Heidi Pozzo helps companies sustain and build on their success despite economic, demographic and technological challenges. With 20 years of strategic, financial and operational experience in her role as trusted advisor and expert to boards and CEOs, Heidi has a unique background that allows her to quickly grasp both the strategic and the operational. Her insights and partnering help boards, CEOs and key leaders focus their efforts into high value, high potential areas while aligning the people, processes and technology to support the organizational needs. Results include:
- Coordinating and synthesizing expectations among board members and management teams to drive exponential not sequential results
- Transformation of manufacturing business, tripling of EBITDA in less than five years which "may be the best turnaround case study we have seen in the past 25 years" according to Mark Wilde, Deutsche Bank equity analyst
- Applying a crystal ball to succession planning by putting resources in place before ownership even knows they are needed
Heidi is currently the Treasurer for the Association of Corporate Growth in Portland, Oregon and serves on the Graphic Arts Council Board at the Portland Art Museum and the Board Nominating Committee for the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She recently served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest and various committees at Multnomah Athletic Club. Previously, she served as CFO at Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Inc, Finance Director at Fluor Corporation and Audit Manager at Ernst & Young.
Her industry experience includes manufacturing, construction/ procurement/ engineering, forest products and business services with company sizes ranging from small privately held to large publically traded companies. Heidi holds a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and masters of business administration degree from Rice University. She was awarded 2012 CFO of the Year – Large Companies by the Portland Business Journal.