., Tennessee Book Company LLC, Coutts Information Services, and ICG Ventures Inc. For more information, visit


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