Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Anna May Trala is a Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer at GTCR, a leading private equity firm with assets under management exceeding $20 billion. Anna May leads the finance, treasury, portfolio valuation, portfolio on-boarding and performance monitoring, accounting, tax, investor reporting and technology functions. Prior to joining GTCR, Anna May was a Partner at Ernst & Young, in the Transaction Advisory Services(TAS) practice advising the private equity industry in the merger, acquisition and divestiture process primarily in the healthcare, TMT, financial services and growth business services sectors. During her time at EY, Anna May was involved in over 100 transactions. Anna May also led the TAS human capital initiatives for the Midwest region. Anna May serves as a Board Director of Paya, and is a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Anna May is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a B.S. in Accounting from Goldey Beacom College. Outside of GTCR, Anna May is passionate about education and empowering women. She sits on the boards of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, where she chairs the M&A Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee, the Chicago Foundation for Education, as well as America Needs You, Illinois Advisory Board, serving both organizations on their Governance Committees. Anna May also spent several years on the board of Rogers Park Montessori School as its Board Treasurer, member of the Executive and Growth Committees, and Chairing the Business Finance and Audit Committee.