Zainab Schwartz is the Vice President of Finance and Global Controller at FiscalNote and leads the accounting and financial operations, internal and external reporting, and financial systems build and implementation. Her team’s mission is to build the infrastructure that is both grounded in process and flexible in response to a growing business and to report accurately and timely to support all resource allocation decisions, take on opportunities, and address risks.
Prior to joining the FiscalNote family, Zainab began her journey at Deloitte where she worked for 10 years serving clients ranging from large public companies to startups in technology. After which, she pursued advancing her career as the CFO of startup and growth companies in the technology field (Moven, Purefy, SAND, Fidelisoft, Sportsmemorabilia.com) and also in the non-profit space (Ashoka and CHARLEE).
Zainab graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance and she completed her Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accountancy from Concordia University, in Canada. She is a licensed CPA.CA of Ontario, Canada.
Her mantra is based on her favorite quote from Michael Jordan, “Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships!”