Paula A. PriceBoard Member
Paula A. Price is an independent board director and strategic advisor, currently serving public and private companies. Today, she serves on the boards of the following publicly traded companies: Accenture (NYSE: ACN) chairing its Audit Committee, Bristol Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMS), and Warner Bros. Discovery (NASDAQ: WBD) chairing its Audit Committee. She also serves on the board of Reddit, chairing its Audit and IPO Readiness committees. Price was EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) from 2018 to 2020. As CFO, she was a principal architect of Macy’s transformation journey and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, led its financial restructuring including raising $4.5 billion to recapitalize and sustain the company.
Since July 2018, Price continues to be a Visiting Executive with Harvard Business School, and prior to that was a full-time Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Accounting and Management Unit, having joined the faculty in July 2014. Until January 2014, Price was EVP & Chief Financial Officer of Ahold USA which she joined in 2009. At Ahold, Price led Finance, Accounting and Shared Services; Strategy and Planning; Real Estate Development and Construction; and Information Technology. Price transformed the Finance function and delivered a $1 billion cost savings program to fund strategic growth initiatives.
Prior to joining Ahold, Price was Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), and a key player in the $26 billion CVS/Caremark merger transaction. She also previously served as Senior Vice President and CFO for the Institutional Trust Services Division of JPMorgan Chase. Price began her career as an intern in public accounting at Arthur Andersen & Co. before joining full-time. Price’s clients were in the financial services, consumer packaged goods, and healthcare sectors.
Price’s career includes finance, general management, and strategy roles based in New York, Boston, London and Chicago in the retail, financial services, and consumer packaged goods sectors.
Price earned her MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago, and her BSc in Accountancy from DePaul University. She is a certified public accountant.
Price lives with her family in Manhattan and on Martha’s Vineyard, where she enjoys painting and outdoor activities.