Jay Hoffman, former chief financial officer of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, has joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to fill the same role.
He will supervise activities on an over $3B budget and provide financial advisory support to USPTO officials, the agency said Friday.
Hoffman holds over 22 years of financial management experience in the federal sector. He advised CPSC's chairman on financial matters in his most recent role as the agency's CFO.
The finance expert also contributed to the Senior Executive Service as a member over a 15-year tenure.
“Jay brings extensive strategic financial management skills coupled with decades of leadership in government to this critically important role," said Andrei Iancu, undersecretary of commerce for intellectual property and USPTO's director.
Hoffman continues the work of Sean Mildrew who served as USPTO's acting CFO up to the former's full-time start of the role.