Cynthia is Professor of Practice at the Wake Forest University School of Business, teaching managerial accounting. She is former Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Inmar, Inc., now known as Inmar Intelligence. Prior to Inmar, Ms. Tessien worked at Ernst & Young, now EY. Ms. Tessien has over 30 years of experience in accounting and finance, mergers and acquisitions, product development, competitive strategy, leadership and mentorship. She volunteers as a member of the Board of Trustees at the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. She holds a BS from Wake Forest University. She and her husband Bill are avid hikers and travelers, and have three children.