ABOUT DENALI

      

 

 

 

 

 

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OUR VISION & VALUES

Denali was founded in 2008 to provide expert financial services to businesses at all stages of development. From our headquarters in the heart of Seattle’s technology community, we serve clients across the United States and around the world.

We provide peace of mind for founding teams and executives; as they focus on growing their businesses, we manage critical financial functions to enable them to successfully scale. 

Out of complexity, we deliver clarity. 

OUR VALUES ARE THE BEDROCK OF EVERYTHING WE DO.

COMPASSION
Conscientiousness
COMPOSURE

We practice kindness.  When misunderstandings arise, we assume good intentions.  

Clients rely on our attention to every detail, our timeliness, and our expertise.  We seek opportunities to create efficiency.

Professionalism is one of our hallmarks. We thrive under pressure, instill calm, and inspire confidence.

COMMUNICATION
CURIOSITY
COMMUNITY

We proactively manage expectations with clients.  We are candid and clear when things go wrong and work hard to ensure they are neither surprised by issues nor invoices.  

We question unusual entries and transactions and collaboratively seek resolution.  We are our clients’ financial stewards and ignoring issues won’t make them go away.  We embrace a mindset of continuous learning.

We work independently but we are not alone.  We are extensions of our clients’ teams and part of the Denali family.  Everyone here can learn from anyone here: we all have superpowers.  Knowledge-sharing both binds us together and builds our capabilities. 

Denali is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We expect our clients to embrace this commitment of mutual respect. 

Customer focused, highly valued services

Quality work delivered on time and on budget

Positive, professional attitude

Passionate about our clients’ success

Responsive with a sense of urgency

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM​
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REBECCA LOVELL, CEO

As CEO of Denali, Rebecca leverages her 15 years’ experience supporting startups, investors, and innovators to create peace of mind for founders. She previously served as the Executive Director of Madrona Venture Group’s Create33, was the acting Director of the City of Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, the City’s first Startup Advocate, GeekWire’s first Chief Business Officer, and the Program Director of the Alliance of Angels investment group. Prior to entering the world of startups, she held operating and leadership roles in information technology, executive search and legal, lending 5 years’ professional services experience to leading the Denali team of finance and accounting professionals. 

Rebecca also currently serves as Chair of the Center for American Entrepreneurship, is an instructor in the University of Washington MBA program, a Techstars “All Star” mentor, a pitch coach for the Female Founders Alliance Ready Set Raise accelerator, and a Board Director for the Washington Technology Industry Association.   A phi beta kappa graduate of Carleton College, she earned her MBA at the UW Foster School of Business. 
Jennifer Edson, Denali CFO, COO

Jennifer Edson, CFO and COO

Jennifer is an active, licensed CPA in Washington State and has almost 30 years of accounting experience, having begun her career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen in the Denver office, specializing in high tech startups.  After a few years in private industry, she jumped back into doing what she loves most, and for the past 20 years she has been helping founders chase their dreams as a startup consultant providing accounting, tax, and technology consulting services.  Personally, and professionally, she loves to encourage people to aim high, prepare diligently, and to enjoy the learning and success that comes in that process.  Her greatest accomplishment has been raising two amazing sons with her husband, while being actively involved in various school organizations over the years and serving as a past Board Member of Acres of Diamonds.  She is proud graduate of the University of Iowa with a BBA in Accounting.   Her happy place is either on the slopes with her family, or on a boat in Puget Sound.  She is also an ACE certified personal trainer and has been teaching Group Exercise classes since 2007 at the Columbia Athletic Club at Pine Lake.

Jere O'Leary - Denali Director of Client Services

Jere O’Leary, VP of Client Development

Jere brings 20+ years of business development experience at Starbucks as well as direct startup experience to her role at Denali. She most recently worked with Rebecca Lovell at the Madrona Venture Group. Jere’s deep empathy for entrepreneurs and commitment to cultivating customer loyalty are core to our supported growth strategy.  Outside of work she enjoys the outdoors, hiking, yoga, cooking and giving back to our community

MEET THE TEAM

Denali Founders Earn Successful Exit!

Following Rebecca Lovell’s post to CEO, the founders of Denali are thrilled to be able to make an early exit! Feeling confident in Lovell’s leadership and the direction of the company, Chris Dishman and Jaennae’ Dinius have chosen to retire. They embark on their adventure with peace of mind that their company is in good hands – which has always been the vision for Denali’s clients.
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farewell to our Founders

“It’s hard to leave behind something we’ve poured our heart into for a decade, but I’m confident Denali is on a great path, and we’re looking forward to retirement. Jaennae’ and I have been partners in business for over 10 years, and now we get to go back to being partners in life."

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Chris Dishman

Chris is a serial entrepreneur who founded Denali in January 2008 after 25 years of serving the Seattle tech community as a Big-4 auditor (PwC, E&Y), a CFO of a venture capital firm, a co-founder of a SOX consulting firm, and a financial executive for numerous venture capital-backed technology companies. Chris has enjoyed leadership roles in local organizations such as the MIT Enterprise Forum, WTIA , Junior Achievement, Rite of Passage Journeys, Board of the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN), and as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Chris is a CPA (license inactive), and has a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Washington. Chris is an avid reader, book collector and music history nerd. He also enjoys exploring rivers and mountain lakes to fly fish for trout, photography, power vinyasa-style yoga, live music, guitar, and traveling the world with his wife and family

JAENNAÉ DINIUS

 

Jaennaé has over 22 years of combined sales and business operations experience. Her previous positions include co-founder and VP of Operations for a rapidly growing mortgage company, where she managed the day-to day operations with over 80 employees operating in 27 states. She demonstrates strong interpersonal skills as well as a strong sales and operational background. Jaennaé is an active member of the Seattle Art Museum Supporters (SAMS) Executive team, serving as 2013-2014 president. Personal Interests: Jaennaé is working towards her black belt in Kempo (Kenpo Karate), and is writing her first novel. She competes in marathons and has completed 4 of the Abbott Six World Majors. She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, writing, music, wine and food. She enjoys spending time with her husband, and their four kids.

REBECCA LOVELL

CEO

Chris Dishman

Founder & President

JAENNAÉ DINIUS

Co-Founder & COO

WE UNDERSTAND STARTUP NEEDS.
WE'VE BEEN THERE.

MEET THE TEAM

Emily Cole

Business Manager

Nicolette Hortsch

Finance Director & Controller

Elizabeth Tuohy

Director of Finance

Kim Green

Corporate Services Manager

Mitchell Sharp

VP IT Operations

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Ross Gottwals

Controller

Chris Duxler

Senior Executive

Justin Lohn

Divisional CFO

Chance Bultez

Chase Bultez

Associate

Emily Cole

Business Manager

Elizabeth Tuohy

Director of Finance

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Ross Gottwals

Controller

Justin Lohn

Divisional CFO

Nicolette Hortsch

Finance Director & Controller

Kim Green

Corporate Services Manager

Chris Duxler

Senior Executive

Chance Bultez

Chase Bultez

Associate