Laurie Tarpey

I have over 20 years’ COO/CFO experience with nonprofit and for-profit companies in strategy, M&A, finance, operations, HR and IT, including 5 years’ auditing with a Big Four public accounting firm. I’ve worked with U.S. and international organizations, and with diverse sectors and business models from $1M to $100M in annual revenues and up to 350 staff. Led teams from 1 to 34 staff.

The nonprofits I’ve worked with include a $35M human services organization; a $70M multi-entity nurses’ association, accrediting organization, and foundation; a $100M IT organization, and a $10M human rights organization.

In my interim COO/CFO roles, I combine strategic, operational, and financial frameworks from my for-profit experience with nonprofit technical skills, plus certified executive coaching and emotional intelligence skills.

I’ve served on two nonprofit boards, one national and one community-based, on the executive, strategic planning, finance, and CEO search committees, including 3 years as a board treasurer.

I coach executives on leadership matters, success in a new role, and building team and peer relationships. I also provide trainings and assessments on emotional intelligence to executives and staff.

See my TEDx talk on emotional intelligence and nonprofits here.

Certifications: CPA, Executive Coaching (Center for Executive Coaching), ACC (International Coaching Federation), Genos Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Driving Corporate Performance (HBS), Nonprofit Executive Management (Georgetown University), Nonprofit Board Governance (HBS and BoardSource), Interim Executive Leadership (Third Sector Company).

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