Lauren Lint, CPA (inactive) joined The Thrasher Group, Inc., a multi-disciplinary engineering firm with 8 offices in 5 states, as Vice President of Finance and Accounting in April 2018. She has nearly 20 years of experience in a combination of industry and public accounting for non-public clients largely concentrated in construction, services, and manufacturing. In her previous roles, she has overseen acquisitions, turn-arounds, troubled debt restructurings, treasury, financial reporting, lean process/internal controls, software implementations and the traditional finance and accounting functions. In her time at Thrasher, she’s been involved in geographic footprint strategy, implementation of a new cloud-based ERP system, the push for a paperless firm, overhead analysis and significant cost-savings undertakings, financing strategy, implementation of some significant new accounting standards, and many process improvements as well as managing the day-to-day responsibilities of the F&A function.
In every role she’s held, she’s been vocal about the need for continued improvement with regard to diversity and flexibility and worked to create a positive culture. She’s experienced the full spectrum of success, losing out on promotions because she chose to be a mother, but also having the most wonderful male mentors who catapulted her career and even pushed her to spend less time at the office and more time building a fulfilling life with her family.
Of all the industries she’s been involved in, the AEC industry is, by far, her favorite. She loves the creativity her colleagues display and the tangible impacts to the communities where her firm has completed projects. That’s part of why she’s so passionate about diversity in the industry – she hopes to stay in the AEC space for the remainder of her career and wants to forge a path for other less traditional leaders to join her.
When she’s not working, you’ll catch her hanging out with her husband, 14 year-old son, 13 year-old daughter, husband, 3 dogs, bird and hamster. She also loves Legos, chilling with her neighbor friends, all things Harry Potter, and participating in ridiculous sporting events (like Ragnar and Tough Mudder) just to prove she can.