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Jon talks with CFO, Avec O’Brien about how the right CFO in your company to accelerate your decision making and growth!

Avec G. O’Brien, is the U.S. & Mexico Controller for Mastronardi Produce/SUNSET. In this role she is responsible for the financial affairs of the organization and focuses on a broad range of financial, operational, strategic and executive leadership issues impacting the organization. Avec is an Officer of the Board of Directors of the Detroit chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) and a National Board Director at the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA). She is a graduate of Leadership Detroit (LD XXXIII).

Previously, Avec was Chief Financial Officer of the Detroit Science Center. Before that, she was a manager in the assurance and enterprise risk services practice of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Avec also worked as office manager at Heidrick & Struggles and as Senior Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mexico City. Simultaneously, Avec was an associate professor at the MBA program of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Avec has served as board member and as a volunteer of several Detroit-area nonprofits. She is the founding president of the Michigan chapter of ALPFA.

Avec earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Public Accounting from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México. Additionally, she earned her Master in Business Administration with Distinction from the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Avec is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Avec resides in Novi, Michigan, with her husband Joe and sons James and Michael.

*E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.