Kjerstin Barley is Managing Director of Technology Audit Services at Accume Partners, and has over twenty years of progressive leadership in technology and financial services, advising and financing technology businesses in all stages of development, from venture-backed startups through established, publicly traded entities.
Prior to joining Accume, Ms. Barley was Managing Partner at Aporia Solutions, a leading provider of technology and information system auditing and cybersecurity services.
Earlier in her career, Kjerstin was responsible for over $3B in asset-backed and leveraged financings, enabling mid-market and large-cap IT companies to achieve their growth goals as the global Industry Leader for Technology & Business Services at GE Capital and held progressively senior roles in JPMorgan and Bear Stearns’ Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) investment banking practices.
Throughout her career, Ms. Barley has developed and maintained a network that includes the most influential thought leaders in the technology industry. She has been a frequent public speaker on IT Audit and Cybersecurity topics.
Kjerstin holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA with concentrations in Finance and Operations from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and is an active member of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Texas Bankers Association (TBA), Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), and InfraGard.