Chief Business Officer
Pace Center for Girls
Thresa Giles stands at the forefront of Business and Operation processes. A finance and operations professional for over 20 years with many industry recognized certifications and degrees, she most recently successfully completed the Wharton School of Business –Strategic CFO Executive program.
As the Chief Business Officer (CBO) for Pace Center for Girls, Inc., an organization dedicated to changing the lives of girls through the development of critical life, health, and academic skills and is recognized as one of the nation’s leading advocates for girls, she consistently ensures the viability of a strong and healthy financial position. She leads and oversees Information Technology, Finance, Risk Management & Facilities, Compliance and Ethics and Business Intelligence. Under Thresa’s leadership, Pace has implemented strategic and methodical business operations processes and financial planning systems that have generated greater productivity and significant cost savings for the organization. These practices have positioned Pace as an industry leader in operational efficiency and have allowed for Pace to maximize its investment into its program and, most importantly, their girls.
Thresa is a person that influences and champions systemic change and whose judgement is respected and trusted.
Before joining Pace, she was Sr. Vice President of Finance for Edison Learning, the nation’s largest charter school management for profit company where she lead and managed Regional Controllers, Business Analyst of expansion, New Business Relationships, Cash and Treasury, Federal and State grant team and 22 state Business Managers. She also served as a speaker/trainer for the annual Edison leadership conference.
Thresa’s professional career encompasses leading the nation’s 19th largest education system as the Chief Business Officer where she managed $2Billion yearly, Chief Financial Officer for the State of Delaware’s largest educational system and Sr. Analyst for trading and managing stocks, bonds and asset allocation.
Thresa has received several distinguished awards including; Jacksonville Ultimate CFO Award, Duke Executive Leadership certification, Certified Financial and Governmental Management certification and State of Delaware Outstanding Leader. She has served on the WJCT Public Broadcasting Board of Directors of Jacksonville and CFO Leadership Council founding Board of Advisors .