REDW Announces Three New First-Ever Executive Leadership Roles

Albuquerque, N.M.-based IPA 200 firm REDW Advisors & CPAs (FY22 net revenue of $42.4 million) announces the appointment of three seasoned professionals to key positions within the organization. Katherine Bastow has been named vice president of people operations, Michelle Burdett assumes the role of vice president of finance, and Shawn Fisher is named vice president of information technology.

Steve Cogan, REDW MP, expressed his confidence in the newly appointed leaders stating, “We have a great appreciation for our newly promoted VPs and their excellent and innovative contributions over the years which have enabled REDW to sustain strategic growth. We are confident that in these elevated leadership roles they will boost our firm’s momentum and continued evolution as a multi-disciplinary organization serving clients’ audit, tax, cybersecurity, business and financial needs, both regionally and nationally.”

Katherine Bastow

Bastow brings a wealth of experience to her new role, having joined REDW in 2020 as director of people operations. With a career spanning two decades, Bastow has been instrumental in driving transformative initiatives aimed at reshaping traditional workplace norms.

Michelle Burdett

Burdett’s appointment as vice president of finance comes after a successful tenure of over 20 years with REDW, where she served as director of finance. Her extensive background in financial management and accounting, coupled with her leadership acumen, positions her to lead strategic financial initiatives aligned with the firm’s objectives.

Shawn Fisher

Fisher, with over 18 years of experience in information technology, assumes the role of vice president of information technology. Having risen through the ranks since joining REDW in 2006, Fisher has demonstrated his expertise in managing IT operations and driving technological innovation.

These appointments mark a pivotal moment in the firm’s history as it continues to expand its footprint across various regions and enhance its service offerings to clients worldwide, the firm announced.


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