Mary Beth Wallingford

Managing Director, AJS Ventures, LLC
Board Member, Treasurer, Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Marybeth WallingfordMary Beth Wallingford has been the Managing Director of AJS Ventures, LLC since 2005. AJS Ventures is a private family investment firm. In her role with AJS Ventures she is responsible for the day to day operations, financial supervision, and management of several employees.

Prior to joining AJS Ventures, she was Vice President Controller for Fischer Imaging Corporation, a medical imaging systems manufacturer. Mary Beth started her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen and Co. and went on to hold key positions in the public accounting, financial services, and the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Mary Beth was Chief Financial Officer for Bantek, the largest independent service provider for ATM machines. She served as Vice President and Controller for Geneva Pharmaceuticals, a $338 million unit of the Swiss pharmaceutical and chemical giant Novartis, and was Controller for First Columbia Financial, a $2.7 billion holding company primarily in the savings and loan business. Leading companies financially through rapid growth and change is a hallmark of Mary Beth’s career.

Mary Beth is on the advisory council for the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation and a board member and treasurer of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. She has attended many Global Down Syndrome Foundation programs and events and is honored to be part of a vision to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome.

Mary Beth graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s degree of science in business administration with a major in accounting. She and her husband Steve are the proud parents of a grown child and reside in the Denver area. They enjoy a variety of activities together, including following the Colorado Rockies and High Point University Women’s Lacrosse.