Carrie Pollare lives to make people’s lives easier and less stressful.
Whether you are a busy professional who just doesn’t have time to take care of your day-to-day financial tasks, like bill paying, an entrepreneur who is buried in admin, or a nonprofit with no time to fundraise, thanks to a mountain of paperwork, my job is to free you up!
I established Pollare Business Services because I have a passion for operations and a whole lot of expertise ready to share. While most people would probably say they are passionate about the arts or sports or even politics, I love problem-solving, organizing, creating systems and balancing numbers, so much so in fact, that I have spent almost my entire career doing exactly that.
With more than 25 years of experience in administrative, operations and financial management, I have worked with companies ranging from small to mid-size in a broad range of industries. I managed administration and operations for a computer supplies distribution company I co-founded and built to $100 million in sales with more than 100 employees. Yet, I also worked for a small product management company with a tiny staff, where I was administrative assistant, office manager, bookkeeper and shipping clerk.
Along my career path, I have always worked in the nonprofit sector. From the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation to current client, the Wendy Walk, an organization working to find a cure for rare sarcomas, I have organized and run events, and participated in operations management. A few years ago, I was involved in creating a line of bracelets, the profits from which supported different charitable causes, including Best Friends Animal Society, Breastcancer.org, the Diabetes Research Institute, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and so many more.
“Carrie has been indispensable to Wendy Walk. She manages our operations flawlessly, handling everything from our day-to-day financial tasks, working with our attorneys and accountant to event planning and website design. Carrie’s ability to organize all of our operations and handle everything that comes at her has made an unbelievable difference to Wendy Walk.” – Ali Landes, Executive Director
I am skilled at Quickbooks, Quicken and Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A graduate of UCLA, I started my career in public relations and marketing, and have been writing website content for more than 10 years. I also have a bit of a design background and know my way around Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver and basic HTML.
When I’m not busy helping clients with their daily money management, and small businesses and nonprofits with their operations, you’ll find me enjoying life, surrounding myself with my husband, children, friends and my precious rescue pup — after I finish paying my own bills, of course.