Women Leaders Active International
Stephanie Noble, Active International

Stephanie Noble

the Business

Editors’ Note

Stephanie Noble is the Director of Accounting and Billing for Active International’s U.S. Operations. In addition to her day-to-day finance functions, she works closely with the sales, account management and operations teams to offer support and guidance on how to structure and process transactions. Noble also works with many of Active’s top clients directly as a finance resource. She joined Active in 2001 as an Accounts Payable Specialist and has held several positions within the finance department. Noble earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Company Brief

Active International’s (activeinternational.com) purpose is to transform data into insights, strategy into action, and vision into value. With the entrepreneurial spirit of a startup, and the capabilities of a global corporation, Active continues to redefine what’s possible and turn possibilities into positive business outcomes. Active drives performance through industry expertise, its Corporate Trade Model, and portfolio of companies with a core competency in media, to create and deliver value for leading brands throughout their business life cycles.

Will you provide an overview of your role and key areas of focus?

In my role, I oversee the accounting and billing functions for our U.S. Operations. In addition to the standard accounting and billing responsibilities, I also work heavily with the business on transaction structure, client support and deal analysis.

How has the accounting and billing function evolved and is the role involved in strategy and business development?

The Finance Team has a key role in the development of current and future business opportunities. Through our partnership with Sales and Account Management, we not only provide the necessary financial and accounting support, but we also contribute to the structuring of transactions that meet our clients’ needs as well as our organizational objectives. Once the transaction moves to the execution stage, the finance team continues in its support of the business by managing the billing, tracking and reporting to our internal and external stakeholders. By providing the necessary finance support throughout the transaction, Active helps create further value for our clients.

You have spent 20 years at Active. What has made Active so special for you and a place where you have wanted to spend so much of your career?

The reason why I love working for Active is that you are not restricted by your position. There are ample opportunities within the organization to learn and get exposure to many different facets of the business. This makes your day-to-day so much more interesting and helps solidify understanding of your role in the big picture. In addition, our leadership team has created an inclusive and considerate workplace environment. Active makes its employees’ needs and wants a priority while still focusing on organizational goals and objectives.

Do you feel that there are strong opportunities for women in senior leadership roles in finance?

Absolutely! Speaking from personal experience, I began my career at Active in an entry-level role and was able to grow into a senior position based on my skills, abilities and work ethic. Active has always recognized individuals based on their merits and gender will not limit growth within finance or the rest of the organization. Throughout my career at Active, I have been exposed to many different women in leadership roles and have used them as role models for my own career.