Team

MEET THE PRESOLVE CONSULTING TEAM

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TAMI FRENCH, CPA CFE

Background
Tami’s more than 20 years of risk and controls consulting experience include engagements involving business process and controls analysis and design, fraud analysis and prevention, internal audit, risk management and assisting clients with the implementation and ongoing maintenance of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Tami has managed hundreds of engagements for public, private and nonprofit clients spanning various industries including beverage, biotech, energy, financial services, food processing, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and technology. Prior to founding Presolve Consulting, Tami’s experience primarily consisted of audit and risk and controls consulting with Deloitte, Andersen and a Portland-based boutique consulting firm. Tami was a two-term board president of Dress for Success of Oregon and a volunteer for over ten years. She is a member of the Oregon Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Little Known Fact or Secret Talent
When I was a senior in high school, I had a non-speaking part in an NBC movie of the week. What was I doing? Giving birth. Yes, giving birth and all that giving birth entails. Hollywood didn’t call…

Have you ever changed your mind about something? How/why?
To my huge surprise, I thought I would detest Game of Thrones. I’m not particularly interested in sci-fi, dragons, magic or voluntarily watching physical violence but I LOVE it! I want more!

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VAL NELSON

Background
Val has over 20 years of accounting, risk and control, process improvement and Sarbanes-Oxley preparedness experience. Val was a manager at a Portland-based boutique consulting firm (where she worked with Tami) and has owned her own consulting business. Val has managed and delivered risk and control projects to clients within the beverage, financial, manufacturing, renewable energy, and technology industries. Her accounting experience includes management roles at Tektronix, Planar Systems, Corillian, and Intel.

Little Known Fact or Secret Talent 
Completed the Hood to Coast Relay (My first and only running event participation).

Have you ever changed your mind about something? How/why?
I had a miserable experience the first time I went to the Oregon Coast in my early 20s. It was June and I was dressed for summer. The beach itself was cold and so windy that my face was pelted with sand. I never wanted to return. Several years later I moved to Oregon, and after several trips to the Coast, I now look forward to going for weekend getaways.

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CASEY WATERMAN, CPA

Background
After 4 years in public accounting, Casey spent over 10 years working in various accounting roles including SEC reporting, SOX compliance, sponsored project compliance in higher education, lease accounting and internal audit. Before joining Presolve Consulting, Casey worked at Deloitte (where she met Heather and Tami), Harry & David, PacifiCorp, Portland State University and Avangrid Renewables.

Little Known Fact or Secret Talent
I’m a soccer mom but surprisingly also a hip-hop and rap enthusiast.

Have you ever changed your mind about something? How/why?
I change my mind every hour.

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CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS

Background
After a 15-year career in retail operations, Charlotte decided to shift gears and join the world of internal audit. With a strong eye for detail and her experience as a control owner from the client perspective, she has transferred her skills to the industry. She is a results-oriented professional with experience in audit, analysis, management and planning. Her focus has been on all aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley and risk management in the industries of biotech, beverage, manufacturing and retail.

Little Known Fact or Secret Talent
I taught my cat Lola to use the toilet instead of kitty litter. If only I could teach her to flush

Have you ever changed your mind about something? How/why?
Prior to moving to the US from Canada, I never thought I would say that I love my Ford and I love my bourbon. I was strictly a Toyota and Scotch person up in Canada. New experiences in foreign lands can really open your eyes to things you’ve not considered before. Never say never!