Ann Thornton

Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller at Brady Corp.

Ann Thornton

Ann Thornton

Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller at Brady Corp.

Biography

Ann Thornton

Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller

Ms. Thornton has been Brady’s Chief Accounting Officer since 2016 and Corporate Controller and Director of Investor Relations since 2015. As Chief Accounting Officer, Ann is responsible for all investor relations and financial compliance activities, including a system of strong internal controls, the preparation of all financial statements, and the completion of all SEC filings. She joined the Company in 2009 as Corporate Accounting Supervisor. Ms. Thornton held the positions of Corporate Accounting Manager, External Reporting Manager and Corporate Finance Manager from 2010 to 2014. In 2015, she was named Director, Investor Relations and Global Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Thornton was an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2005 to 2009. She has a bachelor's degree in business administration and a master of accountancy degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and is a certified public accountant.

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Birthday

1982

Age

39

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President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Brady Corp.

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Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer at Brady Corp.

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Senior Vice President at Tricor Direct, Inc.

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Vice President & General Manager, PDC at Brady Corp.

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Former Partner at Quarles & Brady LLP

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Vice President & General Manager, Workplace Safety at Brady Corp.

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Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Brady Corp.

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Chief Information Officer & Vice President of Digital Business at Brady Corp.

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President-Identification Solutions at Brady Corp.

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Former Secretary, Senior Vice President & General Counsel at Imperial Sugar Co.

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Education
Class of 2005

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has long been recognized as one of America's great universities. A public, land-grant institution, UW–Madison offers a complete spectrum of liberal arts studies, professional programs and student activities. Spanning 936 acres along the southern shore of Lake Mendota, the campus is located in the city of Madison.

Career History
Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller
2009 - Current

Brady Corp. engages in the manufacture and market of specialty materials and identification solutions that determines and protects premises, products, and people. The firm operates through the Identification Solutions (IDS) and Workplace Safety (WPS) segments. The IDS segment offers industrial and healthcare identification products. The WPS segment offers compliance products, which are sold under multiple brand names through catalogue and digital to a range of maintenance, repair, and operations customers. Its solutions include Brady LINK360 Software, Brady CenSys, and Brady SmartID Aerospace. The company was founded by William H. Brady Jr. in 1914 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.

Auditor
2005 - 2009

PricewaterhouseCoopers (doing business as PwC) is a multinational professional services network headquartered in London, United Kingdom. PwC ranks as the second largest professional services firm in the world behind Deloitte, and is one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG. PwC is a network of firms in 158 countries, 721 locations, with 250,930 people. As of 2015, 22% of the workforce worked in Asia, 26% in North America and the Caribbean and 32% in Western Europe. The company's global revenues were $37.7 billion in FY 2017, of which $16 billion was generated by its Assurance practice, $9.46 billion by its Tax practice and $12.25 billion by its Advisory practice. PwC provides services to 420 out of 500 Fortune 500 companies. The firm was formed in 1998 by a merger between Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Both firms had histories dating back to the 19th century. The trading name was shortened to PwC in September 2010 as part of a rebranding effort.

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