FSW Trade Finance Management
Robyn Barrett is the founder of FSW Trade Finance, an independently owned and operated supply chain financing firm. Robyn is focused on helping small to mid-sized business-to-business companies secure funding that may not otherwise be available. By giving them access to working capital needed to grow, FSW Trade Finance is helping shape the business community.
With a knack for numbers, Robyn took her grandfather’s old adage
While at The Dial Corporation, Robyn served in an array of accounting and management functions. From preparing and analyzing budgets, with an eye on cash, for the company’s two chief products – Dial Bar Soap and Liquid Dial Soap – to working with the organization’s marketing and advertising executives on increasing gross margin and streamlining efficiencies, identifying efficient allocation of marketing dollars and implementing new financial analysis software, she was instrumental in the company’s growth.
After six years at The Dial Corporation, Robyn ventured into the world of corporate finance at FINOVA Capital Corporation, a Phoenix-based publicly traded commercial lender. It was at FINOVA that Robyn was first exposed to the struggles many small and mid-sized companies experience when trying to secure funding and manage their working capital. Over the course of five years, her talents for financial budgeting, cash forecasting, marketing analysis, customer relations, business development, and financial negotiations were recognized with a series of promotions and awards. During her tenure at FINOVA, Robyn held numerous positions including senior finance manager, senior marketing analyst, senior credit underwriter and vice president of marketing. After leaving FINOVA in 2000, she went on to serve as vice president of marketing and business development at ZoomLot Corporation before taking her destiny into her own hands.
In addition to her bachelor’s, Robyn holds a master’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University and is an active member of numerous industry organizations including: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA); Risk Management Association (RMA); International Factoring Association; and the Commercial Finance Association.
Robyn is also involved in educating up and coming entrepreneurs and can frequently be found as a speaker at organization and association events, including the Small Business Association and ASU’s entrepreneurship programs.