Elizalde, who serves as CFO for the Alamo City-based software and technology company, Mobius Partners, has worked in the corporate world of finance for more than 25 years.
Elizalde graduated as valedictorian of Woodsboro High School in 1980, and went on to earn an accounting degree from the University of Texas in 1984. She became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in 1987, and earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from The University of Incarnate Word in 1996.
She started her career in Dallas with one of the original Big 8 accounting firms in the nation, now known as KPMG. She later transferred to San Antonio and took a position with USAA Federal Savings Bank.
During her two decades there, Elizalde rose to the ranks of senior vice president and senior financial officer. Looking for a new opportunity and work-life balance, Elizalde joined Mobius Partners as chief financial officer in 2011.
Mobius Partners is an Information Technology (IT) company offering IT solutions to many Fortune 500 companies in Texas. The company has offices in San Antonio, Dallas & Houston and has been recognized as one of the best companies to work for in Texas and San Antonio.
Company President and Co-founder Junab Ali, said, “We needed someone who had the type of experience that Rosemary has from USAA. We‘re on a five-year, very aggressive growth plan.”
Since Elizalde joined Mobius about 1 1/2 years ago, her impact has helped the company nearly double its employees. She is responsible for all aspects of Accounting, Finance, Human Resources and Operational support.
She has made improvements in all areas from changing job descriptions and compensation plans to improving the accounting and financial processes, systems and reporting. She guided the company through their first acquisition of Dallas-based PerVigil Inc., a regional software company.
Elizalde’s focus is to position Mobius to double and triple staff over the next five years.
“Rosemary is the epitome of our culture,” says Ali. “She understands the necessary steps to grow a business and she adds the fun element. People are excited to work with her. She has their respect.”
Elizalde credits her success, both then and now, to the work ethic her parents, David and Emilia Martinez of Woodsboro, gave her as a young person.
“I called my mom after they offered me my first job in Dallas,” she said. “I remember how proud she and my father were that I had gotten such a great job. My parents have always shown me the value of hard work and of being a dedicated employee. My parents were my first teachers and they taught me some very valuable lessons.”
In the October edition, The San Antonio Business Journal recognized Elizalde and other Central Texas business leaders, for their innovation, leadership, and success in the field of finance.
In addition to family and work activities, she is very involved in her church serving as lector, Eucharistic minister, ACTS team member and Finance Committee member. For the Archdiocese of San Antonio, she is the chairperson of the Catholic Community Foundation Board of Directors and also serves on the Executive and Audit committees.
Rosemary and her husband Oscar, have two children, David, 19, and Lorin, 16, and live in Fair Oaks Ranch outside of San Antonio.