Opal Ferraro, currently CFO for PSA Healthcare, has over 30 years of highly successful business experience as CFO and other senior leadership roles in operations and business development. Her experience includes the CFO role in a publicly-held company including IPO, private-equity owned businesses, and a family-owned business with a variety of broad responsibilities – strategic and financial analysis, investor and board relations, banking, finance, risk management, reporting, planning, inventory control and management, cost management and cost reduction. Throughout her career she has been a strategic partner to the CEO.
Prior to joining PSA Healthcare, Ms. Ferraro served as turnaround CFO at a California-based, vertically integrated manufacturer and retailer of window treatments. She was the CFO for The Picture People, a leading national specialty retail chain for family and children portraiture, where she was part of a team that transformed the business and ultimately changed the children’s photography industry. She also served as head of Sales and Operations during her 8-year tenure at the company. As CFO, she handled both acquisition and divestiture of the business. Prior to The Picture People she served as CFO at Babbage’s for over 10 years where she saw the retailer grow to over 300 stores in North America and annual sales of over $200 million.
Ms. Ferraro began her career in public accounting after graduating with Highest Honors from the University of Texas-Arlington, and rose rapidly through the ranks to become a Principal in the international accounting firm of Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young).