Paul DeSantis is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of OMNOVA Solutions Inc., a position he assumed in July 2014. OMNOVA Solutions (NYSE: OMN) is a $760 million global producer of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces.
Prior to joining OMNOVA, Mr. DeSantis was Chief Financial Officer of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio. He served as CFO, Treasurer and Assistant Corporate Secretary at Bob Evans from March 2011 until joining OMNOVA.
Previously, Mr. DeSantis spent 5 years as CFO of the A. Schulman Company where he partnered with the CEO in a total strategic revamp of the $1.8 billion business. He also held a number of executive leadership roles with the Scotts-Miracle-Gro Company, most recently as Vice President & Corporate Treasurer. Prior to that, he held finance positions with the Kellogg Company and General Motors Acceptance Corporation (GMAC).
Mr. DeSantis earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University, double majoring in marketing and international business. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan’s School of Business Administration.
Mr. DeSantis also serves as Chairman of the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, an endowed charitable foundation that contributes financial support to organizations in the communities in which the Company’s employees live and work.