Vice President of Finance & Administration
Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR)
Lisa McCargar is the Vice President of Finance & Administration for Golden State Natural Resources (GSNR), primarily responsible for fiscal vision and oversight for the organization. Lisa’s professional experience includes over 30 years of financial leadership in governmental, not-for-profit, publicly traded, privately held, and public accounting organizations. Lisa holds an active California Certified Public Accounting license and is a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Lisa joined GSNR after serving as the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer of the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), a GSNR affiliate, for over 8 years. Lisa was responsible for the overall financial, administrative, and operational aspects of RCRC including its 5 affiliated entities. During her tenure at RCRC, Lisa participated in the formation of GSNR, including its formation as a 501(c)3. In her current role as Vice President of Finance and Administration, Lisa will be instrumental in further developing the tactical financial path for the organization, including financial strategy and investor communications.
In her prior public accounting roles, Lisa managed a book of business across the entire west coast for highly visible clients. As practice lead, she was responsible for directing all aspects on certain industries within the firm, growing the firm’s client base, and training her team in technical expertise. At its height, Lisa’s client base exceeded 100 active engagements. Lisa was a frequent speaker and panelist both at the regional and national level, providing technical insight to the industries she served.
Lisa’s background also includes her previous role as the Chief Financial Officer of a boutique securities broker-dealer who specialized in private placement offerings. Lisa directed all aspects of financial accounting and reporting and gained experience in due diligence and investment memorandum writing and review. Lisa’s role also led her to perform operational review and investor outreach in China, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Lisa holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Pepperdine University in California.