Erin Beber Director, Finance
It’s fulfilling to have contributed to something that makes other people’s work-life easier.
I work on a myriad of financial projects aimed at keeping T/R running smoothly (financially speaking) from bill processing to budgets and forecasting. I’ve also hollowed out a few of the books in the T/R library and used them to stash away my mint-condition I Love Lucy trading card collection. OK, that last one’s a lie, but not everyone thinks finance is as exciting as I do, so I just want to make sure you’re still following along!
My superpower is seeing the details.
As with all superpowers, it can sometimes be a curse. Some say I can’t see the forest for the leaves. But that’s why I love what I do—because my work is mostly about details. It’s like working on a 10,000 piece puzzle with only a vague idea of what the end picture will be. For some that may sound like torture, but to me, it’s absolute heaven.
Creating, building, and then selling my small bookkeeping business a few years back is definitely my greatest professional accomplishment. Owning a business is an all-encompassing endeavor, and I’m so thankful I got to have that experience. The thing that makes me feel proud is when I check back in with an old client or employer and I hear they’re still using a process or spreadsheet I put in place. It’s fulfilling to have contributed to something that makes other people’s work-life easier.
When I joined T/R, I was surprised at how much support and guidance we extend to our portfolio companies. I always thought investors signed a check and then essentially walked away until it was time to sell. But T/R’s approach is hands-on. We get involved in day-to-day operations and do everything possible to ensure the success of our portfolio companies.