Patsy keeps the tanks full and the engine purring. As head of finance and operations, Patsy ensures that Filene has the appropriate “fuel” operationally to sustain and keep pace with Filene’s mission and strategic ambitions. She loves to tinker, pound, and even overhaul business operations to get the most out of limited resources – while laying the foundation to support future growth.
Patsy has over 20 years of global experience advising companies on international operations, risk management , process re-engineering, financial controls, and governance. Before joining Filene, Patsy was the executive manager for one of the largest not-for-profit, industry training organizations in New Zealand, the company officer for a start-up consulting subsidiary, and a senior manager in business risk consulting at Ernst & Young. Patsy's educational exploits include an MSM international business program Vrije Universiteit (Brussels) and a BA from Georgetown University. After more than a decade living and working overseas, Patsy has returned with her family to her Wisconsin roots.