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Michael M. Aiello

Michael M. Aiello

Michael M. Aiello

CEO & Managing Partner

CPA

 

Mike has more than 19 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 IPO Readiness, Technical Accounting Research, Valuation, and Transaction Advisory 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.

Gerald R. Wik

Gerald R. Wik

Gerald R. Wik

Partner

Accounting & Audit Support Practice Leader

CPA

 

Gerald has more than 15 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 financial reporting challenges, technical accounting whitepapers, and Sarbanes Oxley compliance.  Gerald has assisted many companies with their revenue recognition analyses, which include evaluation of contracts under both FASB Accounting Standard Codification 605 and 606. He has also helped numerous clients with their implementation of new accounting standards, including assessments under the new leasing guidance, FASB Accounting Standard Codification 842.

He has supported clients’ strategic growth initiatives, through IPO and Mergers and Acquisitions readiness projects. While providing sell-side support, he has helped clients increase the closing value of their deal by resolving accounting issues on the front end and ensuring appropriate value adjustments are well supported.  Gerald has also supported client debt or equity fundraising efforts, either with one party, a syndicate, or via crowdfunding, providing support with financial reporting and technical accounting. 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.

Stephan W. Parico

Steve W. Parico

Stephan W. Parico

Partner

CPA

 

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, cryptocurrency funds, telecommunications resellers, real estate developers, and home builders. He also specialized in emerging growth technology companies, business development companies, private investment partnerships,  and family-owned businesses. Steve combines a strong audit and accounting background with an ability to identify, address and resolve issues that 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 ongoing 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.

Jaime Krug

Jaime Krug

Jaime Krug

Partner & Chief Quality Officer

Technical Accounting Practice Leader

CPA

 

Jaime is a Partner and Service Line Leader of the firm’s Technical Accounting Services with more than 14 years of consulting and public accounting experience.  Since joining the firm in June of 2014, she has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including S-1, 8-k, 10-Q, and 10-k filings. Jaime also supports clients with IPO readiness, pre-audit support, and documentation of technical accounting matters with a subject matter focus on complex debt and equity transactions. Additionally, Jaime is the leader of the firm’s ASC 606 Revenue Recognition and ASC 842 Lease accounting task forces, where she guides public and private companies through the implementation of these new standards on both technical and operational matters.

Jaime is Centri’s Chief Quality Officer (“CQO”) in addition to her role as Partner and Service Line Leader of Technical Accounting Services. She is responsible for overseeing the strategic development, processes, and initiatives related to training and growing a team of professionals, both technically and qualitatively while upholding Centri’s commitment to quality of services and client satisfaction.

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 training 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. In connection with her active participation in PICPA events and formerly with the Emerging CPAs Committee, Jaime received the PICPA “Young Leaders” Award in 2013.

Gerald Cullins

Gerald Cullins

Gerald Cullins

Partner

Valuation Practice Leader

 

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 as well as pricing studies for life science companies.

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.

Ryan Starkes

Ryan Starkes

Ryan Starkes

Partner

Life Sciences Practice Leader

CPA 

 

Ryan is a Partner for the firm’s New York Metro-based practice and has more than 25 years of public and private accounting experience. Throughout his career, Ryan has worked with public, privately held and private equity portfolio entities, ranging from pre-IPO entrepreneurial startups to large public multinational corporations aiding, collectively from an audit, consultative and internal perspective, while supporting a multitude of financial accounting advisory, financial reporting and internal control issues and transactions.

As an audit partner at BDO USA, LLP for twelve years (2005-2018), Ryan also served as the National Life Sciences Practice Leader for BDO USA, LLP, and previously as one of its Practice Leaders for the firm’s Technology & Life Sciences Industry Group. Ryan’s prior experience also includes leading the SEC Reporting Group at a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company (2002-2005). Prior to joining Centri, Ryan was a Partner at a technical accounting and consulting firm that provides financial accounting advisory and financial reporting services to private and public companies and pre-IPO companies.

Ryan earned a BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University in 1992 and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the AICPA, New York and New Jersey State Society of Certified Public Accountants. During his time at BDO, Ryan authored many of the life sciences industry publications and was a frequent presenter/moderator/trainer at various internal and external events.  

Christopher Mora

Christopher Mora

Partner

SEC & Capital Markets Practice Leader
Digital Currency Practice Leader

CPA

 

Christopher is a Partner at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and is the leader of the firm’s SEC Financial Reporting, Capital Markets and Digital Currency Practices. He specializes in the delivery of capital market readiness and financial reporting to clients across several industries, including fintech, financial services, life sciences, health/wellness, telecommunications, private equity, real estate, and construction. He regularly advises clients on the accounting treatment of various transactions, including complex debt/equity transactions, business combinations, reverse mergers, revenue recognition, lease accounting and various SEC related issues.

Christopher has led, advised and participated in dozens of IPO, SPAC, and M&A transactions in which he provides pre-audit and technical accounting support, drafts financial statements and Forms S-1, S-4, 10, 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and associated correspondence with the SEC.

Before joining Centri in 2015, Christopher spent time in both private and public accounting. While in private accounting, he was responsible for all areas relating to accounting and internal/external financial reporting. This included developing and maintaining accounting practices and procedures and ensuring accurate and timely financial statements. While managing the day-to-day accounting functions, Christopher also implemented new processes and procedures to enhance the workflow of the IT department.

Christopher began his career in public accounting, where he provided audit and advisory services to both privately held and publicly traded companies. He worked with a broad range of clients and executed review and auditing procedures for SEC registrants. He was involved with full-scope financial management system reviews sanctioned by the Federal Transit Administration of major transportation entities across the United States – Miami Dade Transit, Puerto Rico Maritime Transport Authority, and Capital Area Transit System, Baton Rouge.

Christopher received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania.

Kristen Wik

Kristen Wik

CFO & CPO

CPA

 

In March of 2015, Kristen joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as a Controller and became CFO in 2018. She oversees all of Centri’s finance and administrative functions to ensure reliable and accurate financial data is provided on a timely basis.  She is responsible for the budgeting and forecasting activities, maintaining and overseeing the finance and accounting IT systems, ensuring compliance with various laws and regulations, and overseeing the production of monthly reports including month end close reconciliations. Kristen holds various HR responsibilities as well including on-boarding for new team members, talent retention including Centri’s Mentor Program and benefits management, and various other team engagement projects. Kristen is also Centri’s Chief People Officer (“CPO”) which she is responsible for overseeing the strategy and process related to building and retaining an exceptional team of professionals. She started the first Centri Leadership program in 2019 and manages outsourcing and developing the curriculum for successful leadership at Centri.

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 CFO Alliance.

Jerry Maginnis

Jerry Maginnis

Senior Advisor, Strategy & Growth

CPA

 

Jerry began an advisory relationship with Centri in October 2020, bringing his deep expertise in accounting, advisory and financial services to advise across the firm’s practices, with a focus on strategic growth initiatives.  In this capacity, he provides advisement to senior management and provides guidance to the already rapid growth of the organization.

Previously, Jerry spent 36 years with KPMG in Philadelphia, retiring in September 2015. He served as the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Philadelphia Office, which had over 1,100 partners and employees, from 2006 through 2015. Previously, he spent 5 years as the Partner in Charge of the Firm’s Audit practice in Pennsylvania, overseeing operations in KPMG’s Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh offices.

Since retiring from KPMG, Jerry has joined the Boards of Cohen & Steers Mutual Funds based in New York City. Cohen & Steers is a global investment manager specializing in liquid real assets. He serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee for the Funds, 9 of which are publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Jerry also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee Chairman of inTEST Corporation, a publicly held Technology Company (NTSE: INTT). The Company is a global supplier of precision engineered solutions for use in manufacturing and testing across a wide range of markets including automotive, defense/aerospace, energy, industrial, semiconductor and telecommunications.

He is also a Board Member of the Faith in the Future Foundation and continues to serve on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. Jerry also serves as an Executive in Residence at Rowan University in Southern New Jersey where he chairs the University’s Accounting Advisory Board.

Previously, Jerry served as the President of the 22,000 member Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, a member of the CEO Council for Growth, a member of the Board of Trustees of Gwynedd-Mercy University and Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School and on the Boards of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation and the Union League of Philadelphia.

Jerry received the Father of the Year award from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Diabetes Association in 2009. In 2011, he received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the PICPA as well as the Breath of Life award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In 2015, he received the Heart of Philadelphia award from the American Heart Association and in 2017 he received the Medal of Excellence award from Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business. In 2018, Jerry received the Taoiseach Award for exceptional business leadership and compassion from the Irish American Business Chamber & Network of Philadelphia.

Jerry graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. Joseph’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mihir Jhaveri

Mihir Jhaveri

Managing Director

Risk Advisory Practice Leader

CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, CITP, CGMA

 

Mihir joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in October 2018 as a Director in our Risk Management Practice. He has over 15 years of experience helping large Fortune 500 publicly-traded and private companies drive process improvement, minimize company risks, and enhance corporate governance. He has significant experience in managing audits and advisory projects including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 Compliance, financial, operational, IT, and system implementation reviews. His experience spans across multiple industries including Retail, Technology, Fashion, Personal Care & Beauty, and Financial Services.

Prior to joining Centri, Mihir worked at Vanguard, a $5 trillion asset management company, as a subject matter expert to share insights and best practices in building a SOX compliance program. He also served as a risk advisor to other large enterprise-wide initiatives. Additionally, he was responsible for managing risk-based integrated operational audits focusing on a variety of risks including operational, strategic, financial reporting, regulatory, technology, fraud, third-party, liquidity, credit risks, etc. He was responsible for training a large internal audit department on financial reporting risks and building a program to support this initiative.

Prior to Vanguard, Mihir was responsible for managing the SOX Program Management Office (PMO) at Qualcomm, a large publicly traded company, where he laid out a strategy to revamp their SOX program in accordance with the COSO 2013 Integrated Internal Controls framework. He served as a risk and control advisor to many large system implementations and merger/acquisition integrations.

Prior to Qualcomm, he held different roles in managing SOX, IT, and operational audits at L Brands (formerly Limited Brands, Inc) and Staples, Inc. He also spent 2 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in the Risk Assurance practice in 2004 when SOX compliance became a federal requirement for public traded companies. During his time at PwC, he served large companies in the technology, retail, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to provide guidance on SOX 404 compliance.

Mihir received his M.S. in Accounting and B.S. in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley College. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of Ohio.

Ray Zaso

Ray Zaso

Managing Director

Human Resources Advisory Practice Leader

 

Ray has more than 30 years of Human Resources and Finance Strategy, Business Transformation and Technology Consulting experience. Throughout his career, he has assisted domestic and global clients address a wide range of challenges, including operations improvement, merger integration, and technology adoption. He has delivered program management support, technology strategies, effectiveness and efficiency studies, outsourcing studies, evaluations & selections, 3rd party service provider, HR/Finance Shared Service Centers, and ERP systems implementations.

Prior to joining Centri, Ray was a Principal at KPMG and Deloitte, and a Managing Director at BearingPoint in Philadelphia, PA.  Ray held several leadership roles at these firms as the Practice Leader for the North American Human Resources Practice, eWorkForce Solutions Practice, and Oracle Solutions Practice.

A priority for Ray is providing service that exceeds client expectations. Throughout his career, Ray has worked in industries including financial services, retail, technology, life sciences, healthcare, higher education, manufacturing, and government organizations.

Ray graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of White Plains – Pace University.

John Capecci

John Capecci

Senior Director, Quality

CPA

 

John has over 30 years of public accounting and advisory experience. Throughout his career, John has served numerous private and public multi-national clients in various industries including Life Sciences, Healthcare, Industrial Markets, and Consumer Markets. John also brings deep expertise in risk management, professional practice, internal inspections, and other quality control related areas. In his role with the firm, John performs quality control reviews of technical accounting deliverables addressing a broad range of areas as well as of financial reporting deliverables to be included in our client’s various SEC filings. John works closely with the firms’ Chief Quality Officer on various risk management and related matters included within the firm’s system of quality control.

Previously, John spent 38 years with KPMG. During his career with KPMG, John held various leadership positions and successfully served clients and performed professional practice roles in the Firm’s Washington DC, Short Hills, Princeton, San Francisco, and Philadelphia offices, and in the Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group (AQ&PPG) in New York. While in the AQ&PPG, John was a leader in the Internal Inspections program. John also served as the Business Unit Professional Practice Partner (BU PPP) for the Washington Federal and New Jersey Business Units where he provided oversight and guidance related to accounting, internal control over financial reporting, auditing, and reporting issues, and forensic investigations to the partners and other professionals in the Business Unit. John was also designated as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG and was involved in numerous initial and secondary public stock offerings, public and exempt debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures and carve-outs.

John graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from LaSalle University, magna cum laude and is a Certified Public Accountant in Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve Rathjen

Steve Rathjen

Senior Director, Quality

CPA, CIA

Steve has over 30 years of public accounting and advisory experience. Throughout his career, Steve has served numerous private and public multi-national clients in various industries including Energy, Industrial Markets, and Consumer Markets.  Steve also brings deep expertise in researching highly detailed accounting and reporting requirements for complex business transactions to provide nuanced assessments and advice regarding accounting, reporting, risk assessment, and related matters. In his role with the firm, Steve performs quality control reviews of technical accounting deliverables addressing a broad range of areas as well as of financial reporting deliverables to be included in our client’s various SEC filings. He works closely with the firms’ Chief Quality Officer on various risk management and related matters included within the firm’s system of quality control.

Previously, Steve spent 18 years with KPMG.  During his career with KPMG, Steve successfully served clients across practices in the Firm’s Kansas City, Denver, and Philadelphia offices, leveraging his extensive knowledge of auditing and accounting standards.  Additionally, Steve was designated as an SEC Reviewing Partner at KPMG.

Steve began his career at Arthur Andersen in Omaha, where he first developed his interest in energy, moving from working with small public utilities in Iowa to the power companies serving Chicago, Portland, OR, and Kansas City. During his time at the firm, he distinguished himself by earning a top score on the Certified Internal Auditors Exam.

Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and Nebraska, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor.

Dan Owens

Dan Owens

Senior Director

CPA

 

Dan has over 30 years of public and industry accounting experience, serving public and privately-owned companies with domestic and multi-national operations.  He has worked with a wide range of industries including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, healthcare providers, equipment dealers, professional service providers, mining, and not-for-profit entities.  Dan has experience with accounting and financial reporting requirements under both US GAAP and IFRS.

Prior to joining Centri, he spent most of his career in public accounting most recently with BDO USA LLP as an Audit Partner.  Prior to BDO he spent five years with PwC and thirteen with E&Y.  At BDO, he served as the Practice Office Assurance Director for Philadelphia office assisting the assurance team with technical accounting and financial reporting issues, application of audit methodology, and related training.  His experience included evaluating and testing internal controls in a Sarbanes Oxley environment, financial due diligence of acquisition targets, public and private placement offerings and other assurance services.  Dan also worked in industry as a V.P. of Finance for a health system in the Philadelphia area where he was responsible for supervising a team to close and analyze the financial statements.

He received a B.S. in Business Administration with a major in accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Fritz Schaudies

Fritz

Fritz Schaudies

Director

CPA

 

Fritz joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as Director in January 2014. Before that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Midway Gold Corp from March 2011 through May 2013. He served in an interim capacity from August through December 2013, assisting Midway in its advance from a small exploration stage mining company into the development stage. He helped Midway to raise $85 million in 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 other positions, such as:Manager of 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;. He also worked at Morrison Knudsen Corporation (MK) (ultimately acquired by URS Corporation) where he served in positions ,including Financial Manager in their commercial real estate development subsidiary and Senior Estimator in MK’s Mining Group where he prepared mine economic feasibility studies for their clients. He also worked in the Midwestern Region of the Consolidation Coal Company (now Consol Energy) where he served in various positions, 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, predominantly 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 degree 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 and is a member of the American Society of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Charles Higgins

Charles Higgins

Director

CFA

 

Charles is a Director in Centri’s valuation practice with more than 25 years of experience providing a variety of valuation and opinion services for clients, both nationally and internationally.  His skillset spans across a wide variety of industries, including technology, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, professional services, and alternative energy.

He has provided fairness and solvency opinions in connection with going private transactions, spin-offs, related-party transactions, recapitalizations, and restructurings.  In addition, Charles has conducted valuations for financial reporting purposes under ASC 820, ASC 805, ASC 350, ASC 360, ASC 718, and ASC 842. He is also experienced in valuing a wide range of complex derivatives, including options, warrants, restricted stock units, performance-based shares, convertible debt instruments and other fixed income securities. Charles also has expertise in performing valuations for IRC 409A and estate and gift tax planning.

Prior to joining Centri, Charles was a Director with CBIZ Valuation Group, LLC.

Charles is a CFA® charter holder and is a member of the CFA Society Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Estate Planning Council, BioNJ, and the Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies.

Charles has a Master of Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Information Management from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Rider University.

Derek Kearns

Derek Kearns

Director

CPA

 

Derek joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in September 2020 and brings over 20 years of accounting experience in both public and private industries. He has significant experience with international public filers in the technology, media and telecommunications sector, the mining industry and merchant services, as well as experience in the cannabis industry, manufacturing and employee benefit plans.  Derek’s focus has been on Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings, including IPO registration statements, accounting for complex debt and equity transactions, business combination accounting, as well as international consolidations.

Prior to joining Centri, Derek was in charge of the reporting and technical accounting functions at Mile High Labs, an international cannabinoid and CBD product manufacturer. While at Mile High Labs, he guided the company through their initial financial statement audits and adoption of ASC 606 while also documenting the accounting for multiple debt and equity transactions, business combinations, including down-stream mergers, and stock compensation plans.

Before working in the cannabis industry, Derek founded his own consulting firm where he assisted one of the world’s largest international cable and broadband companies on various financial reporting, acquisition integration and international consolidations projects. He also led the establishment of financial reporting departments at several of his client’s joint venture companies overseas.

Derek has held management positions at multiple Fortune 250 companies as well as a public gold exploration company, overseeing SEC reporting and technical accounting functions. Derek began his career with Deloitte where he spent six years in the audit and assurance practice.

He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado.

Greg Stowe

Greg Stowe

Director

 

Greg Stowe joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as a Director in the valuation practice in September 2020.  He has over 20 years of valuation experience and has assisted clients in numerous industries including energy services, energy storage and transportation, manufacturing and distribution, technology, and retail and consumer products.  He has provided opinions of value for the equity and debt securities, as well as the intangible assets of public and private companies.  His work is typically used for financial reporting (ASC 350/360, ASC 805/820, ASC 842, and ASC 718) purposes. He also provides valuation opinions for corporate tax restructurings, gift and estate tax reporting, fairness opinions, pre-acquisition analyses, and pricing studies for internal management planning.

Prior to joining Centri, Greg was a Director at BDO USA, LLP where he managed the Dallas valuation practice.  In this role, he provided valuation services to client companies and audit support in the review of third-party valuations.  Prior to BDO, he worked with American Appraisal Associates, as well as Ernst & Young.

Greg has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in Finance from Georgia State University.

Katherine Pastor

Katherine Pastor

Director

CPA

 

Katherine joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in October 2020 and brings over 14 years of accounting advisory and audit experience. She has significant experience with the financial services sector with a specialization in the insurance industry. Katherine’s focus is assisting clients with technical accounting, including the adoption of emerging accounting standards, business combinations, and conversions to US GAAP. Additionally, she has an understanding of internal controls and process improvement. Katherine has experience with accounting and financial reporting under US GAAP, IFRS, and insurance statutory accounting.

Prior to joining Centri, Katherine was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young (EY) as part of the financial accounting advisory practice. At EY, Katherine led cross-functional teams to support accounting and finance related services for large global organizations and mid-size firms. She recently has focused on the emerging accounting standards for insurance contracts under both US GAAP and IFRS.

Katherine began her career in the audit practice at EY, including a two-year global exchange rotation to Canada in 2009.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

Rikki Williams

Rikki Williams

Director

CPA

 

Rikki joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in November 2020 and brings over 13 years of public and private accounting experience.

Prior to joining Centri, Rikki served as Vice President, Finance & Accounting at Remine Inc., a property tech SaaS start-up located in Vienna, VA. In this position, he was responsible for directing all aspects of accounting operations, overseeing all transactions related to general ledger, receivables, payables, payroll, and financial reporting. He also analyzed the company’s financial results with respect to profits, trends, costs and compliance with budgets, provided strategic guidance around capital financing options to support company growth needs, managed all tax planning and compliance with all required federal, state, local, payroll, property and other applicable taxes and cash management and treasury functions of the company. During his time at Remine, Rikki led a Series A capital raise in the amount of $30.0 million.

Prior to his time at Remine, Rikki spent 10 years in public accounting, most recently as a Director in PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services practice. In this role, Rikki provided accounting advisory services to clients to help them understand the accounting and financial reporting consequences of complex and sophisticated financial structures employed in mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and financing transactions. Further, Rikki became a SME regarding share-based compensation, business combination, and revenue recognition transactions. In addition, Rikki also helped clients access the debt and equity capital markets in the US by providing them with technical and project management advice on accounting and financial reporting issues associated with the SEC registration process, Initial Public Offerings, 144a debt and equity offerings, and divestitures and carve-outs.

He received his Master’s and B.S. in Accounting & Information Systems from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Schetlick

Michael Schetlick

Director

CPA

 

Michael joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in March 2019 and brings significant public accounting and consulting experience serving companies with both domestic and international operations in various industries, including life sciences, technology, and consumer products. He has extensive knowledge in the application of US and International accounting standards.

Michael advises and assists clients with technical research and prepares technical white papers on a variety of topics, including complex debt and equity transactions, business combinations, as well as coaching clients on the implementation of emerging accounting standards. Michael supports clients with the preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and often advises clients during their Initial Public Offering process.

Prior to joining Centri, Michael spent over ten years at Deloitte where he served as a Senior Manager in the Audit & Assurance practice in the Tri-State area, with a focus on clients in a variety of industries, including retail, consumer products and life sciences. While at Deloitte, he led both financial statement and internal control audits for large multi-national public companies filing with the SEC.

Michael also spent two years of his career with Deloitte UK, in the Audit & Assurance practice, where he led international integrated audits and statutory financial statement audits. Michael also supported key client relationships and the related audit work primarily related to integrated audits of the consolidated financial statements and internal control over financial reporting for subsidiaries of US registrants.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Seton Hall University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and is an active member of the AICPA.

Tori Jancovic

T Jancovic

Tori Jancovic

Director

Accounting & Audit Support Practice

CPA

 

Tori has over seven years of accounting and financial reporting experience. Since joining Centri Business Consulting, LLC in October 2016, she has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting, acquisition accounting process integration and technical accounting research needs. This includes a strong focus on clients in the life sciences and technology sectors.

In addition to accounting for complex transactions and IPO and M&A readiness projects, Tori has assisted clients of various sizes and across multiple industries with pre-audit support preparation, and the implementation 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. In those positions, she reported directly to the CFO working on M&A activities and supported 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. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

Curtis Farrow

Curtis Farrow

Curtis Farrow

Director

CPA, ASA

 

Curtis is a Director in Centri’s valuation practice with extensive expertise providing a wide variety of valuation services for clients, both nationally and internationally, across a wide variety of industries, including software, life sciences, healthcare, manufacturing, wholesaling, professional services, telecommunications, and financial services.

He has conducted valuations for financial reporting purposes under ASC 820, ASC 805, ASC 350, ASC 360, ASC 718, and ASC 842. In addition, Curtis is experienced in 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. Curtis also has expertise in performing valuations for IRC 409A, estate and gift tax, and ESOPs.

Prior to joining Centri, Curtis was a Manager with CFGI, LLC. Previous positions include Manager with GBQ Consulting, LLC, an associate at CBIZ, and an analyst at Harper Hofer & Associates, LLC. He performed valuations for financial reporting, tax planning and compliance, strategic planning, ESOPs, and litigation support.

In addition to having an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), he also holds an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation from The Appraisal Foundation. Curtis is a member of the PICPA and serves on its Greater Philadelphia Executive Committee. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Estate Planning Council.

Curtis earned an MBA in Financial Analysis and Financial Management from the University of Colorado in 2013 and a BBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Colorado in 2008.

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin

Kevin McLaughlin

Director

Cannabis Practice

CPA

 

Kevin is a Director at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and a leader in the Cannabis Practice. He has over 8 years of public accounting and consulting experience. Since joining Centri in December 2014, Kevin has supported clients in several industries focusing primarily in life sciences, technology, software, mining and cannabis. Kevin specializes in supporting clients with documenting the accounting treatment of various transactions, including complex debt and equity analysis, acquisition accounting process integration, and due diligence. He also performs IPO and M&A readiness services and supports clients with their financial reporting requirements, preparing periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including S-1, S-4, 8-K, Proxy, 10-Q, 10-K, and Form 10 filings.

Prior to his time with Centri, Kevin was a 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. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mike Andrusko

Michael Andrusko

Michael Andrusko

Director

Digital Currency Practice

CPA

 

Michael is a Director at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and is also a leader in the firm’s Digital Currency Practice. He joined Centri in September 2016 and has assisted clients across several industries, including digital currency/fintech, financial services, life sciences, private equity, health care, food/beverage, government contracting, and construction. Michael specializes in helping the firm’s clients document the accounting treatment of various transactions, including complex debt and equity analysis, business combinations and acquisition accounting process integration. He also prepares periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including S-1, 8-K, Proxy, Form 10, Form 4, 10-Q and 10-K filings, along with IPO readiness.

In addition to accounting for complex transactions and preparation of SEC filings, Michael has assisted clients of various sizes and across multiple industries with their financial reporting requirements, and pre-audit support preparation. Additionally, Mike is a leader in the firm’s ASC 606 Revenue Recognition task force, where he guides public and private companies through implementation of the new standard on both technical and operational matters.

Prior to his time with Centri, Michael 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 numerous 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’s degree in Accounting from the University of Vermont in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Elad Yagur

Elad Yagur

Director of Technology and Information Systems

 

Elad joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 and has more than 19 years of information technology and operational services leadership experience.  In his role as Director of Technology and Information Systems, he is responsible for providing the vision for the firm’s technology infrastructure.  He sources and implements new software and hardware, identifies vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement, researches and recommends new technology solutions to support Centri’s goals.  Elad collaborates with executive management to achieve Centri’s goals and objectives in a secure and efficient way.

Prior to joining Centri, Elad spent 17 years at OmniComp Inc. He first joined as a Service Manager, and then spent 9 years as the Director of Technology Operations. In this role, Elad was an integral part of Omnicomps’ growth and helped the company become one of the top IT managed services providers in the Delaware Valley. Elad orchestrated all IT operations projects and services provided to companies in the healthcare, law, manufacturing, and financial services industries. He developed IT strategies and infrastructure plans while focusing on IT key performance indicators.

Elad implemented various projects including financial software migrations and implementations, network topology integrations, private and public cloud deployments, MDM rollouts, and on-premises virtual environment implementations.

Elad received his Bachelor of Science degree from Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA.

Amanda Zeigler

Amanda Zeigler

Amanda Zeigler

Director of Marketing

 

In August of 2019, Amanda Zeigler joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as the Director of Marketing. In her role, she develops clear, actionable marketing plans for Centri’s service lines of business, oversees the Marketing team and manages content development, social media presence and public relations efforts that implement Centri’s brand strategy and awareness. Amanda works cross functionally with business development, talent acquisition and leadership teams to achieve Centri’s overall objectives.

Prior to joining Centri, Amanda spent over 20 years in the retail and wholesale industries focusing on marketing strategy, relationship building, internal and external communications, event planning, and brand positioning. Most recently, Amanda was the Brand Director for Sorrelli, a national fashion jewelry brand. Prior to her role as Brand Director, she held a variety of roles within the jewelry company including Director of Marketing and Director of Sales.

Amanda received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from Shippensburg University in 1998.

Melissa Culbertson

Melissa Culbertson

Melissa Culbertson

Director of Human Resources

 

In September of 2019, Melissa Culbertson joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as the Director of Human Resources. In her role, she develops best in class standards for cultivating talent and employee benefits programs at Centri.  She oversees all day to day activities for the human resource department including talent acquisition, the employee lifecycle, employee engagement and compliance. She works cross functionally with the leadership teams to achieve Centri’s overall objectives.

Melissa brings almost 20 years of Human Resource experience to Centri, working in both private and public companies. Prior to joining Centri,  she was the Compensation Manager at an alternative investment firm, where she was responsible for the oversight of the Total Rewards group. Prior to that, she was the Director of Human Resources for an Asset Management Company.

Melissa received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Human Resource Management from Shippensburg University. She is also a Certified Professional in Human Resources.

Andrew Jervis

Andrew Jervis

Corporate Controller

CPA

 

Andrew joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2021 as Corporate Controller. Andrew has over 10 years of audit, corporate finance and financial reporting experience for both public and private companies.

At Centri, Andrew oversees all corporate finance and accounting to ensure reliable and accurate financial data is provided on a timely basis.  He is responsible for budgeting and forecasting activities, the monthly financial reporting process, and all day-to-day accounting processes and administrative functions.

Before joining Centri, Andrew spent time as a Controller for a Real Estate Developer and Investor in Philadelphia. While managing the day-to-day accounting functions and monthly financial reporting, Andrew implemented new processes and procedures to enhance the HR, IT, Finance and Treasury functions of the business.

Andrew started his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young (EY) where he provided audit services to a wide range of clients within the asset management space for both public and private companies. He has also led the Financial Planning & Analysis activities of an asset management company with a focus on Multi Family REITs.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science degree in 2011 from Lehigh University as a double major in Accounting and Finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Real Estate License in the state of Pennsylvania.

Remy Agins

Remy Agins

Remy Agins

Talent Development Manager

 

Remy joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2018 as the Talent Development Manager. Remy has over three years of talent acquisition experience, specializing in the Accounting and Finance sector. Remy is responsible for managing the talent development processes at Centri, including talent acquisition and retention. She is essential to Talent Retention endeavors, including Centri’s Mentor Program, Post-Hire programs and Centri’s Internship Program. Remy is a key part of the Employer Branding, Candidate Experience and External Recruitment relationship management processes.

Prior to joining Centri, Remy was a Consultant in the Permanent Placement division at Beacon Hill Staffing Group, where she proactively worked to identify and recruit accounting and finance talent across the Philadelphia area for clients seeking to hire on a permanent basis.   

Before joining Beacon Hill, Remy started her staffing career at Solomon Edwards Group as a Sourcing Consultant where she learned the fundamental skills of recruiting and sourcing for Accounting and Finance talent. She then got promoted to a full-desk Accounting and Finance Recruiter in September 2015. 

Remy graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Higher Education and Communications and Minored in Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 

Brian Altman

Brian Altman

Brian Altman

Senior Valuation Analyst

 

Brian has over three years of public accounting and valuation experience. In March 2018, he joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC, and has conducted valuations for financial reporting purposes under ASC 820, ASC 805, ASC 350, ASC 360, ASC 718, and ASC 842. Brian is experienced in performing valuations for IRC 409A and estate and gift tax. Additionally, Brian has experience in 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, Brian was an Associate at Ernst & Young in the Greater D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Brian graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in May 2016. During his time studying Accounting at Penn State, Brian consistently received Dean’s List recognition from the Smeal College of Business.

Amber Armstrong

Amber Armstrong

Senior Associate

 

Amber joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 as a Senior Associate in the Risk Advisory Services Practice. She brings with her over 5 years of risk and control management experience specializing in the banking industry.

Prior to her time at Centri, Amber was an Associate at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where she was responsible for leading end-to-end Quality Assurance reviews on a variety of external reports, internal processes, and systems. Before her role in Quality Assurance, she worked in the Risk and Control Management space as a Control Manager where she was responsible for ensuring the internal control environment was appropriately mitigating risks in many capacities.

Amber received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and Finance from West Chester University. She is an active Alumni of Beta Alpha Psi, The International Honor Organization for Financial Information Students and Professionals, as well as a student mentor.

Fara Asif

Fara Asif

Senior Accountant

 

Fara joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 as a Senior Accountant. She has over 4 years of experience in public and private accounting with background in both external and internal audits. Fara has supported clients in several industries focusing primarily in apparel, manufacturing, retail, wholesale distribution, not for profit, financial and service.

Prior to joining Centri, Fara was a Senior Internal Auditor at IAC where she performed audits on internal controls and compliance in accordance with SOX. Prior to her time at IAC, Fara was a Senior Auditor at CBIZ MHM, LLC where she performed audit services for privately owned companies in various industries. She has extensive experience is conducting risk and control assessment of audited areas, ensuring compliance with generally accepted audit policies, applicable laws and regulations, reporting and corporate objectives.

Fara received a Bachelor of Science in both Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University in December 2015. She has completed all parts of the CPA exam and is waiting for the license.

Joseph Barile

Joseph Barile

Experienced Associate

CPA

 

Joe joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in July 2021 as an Experienced Associate. Joe has over two years of public accounting and audit experience and has assisted clients across several industries.

Prior to his time with Centri, Joe spent two years within KPMG’s audit practice in New York City. Joe was a member of KPMG’s Metro services group with a focus on private and non-for-profit companies within the Telecommunications, Media, and Technology sectors.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo in 2018. He then went on to earn his Master of Science in Accounting from SUNY Geneseo in 2019 while studying for the Certified Public Accounting exams. Joe has been a CPA in the state of New York since January 2021.

Erin Bartlett

Erin Bartlett

Human Resources Associate

 

Erin joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 as a Human Resources Associate. At Centri, she is responsible for assisting with several different Human Resource functions, including scheduling, benefits, payroll, onboarding new hires, and compliance. She also assists with talent acquisition by recruiting and interviewing interns for the internship programs at Centri.

Prior to joining the firm as an Associate, Erin was a Human Resources Intern. She assisted the team with various projects, including candidate sourcing and data management.

Erin received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Human Resource Management from Temple University in 2021.

Sean Burke

Sean Burke

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Sean joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in September 2020 as a Senior Accountant. Sean has three years of public accounting experience, serving primarily commercial, not-for-profit, and healthcare clients. He has extensive experience with technical accounting and financial reporting requirements under US GAAP, including implementing accounting standards ASC 606 – Revenue Recognition and ASC 842 – Leases, and related financial statement disclosures for a variety of clients.

Prior to joining Centri, Sean worked as a Senior Associate at Baker Tilly US, LLP, where he provided audit services to clients in several industries including manufacturing, software, and healthcare. He also worked on audits of employee benefit plans, not-for-profits, and universities.

Sean earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Accounting from Lehigh University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

Michael E. Cardello

Michael E. Cardello

Michael E. Cardello

Business Relationship Manager

MBA

 

Mike has more than 15 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 servicing current clients 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 several stabilizing product options to their client’s portfolio. Mike was frequently appointed to struggling territories to review their strengths and weaknesses. 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 obtained his  Master’s of Business Administration Degree at Holy Family University.

Evan Casas

Evan Casas

Manager

CPA

 

Evan joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in December 2020 as a Manager. He has over 8 years of public and private accounting experience. At Centri, he assists clients across various industries with financial reporting and technical accounting research.

Prior to his time with Centri, Evan was a Revenue Manager at Frontier Airlines, where he facilitated month/year-end closing procedures. He managed accounting areas related to revenue, such as Accounts Receivable and Air Traffic Liability. Evan was exposed to airline specific accounting items related to Frequent Flyer programs, Credit Shell Breakage, and Voucher Breakage.

Prior to Frontier Airlines, Evan began his career at RSM US LLP, where he conducted financial statement audits in accordance with US GAAP and GAAS standards, and eventually was promoted to Assurance Manager. He worked on several private and public engagements for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing/consumer products, construction, financial services, universities, and non-profit entities.

Evan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Illinois State University in 2010 and received a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Boston College in 2012. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Paula Pope

Paula Pope

Marketing Manager

 

Paula joined Centri Business Consulting in January 2017. She has over five years of Marketing and Communications experience. At Centri, Paula is the Marketing Manager and is responsible for coordinating marketing activities within the firm, including email marketing and social media campaigns, website management, conferences and events, and content creation. She analyzes marketing data, such as campaign results and traffic, to help shape future marketing strategies. Paula is also responsible for Centri’s brand vision and presence and creates various marketing collateral for the firm.

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 the second corporate office location which opened in 2014. Her many responsibilities included heavy calendaring, booking travel, coordinating annual meetings, creating & designing firm collateral, 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 successfully 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’s degree in Communication Studies from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ in 2012.

Joe Connors

Joe Connors

Experienced Associate

CPA

 

Joe joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in November 2020. He has over 3 years of public and private accounting experience and has assisted clients across several industries.

Prior to joining Centri, Joe was a Senior at Ernst & Young LLP where he worked on several public and private engagements for clients in a variety of industries, including Aviation, Energy, Technology, Industrials, Consumer Discretionary and Media. His experience included emerging growth, publicly traded companies, where he helped a variety of clients through the financial reporting process. During his time at EY, he helped take a client through the IPO process, worked on a carve out financial statement audit for a public filer, and successfully lead the first-year audit of a private client.

Joe received his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in 2016. He is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Christopher Conte

Christopher Conte

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Christopher joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2020 as a Senior Accountant. Christopher has over three years of public accounting experience, primarily serving in the manufacturing and distribution industry.

Prior to joining Centri, Christopher was an Audit Senior at Mazars USA LLP, in the Long Island Office. While at Mazars USA LLP, he performed financial statement audits for clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage, consumer products, and shipping. Christopher was responsible for preparing and reviewing client financial statements/footnote disclosures, testing high risk audit areas, and preparing and reviewing workpapers used to support the audit opinion. He also worked on limited scope audits of employee benefit plans.

Christopher earned his Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Long Island University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.

John Cooney

John Cooney

Manager

CPA

 

John has over three years of public accounting and consulting experience. In November 2018, John joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC and since then has assisted clients with SEC reporting, technical research and internal control engagements for clients across various industries.

Prior to joining Centri, John was an Assurance Services Senior at Ernst and Young, where he worked on many pubic in private clients in a variety of industries including software and technology, real estate, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and transportation. He has performed audit services both public and private clients, including internal control over financial reporting, along with employee benefit plans.

John received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, along with a minor in management information systems, from the University of Delaware in 2016. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Joseph Cooney

Joe Cooney

Joseph Cooney

Experienced Associate

 

Joseph joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2019. Since then, he has assisted clients with technical accounting research, primarily in the Digital Assets and Esports industries. Additionally, Joseph has worked on SOX compliance testing programs, financial reporting requirements, ASC 606 Revenue Recognition impact assessments, and contract review procedures.

Prior to joining Centri, Joseph was a financial assistant at Fire Sprinkler Service Inc. During his time at Fire Sprinkler Service Inc, he was responsible for accounts receivables, invoices, and reviewing various financial statements. Joseph graduated Stockton University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. He is actively pursuing his CPA license in the state of Pennsylvania.

Zach Cooper

Zach Cooper

Zach Cooper

Experienced Associate

 

Zach joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June of 2019 as a part of the Valuation team. Since joining Centri, he has assisted clients in multiple industries with enterprise valuations, sell-side engagements, ASC 805 purchase price allocations, and creating tailored financial forecasting models. Zach has gained experience in both statistical and non-statistical forecasting methods that can be implemented in enterprise valuation models.

Prior to joining Centri, Zach worked at the accounting firm R.S. Abrams & Co., LLP, assisting in the audits of school districts, not-for-profits, and state and local governments. Zach graduated from the University of Delaware in 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in both Finance and Accounting from the Alfred Lerner College of Business.

Anthony Duran

Anthony Duran

Associate

 

Anthony joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as Associate in September 2020 and assists clients in several different industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation and technical accounting research.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Anthony was an Accounting Intern with Centri in January 2020.  He assisted numerous clients with different projects including financial reporting and SOX compliance.

Anthony received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Accounting from Rowan University.  He is currently pursuing his CPA license.

Michael Fazzolari

Mike Fazzolari

Manager

MBA, FMVA, ABV

 

Mike joined Centri Business Consulting in February 2021 as a Valuation Manager. He has approximately 12 years of professional experience including valuation, investment banking, financial analysis, and project management, of which approximately 6 years are related to valuation in a public accounting setting. Mike has supported clients across several industries including automotive, biotechnology, financial services, infrastructure, and software-as-a-service. Mike specializes in portfolio valuation, purchase price allocation, and equity-based compensation valuation.

Prior to his time with Centri, Mike was a Manager at KPMG US LLP where he worked as a member of the Alternative Investment (AI) Valuation team and acted as a founding member of the Business Modeling Services (BMS) team. As a member of the AI team, Mike performed fair value analyses for private equity portfolio companies in addition to other hard-to-value alternative assets. As a member of the BMS team, Mike helped clients develop financial models for several purposes including strategic finance, financial reporting, corporate development, and cash flow planning. Mike also has prior valuation experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he performed a broad base of valuation analyses including goodwill impairment, portfolio valuation, purchase price valuation, and tax valuations. Mike began his career in investment banking where he served as a member of the General Industrials Group at Jefferies Financial Group.

Mike received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Susquehanna University in 2007 and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland in 2012. He maintains a certification in Financial Modeling and Valuation Analysis (FMVA) and is Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV).

Paul Flores

Paul Flores

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Paul joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC as Senior Accountant in January 2021. He has over 5 years of public accounting experience, primarily serving in the financial services industry. At Centri, he assists various clients with SEC financial reporting, ASC 606, and technical accounting research.

Prior to joining Centri, Paul was an Audit Manager at Crowe LLP in the Livingston New Jersey Office. While at Crowe, he performed financial statement and internal control audits for both large public filing companies and private companies. He mainly served banks and credit unions within the financial services industry.  He also supported clients with their financial requirements and periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including S-1, 8-K, 10-Q, and 10-K filings. He has extensive experience with accounting, financial reporting, SOX requirement under US GAPP, SEC rules and PCAOB standards. Furthermore, Paul has extensive technical knowledge in the accounting standards in areas such as ASC 326, ASC 840, and ASC 842.

Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in accountancy from The College of New Jersey. He is a Certified Public Accountant since 2016.

Nikki Frazier

Nikki Frazier

Business Development Manager

 

Nikki has more than eight years of relationship management and business development experience.  Nikki joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in December 2020 as a Business Relationship Manager.  At Centri, Nikki is responsible for managing the business development process while creating new client relationships for the firm.

Prior to joining Centri, Nikki’s background centered around identifying and cultivating new business opportunities, as well as developing strategies in new markets with a focus in the Accounting and Finance field.  Nikki spent five years within the staffing industry as a sales executive prospecting and targeting C-level executives to drive sales, build relationships and run a full sale process. She also spent three years within the HCM/Software space.  Most recently, she was responsible for driving sales of global enterprise accounts and contributing to the development of go-to-market strategies to maximize both client value and company revenue.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Government & Politics from Widener University in 2009.  She is Vice-Chair of the Young Friends Network at EducationWorks in Philadelphia that engages children and young people by providing an enriching environment that emphasizes learning, creativity, and civic involvement.

Anthony Fumo

Anthony Fumo

Anthony Fumo

Manager

CPA

 

Anthony is a Manager at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and has over 6 years of experience in public and private accounting and consulting services.  At Centri, he has assisted clients across various industries with documenting accounting treatment for complex transactions such as business combinations, issuances of complex debt and equity instruments, and stock-based compensation. Anthony also has extensive experience with accounting and financial reporting requirements under US GAAP, in addition to SOX 404 internal control compliance.

Prior to joining Centri, Anthony was a Senior Accountant at Toll Brothers, where he performed technical accounting documentation for various company transactions.  Anthony also spent three years serving in the Assurance practice for Ernst & Young.  While at Ernst & Young, he led both financial statement audits and integrated audits for large public companies filing with the SEC, and audits of privately held companies. His industry focus was primarily companies in the Financial Services, Biotech, Real Estate, and Medical Devices industries.

Anthony earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting from Saint Joseph’s University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

Patricia Gervato

Patricia Gervato

Patricia Gervato

Manager

 

Patricia has over 6 years of public accounting experience. Since joining Centri Business Consulting, LLC, Patricia has assisted clients with financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation, and technical accounting research. Patricia works with public issuers, as well as prior IPO and privately owned companies within the financial technology and digital asset space.

Prior to joining Centri, Patricia was a Senior Audit Associate at KPMG LLP where she worked on several public and private engagements for clients in asset management with a concentration in various fund structures. Prior to her time at KPMG, Patricia was an Audit Associate at CohnReznick LLP. While at CohnReznick, Patricia performed audit services for both public and privately owned companies in various industries including construction, manufacturing and distribution, pharmaceuticals, technology and employee benefit plans.

Patricia received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from The College of New Jersey in 2014 and is a member of TCNJ’s Business School alumni group; she is also actively pursuing her CPA license.

Grant Grieco

Grant Grieco

Experienced Associate

CPA

 

Grant is an Experienced Associate at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and is a part of the financial reporting practice. He has over two years of public accounting and audit experience. Grant supports clients across multiple industries such as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, technology, cannabis, and real estate and assists them with their financial reporting requirements, technical accounting research, and pre-audit support preparation.

Prior to his time with Centri, Grant was an experienced associate at PwC as a part of their US assurance practice. He worked on various public and private clients across the biotechnology, technology, and consumer products industries. His experience includes business process walkthroughs, the evaluation of the design and implementation of internal controls, recognition of revenue, and risk assessments.

Grant received a Bachelor’s in Business Administration degree in Accounting from James Madison University in 2017 and a Master’s of Science degree in Accounting from James Madison University in 2018. Grant is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA).

Anupam Goradia

Anupam Goradia

Senior Manager

CPA, CISA, CITP

 

Anupam joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2020 as a Senior Manager. Anupam has over twenty years of public accounting and consulting experience, serving both public and privately held companies and not for profits and government organizations with domestic and international operations. He has extensive experience with advisory services such as internal audit, Sarbanes Oxley 404 (a) compliance, consulting for process improvement and remediation and system audits including system implementation.  Anupam also has extensive experience with 404(b) audits under Sarbanes Oxley and System and Organization Controls (SOC) audits. Over the years, Anupam has assisted several clients in internal audit risk assessments, planning and reporting.

Prior to joining Centri, Anupam was a Senior Manager at Withum Smith+Brown serving in their risk advisory and SOC practice. While at Withum, he led 404 portions of integrated audits for large public companies filing with the SEC and assisted several SEC clients with 404 compliance. Anupam has performed projects for clients in many industries, particularly, real estate, construction, technology and pharmaceutical industries.

Anupam is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Anupam earned a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting and a Bachelor of Laws from Mumbai University, India. He is an Indian chartered accountant.

Anupam is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Anupam has been actively involved with IIA’s Central Jersey Chapter as a board member in various capacities over the past several years and is currently its Vice President of Programs. Anupam also writes and speaks on various risk related topics such as cyber security, ERM and his article was published in IIA’s flagship magazine ”The Internal Auditor”.

Connor Hartigan

Connor Hartigan

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Connor joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in August 2021.  He has over 7 years of public accounting experience. Connor specializes in assisting SPAC clients with documenting the accounting treatment of various transactions, including debt and equity analysis.  He also supports clients with their financial reporting requirements and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including S-1, 8K, 10-Q, and 10-K filings.

Prior to joining Centri, Connor was a Senior at Anchin, Block & Anchin, LLP, where he worked on private engagements in the consumer products, public relations, not-for-profit, and real estate industries.

Connor received a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Applied Accounting and Finance from Fordham University in 2013 and 2012.

Zachary Hill

Zach Hill

Zachary Hill

Senior Accountant

 

Zach has over six years of accounting and consulting experience. Since joining Centri Business Consulting, LLC in November 2019, he has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting, audit support, and technical accounting needs.

Prior to joining Centri, Zach was a Staff Accountant at Brixmor Property Group and Clairmont, Paciello & Co., P.C. During this time, Zach gained exposure to both public and private entity accounting practices, including corporate and property accounting, as well as assurance and tax compliance for individual and corporate entities.

Zach graduated from Bloomsburg University in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

Helen Jin

Helen Jin

Senior Accountant

 

Helen joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2021 as a Senior Accountant. She has over 4 years of public and private accounting and audit experience, primarily serving in the commercial and media & entertainment industry. At Centri, Helen assists various clients with technical accounting research & memos, SEC financial reporting, and preparation of financial statements for clients across various industries.

Prior to her time with Centri, Helen was an Assurance Senior at Ernst & Young LLP, where she worked on several private and public clients in their commercial audit practice, including biotechnology, shipping, media & entertainment, and global distribution industries. Helen’s experience in this role included auditing and reviewing SEC filings such as Form 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance testing, the implementation of ASC 606 and comfort letter audit procedures, designing audit procedures, as well as performing budgeting for audit engagement teams.

Helen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland College Park in 2016. She is actively pursuing her CPA license.

Lauren Kilson

Lauren Kilson

Learning and Development Coordinator

 

Lauren joined Centri Business Consulting in September 2018 as the Administrative Assistant.  She has more than four years of administrative, sales, and marketing knowledge at her disposal. She will be responsible for the preparation of engagement letters, proposals, and the organization of marketing materials. Also drafting the company’s press releases and newsletters along with maintaining Centri’s website and social media presence.

Prior to joining Centri, Lauren was the Administrative Assistant for Broadridge Financial Solutions in Mount Laurel, NJ. At Broadridge she was responsible for managing the daily office operations, including calendar management for multiple C-level Executives and developing presentations for both on and offsite meetings. She was the liaison between all impact departments to ensure proper communication and reporting practices.

Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ in 2011. She stayed at Fairleigh to continue her education, receiving her Master’s degree in 2012.

Erika Leard

Erika Leard

Talent Acquisition Manager

 

Erika joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in January 2021 as a Talent Acquisition Manager, focusing on the New York and Boston markets as part of Centri’s overall Talent Acquisition strategy. Erika has nearly seven years of Talent Acquisition experience, with over three years specializing in Accounting and Finance recruitment in NYC. At Centri, Erika is responsible for hiring talent across multiple markets, creating and overseeing strategic Talent Acquisition initiatives while focusing on Centri’s core values, candidate experience, and employer branding, all while supporting the firm’s continued expansion and retention efforts.

Prior to joining Centri, Erika was a Talent Acquisition Manager at IPG Mediabrands headquartered in NYC. Erika was responsible for recruitment across the Analytics, Client Finance, and Media Strategy functions for various Fortune 500 client teams across Mediabrands’ portfolio of global media agencies, including the Spotify, American Express and Johnson & Johnson accounts.

Erika’s previous experience includes a focus on the Accounting & Finance industry in NYC as a Consultant at Beacon Hill Staffing Group. She joined Russell Tobin in 2017 as a Senior Recruiter, where she partnered with San Francisco Bay Area clients ranging from startups to renowned technology firms such as Facebook and Uber to support RPO processes and staffing needs within HR and Recruitment teams.

Erika has led strategic initiatives to evaluate recruitment and interview processes and training, focusing on developing multi-faceted, innovative recruitment strategies and driving Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiatives in close partnership with leadership and business partners.

Erika graduated from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY in May 2014, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in finance and economics.

Ty Lyons

Ty Lyons

Manager

 

Ty is a Manager at Centri Business Consulting, LLC. He has over 5 years of public accounting and consulting experience. Since joining Centri in July 2021, Ty has supported clients in several industries focusing primarily in life sciences, technology and software. Ty specializes in supporting clients with documenting the accounting treatment of various transactions, including complex debt and equity analysis, acquisition accounting process integration and due diligence. He also supports clients with their financial reporting requirements and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including S-1, 8-K, Proxy, 10-Q, 10-K and Form 10 filings.

In addition, Ty assists clients on 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”).

Prior to his time with Centri, Ty was a Senior at EisnerAmper LLP, where he worked on several private and public engagements for clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences, technology, real estate, sports entertainment, and software. 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.

Ty received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from Rutgers University – Camden in 2016.

Katherine McShane

Katherine McShane

Senior Manager

CPA

 

Katie is a Senior Manager at Centri Business Consulting, LLC and a leader in the firm’s SEC Financial Reporting Practice.  She joined Centri in February 2018 and since then has assisted clients across several industries, including digital currency, financial services, healthcare, private equity, cannabis, and telecommunications. She specializes in advising clients on the accounting treatment of various transactions including complex debt and equity transactions, business combinations and acquisition accounting, and lease accounting. Katie has also participated in IPO and M&A transactions in which she provides assistance with the preparation of pre-audit support, technical accounting research and position papers, and financial statements.

Prior to joining Centri, Katie was an Audit Supervisor at Tait Weller, where she worked on several engagements for clients in a variety of industries, including international relief, refugee assistance, higher education, foundations and mental health assistance. She specialized in non-profit audits and has experience with mutual funds, partnerships and employee benefit plans. Prior to working at Tait Weller, Katie was a Staff Accountant at Henkels & McCoy. During her time at Henkels & McCoy, Katie reconciled bank accounts, prepared weekly and month-end journal entries, and assisted in preparing quarterly and annual financial statements. Katie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from West Virginia University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania and a member of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael Moscarelli

Michael Moscarelli

Valuation Analyst

 

Mike joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2021 as a Valuation Analyst. In this role, Mike assists in the valuation of intangible assets and business entities, as well as purchase price allocations and financial instrument valuations. Mike also performs industry research and analysis.

Prior to joining Centri, Mike worked as an intern in the Valuation practice, where he worked on business valuations and cryptocurrency valuations.

Mike holds a Master of Science in Finance degree from the Villanova School of Business, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts from Temple University. He also holds the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification from the Corporate Finance Institute.

Alyssa Mosco

Alyssa Mosco

Senior Accountant

 

Alyssa joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2018 and works with clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation, technical accounting research and testing of SOX compliance programs.

Alyssa received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in Supply Chain Management from Temple University Fox School of Business. She is currently pursuing her CPA license.

Sanda Mudrinic

Sanda Mudrinic

Corporate Account Manager

 

Sanda joined Centri Business Consulting in August 2018. She is responsible for preparing the firm’s monthly financial reporting, the month-end close package, procedural improvement and invoicing.

Prior to Centri, she has worked as a corporate accountant in the Radio Broadcasting industry at Entercom Communications as a Corporate Accountant and a Language Training industry at Berlitz Languages as a North America Staff Accountant. She brings 12 years of corporate accounting experience which includes month-end close processes, forecasting and budgeting, balance sheet reconciliations, accounts payables and accounts receivables, profit and loss analysis, report consolidations, financial reporting, and best practice procedures collaborations.

Sanda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Rider University and a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Temple University.

Sean Narrigan

Sean Narrigan

Sean Narrigan

Experienced Associate

 

Sean joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2019 and has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation, technical accounting research, internal control engagements, and operational systems accounting.

Sean received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting and a minor in Finance from West Chester University. He is currently pursuing his CPA license.

Sunny Patel

Sunny Patel

Senior Manager

CPA

 

Sunny joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 as a Senior Manager in the Outsourced Accounting Practice and brings over 10 years of public and private accounting experience.

Prior to joining Centri, Sunny spent 9 years at SmithBucklin Corporation, an association management and services company located in Chicago, IL and Washington, DC. Most recently, he served as Senior Manager of Financial Management and Accounting Services in the Washington, DC office. During his time, Sunny led the DC team in overseeing the day-to-day accounting and financial management activities, including financial statement preparation, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow modeling, finance committee meetings, board calls, audit/tax return prep, investment management, and strategic financial oversight. Sunny served more than 30 non-profit organizations (501c3, 501c6, and 501c19’s) as their Director of Finance/CFO.

Prior to his time at SmithBucklin Corporation, Sunny served as a financial professional for Route 66 Ventures, LLC, where he assisted in the month-end financial close process and managed the accounts payable function for three separate entities.

Sunny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL and a Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Florida.

Julian Perez

Julian Perez

Senior Accountant

 

Julian joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in November 2018. He has four years of combined public accounting and consulting experience, as well as over three years of private accounting experience. At Centri, he is assisting clients within various industries with SEC financial reporting, ASC 606, ASC 842, technical research and internal control engagements.

Prior to Centri, Julian was an Associate at KPMG, LLP, where he worked in the management consulting practice and primarily focused on pharmaceutical industry. Earlier in his career, he also spent some time with Ernst & Young as an Assurance Staff, serving the South Florida area. While at Ernst & Young, Julian worked on a variety of audit engagements dealing with both public and private clients in industries including financial services, telecommunications, retail and healthcare.

Julian graduated from the University of Miami with a Master of Accounting degree. He also has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Finance from Florida International University, and is actively pursuing his CPA.

Megha Rathi

Megha Rathi

Experienced Associate

 

Megha Rathi joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in June 2021 as an Experienced Associate.

Prior to joining Centri, Megha was an Experienced Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the audit practice, primarily serving clients in the technology, media, and telecommunications industry. Megha has experience assisting clients with SEC filings, including reviewing 10-Qs, earnings releases, debt issuances, audited 10-Ks, and tested high-risk audit areas. Megha also has experience with understanding and documenting internal controls relevant to the financial reporting process.

Megha graduated honors from The College of New Jersey in 2019, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and minor in Management.

Eric Reale

Eric Reale

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Eric joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2020 as a Senior Accountant. Eric has over five years of experience in public accounting, consulting services, and working within private firms. His experience spans across financial accounting, risk analysis, internal audit, forensic accounting, and litigation support, with a focus on professional services, education institutions and the construction industry.

Prior to joining Centri, Eric was a Senior Accountant at Kirschbaum Consulting, a business and litigation consulting firm in the Washington DC area. At Kirschbaum, Eric provided financial and accounting insight to legal counsel in the development and evaluation of claims on domestic and international engineering projects.

Before Kirschbaum, Eric joined Quad Learning, a startup educational services company in Washington DC as the Senior Accountant. There, he performed the full accounting function in compliance with US GAAP, the month-end close, and the preparation of the financial statements.

Eric also spent nearly two years as an internal auditor for Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, located in Tysons Corner, VA. At Baker Tilly, Eric specialized in enterprise risk analysis, construction fraud audits, and contract review and compliance.

Eric earned a Bachelor of Science and Master’s in Accounting from Penn State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bruce Reiprich

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Bruce Reiprich

Senior Manager

CPA

 

Bruce has over 15 years of public accounting, consulting and private industry. He has 15 years of public accounting and private industry. Bruce has worked with both public and private companies primarily in financial service industries.  In addition to SEC and financial reporting experience, Bruce has experience in technical accounting, internal controls over financial reporting and financial system implementations.

Prior to joining Centri, Bruce’s professional experience included 10 years in public accounting at PwC.  The range of his client service offerings included multiple integrated audits, support for SEC registrations and ongoing filers and analysis and guidance in the implementation and application of various technical accounting standards.

Bruce’s private industry experience includes 4 years as a controller for a private asset management firm.  In this role, Bruce supported the launch of registered products with the SEC and implemented an ERP system.

Bruce is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Bruce earned a MBA in Accounting and Finance from Fairfield University in 2004 and a BS in Accounting from Fairfield in 2003.

Liam Ridings

Liam Ridings

Liam Ridings

Associate

 

Liam joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in January 2020 as an Associate. Since joining Centri, he has assisted clients in several different industries with their financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation and technical accounting research.

Prior to joining the firm as an Associate, Liam was an Intern with Centri from 2018 to 2020 and assisted various clients with financial reporting, SOX compliance, and technical accounting research. He also assisted the firm with various business development and intern-oriented projects.

Liam received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in Accounting from Temple University in 2019. Liam is a Temple University ambassador for Centri’s College Ambassador Program and is a member of Centri’s Wellness Committee. He is actively pursuing his CPA license.

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Jamie has over three years of public accounting and consulting experience. She joined Centri Business Consulting in November 2018 and since then has assisted clients with SEC reporting, technical research, month end close and internal control engagements for clients across various industries.

Prior to her time with Centri, Jamie was a Senior Associate at BDG-CPA’s where she provided audit and tax services for clients. Jamie worked with public and private clients in various industries including retail, manufacturing, and financial services. She also worked on audits of employee benefit plans and not-for profits.

Jamie received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Villanova University in 2015 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Robert Roth

Robert Roth

Manager

CPA

 

Robert joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in September 2020 as a Manager in the Outsourced Accounting Practice. He has over five years of public accounting experience, specializing in commercial, residential, and developmental real estate.

Prior to joining Centri, Robert was a Supervisor at a public accounting firm in New York City, Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, where he worked specifically in the real estate group. His experience includes a focus on a wide range of assurance services and financial statement reporting. In addition, he maintained a strong foundation in partnership, corporation, and individual tax compliance.

Robert received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Delaware in 2014. He is a CPA and is a member of the American and New York State Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Justin Rush

Justin Rush

Manager

CPA

 

Justin joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in February 2021 as a Manager. He has over 8 years of public and private accounting experience specializing in financial reporting requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) compliance, internal audit, and technical accounting research across several industries including financial services, insurance, sports and entertainment, and public utilities.

Prior to his time with Centri, he worked at UGI Corporation as a Senior Technical Accountant, where he performed technical accounting research, SEC reporting, and provided administrative oversight of global SOX policies. Justin also spent three years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as a Senior Associate in their assurance practice, where he worked on several public audit engagements across various specialties including Insurance & Banking, Asset Management, and broker-dealers. Prior to his time at PwC, he was an Audit Associate at EisnerAmper LLP, performing audit services in their financial services and not-for-profit practices.

Justin received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in accounting from Temple University and is an MBA Candidate at Villanova University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Pennsylvania.

Kara Saldsman

Kara Goldenhorn

Kara Saldsman

Operations Manager

 

Kara joined Centri Business Consulting in September 2018. As the Operations Manager, she plays a critical role in both the day to day and strategic operations of the firm. Kara focuses on the firm’s metrics and growth objectives, which includes oversight of the scheduling process and determining proper staffing levels for engagements in order to ensure that the best quality service and end-product is provided to our clients.

Prior to joining Centri, Kara was a Program Director for The Julian Krinsky Group in King of Prussia, PA. During her time there, she oversaw and managed the development of their educational summer programs at Yale University. Her many responsibilities consisted of creating proposals, scheduling and calendar management, budgeting, running the program, and being the main point of contact for clients, partner companies, and team members.

Kara received her degree in Mathematics Education from Widener University.

Jamie Shechtman

Jamie Shechtman

Manager

CPA

 

Jamie joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2021 as a Manager. She has over 5 years of progressive accounting experience, including a mix of public accounting and industry experience. Jamie specializes in supporting clients with performing technical accounting research and documenting accounting treatment for complex transactions, as well as support their financial reporting requirements and preparation of periodic filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including 8-K, Proxy, 10-Q, and 10-K filings.

Prior to joining Centri, Jamie was the Manager of Technical Accounting at Clarivate Analytics, Plc where she was responsible for maintaining accounting policies and determining accounting treatment for stock-based compensation, restructuring activities, business combinations, revenue recognition in accordance with ASC 606, and leases in accordance with ASC 842. Prior to this role, she was a Manager in the BDO USA, LLP external audit practice, serving middle-market clients backed by private equity, along with clients in the non-profit, construction, and manufacturing industries.

Jamie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting with a minor in International Business from Penn State in 2015. She serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for two Philadelphia non-profit organizations – First Person Arts and Food Moxie. She is also a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kieran Sullivan

Kieran Sullivan

Senior Accountant

 

Kieran joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in March 2021 as a Senior Accountant. He has over six years of public accounting and audit experience. Kieran has supported clients in various industries including manufacturing, distribution, technology and financial services.

Prior to his time with Centri, Kieran was a Senior Accountant at UHY where he worked in the attest practice primarily focusing on manufacturing, distributing, financial services, and tech industries. His experience included risk assessment, preparation and review of financial statements, and evaluation of compliance with U.S. GAAP and other regulatory requirements. Kieran worked on various transactional services engagements including buy-side and sell-side due diligence. Earlier in his career, he also spent time at Grassi & Co. as an assurance staff primarily working on audit engagements for financial services companies.

Kieran graduated from Siena College with a Master of Accounting Degree and is actively pursuing his CPA.

Matthew Szajdecki

Matthew Szajdecki

Manager

CPA

 

Matt joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in April 2020 and has 8 years of experience in public and private accounting and consulting services. At Centri, he assists clients across various industries with SEC financial reporting and technical accounting research.

Prior to joining Centri, Matt was a manager at CFGI, LLC for three years where he completed a variety of projects for clients in industries ranging from airlines to private equity to technology, among others. Matt performed accounting system implementations, technical accounting research, finance department optimization and automation, buy-side due diligence procedures, and financial reporting processes.

Prior to CFGI, Matt was an AVP in Equity Derivatives at Citigroup. While there, he was responsible for executing the critical reporting functions, including legal entity, financial and regulatory reporting, specifically for GAAP accounting requirements. This involved providing financial oversight of the profit & loss and balance sheet to ensure accurate financial reporting to the business, senior management, and regulators.

Matt began his career at EY, where he conducted financial statement audits in accordance with US GAAP and GAAS standards, primarily in the media and entertainment industry. He assisted in evaluating clients’ internal controls, specifically documenting key control processes. Matt also performed procedures to help ensure the successful filing of the Form S-1 for his client, the largest Spanish language network in the US.

Matt graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Accountancy focused in Financial Accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.

Mariem Talavera

Mariem Talavera

Senior Manager

CPA

 

Mariem is a Senior Manager at Centri Business Consulting, with over 30 years of public accounting, consulting, and private industry experience. Over the course of her public accounting career, Mariem has supported clients in several industries focusing primarily in manufacturing, technology, software, professional services, and healthcare. Mariem specializes in documenting the accounting treatment  of various transactions, including revenue recognition, leasing, share-based compensation, and business combinations.  She has also served as a dedicated resource to clients with needs in the areas of process improvement and documentation, audit readiness, and financial reporting. Her experience in both public accounting and private industry also includes preparation of periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) including S-1, 8-K, Proxy, 10-Q, 10-K and Form 10 filings.

Prior to her time with Centri, Mariem was a Manager of Accounting Advisory Services at CBIZ where she was the local “office champion” for assisting clients in the adoption of ASC 606 and ASC 842.  This role entailed educating staff and clients on recent FASB developments, developing an office-wide adoption plans and client project plans, monitoring engagement economics, developing and facilitating tools used in the assessments, and performing the analysis and documenting conclusions.

Prior to her consulting career at CBIZ, Mariem transitioned from various controller positions in private industry to auditing in regional and national public accounting firms.

Mariem received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida in 1989 and received her CPA designation in the State of Florida in 2003.  She is an active  member of the Florida Institute of CPAs, chairing and or participating in various committees, including the Women’s Leadership Committee, the CFO and Controller Conference Committee, and the University of South Florida Conference Committee. She is also member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Steve Topley

Steve Topley

Manager

CPA

 

Steve joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in December 2020. Steve has two years of public accounting experience serving mainly private clients. Additionally, Steve has two years of industry experience serving a Fortune 500 public company.

Prior to joining Centri, Steve was a Financial Reporting Analyst at AmerisourceBergen, where he assisted in the preparation of the company’s SEC filings. He also served as a project team member for the company’s implementation of the new lease accounting standard, ASC 842. Prior to his time with AmerisourceBergen, Steve spent two years in the Assurance practice for Ernst & Young serving private companies in the manufacturing and technology sectors.

Steve received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Penn State University in 2016. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.

Taylor Urian

Taylor Urian

Experienced Associate

 

Taylor joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in March 2021 as an Experienced Associate. Taylor has over two years of public accounting and audit experience.

Prior to her time with Centri, Taylor was an Experienced Associate with Baker Tilly, US within their Assurance practice, performing external financial statement audits. Taylor was a member of their Financial Services group and worked on several different public and private clients, including clients in asset management, banking, commercial, and insurance industries. She also assisted with NAIC Regulatory Risk-Based Examinations, IT Regulatory Compliance, IT MAR audits, and internal audits.

Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 2017 and a Master’s degree in Accounting in 2018 from The Pennsylvania State University. Taylor is actively pursuing her CISA license.

Brian Uzelac

Brian Uzelac

Valuation Analyst

 

Brian joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in September 2020 as part of the Valuation team. As an analyst, Brian assists with the preparation of valuations of business entities and intangible assets, purchase price allocations, and financial analysis and research. In addition, he assists in analyzing competitive industry dynamics and financial conditions of peer companies.

Prior to joining Centri, Brian worked at Vanguard where he handled client financial requests. He led a problem-solving group focused on fixing inefficiencies found in business operations.

Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the Alfred Lerner College of Business at the University of Delaware in 2019.

Andrew Weiskopf

Andrew Weiskopf

Senior Accountant

 

Andrew joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in May 2021 as a Senior Accountant.  He has 5 years of experience in both public accounting and private industry. Since joining Centri, Andrew has assisted clients with financial reporting requirements, pre-audit support preparation, and technical accounting research.

Prior to joining Centri, Andrew was a Corporate Accountant at Seritage Growth Properties where he mainly focused on the Company’s joint ventures and SEC reporting requirements.  Prior to his time at Seritage, Andrew was an Audit Senior Associate at KPMG, LLP. While at KPMG, Andrew performed audit services for both public and privately owned companies in various industries including real estate/construction, insurance and employee benefit plans.

Andrew received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from The New York Institute of Technology in 2011 and a Master’s degree in Accounting from The State University of New York College at Old Westbury in 2016.  Andrew is currently pursuing his CPA license.

Matthew White

Matthew White

Senior Accountant

CPA

 

Matt joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in January 2021. He has over 6 years of public accounting and audit experience. Since beginning public accounting in March 2014, Matt has supported clients in several industries focusing primarily in real estate, non-profit, and financial services.

Prior to his time with Centri, Matt was a Senior Associate at KPMG where he worked on several private and public engagements for clients, primarily in financial services. His experience included risk assessment, business process walkthroughs, evaluation of the design and implementation of controls, investment valuation, and evaluation of compliance with U.S. GAAP and regulatory requirements.

Matt received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Providence College in 2009 and a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting from Baruch College in 2016 . He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Nathan Zipkin

Nathan Zipkin

Nathan Zipkin

Manager

CPA

 

Nate joined Centri Business Consulting, LLC in July 2018 and has assisted clients across several industries with their financial reporting and technical accounting research needs, as well as documentation of various transactions including complex debt and equity analysis and business combinations. In addition to accounting for complex transactions and IPO readiness, Nate has assisted clients of various sizes and across multiple industries with pre-audit support preparation and the implementation of emerging standards, such as ASC 606 and ASC 842. He also prepares periodic filings with the SEC including S-4, 10-Q and 10-K filings.

Prior to his time with Centri, Nate was an Associate at KPMG, LLP, where he worked in the audit practice. Nate worked on several different financial services clients, including clients in the real estate, insurance and investment management industries. He also worked on audits of universities and not-for-profits.

Nate received a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s degree in Accounting from the Pennsylvania State University in May 2016. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.