Douglas Abbott named chief financial officer

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) today announced that Douglas Abbott will join the nonprofit biomedical research institution as chief financial officer (CFO).

Joining full time in October, Abbott will provide strategic leadership, direction and management for all JAX financial activities. He will lead the development of financial strategies, plans, and budgets, as well as continue to guide JAX’s financial services team.

Douglas Abbott, Chief Financial Officer, The Jackson Laboratory
JAX CFO Douglas Abbott.

“This is a very exciting time at The Jackson Laboratory, and we’re pleased to welcome Doug to help lead our financial stewardship as we continue the search for tomorrow’s cures,” said JAX Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer  “We value his financial leadership experience in operational and corporate finance and accounting, forecasting and budgeting, strategic planning, treasury, SEC reporting, and tax matters, and we look forward to working together to ensure JAX’s financial strength.”

Prior to joining JAX, Abbott, of Falmouth, Maine, held several senior finance leadership roles at WEX, Inc., including vice president of finance for the Americas, vice president of international finance, and most recently vice president of finance for global fleet.  Prior to joining WEX, he held several senior finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Thermo Fisher Scientific and at Elmet Technologies, and in public accounting at Ernst & Young. 

Abbott received his MBA from the Peter T. Paul School of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire.  Abbott is a Certified Public Accountant and also serves as an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s College Graduate School of Business.