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Lori Felando brings more than 20 years of accounting and wine industry expertise to a diverse group of businesses throughout Northern California. Her path, from college through today, has led her to develop extensive accounting experience focusing on the intersection of agriculture and consumer packaged goods.

Lori’s career:

  • Graduates from UCLA with a B.A. in Economics

  • Earns an M.B.A in International Business from “Thunderbird” American Graduate School of International Management

  • Begins accounting career with Deloitte & Touche and earns her CPA license

  • Transitions to VP of Regulatory Financial Reporting with Wells Fargo Bank

  • Moves to the wine country to pursue an accounting career at regional CPA firms including Motto Kryla & Fisher LLP and O’Dowd Rabanal & Smith LLP

  • Accepts first private position in the wine industry, Controller with St. Francis Winery

  • Continues to work for more than 10 years as a Controller and CFO at wineries of all sizes throughout Sonoma and Napa Counties, including Domaine Carneros, Diageo, St. Supéry and Clos Du Val

In addition, Lori has:

  • Received North Bay Business Journal CFO Award

  • Served as CFO on the National Board of Directors for Women for WineSense, in addition to co-chairing the local chapter’s Finance Roundtable and founding the HR and Winemaker Roundtables

  • Presented at CalCPA Wine Industry Conferences on Internal Controls and Technology in the Wine Industry

  • Taught accounting at Hawaii Pacific University

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