Nikola Motor Co., Salt Lake City, has hired Jonathan Spira as chief financial officer. Spira has been building and managing companies in the technology and consumer industry for more than 20 years. Most recently, he served as chief financial officer at Untangle Inc. He also served as CFO at Blinkx plc, Kapow Technologies, Packethop, Atrenta, ePeople and Autonomy Corp. He also held senior finance and planning positions at Walt Disney Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Nestlé Food Co., and worked as a consultant in Peat Marwick’s merger-and-acquisition practice.