She specializes in providing interim management, financial advisory and performance improvement services to public and privately-owned clients. During her career, she has held leadership positions and managed finance and accounting teams in high growth and transaction oriented companies:
Interim CFO for a $300 million private equity-owned food manufacturer, including the organizational restructuring, hiring and training of new personnel, transformation of back office processes and systems optimization and implementation of cost reduction and performance improvement initiatives in all manufacturing facilities.
Advisor and interim Controller for a $600 million publicly traded leading consumer packaged food manufacturer to identify and implement cost reduction initiatives, redesign finance and accounting organizational structures, processes, internal reporting and controls.
Project lead for an accounting remediation project following the acquisition of a multi-unit Veterinary Hospital Retailer by a private equity firm. Performed a comprehensive assessment of people, processes, and underlying internal controls and partnered with the company to develop a strategy for compliance with U.S. GAAP reporting. Assisted in the preparation of opening balance sheet and related purchase accounting adjustments for the company’s first financial statement audit.
Finance lead in the acquisition and integration of multiple companies (transactions ranging from $50 million to $1.6 billion). In the capacity of Vice President Corporate Controller, developed and executed significant cost reduction initiatives and established greater accountability for expense control throughout the organization.
Managed numerous financial statement audits for large, global publicly traded companies in the capacity of Vice President Corporate Controller, Director of Financial Reporting and Revenue Operations Manager (Schlotzsky’s, L-3 Communications, DJO Inc., Golfsmith, Apple, Inc.)
Mrs. Ramirez began her career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen, where she managed engagement teams who performed financial statement audits of public companies. She earned a master’s in professional accounting and a bachelor’s in business administration, accounting, from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a CPA certified in the state of Texas and is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs.