As Assistant Controller, Lea manages the finance, accounting, and portfolio reporting functions for the funds as well as their audit and regulatory requirements. Lea has 20 years of public and private accounting experience including 10 years in the venture capital industry.
After graduating at California State University, Hayward with a BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Accounting, Lea worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she specialized in investment management as an auditor. After that, she went on to Sanderling Ventures, a biotech and life science venture capital firm, as an assistant controller.
“Tech is a fast growing and dynamic industry and I’d been wanting to make the change for a while. When Playground presented me with an opportunity, I was more than ready to make that change.” Lea says.
Playground has taught Lea that the tech industry moves very quickly and that “you need to be prepared to move to the next stage of each company’s developments at an accelerated pace”.
She loves her creative work atmosphere as well as her co-workers whom she identifies as “one big family”. Lea also enjoys being a part of a company that is creating new technologies to help us advance into the future.
Assistant Controller, Sanderling Ventures
Alma Mater: Cal State University, Hayward (BS in Business Administration Accounting)
Hometown: Belmont, CA
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