Kobe Watson, Director of Financial Operations
As Ovation® Fertility director of finance, Kobe Watson works alongside Ovation CFO Goldie Gupta and Ovation Controller Sossy Ourfalian with regards to all aspects of the company’s financials. In his role, Watson prepares financial statements, reports and forecasts for Ovation’s president, CEO, board of directors and private equity partners. He is also responsible for producing monthly forecasts and yearly budgets for all locations as well as performing quantitative analysis on business mix, rates and volume.
Watson assists each business unit director to address measurable financials metrics and evaluate market trends. Specifically, for Ovation Donor Services and the Center for Surrogate Parenting, Watson evaluates business performance and identifies ways to make improvements to optimize current services and offerings. In addition, Watson works with the operations directors to ensure each IVF lab is performing optimally.
Before joining Ovation in March 2021, Watson worked in several areas of finance, including public accounting, investment banking and healthcare. This experience helped him discover that his passion lies in healthcare, as he enjoys working with teammates who are focused on providing the best patient care and experience possible.
Watson earned his Master of Business Administration with an accountancy concentration from Eastern Illinois University. He also has a Bachelor of Science in business and accounting from Eastern Illinois University.