Background

As Director of Business Development, Gina Kaveny strives to understand how Geffen Mesher can better serve its clients as a whole. This means taking the time to understand their unique business needs and how the firm’s accountants can serve as advocates and trusted business advisors.

Gina has built a robust referral network of lawyers, bankers, lenders and other service providers in order to offer a holistic approach to solving clients’ problems, beyond their tax and accounting needs. She promotes partnerships through educational outreach and collaborative leadership. She is a customer service champion, who embodies “white glove” handling of client accounts and acts as a rapid-response trouble shooter.

Gina is actively involved in several associations, including serving on the board of ACG Portland, where she hosts monthly networking happy hours and networking with bankers and financial professionals as a member of the Risk Management Association. As a native Oregonian and Portland business owner, Gina has a personal interest in ensuring that local businesses succeed. She and her husband started an industrial laundry company in 2006 in order to provide more personalized service to an old industry. They operate locally in Beaverton, and have grown the business to employ more than 30 people in the area. She and her husband are “foodies” who enjoying checking out local restaurants after the lines die down.

Professional Organizations

Association for Corporate Growth Portland, Board Member

The Risk Management Association

Turnaround Management Association

Technical Association of Oregon

Oregon Entrepreneurs Network

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Export Council Member, US Department of Commerce – Portland, OR (2010-2014)
Export Council Member, Greater Portland Inc. / Brookings Institute Portland Export Initiate – Portland, OR (2013–2014)
United Way Leader for West Region, UPS Capital Team – Atlanta, GA (2012–2013)

EDUCATION

Marylhurst University – Marylhurst, OR
Certificate in Business Administration
Certificate of Human Resource Management

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

ACG Middle Market Growth Conference – Seattle (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Washington Bankers Associations Leadership Conference – Seattle, WA (2017)
Oregon Bankers Association Leadership Conference – Portland, OR (2016)
Asset Based Lending School, LSQ (CFA) – Atlanta, GA (2014)
Executing Profitable Sales, UPS (The Bay Group) – Atlanta, GA (2012, 2013)
Driving Profitable Sales, UPS – Atlanta, GA (2012)
UPS Capital Finance, UPS – Atlanta, GA (2011)

SPEAKING

Speaker, “Lending Horror Stories,” Risk Management Association (RMA) – Portland, OR (2017)
Speaker, “Beyond Angels – Understanding the Complete Funding Landscape,” OR Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) – Portland, OR (2016)
Panelist, “Financing options for women,” Astra Women’s Business – Redmond, WA (2016)
Speaker, “Capitalizing on Global Markets: Grow Your Business, Guard Your Cash,” Association of Washington Business (AWB) (2013)

Industry Expertise

Manufacturing & Distribution