“I look at the big picture and how the individual pieces interrelate. I like to anticipate how various changes can improve the whole. For me, it’s about creating a system in which people can function without even realizing that it is there. It runs transparently in the background, improving the experience without overtaking it.”
As our Senior Accountant, Anne applies her 20 years of experience in finance and business operations to ensure our financial processes are operating efficiently to support the Benz team. Whether she’s presenting financial data or defining business policy, Anne makes it simple, yet meaningful. Her attention to detail and ability to consider multiple perspectives enable her to develop solutions that work for everyone.
Anne returns to San Francisco after four years in Tornado Alley as Lead Accountant with Oklahoma’s largest nonprofit services provider. While there, she established best practices for managing more than $6M in annual contract receivables and $2M in new federal grant funding. Previously, she led finance and business operations at several successful Bay Area organizations. Most notably, she developed the role of VP Business Operations at Lyris Technologies as it grew from an 18-person startup to a public and global provider of digital marketing solutions.
Anne has completed degrees in Political Science and in the Fine Arts as well as certificate studies in Permaculture and Water Resource Management. When she’s not running payroll or overseeing month-end close, you will probably find her repotting “just one more plant” for her ever-expanding container garden.