M A N A G E M E N T T E A M
Our skilled team offers a valuable, wide-ranging portfolio of expertise. We tailor our approach to meet your specific needs, and are well-versed in a comprehensive set of software platforms.
With our savvy in a broad scope of fiscal management, we understand the importance of combining clear communication, serious listening, and unique insight. The result is the highest quality service, and solutions expressly for you.
PATRICK TEIXEIRA - CEO & MANAGING DIRECTOR, FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICES
Patrick is the CEO of Abilene Partners, and is the Managing Director of our Finance and Accounting Services practice. Patrick provides hands-on accounting and financial support to numerous businesses; offering customized services - from high level, strategic support to handling day-to-day management. Patrick specializes in financial operations, strategy, budgeting and audit and tax support.
Patrick holds a B.S.B.A in Finance from Sonoma State University, is an associate (non-CPA) member of the AICPA, and a professional member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
In his free time, Patrick his wife Danielle are working their way down through an extensive travel "to-do" list.
MARA KASSOFF, MBA - DIRECTOR, STRATEGIC AND CFO SERVICES
Mara is the Director of Strategic and CFO Services at Abilene Partners. She has 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, specializing in human-centered program design, operations, and financial management. Mara began her career as an educator, with a focus on designing social justice programming to meet the needs of Bay Area vulnerable communities. Her experience as an executive leader includes previous positions as Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Director, and Interim Executive Director. Mara is a relationship “junkie” who believes that networks and connections are key to creating healthy, transparent, and productive organizations.
Bringing a human-centered approach to the operations side of nonprofit organizations, Mara is uniquely positioned to provide nonprofits of all sizes with tools and coaching that create effective and efficient communications between the programming and operations sides of “the house.” She works with nonprofits to help them optimize their organizational infrastructures.