Joel C. Colbourn, CPA, MBA

Lease Accounting Director – Swenson Advisors
Ph: (619) 237-3400 x 107
Fax: (619) 237-3401


Joel Colbourn is a finance/treasury professional with more than 20 years of experience directing accounting and finance operations in global organizations. Joel’s experience covers various industries including services, aerospace and defense, technical services and solutions, technology and consumer products.

Professional Experience

  • Swenson Advisors, LLP – Lease Accounting Director, 2019 – Present
  • Resources Global Professionals – Consultant, 2015-2018
  • Science Applications Internal Corporation (SAIC) – VP & Treasury Director for Credit and Compliance Initiative, VP & Assistant Treasurer, 1997-2013
  • Previous Experience:
    • Teledyne, Inc. – Assistant Treasurer; Internal Audit Manager
    • Van de Kamp’s Holland Dutch Bakers – VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer
    • Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young), Los Angeles – Audit Manager

Education and Credentials

  • Certified Public Accountant – State of California
  • MBA in Accounting, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business – Los Angeles
  • BS in Finance and Accounting, University of California – Berkeley
  • Community Leadership: President (five years)/Lifetime Member – PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre