August 20, 2018
Class of 2018

40 Under Forty: Ben Jones, 36

Photo | Erika Sidor
Winners of the WBJ 40 Under Forty award (from left): Grace Elton, Efua T. Dufu, Ben Jones and Jennifer Leger.

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.

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