Paris Watts-Stanfield is the Vice President of Finance & Venture Capital & Supply Chain Management of Greater China at Medtronic. Paris is responsible for Finance and Accounting, Supply Chain, Business Development, and Ventures. Under her leadership, this team will provide professional support and services to ensure the stable development and continuous growth of the business in Greater China. Paris joined Medtronic in 2017 as the Vice President of Corporate Audit with global audit responsibility for Information Technology, Finance, Operations, Data Analytics, and the SOX PMO.
Prior to joining Medtronic, Paris spent five years with Alcoa, most recently as Group CFO and member of the company’s Executive Council. Prior to that role, Paris served as Alcoa’s Chief Audit Executive with Environmental, Health & Safety, Finance, and IT audit oversight responsibility. Paris also spent time with Wal-Mart, first as Vice President, International Internal Audit, and later as the Vice President, Finance & Strategy. Paris spent her early career at Procter & Gamble. During her tenure with P&G, Paris rotated through several finance and accounting roles with increasing responsibility. She was Finance Director for P&G's Internal Audit Group in Asia, CFO for P&G’s hair care business in Japan and South Korea, and CFO for its household cleaning products business in North America. Paris’ other experiences include several roles in Financial Planning, Forecasting, Manufacturing, and Sales.
Paris has served on the Board of the YWCA of St. Paul. She is a member of the African Descent Network Leadership Team and Executive sponsor for the ADN Atlanta Hub and National Black MBA Association at Medtronic. She holds an MBA in Finance, Organizations & Markets from the University of Rochester, Simon School of Management, and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the State University of New York. Paris currently resides in Atlanta and will move to Shanghai with her husband. The couple has two daughters.
Medtronic is the world’s leading medical technology company with $30 billion in annual revenue and operations reaching more than 150 countries worldwide. Medtronic offers technologies and solutions to treat a wide range of medical conditions, including cardiac and vascular diseases, respiratory, neurological, and spinal conditions, diabetes, and more. Medtronic's Mission is to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people around the world.