Sylvia Cares is a finance professional with over 20 years of progressive experience and responsibility, including 13+ years at a publicly traded Fortune 200 technology company, 6 years in forensic accounting and economics, and 3 years in buy-side M&A advisory services. Ms. Cares currently serves as a Senior Finance Manager at Qualcomm with responsibility for budgeting and forecasting of over $1B in operating expenses. Key responsibilities include strategic decision support, performance metrics and financial analysis for a wide range of corporate functions including HR, Benefits, Qualcomm Health Center, Legal, Compliance, Corporate Social Responsibility and Government Affairs. Prior to her work at Qualcomm, Ms. Cares served as a Senior Consultant in forensic economics/accounting at LECG and Mack Barclay, and as a Senior Analyst specializing in strategic acquisition searches at Gateway Partners.
Ms. Cares received a Bachelor of Arts in Special Studies – International Relations from Franklin & Marshall College and a Masters of Pacific International Affairs with a concentration in International Management from University of California, San Diego.