Mary Ellen Ciafardini is Axos Bank's Executive Vice President of Human Resources. She is a results oriented business partner with over 35 years of experience, having held increasingly-responsible and diverse positions within major global professional services firms. Her expertise is in strategic human resources, organizational planning and development, talent acquisition and talent development.
Before joining Axos in May 2016 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Ms. Ciafardini was Vice President of Human Resources at West Health, a nonprofit medical research organization in La Jolla, California.
Prior to West Health, Ms. Ciafardini held the positions of Talent Director at Deloitte, leading the talent function for the Northeast Region and Global Director of Human Resources at Dewey Ballantine.
Ms. Ciafardini began her career at Arthur Andersen as an auditor. Over the course of her twenty-three year career at Andersen, she held various roles in finance and administration and ultimately became a Partner in 2000, responsible for human resources for the Northeast Region.
Ms. Ciafardini earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Fairfield University. She is licensed as a CPA (inactive).
She has two sons and currently resides in Carlsbad, California with her husband.