Prior to joining Cerity Partners, Desiree was a member of the tax planning team at Karsten Advisors. She began her career in Greensboro, NC as a Tax Analyst with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. While she has spent most of her career with a public accounting firm, Desiree has also worked in the corporate tax department of Volvo Financial Services and VF Corporation, Fortune 500 companies.
Desiree earned her Master of Science degree in Accounting, with a focus in taxation from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Bachelor of Science degree as a double major in Accounting and Information Systems and Operations Management. She has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 2003.