Jason Schugel was named general auditor of Ally Financial Inc. in July 2014. In this role, he is responsible for the organization’s internal audit function, as well as administrative oversight for Ally’s loan review function. His specific duties include: interacting with Ally senior leadership, regulators, external auditors and other stakeholders; assessing key strategic, financial, operational and compliance risks; and designing and executing an audit plan aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of risk management, internal control and governance activities across the organization.
Schugel joined Ally in 2009, overseeing the company’s financial planning and analysis team which is responsible for Ally’s financial performance reporting, enterprise-wide forecasting and planning. He also served as lead finance executive for Ally’s global functions. In these roles, he led a number of critical initiatives related to the company’s international divestitures, mortgage alternatives, expense reduction efforts, and most recently, Ally’s initial public offering in April 2014. Immediately prior to joining Ally, he served as vice president of financial planning and analysis, and investor relations at LendingTree, LLC. Prior to that, he worked in investment banking for Wachovia and began his career at First Plus Financial, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a master’s degree in business administration from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.