40 Under 40 Slideshow, Part I

See the first group of treasury and finance stars who made this year’s list.

Stephanie Ade
Senior director, financial reporting & technical accounting
Jabil Circuit

Ade joined the $16 billion electronic product manufacturer in 2008 from PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was an audit senior manager. Ade has worked closely with other units at Jabil on acquisitions, financings and the implementation of new accounting standards. She has a B.S. in business administration from Rider University.


Matthew Audette
E*Trade Financial

As E*Trade’s corporate controller, Audette participated in the $2.3 billion online brokerage’s 2009 recapitalization, and soon after he was promoted to CFO in late 2010, he led its $435 million debt refinancing. Before he became controller in 2005, he was controller and CFO of E*Trade Bank. Audette, who has a B.S. in accounting from Virginia Tech, started his career at KPMG.



Jeffrey Brown
Senior EVP, finance & corporate planning
Ally Financial

Brown oversees finance, treasury and corporate strategy for the automotive financial services company with $179 billion in assets, formerly GMAC Financial. He joined GMAC in 2009 as corporate treasurer from Bank of America, where he also was treasurer. He has a B.S. in economics from Clemson and an executive M.B.A. from Queens University.


Van Bui

When Roche acquired Genentech, a $13 billion biotech company, in 2009, Bui led the treasury integration. She was named Genentech’s treasurer in 2010. Earlier, she served as senior portfolio manager for its $10 billion short-duration portfolio and worked as an actuary at Allstate. Bui has a B.S. in mathematics and economics from the University of Michigan.



Angela Canton
Staff VP, finance, state-sponsored business

Canton oversees financial and strategic planning for the $58.8 billion insurer’s state-sponsored business, which serves more than 1.7 million Medicaid participants. She has worked in finance since joining WellPoint in 1998 from KPMG Peat Marwick. Canton has a B.A. in economics and environmental studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


Ray Carpenter
Executive director, corporate financial planning

Carpenter develops capital financial plans for the $124 billion telecom. Earlier, he was executive director of corporate planning for AT&T and its Mobility unit and a director in investor relations. He began his career with AT&T predecessor SBC. Carpenter has a B.A. in political science from Sonoma State and an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University.


Ana Chadwick
GE Energy Financial Services 

Chadwick was named CFO of the General Electric unit, with $20 billion in assets worldwide, in 2010. Earlier, she was chief operations officer for GE Capital’s Latin American banking joint ventures. Chadwick has a B.A. in economics from American University and is a graduate of GE’s financial management program.


Jacob Dau
Honeywell Resins and Chemicals

As CFO for the resins and chemicals unit since 2009, Dau helped the $1.3 billion global business achieve record income in 2010 and played a role in the acquisition of a production facility from Sunoco this year. He joined Honeywell in 2003 from General Electric. Dau has two B.S. degrees, in finance and accounting, from Miami University.


Timothy Dooley
CFO & SVP, finance
Republic Airways Holdings

As finance chief for the $2.6 billion airline since April, Dooley is part of an executive team working to restructure operations and restore profitability. He has worked at Republic since 1998, when he joined a subsidiary, Chautauqua Airlines, as manager of financial planning and analysis. Dooley started his career at Ernst & Young and has a B.S. in accounting and marketing from Indiana University.

Stacie Frank
VP, investor relations
Exelon Corp.

When the $18.6 billion utility announced its $8 billion merger with Constellation Energy this year, Frank was responsible for all aspects of informing investors about the deal. She also led a finance-wide effort to streamline quarterly earnings preparation. Frank has a B.S. in business administration from Villanova and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.


Yanela Frias
VP, finance, individual life insurance
Prudential Financial

Before assuming her current post in September, Frias served as assistant treasurer for the $31.7 billion insurer, with responsibility for borrowing, liquidity, capital markets execution and capital planning. She joined Prudential in 1997 after working at Booz Allen Hamilton. Frias has a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. in finance from Rutgers.

Claus Friis
CIT Vendor Finance

As CFO of the finance company’s vendor finance unit since January, Friis has grown the business and diversified its funding model. He joined CIT from General Electric, where he had been CFO for GE Capital Vendor & Dealer Finance, and earlier for GE Capital Transportation & Construction Finance. He has a B.S. in finance and international business from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

Robert Gagnon
VP, finance, CAO & controller
Biogen Idec

Gagnon was named chief accounting officer of the $5 billion biotechnology company in 2010 and has been its vice president of finance and controller since 2008. Prior to joining Biogen Idec in 2005, he worked at Pricewaterhouse-Coopers and Deloitte & Touche. Gagnon has a B.S. in accountancy from Bentley College and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Cristina Gallo-Aquino
Controller & VP
Ryder System

Gallo-Aquino has worked on the acquisitions and integrations of 10 companies with more than $500 million in revenues for the $5.1 billion transportation and logistics company. She was appointed controller in 2010 after serving as assistant controller. Before joining Ryder, she worked at LNR Property and at KPMG. She has a B.S. in accounting and an M.B.A. from Florida International University.






To read the complete 2011 40 Under 40 list, see Ready to Take Charge.


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