Samantha Dayton is the Head of Finance & Operations for Stanley Black & Decker's Innovation team, Stanley X. In her role, she oversees all finance related activities including accounting, controllership, FP&A, M&A, and special projects, as well as managing a small team supporting those functions. She works closely as a business partner for the operational and development teams, while supporting the needs that come from the larger Stanley Black & Decker organization.
Samantha started her career in public accounting, and over the last 13 years has gained experience in auditing, internal accounting, corporate consolidation and controllership, FP&A, operational finance and more. She has worked for companies across a wide range of backgrounds including retail, manufacturing, service, and life science industries, as well as start-up/growth stage to Fortune 500 entities. Samantha has had the opportunity to support small teams as they grow and have increasing control and reporting needs, while staying nimble and efficient with processes. She is a driven self-starter and enjoys building new processes, developing operational efficiencies, and generally all new projects, as growth and continual learning are her key professional drivers.
Samantha holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Science in Accounting, both from Bentley University.