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Cynthia Schmitt

Pitney Bowes Inc.
Vice President, Finance
Stamford, CT, USA

Cynthia Schmitt is Group CFO of Global Mailing and Financial Services, a $2.7 billion division of Pitney Bowes, Inc. New in this role, Cynthia is facilitating the forming of global lines of business and leading the Global Finance transformation effort.  Preceding this position, Cynthia was the CFO of Global Financial Services, Pitney Bowes, Inc.

Prior to returning to Finance functional roles, she was the Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management for Pitney Bowes, Inc.  In this role, Cynthia created and implemented the development of the Enterprise Risk program, partnering with executive management to develop and implement management objectives and lead the financial support for executive management. Many "experts" in the area of enterprise risk (ERM) considered Pitney Bowes to be at the forefront of this discipline for commercial companies and it is built into the fabric of the culture today. 

Cynthia joined Pitney Bowes in 2001 as CFO and Vice President of Administration for Pitney Bowes Management Services, a $1 billion service division of Pitney Bowes. In this position, she integrated two acquisitions, doubling the size of the business, secured $5 million in acquisition escrow, saved $5 million through rationalization and productivity savings, and managed an organization of 200 people.

Cynthia's finance career has encompassed both international and domestic businesses in both consumer products and business to business enterprises. Prior to joining Pitney Bowes, Cynthia held senior Financial executive roles at Revlon and Sara Lee Corporation. Prior to joining Sara Lee Corporation, Cynthia held both operational and staff financial positions of increasingly responsibility at Diageo, Playtex/ Max Factor. She received her BS in Accounting at Bryant University and while traveling for Playtex earned an MBA at the University of Bridgeport.

Cynthia served on the board of the Girl Scouts, chaired the Consumer Share Forum for ERM and is a member of the Executive Forum.


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