Laura Coggins

Ms. Coggins joined DPI in March, 2007 and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the accounting department. Her primary duties include internal and external financial reporting, forecasting, cash flow management, and adherence to loan covenants. She serves as the principal liaison to DPI’s banks and lenders.

Prior to joining DPI, Ms. Coggins worked as the Accounting Manager for Foresight Technologies, Inc., a technology broker based in St. Petersburg, Florida.  There she led the financial operations of the corporate and Chinese subsidiary offices.  Her primary responsibilities included financial reporting, budgeting, payroll, and foreign currency translation.  She also served as the principal contact for domestic and overseas banks.  She later played a key role in the firm’s expansion into real estate, when it began acquiring and leasing office suites in the Tampa Bay area.

Ms. Coggins holds a B.A. in International Relations with Honors from Eckerd College, during which time she spent a year abroad at La Universidad Publica de Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. She is the Co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Acumen Fund, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty, and is an active member of the California Society of CPAs.