Meet the Savalan Team
Savalan LLC was founded in 2009 by Negin Shakibi, a finance professional with over 20 years of experience, to help clients achieve lasting growth. As Founding Principal, Ms. Shakibi built a team of professionals with expertise in working with accounting firms, multinational corporations, and professional services firms. Her team also brings diversified knowledge of audits, compilations, reporting, planning and analysis, corporate strategy, forecasting, and budget processing. The goal at Savalan is to offer depth and breadth to financial operations and to provide clients with the financial management guidance required to make strategic decisions for successful, sustainable growth.
Negin Shakibi, Principal and Founder
Negin Shakibi, a finance professional with over 20 years of experience, founded Savalan LLC to help clients achieve smart and lasting growth. Since 2009, Savalan has served as a trusted advisor and helped clients in a variety of industries successfully manage growth and reach their profitability potential.
Prior to founding Savalan, LLC, Negin was vice president of finance and provided overall financial management for a $670 million line of business at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS). Negin also spent six years as a senior manager/director at KPMG, where, among other tasks, she led a multi-year, multi million dollar federal outsourcing operation.
Earlier in her career, Negin worked at Automatic Data Processing (ADP), where she held two key positions, most recently as internal financial controls manager ensuring business-unit operations aligned with the company’s corporate objectives in its $3.6 billion Employer Services Group. She also served as controller for several business units within ADP’s Benefits Administration Division. Negin began her career in a non-profit environment and currently serves several non-profit organizations working with the federal government.
The hallmarks of Negin’s career are an ability to gauge the financial implications of every decision, the capacity to build scalable infrastructure, and a commitment that leads to long-lasting results. Now as a trusted advisor to a wide range of clients, she is determined to leverage her expertise to help small to mid-size businesses grow and thrive.
Negin obtained a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Richmond and a Masters of Business Administration, with honors, from the George Washington University.
Lisa Winkler, Accounting Group Lead
Lisa Winkler is an accounting professional with over 15 years of experience and leads Savalan’s accounting division. Lisa also provides accounting and financial analysis to various companies. Lisa joined Savalan in 2014 and provides day-to-day accounting services, monthly and yearly financial reporting and auditor support to Savalan clients.
Prior to Savalan, Lisa worked for a Delaware accounting firm, Horty & Horty PA, where she supervised audits, reviews, compilations and financial analysis of various small to mid-sized non-profit, manufacturing, gaming and construction clients. Additionally, Lisa worked for Sony Electronics Corporation as an Accounting Supervisor where she developed a deeper understanding of the corporate budgeting process and month-end closings. Lisa started her career as an auditor for Arthur Andersen where she developed her auditing skills through a variety of large and mid-sized companies.
Lisa graduated with a BS in Accounting from the University of Delaware and is a CPA in the State of Pennsylvania.
Victoria Cardwell is an accounting professional with over 5 years of experience in bookkeeping and business administration. Victoria supports clients with monthly bookkeeping, payroll and financial statement preparation. She is proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Dynamics products. Prior to Savalan, she worked as an AR/AP Specialist for several law firms in the DC area.
Victoria graduated from the Wilmington University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.