40 Under Forty: Ben Jones, 36


Director of finance – corporate functions
Boston Scientific Corp., Marlborough

Lives: Northborough

Birthplace: Pullman, Wash.

College: Brigham Young University – Idaho

With just five years of experience at Boston Scientific under his belt, Jones was asked to take the role of interim controller for the company's neuromodulation division, taking on a level of responsibility and visibility he previously didn't think he was ready for. He was, as the division grew from $271 million to $635 million in the last seven years. For those efforts, he earned the company's Excellence in Finance Leadership Award. Now, he controls $700 million of functional spending at Boston Scientific. He led the finance integration of the medical device giant's acquisition of Burlington-based Cosman Medical in 2016. Now, he manages a team of 11 finance professionals and serves as the finance business partner for company executives and leadership members. He spends a significant amount of time on causes close to himself at work, at home and in the community. At work, he supports the American Heart Association. At home, he coaches youth soccer and baseball and sits on the board of the National Kidney Foundation and is a fundraiser for the Jimmy Fund, Team Impact and Golf Fights Cancer. Cancer research hits home for Jones, as his son has been battling a rare form of lymphoma and is now in remission. In the community, Jones serves as a committee chairman for the Boy Scouts of America and has been scoutmaster. 

From 40 Under Forty judge Michael Arnum: “An enthusiastic leader who, despite personal challenges, has provided solid financial advice and nonprofit leadership.”

What TV character is most like you? Capt. Mal Reynolds from “Firefly” as I am unshakable under pressure.

Who is responsible for your success? My wife and best friend Cortney, who always tells me to try and picks me up when I fall.
Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty
Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance
Che Anderson - City of Worcester
Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.
Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.
Sam Bitar - Webster Five
Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP
Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives
Derek Canton - paerpay
Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.
Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics
Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching
Heidi Cooper - Cooper’s Hilltop Farm
Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting
Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.
Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning
Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden
Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College
Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering
David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care
Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank
Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill
Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.
Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority
Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp
Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions
Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants
Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank
Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.
Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective
Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester
Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency
Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP
Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities
Jessica Morris - MCPHS University
Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)
Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central
Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.
Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System
Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.