Laura offers more than 30 years of financial management and accounting experience at the CFO level across a wide range of industries and organizations, including in the nonprofit sector. In 2002, Laura acquired a small bookkeeping practice, transforming it into today’s prominent professional services firm, formerly Greater Boston Bookkeeping and Financial Services, Inc., and today known as Navitance. Laura oversees all aspects of the firm including day-to-day operations and client consulting engagements. She and her team provide a full array of financial, accounting, outsourced CFO consulting and financial restructuring advisory services for high-net-worth individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Prior to founding her own firm, Laura worked in the corporate banking industry in Boston. Her industry experience included time spent at BayBank Boston, N.A., evaluating domestic and international commercial borrowers’ creditworthiness and wherewithal to repay bank financing for recommendation to senior loan committees, as well as at the U.S. Department of Treasury as a bank examiner, inspecting the asset quality of national banks in the Northeast district. These experiences established a foundation upon which Laura honed her financial expertise and developed instincts for guiding companies to financial fitness. Laura graduated cum laude from Harvard University (Harvard Extension School) with an A.L.B. (Bachelor of Liberal Arts and concentrations in economics and finance. She is a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor.