Laura Yamanaka

Ms. Yamanaka is founder and president of teamCFO, which partners with small and midsize businesses to improve company performance and growth by providing quality financial accounting consulting services. Before co-founding teamCFO, Ms. Yamanaka spent eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young managing a diverse portfolio of clients and providing services including audit, mergers & acquisitions, litigation support, and IPO and SEC projects and filings. Her extensive private sector experience includes tenures with GE Capital, Zenith Insurance, Quaker State Corporation, and the Heritage Insurance Group, where she served in various financial and operational capacities including Vice President-Controller, Vice President-Finance, Vice President-Operations, and Manager of Quality Processes. Ms. Yamanaka is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. A long-time champion of financial literacy for women business owners, Ms. Yamanaka has lectured to diverse audiences including young girls who are aspiring business women. Ms. Yamanaka has been featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal and a Los Angeles Times article, “Nurturing Female Entrepreneurs.”