Kathleen Nidiffer

Paradise Valley, AZ CFO

24 Years of Experience

Kathleen has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operational management for private and public companies.

Having started her career in public accounting for Arthur Andersen, Kathleen's clients included manufacturing, construction, retail and services firms. She then led finance and operations of a start-up business producing a 500% increase in revenue in the second year.

For the past 15 years, Kathleen has had senior financial roles working directly with the founders, chairmen of the board and CEOs in three multi-billion dollar real estate investment and development companies.

Kathleen's strengths include providing guidance and analysis for strategic decision making. She has extensive experience working directly with and for the executive team, and she has built financial models used for multi-billion dollar operations.

Her experience and skills include:

  • Budget, forecast and financial analysis
  • Financing strategies and implementation
  • Revenue management and cost of sales
  • Board reports and presentations
  • Fiscal impact studies
  • Contracts
  • Tax planning and analysis
  • Peer analysis

Kathleen earned her B.A. in accountancy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She earned an MBA in finance and real estate at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

Born and raised in northwest Illinois, Kathleen has made her home in Arizona for the past 10 years. She is married and has three children. She captained the University of Notre Dame women's varsity golf team and enjoys golf, oil painting and skiing in her free time.

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University of Notre Dame, BA Accountancy
J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, MBA Finance & Real Estate


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