Ann Watson

Chief Operating Officer, Cascadia Capital


Ann Watson is the Chief Operating Officer at Cascadia Capital and former Chief Financial Officer of Moss Adams, a Seattle-based firm providing assurance, tax, consulting, risk management and wealth services. Ann previously served in executive leadership roles at Russell Investments where she played an integral part in the company's successful growth over a 15-year period. In these leadership roles, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer, as a Russell Mellon Board Member overseeing the Russell Indexes, as a member of the firm’s Management Committee, Compensation Committee and as a leader of the Corporate Finance Group.

Prior to joining Russell Investments Ann spent seven years with Chemical Bank/Manufacturers Hanover based in New York and abroad whereby she held multiple global roles including strategic planning, client relationship management and loan workouts. Ann currently serves on the board of Heritage Bank, an Olympia-based bank serving Washington and Oregon communities. Ann has been a Social Venture Partner member since 2009. Previously Ann has served on the China Relations Council Executive Committee, as board member of the Washington Economic Development Finance Authority and the Seattle-Chongqing Sister City Association. Ann has a B.A. in Economics from Whitman College and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.