David Janazzo, an expert across multiple financial disciplines, is Director of Finance. In this role, David conducts data analysis associated with the relevant industry issues and financial analysis of the related companies in support of the Foundation’s objectives toward the advancement of smoking cessation and harm reduction.
David’s extensive work experience includes positions at Fortune 100 companies, where he managed the following disciplines: Financial Planning and Analysis; Treasury; Pension and Investments; and Investor Relations. As Senior Director, Treasury at Time Warner Cable, David directed the pension and investments oversight process and capital structure decision-making. Prior to his role at Time Warner Cable, David was Director of Investor Relations at Verizon.
At Merrill Lynch, David was a fundamental stock analyst covering U.S. Telecom Services. He generated stock recommendations, produced financial models, and published industry and company research. David was recognized as a knowledgeable industry resource and sound financial analyst by internal and external polls. Earlier in his career, David held technical and management positions at AT&T.
David resides in New Jersey and holds a MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of Business, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is active in his local community through charitable organizations.
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The Tobacco Transformation Index® demonstrates that the transformation of the tobacco industry toward harm reduction is at an early stage. Simply put, the tobacco industry is not phasing out high-risk products (i.e., cigarettes) and/or transitioning smokers to reduced-risk products quickly enough to achieve the Foundation’s mission of ending smoking in this generation. The 2022 Index, […]
Revised December 15, 2022 The 2022 Index The Tobacco Transformation Index® aims to accelerate the reduction of harm caused by tobacco use. The Index ranks the world’s 15 largest tobacco companies on their relative progress toward harm reduction. The Index is designed to deliver on key goals of the Foundation: to drive the transformation of […]
Introduction The Tobacco Transformation Index® measures the extent to which nicotine and tobacco companies are making material progress toward reducing the consumption of high-risk products (HRPs) and contributing to tobacco harm reduction. Nicotine pouches are one of six products defined as “reduced-risk”. As this blog post explores, nicotine pouches are a relatively niche category and not widely […]
The first Tobacco Transformation Index™ found that a small group of tobacco companies made public commitments to harm reduction, but none had shifted their focus enough to ensure the accelerated decline of cigarettes and other high-risk products*. In a blog article published in September 2021, covering half-year results, we found that reduced-risk products* still formed […]
In September 2021, Swedish Match AB announced that it plans to spin off its cigar business and become an entirely “smokefree” company. The spin-off is targeted for completion by the second half of 2022. As Table 1 illustrates, cigars currently represent 28% of Swedish Match’s revenue, with the remainder of its portfolio mostly comprising oral […]
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