Patti Pearce is a senior financial executive with 30 years of experience in companies and nonprofit organizations, from banking and insurance firms to organizations working in the arts, education, clinical research, health support, and global health. She has a deep process, controls, systems and audit background, particularly in the nonprofit arena, and has successfully led HR, Facilities, and IT functions in addition to Finance.
Patti has worked in several fast-growing nonprofits and guided them through scaling their systems and processes. At PATH, she supervised an international staff of 25, overseeing financial operations for offices in 41 cities in 21 countries. She also played a strategic role in acquisition and integration of another nonprofit organization with international operations. Her international experience includes opening offices in Brussels, Switzerland, China, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Cote d’Ivoire, Mozambique, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Patti has extensive experience in preparing for and completing financial statement and regulatory audits, particularly A-133 audits.
Patti holds a Bachelor of Arts Business (Accounting) from Seattle Pacific University. She is both a licensed CPA and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.