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Cindy Smith

Managing Director
Board of Directors

Cindy is Managing Director of Lighthouse Financial Advisors LLC. She has spent over 25 years helping companies establish a strong foundation for growth and international expansion, including experience in equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, Sarbanes remediation, and other complex financial situations. Over the past 17 years, Cindy has been Chief Financial Officer at multiple venture capital backed companies including Frictionless (sold to SAP), TurnTo Networks, GoodData, Offerpop, and Black Duck Software. In addition, she has been CFO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Earlier in her career, Cindy spent nine years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers where she received her CPA. She earned her MBA from the Simmons School of Management and her BA from Lawrence University.

In addition to serving on the board of directors and finance committee of CWE, Cindy is an audit committee and council member of Indian Hill Music. Cindy and her husband live outside Boston and have three children.

Why CWE?

As I have worked with early stage venture backed companies, I have seen the potential that can be achieved if women have the support, education, and mentoring. I had these in developing my own career and am honored to assist others through CWE. Helping women to grow and develop, and become self-sustaining in whatever role they find themselves is essential. We can positively impact individuals, families, and communities by enabling women to attain economic success.