Charles A. Alutto has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January 2013 and as a director since November 2012. He joined us in May 1997 following our acquisition of the company where he was then employed. He became an executive officer in February 2011 and served as President, Stericycle USA. He previously held various management positions with us, including vice president and managing director of SRCL Europe and corporate vice president of our large quantity generator business unit. Mr. Alutto received a B.S. degree in finance from Providence College and a M.B.A. degree in finance from St. John's University.
Daniel Ginnetti was named as Chief Financial Officer effective August 1, 2014. He joined Stericycle as Area Vice President of Finance in 2003. In 2004 he was promoted to Area Vice President for Stericycle’s Western, and later, Midwestern business units. Following that, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations for the United States and Canada. He returned to financial management in 2013 becoming Vice President of Corporate Finance and then CFO in August 2014. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Ginnetti held various finance and accounting positions with The Ralph M. Parsons Company, a worldwide engineering firm, and Ryan Herco Products Corp., a national industrial plastics distributor. Mr. Ginnetti has a B.S. degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Brent Arnold has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2015. He became an executive officer in April 2014 and served as President, Stericycle USA/Canada. Mr. Arnold previously served as our Senior Vice President of Operations since June 2013. He joined us in April 2005 and has worked in various leadership positions including Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the US and Canada and Corporate Vice President of our large quantity generator business unit. Mr. Arnold has more than 24 years of experience primarily focused in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Stericycle, he held various leadership roles at Baxter International Inc. and Cardinal Health, Inc. Mr. Arnold received a B.S. degree in marketing from Indiana University.
John Schetz has served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel since April 2015. Mr. Schetz previously served as Vice President and Senior Counsel from January 2013. He joined us in June 2009 as Senior Counsel, Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining Stericycle, Mr. Schetz was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP in Chicago. Mr. Schetz received a B.A. degree from the University of Michigan and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
Brenda Frank has served as Executive
Vice President and Chief People Officer since January 2016. Brenda joined Stericycle with our acquisition of
Shred-it in October 2015 where she spent six years as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of
Human Resources and Franchise Relations. Brenda has spent the last 20 years focusing on people, labor and employment,
holding senior human resources and legal roles at global services companies such as ITOCHU INTERNATIONAL and Pitney Bowes.
Brenda started her career as a labor and employment attorney and litigator at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati and Proskauer Rose. Brenda received her B.S. in Accounting from S.U.N.Y Albany and her J.D.
from New York University Law School.
Ruth-Ellen Abdulmassih was appointed to Executive Vice President, Communication and Related Services, effective February 2017. Ruth joined Stericycle as VP of Sales, Expert Solutions, in 2006. She has held various leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including VP/General Manager and Sr. Vice President of both the Expert Solutions, Environmental Solutions and the Communication Solutions business units. Prior to joining Stericycle, Ruth led teams though a variety of management positions at Abbott Laboratories for 23 years. Ruth brings a wide array of global business leadership experience and expertise to Stericycle. Ms. Abdulmassih serves on various boards and volunteers for humanitarian health causes. She holds a BS degree in Business and Marketing from Northwood University.