Tracy Friend

Affiliate

Experience

International Financial Group
FCM
Schwartz Capital Group
Matthew Pritzker Company
Nielsen
Allstate Insurance

Education

MBA, University of Illinois
BS in finance, University of Illinois

Expertise

Finance
Operations
Program Management

Tracy Friend

Affiliate

Tracy is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and finance executive who leads key initiatives and process improvements to boost business performance. She is currently a Principal at International Financial Group and was formerly a Principal in FCM’s Finance practice, where she provided finance, operational and program management expertise for private-equity portfolio companies. Prior to joining FCM, Tracy spent five years as a Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for family investment offices. She was responsible for finance and accounting, reporting, strategic planning, technology, human resources, security and philanthropy. Before that, she was Vice President of SAP Finance Globalization at Nielsen, where she led the deployment of SAP to more than 47 countries in South America, Asia, Europe and North America. Earlier, as Nielsen’s Vice President of Billing, Credit and Collections for North America, she effectively offshored key finance functions to an outsourcing partner. Tracy also led implementation of a Six Sigma strategy for Allstate Financial, producing $50M of savings in the program’s first three years. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Illinois.