John Burns is TAL's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for overseeing Finance & Accounting, Audit, IT, Legal, and HR departments. Mr. Burns was formerly TAL's Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, where he was responsible for the execution of our corporate development strategy.
Mr. Burns joined our former parent, Transamerica Corporation, in April 1996 as Director of Internal Audit and subsequently transferred to TAL International Container Corporation in April 1998 as Controller. Prior to joining Transamerica Corporation, Mr. Burns spent 10 years with Ernst & Young LLP in their financial audit practice. Mr. Burns holds a BA in Finance from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and is a certified public accountant