Saritha Arellano, CPA, CMA

“A strong finance team has goals and goes after them wholeheartedly. The outcome and impact of those goals can transform the organization.”

Saritha Arellano, CPA, CMA

Associate Vice President, Financial Management and Consulting

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Leading finance executive searches, Saritha Arellano also assists organizations with interim support for the CFO/other top finance roles during the transition. Core to Saritha’s work is guiding and building cross-functional teams and evaluating business processes and operations to improve impact. Earlier in her career, she served as a finance executive with a progressive Big Four auditing and multi-site global accounting firm serving not for profit and governmental clients including national health organizations, Associations, Universities, and school districts. In addition to search work, she is a Managing Partner at a privately held Accounting and Financial Management Advisory Firm.

Saritha has led complex organizations as well as served small- and medium-sized organizations as an external consultant. Bringing a privately held company to go public, and then bringing it back to private status was a highlight of her career. She currently is a Board Member and Financial Advisor to HUB 88/1871 (a part of the Chicago and Naperville Entrepreneur Association) and a Board Member of the International Children’s Association.

Ms. Arellano has 25+ years of financial strategy and finance administration expertise. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), and is in process of attaining her Certified Internal Audit (CIA) designation. She received a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Bridgeport.