I am fortunate to work with each of our talented professionals, many of whom I have known for most of my private equity career. I have the privilege to work with each investment team over the lifecycle of our investment in the portfolio company from acquisition to exit.
I began my career at Deloitte, where I was one of a few liberal arts graduates hired as an experiment and taught accounting on the job. During my tenure at Deloitte, I passed the CPA exam, spent 2 years in the Brussels office, and served as audit manager on a few large accounts, including Harcourt General where I was ultimately offered a financial reporting role and met the future founders of Castanea Partners. In 2004 I joined Castanea Partners as CFO and eventually assumed the CCO role as well.
Today I work with both Stride and Castanea as CFO and CCO. At Stride it is exciting to be a part of a new firm with its challenges and rewards, while enjoying the comfort of working with long time colleagues and friends.
I graduated from Amherst College where, if it were possible, I should have majored in the social graces, since the skills I use most often include playing nice and keeping the trains running on time, while gently saying “no” to everyone who asks for spending or compliance approval.
I live in the Boston area with my husband and daughter, and enjoy reading, traveling, and cheering on the Red Sox.