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Leslie Bonnikson

Controller and Chief Compliance Officer

Leslie Bonnikson is a seasoned finance and accounting professional with experience in the public and private sectors. As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Leslie brings a wealth of expertise to her role as the Controller and Chief Compliance Officer at McKinney Capital.

Leslie’s journey in finance and compliance began with a solid foundation in public accounting. She honed her skills as a Management Advisory Consultant for the U.S. House of Representatives working on projects focused on information systems, project management and process improvement.  Later, she joined The Home Depot, where she focused on compliance and accounting related projects, and led a team of talented analysts as a manager in the leadership development program called AMP.

Leslie’s ability to streamline operations and ensure financial integrity has made her an invaluable asset to the organizations she serves. Leslie served as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of a non-profit organization, demonstrating her commitment to both financial stewardship and mission-driven work, before joining the leadership team at the Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport as CFO where she showcased her strategic vision and proficiency in managing complex financial circumstances.

Leslie’s current passion lies in helping portfolio companies thrive. Her comprehensive skill set, which spans finance, compliance, and process improvement, allows her to drive sustainable growth and foster a culture of success.

At McKinney Capital, Leslie Bonnikson is committed to ensuring that each portfolio company reaches its full potential through strategic financial management, compliance excellence, and a dedication to continuous improvement.

Leslie is a proud alumna of Auburn University, where she double majored in Accounting and Human Resource Management. Beyond her professional achievements, she is a dedicated mother of two precious girls and a loving wife.