Guy Scheiwiller, former director of finance for Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Venice, Florida, is the new chief financial officer for the Diocese of Burlington.

His appointment was effective March 23.

“I am excited to be part of an amazing team and proud to have the opportunity to devote my talents for the success of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington,” he said.

He is responsible for all financial aspects of the Diocese. “Supported by my controller and eight accountants, we ensure the financial management of the Diocese, which includes many important functions such as the payroll for all employees,” he said.

Facilities management, IT and the insurance programs also are managed in his department.

“Besides my analytical skills and business acumen, I believe that I am a good team leader that encourages and mentors the team members to achieve their best, while being team players,” he commented.

He will address financial challenges in the Diocese and said a long-term strategic plan needs to be developed: “My goal is to help … build a strong foundation for a successful future.”

Born in Switzerland, Scheiwiller earned his financial analyst designation from the Institute for Financial Analysis in Zurich and a master’s of business administration from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, New York.

His previous work experience includes serving as a senior vice president of asset management with the Credit Suisse Group in Switzerland, where he worked the first 19 years of his career.

Scheiwiller began his tenure with the Diocese of Burlington during the novel coronavirus pandemic when the offices are closed. “It felt eerie to arrive in Burlington with the church, the coffee shop and the YMCA closed. With my team members working from home, it was challenging to build a good relationship and support them from the start,” he said. “For many days, the bishop, the vicar general and I were the only people at 55 Joy Drive, which became my second home.”

The diocesan headquarters are located at 55 Joy Drive in South Burlington.

Running and aviation are Scheiwiller’s passions. He participated in 30 marathons including four in the United States and has a commercial pilot’s license, “which could be useful when the bishop needs to get some place fast,” he said.

Scheiwiller can be reached at 802-658-6110.