Sherri is a native Floridian as well as an entrepreneur and business professional with over 30 years of operational, accounting and financial experience. Sherri began her career as an auditor with Arthur Young, serving a broad range of clientele ranging from large SEC corporations to smaller entrepreneurial organizations. She has experience across a wide variety of industries, as well as both public and private corporate experience. She met her husband in 1981 at University of Florida where she graduated with an accounting degree, and then went on to obtain her CPA license. She and her husband have four grown children, and are officially ‘empty nesters’.
Most recently, she was VP of Finance for Dental Whale, a $70M company providing corporate-level infrastructure services to dentists across the United States, including consulting services to help the members grow by following proven methodologies and best practices and/or by acquisitions. As one of the first employees of the company, she was also involved in much of the operations. There she started the company’s franchising equipment repairs and sales division, and then created value-added bookkeeping services for over 100 dental practices. As the company grew, she developed the financial statement consolidation process incorporating 55 entities.
Previously, Sherri was the Managing Director of Operations for Latin America and Caribbean Sales for Citrix Systems (NASD: CTXS), a global leader in on-demand, information access where she developed the integrated sales process and coordinated project implementation teams. Prior to joining Citrix, she was co-founder and CFO of Innovex Group, an e-Business Consulting organization that was eventually purchased by Citrix, and previously was the CFO of Rally Accessories, an automotive accessories manufacturer in Miami Lakes.
At Innovex Group, Sherri and her partners were recognized for several prestigious awards, including Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist. She has been active in her local community where she served as a Governing Board member and chair of the finance committee for Imagine Charter School of Weston. She also helped found the school’s Bi-literate Program, one if the first of its kind in Broward County. Sherri and her husband, Larry, enjoy experiencing local cultural events and dining, and spend much of their leisure time in their mountains of North Carolina where they have a second home and appreciate the many outdoor activities.