Alumni Spotlight is pleased to announce The Top 100 Chief Financial Officers of 2021. These accomplished individuals have played a major role in guiding their companies to solid foundations and continuous growth by leveraging their strategic financial capabilities. It wasn’t until the 1960s that the arrival of the Chief Financial Officer even existed. In the 1980s, Melvin Howard, the previous CFO of Xerox said that “the overwhelming impact of inflation would mean that Chief Financial Officers will play a far larger part than in the past in the overall decision-making process of their companies”. The past decades have proven his statement to be true not only due to inflation but the many other financial considerations faced by the modern company. These awardees are heavily involved in their company's decision making processes and are critical to the overall success of the companies and organizations they lead.
Tracey Doi, the CFO and Group VP of Toyota North America, leads her team of finance professionals year after year while handling the various challenges imposed by unexpected occurrences such as the pandemic and supply chain disruptions enabling Toyota to continue its reign as a top automotive manufacturer. Steve Voskuil, the SVP and CFO of The Hershey Company, guides the company to ensure they are able to provide some of the world’s favorite desserts and treats to their loyal consumers. Meanwhile, Sandra Clarke of Blue Shield of California, provides her financial expertise and insight to help serve their 4.5 million health plan members across the nation.
This year’s awardees span across a variety of industries including food production, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and more but they share the same focus. Their dedication to the field and their leadership skills have made them a trusted executive in the eyes of their management team and board of directors. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of the Top 100 Chief Financial Officers of 2021.
1. Jeff Putnam
Jeff Putnam is the CFO of UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated is an American multinational managed healthcare and insurance company based in Minnesota. It has 340,000 employees in two distinct and complementary businesses working to help build a modern, high-performing health system through improved access, affordability, outcomes and experiences. Putnam has 29 years of experience. He began his career in 1992.
Earlier in his career he worked with Northwest Airlines as an SVP in finance and VP of flight operations administration. Putnam graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Dartmouth College with an undergraduate degree in engineering.
2. Michael Connaway
Michael Connaway is a VP and CFO of Honeywell. He first joined the company in 2021. Honeywell International Inc. is an American publicly traded, multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It primarily operates in four areas of business including aerospace, building technologies, performance materials and technologies, and safety and productivity solutions.
Previously, Connaway was a VP and CFO at ABB. Earlier in his career he worked with GE as a head of global financial planning and analysis. Connaway earned an undergraduate degree in finance from Boston College.
3. Tracey Doi
Toyota North America
University of California - Los Angeles
Tracey Doi began her professional career 23 years ago. Today, she is the CFO and Group VP of Toyota North America. Toyota North America is the operating subsidiary that oversees all operations of the Toyota Motor Corporation in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Toyota Motor Corporation is a multinational automotive manufacturer and one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world, producing about 10 million vehicles per year.
In 1998 Doi served as a director of strategic planning and analysis at AT&T. Doi graduated from the University of California - Los Angeles with an undergraduate degree in business economics.
4. David Zinsner
Carnegie Mellon University
David Zinsner is the EVP and CFO of Micron Technology. Micron Technology is a world leader in innovating memory and storage solutions. It produces computer memory and computer data storage including dynamic random-access memory, flash memory, and USB flash drives. Micron is headquartered in Idaho, with more than 40,000 team members in 17 countries. Its consumer products are marketed under the brands Crucial and Ballistix. Zinsner has nearly 31 years of experience. He began his career in 1991.
Before joining Micron Technology, Zinsner was a president and COO at Affirmed Networks and before that an SVP and CFO at Analog Devices. Earlier in his career he worked with Mellon Bank as an analyst. Zinsner graduated from Vanderbilt University - Owen Graduate School of Management with an MBA and from Carnegie Mellon University with an undergraduate degree in industrial management.
5. Mitesh Popat
The Johns Hopkins University
Mitesh Popat is the CFO for Citi’s Global Equities Sales and Trading Franchise. For the past 200 years, Citi's mission is to serve as a trusted partner to their clients by responsibly providing financial services that enable growth and economic progress. Their core activities include safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of their clients.
Mitesh first joined the company in 2006 in Citi’s Treasury division. Throughout his career, he has successfully led and seamlessly transitioned through various functions within the CFO disciplines, strategy, and operations, within diverse geographic and cultural settings and through various economic environments. His expertise is in facilitating strategic decision making for business growth and capital/expense resource optimization through dynamic budgeting and business drivers analytics at the group level as well as individual product and country level. He is also an angel investor in various startups based in the US, India and South Africa. He became a Chartered Financial Analyst in 2006. Popat graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur with an undergraduate degree in engineering and from The Johns Hopkins University with a master’s degree in engineering.
6. Amy Hood
Amy Hood is an EVP and CFO of Microsoft. She first joined the company in 2002 as director of investor relations. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational technology corporation which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge.
Earlier in her career she worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co. as an associate for the investment banking and equity capital markets. Hood earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Duke University.
7. Kevin Garrido
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group
University of Florida
Kevin Garrido began his professional career over 24 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group. Constellation is a leading competitive energy company providing power, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. The company provides integrated energy solutions that help customers strategically buy, manage and use energy.
Garrido first got his start in 1997 as a contract administrator at TWS Systems. From there, he went on to General Electric Supply Co., before eventually rising to strategic development & marketing at USEC, his most recent position prior to joining Constellation Energy Nuclear Group. Garrido graduated from Cornell University with an MBA in finance and from the University of Florida with an undergraduate degree in economics and business.
8. Julie Booth
University of Michigan
Julie Booth is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Rocket Companies. She first joined the company in 2020. Founded by Dan Gilbert, tech-driven Rocket Companies provides industry-leading real estate, mortgage and financial services, empowering consumers through entities including Rocket Homes, Rocket Auto and Rocket Mortgage, the nation's largest mortgage lender.
Previously, Booth was a CFO and treasurer at Quicken Loans. Earlier in her career she worked with Ernst & Young as a senior manager. Booth earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Michigan Business School.
9. Oscar Wu
Oscar Wu began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of General Motors. General Motors is home to Buick, Cadillac, GMC and Chevrolet. It is a multinational automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Michigan. The corporation was founded as a holding company, and the present entity was established in 2009 after its restructuring.
In 1999, Wu served as a director of equities at Nomura Securities. From there, he went on to Barclays Capital, before eventually rising to a portfolio risk manager at Hudson Bay Capital Management, his most recent position prior to joining General Motors. Wu graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
10. Sandra Clarke
Blue Shield of California
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sandra Clarke is EVP and CFO at Blue Shield of California, a nonprofit health plan with over $21 billion in annual revenue serving over 4.4 million members in the state. She oversees financial strategy, actuarial functions, and financial operations, and leads enterprise-wide efforts to transform the member experience while reducing administrative expense. Clarke has over 25 years of experience directing worldwide financial organizations in an array of industries.
Prior to joining Blue Shield, she served as SVP and CFO of US-based pharmaceutical company Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Clarke served as CFO for Philips Healthcare’s North and South America Commercial Group and was VP and controller of Finance at Siemens Water Technologies Group. She actively serves as board member at Evio Pharmacy Solutions, a pharmacy solutions startup, and as board director and audit chair at Metromile. Clarke holds a master's degree in accounting from Bentley University, a master’s degree in healthcare law from Seton Hall University School of Law, and an undergraduate degree in finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
11. Brenton Campbell
Blue Diamond Parts, a Ford Motor Company
Brenton Campbell is the CFO of Blue Diamond Parts, a Ford Motor Company. He first joined the company in 2005 as senior financial analyst for the customer service division. Ford is a global company with shared ideals and a deep sense of family. From its earliest days as a pioneer of modern transportation, it has sought to make the world a better place, one that benefits lives, communities and the planet. They are here to provide the means for every person to move and pursue their dreams, serving as a bridge between personal freedom and the future of mobility.
Previously, Campbell was an associate attorney at Frank, Haron, Weiner and Navarro and before that a fellow at Spring Mill Venture Partners. Earlier in his career he worked with Compuware Corporation as a information technology consultant. Campbell earned an MBA from Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, a JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Michigan.
12. Brian Newman
Brian Newman is the CFO of UPS. UPS, formally known as the United Parcel Service, is a multinational shipping and receiving and supply chain management company founded in 1907. Originally known as the American Messenger Company specializing in telegraphs, UPS has grown to become a Fortune 500 company and one of the world's largest shipping couriers. Newman has 31 years in finance. He began his career in 1990.
Before joining UPS, Newman was an EVP of finance, operations and IT at PepsiCo - Latin Americas. Earlier in his career he worked with Paine Webber as an investment banker. Newman graduated from NYU Stern School of Business with an MBA and from Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree in economics and politics.
13. Leslie Benners
University of Chicago
Leslie Benners began her professional career 23 years ago. Today, she is the SVP and CFO of FedEx Office. FedEx Office is a retail chain that provides an outlet for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipping, as well as copying, printing, marketing, office services and shipping. FedEx has also been ranked as one of the top 50 companies to work for by LinkedIn.
In 1998, Benners served as a managing director of corporate finance & treasury at American Airlines. Benners graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA and from the University of Vermont with an undergraduate degree.
14. Heath Byrd
North Carolina State University
Heath Byrd is the Chief Financial Officer of Sonic Automotive. Sonic Automotive, as a Fortune 500 company and member of the Russell 2000 Index, is among the largest automotive retailers in the United States. These dealerships provide comprehensive services, including sales of both new and used cars and light trucks, sales of replacement parts, performance of vehicle maintenance, warranty, paint and collision repair services, and arrangement of extended warranty contracts, financing and insurance for the company's customers. Byrd has 29 years of experience. He began his career in 1993.
Before joining Sonic Automotive, Byrd was the VP of operations at Gevity and before that a president at HRAmerica. Earlier in his career he worked with Union Memorial Hospital as a VP of operations. Byrd graduated from Duke University with a master’s degree and from North Carolina State University with an undergraduate degree.
15. Lily Zaidman
University of Pennsylvania
Lily Zaidman is the CFO of PepsiCo for Latin America. She first joined the company in 2019. PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with a product portfolio including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Its main businesses include Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola and make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world.
Earlier in her career, Zaidman worked with McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. She earned an MBA from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in international relations and French from the University of Pennsylvania.
16. Mariya Strikovski
The University of Texas
Mariya Strikovski is the CFO of IBM. IBM, formally known as International Business Machines Corporation, is a technology corporation headquartered in New York, with operations in over 171 countries. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, it is a leading cloud platform and cognitive solutions company. Strikovski has nearly 18 years in the financial industry. She began her career in 2004.
Before joining IBM, Strikovski was a finance team lead at Merge Healthcare, and before that a senior financial analyst and supervisor at Accuity. Earlier in her career she worked with MCI Inc. as a revenue analyst. Strikovski graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in business administration and finance.
17. Steve Voskuil
The Hershey Company
Steve Voskuil is an SVP and CFO of The Hershey Company. The Hershey Company, commonly known as Hershey's, is one of the largest chocolate manufacturers in the world. Hershey has approximately 17,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. Voskuil has 30 years of experience. He began his career in 1991.
Before joining The Hershey Company, Voskuil was an SVP and CFO at Avanos Medical and before that an SVP and CFO at Halyard Health. Earlier in his career he worked with Kimberly-Clark in various finance and accounting roles. Voskuil graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
18. Stephen Wyremski
Stephen Wyremski began his professional career over 17 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Signature Bank. Signature Bank is a full service commercial bank with offices supporting private client teams located throughout the New York metropolitan area, Connecticut, North Carolina and California. The Bank focuses on serving the financial needs of privately owned businesses and their senior management.
Wyremski first got his start in 2004 as a senior manager at KPMG. From there, he went on to Veeco Instruments, before eventually rising to become the assistant director of regulatory reporting at AIG, his most recent position prior to joining Signature Bank. Wyremski graduated from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
19. Brian Karpiel
Brian Karpiel began his professional career 29 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of BGS Supply Chain of Boeing. The Boeing Company designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, telecommunications equipment, and missiles worldwide. The company also provides leasing and product support services.
Karpiel first got his start in 1992 as a manufacturing engineer at GE. From there, he went on to Lehman Brothers, before eventually rising to CFO at Aviall, A Boeing Company, his most recent position prior to joining the BGS Supply Chain team. Karpiel graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
20. Ted Stedem
Ted Stedem is the Chief Financial Officer of Panera Bread. He first joined the company in 2019. Panera Bread, headquartered in Missouri, has it’s chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants sprawled across the United States and Canada with over 2,000 locations.
Previously, Stedem was a global head of business and financial operations at WeWork and before that a CFO at Yum China. Earlier in his career he worked with Bain and Company as a consultant. Stedem earned an MBA from The Wharton School and an undergraduate degree in political science from Yale University.
21. Raj Singhal
University of Michigan
Raj Singhal is the CFO and COO for IPG Health. He started this role in 2021. IPG Health is home to FCB Health and McCann Health agencies, some of the world’s most celebrated and awarded health marketing agency brands. They are a collective of over 45 agencies and 5,000+ people across six continents, all singularly focused on creating game-changing marketing solutions that accelerate progress in health for good and for all.
Singhal first got his start with Ford Motor Company in 1995 where he was an advanced design and product engineer. He spent time with J.P. Morgan Investment Bank as the VP of investment banking before moving on to IPG where he served as an SVP of global finance and planning. He also served as the CEO, CFO and COO with Huge for 8 years before returning to IPG this past year. Singhal is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned an MBA and undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
22. Mike Recupero
University of Wisconsin
Mike Recupero is the Chief Financial Officer of GameStop. GameStop is an American video game, consumer electronics, and gaming merchandise retailer. The company is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, and is the largest video game retailer worldwide. As of 2021, the company operated 3,192 in the United States, 253 in Canada, 417 in Australia and New Zealand and 954 in Europe. Recupero has over 25 years of experience. He began his career in 1996.
Before joining GameStop, Recupero was a VP of finance and the CFO of the North America Consumer Division at Amazon and before that a project manager at Hitachi Consulting (formerly Celerant Consulting). Earlier in his career he worked with Koch Industries as a project manager and process engineer. Recupero graduated from the University of Washington with an MBA and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
23. Brad Whitehurst
Brad Whitehurst is the CFO of Energy Transfer. Energy Transfer is a Texas based company that began in 1995 as a small intrastate natural gas pipeline operator and is now one of the largest and most diversified investment grade master limited partnerships in the United States. They have grown from roughly 200 miles of natural gas pipelines in 2002 to more than 114,000 miles of natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, and crude oil pipelines. Whitehurst has 20 years of experience. He began his career in 2001.
Before joining Energy Transfer, Whitehurst was an attorney at Bingham McCutchen LLP. Earlier in his career he worked with Hogan & Hartson as an attorney. Whitehurst graduated from Duke University School of Law with a JD, from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with an MAC, and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
24. Howard Ungerleider
The University of Texas
Howard Ungerleider began his professional career nearly 14 years ago. Today, he is the President and CFO of Dow. Dow is a materials science leader committed to delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for customers in packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. The company is among the three largest chemical producers in the world. It manufactures plastics, chemicals, and agricultural products.
Ungerleider graduated from the University of California - The Anderson School of Management with an MBA and from The University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in marketing.
25. David Barnes
David Barnes began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Trimble. Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Their software, hardware and services are transforming industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation. Trimble products are used in over 141 countries around the world.
In 1999, Barnes served as a CFO with Coors Brewing Company. From there, he went on to RadioShack, before eventually rising to EVP of global operations at Stantec MWH, his most recent position prior to joining Trimble. Barnes graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in applied mathematics.
26. Tim Gerken
University of Notre Dame
Tim Gerken began his professional career over 29 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer of Walsh Construction. The Walsh Group is a 124-year-old company providing design, build, finance, operation and activation services. The family-owned company is in its fourth generation of leadership and is listed as the 15th largest contractor according to Engineering News-Record. The Walsh Group operates as Walsh Construction, Archer Western and Walsh Canada and has experience in a wide variety of building, civil, and transportation sectors.
Gerken first got his start in 1992 as a senior financial analyst at Fluor. From there, he went on to IMPCO Technologies, before eventually rising to become the corporate controller at Quantum Fuel Systems, his most recent position prior to joining Walsh Construction. Gerken graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MBA and an undergraduate degree in finance.
27. Erica McLaughlin
Erica McLaughlin is the CFO of Cabot. She first joined the company in 2002 as senior accountant and manager of external reporting. Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Massachusetts. They operate in over 20 countries with 36 manufacturing plants.
Earlier in her career. McLaughlin worked with KPMG as a supervising senior accountant. In addition to her current roles, she serves on the board of directors for Azenta Life Sciences and FM Global. McLaughlin earned an undergraduate degree in accounting from Boston College and is a CPA in Massachusetts.
28. Debbie Clifford
University of California - Los Angele
Debbie Clifford is the Chief Financial Officer of Autodesk. She first joined the company in 2021. Autodesk is a multinational software corporation that makes software products and services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. Autodesk is headquartered in California and has offices worldwide.
Previously, Clifford was a CFO at SurveyMonkey and before that a finance director for financial planning and analysis at Virage, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Ernst & Young as a senior manager. Clifford earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in political science with an emphasis on business from UCLA.
29. Ty Staviski
University of Wisconsin
Ty Staviski is the Chief Financial Officer of Milwaukee Tool. Over the past several years, Milwaukee Tool has invested heavily in technology and innovation across their hand tool businesses. The company develops, manufactures, and markets power tools. It has led the industry in both durability and performance. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions. Staviski has 23 years of experience. He began his career in 1999.
Before joining Milwaukee Tool, Staviski was a manager of finance at GE Healthcare and before that a director of accounting and finance at Newell Rubbermaid. Earlier in his career he worked with SIG Beverages - North America as a director of operations. Staviski graduated from Naveen Jindal School of Management with an MBA and from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
30. David Martin
University of California - Berkeley
David Martin is the Group CFO of Caterpillar. Caterpillar Inc. is the world's largest construction-equipment manufacturer and an American Fortune 100 corporation that designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets, and sells machinery, engines, financial products, and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network. Martin has 23 years in the machinery industry. He began his career in 1998.
Before joining Caterpillar, Martin was a VP of corporate development at Dover Corporation and before that a VP at Lake Capital. Earlier in his career he worked with Harvey & Company as an analyst. Martin graduated from the University of Michigan Business School with an MBA and from the University of California - Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in economics.
31. Maarten Jager
University of Michigan
Maarten Jager began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mattress Firm. Mattress Firm is a mattress store chain founded in 1986, headquartered in Texas. The company operates in over 3,600 locations in 48 US states. Some known mattress brands are acquired by Mattress Firm such as Mattress Pro, Sleep Train, Sleep Country USA, Mattress Barn, Sleepy's, and Sleep America.
Jager first got his start in 1988 as a design engineer for product development at General Electric Aircraft Engines. From there, he went on to Booz Allen Hamilton before eventually rising to EVP and CFO at PriceSmart, his most recent position prior to joining Mattress Firm. Jager graduated from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business with an MBA, from Stanford University with an MS in aeronautical and astronautical engineering, and from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering.
32. Daniel Morissette
Daniel Morissette is the CFO of CommonSpirit Health. He first joined the company in 2019. CommonSpirit Health is the largest Catholic health system, and the second-largest nonprofit hospital chain in the United States as of 2019. CommonSpirit is dedicated to building healthy communities, advocating for the poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside their hospitals and out in the community.
Previously, Morissette was a CFO at Stanford Health Care and before that an SVP of finance and strategy at The University of Toledo. Earlier in his career he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior associate and consultant. Morissette earned an MBA in finance and police study from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree in accountancy from DePaul University.
33. Richard Westenberger
University of Notre Dame
Richard Westenberger is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carters. He first joined the company in 2009. Carter's is a major American designer and marketer of children's apparel. Founded in 1865, Carter's sells its products through its own Carter's and OshKosh B'gosh retail stores, its website, and in other retail outlets such as department stores.
Previously, Westenberger was a VP of corporate finance and a treasurer at Hewitt Associates, Inc. and before that he held various senior financial management positions at Sears Holdings Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an accountant.
34. Mark Yurechko
Mark Yurechko is the CFO of Netflix. Netflix is a subscription streaming service and production company that offers a library of films and television series through distribution deals as well as its own productions, known as Netflix Originals. Yurechko has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1995.
Before joining Netflix, Yurechko was a senior manager of strategy and operations at Deloitte Consulting. Earlier in his career he worked with Fluor Corporation as a project engineer. Yurechko graduated from UNC Kenan - Flagler Business School with an MBA and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and materials science.
35. Pedro Masetto
PenFed Credit Union
University of Chicago
Pedro Masetto is the BU CFO of Consumer Banking for PenFed Credit Union. Established in 1935, PenFed today is one of the country’s strongest and most stable financial institutions serving 2.4 million members worldwide with $30 billion in assets. They offer a wide range of financial services helping their members with loans, savings and credit cards. They serve members in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as Guam, Puerto Rico and Okinawa.
Masetto first got his start in 1998 working for Ernst & Young before moving on to SAS where he served as a director for product management. He later became the American leader and senior director for risk analytics with Algorithmics before becoming the executive director for Grupo Financiero Banorte, his most recent position prior to joining PenFed. Masetto is a graduate of El Colegio de México and the University of Chicago.
36. Henry Carroll
Henry Carroll began his professional career 40 years ago. Today, he is the VP and Group CFO of Life Sciences of Danaher. Danaher’s innovative companies are developing leading-edge diagnostic tools, advancing life-saving scientific research and protecting our global food and water supplies. The company designs, manufactures, and markets professional, medical, industrial, and commercial products and services.
Carroll first got his start in 1981 working in the financial development program at ConocoPhillips. From there, he went on to Xerox, before eventually rising to VP and group CFO at SCIEX a Danaher Company. Carroll graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with an MBA.
37. Ursula Hurley
Ursula Hurley is the Chief Financial Officer of JetBlue. JetBlue Airways is a major American low cost airline, and the seventh largest airline in North America by passengers carried. The airline carries more than 40 million customers each year to 102 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. The airline is headquartered in Long Island City. Hurley has over 17 years of experience. She began her career in 2004.
Hurley graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with an MBA and from Fairfield University with an undergraduate degree.
38. Tripp Faix
Tripp Faix is the CFO for Marqeta, Inc, joining the company in 2018. Marqeta created modern card issuing, empowering its customers to create customized and innovative payment cards. Their platform was built from the ground up to power an innovative payment experience, used by many of the world's apps and financial services relied on by millions of customers daily. Today, Marqeta has 800+ employees and its platform is enabled in 39 countries globally, with employees in the US, Canada, Europe and APAC.
Prior to joining Marqeta, Faix was the finance leader for Intuit’s Services Division that delivered payments, payroll, and loans to small businesses and self-employed customers globally. In addition, within Intuit’s M&A division, he executed acquisitions, divestitures, and minority investment transactions in a variety of industries including payments. Prior to Intuit, Faix worked at the Blackstone Group within the restructuring division and executed a variety of transactions within the financial services, oil & gas, and real estate sectors including chapter 11, out-of-court restructurings, M&A, debt, and equity. In addition, Faix was an associate at Bear Stearns in their investment banking division and executed several M&A, debt, and equity transactions. Prior to Bear Stearns, Faix was an associate at Booz Allen Hamilton and was the recipient of Booz Allen Hamilton’s Professional Excellence Award. Faix holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
39. Thomas Siegert
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Thomas Siegert is the Chief Financial Officer of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is a non-profit organization that traces its origin to 1884. IEEE was formed in 1963 from the amalgamation of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Institute of Radio Engineers. The mission of IEEE is to advance technology for the benefit of humanity. IEEE executes its mission-related activities through volunteer leaders and more than about 400,000 members in over 160 countries around the world. 53% of IEEE members belonged to one or more of about 40 societies. Mission support is funded via the sale of periodicals, conference events, member and educational services as well as standards. Siegert has 42 years of experience. He began his career in 1980.
Before joining IEEE, Siegert was an assistant treasurer at Wyeth and before that an assistant treasurer at Interpublic Group. Earlier in his career, he worked with PNC as an international banking representative. He has also been an adjunct instructor of accounting and finance and is an active trustee on a number of charitable boards. Siegert graduated from Pace University - Lubin School of Business with an MBA and from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in economics.
40. Ena Singh
Ena Singh began her professional career 22 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Financial Officer of Zymergen. Zymergen is an American biotechnology company based in Emeryville, California. The company applies genomics and machine learning to research and design chemical producing genetically modified organisms. Zymergen creates sustainable materials that are in use today, delivering value for Fortune 1000 companies with over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial innovations sold to date.
Singh first got her start in 2000 as an analyst in Latin America Investment Banking at Salomon Smith Barney. From there, she went on to Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, before eventually rising to become an SVP of asset management at Mubadala Development Company, her most recent position prior to joining Zymergen. Singh graduated from MIT Sloan School of Management with an MBA and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
41. Dan Janki
Delta Air Lines
The Ohio State University
Dan Janki began his professional career nearly 30 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Delta Air Lines. Delta Air Lines is one of the major airlines of the United States and a legacy carrier. It has for a decade led the airline industry in operational excellence while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.
Janki first got his start in 1992 in the GE financial management program. He graduated from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in finance and accounting.
42. Gerry Laderman
Gerry Laderman is the EVP and CFO of United Airlines. He first joined the company in 2015 as an SVP for finance and as an acting CFO. United Airlines is a major airline operating a large domestic and international route network spanning cities, large and small, across the United States and all six continents. It has seven US hub locations, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States and over 90,000 employees residing in every U.S. state.
Previously, Laderman was an SVP of finance and a treasurer at Continental Airlines. Earlier in his career he worked with Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP as an associate. Laderman earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and an undergraduate degree in math and social science from Dartmouth College.
43. Aamir Rehman
Aamir A. Rehman is CFO of Apovia, a health care services company operating on-site pharmacies for community health centers. Apovia was recognized in the Inc. 5000 rankings as one of America’s fastest-growing companies.
Dr. Rehman is a partner at Princeton Stone House Capital, a strategic private investment firm based in Princeton, New Jersey. He is also a Senior Fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Rehman holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He further holds a Ed.D. degree from Columbia University.
44. Farhad Soltanieh
Farhad Soltanieh is the CFO of Asset Management forn Skanska. Skanska is a multinational construction and development company based in Sweden. More than 135 years in the making, they are one of the world’s largest companies in the industry. Soltanieh has 20 years of experience. He began his career in 2001.
Before his current role, Soltanieh was a business development director at Skanska Infrastructure Development. Earlier in his career he worked in real estate development as an owner and investor. Soltanieh graduated from Harvard University with a master’s degree in project management, from Georgetown University - The McDonough School of Business with an executive MBA, and from Stony Brook University with an undergraduate degree.
45. Brad Jewett
The University of Texas
Brad Jewett is Chief Financial Officer at Corel, a Global software company offering a comprehensive collection of creative, collaborative, and productivity solutions that empower people and teams to meet their deadlines and achieve their aspirations and dreams, every day.
As CFO, Jewett is responsible for accelerating Corel's market leadership with a focus on organic growth within the company's existing addressable markets, and scalable acquisitions that strengthen the company's market position. With more than 20 years in the industry, he previously served as CFO of OpenLink Financial, and implemented and led the Enterprise Risk Management programs for board oversight of strategic, financial, and operational risk at both Microsoft and BMC Software. As a business unit CFO at BMC Software, he also helped transition the company from being NASDAQ listed to privately held. In 2008, Jewett was recognized as both an Alexander Hamilton award finalist and a Top 100 Finance professional by Treasury & Risk magazine. He has an MBA in finance from Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management and a BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.
46. Simone Grimes
Simone Grimes is the Chief Financial Officer of Acadia Insurance. She first joined the company in 2021. Acadia Insurance, a WR Berkley Company, specializes in commercial property casualty insurance. The company began in 1992 insuring businesses in Maine. Today, Acadia offers insurance programs for small and midsize businesses throughout New England and New York State with local offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont.
In 2000, Grimes served as the VP of strategic initiatives with Progressive Insurance before moving on to advisory roles with Walker and Company and PwC. She spent many years as a special advisor to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Grimes is proficient in Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) and has led start-up and high growth companies through both growth and exit-strategies through complex M&A. Her relevant industry experiences include financial services, housing finance, tech, telecom, AgTech, and consumer goods. She is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor. Grimes earned an MBA from Cornell University and a master’s in finance from Queen's University.
47. Darrell Goolsby
Grandad's Sweet Tea
Darrell Goolsby began his professional career 33 years ago. Today, he is the CFO and Partner of Grandad's Sweet Tea. Grandad's Sweet Tea offers a healthy beverage alternative and can be purchased in Michigan and surrounding areas. Their goal is to produce an all-natural product that contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial flavors and is caffeine-free.
Goolsby first got his start in 1988 as a coordinator of finance at Life Choice HMO. From there, he went on to Crowe Healthcare, before eventually rising to a third-party risk manager at Crowe, his most recent position prior to joining Grandad's Sweet Tea. Goolsby graduated from Rice University with an undergraduate degree in managerial studies.
48. Kofi Bruce
Kofi Bruce is the CFO of General Mills. He first joined the company in 2009 as a VP and treasurer. General Mills, nicknamed "Big G", is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The company markets many well-known North American brands, including Nature Valley, Pillsbury, Häagen-Dazs, and Cheerios.
Previously, Bruce was a VP and treasurer at Ecolab and before that a finance manager of product development at Ford Motor Company. Earlier in his career he worked with Ford Motor Credit as a treasury analyst. Bruce earned an MBA from the University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business and an undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University.
49. Steve Wasserman
Steve Wasserman a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Department at Bentley University in Massachusetts. He began teaching at Bentley as an adjunct professor in 2012. In addition to teaching, Wasserman is a consulting CFO to venture backed companies. He has more than 40 years of experience.
Wasserman’s experience is within managing corporate finance, accounting, financial planning and analysis, investor relations, legal, and human resources. He has worked in both public and private corporations and has significant Wall Street experience raising equity capital, raising debt capital, transacting mergers and acquisitions, and managing relationships with investors, investment bankers, rating agencies, and commercial banks. Wasserman has previously served as CFO for technology-focused companies including InfoBionic, AppNeta, Memento, Constant Contact, Med-i-Bank, and ON Technology Corporation. Wasserman earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Babson College.
50. Adam Wadecki
University of Michigan
Adam Wadecki is the CFO of Global Imaging of GE Healthcare. GE Healthcare is a subsidiary of multinational conglomerate General Electric. As a leading global medical technology, pharmaceutical diagnostics, and digital solutions innovator, GE Healthcare enables clinicians to make faster, more informed decisions through intelligent devices, data analytics, applications and services, supported by its Edison intelligence platform. Wadecki has 16 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.
Before joining GE Healthcare, Wadecki was a VP and worked in service and supply chain finance at Grainger and before that a VP at Advance Auto Parts. Earlier in his career he worked with Harbour Consulting as a consultant. Wadecki graduated from the University of Michigan with a PhD in finance and financial engineering.
51. Brett Whitmire
The University of Texas
Brett Whitmire is the CFO of Diodes Incorporated. In 2014 he joined the company as the corporate controller and principal accounting officer. Diodes Incorporated is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality semiconductor products to the world’s leading companies in the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. They leverage their expanded product portfolio of discrete, analog, and mixed-signal products and leading-edge packaging technology to meet customers’ needs.
In 1898 Whitmire served as the VP of finance for Texas Instruments before moving on to a role in global supply chain with Diodes. He served as the CFO for the analog and sensor business with Freescale Semiconductor before returning to Diodes International. Whitmire earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and operations research from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from Texas McCombs School of Business.
52. Rhamey Elhosseiny
Stanley Black & Decker
Rhamey Elhosseiny began his professional career 11 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Security North America of Stanley Black & Decker. Stanley Black & Decker, formerly known as The Stanley Works, is a Fortune 500 manufacturer of industrial tools and household hardware and provider of security products. Since 1843, Stanley Black & Decker has provided the tools and innovative solutions consumers can trust to get the job done.
Elhosseiny first got his start in 2010 in the financial management program of GE Aviation. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with an executive MBA and from Amherst College with an undergraduate degree in economics and philosophy.
53. Brian McCrone
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Brian McCrone is the CFO and VP of the Joint Replacement Division of Stryker. He first joined the company in 2020. Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company offers innovative products and services in orthopedics, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
Previously, McCrone was a VP at Stryker Performance Solutions and before that a director of finance at Stryker Orthopedics. Earlier in his career he worked with Pearson Education - Pearson Learning Group as a financial analyst. McCrone earned an MBA in finance from Seton Hall University and an undergraduate degree in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
54. Rich Lindahl
Rich Lindahl is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Emergent BioSolutions. He first joined the company in 2018. Emergent BioSolutions is a specialty biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Maryland. It develops vaccines and antibody therapeutics for infectious diseases and opioid overdoses, and it provides medical devices for biodefense purposes.
Previously, Lindahl was a CFO at CEB and before that an SVP and corporate treasurer at Sprint Nextel Corporation. Earlier in his career he worked with Deloitte as a consulting manager. Lindahl earned an MBA from the University of Virginia - Darden School of Business and an undergraduate degree in computer science from Dartmouth College.
55. Ron Bruehlman
University of Chicago
Ron Bruehlman is the EVP and CFO of IQVIA. IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. It is the largest healthcare data science company and leader in human data science technology. Bruehlman has nearly 34 years of experience. He began his career in 1988.
Before joining IQVIA, Bruehlman was an SVP and CFO at IMS Health and before that a VP of business development at United Technologies. Earlier in his career he worked with Carrier Corporation as a manager for financial analysis. Bruehlman graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA in finance and from the University of Delaware - Lerner College of Business and Economics with an undergraduate degree in economics.
56. Brandon Simins
Brandon Simins is the Chief Financial Officer of Attentive. He first joined the company in 2020. Attentive is a conversational commerce platform that uses real-time behavioral data to help more than 5,000 leading businesses engage with their consumers via mobile messaging. Today, Attentive has 1,200+ employees and operates globally in the US, UK, Canada, and Australia.
Prior to Attentive, Simins was the Chief Financial and Operating Officer of Tictail, a social marketplace that was acquired by Shopify. Earlier in his career, Simins worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch, as an associate at Providence Equity Partners, and held a number of business strategy & operations roles at Google. Simins graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in labor relations.
57. Darren Seidel
San Diego State University
Darren Seidel began his professional career over 29 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment Partners. Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the US, Canada, London, and Tokyo. EP collaborates with its clients to help them produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
Seidel first got his start in 1992 in finance at Ford. From there, he went on to Nissan, before eventually rising to become the SVP of international finance, strategy and operations at Warner Bros Home Entertainment Group, his most recent position prior to joining Entertainment Partners. Seidel graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an MBA and from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in business, management and marketing.
58. Jen Mason
University of Virginia
Jen Mason is the CFO for the Americas of Marriott International. She first joined the company in 1992 as staff internal auditor. Marriott International is a multinational company that operates, franchises, and licenses lodging including hotel, residential, and timeshare properties.
Mason earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School and an undergraduate degree in commerce from the University of Virginia.
59. Jason Dubinsky
University of Michigan
Jason Dubinsky is the Chief Financial Officer of Morningstar. Morningstar, founded in 1984, is a financial services firm headquartered in Illinois and is operating in 29 countries. It is a leading provider of independent investment research and also offers investment management services in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia through its investment advisory subsidiaries. The company has approximately $215B in assets under advisement and management as of 2020. Dubinsky has 13 years of experience. He began his career in 2009.
Before joining Morningstar, Dubinsky was an SVP and CFO of planning and central operations at Walgreens Boots Alliance. Earlier in his career he worked with Goldman Sachs and Lehman Brothers as a VP of investment banking. Dubinsky graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
60. Deepak Ahuja
Verily Life Sciences
Deepak Ahuja is the CFO of Verily Life Sciences. Verily is a life sciences research and engineering organization focused on improving healthcare outcomes by applying the latest scientific and technological advances to significant problems in health and biology. The organization was formerly a division of Google X until 2015. Ahuja has nearly 22 years of experience. He began his career in 2000.
Before joining Verily Life Sciences, Ahuja was a senior advisor at Capricorn Investment Group and before that a CFO at Tesla. Earlier in his career he worked with Ford Motor Company as a manager of acquisitions and divestitures. Ahuja graduated from Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business with an MS in business, from Northwestern University with an MS in materials engineering, and from the Indian Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in ceramic engineering.
61. Steven Horowitz
Steven Horowitz began his professional career over 29 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer of CareCentrix. CareCentrix is a leader in managing at home care. It connects patients with the care they need at home, through a national network of over 7,400 credentialed provider locations, with customer care centers located across the US. CareCentrix provides for more than 19 million lives and helps them navigate the complex home care system.
Horowitz first got his start in 1992 as a senior accountant at Goldstein Golub Kessler & Co. From there, he went on to Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, before eventually rising to VP of finance at Medco, his most recent position prior to joining CareCentrix. Horowitz graduated from Adelphi University with an MBA and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in management and marketing.
62. Chris Nielsen
Chris Nielsen is the Chief Financial Officer of Redfin. He first joined the company in 2013. Redfin is a full-service real estate brokerage. The Seattle-based company was founded in 2004, went public in 2017, and was named the #1 tech company to work for in Seattle by Hired.com and the #9 best company to work for in Seattle by USA Today.
Previously, Nielsen was a CFO and COO at Zappos Family of Companies and before that a VP of home and garden at Amazon.com. Earlier in his career he worked with Accenture as a manager. Nielsen earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management and an undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
63. Thomas Adler
University of Wisconsin
Thomas Adler is the SVP of Finance and CFO of Kohler. Kohler is using its expertise in product design and innovation to bring safe water and sanitation to communities around the world. It is best known for its plumbing products, but the company now also manufactures smart kitchen and bath products, builds powerful engines and generators, and hosts world-class hospitality experiences.
Earlier in his career, Adler worked with Shopko as an Area Manager. He earned an MBA and an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.
64. Wendy Arlin
Bath & Body Works
Wendy Arlin is the CFO of Bath & Body Works. Bath & Body Works is a go-to place for gifts and goodies that surprise and delight. It is an American retail store chain which sells soaps, lotions, fragrances, and candles. It was founded in 1990 in Ohio and has since expanded across 6 continents. Arlin has 28 years of experience. She began her career in 1993.
Before joining Bath & Body Works, Arlin was an SVP of finance and controller at Limited Brands. Earlier in her career she worked with KPMG as an audit staff. Arlin graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in business administration and international relations.
65. Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
East Bay Community Foundation
University of California - Los Angeles
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, of Cherokee ancestry, is the CFO of East Bay Community Foundation. Founded in 1928, the foundation’s mission is to eliminate structural barriers, advance racial equity, and transform political, social, and economic outcomes in the community by partnering with donors, social movements, and the community for all who call the East Bay home.
In addition to her current roles, Red-Horse Mohl is the co-founder of Known Holdings, a new financial services platform for the New Majority dedicated to equitable distribution of capital and ownership. She is CEO/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc., and has more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the financial services and investment banking industry with a unique expertise in the Native American tribal government sector. She is the former executive director/CEO of Social Venture Circle. Red-Horse Mohl earned an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and has founded several nonprofit ministries on tribal reservations nationwide.
66. Susan Kim
Susan Kim began her professional career 23 years ago. Today, she is the CFO of Pacific Biosciences. Pacific Biosciences is an American biotechnology company founded in 2004 that develops and manufactures systems for gene sequencing and some novel real time biological observation to deliver invaluable insights for scientists who strive to resolve complex genetic challenges.
Kim first got her start in 1998 as a manufacturing process engineer and yield engineer at AMD. From there, she went on to Morgan Stanley, before eventually rising to CFO at App Annie, her most recent position prior to joining Pacific Biosciences. Kim graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and MEM, and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
67. Roland Cleneay
Florida State University
Roland Cleneay is the SVP and CFO for Covenant Care. Covenant Care is a rapidly growing post-acute healthcare company providing home healthcare, hospice, palliative care, memory care and physician group practice services throughout Florida and Alabama. Cleneay has 30 years experience in the healthcare sector. He began his career in 1987.
Before joining Covenant Care, Cleneay was a CFO at Southeastern Healthcare and before that a CFO at ACM Medical. Earlier in his career he was a Partner with the healthcare investment banking firm of Wyatt Matas. Throughout his career he has been involved with over one hundred transactions in the healthcare industry as an investor, advisor and executive leader. Cleneay graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Accounting.
68. Mike Smith
University of Notre Dame
Mike Smith is the EVP and CFO of McCormick. He first joined the company in 1991 as the plant controller. McCormick & Company is a global leader in flavor, a Fortune 500 company, and one of the most respected and familiar names in the industry. For over 130 years, McCormick manufactures, markets, and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to millions of kitchens around the globe.
Earlier in his career worked with Coopers & Lybrand as an audit supervisor. Smith earned an undergraduate degree in accountancy from the University of Notre Dame.
69. Kameron Rezai
Kameron Rezai is the CFO of Verkada. He first joined the company in 2019. Verkada Inc. is a California-based company that develops modern, cloud-based building security systems that help enterprises protect people and assets, secure facilities, and gain new insights that improve the efficiency of their operations.
Previously, Rezai was a managing director and COO of FutureAdvisor at BlackRock and before that an independent consultant at Aperio Group, LLC. Earlier in his career he worked with Elm Ridge Capital Management as an analyst. Rezai earned an MBA in finance and strategy from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in economics and mathematics from Yale University.
70. Stephen Carrico
Hensel Phelps Construction
Central Michigan University
Stephen Carrico began his professional career nearly 38 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Hensel Phelps Construction. Hensel Phelps Construction Co. is one of the largest general contractors and construction managers in the United States. It builds and manages a diverse range of domestic and international project types that encompass development, new construction and renovation.
Carrico graduated from Central Michigan University with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
71. Anthony Disilvestro
Anthony Disilvestro is the CFO of Mattel. He first joined the company in 2020. Operating in 40 locations and selling products in more than 150 countries, Mattel is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. They create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play.
Earlier in his career, Disilvestro worked with Campbell Soup Company as a CFO. He earned an MBA in finance from The Wharton School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Dartmouth College.
72. Matt Vonderahe
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
The University of Texas
Matt Vonderahe is the Chief Financial Officer of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a renowned dine-in theater chain founded in 1997 in Austin TX known for high-quality food, craft beer, and a unique movie-going experience. Alamo is a champion of great cinema and has built authentic relationships with filmmakers and cinephiles which has created a cult following from its customer base. Matt first joined the company in 2020 and helped navigate the company through industry transitions and back towards a pathway of nation-wide growth.
Previously, Vonderahe was a CFO at Marshall Retail Group and before that a VP of Finance at The Container Store. Earlier in his career, he worked with The Limited Stores as a financial analyst. Vonderahe earned an MBA from Southern Methodist University and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
73. Eric Levin
Warner Music Group
University of Pennsylvania
Eric Levin is the CFO of Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group Corp. is an American multinational entertainment and record label conglomerate headquartered in New York City. It is one of the "big three" recording companies and the third largest in the global music industry, after Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. Levin has 33 years of experience. He began his career in 1988.
Before joining Warner Music Group, Levin was an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and before that an audit committee chairman at Forgame Holdings. Earlier in his career he worked with HBO as a CFO. Levin graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA and from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering.
74. Alexandra Barsk
Alexandra Barsk began her professional career 14 years ago. Today, she is the CFO of Pizza Hut International of Yum! Brands. As a 500 Fortune company and one of the world’s largest restaurant companies, Yum! Brands has over 50,000 restaurants in more than 150 countries and territories. They primarily operate the company’s restaurant brands, KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, and are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.
Barsk first got her start in 2007 as a senior associate at Cambridge Associates. From there, she went on to Booz & Company, before eventually rising to a senior associate at Strategy&, her most recent position prior to joining Yum! Brands. Barsk graduated from London Business School with an MBA and from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in international relations.
75. Art Smiley
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
Art Smiley is the SVP and CFO of Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County. The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County is a major public transportation agency based in Houston, Texas. It operates bus, light rail, bus rapid transit, HOV and HOT lanes, and paratransit service in the city as well as most of Harris County. Smiley has 46 years of experience. He began his career in 1975.
Before joining Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Smiley was a vice chairman of the committee of audit professionals at American Public Transportation Association and before that a senior financial analyst at ExxonMobil. Earlier in his career he worked with AXA Equitable as an investment manager. Smiley graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with an MBA in finance and marketing and from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
76. John Vandemore
University of Notre Dame
John Vandemore is the CFO of Skechers. Skechers is an American footwear company. The brand was founded in 1992 and is now the third largest athletic footwear brand in the United States. Vandemore has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1995.
Before joining Skechers, Vandemore was an EVP and division CFO at Mattel, Inc. and before that a CFO and treasurer at IGT. Earlier in his career he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a senior associate. Vandemore graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in business administration and management.
77. Ron Steiger
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
University of Michigan
Ron Steiger is the CFO of Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Miami-Dade County Public Schools is a public school district founded in 1885. It is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth largest in the United States. Steiger has 22 years of experience. He began his career in 1999.
Before joining Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Steiger was a senior analyst at Leo Burnett. Earlier in his career he worked with Arthur Andersen LLP as a senior consultant. Steiger graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from the University of Michigan with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
78. Chantelle Breithaupt
Wilfrid Laurier University
Chantelle Breithaupt began her professional career over 21 years ago. Today, she is the CFO of AspenTech, a publicly traded global leader in industrial optimization software. AspenTech helps the world’s leading industrial companies run their operations more safely, efficiently and reliably, enabling innovation while reducing waste and impact on the environment. By introducing effective AI modeling to traditional principles of process engineering, AspenTech delivers a faster and more accurate analysis of efficiency and performance boundaries.
Breithaupt is a results-producing executive with extensive global experience in financial leadership. She has 15 years of global industrial experience from GE and 7 years of sales, software, and customer experience at Cisco in the technology industry. Breithaupt graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
79. Terry Sabol
University of Notre Dame
Terry Sabol began his professional career 25 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Trident Seafoods. Trident Seafoods is the largest seafood company in the United States, based in Seattle, Washington. The company manages its own vessel fleet and operates ten shoreside processing plants in the state of Alaska, with another six plants across the US. In addition to selling domestically, Trident has established distribution channels in Europe, China and Japan to sell its products abroad.
Sabol first got his start in 1996 as a financial analyst at Mondelēz International before eventually rising to SVP of finance at Newell Brands, his most recent position prior to joining Trident Seafoods. Sabol graduated from Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Notre Dame with an undergraduate degree in business administration.
80. Kyle Wailes
Kyle Wailes began his professional career over 15 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Financial Officer of SmileDirectClub. SmileDirectClub is an oral care company that exists to help more people realize the life-changing potential of their smiles. They are the creators of the first teledentistry platform for teeth straightening, now revolutionizing the oral care industry from clear aligner therapy to their affordable, premium oral care product line. SmileDirectClub operates in the US, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, and 8 other countries.
Wailes first got his start in 2006 as an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners. From there, he went on to Altaris Capital Partners, before eventually rising to CFO at Intermedix, his most recent position prior to joining SmileDirectClub. Wailes graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA and from Brown University with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience and pre-medicine.
81. Rachel Glaser
University of Southern California
Rachel Glaser is the CFO of Etsy. Etsy is the global marketplace for unique and creative goods. It's home to a universe of special, extraordinary items, from unique handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. In a time of increasing automation, it's their mission to keep human connection at the heart of commerce. She began her career in 1986.
Before joining Etsy, Glaser was a CFO at Leaf Group Ltd and before that a CFO at Move, Inc. Earlier in her career she worked with Walt Disney Consumer Products in various roles in finance. Glaser graduated from the University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business with an MBA and from the University of California - Berkeley with an undergraduate degree.
82. David Quinn
Atlas Technical Consultants
Harvard University (23’)
David Quinn is the Chief Financial Officer of Atlas Technical Consultants. Atlas is a leading provider of infrastructure and environmental solutions who partners with their clients to improve performance and extend the lifecycle of built and natural infrastructure assets stressed by climate, health, and economic impacts. With 3,600+ employees nationwide, Atlas brings deep technical expertise to public-and private-sector clients, integrating services across four primary disciplines: Environmental; Testing, Inspection and Certification; Engineering & Design; and Program, Construction, and Quality Management.
Quinn has 25-years’ experience in the consulting, engineering, construction, and professional services industries. Recently Quinn supported bringing the company public on NASDAQ (ATCX) in February of 2020 and subsequently in early 2021 executed a simplification to the capital structure leading to a ~$600 million debt recapitalization working with Blackstone Capital and JP Morgan Chase. Prior to joining Atlas, Quinn served as CFO and board director of Atkins North America and before that spent 17 years with The Shaw Group in various executive level capacities, more recently in CFO and COO roles. Quinn is currently completing his Master of Finance at Harvard University, has earned management and leadership certificates from MIT Sloan and Said Business School, University of Oxford, as well as an MBA from Norwich University and undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts.
83. Jonathan Cannon
Flying Leap Games
Jonathan Cannon is the Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer, CFO and CTO of Flying Leap Games. He co-founded the company in 2017. Flying Leap Games is a tiny company founded by two childhood friends to create quirky, funny games that bring consumers and their family’s endless games and nights full of laughter, creative storytelling, and memories.
Earlier in his career he worked with Meridian Academy as a math and science teacher. Cannon earned a PhD in mathematics from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in mathematics and computer science from Brown University.
84. Gerald Chen
Gerald Chen is the Chief Financial Officer of OtterBox. OtterBox boldly innovates and designs premium protective cases for smartphones and tablets. From its humble beginnings in a Fort Collins, Colorado garage, OtterBox has evolved its product lines to meet the needs of today's mobile consumer to become the No. 1 selling smartphone case in the US. From rugged to versatile to fashionable, OtterBox has a product for every lifestyle. Chen has over 18 years of experience. He began his career in 2003.
Before joining OtterBox, Chen was an international tax services and transfer pricing manager at Ernst & Young and before that an associate at Jones Day. Chen graduated from Duke University with a JD and an undergraduate degree in economics.
85. Kurt Alexander
Kurt Alexander is the CFO of Omni Hotels. Omni Hotels & Resorts is an American privately held, international luxury hotel company based in Dallas, Texas. The company was founded in 1958 as Dunfey Hotels, and operates 50 properties in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Alexander has 17 years of experience. He began his career in 2005.
Before joining Omni Hotels, Alexander was a VP at VRA Partners, LLC and before that an auditor at Ernst & Young. Alexander graduated from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management with an MBA, from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree in accounting, and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
86. Daniel Cunha
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Daniel Cunha began his professional career nearly 16 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Ocean Spray Cranberries. Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative founded in 1930 by three cranberry growers and is now owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile. They are one of the world’s leading producers of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries, and is the best-selling brand in the bottled juice category.
Cunha first got his start in 2006 as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. From there, he went on to Vale Australia, before eventually co-founding Tangram Partners, his most recent role prior to joining Ocean Spray Cranberries. Cunha graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
87. Michael Guthrie
University of Virginia
Michael Guthrie began his professional career 27 years ago. Today, he is the CFO of Roblox. Roblox is an online game platform and game creation system developed by Roblox Corporation. It is powered by a global community of millions of developers and creators who produce their own immersive multiplayer experiences each month using Roblox Studio. It is ranked as one of the top entertainment platforms for audiences under the age of 18 based on average monthly visits and time spent.
Guthrie first got his start in 1994 as a VP at Montgomery Securities. From there, he went on to Credit Suisse First Boston, before eventually rising to CFO at TrueCar, his most recent position prior to joining Roblox. Guthrie graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from the University of Virginia with an undergraduate degree in economics.
88. Tracy Harris
University of Pennsylvania
Tracy Harris is the EVP, CFO and Treasurer of MIB. MIB Group is the insurance industry’s most trusted and secure partner for data, insights and digital solutions that support underwriting and actuarial decision making and improve industry efficiencies. Harris has 31 years of experience. She began her career in 1990.
Before joining MIB, Harris was a CFO at UMUC Ventures and before that a CFO at BondFactor. Earlier in her career she worked with the City of Philadelphia as an assistant to the finance director. Harris graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in public administration and government administration, from Saint Louis University with an MBA, and from Fontbonne University with an undergraduate degree in marketing and marketing management.
89. Chris Burleson
The Ohio State University
Chris Burleson is the CFO of Tailored Management. He first joined the company in 2017. Tailored Management is a global staffing firm that specializes in partnering with large organizations that run their contingent labor program in a VMS/MSP environment. They have the unique capacity to support programs across all scopes and geographic locations from a single headquarters, successfully elevating program performance across the board and minimizing costs, miscommunication and delivery times. They bring together the best talent with the greatest opportunities.
Burleson first got his start in 1993 as a director of finance. He has served as a controller at several companies including Aelita Software, Live Technologies, Fitch and Behavioral Education for Children with Autism. Burleson graduated from Franklin University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in education and sports management.
90. Larry Santoro
Larry Santoro is the Chief Financial Officer of KSI Auto Parts, the nation’s second largest provider of aftermarket collision repair parts. KSI offers same or next day delivery of the full range of aftermarket collision products its business partners require to quickly repair their customer’s vehicles and get them back on the road.
Previously Larry served as Chief Administrative Officer of Fairway Market, Operating Partner at Sterling Investment Partners, Private Equity Head at New Vernon Capital and Managing Director at Merrill Lynch Investment Banking. Larry received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Engineering from Dartmouth College.
91. Sara Absher-Topolgus
Steelcore Construction Contractors
University of Chicago
Sara Absher-Topolgus began her professional career nearly 23 years ago. Today, she is the Owner and CFO of Steelcore Construction Contractors. Steelcore Construction constitutes licensed and fully insured builders that specialize in new construction, renovations, remodels and design-build. They provide both general contracting and construction services. The company’s areas of concentration include commercial, industrial, municipal, healthcare, educational, and worship centers.
Absher-Topolgus first got her start in 1999 as a managed care attorney at UChicago Medicine. From there, she went on to Seyfarth Shaw LLP, before eventually rising to CFO and general counsel at Topolgus Surgical Associates, her most recent position prior to joining Steelcore Construction Contractors. Absher-Topolgus graduated from Indiana University Maurer School of Law with a JD, from the University of Chicago with a master's in public policy and master of health administration, and from the University of Colorado - Boulder with an undergraduate degree in history and English.
92. Shannon Sharp
The New York Public Library
Shannon Sharp is CFO and Assistant Treasurer for The New York Public Library. She is responsible for financial strategy and resource management. Sharp oversees budgeting, accounting, reporting, procurement, insurance, banking, debt management, payroll, and all financial operations. Her team administers the library’s balance sheet of over $2 billion, more than $300 million in operating expenses across 92 locations, and a portfolio of multi-year capital expenditures. Sharp has emphasized collaborative resource planning to both control the library’s spending and better direct it to Library priorities.
Previously, Sharp was the CFO for the Brooklyn Museum. Throughout her prior career in public finance investment banking, Sharp has helped mission-driven organizations access the capital markets, structuring asset-backed financings for affordable housing, as well as educational and cultural financings. Earlier, she worked for the City of New York to improve the stock of affordable housing through loan and grant programs. She earned an undergraduate degree in public policy from Brown University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
93. Brent Ringo
Garland Independent School District
The University of Texas
Dr. Brent Ringo is the CFO for the Garland Independent School District (ISD). Garland ISD is among the 75 largest public school districts in America, and the 15th largest public school district in the state of Texas, serving 53,000 students and 7,000 employees. With a rich, 100-year tradition of excellence, GISD boasts a choice school system for all students, a diverse population that speaks more than 100 languages, as well as technology-driven campuses, magnet programs, and approximately 200 Career and Technical Education Courses.
As CFO, Ringo is responsible for the oversight of facilities, technology, transportation, safety & security, finance, budget, procurement, tax services, risk management, student nutrition, bond program planning, and maintenance. His experience is vast in the field of education, serving in roles from classroom teacher and coach to high school principal to his current role as CFO. Ringo graduated from Texas A&M University - Commerce with a doctorate in educational leadership, earned his master’s from Texas State University - San Marcos, and his undergraduate degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
94. Corey Hastings
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
University of Virginia
Corey Hastings is the CFO of The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF). He first joined the organization in 2018. HJF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. They serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.
Previously, Hastings was a VP of workforce programs and a national director of Senior Community Service Employment Program at AARP Foundation and before that an executive manager for the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Earlier in his career he worked with Fonkoze USA as a development officer. Hastings earned an MBA in finance and marketing from The College of William and Mary - The Mason School of Business and an undergraduate degree in English language and literature from the University of Virginia.
95. Hughey Newsome
Wayne County, Michigan
Hughey Newsome is the Chief Financial Officer of Wayne County, Michigan. Wayne County is located in southeastern Michigan, encompassing approximately 623 square miles. It is made up of 34 cities, including the city of Detroit, nine townships and 41 public school districts. Its population of approximately two million makes it the most populous county in the State of Michigan and the 13th most populous county in the country. Newsome has a culmination of five years of public sector leadership and 17 years of experience in finance.
Prior to serving as the CFO for Wayne County, he served as CFO for Flint Michigan in the aftermath of the water crisis to help stabilize the finance function there and prepare the city to manage the federal and state funds that would be utilized for replacing the lead service lines which led to the crisis. Before turning to the public sector, he was a management consultant advising CFOs in multiple industries, including mortgage finance, technology, manufacturing and governmental services. Newsome earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
96. Aaron Berg
Westrock Coffee Company
Aaron Berg is the Chief Financial Officer of Westrock Coffee Company. Westrock Coffee Company is the leading integrated coffee, tea, and extract service provider in the US, providing to retailers, restaurants, convenience stores, commercial accounts, and hospitality customers around the world. With offices in ten countries, the company sources coffee from 35 origin countries and provides service under both the Westrock Coffee and S&D Coffee & Tea brands. Berg has over 12 years of experience. He began his career in 2009.
Before joining Westrock Coffee Company, Berg was a director of Walmart International FP&A and before that he worked in customer success at RStudio. Earlier in his career he worked with Rwanda Trading Company as a logistics coordinator. Berg graduated from Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in political science and economics.
97. David Mittelkamp
The Ohio State University
David Mittelkamp is the CFO of Alvis. Alvis is a nonprofit human services agency with 50 years of experience providing highly effective treatment programs. Its lines of service include family support programs, behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services, recovery housing for women and their children, and services to individuals with developmental disabilities who are trying to live more independently in the community. Mittelkamp has 22 years of experience. He began his career in 1999.
Before joining Alvis, Mittelkamp was a CFO at Eastway Behavioral Healthcare and before that a CFO at Five Rivers Health Centers. Earlier in his career he worked with The Ohio Masonic Home as a director of reimbursement. Mittelkamp graduated from The Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in accounting.
98. Judy Lewis
University of California - Los Angeles
Judy Lewis began her professional career over 22 years ago. Today, she is the CFO of NORMS. What began as a coffee shop, Norms Restaurants has now become a SoCal icon. Founded in 1949 by used-car salesman Norm Roybark, Norms Restaurants is a chain of diner-style restaurants in Southern California. There are currently 20 locations in Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside counties, with additional restaurants inEncino and Rialto scheduled to open in the near future.
In 1999, Lewis served as a controller of retail operations at Stater Bros. Markets before eventually rising to CFO at Farmer Boys, her most recent position prior to joining NORMS. Lewis graduated from USC Marshall School of Business with an MBA and from the University of California - Los Angeles with an undergraduate degree.
99. David Johnson
University of Chicago
David Johnson is the Chief Financial Officer of Johnson Outdoors. Johnson Outdoors is a leader in innovative outdoor recreational equipment for fishing, diving, camping and watercraft recreation enthusiasts. Founded in 1970 by Samuel C. Johnson, the company evolved from a single brand into a $425 million global enterprise with 1,200 employees across 20 facilities worldwide. Johnson has over 36 years of experience. He began his career in 1984.
Before joining Johnson Outdoors, Johnson was in various positions at Procter & Gamble. Earlier in his career he worked with Northern Trust as an accountant. Johnson graduated from the University of Chicago with an MBA and from DePauw University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
100. LaVonda Williams
LaVonda Williams is the Chief Financial Officer of Onegevity. Onegevity is the A.I. and health intelligence engine of Thorne HealthTech. They combine proprietary, multi-omic platforms with AI models, such as neural networks and deep knowledge graphs, to integrate the billions of dynamic biological features that precisely describe the state of an individual’s health. Their platform then uses those vast data inputs to fuel discovery and R&D. Williams has 18 years of experience. She began her career in 1994.
Before joining Onegevity, Williams was a CFO at NutraTiva and before that a VP at Goldman Sachs. Earlier in her career she worked with J.P. Morgan as an associate. Williams graduated from Stanford University Graduate School of Business with an MBA and from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.