About Us

 

Elevar Business Advisors was started with local, small businesses in mind. We love our community and strive to elevate the businesses that are the heart of New Mexico. With decades of business experience in finance and accounting, human resources, operations, and sales Elevar will bring your organization to the next level.

01.

Strategic

Our clients’ mission becomes our own through comprehensive assessment and development of short and long-term plans to improve operational efficiency and overall financial health.

02.

Professional

We are committed to honesty, integrity, and respect.

03.

ADAPTABLE

Provide creative problem-solving and flexibility to handle the constant change in business, turning challenges into successes.

Our Founder and Staff

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Erin Gandara

Owner, Primary Advisor

Erin has more than twenty years of experience in business & company management, human resources, operational and financial management. This includes seven years as a registered stockbroker, financial manager, and Operations Director for the Southwest Region of Morgan Stanley.

Prior to forming Elevar Business Advisors (EBA), Gandara was with Ambitions Consulting Group (ACG) as their Chief Administrative Officer, a locally owned IT Managed Services Provider, Printing and Consulting company.

Before that, Gandara spent 11 years at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) where she served in many roles over the years including the Leader for the Outsourcing Practice. In this role she also served as the outsourced Controller/CFO for Marble Brewery, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico, Meow Wolf, and the YMCA of Central New Mexico. Previously at CLA, Gandara was the Firm Administrator and Business Operations Manager for CLA, whose predecessor firms were Clifton Gunderson and Meyners + Company.

Current Treasurer and Executive Committee Member for the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and she has held board positions for several well recognized New Mexico organizations.

Behind all the credentials and professional accolades, Erin is also a mother to a beautiful daughter. She enjoys bringing people together and celebrating her hometown of Albuquerque through events and fundraisers.

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Samantha robinson

Operations & Accounting Leader

Samantha has over 15 years of experience with process improvement, operations and accounting.  Working with various industries, including manufacturing and technology.

Prior to joining Elevar Business Advisors (EBA), Robinson was the Supply Chain Supervisor and previously an Accounting Analyst, with 505 Southwestern, a locally operated retail food supplier that had contracts with such retailers as Walmart, Costco and other large conglomerates.

Before that, Robinson worked in various capacities in accounting and finance with CareFusion, which was acquired by International conglomerate Becton, Dickson and Company in 2016.  In her years of operations improvements, project management and accounting, Samantha has reduced her employers expenses by a minimum of 50%, increased on time in full scores by over 40% and increased accounting accuracy to 99% overall within her department.

After years and a plethora of experience in business, Samantha decided to obtain her college degree, all while carrying the responsibilities of Mom, wife, and full time professional.  She graduated as a proud greyhound from Eastern New Mexico University in the spring of 2019 with a bachelors in Business Management.

Behind extensive experience, Samantha is also a mother to two active boys and step-mother to her oldest son.  Samantha loves yoga, hiking and spending time with friends in family loving and exploring her home state and town of Albuquerque, New Mexico.