Carol B. Tome, The Home Depot

Carol Tome
Carol Tome

Carol B. Tome has served as chief financial officer since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of corporate services at The Home Depot in January 2007. She provides leadership in the areas of real estate, store construction, financial services, strategic business development and growth initiatives. Her corporate finance duties include financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, financial operations, divisional finance, internal audit, investor relations, treasury and tax.

Tome joined The Home Depot in 1995. Prior to that, she was vice president and treasurer of Riverwood International Corp. Carol began her career as a commercial lender with United Bank of Denver (now Wells Fargo) and then spent several years as director of banking for Johns-Manville.

In 2003, Tome joined the UPS board of directors and serves as chairwoman of the audit committee. In January 2008, she joined the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and serves as chairwoman of the board. In 2012, Tome became the chair of the board of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

She is an active volunteer, serving as a member of The Committee of 200 and a member of the Atlanta Botanical Garden board of directors.

In 2012, The Wall Street Journal ranked Tome No. 2 on its list of the best chief financial officers in corporate America, and Fortune magazine listed her among the top 50 most powerful women in business. In 2011, she received a distinguished alumna award from the University of Wyoming. Tome was recognized with the 2009 Lettie Pate Whitehead Evans award by BDN Network and the 2009 CFO of the Year award by the CFO Roundtable. She ranked No. 16 in Forbes magazine's 2008 list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women and was included by The Wall Street Journal on its list of 50 Women to Watch in 2007.

Tome holds a bachelor's degree in communication from the University of Wyoming and an MBA in finance from the University of Denver.