Q. What was your early professional path?
A. By the time I had graduated UCLA, I had already worked as an intern at Coopers & Lybrand and they made me a a full-time CPA audit associate for their public audit clients. This was in the early 1990's when auditing was a rigorous process for clients and the audit sample sizes we took were fairly large, especially as it related to the internal control environment.
Q. Why did you decide to go to MBA School?
A. I always felt in the back of my mind that an MBA would broaden my skill set beyond just the number crunching and enable me to better see the "big picture". And, Cornell gave me that.
Q. What have you most enjoyed about being a CFO?
A. I've enjoyed meeting with investors during road shows and explaining the investment theses for companies. I also enjoy streamlining internal financial processes to enhance the corporate close and reporting function.