Kathleen brings over 25 years of leadership experience in healthcare, property management, education, and professional services serving public company, private equity, joint venture, individual entrepreneur and not for profit ownership structures. She has deep experience leading all aspects of an organization’s accounting function including audit and tax engagements, financial and management reporting, and managing an accounting team through day-to-day and month end close procedures. She has strong hands-on knowledge of budgeting, cash flow management, HR/Payroll, IT and possesses a knack for distilling and communicating complex financial matters to a non-financial audience. Kathleen has successfully led multiple projects involving a high degree of change management expertise such as major acquisition integrations and critical system implementations.
Before joining CFO Selections, Kathleen was the Chief Administrative Officer for Senior Services of America providing senior living property management services, including full back-office functions, for asset managers, entrepreneur owners and not for profit boards in the Pacific Northwest. Prior to that she spent several years at Sound Physicians, a national multi-discipline health care provider practice, in progressively responsible roles during the company’s high growth start-up phase. In her last role at Sound as VP Accounting, she managed an accounting team of 40+ across Nashville, Dallas and Tacoma offices and led strategic projects to scale business operations.
Kathleen holds an active WA CPA license and BA in Accounting from the University of Washington. She has been a long-time volunteer with St Leo Food Connection mobile food bank and currently serves as their Finance Council Chair. A life-long resident of the Puget Sound region, Kathleen enjoys all the outdoors activities the region offers, especially gardening, long walks/hikes with her dogs, and camping with her husband.