"I really had no idea what the apartment industry was all about when I started with Aspen. Who grows up dreaming of a career in the apartment business? But from day one Aspen has always provided me the opportunity to grow, learn new skills and take on new responsibilities in an exciting, challenging and entrepreneurial industry. I came to Aspen planning on staying six months until going back to School to get an MBA but I’ve enjoyed it so much I’ve now been with Aspen for 32 years!"
As CFO, my responsibilities include management of the financial operations of the company including Accounting, Finance, Risk, Technology, and Reporting.
Harold Grinspoon hired me right after I had graduated from college on a temporary basis. My first assignment was an accounting clerk which meant I did all the jobs no one else in the department had time to do! The following fall I deferred my business school acceptance when I was promoted to an accountant role. I was assigned responsibility for real estate taxes, property and liability insurance, mortgage payments as well as other general accounting duties. My duties expanded to include tax planning and investments and because I was learning so much and gaining responsibilities I decided to forgo business school and continue with Aspen. A few years later when the Controller left for another position, I was offered his role. The company continued to grow and I was offered increased responsibilities including running the finance department. Ultimately, I was promoted to the CFO role. As I have learned over the years with Aspen, what counts is not so much what degrees you have or what schools you went to but what initiative you have and what you can contribute. I feel blessed to have been given so much opportunity to learn and grow.