Beth Zastawny was born in Worcester and raised in Grafton, Massachusetts. She began playing sports at the age of 11 and continued through her high school and college years. Being raised by a single mother, she quickly realized she would have to work hard for everything. She graduated from high school with honors and later on, in 2012, she was inducted into the Grafton High School Athletic Hall of Fame based on her commitment and contribution as a student athlete.
Beth Zastawny attended Nichols College. She graduated in 1987 with a degree in Accounting and academic Deans List honors and Athletic recognitions. She also holds a CPA designation.
Voted “Most Likely to Succeed” by her college classmates, Beth was immediately offered a job during an on-campus interview. She worked with “Big 8” accounting firms, Coopers & Lybrand, now known as Price Waterhouse Coopers.
For 14 years, Beth worked in public accounting and had clients from several different industries including manufacturing, retail, banking, health care, and nonprofit. With the opportunity to be involved in multiple different industries, she realized her passion was in the manufacturing sector.
Beth now has over 15 years of experience as a CFO for privately held manufacturing companies, ranging from startups to companies with $30 million in revenue. Throughout her career, she has implemented accounting systems, established human resource systems and health and safety programs, and implemented cost systems. She has also raised capital through both commercial and bond-financing offerings.
In addition to her career as a CFO and accounting professional, Beth Zastawny is also a philanthropist and has always been involved in her community. She has volunteered with nonprofit organizations including Junior Achievement, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Springfield School Volunteers. Due to her own difficult upbringing, Beth aims to give back to children in the community.
Beth has also been an avid member of the National Multiple Sclerosis society, which is united collectively to do something about MS now and end this disease forever. She believes that the group is a great place to learn more about the disease and is a reliable place to donate. The continued breakthroughs in MS treatments and new therapies around treating and managing MS due to new technology and research excite Beth for the future.