Our Leaders

Our practice includes a team of professionals with years of experience performing public accounting work at KPMG and P&N and holding financial leadership positions in both Fortune 500 public companies and privately held companies named to Inc. 5000. We currently support a variety of top performing companies, spanning the construction, software, and manufacturing industries, and the nonprofit sector. The VGraham team provides experienced financial leadership and outsourced, highly customized solutions for the CFO and Controller function.

Vanessa Graham, CPA | Owner

Vanessa Graham, owner of VGraham, LLC, began her practice in 2012 with an objective to serve and support local business owners in meeting their growth goals and overcoming challenges through business cycles. Vanessa has over 20+ years of experience as Chief Financial Officer and Controller for small to medium size businesses in the Baton Rouge area, working with business owners and private equity investors in their portfolio companies. (Read full bio)

Jenée Bourgeois | Director

Jenée has more than 13 years of experience, including eight years of providing financial leadership for nonprofit organizations and several years of public accounting experience working for esteemed CPA firms, including Beers & Cutler, PLLC in Washington D.C. and Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC in Baton Rouge, LA. She then joined Albemarle Corporation, where she worked in their financial reporting division. Prior to joining VGraham, Jenée spent a significant portion of her career working with various non-profits, including the American Red Cross and Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. (Read full bio)

Ashley Lawson, CPA | Director (inactive)

Ashley has 25+ years of experience, including public accounting and industry. Ashley has served in leadership roles throughout our community and brings a wealth of experience to our clients in supporting them in reaching their goals and improving in various aspects of their business. (Read full bio)

Amanda Robertson, CPA | Director

Amanda has nearly 20 years of diverse experience within the accounting, auditing, and financial analysis industry. Prior to joining VGraham, she worked with the Edgen Group – a leading global supplier of specialized products for worldwide energy and infrastructure markets – serving as the Manager of Global Financial Reporting and later as the Manager of Tax and Treasury. (Read full bio)

Barbara Lasseigne | Director

Barbara is a highly skilled professional with more than 30 years of experience in executive-level project and product management in software (on premise and SAAS) mobile apps, and business process improvement. In her role at V. Graham, Barbara leads the implementation of software integration projects, works closely with clients in the public and private sectors to improve and automate operational business processes, and coordinates training efforts to support the successful adoption of new systems and technologies.
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Kim Ford | Director

Kim Ford is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in management, financial planning, and analysis. She works with all levels of management to “explain the story the numbers are telling.” For example, Kim has worked with senior-level management to develop five-year strategic and annual operating plans for communication to the Board of Directors and to operating management for implementation.
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Lori Carter, CPA | Director

Lori has over 20 years of diverse experience as a financial controller, financial analyst, and business manager. She has been instrumental in implementing transformational initiatives to improve operational and financial processes and brings a vast amount of expertise in financial reporting, forecasting, and knowledge of enterprise-wide analytics.
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Rowdy Gaudet | Director

Rowdy brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record in strategic planning, organizational leadership, and community service to the firm’s stellar team. With the goal of enhancing the firm’s mission to guide clients through the complexities of financial growth and strategy, Rowdy is poised to lead the development and execution of V. Graham’s strategic growth initiatives.
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