Kristina Arnette Recognized as a Best in Finance by Louisville Business First
BEST IN FINANCE: Kristina Arnette
Kristina Arnette, senior vice president of Finance and Development, Confluent Health
Years in the industry: 24 years in accounting and finance; 13 years in health care
Years in current job: 13
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling and spending time with my kids and Labradoodle
What have you learned the most about yourself during the pandemic?
I have learned not to sweat the small stuff — being a Type A, Enneagram One, perfectionism is the standard. But through Covid, I learned that things aren’t always perfect, and we had to be flexible in ways we’d never encountered before. The world doesn’t stop turning if things aren’t exactly as one might expect.
I am exceptionally proud of our finance team at Confluent Health and how we performed during Covid, not missing a beat with all of the challenges from regulatory changes related to government incentive programs to finding the balance with the team working from home and hitting our stride as we expanded through several new partnerships in 2020.
If a movie were made about your career, what would it be called and what actor would play you?
I would call it “The Climb” as I’ve held a number of different roles working my way up to this position at Confluent Health, and it would star Reese Witherspoon, for no other reason than she is my favorite actress and doesn’t seem to take herself too seriously.
What has been a turning point in your career and what made it so important?
I would have to say that the turning point in my career was when I came to work for Larry Benz in 2007. I have been afforded many opportunities and served in several different roles and capacities within the organization during my tenure, all of which has allowed me to grow in several different areas under the finance umbrella: accounting, financial planning and analysis, M&A and most recently delving into a project management office role.