About

TENACITY - INTEGRITY - EXPERIENCE

Laura S. Leopardi, CPA, ABV, CFF, CGMA, MBA

Certified Public Accountant, Accredited Business Valuator, Certified in Financial Forensics, Chartered Global Management Accountant, Masters in Business Administration - Finance concentration

— nearly 30 years’ experience, including a Big 4 CPA firm, Fortune 20 companies, and an investment bank

— 17 years self-employed

— published works including the American Bar Association’s Family Law Quarterly, Arizona Journal, Arizona Society of CPAs’ NewsLedger, Arizona Women’s News and Scottsdale Airpark News

— approved speaker for the Arizona State, Maricopa County and Scottsdale Bar Associations, Arizona Society of CPAs, Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants, American Society of Women Accountants, Institute of Management Accountants, National Association of Women Business Owners, Arizona Business Council, Lorman Education Services and National Business Institute.

EDUCATION:

— MBA, Finance, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

— BS, Accounting, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

— Collaborative Law Process Training, Phoenix, AZ

— Graduate, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business’ Business Brokerage Program, Scottsdale, AZ

— Graduate, Arizona School of Real Estate & Business Real Estate Salesperson Licensee Program, Scottsdale, AZ (currently inactive license)

— Completed American Society of Appraisers’ business valuation track core courses and Valuation of Employee Stock Ownership Plans advanced track course

— Completed Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and Ethics exams

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

— American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

— Arizona Society of CPAs, Champion/Ambassador Member

— Arizona Business Council, Board Member, 2019 Director of Education, 2018 Membership Chair

— National Association of Women Business Owners, past Member

— Women Who Mean Business, Charter Member

— Women In Business, past Member

— 100+ Women Who Care, past Member

— West Valley Cancer Connection

— The Wellness Community

— National Chamber of Commerce

— Arizona Small Business Association, past Member

— Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, past Member

— Case Western Arizona Alumni Association Charter Chapter President