Founder + Chief Catalyst
Ann brings over 20 years of experience focused on operational scale and digital transformation for private and public companies. In founding Leda Advisory Group, Ann seeks to converge her passion for helping growth stage companies thrive while leveraging her experience to architect world-class business models. She has distilled her approach into the Leda Advisory Framework which is utilized within all client engagements.
Ann served most recently as a Partner, Chief Information and Risk Officer of Ares Management LLC (NYSE: ARES). She joined Ares in 2011 to develop a platform in preparation for dramatic growth from $18 billion to over $100 billion. Prior to Ares, Ann was the Head of Application Development at Western Asset Management. There she managed systems that supported the business in scaling from $200 billion to $650 billion.
Ann has been featured in Forbes and has been invited to Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Conference. She speaks on industry panels regularly on topics including middle market financials, technology innovation and female leadership.
As a strong advocate for financial literacy and entrepreneurship, Ann serves as the Chair of the Board for Junior Achievement of Southern California.