Susan Alderton


Exeter Life

Susan graduated in 1973 with a degree in Economics and Statistics. She lived in Lafrowda for two years and was a regular barmaid at The Ram.

Personal Life

In 1978, whilst working for a U.S. Merchant Bank in London, she was transferred to New York City for a year and has remained here. She is married with two daughters and lives in Manhattan.

Professional Life

Susan’s most recent position was Managing Executive at Stephens Financial Group, the large-cap M&A advisory division of Stephens Inc., a private investment bank and securities firm. She went to Stephens from NL Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of titanium dioxide and specialty chemicals. Her last position with NL was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. Susan spent sixteen years with the company and for several years her finance roles simultaneously included: Vice President & Treasurer of Baroid Corp., a related drilling services company; and Vice President, Finance & Treasurer of Tremont Corp., a related manufacturer of titanium products. Previously, Susan had been the Assistant Treasurer of Avco Corp., a diversified aerospace/defense manufacturer and financial services company which was acquired by Textron Inc.

In addition to a BA in Economics and Statistics from Exeter, Susan has an MBA in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.