Point B’s New Board Appointment Continues Commitment to World-class Engagement

Setareh Pouraghabagher brings deep leadership experience and
multi-generational workforce perspective to firm

SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Point B, an integrated management
, digital
, venture
, and real
estate development
firm, has announced the appointment of Setareh
“SiSi” Pouraghabagher to its Board
of Directors
. In this role, Pouraghabagher will support Point B’s
leadership team and influence strategies that help the firm’s growth and
continue its best-in-class employee engagement. Pouraghabagher’s
appointment expands Point B’s Board to nine members, and her successful
history in leading world-class employee experiences and development,
executive finance acumen, and operations expertise will extend the
Board’s leadership capabilities.

“SiSi brings a unique, fresh perspective to our focus on employee
experience and growth,” said Point
B Chief Executive Officer Mike Pongon
. “Her keen understanding of
generational workforce dynamics, coupled with an impressive finance and
operations background, will help enrich the experiences of our people
and teams.”

Pouraghabagher is an accomplished, collegial, and networked leader with
a diverse professional background serving shareholders, customers, and
professional staff in public global organizations, privately held
technology companies, public accounting, and higher education. She is a
former CFO and COO for a $2B insurance division of Bank of America, as
well as former CAO of QBE North America, a $6B division of QBE (ASX:
QBE). Pouraghabagher also served as Executive Chair of the Diversity and
Inclusion Council for the North American division of QBE.

Through multiple acquisitions, integrations, and divestitures,
Pouraghabagher developed the innate ability to view businesses
strategically, while managing financial plans with risk tolerance in
complex regulatory environments. She is known as a transparent and
collaborative influencer who builds consensus and followership to drive
top performance and strong organizational cultures.

Pouraghabagher currently serves as an independent director for State
Auto Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STFC). She is a designated financial
expert and serves on the Audit, Nominating & Governance, Risk, and
Independent Committee(s), which she chairs. She is also a CPA and
faculty member at California Polytechnic’s (Cal Poly) College of
Business, where she has annually earned Outstanding Educator of the Year
awards from Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and KPMG for her contributions to
educating and mentoring hundreds of Millennial and Generation Z
students. She additionally serves on the Deans Advisory Council and the
Diversity & Inclusion Council for the College of Business and is a
member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

About Point B

B, Inc.
helps organizations form, execute, and thrive. With
capabilities including Management
, Digital
, Venture
Investment and Advisory
, and Real
Estate Development
, our integrated businesses provide value to the
organizations and communities we serve. Our 100% employee-owned firm was
named the #1
Best Medium Workplace in the United States by Fortune magazine
, and
is regularly
honored as an exceptional place to work
. Point B expects significant
growth in 2019, having recently experienced a 21% revenue gain and
talent pool extension to 950 people in 2018.


Jennette Seward, Point B
Phone: 206.931.3441
E-mail: jseward@pointb.com

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