rhonda kaufmanSparkPoint and Career Services at Skyline College would like to extend a belated official campus-wide introduction to a new member of the team, Rhonda Kaufman.  Rhonda serves as a SparkPoint Coordinator and Financial Coach here at Skyline College and is an Accredited Financial Counselor Candidate, Financial Fitness Coach Candidate, and a Registered Paraplanner℠.  She began her career in the brokerage industry, earning her Series 7 and 63 professional brokerage licenses for a major financial services firm.  She soon transitioned into the Human Resources, Training and Organization Development side of that firm, where she developed a passion for helping people with their personal and professional development needs. After earning an MBA (UC Berkeley, Haas), Rhonda became CEO/CFO of a small legal services firm.  Concurrently, Rhonda continued her training work with a variety of local non-profit and pro-social development and training organizations such as the Joseph Matteucci Foundation and the One Circle Foundation.

Since retiring as CEO/CFO of her company, Rhonda has focused on combining her deep financial knowledge with her love of training and development work.  She has volunteered with many local non-profits such as WISE (Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment), Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, Junior Achievement, Operation Hope and the Eviction Defense Collaborative’s Rental Assistance Disbursement Component.  She believes in the power of using financial resources consciously to create the life you want.

Rhonda is excited to be a part of SparkPoint’s efforts to bring financial capability, education and training to Skyline College’s campus and broader community. If you are interested in having Rhonda speak to your students about financial literacy and other SparkPoint services, or if you would like to refer someone directly, she can be reached at extension 7173 or at kaufmanr@smccd.edu. Rhonda can also be found at the SparkPoint and Career Services Center in room 1-222.

Article by Chad Thompson