Executive Profile: Cheryl Thompson, Prudential Financial’s Director of Business Intelligence

Cheryl Thompson serves as director of business intelligence at Prudential Financial, a Global 500 and Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries are involved in insurance, investment management and other financial products and services.

As director of business intelligence, Thompson is responsible for strategy, planning and business insights. In partnership with insurance executives, Thompson also monitors business performance, develops key performance indicators and ensures data integrity.

She has two decades of diverse financial and strategic reporting experience in the insurance and financial services sector, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Before she assumed her current role in November 2011, she served as Prudential’s manager of planning and analysis. In that role, Thompson provided conducted expense reports and forecasts at the functional, group and business team levels for all products.

She also spent three years as a manager exclusively for financial analysis. Her duties included providing unit cost expense analyses, service menu pricing and process improvement, among others, for the group insurance life and disability business.

Prior to that role, Thompson served as the leader of the company’s accounting team. Her team prepared monthly, quarterly and financial statements for Prudential’s group life and disability insurance products.

She began her professional career in July 1995 as a financial analyst at Prudential Healthcare. Thompson provided financial reports for all medical products the company managed nationwide. Her role’s goal was to ensure the accuracy of ledgers and to create and document accounting policies

Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Rutgers University and is currently pursuing a Master in Business Administration degree from the Rutgers Graduate Business School.