Associate Professor, Accounting, Finance, and Real Estate, La Sierra University
Kristine Webster is an Associate Professor of Accounting, Finance and Real Estate at the Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University and is a doctoral student at Claremont Graduate University. She is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Forensic Accountant, Notary, insurance producer and Realtor with 28 years of accounting, finance, real estate and insurance experience, including 20 years as Chief Financial Officer of both public and private companies. Her public accounting experience includes working for both Ernst & Whinney and Ernst & Young. Kristine has been an IRS VITA Site Coordinator for multi years overseeing and preparing hundreds of returns. She is currently serving as The Transresearch Consortium controller. She has also served as a detail-oriented, hands-on CFO/Vice President Finance for entities including:
• Tapout, LLC, the world’s leading mixed-martial arts apparel, gear and lifestyle brand for men, women and children on the market today;
• San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, one of the largest employers in the Inland Empire encompassing gaming, governmental operations and other enterprises employing over 3,000 people;
• Family Service Association of Western Riverside County, a nationally recognized non-profit agency that has responded to the changing dynamics of families, by expanding the scope of services to include comprehensive care for families in need;
• Shopping.com, among the first and largest online retailers in the dot com era. She took the company public in 1997 and was instrumental in arranging for its sale to Compaq Computer Corporation—for $220 million—via a reverse triangular merger in 1999.