NRG Energy CFO is leaving; interim replacement named

NRG Energy Inc., the Princeton-based utility company, announced Thursday that its chief financial officer is departing the company.

Kirkland Andrews has stepped down from the CFO post, effective Thursday, and will remain in an advisory role through Feb. 19. Gaetan Frotte, the company’s senior vice president and treasurer, will serve as interim CFO until a full-time replacement is found.

“Kirk’s leadership and counsel helped achieve the financial foundation and simplicity that underpins the compelling strategic and financial flexibility that we enjoy today,” CEO and President Mauricio Gutierrez said in a prepared statement. “… Today, following the completion of the Direct Energy acquisition and with legacy financial complexities largely behind us, our financial outlook is strong and path to investment-grade credit ratings is clear.”