Founder and CEO, FNB Holdings, LLC
Denise L Devine has over 25 years of leadership experience in general management, operations and finance. She also has particular expertise in developing technology platforms with resulting commercialized product applications, intellectual property and IP strategy, licensing, and strategic alliances. Her experience spans from entrepreneurial start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. Ms. Devine is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FNB Holdings, LLC, a company dedicated to initiatives in the health and wellness space. She is also a Founder, CAO and CFO of RTM Vital Signs, LLC an early stage medical device company that is developing technology to monitor vital signs remotely, continuously and in real time providing big data coupled with predictive diagnostic algorithms for targeted and cost-effective results. As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nutripharm, Inc. Ms. Devine led the development of a technology platform that generated a portfolio of composition and process patents to create innovative natural food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products. Ms. Devine has executed strategic alliances and licenses with pharmaceutical and food companies as well as research agreements with the United States government.
Ms. Devine’s prior business experience includes executive positions at Campbell Soup Company where she was responsible for executing close to a billion in financings, investment strategy, structuring and negotiating various capital markets transactions, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures in the food business, CFO of Energy Solutions International, a global software company serving the oil and gas industry and Arthur Andersen & Co. where she served as a member of the firm’s national closely-held business team.
Ms. Devine serves as an independent director and Committee Chair on the following Boards: Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ – FULT), Villanova University Board of Trustees (ten year tenure completed December, 2015), Lourdes Health System, American Red Cross-SEPA, and The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Additionally, Ms. Devine serves on the Board of AgroFresh Solutions (NASDAQ:AGFS). AgroFresh is a public company spinout of Dow Chemical and is headquartered in Philadelphia. AgroFresh is a global company that has technology in the agribusiness space that facilitates sustainability and reduction of supply chain waste in the produce and floral industries.
Ms. Devine is also a passionate children’s nutrition and health advocate. She is Chair of The Advisory Board of the MacDonald Center for Obesity Prevention and Nutrition Education at Villanova University Nursing School, served as a member of the Health Innovations task force of the CEO Council of Greater Philadelphia, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Marketing and Consumer Insight at Villanova University School of Business.
Ms. Devine has received numerous Honors and Awards including the “Best 50 Business Women in Pennsylvania” Governor’s Award, the Gold Medal Alumnae Award from Villanova University, the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts and the Iris Newman award from the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs. Ms. Devine has also held numerous professional leadership positions. She served on the American Institute of CPAs Board of Directors, President of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs and was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to serve on The State Board of Accountancy, the ethics and licensing Board for the 25,000 CPA’s in Pennsylvania, serving several years as Chair of that Board. She was also appointed by the Governor to serve on the Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Business Tax Policy Reform Commission. Ms. Devine, a co-inventor on nineteen U.S. and international patents, has also served as an “Entrepreneur in Residence” at The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Devine currently serves on the Board of the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.
Ms. Devine, a CPA, received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in Taxation from Villanova University and a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University, where she graduated summa cum laude and first in her class.