Lara McDermott is Executive Vice President, Fund Accounting & Audit. Ms. McDermott oversees Gilardi’s Audit & Fund Accounting divisions, after previously being the Director of Securities. During her tenure at Gilardi, Ms. McDermott has overseen more than 300 settlement administrations, which have included some of the largest and most complex private settlements in history (i.e., Enron, UnitedHealth, Xerox, AOL Time Warner). She has also appeared as a featured speaker before numerous federal government entities. Prior to joining Gilardi, Ms. McDermott was a Vice President within the Operational Risk Management Division of Algorithmics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fitch Ratings. Ms. McDermott has designed and implemented numerous operational risk management programs for leading international financial institutions—integrating software applications, data services and operating procedures. Before that, Ms. McDermott worked as a banking auditor both domestically, in San Francisco, and internationally, in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ms. McDermott graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Business Economics and Psychology, and holds a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, Australia, as well as a California C.P.A. License.