Location: Fairfax, VA
Industry: Financial services
Mary C. Aldrich
Partner and COO
PBMares, LLP is a CPA and financial consulting firm, with subsidiaries in wealth management, forensic accounting and health-plan risk consulting. Partner and COO Mary C. Aldrich has been instrumental in the firm’s sustained growth. During her tenure, PBMares has quadrupled in size and become involved in increasingly diverse business lines, specialties and ventures.
Fun Fact: Despite serving in an executive position at a CPA firm, Aldrich is not an accountant or CPA.
During the economic downturn, Aldrich maintained the health of PBMares’ bottom line by renegotiating five office leases, saving the firm $750,000 on rental costs in the first year alone. In addition, she heads up the firm’s strategy for attracting top talent through an internship and onboarding program, a leadership development program and employee-driven task forces. At the same time, she led the operational integration of five mergers and acquisitions.
Aldrich is involved in volunteer, professional and community organizations that focus on promoting economic prosperity and social stability. Since 2011, she has served as board member and secretary of the local Sister Cities International chapter, where she works on creating cultural and economic exchanges between international sister cities. In this role, she was a representative at the Sister Cities International global conference in 2012.