Suzan has over 30 years of experience working in non-profit and quasi-state government agencies serving in senior finance roles and on executive leadership teams. At multiple companies, she has been responsible for day-to-day financial management, including budgeting, auditing, internal controls, investments, and business startups. Along with these finance-focused roles, she has also successfully led HR functions and IT and process improvement projects. Suzan is a highly collaborative, transparent, detail-oriented leader with a proven track record.
Prior to joining CFO Selections, Suzan was the Global Director of Finance and Operations for the Merchant Risk Council (MRC), a 501(C)6 nonprofit professional trade association. Suzan was instrumental in creating a wholly owned Irish subsidiary for furthering the organization’s expansion into Europe and writing the business plan for expansion into the Asia Pacific region. In addition, Suzan served as a leader on the technology team that implemented Salesforce as the organization’s CRM and SharePoint for the organization’s intranet, and migrated the organizations website to Azure.
Suzan holds a Master of Science in Finance and a BA in Accounting from Seattle University. She has volunteered as Treasurer and board member for a number of local youth non-profit organizations and lead a merger of two youth sports non-profits. Suzan lives with her husband and dog in West Seattle and enjoys traveling and camping.