Joanna is a Principal in the Seattle office and has held Board, CEO, CFO, and COO positions in global companies across diverse industries including technology, clean tech, manufacturing, professional services (architecture, engineering, and consulting), health care services, and insurance.
Joanna’s broad-based business experience spans M&A, turnaround/restructures, and global operations in complex small and medium sized companies (both public and private) as well as a leading Fortune 50 company, including:
- Twelve years at Intel Corporation in executive positions in Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Operations, and Human Resources
- Leading financial and operational strategy, reporting and oversight of a $900M growth business.
- Played key role in the acquisition of 16 companies comprising 4000+ employees across 13 countries. Participated in due diligence, deal term analysis, strategy
design,key man retention, and post-deal integration with a focus on Human Resources / Compensation & Benefits.
- Guided a global manufacturing site selection for a green-field factory in Malaysia and negotiated a 5-year, $40M tax holiday by demonstrating strategic importance and economic contribution of resulting supplier ecosystem development;
Joanna’s executive roles included:
- Managing Partner / Chief Financial and Operating Officer at NBBJ, a leading $200M global architecture and design firm recently named one of the world’s top 10
most innovative architecture firms by Fast Company
- President & COO of Isonics Vancouver (division of a public company), a manufacturer of reclaim and test silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. Brought in to turn around the company and position it for sale, ultimately fielding offers at 9x EBITDA. Increased average selling price 3.5x, revenues almost 4x, and achieved the company’s first profit.
- CEO of MicroGREEN Polymers, clean-tech start-up and manufacturer of the award-winning InCycle® coffee cup used by major airlines, where she stepped in after three months on the Board of Directors to lead an urgent turnaround/restructuring effort.
- Interim CEO of small health-care services firm. Quickly discerned key business drivers and challenges to reverse nine months of operating losses and develop a business model which delivered growth and profitability objectives.
- As a consultant help companies, often through interim C-level leadership, capitalize on core capabilities, reposition and move into new business models, lead organizational change, and ensure focused succession and exit plans are in place
Joanna currently serves on three corporate boards – Delta Dental of Washington, a $1B dental benefits company, where she is a former Chairman; The Kleinfelder Group, a $350M global engineering consulting firm; Woods Bagot, a global architecture and design firm headquartered in Australia.