Keri Cole is the Chief Financial Officer for Progress Rail.
Keri has spent most of her 26-year career in Accounting. Keri joined Caterpillar in 2006 as the Business Support Manager for Marine Engines. Since then, she has held a variety of roles within Caterpillar’s Building Construction Productions (BCP) division. She held several Business Support Manager roles within Caterpillar’s Compact Construction Equipment group, as well as a role outside of Accounting as a Product Manager for Compact Loaders/BCP Attachments. Most recently, prior to joining Progress Rail, Keri was the CFO for BCP for the last three years.
In 2016, Keri completed Caterpillar’s Executive Leadership Program, Digging Deep, which was developed in partnership with Duke University, and is a twelve-month project based course to train future leaders.
Keri is a CPA and a CMA, and started her career working with small business clients in public accounting. She transitioned to industry relatively early in her career, and has worked in various accounting roles, as well as internal audit at Dana Corporation. Keri is also a member of the IMA, AICPA and NCACPA.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Alabama at Huntsville, and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Martin.
Keri is married and has two daughters. She enjoys spending time with them, as well as reading, cooking, and traveling.