We are pleased to announce that Dianne Dubois has been promoted to Managing Partner of our San Francisco office. In her new role Ms. Dubois will assume day-to-day management duties, teaming with Karl Hardesty, founder and CEO, as well as Rob Dennison, National Private Equity Partner, in expanding the firm’s Northern California business.
Dianne joined Hardesty earlier this year, bringing more than 25 years of financial management experience. Her professional credentials include serving as CFO for three different companies, as well as a operating her own respected CFO consultancy, which she did over a 7-year period. She also possesses significant M&A experience, much of which was developed through her role as Partner in a boutique M&A advisory firm.
“Dianne’s demonstrated expertise as a CFO, combined with her M&A knowledge and outstanding management skills, makes her well suited to assume this leadership role within our firm. She symbolizes the excellence for which Hardesty is known and reinforces our commitment to delivering the highest quality, value-added executive services for the CFO Suite to our clients in the Bay Area. “
After starting her career with Arthur Andersen in their audit practice, Dianne has held top financial executive positions with a variety of companies, including Disney, WellPoint, Pimco, and E*Trade, as well as CFO positions at LookSmart, Olivia, and Say Media. She is a past President of ACG San Francisco, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for PAR Framework (Board Chair), ACG San Francisco and the University of Wisconsin Department of Accounting and Information Systems.