Joy Guadagnini has been named chief financial officer (CFO) of Cykor, Effective March 14, 2023.

She joins CyKor from Thriveworks, one of the largest mental health providers in the US, conducting over one million patient visits per year.

During her three-year tenure, Joy helped Thriveworks scale from a small business to a nationwide company, increasing annual revenues by 1400%. Prior to Thriveworks, Joy spent eight years with Dominion Enterprises, where she oversaw the financial operations of their automotive technology division and data center. Over the past five years of her career, Joy has been instrumental in the acquisition of 40+ locations and secured over $500M in funding through equity and debt raises.

A CPA that graduated Summa Cum Laude from Oral Roberts University, Joy earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting before moving on to complete her CFO program at Columbia University.

At CyKor, Joy will work closely with the leadership team to develop and execute the strategic vision of the organization, using data and analytics to ensure a strong bottom line as the company expands.

Before her start at CyKor, the team sat down with Joy to talk about her transition, excitement for the new role, and vision for CyKor.


Why CyKor? 

I have been rooting for CyKor since its founding in 2016, and over the years they have repeatedly proven that the organization has the hunger to fuel growth and the discernment to maintain it. When I finally had the opportunity to get off the sidelines and join the team, it was an opportunity that I was eager to say “yes” to!


What excites you about leading the finance department at Cykor?  

The numbers that a company produces tell a story, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to narrate that story and help craft the next chapter.


What is in store for CyKor in the next five years? 

CyKor has already proven that it knows how to put customers first while scaling profitably, maintaining a company culture that attracts talent, and optimizing processes so that it can compete on a much larger stage than its headcount implies. When you have a strong playbook like that, substantial growth is inevitable.