LAKE OSWEGO, ORE., JULY 27, 2021 — Aldrich is pleased to announce that Hanna Valva joined the firm in June as Director of Information Technology (IT). With a career spanning more than 20 years in financial services technology and a track record for delivering excellence, Valva is responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s technology strategy. Previously in her career, she was responsible for developing and maintaining global asset management and trading systems at the Pacific Exchange (now ICE NYSE), Barclays Global Investors, and BlackRock. Her expertise includes technology operations, FinTech startups, software development, and risk management.
“I am energized by Aldrich’s entrepreneurial spirit, balanced by a culture centered around people and values. The genuine passion for people, both clients and employees, was the biggest factor in my decision to join the firm,” said Valva. “I look forward to guiding the technology strategy as an enabler for future growth, and working with a great team along the way.”
Valva will work alongside Aldrich’s executive leadership to direct the IT team’s strategic initiatives, focusing on streamlining critical enterprise technology and security systems in order to enhance the employee and client experience and further position the firm for scalable growth.
“Hanna’s incredible experience and technical expertise with Wall Street firms will allow us to continue to build an IT infrastructure that will scale with the ambitious growth we expect. Her strong business sense and drive to impact people’s lives make her the ideal leader for creating the crucial bridge between IT and business strategy,” said CEO John Lauseng.
Valva has a degree in international studies from Oregon State University and is an active member of her community. Her volunteer experience includes Oregon State University’s Student Affairs Leadership Council, ARCS of Oregon, Dominican University School of Business Advisory Board, and Junior League of San Francisco, where she served as a Board member. She was recently appointed Chair of the Board of the Cascades West Community Development Corporation, a 501c3 facilitating Stand By Me ($BM-OR), a financial coaching program serving Benton, Linn, and Lincoln counties.
The Aldrich Group of Companies includes a Top 100 Accounting Firm nationally providing tax, advisory, and consulting services to businesses and individuals. Working closely with business owners and individuals, The Aldrich Group of Companies manages financial, wealth, tax, technology, benefits, and business transition strategies. We serve clients with deep industry expertise in construction, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit, telecommunications, utilities, professional services, food processing, agribusiness, real estate, and a variety of privately held companies and individual clients. The Aldrich Group includes the following professional services firms: Aldrich CPAs + Advisors LLP, Aldrich Wealth LP, Aldrich Retirement Solutions LP, Aldrich Benefits LP, Aldrich Technology LLC, and Aldrich Capital LP.