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Ferdinando "Nani" Beccalli-Falco is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GE Europe and CEO GE Germany. He is a Senior Vice President of GE and a member of the Corporate Executive Council of the Company.
In his current role, Beccalli-Falco is managing the European activities creating and implementing the strategy and coordinating all GE businesses.
Beccalli-Falco is also responsible for the leadership of GE in Germany where he is heading the operations of a "One GE" country business. Strengthening GE's operations in Germany is key to accelerating growth in Europe, which currently represents 40% of GE's international revenues. He is based in Frankfurt, Germany.
Beccalli-Falco has enjoyed a long career at GE, starting in 1975 in the United States. Most recently, Beccalli-Falco served as President & CEO GE International where he successfully built GE's global team over nine years. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in GE Capital and GE Plastics in the U.S., the Netherlands and Japan.
In February 2013 Beccalli-Falco was appointed to the Science and Technology Advisory Council to European Commission President José Manuel Barroso. He is a board member of INTER RAO, the Russian energy company; the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS); the Emmanuel Center Stiftung, Germany; the GE Foundation; and the Junior Achievement Young Enterprise. He is a Member of the Trilateral Commission and participates in the International Business Advisory Council of the cities of Jerusalem, Rome and Rotterdam.
Beccalli-Falco also serves as an International Advisor to Bocconi University in Milan. Previously, he was an International Advisor to Prime Minister Raffarin of France from 1994-95, and was International Advisor to the Polish Minister of Finance in 1995.
In 2007, the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano, appointed Mr. Beccalli-Falco "Cavaliere del Lavoro." In 2009, the President of France, Nicholas Sarkozy, awarded Mr. Beccalli-Falco La Lėgion d'Honneur. A native of Italy, Beccalli-Falco earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from the Polytechnic of Torino in Italy.
Jeffrey S. Bornstein is currently a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for GE Company.
Prior to his current role Bornstein served as Chief Financial Officer of GE Capital and Senior Vice President of GE Company.
Bornstein joined GE in 1989 with the GE Power Systems’ Financial Management Program. In 1992, he joined the GE Corporate Audit Staff and then became Executive Audit Manager. In 1996, he was named Chief Financial Officer for GE Aircraft Engine Services and Vice President in 1998. In 1999, he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of GE Plastics and served as their CFO until 2002.
He is on the board of Northeastern University and buildOn. He has also been involved in a number of youth programs.
He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Kathy Cassidy is the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of GE and GE Capital. She has held this role since December, 2001. Almost all of GE's debt is issued through GE Capital to support its financial services businesses. GE Capital is America's largest corporate issuer of long-term debt and the world's largest issuer of commercial paper.
Kathy serves on the Board of Directors of buildOn, a non-profit organization that empowers urban U.S. high school students through in-class and intensive after-school programs, while also building schools and bringing literacy to children and adults in developing countries around the world. Kathy is also an active member of the Treasury Leadership Roundtable (Washington, DC).
Kathy holds a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and a MBA from Fordham.
Beth Comstock leads GE’s growth and market innovation initiatives, including three company-wide platforms: GE Ventures, which partners start-ups with GE capabilities, and ecomagination and healthymagination, which harness innovation for better environmental and health outcomes. As Chief Marketing Officer, she also leads the sales, marketing and communications functions.
Previously she served as President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal where she oversaw ad sales, marketing and research, and led the company’s digital media efforts, including the formation of hulu.com, Peacock Equity, and ivillage.com.
In 2003, she was named GE’s first Chief Marketing officer in more than 20 years. Previously, she held a succession of roles at GE, NBC, CBS and Turner Broadcasting.
Beth is a member of Nike’s Board of Directors and Trustee president of the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in biology.
Matthew Cribbins has been the vice president of Audit Staff since January 2011, leading a team of 700.
Cribbins is a 1998 graduate of GE Capital's Financial Management Program, where he rotated through multiple finance assignments in GE Capital and GE Company. He spent six years on GE's Corporate Audit Staff (CAS), becoming an executive audit manager for Commercial Finance. In 2003, he was named chief financial officer (CFO) for GE Energy Financial Services. He was promoted to CFO, GE Commercial Finance Asia in 2006, based in Tokyo, Japan. In 2008, he became the CFO of GE Capital Asia and served in that role until August 2009. Prior to his current role, Cribbins was the vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis for GE Capital.
Cribbins is a graduate of Holy Cross College with a BA in Economics and resides in New Canaan, CT.
Brackett Denniston is Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for General Electric Company. He was named General Counsel in 2004 and Senior Vice President in December 2005. He is a director of GE Capital Corporation and the GE Foundation, and is a member of GE’s Corporate Executive Council. Mr. Denniston also serves as Chairman of the Company’s Policy Compliance Review Board, the governing compliance board of GE.
Mr. Denniston previously served as GE’s Vice President and Senior Counsel for Litigation and Legal Policy from 1996-2004.
From 1993 to 1996, he was Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts. From 1986 to 1993 and from 1974 to 1982, Mr. Denniston was a partner, and earlier an associate, at Goodwin, Procter in Boston, where he specialized in complex litigation, securities matters and white collar crime matters.
From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Denniston was Chief of the Major Frauds Unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, responsible for white collar crime prosecutions. He was a member of the Attorney General’s White Collar Crime Operations Committee and was awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance for his role overseeing numerous successful prosecutions.
Mr. Denniston served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y. Choy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1973-74. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Kenyon College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Mr. Denniston has been active in a number of civic and charitable pursuits. He is a Trustee (and Secretary) of Kenyon College and a member of the Board of the Pro Bono Partnership. He is a former Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals of Duxbury, Massachusetts and a former member of the Board of the American Arbitration Association.
Shane Fitzsimons is a Senior Vice President and leads GE’s Global Operations, an organization established to focus on accelerating the delivery of shared services across GE businesses, functions, and markets.
Appointed to this role in November 2013, Fitzsimons leverages the success of building a finance shared services model to expand across the organization. With his team, he previously established a solid track record, primarily in GE growth regions, on delivering significantly better cost, speed and quality performance in core financial processes. This was realized by leveraging the company’s scale and expertise to develop common standards.
Since 2011, in addition to the shared services work, Fitzsimons was CFO of the Global Growth and Operations organization where he partnered with GE’s commercial teams to connect capital to customer projects across GE’s product lines, enabling growth.
Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis, from February 2004. He has held numerous financial leadership positions in several business divisions for the Company. He was Finance Manager for GE Engine Services, a $4 billion division of GE Aviation, and Manager of Group Financial Planning & Analysis for GE Aviation. He was also Manager of European Reporting and the European Commercial Finance Manager at GE Plastics.
Fitzsimons joined GE in 1994, after seven years in public accounting in Ireland and in the Netherlands. He is originally from Ireland, where he studied chartered accountancy, and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
He is actively involved in community efforts. He has served on the Bridgeport Hospital Board of Directors, was Co-chair of Team Connecticut for the Special Olympics and President of the GE Volunteers Foundation.
Currently based in Hong Kong, he is married to Deirdre, a medical researcher, with four children.
John Flannery is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Business Development and is based in Fairfield, Connecticut. He has held this role since April 2013.
Prior to this, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO for GE India where he was directly responsible for all of GE’s operations in the country. Mr. Flannery has been with GE for over 25 years and has held several senior leadership positions in the company. He has extensive experience in building and leading large teams and growing businesses in global assignments.
Mr. Flannery was also President & CEO, GE Capital, Asia Pacific. Before that, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO of GE Commercial Finance, Asia. Prior to joining GE Commercial Finance, Asia, John was Managing Director and Business Leader of the Bank Loan Group (BLG) for GE Corporate Financial Services where he managed one of the largest global institutional loan portfolios valued at nearly $10 Billion, with a specific emphasis on distressed debt investments.
Prior to joining BLG, Mr. Flannery was President and CEO of GE Equity, the $6 Billion private equity arm of GE Capital and before that held a number of leadership positions in the leveraged finance and private equity sectors, including two years as President and CEO, GE Capital Argentina and Chile.
Mr. Flannery is a 1983 graduate of Fairfield University and holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Hauser is Vice President – Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for General Electric Company (“GE”). She is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting by GE’s eight large, diversified businesses. Ms. Hauser leads a global distributed GE controllership team comprised of approximately 3,500 Certified Public or Chartered Accountants.
Prior to joining GE in 2013, Ms. Hauser was a partner in the Accounting Services Group of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) National Professional Services Group. In that role, her responsibilities included consultation on a variety of accounting issues, development of firm positions in response to standard setters, and publication of guidance on technical topics. In addition, Jan also served as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission from 1991-1993.
Ms. Hauser is on the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants, an organization that regularly provides commentary and feedback on important standard-setting activities. She is also on the Committee on Corporate Reporting of Financial Executives International. In addition, Jan had been a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) from 2005 through 2011. Recently, she was appointed to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on matters related to board projects and agenda prioritization.
Ms. Hauser is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and resides in Mendham, NJ with her husband and three children. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Daniel C. Heintzelman is Vice Chairman of GE with responsibility for services and operations. In this role, he works across GE’s industrial business to further strengthen the company’s services, advanced manufacturing and product development capabilities.
Before being appointed a company vice chairman, Dan was President & CEO of GE Oil & Gas and a GE senior vice president. GE Oil & Gas is an advanced technology equipment and services company that serves all segments of the oil and gas industry from extraction to transportation to end use.
He has extensive leadership experience in services businesses at GE, having led GE Energy Services, and before that, GE Aircraft Engines Services. He also chaired GE’s Services Council, which leverages the company’s scale and processes across the Aviation, Energy, Transportation and Healthcare Services divisions.
Dan joined GE in 1979 as a member of GE Aircraft Engines Management Development Program. Over the next 20 years, he progressed through leadership roles in the company and was appointed a GE company officer in 2000.
Dan earned a B.S. in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University and is a member of the university's Board of Trustees. He and his wife have three children.
Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.
Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortunemagazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.
Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.
Mark M. Little was named senior vice president and director of GE Global Research in October 2005, becoming only the ninth director in the organization's 105 year history.
At Global Research, approximately 2,600 people from virtually every major scientific and engineering discipline focus on the company's long-range technology needs. The organization has research facilities in the United States, India, China and Germany, working in collaboration with GE businesses around the world.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Little was vice president of GE Energy's power-generation segment headquartered in Schenectady, New York. GE Energy is a world-leading supplier of power generation equipment including gas, steam, wind and hydro-turbine generators, turnkey power plant services, gasification technologies and integrated gasification combined cycle.
Mr. Little joined GE in 1978, starting out in the company's Turbine business. After holding several management positions in engineering, he was named product general manager for generators in 1989. In 1991 he became general manager of business development for GE Energy , responsible for strategic planning and joint venture development. In 1992 he was appointed product general manager for gas turbines and in 1994 he was named vice president of Power Generation Engineering. He assumed responsibility for the large turbine generator segments of power generation in 1997, and in 2004 he was appointed to lead the combined thermal, wind and hydro power generation group.
Mr. Little holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from Tufts and Northeastern universities respectively, and he earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Puneet joined GE's FMP program in India in 1998. After several FMP assignments across GE Corporate, GE Healthcare and GE Consumer & Industrial, he joined the Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) in 2000. Over the next 4 years in CAS, he performed several compliance and financial audits across various GE capital businesses worldwide. In 2004 he was promoted to the position of Executive Audit Manager (EAM) responsible for GE's Insurance businesses & Asset Management based in Stamford, CT.
In 2005, Puneet moved to Japan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Money Japan responsible for Finance for the $11B consumer finance business in Japan. Over the 3 years in the role Puneet's role expanded to cover Finance, Key operations and BD.
In 2008, Puneet returned to Corporate Audit Staff (CAS) as the Operations Leader for CAS. In the role he was responsible for audit planning, execution and also the recruiting and placement strategy.
In 2009, Puneet moved back to Japan as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE Capital Asia Pacific overseeing Finance for $42B in assets across 10 countries.
In 2010 he moved to India as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for GE India where he helped create the country P&L structure putting all GE businesses under one management team.
In 2011 Puneet was promoted to his current role as Vice President & Chief Risk Officer for GE.
A native of India, Puneet is a Finance & Accounting Major. He completed his MBA from Goa Institute of Management, India and worked for Citibank prior to joining GE.
Jamie Miller is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for GE. In this role, she is driving GE’s global Information Technology strategy, services and operations, and aggressively delivering innovative and transformational solutions for GE, its customers and employees. She previously served in the role of Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. She joined GE in April 2008.
Prior to joining GE, Ms. Miller served as the Senior Vice President and Controller of WellPoint, Inc., managing investor relations, controllership, financial planning and analysis, tax and financial systems for the company and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in a number of roles.
A graduate from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Ms. Miller serves on Oracle’s President's Council and is a member of the Sutter Hill Ventures Customer Advisory Board and CIO Strategy Exchange.
She and her husband have three children.
Susan P. Peters is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, responsible for GE’s global workforce of 300,000. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Peters served as Vice President, Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer at GE.
Ms. Peters first joined the company through the Human Resource Management Program of GE Appliances in 1979. Her assignments included organization and staffing in Louisville, Kentucky, and employee relations in Columbia, Maryland.
In 1981 Ms. Peters became manager of Union Relations in the Central Air Conditioning Department in Trenton, New Jersey. When that department was sold to the Trane Company in 1982, she transferred to Tyler, Texas, as professional relations manager. She returned to GE in 1984 as manager of Non-exempt Relations for GE Plastics in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Ms. Peters was appointed manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics in Worldwide Marketing and Product Management in 1986, and in 1989 she transferred to Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands, to manage human resources for GE Plastics' European manufacturing sites. In 1990 she moved to Fairfield, Connecticut, to become manager of Human Resources Staffing and Development, and the following year she was promoted to manager of Human Resources for GE Plastics, Americas. She moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1993 to become the senior human resources manager for GE Appliances.
Ms. Peters was appointed a company officer in 1997, and in 2000 she became executive vice president of Human Resources for NBC. In 2001 she was appointed to lead Executive Development for GE, responsible for talent identification and succession planning for GE executives worldwide. In 2007 she was named Chief Learning Officer, and assumed responsibility for all training and development, including leadership.
Ms. Peters graduated from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, with a B.A. in English Literature and from the University of Virginia with a Master's of Education. She serves on the National Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of the USA. She is married and has one daughter.
John G. Rice, 56, is vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Global Growth and Operations. In November 2010, the GE Board of Directors named Rice to lead the company’s global operations based in Hong Kong.
Immediately prior to his current position, Rice served as vice chairman of GE and president & CEO of GE Technology Infrastructure, and from 2005-2007 as vice chairman of GE’s industrial and infrastructure businesses.
Rice began his General Electric career in 1978 as a member of the Financial Management Program, moving to the GE Corporate Audit Staff in 1981. Following various operating assignments in GE’s Appliance business starting in 1984, he became vice president of the Corporate Audit Staff in 1994.
In 1995 Rice relocated to Singapore as president of GE’s Plastics business for Asia/Pacific. In 1997 he was appointed president & CEO of GE Transportation Systems in Erie, Pennsylvania. Rice became president and CEO of GE Energy in November of 2000 and served in this capacity through June of 2005.
Rice earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees there. Rice is also a trustee of Emory University, and serves on several boards including the International Advisory Board of King Fahd University in Saudi Arabia, and the Board of the CDC Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife Cammie reside in Hong Kong.
Trevor A. Schauenberg is GE's vice president of Corporate Investor Communications.
Before joining Investor Relations, Schauenberg was vice president and chief financial officer for GE Capital Solutions, a position he assumed in 2006. In 2007, he was named an officer of the General Electric Company.
Prior to his role at GE Capital Solutions, Schauenberg was chief financial officer for GE Infrastructure, Transportation. Before that, he held the same role in GE Insurance Solutions Global Property and Casualty Reinsurance, based in Germany. From 1999 to 2001, he was chief financial officer for Insurance Holdings within GE Commercial Finance in London.
Schauenberg was a member of GE's Corporate Audit Staff for six years, becoming executive audit manager for GE Capital in 1997. He joined GE in the company's Finance Management Program in 1991. He received a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1991.
Keith Sherin is currently the Chairman and CEO of GE Capital. He was named vice chairman, GE, in 2007.
GE Capital, which operates in 50+ countries, provides financial products and services including commercial real estate, aviation leasing, corporate finance, energy and healthcare finance, consumer lending in addition to mid-market lending and leasing. With assets in excess of US $530 billion and 2012 net income of $7.4 billion from continuing operations, GE Capital is one of the world's largest and most profitable finance organizations.
Mr. Sherin first joined GE in 1981 through the GE Financial Management Program in Medium Steam Turbine. After three years he joined the Corporate Audit Staff where he progressed to executive audit manager and later manager of Programs and Planning.
Mr. Sherin was promoted to manager of Finance for Commercial Engine Operations at GE Aircraft Engines in early 1992, and the following year he was named director of finance for GE Plastics Europe in Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands.
In the fall of 1995, Mr. Sherin joined GE Medical Systems as manager of Global Finance and Financial Services, and less than a year later he was promoted to vice president of Finance and Financial Services Operation.
Mr. Sherin was named vice president and GE's chief financial officer in 1998
Mr. Sherin earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Brian Worrell has been vice president, Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis since January, 2011.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Worrell was vice president of the GE Corporate Audit Staff from January, 2006, to December, 2010. He led a team of 750 people responsible for ensuring financial statement integrity, controllership, compliance and best practices throughout the company.
Mr. Worrell has worked on five continents and multiple businesses during his tenure with GE. He began in 1992 as a member of the Financial Management Program in Louisville, Kentucky and Peterborough, England, after which he joined the Corporate Audit Staff. In 1997, he joined GE Healthcare, where he served as product line and supply chain finance manager as well as global financial planning and analysis leader. He served as chief financial officer for Healthcare Monitoring and IT, and in 2003 he joined GE's Oil & Gas business in Florence, Italy, where he served as chief financial officer.
Mr. Worrell is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with an honors degree in economics.
Mr. Worrell and his wife have three children.