One of Rimma’s favorite quotes is from Thomas Jefferson: ‘I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.

As chief financial officer, Rimma Zaleznik is charged with the financial management of the firm. She works closely with the executive team to ensure that business and financial goals are met and all areas of the firm are operating efficiently. Rimma joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2015 following its merger with Weidlinger Associates, where she served as CFO, treasurer and a member of the board of directors.

Corporate Finance Expertise
Rimma has more than 30 years of experience in financial management, planning and control. During her career, she has held various senior-level financial positions for a number of private companies, including Telcordia Technologies and Princeton Insurance Company. She is skilled in the areas of corporate governance and compliance, short- and long-term business planning, cost management and investment management. Rimma has taken on leadership roles in policy and procedure development, streamlining processes, cost reductions, internal controls and productivity/efficiency improvement.

Outside of Work
Rimma loves to travel. She enjoys skiing in the winter and spending time on a houseboat in the summer. She is also an opera fan and enjoys reading thriller fiction.

Expertise
• Financial planning and analysis
• Budgeting and forecasting
• Operations and process improvement
• Risk management
• Project management