VP & Controller
Rachel Bell was appointed Vice President and Controller in January 2014. She joined the company as Director of Internal Audit in 2012. Building on a distinguished career in finance and accounting, Rachel is responsible for Virgin America’s day-to-day accounting and financial reporting.
Before joining Virgin America, Rachel was a consultant in the San Francisco office of global business and risk consulting firm Protiviti from 2003 to 2011 and last held the role of Managing Director. At Protiviti, she was responsible for leading clients through financial process improvement efforts. Previously, she held positions of increasing responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Marriott International.
Outside the office, Rachel enjoys surfing, a sport she and her husband picked up after moving to the West coast; a favorite surf spot is Pleasure Point in Santa Cruz.
Rachel holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business.