Stephanie Fast

Speaker Bio

As Chief Finance and Operations Officer at Glimmer, Stephanie oversees the organization’s global financial management, including financial reporting, budgeting, and grant administration. Stephanie leads the development and innovation of integrated financial systems, processes, and analysis to maximize efficient and effective enterprise management. Additionally, Stephanie leads the IT and Systems and Human Resources departments. She spearheaded the digital transformation of the organization—integrating financial, monitoring and evaluation, and legacy systems. Once this project is complete, data from a wide range of sources will seamlessly integrate to allow stakeholders across international offices to visualize that data and create information that is actionable and drives change.

Before joining Glimmer in 2009, she was the Director of Corporate Development for Affiniscape, a website and member relationship management SaaS company in the Association space. Prior to Affiniscape, Stephanie spent eight years at Bear, Stearns & Co Inc. in the investment banking group, where she started as a Financial Analyst and rose to Vice President in five years. Her focus was on debt and equity transactions for companies located in the Southwest.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is the proud mom of three grown daughters. Since we are all on restricted travel due to COVID, her new favorite pastime is to search dog rescue sites looking for dogs to foster.