Kathy Laney serves as Arthur Ventures Operations Director. Kathy has 22 years of experience in the business solutions industry as an accounting manager. Kathy began her professional career 26 years ago at Great Plains Software, a start-up accounting software company that ultimately grew into a publicly traded corporation of more than 2,000 worldwide team-members serving thousands of partners and customers around the globe. Kathy guided the operations and accounting for this enterprise in numerous roles throughout her career, managing annual audits by Big Four accounting firms over Great Plains’ 17 years as an independent company without any material adjustments by the auditors. Kathy was a key figure on the integration team following Microsoft’s acquisition of Great Plains Software in 2001 and served on the project teams for all integration of accounting systems both domestically as well as with international subsidiaries. She has received numerous honors at Great Plains Software including the prestigious Pioneer Award, an award of honor given by peers of the company. Kathy manages the accounting, operations and financial reporting. Kathy is a graduate of Minnesota State University, Moorhead.