Beth Grindel

Elizabeth (Beth) Grindel, a senior financial and operational executive and current MSMS parent, was named the School’s Director of Operations/CFO effective August 17, 2016.Beth has been a senior finance professional in the insurance, investment, and biopharmaceutical industries with broad experience in accounting and financial management and a demonstrated ability to improve operations.

She came to Mountain Shadows from Clovis Oncology in Boulder where she has served as associate director of accounting and as corporate controller for the biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing cancer treatments. At Clovis she led the SEC reporting, managed the registration of the company’s $300 million common stock offering, served as the controller for four new foreign subsidies, and managed the annual renewal of the company’s liability, property, and casualty insurance policies.

Prior to Clovis, Beth served as a senior level accounting and finance contractor for the $70 million publicly traded Array BioPharma, also in Boulder. In acclimating to the biopharmaceutical industry, she implemented a new financial reporting application, reengineered the outsourcing accrual process for improved accuracy and efficiency.She worked for John Hancock investments and life insurance as well as Liberty Mutual insurance and Putnam Investments in the greater Boston area from before relocating to Boulder in 2013.

Beth holds an undergraduate degree in business management with a concentration in finance from North Carolina State University and her master’s degree in accounting and MBA from Northeastern University.She and her husband Chuck are parents to two MSMS elementary students. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. Since moving from the east coast, she has enjoyed traveling and exploring new places in Colorado and other western states.

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