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Management

Michael M. Aiello, CPA, Managing Partner

Mike has more than 15 years of public and private accounting experience. Since June 2011, he has been the Managing Partner of Centri Business Consulting, LLC, a rapidly growing consulting firm that assists public companies with the preparation of periodic reports required to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002. The firm also assists its clients of varying shapes and sizes with Transaction Advisory, IPO Readiness and Technical Accounting Research services.

Prior to his time with Centri, he was Capital Gold Corporation’s Corporate Controller from 2007 until their sale to Gammon Gold in a $420 million deal in 2011. During this period the Company had tremendous growth and included continuous due diligence efforts on its acquisitions as well as an up listing and bell ringing on the New York Stock Exchange.  In this role, his responsibilities also included functioning as Director of Internal Controls as well as Director of Financial Reporting. In this position, he also developed procedures and work paper packages in order to close the books on a timely basis at both the Corporate and International locations. He developed, implemented, and documented all internal controls entity wide. In addition, he completed testing of the International internal controls and coordinated testing of the corporate internal controls. He also prepared quarterly and annual financial statements for inclusion in the Company’s SEC filings of Form 10-Q and Form 10-K. In addition to preparing the aforementioned documents for filing with the SEC, he also prepared proxy filings associated with Annual Meetings as well as Mergers & Acquisitions.

Prior to his time with Capital Gold, he was an Assurance Manager with BDO USA, LLP where he managed several large public and private engagements across various industries including Life Sciences, Technology, Manufacturing and Real Estate just to name a few.  In addition, Mike was the office expert on Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 and managed the office’s largest clients. Prior to his time with BDO, Mike was an Audit and Accounting Senior at Maillie, Falconiero & Company. He received a B.S. in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael M. Aiello, CPA

Managing Partner


Gerald R. Wik, CPA, Partner

Gerald has more than 14 years of public and private accounting experience. In 2012, Gerald joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as a Director and became a Partner in 2013. While with Centri, he has assisted many clients with their revenue recognition and financial reporting challenges, technical accounting whitepapers, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance.  He has also supported clients’ strategic growth initiatives, through IPO and M&A readiness projects. Gerald works with public issuers, as well as pre-IPO and privately-owned companies across numerous industries.

Prior to his time with Centri, he was an Assurance Manager with BDO USA, LLP where he managed several large public and private engagements. He has managed and performed audit services for both public and privately-owned companies, including audits of internal control over financial reporting. While at BDO, Gerald also instructed several internal courses including, among others, revenue recognition and updates to accounting and auditing guidance, and performed internal inspections of audit engagements performed by other offices.

Before his career at BDO, Gerald was an Assurance Staff at Baker Tilly. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Shippensburg University in 2003 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is active on several committees of the PICPA. In connection with his active participation in PICPA events, the Emerging CPA Committee and the Insurance Conference Planning Committee, Gerald received the “40 under 40: Members to Watch” Award in 2011.

Gerald R. Wik, CPA

Partner


Stephan W. Parico, Partner

Steve has over 35 years of public and private accounting experience, serving public and privately owned companies. He has worked with a wide range of industries including manufacturing, gaming and entertainment, video/DVD retail and rental, telecommunications resellers, real estate developers and home builders. He also specialized in emerging growth technology companies, business development companies, private investment partnerships, E-commerce ventures and family owned businesses. Steve combines a strong audit and accounting background with an ability to identify, address and resolve issues which are essential to the entrepreneur. Steve’s experience includes significant involvement with public companies and the reporting issues facing these companies. He has worked with numerous private companies and counseled management on going public issues. He is familiar with and worked on many private and public offerings of securities. He has strong experience with IPO’s as well as private placements.

Most recently, Steve served as a Partner with RSM US, LLP from 2008 to 2015, retiring in 2015. Prior to RSM, Steve was employed by BDO US, LLP from 1991 to 2007, where he became a partner in 1999 and was the managing partner of the Philadelphia office audit practice from 2004 to 2006. In his career, he has served as a CFO for Transducer Systems, Inc., a publicly traded international manufacturing company, from 1981 to 1985, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Early Stage East, one of the largest geographic venture capital showcases, from 2000 to 2015, and project manager for many consultative assignments.

Steve has also served for two years as a discussion leader for seminars for the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants on courses related to Quality Control in public accounting firms and has authored articles on this topic and articles on the business challenges facing middle market companies. During this time frame, he also performed quality reviews of local accounting firms for the PICPA. He received a B.S. in accounting from The University of Delaware in 1978 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Stephan W. Parico

Partner


Jaime Krug, CPA, Partner

Jaime has more than 10 years of public accounting and consulting experience. Centri Business Consulting, LLC welcomed Jaime to their consulting team in June of 2014.  Since then, she has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, including documenting the accounting treatment of various complex transactions and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including S-1, 8-k, 10-Q, and 10-k filings. Jaime has assisted clients of various sizes with the implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs in accordance with the criteria set forth by the 2013 Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). Jaime has also assisted management in preparing for the yearend audit by compiling workpaper documentation, preparing technical accounting memos, and corresponding with the audit team.

Prior to her time with Centri, Jaime was an Assurance Manager with BDO USA, LLP where she managed several private and public engagements for clients in a variety of industries including long term care insurance, medical malpractice insurance, distribution, retail, radio, and technology and life sciences.  Her experience includes both publicly and privately held companies with domestic and international operations, including audits of internal controls over financial reporting. While at BDO, Jaime instructed several internal courses for local offices in the greater Philadelphia area and at BDO national milestone trainings which included updates to accounting and auditing guidance.

Before her career at BDO, Jaime received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from West Chester University in 2006 and is a Certified Public Accountant.  She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Young Professionals Network of Philadelphia, and is an active member of the PICPA’s Emerging CPAs Committee.  In connection with her active participation in PICPA events and the Emerging CPAs Committee, Jaime received the PICPA “Young Leaders” Award in 2013.

Jaime Krug, CPA

Partner


Guy Abramovitz, CPA, Partner

Guy is a seasoned finance and operations executive with more than 20 years of experience who leads Centri Business Consulting’s CFO Advisory Services practice.  In this role, Guy supports companies with fractional or temporary CFO work, as well as assisting clients in all aspects of M&A transactions, both on the buy and sell side.

Prior to joining Centri Business Consulting, Guy was the VP of Finance and Accounting for Veterinary Practice Partners (“VPP”), a Private Equity backed management company focused on rolling up veterinary hospitals.  Guy was responsible for the finance and accounting of the company, and all of its partner hospitals, and was also integrally involved in VPP’s business development efforts. Guy oversaw the company’s growth from seven hospitals and $11 million in revenue in January 2014, to 35 hospitals with approximately $70 million of annualized revenue in early 2017, and was key to its successful recapitalization in July 2016.

Prior to VPP, Guy was the COO / CFO of a regional accounting firm, where he also worked as a fractional CFO for a handful of the firm’s clients. Guy established monthly management reporting, assisted with bank financing, and led the acquisition, new business line analysis, and forecasting efforts for the firm’s larger clients.

Guy began his career in audit at Arthur Andersen, and transitioned to transaction advisory services, where he worked for eight years, most recently with Ernst & Young and Duff & Phelps. As a due diligence professional, Guy partnered with private equity firms, and strategic buyers and sellers, with a focus on technology, software and services businesses.  He led engagements ranging in size from approximately five million, to over two billion dollars in revenue.

Guy received a BBA in Accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business Honors Program in 1997, and an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. Guy is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Guy Abramovitz, CPA

Partner


Gerald Cullins, Partner

Jerry Cullins is a Partner in Centri’s Philadelphia Office leading the firm’s valuation practice. With almost twenty years of valuation experience, he has analyzed and valued companies for numerous purposes participating in a wide variety of industries including technology, life sciences, energy, retail and manufacturing.

He has conducted valuations of the securities and intangible assets of public and private corporations, partnership interests and Subchapter S corporations for purposes including IRC 409a, ASC 820, ASC 805 and ASC 350, acquisition/divestiture, fairness opinions, reorganizations, estate planning, and regulatory compliance. Jerry has prepared valuations of business enterprises, capital stock and stock options for purposes such as mergers and acquisitions and recapitalizations. During his career, he has also provided valuation advisory services to client companies for strategic planning purposes and pre-acquisition purchase price allocation analysis.

In addition, Jerry also has a broad range of experience valuing a wide range of complex derivatives, including adjustable stock options and warrants, restricted stock units, performance-based shares, convertible debt instruments and other hedging instruments.

Prior to joining Centri, Jerry was a Director with GBQ Consulting.  Previous positions include Vice President with BDO Valuation Advisors, LLC in Philadelphia, where he provided valuation services to client companies and provided audit support in the review of a variety of third-party analyses including derivatives including SWAP, foreign exchange and oil and natural gas futures, among others. Prior to BDO Valuation Advisors, Jerry was a Manager with CBIZ Valuation Group.

Jerry received a BA at Richard Stockton College and completed graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.   He is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers.

Gerald Cullins

Partner


Fritz Schaudies, CPA, Director

Fritz joined as Director in January, 2014. Prior to joining Centri Business Consulting, LLC, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Midway Gold Corp from March 2011 through May 2013 and in an interim capacity from August through December 2013, where he assisted Midway in its advance from a small exploration stage mining company into the development stage and assisted Midway in raising $85 million of equity funding. For several years prior to joining Midway, Mr. Schaudies provided consulting services to mining clients in Mexico and the U.S, including assisting with the development, construction and operation of a gold mine in Mexico. Prior to that he held such other positions as:Manager, Planning and Budgeting for Newmont Mining Corporation; Manager of Estimating, Cost Control &Scheduling for Echo Bay Mines Ltd; Controller of Arch of West Virginia, a coal mining subsidiary of Arch Minerals Corporation; held various positions at Morrison Knudsen Corporation (MK) (ultimately acquired by URS Corporation),including Financial Manager in their commercial real estate development subsidiary and Senior Estimator in MK’s Mining Group preparing mine economic feasibility studies for their clients; and held various positions in the Midwestern Region of the Consolidation Coal Company (now Consol Energy) including accountant, reclamation supervisor, health and safety technician and environmental technician.

Fritz brings more than 36 years of accounting, finance and other experience in the mining industry ranging from small exploration companies to large-scale international mining operations, predominately in the coal and gold sectors.  Additionally, he brings nearly 10 years of accounting and finance experience in commercial and residential real estate development. He completed extensive graduate-level studies in accounting at the University of Colorado – Denver, holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Boise State University, graduated cum laude from Wheeling College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – Accounting, and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Botany from Ohio University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado, is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Fritz Schaudies, CPA

Director


Harry Mumma, CISA, CRISC, Director

Harry has more than 25 years of internal audit and public accounting experience.  Harry joined Centri in October 2017 to support their SOX and Internal Audit practices.  Harry also will be using his vast IT experience to assist companies at the CIO level.

Prior to his time with Centri, Harry has served as the Chief Audit Executive for several publicly-traded and privately-held companies including: Crown Holdings, FXI, Tekni-Plex, and most recently The J. G. Wentworth Company.  Harry has implemented SOX and started the Internal Audit function at several companies.  Harry’s unique style of Internal Audit has led him to be involved in several company-wide projects to remediate findings identified by the Internal Audit function.

During his tenure at Tekni-Plex, Harry served as the Vice President – Information Technology for close to two years.  In this position, he was the project manager on the ERP implementation of Infor’s LN system and supervised the day-to-day IT activities.  Harry has served as the project manager of 4 ERP implementations as well as the Y2K project and Euro implementation at Crown.

From 2013 to 2015, Harry founded and ran his own firm – Gradum Consulting.

Harry received a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in Mathematics and was a member of the Mathematics Honor Society (Pi Mu Epsilon).   Harry was certified as a CISA in 1995 and received his CRISC certification in 2011.

Harry Mumma, CISA, CRISC

Director


Christopher Mora, CPA, Senior Manager

Christopher joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in July 2015. While with Centri, he has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, including documenting the accounting treatment of various complex transactions and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Chris has also assisted clients of various sizes with the implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs in accordance with the criteria set forth by the 2013 Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). In addition, he has assisted multiple companies with their ASC 606 Revenue Recognition impact assessments.

Before joining Centri, Chris was the Accounting Manager for the MandMarblestone Group, LLC, where he was responsible for all areas relating to accounting and internal/external financial reporting, which included developing and maintaining accounting practices and procedures ensuring accurate and timely financial statements. While managing the day-to-day accounting functions, Chris also implemented new processes and procedures to enhance the workflow of the IT department. Prior to his time at MandMarblestone, Chris was an Audit Senior at Friedman LLP. While at Friedman, Chris provided audit and advisory services to both privately held and publically traded companies. He was able to work with a broad range of clients, including those in the real estate, technology and government consulting industries. He executed review and auditing procedures for SEC registrants. He was also involved with full-scope financial management system reviews sanctioned by the Federal Transit Administration of major transportation entities across the United States.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania, and a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Christopher Mora, CPA

Senior Manager


Kurt Becker, CPA, Manager

Kurt joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2016. He has more than 6 years of accounting and financial reporting experience. While with Centri, he has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, including documenting the accounting treatment of various complex transactions and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Kurt has also assisted clients of various sizes with the implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs in accordance with the criteria set forth by the 2013 Internal Control – Integrated Framework issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (“COSO”). In addition, he has assisted multiple companies with their ASC 606 Revenue Recognition impact assessments.

Prior to Joining Centri, Kurt worked in the financial reporting group at EPAM Systems, Inc. At EPAM, Kurt assisted with all aspects of SEC financial reporting process. Prior to EPAM, Kurt was in the SEC Reporting department at PPL Corporation. While at PPL, Kurt was involved with all aspects of the internal and SEC financial reporting process. Kurt’s primary responsibility was assisting in the preparation of the Company’s filing of Form 10-Q and Form 10-K, managing the XBRL process and preparing monthly and quarterly earnings reports for management.

Prior to joining industry, Kurt was an associate with BDO USA, where he provided both audit and tax services to a broad range of clients. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Kutztown University and a Master of Accountancy degree from Villanova University. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2012.

Kurt Becker, CPA

Manager


Susan DiLorenzo, CPA, CGMA, Manager

Susan has more than seven years of accounting and financial reporting experience.  She joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2017 and since then has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting and testing of SOX compliance programs.

Prior to joining Centri, Susan worked as a Senior Accountant for Resource Capital Corp. (NYSE: RSO) and Resource America, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: REXI) in Philadelphia. She managed the accounting functions and financial reporting responsibilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for several business segments including real estate investments, securitizations, and securitization management.  She also assisted in the scheduling and development of staff. In addition, Susan was responsible for the preparation and review of the periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and researched relevant technical accounting issues, working directly with the Controller and CAO.  Prior to her time at Resource, she worked in public accounting and focused on small non-profit audit and tax services.

Susan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Studies with a concentration in Accounting from Richard Stockton College in 2009.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Susan DiLorenzo, CPA, CGMA

Manager


Michael E. Cardello, Business Development Manager

Mike has more than 10 years of business development and sales experience.  Mike joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in October 2015 as the Business Development Manager.  At Centri, Mike is responsible for managing the business development process while creating new client relationships and also servicing current clients for the firm.  Additionally, he is responsible for identifying prospective talented individuals for the firm.

Prior to joining Centri, Mike was a Wholesaler at Resource Real Estate where he prospected and developed relationships within the Independent Broker Dealer channel as well as the Registered Investment Advisor channel.  As a Wholesaler, Mike worked with financial advisors to bring a number of stabilizing product options for their client’s portfolio.  Mike was frequently appointed struggling territories to review their strengths and weaknesses, and through prospecting, qualifying and relationship building, he was able to turn around territories to make them profitable. Mike also trained new Wholesalers and supervised Sales Assistants.

Prior to his time at Resource Real Estate, Mike was an Internal Wholesaler at Lightstone Securities.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Hartwick College and is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration Degree at Holy Family University.

Michael E. Cardello

Business Development Manager


 

Kevin McLaughlin, CPA, Manager

Kevin has five years of public accounting and consulting experience. In December of 2014, he joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and since then, he has assisted numerous clients with the implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs. Kevin has supported clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, including research of complex accounting issues and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has also supported management by compiling corporate governance policies, preparing business Combination memos and workpaper documentation.

Prior to his time with Centri, Kevin was a Semi-Senior at Friedman LLP where he worked on several private and public engagements for clients in a variety of industries including life sciences, technology, real estate, entertainment and financial services. His experience included a focus on emerging growth publicly traded companies where he helped guide various clients through the financial reporting process of going public via reverse merger.

Kevin received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in 2012. He is a member of the Accounting Alumni Group, an Alumni Advisor to current students with an interest in business and is active in business development and networking within the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Kevin McLaughlin, CPA

Manager


Michael Andrusko, CPA, Manager

Mike has over five years of public accounting and consulting experience. In September of 2016, he joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and since then has assisted clients across multiple industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation and the implementation and testing of SOX Compliance programs. In addition, he has assisted multiple companies with their ASC 606 Revenue Recognition impact assessments.

Prior to his time with Centri, Mike was a Senior Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he worked on several private and public engagements for clients in a variety of industries including healthcare, higher education and technology.  Mike was primarily a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. He helped coordinate multiple audit engagements where he managed multiple team members, assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions, and assisted in the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Federal Awards, as well as, audit federal expenditures and provide opinions in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master in Accounting degree from the University of Vermont in 2011 and 2012, respectively, and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Andrusko, CPA

Manager


Andrew Brophy, CPA, Senior Accountant

Andrew has four plus years of public accounting and private industry experience.  He joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in April of 2017.  Andrew supports clients in multiple industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation and implementation and testing of SOX Compliance programs. In addition, he has assisted multiple companies with their ASC 606 Revenue Recognition impact assessments.

Prior to his time with Centri, Andrew was an Assistant Controller for CalAtlantic Homes Philadelphia Division operating in the Delaware Valley.  He managed the accounting and finance staff and all day to day accounting needs for CalAtlantic including financial reporting responsibilities in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, ensuring compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act Section 404, preparing the company’s annual business plan and quarterly forecasts, participated in the underwriting process of future land deals, managed a customer service leadership team, and acted as a public notary for the Division. Prior to working at CalAtlantic he was an Experienced Associate for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and worked primarily in the Asset Management Group but also was involved with clients of various other industries.  He also worked closely with Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund accounting, as well as on several SOX 404 engagements.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and minor in Economics from Temple University in 2012.  He is a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and a notary public in the State of Pennsylvania.  He is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Andrew Brophy, CPA

Senior Accountant


Tori Jancovic, Senior Accountant

Tori has over four years of accounting and financial reporting experience. In October 2016, Tori joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and since then has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting and testing of SOX compliance programs.

Prior to joining Centri, Tori held multiple positions on the financial reporting team at Ascensus, Inc., a privately held financial services company, including reporting directly to the CFO working on M&A activities and supporting Board reporting and consolidated internal management reporting. While at Ascensus, Tori developed the internal financial reporting process for its College Savings division post acquisition and supported Broker Dealer reporting requirements to FINRA.

Tori received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University in 2012 and is a member of the Saint Joseph’s alumni group.

Tori Jancovic

Senior Accountant


Joseph Embleton, Senior Accountant

Joe has three years of public accounting and consulting experience. In October of 2016, he joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and since then has assisted numerous clients with implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs.

Prior to his time with Centri, Joe was a Senior Associate at Grant Thornton, LLP where he worked on several public engagements for clients in a variety of industries including technology, consignment, construction, and energy. Joe was primarily a member of their Governance, Risk, and Compliance group. A major part of his time at Grant Thornton, LLP was spent helping identify and assessing opportunities for improvement and providing recommendations for companies in pursuit of IPOs. He also coordinated multiple SOX engagements and as well as audit engagements during his time with the firm.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Towson University in 2014. He is a member of the Towson Accounting Alumni Group.

Joseph Embleton

Senior Accountant


Yuliya Yildiz, CPA, Experienced Associate

Yuliya has over four years of financial reporting experience in the financial services industry.  She joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, in August of 2017.

Prior to her time with Centri, Yuliya was a Staff Accountant in the Financial Reporting Department at Reliance Standard Life Insurance, where she was responsible for preparing quarterly and annually audited financial statements, notes to the financial statements, MD&A and Offering Memorandum for the company. Yuliya also prepared various journal entries for the month end close processes. Prior to Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Yuliya was a Manager of Accounting at Genji, LLC where she led inventory month end close process and supervised 6 administrators on her team. She partnered with the IT department to develop and implement training processes that improved revenue reporting accuracy. Yuliya also established and created reimbursement process improvements for the company.

Yuliya graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University in 2014.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants.

Yuliya Yildiz, CPA

Experienced Associate


 

Zachery Fender, Experienced Associate

Zachery has over two years of public accounting and consulting experience.  In February 2017, Zachery joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and since then has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation, technical accounting research and the implementation and testing of SOX Compliance programs. Zachery works with public issuers, as well as pre-IPO and privately-owned companies across numerous industries.

Prior to joining Centri, Zachery was an Audit Associate at KPMG where he worked on several public and private engagements for clients in a variety of industries including banking, insurance, healthcare, technologies and higher education. He has performed audit services for both public and privately-owned companies, including audits of internal control over financial reporting.

Zachery received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Montana State University in 2015 and is a member of the Montana State University’s alumni group.

Zachery Fender

Experienced Associate


James Zuraw, CPA, Experienced Associate

Jimmy has over two years of public accounting and consulting experience. He joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in November of 2017, and since then has assisted clients with financial reporting, SOX compliance, technical research, and complex valuations.

Prior to his time with Centri, Jimmy was an Experienced Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, where he worked in assurance for a variety of public and private asset management clients. He specialized primarily in audits of private equity, venture capital, and mutual funds, but also has experience with broker-dealers, real estate investment trusts, fund-of-funds, and other alternative investment funds.

Jimmy received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Economics and Spanish, as well as a Master’s of Accounting degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

James Zuraw, CPA

Experienced Associate


Max Berardis, Associate

Max has over a year of consulting experience. In May of 2016, he joined Centri business Consulting, LLC, and since has assisted clients across several industries with the implementation and testing of SOX compliance programs. Max has supported clients through several industries with their financial reporting requirements, including preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and research on complex accounting issues. He has also supported management by compiling and creating corporate governance policies.

Max received a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University. Max is a member of the West Chester Accounting Alumni Group. Max is also a member of the PICPA and actively in the process of obtaining his CPA License.

Max Berardis

Associate


Kristen Wik, CPA, Controller

In March of 2015, Kristen joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as the Controller. She manages all of Centri’s financial reporting responsibilities, including invoicing, collections, accounts payable, vender management, on-boarding for new team members, payroll, reconciliations and financial statements.

Prior to her time with Centri, Kristen was a Senior Manager with Baker Tilley Virchow Krause, LLP (formally, ParenteBeard LLC) for over 7 years. Kristen was a member of their Healthcare Business Services group. She oversaw multiple healthcare and not-for-profit audit engagements where she managed multiple team members, prepared and assisted in the preparation of financial statements, reviewed and prepared workpapers used to support audit opinions, prepared and assisted in the preparation of the Schedule of Expenditures and Federal Awards, as well as, audit federal expenditures and provide opinions in accordance with the Single Audit Act and OMB Circular A-133. She also prepared and instructed multiple internal training sessions.

While at ParenteBeard, LLC, she participated in the Leadership, Entrepreneurialism and Achievement at ParenteBeard (“LEAP”) program. It is a three-year program led by Penn State instructors in which selected participants acquire the skill set necessary to become an effective leader in today’s competitive, global work environment. She was given the Rising Star Award voted on by her peers at the end of the program.
Kristen received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from West Chester University in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kristen Wik, CPA

Controller


Paula Chaikin, Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator

Paula joined Centri Business Consulting in January, 2017.  She has more than 5 years of Administrative support and Marketing experience.  At Centri, Paula is the Executive Assistant to which she supports team members and manages the day to day operations at the Philadelphia office.  In addition to her administrative support, she handles marketing initiatives for the firm, including managing the Centri Website and coordinating internal/external events.  Paula also manages Centri’s social media presence by conceptualizing and executing social media campaigns including research, content creation, monitoring, optimizing, and reporting.  She assists in analyzing marketing data, such as campaign results and traffic, to help shape future marketing strategies.  She also assists in creating advertising materials such as brochures and newsletters, as well as drafting and editing communications copy.  Paula helps to manage firm events as well by coordinating with external vendors to execute promotional events and campaigns.

Prior to joining Centri, Paula was an Administrative Assistant for Hamilton Lane Advisors in Bala Cynwyd, PA.  There she supported three Vice Presidents and three Principals on the Relationship Management team, and was the main point of contact for their second corporate office location which opened in 2014.  Her many responsibilities included heavy calendar management, booking travel, coordinating Annual Meetings, and handling communications with various clients and team members.

Prior to the above, Paula was the Administrative and Marketing Assistant at Akoi Spa where she successful assisted with the startup and grand opening in March 2014.  At Akoi, Paula led promotion and business development efforts through networking and advertising on social media.  She was responsible for maintaining Akoi’s Facebook and Instagram pages by composing material for their services and special events.  She drafted content for external email communications as well and regularly updated social media platforms. Paula also assisted in maintaining and building client relations by providing information and answers to client questions and requests.

Paula received her Bachelor of Communication Studies from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ in 2012.

Paula Chaikin

Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator