Lori Shepherd

Controller and CPA

Lori ShepherdAs Lightwell’s Controller, Lori oversees the company’s worldwide financial operations, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, taxes, financial systems, and financial analysis.

Lori graduated from the Ohio State University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1995. While earning her degree, she worked for the Ohio State University Office of the Treasurer, and continued to do so post-graduation. She later joined a regional public accounting firm, where she became an Audit manager and ran audit engagements for a variety of organizations across Ohio, including construction companies, not-for-profits, 401K Plans, law firms, and more. Ten years later she moved into a Controller position at a $300 million distribution company, where she managed a staff of 14 and was the Finance representative for a $10M, 4-Year SAP implementation.

She joined Lightwell in 2013, and has played a critical role in developing and optimizing Lightwell’s financial operations, facilitating a foreign acquisition, onboarding new partnerships and new offices across geographies, and contributing to Lightwell’s rapid growth.

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