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PAUL RUBSAM 2019

Director of Finance and Facilities

Notre Dame Preparatory High School BACKGROUND: Rubsam strives to

achieve the goals of Catholic education. He acts as consultant to the president and principal, administrators, department heads and various committees of the school on all matters related to finance. LEADERSHIP: Rubsam uses his expertise to continually help the school operate in the black, which is often difficult for a nonprofit school. Currently, Notre Dame is raising money to expand the school. With an outstanding bond on the property, Rubsam is securing additional funding for the building while refinancing outstanding debt to ensure that the school is able to continue paying the same amount for debt.

ROBERT ROCHE

Vice president and chief financial officer

ALAN SCHNAID

Executive vice president and chief financial officer, finance, IT, strategy

Carlisle Companies Incorporated

PetSmart

BACKGROUND: Roche is responsible for

BACKGROUND: Schnaid leads the

providing leadership to and management of Carlisle’s accounting, tax, treasury IT, investor relations and financial planning and analysis teams. Roche also interfaces with the investor and sell-side analyst community. LEADERSHIP: Roche provided important

guidance in stabilizing and rightsizing the footprint of Carlisle’s second-largest business, Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, after a significant loss of high-margin product sales due to a customer in-sourcing initiative and a technology shift within the in-flight entertainment connectivity market. Roche’s experience in restructuring businesses throughout his career provided the sound judgement required to recommend wise corrective actions.

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information technology, financial planning and analysis, enterprise project management, advanced analytics, controllership, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, loss prevention and safety, strategy and business analytics and procurement areas within PetSmart. Additionally, he is significantly involved with PetSmart’s wholly-owned, stand-alone subsidiary, Chewy. LEADERSHIP: Schnaid led PetSmart during the recent Chewy IPO process. He accomplished this without having any Chewy leaders reporting to him. Schnaid was able to successfully influence Chewy leadership to ensure that Chewy didn’t take any positions during the IPO which might be problematic to the future consolidated (PetSmart + Chewy) best interests of PetSmart.

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Inside this issue of Az Business magazine, we celebrate Arizona Forward and its 50 years of impact. We look at some of the milestones in the...