Melissa Ballenger is an executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) for EMEA. She is responsible for overseeing Finance, Treasury, Real Estate and Procurement for EMEA, and maintaining end-to-end oversight of all financial management and control functions for business lines and legal entities in the region. She plays an important role in advancing State Street’s change programs and driving the growth and performance of the regional franchise.
Melissa joined State Street in July 2017, having previously been Chief Financial Officer at Santander Bank in the U.S., where she was also Chief Business Control Officer. She has held executive financial positions at TD Bank, MasterCard Worldwide, Washington Mutual Bank and Freddie Mac.
Melissa graduated summa cum laude from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, with a Bachelors in Business Administration (concentration in accounting and minor in mathematics). She is a Certified Public Accountant.