Laura Coggins

Ms. Coggins joined DPI in March, 2007 and is responsible for overseeing the company’s accounting and finance operations. Her primary duties include cash flow management, loan negotiation, and financial reporting.  She serves as the principal liaison to DPI’s banks and lenders.

Prior to joining DPI, Ms. Coggins was 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 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 is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and holds a B.A. in International Relations with Honors from Eckerd College.  She is the Co-founder of the Los Angeles Chapter of Acumen, a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of global poverty.  She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.  In her spare time, Ms. Coggins enjoys reading, dancing, and spending time with her family.