Kristy is a co-founder of Ocean Azul Partners. She has been investing in and advising startup companies, founders and entrepreneurs for over 15-years. She augments Board decisions and enhances executive team performance by creating visibility to facilitate financial investment decisions, delineating critical factors to accelerate the development cycle, and maximizing resources by streamlining compliance and risk management processes.
Kristy has a broad base of experience in financial, tax and accounting disciplines, spanning a wide range of industries, from technology to real estate. As the CFO of a $1 Billion real estate development project, Kristy created diverse financial models to capture and capitalize on unique investor parameters. As a leader and investing partner for an ultra-high-net-worth family office, Kristy identified private equity investment opportunities, oversaw the due diligence process, analyzed the deal terms and documentation, and executed the investment plan.
Kristy earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Taxation from Texas A&M University. She practiced as a CPA in the Big Four accounting and consulting firms of Arthur Andersen LLP, KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers for over 10 years. She is currently active on the Advisory Board of Itopia and Dade Systems and has served on the Boards of Plymouth Congregational Church Foundation and Women in International Trade.