Patricia Benton is the Chief Financial Officer and Global Operations Lead for Pharmerit International, located in the Bethesda, Maryland office. Her experience across private and public sectors yields a perfect blend of management, financial and partnership building skills.
In previous positions, she has played lead roles in operations, finance and administration, coordination of staff in multiple international offices, banking relationships, investment management, accounting, budgeting, forecasting and annual audits. Before joining Pharmerit, Ms. Benton served as Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Salzburg Global Seminar, an international non-profit headquartered in Salzburg, Austria and as Vice President for Finance and General Manager at Comsat Corporation, at that time the leading satellite telecommunications company in the US. She also served in management and consulting roles for a range of non-profit organizations and start-ups, including CIVICUS, The Partnership for Transparency Fund, Gender at Work and DC Stoddert Soccer. Ms. Benton holds a B.A. in Economics and French from Brown University and an M.B.A. in Finance from George Washington University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.