Halisha Kessee comes to XPRIZE Foundation with seven years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She is the Finance Manager within the Finance and Accounting team. She will work closely with departments to help ensure accurate financial information is communicated timely. As our prior auditor, Ms. Kessee is familiar with the Foundation. Additionally, as a Certified Public Accountant, she obtains the knowledge and skillset to help the department move forward as the Foundation continues to grow.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, Ms. Kessee worked in public accounting at SingerLewak and PricewaterhouseCoopers. While at SingerLewak, she was XPRIZE’s auditor for four consecutive years, which allowed her to learn about the Foundation. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Kessee worked extensively on audits of the Walt Disney Company.Ms. Kessee obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. She enjoys volunteering and donating her resources to causes she is passionate about. One of her greatest achievements is her time in Africa volunteering as a primary school teacher and assisting at a local orphanage. She enjoys reading, hiking, and swimming.