Ray Pericola - President

Ray has been with GBW since our inception as the Vice President of Performance Management leading the Department Planners and 4DX programs. Previously, Ray held a similar role for Watco and also served as their Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to joining Watco, Ray was a director for KPMG LLP, a global professional services company and has held other positions with Sprint and Thorn Americas. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State.

Cheryl Balkenhol - CFO 

Cheryl Balkenhol joined Greenbrier Rail Services in 2014, after serving successfully as CFO for Kinder Care Learning Centers, and the A&W and Long John Silver’s restaurant chains. Prior to these CFO roles, Cheryl enjoyed a 20 year finance career with the brands PepsiCo and YUM!, as well as New York Power Authority, during which she led both domestic and international finance teams. While working with YUM! Brands, Cheryl was featured by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of the women included in “Women Who Know How To Break Glass;” their list of the top 25 noteworthy female financial leaders. Cheryl earned her MBA from Yale’s School of Management and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA.