Barb is currently a managing partner at Next Level IQ, LLC, providing investment and strategic advisory services for early stage and growth-oriented companies. Prior to forming Next Level, she co-founded Stonegate Mortgage Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2005, where she served as Chief Financial Officer until April 2013 and Chief Administrative Officer until October 2015. Stonegate Mortgage was named to INC Magazine’s Fastest 500 list and the Indianapolis Business Journal’s fastest growing company lists for several years prior to the company going public in October 2013.
In her role as CFO and CAO at Stonegate, she was instrumental in leading the efforts of the project team that successfully completed the IPO, and then operating the entity as a public company going forward. As CAO she was responsible for the company’s corporate support areas including: strategic planning, legal, human resources and corporate communications.
She has deep finance and accounting experience having served as the Director of Finance for a non- regulated subsidiary of Citizens Gas and Coke Utility and having been a Senior Associate for Coopers & Lybrand in the audit practice. She holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Kentucky and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
Barb has a current CPA designation in the State of Indiana and is a member of the Vision Tech Angels investor group in Indianapolis. She was named an IBJ “Women of Influence” in 2013, serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis and is a certified Yoga Instructor with the 200hr RYT designation.