Mrs. Lazar serves as Principal, Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Directors and Investment Committee of The John Buck Company. Her primary responsibilities include oversight and management of all treasury, accounting and financial reporting functions, investor relations, corporate administration and information technology, as well as portfolio and asset management. Mrs. Lazar is continuing her previous 15-year tenure with JBC, where she previously held the position as Principal and Controller of the firm through 2007.
Prior to her current position with JBC, Mrs. Lazar was Chief Financial Officer for Westwood Financial in Los Angeles, CA. Mrs. Lazar reported to the Co-Chief Executive Officers with responsibility of all financial reporting matters, tax and audit compliance, budgeting and forecasting, policy and procedure development, treasury management and lender compliance, information technology and Human Resources. Mrs. Lazar was a Member of the Company’s Management and Investment Committees. Prior to her role with Westwood Financial, Mrs. Lazar also held the position of Chief Financial Officer with Topa Management Company in Los Angeles, Chief Accounting Officer at MPG Office Trust, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Irvine Company in Newport Beach, CA.
Mrs. Lazar earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at University of Illinois, Chicago.