Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Kristen Ambrose joined Vertex in 2021 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. In this role, Ms. Ambrose is responsible for Vertex’s global functions for accounting, tax, insurance, treasury, strategic sourcing and corporate services.
Ms. Ambrose is a senior finance leader with over 20 years of experience working collaboratively with a cross-functional leadership team to deliver top tier financial results. Prior to Vertex, she held roles of increasing responsibility at Boston Scientific Corporation, a global medical device company, most recently as Vice President of Finance and Controller of the Global Endoscopy division from July 2019 to March 2021 and as Vice President of Global Internal Audit, also leading the company’s Enterprise Risk Management program, from February 2017 to June 2019. Prior to Boston Scientific Corporation, Ms. Ambrose worked in the assurance and litigation advisory practices of Ernst & Young and began her career at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Ms. Ambrose received her bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts.