BioDelivery Sciences International
Terry Coelho has been Chief Financial Officer since joining BioDelivery Sciences, International(BDSI) in January 2019 and she has extensive experience as a multinational finance leader and executive across various industries and for both private and public global companies. With a proven track record of success in fast paced, complex businesses, over the course of her career she has successfully led multiple major change initiatives, turn-arounds and start-ups, both financially and operationally.
Prior to joining BDSI, Terry served as Chief Financial Officer for Balchem Corporation (NASDAQ: BCPC). During her 35 year career, Terry has held senior financial and operational roles with leading global organizations including Mars, Incorporated, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Sealed Air, and Diversey, Inc. As Division CFO and COO at Diversey, she was instrumental in leading the process to prepare Diversey for sale, and led the carve out of Diversey from Sealed Air, serving as the Separation Office Leader, responsible for standing up the new Diversey . Additionally, while at Mars, Terry served as the President for Mars Chocolates in Brazil, responsible for starting up the Mars confectionery commercial and manufacturing business from scratch and leading an organization of over 200 employees.
Terry holds an M.B.A. in Finance from IBMEC in Brazil and a B.A. in both Economics and International Relations, summa cum laude, from The American University School of International Service in Washington, DC. Throughout her career Terry has successfully created and led major talent and leadership development initiatives, she has led Women’s Networking ERGs and she is a founding Steering Committee Member of the CFO Leadership Council – Charlotte chapter.