Edge International Welcomes Ariela Tannenbaum

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By Gerry Riskin | Jul 2, 2018

Ariela Tannenbaum

On behalf of all the principals of Edge International, I am delighted to welcome Ariela Tannenbaum to our firm.

Now based in Newport Beach, California, Ariela brings more than 25 years of top-tier financial leadership experience, working with firms and global Fortune 500 companies in such areas as strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, key performance measurements, resource allocation, organizational structure, and risk and opportunity identification.

For more than 14 years (through 2016), Ariela Tannenbaum served as Executive Vice President of Finance-PIMCO, a subsidiary of Fortune 100 company Allianz. Allianz is a world leader in the global bond market, and manages assets totaling approximately $2 trillion. As global head of PIMCO Financial Planning and Analysis, Ariela was responsible for overseeing the spectrum of corporate finance activities for all of PIMCO’s functions and operations worldwide.

Prior to PIMCO, Ariela served as Vice President, Finance at Edwards Life Sciences, a global biotech leader. As the head of the Global Internal and External Planning and Budgeting functions, her responsibilities included financial planning and analysis for all company divisions worldwide.

Ariela serves on the advisory boards of the University of California Irvine School of Law and School of Business, and is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Circle. For the past ten years she has served as a mentor at UCI Graduate School of Business as well as a mentor of Allianz executives.

Ariela Tannenbaum was born and raised in Israel. She served in the Israeli Air Force as an air traffic controller, and obtained her pilot license. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from California State University Fullerton and an MBA with honors at the University of California, Irvine, Merage School of Business. Ariela is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, and she earned a Certificate of Leadership from the Harvard Business School.