IRVINE, CA (February 22, 2022) – McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Elizabeth (Liz) Jensen as the Chief Financial Officer of Goodwill Industries of California. Liz will ensure the financial position of the organization continues to be strong with the ability to grow and sustain Goodwill of Orange County’s programs and services in addition to helping the community understand the link between its stores and mission. She will provide leadership, oversight and coordination of organization-wide accounting, budgeting, auditing and financial analysis and reporting.
“We are excited to welcome Liz as our organization’s next Chief Financial Officer,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Nicole Suydam. “Goodwill of Orange County will truly benefit from her new ideas and her passion to serve our community.”
Liz most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, where she started as Controller in 2015. The size and scope of the church parallels the distributed retail and operations of Goodwill, equipping Liz with a solid foundation in managing similar operations. She has a strong technical foundation given her CPA background and long tenure with PwC, where she specialized in the restaurant, oil and gas, automotive, nonprofit and higher education industries. Liz earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.
“When we facilitate in sourcing an ‘ideal fit’ leader, for a role with an iconic and special organization such as Goodwill of Orange County, it truly makes us grateful for the work we get to do,” said McDermott + Bull Partner Jeff Black. “Our team looks forward to seeing what new greatness Liz will bring to this dynamic and purposeful team.”
This executive search was completed by McDermott + Bull Co-Founder + Managing Partner Chris Bull, Partner Jeff Black and Directors Anne Terry and Sara Pizarro.
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About Goodwill of Orange County
Goodwill of Orange County (GWOC) has proudly served the Orange County community for 98 years. As a member of the larger Goodwill Industries network, GWOC opened its doors in 1924 with a single storefront on Fourth St. in Santa Ana and has since become the largest nonprofit in Orange County. Today, GWOC has an annual revenue of more than $100 million and employs more than 1,200 team members. Through 25+ innovative programs focused on the power of work and opportunity, thousands of individuals facing barriers to employment are served annually. The organization is recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work” in Orange County and is an advocate to those who struggle with barriers for employment. GWOC inspires employers in Orange County to see these individuals as valuable members of their team and community. Goodwill of Orange County consistently ranks as the Orange County Business Journal’s #1 nonprofit in the county by revenue, and in 2021, was recognized by the Orange County Register as the county’s “Best Thrift Store and Best Charitable Organization.”
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