CFO and COO, U.S. Soccer Federation
Pinky Raina is the CFO and COO at U.S. Soccer Federation. She has spent the last two years progressively leading Finance, Human Resources, Technology, and Business Operations for the organization. She has extensive experience in change management and is proficient in facilitating continuous improvement initiatives across all the functions she has led. She is a strong believer in empowering teams to solve complex business problems. She has been featured in SheBelieves Career profiles and SheBelieves Summit Leadership panel. SheBelieves is a movement to encourage young women and girls to reach their dreams, athletic or otherwise, inspired by the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team.
Prior to her move to the Sporting & Entertainment Industry, Pinky led Finance and IT in both public and private corporations in the Manufacturing Industry. She gained strategic growth and business turnaround experience from her stints at the Marmon Group and IDEX Corporation. She managed up to 14 distinct global companies, generating combined revenues of up to $500M, with Finance and IT teams of up to 60 people. She drove enterprise value through proactive P&L management and business partnership with the President/CEO.
Pinky started her career at Deloitte, auditing clients in the Manufacturing Industry. She developed her root cause problem solving skills and strong business acumen through her experience managing investigations, financial audits, and operational reviews in Deloitte offices across the globe in U.S., Canada, and India.
Pinky graduated with a double major in Business & Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis. She received her Master of Business Administration from University of Memphis’ Business School. She has been recognized over the course of her career with awards for service excellence and performance. She was a Chicago CIO of the Year Finalist in 2021.