As the Controller at The Terra Fund, Denise is responsible for planning, directing and executing accounting and operational functions, along with managing and budgeting the cash flow of operations, and improving cost efficiency to ensure continuous process improvement by optimizing workflow. Her over 20 years of experience in different industry sectors, from real estate, manufacturing and distribution to international importing and exporting, has prepared her to identify investment opportunities in order to meet objectives of investment in terms of relevance, policy impact, quality, capacity building and for the execution of the overall mission of Terra’s growth objectives. By establishing contacts, exchanging strategic information with international institutions, Denise leads to an overall identification of the necessary research development.

She possesses knowledge and passion in global finance where this helps her in building relationships across different cultures and with different levels of management within brands, regions and functions. Her extensive analytical capabilities in market–driven data research to define market opportunities has been critical to the continued growth at Terra. In supporting the policies at Terra, she is engaged with industry experts, development partners and nongovernmental organizations to gain insights into the technical aspects of investment product distribution, adding to the development of Terra as a socially impactful firm. Furthermore, Denise directs highly complex bookkeeping and accounting issues to identify their root causes, evaluates new policies and procedures for operational and control impact to mitigate financial risk factors for customers and the team within Terra, where this provides progression to advance the roadmap of social impact.

Denise holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University and a Master of Liberal Arts in Business Management at Harvard University. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, yoga and mentoring students with their career paths, providing guidance, motivation and tutoring support.