Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Responsibilities – Lori is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Mspark, and is a key member of Mspark’s executive team, responsible for leading strategic growth, financial initiatives, and information technology, as well as all aspects of the Company’s manufacturing, print and paper organization.
Background – Lori joined us in January of 2013 and previously held the positions of chief financial officer, vice president financial planning and analysis, as well as corporate controller during her tenure at Mspark. Prior to Mspark, Lori held various positions of increasing responsibility in her field most recently serving as Controller at Atherotech, Inc., a private, equity-backed company headquartered in Birmingham, Ala.
Education – Cum laude graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., where she earned both a Master of Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting.
In Her Words
““The mission of most accounting and finance departments is to manage and accurately report the financial position of the Company. This is part of our everyday culture. We make sure that the numbers reported are accurate and timely and that we stay on top of the latest accounting guidance, but there are other important factors that contribute to a successful accounting and finance team. Our team strives to be a strategic partner to the Company. We assist in developing and executing strategies that are meant to grow our business and drive profitability. Lastly, we have an accounting and finance team that is driven, collaborative and fun! We work hard, and we play hard. We spend many hours with our “work” family, so it is great that we can have a laugh and enjoy time together. It creates an environment where people want to go above and beyond.”
Lori enjoys going to Lake Martin with her husband, kids, and Weimaraner. She calls it her “happy place” and is instantly relaxed when they pull in the driveway. She and her family love riding on their boat, jet-skiing, and tubing. You will find them at Chuckwalla’s Pizza almost every Saturday on Lake Martin during the spring and summer. When fall rolls around, they spend most every weekend going to Georgia Southern football games.