The city of Los Altos recently hired Sharif Etman as its new administrative services director.
Etman will begin his new role Monday, overseeing the city’s finance, human resources and information technology divisions.
“Sharif’s strong financial background combined with his extensive experience working with councils, boards and the public made him a stand-out candidate in our search for a new administrative services director,” said City Manager Chris Jordan.
Etman comes to Los Altos from Campbell, where he served as finance manager since 2014. He helped multiple agencies upgrade their financial systems, a project Los Altos will soon take on as well.
Prior to his time in Campbell, Etman served as director of financial services at San Mateo County’s Human Services Agency from 2007 to 2012, overseeing an annual budget of more than $200 million.
The city of Los Altos selected executive search firm Ralph Anderson & Associates to conduct the recruitment following the resignation of the previous administrative services director, Kim Juran-Karageorgiou, in May.