Barbara brings more than 25 years of accounting and management experience to her role. Her industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, retail, risk management, specialty insurance and construction.
Prior to joining ARI, Barbara was Finance Manager for MRM Group, LLC, a provider of patient safety and risk management solutions. She was responsible for financial reporting, analysis and budgeting for both MRM and its sister company, KLN Specialty Insurance, LLC.
Previously, Barbara was Manager, Manufacturing Finance & Financial Systems Development for KMC Music, Inc. (formerly Kaman Music Corp.), a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of musical instruments and accessories. In that role, Barbara was responsible for the financial oversight of several manufacturing segments nationwide. During her 20-year tenure with KMC, Barbara was instrumental in the development, implementation and ongoing modification of a $4 million highly customized enterprise system. She also spearheaded the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance effort for the then-publicly held Fortune 500 company, and was involved in numerous acquisitions and the eventual sale of the Music segment to Fender Musical Instruments Corp.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Eastern Connecticut State University and is a certified QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor and Bill.com Certified Expert.