Barbara joined Azalea Capital in December 2014 as Controller and Chief Compliance Officer. She has over 20 years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, and compliance in the financial service industry.
Barbara was with Starwood Capital Group for 7 years, including serving as CFO and Chief Compliance Officer of Starwood Property Trust, a $900 million blind pool Mortgage REIT IPO in 2009. From 2003 to 2006, Barbara was Manager of Treasury Accounting for Xerox, where she helped design and implement Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 procedures and controls, as well as oversee debt and derivatives.
Barbara started her accounting career at KPMG Peat Marwick in the early 1990s in the financial services group and worked on RTC engagements as well as audits of banks, broker dealers and investments companies.
Barbara graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Western Connecticut University in 1990 and received an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Connecticut in 1999.