Traci is formerly the Finance & Accounting Director of Experis Finance’s Houston Practice. With more than 15 years of experience, Traci has broad-based global expertise in mergers and acquisitions, business development, strategic planning and forecasting, investor relations, pricing and process optimization, as well as operational and functional integration activities. In her role as Practice Director, Traci oversaw daily operational activity with an ongoing focus on driving market growth, managing and recruiting new talent, leading business development and supporting high-level client engagements.
Most recently, Traci was the Office Managing Partner of Houston’s Tatum practice. In this role, she oversaw and supported efforts to broaden the solutions offerings through new client pursuits and expanded scoping on existing projects and new engagements. She represented and promoted the local and national practice across the Houston market place and surrounding communities.
Previously, Traci served as director of transaction advisory services at Grant Thornton LLP, a provider of audit, tax and advisory services. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Traci held various management roles at Celanese Corporation, a global chemical and specialty materials company. Most recently she was the global product strategy manager for the ultra-high density PE business, a role which included managing a diversified end-use product offering, ranging from medical implants to water filtration applications; optimizing the global product portfolio and manufacturing assets for growth opportunities and overseeing the global supply/demand dynamics to ensure effective production capacity utilization and regional balance. Additionally, during her career tenure with Celanese, she served as the Senior Business Analysis and Strategy Development Manager for the Ticona Engineering Polymers business unit. In this role, she had responsibility for the development and execution of the comprehensive five-year strategic plan for the global business across product lines and cross-functional interfaces, including manufacturing, R&D, Human Resources, and Finance. Key achievements in this role, included but were not limited to, the successful integration of the DuPont LCP acquisition, including production cut-over, commercial transition, and portfolio optimization as well as the successful management of the cross- functional team in the Asia rebranding project of Ticona's largest and most profitable product line
Traci began her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the audit practice where she served on the audits of several large public and private companies across a variety of industries. The majority of her tenure with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP was as a manager in the Transaction Services Group, where she planned, coordinated, and directed multidiscipline teams in the execution of financial, operational, information technology, and tax due diligence investigations for both financial and strategic buyers.
Bachelors of Business Administration, Accounting – Texas Christian University
Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas
Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants