Alumni Tale: Kirsten Fournier ’10

What did you study at UNH?

Business Administration: Accounting & Finance

What were you doing 1 year out of college?

After graduating from UNH, I started working at Ernst & Young as an assurance auditor in the NESA (Northeast Subarea) division. There, I was responsible for performing and overseeing audits of both private and publicly traded companies.

What were you doing 5 years out of college?

I am living and working in Australia as the Asia Pacific finance manager for the Boston-based public company LogMeIn Inc. LogMeIn is a growing SaaS company with global operations. I moved to Sydney with LogMeIn to take our accounting operations in house as well as oversee our Indian finance operations. Since then I have managed the opening of our 6,000 square-foot office in Bangalore and have been responsible for expanding all of the accounting functions in these regions.

What are you doing now?

I am still living in Australia and working for LogMeIn, but I am working on the transition to come out of the subsidiary and back to working in corporate headquarters.

How do you feel your time at UNH has had an impact on where you are today?

It has had every impact! I came into the university thinking that the classes and textbooks would teach me everything I needed to know, but it was the out-of-classroom experiences, working directly with professors, being involved with SIGNAL, Atkins Investment Group, Pathways Mentor Program and the NH Small Business Development Center that made the biggest difference. The people in these groups, professors and peers acted as mentors and taught me how to apply the “classroom” knowledge to real-world scenarios and questions. This was the best support network I could have ever hoped for.

Why do you believe in UNH?

I feel so grateful for all of the incredible people I have met because of UNH. I could never have achieved what I have without the exact experiences I gained/earned from being a part of this institution. UNH provides all of the resources at your disposal to achieve whatever greatness you can imagine.

My hope for fellow Wildcats: Exude pride and remember where you came from. WSBE ( the Whittemore School of Business and Economics) is now the beautiful and redesigned Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics and I am just so thankful that the next generations of Wildcats have the ability to experience that facility. #expatwildcat #unhforever