Meet Rod Mourant, PartnerHero's New Global Controller

Tell us about your career - where have you been and what led you to PartnerHero?

After graduating from Gonzaga University with a degree in Accounting, I went to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor. I next transitioned into the Controller position for a new ski and golf resort in the mountains of Idaho. I love to ski, so the benefits were great! I spent the past 10+ years as a Plant Controller for Kraft Heinz (best ketchup in the world!). I found PartnerHero because I was ready for new and more interesting challenges!

What attracted you to PartnerHero? Why did you choose to join the team?

The first thing I noticed about PartnerHero were the Core Values. They are values that are too often overlooked in the corporate world. I especially relate to the values of Manifest Trust and Care for Others. I believe with these values there is no limit to what we can achieve!  

Global Controller is a role that not a lot of people understand. What exactly does a Global Controller do?

As Global Controller, I lead the accounting team at PartnerHero, which is spread around the world. I also support our Management Team by providing accurate financial data so that they can make informed decisions.  

In general, Controllers are accountable for the accounting operations of a company. I maintain our accounting records, produce financial reports, and keep a close eye on the PartnerHero’s financial health.

Tell us about a mentor you’ve had in your career. Who is someone you’ve looked up to who has helped you get to where you are today?

I have been fortunate to have several mentors throughout my career. One that was most influential was especially good at providing feedback. They recognized where I was succeeding and opportunities for improvement. Honest feedback can be humbling, but it is a powerful tool for personal growth.

What are some things you like to do outside of work?

I grew up in Alaska and have always loved backpacking and fishing.  But my favorite thing is to travel! I have been fortunate enough to have many adventures with my kids and my boyfriend. The pandemic did slow us down a bit, but we’ve managed to visit Yellowstone National Park, Hawaii, and Iceland in the last year!