Outstanding Women in Finance Slideshow, Part I

Thirty finance executives who have made a difference this year.

Julie L. Scammahorn
SVP & General Auditor
American Express

Since joining the credit card company in 2008, Scammahorn has built a best-in-class internal audit group and assembled dedicated risk, consumer compliance, Basel II and technology audit teams. She has also extended the audit committee’s focus to include both audit and risk.






See the complete 2012 Women in Finance list here.

See Part II of the 2012 Women in Finance Slideshow here and Part III here.

For the 2011 Women in Finance list, see Forward, the Only Way to Go.

Brooks McCorcle
SVP, Investor Relations

Last year, McCorcle enhanced AT&T’s targeting program for both U.S. and international investors, a process that involved more than 1,300 meetings globally. And through her work with investors, she insured the company’s transition to a new CFO, John Stephens, went smoothly.







Cheryl Scully
Treasurer & VP, Investor Relations

At AutoNation, the largest car retailer in the U.S., with franchises in 15 states, Scully recently negotiated the refinancing of the company’s $1.7 billion credit facility. She also led efforts that won the company an upgrade to an investment-grade rating from Standard & Poor’s.





Zarin Patel

Patel, finance chief for the U.K. broadcasting company since 2004, played a key role in its negotiations with the U.K. government last year over funding the broadcaster receives from license fees. She also led the reform of the BBC’s pension strategy and oversees its effort to cut costs by 20% by 2017. 







Karen Roebuck
Bunge Limited

Roebuck has worked to build common processes and culture through Bunge’s global accounting and control organizations. She led a project to reduce finance transaction costs and use the savings for more analysis, and continues to focus on bolstering efficiency and data quality.







Jann Brown
Finance Director & Managing Director
Cairn Energy

As head of finance at the U.K.-based oil and gas production company, Brown played a key role in managing its interests in India. Her appointment last year as managing director recognized her broader responsibilities, such as HR, environmental and social responsibility.







Sally Curley
SVP, Investor Relations
Cardinal Health

Curley was involved in Cardinal’s $4 billion spinoff of its CareFusion medical products business in 2009. She also gathered data from investors that contributed to its capital deployment strategy after the spinoff, a plan that included a significant dividend increase.







Tracey Brazier
Cash & Treasury Services Manager, EMEA

In her career at Cargill, Brazier has worked as a senior cash management executive on many company acquisitions and implementations of internal systems. Most recently, she led a project to implement SWIFT across four of the company’s banks in six countries.







Adena Friedman
CFO & Managing Director
Carlyle Group

As finance chief for the private equity firm, Friedman has refinanced its $500 million term loan and increased the capacity of its revolver from $150 million to $750 million. And then, of course, there’s the IPO Carlyle is preparing to do this year.






Yvonne McGill
CFO, Global Public & Large Enterprise Group, & VP

McGill led the consolidation of Dell’s public and large enterprise segments, which together generated 57% of its revenue last year, and now serves as CFO of the combined unit. She was also responsible for the financial aspects of Dell’s go-to-market and sales transformation.










See Part II of the Outstanding Women in Finance Slideshow here.

 See the complete 2012 Women in Finance list here.



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