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Dena began her career in “big 4” public accounting and consulting, specializing in forensic accounting, internal audit, and transaction advisory services at firms such as Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. A Chicago native, Dena escaped the cold winters of the Windy City and moved to Florida, switching sides of the desk and beginning her career as a corporate finance senior executive. Dena served as Corporate Controller, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Chief Financial Officer for several ventures and Private Equity-backed startups and middle market companies that were exited to strategic acquirers such as Google and Hewlett Packard. During her tenure, Dena became an expert in mergers and acquisitions, facilitating nearly $1B of buy and sell-side transactions.
Dena’s experience spans several industries, including technology, financial services, professional services, media/communications, manufacturing, and logistics. Her depth of strategic, technical, and industry expertise ensures she can provide the right services to Align clients to meet their ever-changing business needs and align them with successful transactions that maximize enterprise value.
A CPA and MBA, Dena has been recognized by various professional organizations for her contributions and successes. Among others, she was named as a 35 under 35 Women in Housing by MReport Magazine as well as a nominee for the Orlando Business Journal’s 16th Annual Women Who Mean Business award. She is a graduate of Leadership Orlando Class 87, and is sought out as an industry thought leader both locally and nationally.
Outside of the office, Dena is very involved in local philanthropy. She serves on the board of Florida Hospital Foundation’s Cardiovascular Institute and is a member of the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red. As a mother of two daughters, she is passionate about supporting and mentoring women and young girls in our community. She volunteers her time with many events that advance educational and professional opportunities for women throughout Central Florida. Dena and her family also spend time being of service to the homeless in our community, providing meals, clothing, and shelter to those in need through their church and several other local charitable organizations.