Barbara Ashkin is chief financial officer (CFO) and vice president of CXtec and TERACAI, where she is responsible for overseeing the strategic growth and financial success of both companies.
Ashkin has been with CXtec and TERACAI since 2000, and has served in a number of roles, including chief operations officer (COO) and general manager. She has previously been employed by a regional shopping center developer. Ashkin is a certified public accountant and has held several positions in public and industry accounting. She earned her master’s degree in accounting from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University’s School of Arts and Sciences.
She is actively involved in community efforts in Central New York and serves in the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red society. Ashkin also serves on the board of directors, acting as chair of the finance committee and a member of the IT committee, for Crouse Hospital. She previously served on the board of trustees of the Everson Museum.
Ashkin has received a number of awards recognizing her excellence in business and community, including the Financial and Business Executive of the Year Award from the Business Journal News Network in 2015. She also received the Women Who Mean Business Award from the American Red Cross of Central New York in 2012, the Woman of the Year award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central New York in 2005, and a Women in Business award in 2001. In 2007, Ashkin was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in the Channel by CRN.