Roshiana Bell

Business Unit Finance

VMware: Technology and software company in California

As a finance professional, my responsibility is to provide the checks and balances to ensure my product is on track to meet its goals. That entails doing forecast analysis, presenting my findings and results to the right stakeholders.

What I love about what I do is the ability to influence and provide impact. I also have significant visibility to my stakeholders and leadership.

My typical workday varies but from a cadence perspective, I spends a few hours analyzing my product, attending meetings with stakeholders, meeting and presenting my findings to the right audience.

I love working in Tech and always knew that I wanted to work with innovation. I received my Bachelors degree in International Business and Trade from the University at Buffalo and received my Masters in Business Administration(MBA) from Simon Business School, University of Rochester. Prior to my current company, I’ve worked in other technology firms and sought out Mentors in Technology along the way to aid in realizing my dreams of one day becoming Chief Financial Officer(CFO).

My greatest professional aspiration is to become Chief Financial Officer(CFO) of a technology company. On a personal level, I aspire to be a Mother(my own children and adopt). I come from a large family and it is important that we continue to make memories together including vacations and holidays.

Outside of work, I spend a lot of time talking and connecting with my younger siblings; I am the second oldest of 10 children. I love to hike and travel the world with friends and family. I have a Siberian Husky name Ghost, who I named after my favorite show: Game of Thrones. I also play a lot of sports including volleyball, baseball and football.

“ Everybody has a creative potential and from the moment you can express this creative potential, you can start changing the world.” - Paulo Coelho