Ariela Tannenbaum, CEO
Ariela Tannenbaum has over 25 years of top tier leadership experience working with firms and global Fortune 500 companies. This experience is the foundation of Advanced Financial Analytics LLC. Ariela is also a Principal at Edge International, and she provides global consulting services via her affiliation with this organization. Edge International is one of the strongest boutique management consultancies in the legal world.
Ariela has instilled the financial intelligence and discipline used by the most successful companies in the world to drive performance and enhance the profitability of law firms. Her comprehensive financial experience includes forecasting, budgeting, expense management, compensation, partner’s profit distribution, proper resource allocation, fee optimization, benchmarking, and risk and opportunity assessment.
Ariela served as an Executive Vice President, Global Head of Finance-PIMCO at Allianz for over 14 years. PIMCO, a subsidiary of Allianz, a Fortune 50 company, manages $1.5 trillion in assets.
Prior to PIMCO, Ariela served as Vice President, Finance, Global Head of Planning, Analysis and Budgeting at Edwards Life Sciences, a global biotech leader and a controller and Global Head of Financial Planning and Analysis at Western Digital Corporation, a Fortune 500 global high-tech leader.
Ariela has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics, with honors, from California State University, Fullerton, an M.B.A. with honors, from the University of California, Irvine, and a Certificate of Leadership from Harvard Business School.
Ariela served on the advisory boards of the UCI School of Law and School of Business and is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle.
Ariela Tannenbaum was born and raised in Israel. She served in the Israeli Air Force as an air traffic controller and obtained her pilot license.