I’m a small business financial advisor. I work with entrepreneurs in the early start-up stage as well as long-standing, established firms. I help lead teams through rapid growth phases and I help them prepare to mitigate risk for leaner times.
Originally I was on the path to study English Literature and Art History and happily earned my B.A. degree from the University of Calgary. But a girl’s gotta eat, so I became an accountant. I’ve worked with and learned from some incredibly talented people and I’ve been lucky to have excellent mentors along the way. Fast-forward through more than twenty-five years of learning, enjoying success, making mistakes, and learning from those mistakes. Today I am an independent consultant specializing in emerging companies and startup ventures.
As a survivor of the 90’s dot-com crash, it feels natural for me to specialize in SME cash management and debt reduction, pro-forma financial modelling and business performance measurement systems. I also work with business owners to map out strategies for sales, marketing, business administration, IT infrastructure and human resources.
I have experience working with businesses in different cultures, speaking different languages in rapidly changing market economies. I am energized by enthusiastic entrepreneurs and I am eternally curious.
I’m also a news-obsessed Canadian photographer married to a surfer stuck in the hills of Portugal.