Ms. Bertrando is a seasoned transformational financial leader with a track record of delivering superior results and brings to Inperium a long history of accomplishments working in life sciences and human services. Ms. Bertrando currently serves as Executive Vice President of Finance, where she oversees finance operations of Apis Service, Inc.
Apis Service, Inc. provides shared services offerings to organizations within the Inperium Constellation of Affiliates, allowing these entities to advance their mission and vision without sacrificing their core values and beliefs. Finance shared services offerings provided through Apis Services include financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, treasury management, purchase to pay, billing and collections, and payroll.
Most recently, Ms. Bertrando was the Chief Financial Officer at Elwyn, a national non-profit human services organization, where she served as the Lead Financial Strategist and provided stewardship of the organization’s assets. At Elwyn, Ms. Bertrando was instrumental in shaping the capital structure by refinancing existing long and short-term debt with $19m in public bonds and a $90m credit facility. This improved cash flow, reduced interest rates and provided financing for a strategic affiliation. Ms. Bertrando also oversaw the selection and implementation of a cloud-based ERP solution for financial reporting and budgeting, resulting in improved controls, accurate and timely financial reporting.
Prior to Elwyn, Ms. Bertrando served in various senior financial roles at AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical organization that discovers and produces innovative medicines used by millions of patients worldwide. While at AstraZeneca, Ms. Bertrando served as Chief Financial Officer of operations in Turkey, based in Istanbul and Chief Audit Executive for the global organization, based in London, England.
Ms. Bertrando began her career at KPMG, a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. While with KPMG, she spent twenty years in both the audit and consulting practices where she primarily served life sciences companies. Ms. Bertrando established the strategy and operational framework for a startup practice and served as partner in charge of Business Performance Services in the Mid-Atlantic region, overseeing the delivery of finance transformation change projects to clients.
Ms. Bertrando holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State University and is a CPA (inactive). Ms. Bertrando serves as a Trustee and Secretary for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Greater Delaware Valley Chapter.