Doug Abbott joined the Jackson Laboratory in September 2018. In his current role, Doug provides strategic leadership, direction and management for all financial and risk management activities. Before coming to JAX, Doug served in several senior finance leadership roles at WEX, Inc., a global provider of payment processing systems headquartered in South Portland, Maine, including Vice President of the Americas, Vice President of International Finance, and most recently as the Vice President and Senior Financial Officer of WEX’s Global Fleet business. Prior to WEX, Doug held several finance leadership roles in increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Elmet Technologies. Doug also practiced public accounting at Ernst & Young in their Kansas City office, where he managed several large clients, including Berkshire Hathaway and AMC Entertainment. Doug holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a M.B.A., also from the University of New Hampshire. Doug also is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).