As the principal responsible for Care and Support at Pariveda, Ms. Bailey is committed to ensuring the best for our Fins in the areas of Care and Support (HR) and Market Environment (Office Management). She also works with the executive team on infrastructure projects to support the growing needs of the company. Shortly after joining Pariveda in 2010, Claudia became the leader on the acquisition of Softagon Corporation in San Francisco and led a team to conduct due diligence and integration in 5 months. Coupling this with her background in acquisitions in the oil and gas industry, Claudia is developing an acquisition framework for Pariveda to use in the future.
Claudia has over 30 years of experience in Dallas and Texas, providing management and technology consulting services to a wide variety of corporate clients in the energy business, state government and nonprofit arena, in the areas of accounting and finance; design, development and implementation of technology solutions; strategic planning; project management; as well as operational processes and management. She began her career with Arthur Andersen & Co. (now Accenture) in the Management Information Systems consulting practice where she became a Senior Manager in the Oil and Gas Industry practice before leaving to join her client, Natural Resource Management where she developed and managed a process to successfully acquire and integrate oil and gas companies and properties. In 1989, she returned to Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) to be the Director of Quality Assurance for the new Facilities Management practice which grew into the Business Process Management practice.
After devoting a few years to raising teenagers, Claudia joined The Warren Center, a nonprofit organization providing services to children with developmental differences, as the Director of Fund Development and Finance for where she successfully raised over $450,000 in 3 years and supervised the move to a new debt-free facility. Claudia loved working and giving back to the community at The Warren Center, but the love of problem solving for corporate clients pulled her back to her favorite - the consulting industry.
Out of the office, Claudia can be found volunteering at her church or a local non-profit organization. She especially enjoys building on Habitat for Humanity houses or traveling on mission trips with her children. She has roofed houses in Texas and built houses in Texas and Mexico. She actively participates as a leader each year on a spiritual retreat, the Walk to Emmaus. When not volunteering, she enjoys being out of doors walking, playing golf or tennis. She loves to travel, especially to see her three adult children and granddaughter, currently located in San Diego, California and Reno, Nevada.
Claudia received her MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1978 after receiving her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. She is a past member of the Junior League of Dallas, past Board of Trustee for St. Alcuin Montessori School and has served in many leadership capacities at her church – Board member, Finance Committee member, Lay Director of Elementary Ministries and has taught or sponsored every group from ages 3 to 22.
After I wore a raspberry colored suit to work for the first time in 1980, a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co. (now Accenture) told me that I didn’t have to wear khaki, navy blue or black with a string tie or act like a man to be a manager. He was glad to see some color in the office! I went on to make manager in 3 ½ years! So it was true!