Linnea is a CFO, business owner, with more than 25 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, in private equity, and across social enterprises and nonprofits. She specializes in social finance, overall organization finance and governance and strategic expansions.
A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Linnea achieved her CPA, PFS certifications. Earlier in her career, as a senior tax manager for Pricewaterhouse Coopers and later with Deloitte, she gained expertise in tax and entity planning.
As Director of Wealth Planning for Fifth Third Bank, Linnea designed and rolled out innovative financial planning approaches for high net worth clients across the bancorp.
In her current role, Linnea works with her clients as an interim CFO, leads strategic expansion projects, and coaches Executive Directors, Entrepreneurs and CEOs on financial management, governance and leadership. She has worked across the technology and environmental manufacturing industries, with private equity, private clients, as well as the military and government entities and agencies. She brings all experience to bear in her work with entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and nonprofits in organizing and optimizing their financial functions and assisting them through important transitional periods and projects.
Linnea has a special interest in solutions for ending poverty through increasing employability and employment. She currently serves as the intermediary for a Pay for Success project led by the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. With Linnea's support - and the support of other organizations, like the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab - the Louisville Metro aims to reduce recidivism by connecting individuals with local substance abuse treatment when they leave the custody of Metro Corrections. Linnea leads the selection of providers and planning for fundraising and investment in the project.
Linnea is active in several nonprofit organizations, most notably as the board president of Southwest Creations Collaborative (a New Mexico social enterprise of 20 years) and is a Partner and Co-Founder of Cavallo Nero Pasta, a social enterprise in Louisville, KY, that produces pasta in order to provide stepping stones to culinary employment for several sectors of the population facing that challenge.
Kirsten Mack, Accountant
Kirsten is a business owner and an Accountant with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of accounting including corporate, small business and personal. She has experience in the legal & professional, financial & retail services, property management and manufacturing industries. She is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and has several years of experience in website design, branding, product photography and social media management.
In her current position, Kirsten works with the Louisville Metro Department of Correction's Pay For Success project for the reduction of recidivism through substance abuse treatment in conjunction with the Harvard Kennedy School Government Performance Lab and others. She also works with clients in all capacities as a Business Accountant, preparing financial data including monthly/annual financial reporting, recording and overseeing financial processes and performance, and preparing annual budgets and forecasts.
Kirsten is a Partner and Co-Founder of Cavallo Nero Pasta Company, a Louisville-based social enterprise dedicated to providing training and employment for at risk sectors of the local population.