Ms. Downes is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience with technology and professional services businesses. She is an experienced advisor with expertise in driving revenue and outperforming cash flow objectives.
Ms. Downes began her accounting career at Richman, Grossman & Friedman in 1983 and advanced to various leadership roles at Tetra Tech EM Inc., GDI Advanced Protection Solutions, and Environmental Design International Inc. She was most recently the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Versar Inc., a $170 million engineering and construction management company, where she led all aspects of accounting, finance, and SEC reporting. Ms. Downes currently operates a financial consultancy that provides highly sophisticated revenue recognition and other financial operations support.
Ms. Downes is a certified public accountant (Illinois and Virginia). She received her BS from Purdue University and an MBA from Northwestern University (Kellogg).