Joseph J. Wolk
Joseph J. Wolk (Joe) is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Johnson & Johnson. Joe serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee, plays a strategic role in the overall management of the organization and leads the development and execution of the business’ global long-term financial strategy. Additionally, as a financial steward of Johnson & Johnson, Joe’s scope of responsibilities include driving competitive and profitable growth, generating sustainable cash flow, allocating capital to maximize value creation and managing risk across the entire enterprise.
Joe leads the worldwide Finance and Global Services organizations, which comprise approximately 9,000 colleagues around the globe. He assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer in July 2018 and has been with Johnson & Johnson for 23 years.
Prior to assuming his current responsibilities, Joe was the Vice President of Investor Relations for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, he developed a winning strategy for building strong relationships with the investment community and disseminating Johnson & Johnson’s value creation narrative to all external financial stakeholders. During Joe’s tenure in this role, the Investor Relations function was regularly recognized by Institutional Investor as one of the best teams in the industry.
Prior to Investor Relations, Joe held a variety of senior leadership roles in several segments and functions across the company, where he achieved superior results. He served as Vice President of Finance for the Pharmaceuticals Group, Vice President of Finance for the Medical Devices Global Supply Chain and Chief Financial Officer of the North America Pharmaceuticals Group.
Joe is an accomplished, Credo-based leader, and is passionate about talent development, driving innovation and community service. He is the executive sponsor of Johnson & Johnson’s Impact Venture Fund, an “impact investment” fund that provides funding to entrepreneurs and their start-up companies or social enterprises to address healthcare challenges impacting people around the world. He is also the executive sponsor of the Veterans Leadership Council and a champion of the Finance Leadership Development Program. Additionally, he is a member of the Stanford Medicine Board of Fellows, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the Wall Street Journal CFO Network.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s University, where he currently serves on the Haub School of Business Board of Visitors, and a Juris Doctor degree from Temple University School of Law. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).