Petra brings decades of experience in leading both public and private organizations through various stages of growth. As Chief Financial Officer she is passionate about leveraging financial strategy, clarity and intelligence to drive key business outcomes.
A native of South Africa, Petra has a deep and broad background in finance, having worked in a variety of sectors including finance, mining and technology companies in both South Africa and the U.S. She loves to take on the challenge of helping organizations establish reporting structures, compliance standards, and financial analysis essential to long-term financial stability and success. Petra thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and focuses on balancing details with big picture priorities.
She has led financial efforts from launch to meeting SEC and related audit and accounting standards and has prepared organizations for potential acquisition or initial offering. Petra is particularly proud of her work preparing companies for successful exit.
Petra earned her bachelor’s degree in business at the University of Stellenbosch, her master’s in international finance and business at Brandeis University, and her MBA at Boston University. Hobbies include traveling, running and hiking. Petra and her husband enjoy hiking in the German and Austrian Alps. She has completed more than 35 marathon and ultra-marathon races including the Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa.