Mary Kay Scucci

Managing Director SIFMA

Mary Kay Scucci, PhD, CPA is currently a Managing Director for the Securities Industry Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).

At SIFMA, Mary Kay is the accounting and finance subject matter expert and staffs numerous regulatory policy committees, including the Regulatory Capital and Margin Committee, the Global Financial Institutions Accounting Committee, the IFRS Committee, the Asset Management Accounting Policy Committee, the CWT/SIFMA Valuation Forum, the Regional CFO Roundtable and the Treasurer’s Committee. Mary Kay is also the liaison to the Boards of SIFMA’s Financial Management Society (FMS) and the Internal Auditor Society (IAS).

Before joining SIFMA Mary Kay founded Y&M Ventures, Inc. and provided consulting services for financial services firms such as Morgan Stanley and The Blackstone Group. Prior to Y&M, Mary Kay was Chief Financial Officer for Bear Stearns Asset Management (BSAM) and Managing Director of Accounting Policy for Bear Stearns.

Over her career, Mary Kay has held many senior financial executive roles including Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Controller, Director of Finance, and Director of Strategy Development for firms inclusive of Fortune 100 corporations (Honeywell International and Bear Stearns), a start-up organization (Power Medical Interventions, Inc) and an international firm (Schering AG).

Mary Kay is currently a trustee on William Paterson University’s Foundation Board, and on the Dean’s advisory board for William Paterson University’s Cotsakos College of Business.  Her previous board service includes chair of the audit committee for Power Medical Interventions, a publicly traded medical device firm (NASDAQ: PMII), on the board of Informetric (a private technology company), and trustee for the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF).

Mary Kay is a frequently requested lecturer for esteemed educational institutions and has been interviewed for articles featured in The Financial Executive Magazine and NACD Directorship.

Mary Kay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). She holds two bachelor’s degrees, a MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in accounting and finance from Rutgers University.  Mary Kay over her career has given back by teaching as an adjunct professor at Columbia University and as a lecturer at The Wharton School and Rice University.