Stan Burhans, M.B.A., CPA

Stan Burhans
CFO & SVP Operations | Officer, USP Convention

Stan joined USP in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer responsible for accounting, finance, treasury and procurement. In 2020, his role expanded to SVP Operations and includes responsibility for information services, quality, compliance, facilities and distribution, and a team of nearly 200 professionals in the U.S. and India. Stan has a long-term commitment to talent development and inclusive management practices. He works closely with the organization’s Board of Trustees, Executive Team, and CEO to grow USP’s public health impact and relevance worldwide. Stan supports USP’s Board of Trustees by working with the Finance and Audit Committees on an extensive set of governance responsibilities, including financial planning and sustainability; investment strategy and portfolio management; external audit and internal controls; compliance and ethics; cyber risk mitigation and a comprehensive enterprise risk management program. Stan is an Officer of the USP Convention.

Stan brings extensive experience in the pharmaceutical, nutrition and consumer goods industries together with hands-on leadership in finance and accounting, international business operations, and public company governance. Prior to joining USP, Stan led Financial Planning, SEC Reporting and Global Commercial Operations at Mead Johnson Nutrition, where he also played a leading role in the company’s initial public offering and spin-off from Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) in 2009. Previously, Stan held several country finance director roles at BMS, including posts in the United States, Germany, and Japan.

Career Highlights:

  • Mead Johnson Nutrition: Vice President Finance, Global Commercial Operations; Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer; Corporate Treasurer
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb: CFO, North America Oncology and Virology; Senior Director Finance and Administration, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland; Finance Director, Japan
  • Deloitte & Touche: Senior Auditor, Certified Public Accountant


  • Columbia Business School, MBA, Finance and International Business
  • INSEAD University Center for Executive Development, General Management Program
  • State University of New York at Albany, B.S. Accounting, summa cum laude

Professional Achievements:

  • Responsible for the Mead Johnson Nutrition IPO, a $7B subsidiary of BMS, including the prospectus, carve-out financials, due diligence, separation activities, transition services and start-up of independent operations.
  • Implemented a global SAP/ERP system, built SEC Reporting and Financial Shared Service functions.
  • Led a worldwide finance team of 350 professionals supporting business operations in over 50 countries.
  • Served as country finance director in four markets.

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