For 17 years, Barbara held progressive positions within the finance function of large multinationals, medium-sized entrepreneurial organizations and startups. Her last seven years in industry were spent as a vice-president of finance and CFO. These executive positions have given her a depth of understanding about leading the finance function, a breadth of knowledge about cross-functional leading, and insight on how to meet the needs of today's CEOs and boards of directors. In 2008, she shifted her focus to management consulting, leveraging her strategic and analytic strengths. Her practice includes strategic planning and facilitation, organization measurement, change leadership, financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, re-engineering and mentoring to drive successful improved operational efficiencies, effectiveness and financial optimization. Alongside her private sector path, Barbara has also maintained a part-time academic path. This academic teaching experience helped fuel her professional growth. Teaching experience includes management and accounting courses at the B.Comm. and MBA levels at several Ontario universities, and delivery of accreditation programs, executive programs, and continuing education workshops for professional accounting associations in Canada, including the Master CFO, Master Controller and Master Finance Manager series for Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.