WHITNEY WHIDDEN
Accounting Operations Manager

Background on Whitney

Accounting Background:  I’ve been working in Accounting for over 10 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Accounting, and later went back for my MBA. I have experience in several different professional services industries, but the majority of my career prior to Stride was spent in the legal field. I enjoy the opportunity to work with multiple industries at Stride, which allows me to use all of the random knowledge I collected over the past 10 years to good use!

My Accounting Superpower:  I would call it “finding the penny.” I love to problem solve to figure out why something doesn’t balance or reconcile, and am relentless until it does!

What is the Principle at Stride You Connect with the Most: “It is OK to make mistakes and unacceptable not to learn from them.” Mistakes happen! What we learn from those mistakes is what helps us grow. Looking at everything as an opportunity to learn has helped bring more positivity into my life.

Where I Live: Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Nickname:  Whitley

Hobbies: Watching sports, spending time outside – on the beach or the boat, reading, working out, and eating. Those last two are highly related.

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Vacation Spot: Bahamas – we have visited many of the Bahamian islands, and our goal is to visit them all

Stores I Like: Lululemon, Target, Whole Foods

Why I Work at Stride: I truly value the culture at Stride. We actively live by the Stride Principles, and that has allowed us to create a unique and rewarding company to work for.