As Chief Operations Officer, Patty leads the firm’s strategic and operational initiatives, including many that are transformational to the organization. In leading these projects, she identifies the root causes of process inefficiencies and welcomes ideas and solutions from team members regardless of tenure. As a member of the firm’s executive committee, she is helping to shape the future of HCVT, addressing technology, virtual/remote work arrangements, privacy, security, attracting, developing, and retaining the right people, and building a work environment where all can thrive.
Patty is a member of the Women @ HCVT, the firm’s initiative that develops programs that help to empower, promote, and retain the women of HCVT. She serves on the advisory board of the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee providing guidance, support, and direction to the committee’s leaders.
Patty is employee #10 at HCVT and joined HCVT’s tax practice where she served closely held private businesses and high net worth individuals and their related entities. For over 30 years, she has helped to define the culture of the firm, respond to the changes and challenges of public accounting, and has been a role model for the women of the firm.
Patty has a master’s degree in taxation from the University of Southern California. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a degree in accounting.